Workshop on Technology-Driven Policing
We are delighted to share with you some details of a highly engaging and fruitful workshop on technology-driven policing called the “Technopol AP 2018,” that was conducted during 8th – 10th of May, 2017 in Vijayawada by Andhra Pradesh Police Department (APPD) and Microsoft, and facilitated by MSRCOSMOS.
Representatives of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh included Mr. Nanduri Sambasiva Rao (DGP, AP), Mrs. A.R. Anuradha (Principal Secretary, Home Department, Govt. of AP), and Dr. Gandhi PC Kaza (Advisor to the Govt. of AP) along with the Superintendents of Police (SP) and Inspector Generals (IG) of the state, as well as key personnel from the department’s IT team while Mr. Arthur Ball (Head, APAC Region from Singapore ) and Mr. Mahesh Punyamurthula (Chief Technology Strategist for Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Safety, National Security & Defense Team, United States) along with Mr. Aaron Yue, Architect (Singapore ) represented Microsoft, MSRCOSMOS was represented by Mrs. Devi Kondapi (CEO), Mr. Sivagopal Modadugula (CSO), Mr. Raghavendra Prabhu (Global Head -Sales & Solutions), Ms. Levin Key (Director Sales, North America) and Mr. Pradeep Kumar (Director Sales, APAC Region).
The undercurrent of the 3-day workshop was how the APPD, Microsoft, and MSRCOSMOS working together can bring about technologies and best practices to enhance policing capabilities of the Andhra Pradesh Police Department, based on the foundation of industry’s best cybersecurity standards and practices. Another important objective was to create an atmosphere that would enhance the sense of security of the citizens of the state of Andhra Pradesh by providing technologies that engage the ones that the APPD protects, including vulnerable sections of the population.
The AP Police put forth its case to drive home the significance of these smart-policing initiatives and, Microsoft and MSRCOSMOS provided a sneak-peek into the various possible advanced technology solutions that will help the APP and the state government achieve the objectives set from Technopol.
It was quite an interactive workshop with active participation from all the stake-holders involved. Concluding the much successful workshop was a felicitation ceremony that was held to honor various key people of this initiative who have helped in taking forward the endeavour of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and its Police Department.
Here are some photos of the event:
Mr. Gandhi (Advisor to the Govt. of AP) delivering the inaugural speech.
Mrs. Devi Kondapi (CEO, MSRCOSMOS) delivering a session on Advanced Analytics in Smart-Policing.
Mrs. Devi Kondapi(CEO, MSRCOSMOS), Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao (DGP, AP) and Mr. Gandhi (Advisor to the Govt. of A.P) at the workshop.
Discussions between Microsoft, MSRCOSMOS, and AP Police – presided by Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao, DGP, AP(Centre)
Mr. E. Damodar (IGP, Technical Services, AP Police) felicitating MSRCOSMOS team principals, Mr. Sivagopal & Mrs. Devi.
Mr. Bhaskar Bhusan,IPS (SP West Godavari Dist.) felicitating Mr. Raghavendra Prabhu
Mr. Navin Gulati, IPS (Deputy Commissioner of Police, L&O, Visakhapatnam) felicitating Mr. Pradeep Kumar