Max Corney, Communications Consultant in the second largest police force in the UK, will make a presentation at the IT Leader Forum 2009

23 September 2009

Max Corney managed implementation of a crime monitoring and prevention system at West Midlands Police. This system not only helped to reduce crime rate in West Midlands County, but also changed the operations of UK police forces. During the presentation, Mr. Corney will pay special attention to IT infrastructure development in the period of IT budget reduction.

In 1959-1968 Mr. Corney served in the Royal Air Force in the ground communications area, working on high powered radio and airfield radio systems. He joined the Home Office Directorate of Telecommunications in 1968. In 1972 Mr. Corney joined British Gas East Midlands as a Radio Engineer in the Communications and Instrumentation Department. From 1991 to 1994 Mr. Corney worked in British Gas Headquarters where he was the Technical Manager for the implementation of a national Frame Relay network.

In 1995 Mr. Corney joined West Midlands Police as the Communications Manager. He was the Deputy Head of Department until 2008 responsible for the design and support of the telephony, data networks and the radio systems. Mr. Corney also managed the West Midlands implementation of the then new TETRA AIRWAVE radio system. Later he supervised the system usage by all UK police forces. Since 2008 Mr. Corney has been working as Consultant at West Midlands Police on the renewal of support contracts and as Chair of the Telecommunication Sub Group on the West Midlands Local Resilience Forum.

See detailed information about the IT Leader Forum 2009.

Event agenda is available at the Forum Agenda page.

The IT Leader Forum is organized by the Russian Managers Association, Itogi, CIO and Intelligent Enterprise Magazines, and CROC incorporated.

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About West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police is the second largest police force in the UK, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.6 million. The region sits at the very heart of the UK and covers the three major centers of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. The force deals with more than 2,000 emergency calls for help every day. The force establishment consists of 8,800 officers, 4400 police staff and 600 Police Community Support Officers. The Information and Communications Technology Department provides services to 200 sites within the West Midlands.


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