Alison Brooks, Ph.D.
Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety
As Research Director Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety, Dr. Alison Brooks specializes in public safety related research for the global Smart Cities Strategies program at IDC. Ms. Brooks has held a number of positions with IDC over the past 10 years, previously working as IDC Canada’s Director of public sector research. Dr. Brooks’ research will focus on the digital transformation of public safety within Smart Cities. Research will explore digital evidence management, intelligence-led policing, Real-time Crime Centers, advanced analytics and visualization, and mobile crime-fighting solutions.
Ms. Brooks has spent the past 10 years with IDC carving a niche specialization in the role of IT in public safety focusing on digital evidence management in the cloud, Next-Generation 9-1-1, law enforcement information management and tri-service interoperability. Prior to joining IDC Government Insights, Ms. Brooks worked with the province of Ontario's Ministry of Government Services, advancing two of the government's I&IT initiatives. Previous to that, while consulting for Capgemini, she collaborated with a major Canadian bank on the design of a customer-focused information technology strategy, including a CRM implementation and has had experience implementing ERP for a leading, global biotechnology company.
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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Government 2017 Predictions
Jan Alexa, Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Massimiliano Claps, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Yayoi Hirose, Shawn McCarthy, Adelaide O'Brien, Gerald Wang, Alan Webber
Nov 2016 - Doc # US40667416 IDC FutureScape
Governments are confronted with a complex context driving them to come up with new policies, service delivery models, and operational excellence practices. Digital transformation will be the force underpinning the ability to seize the op ...purchase document
IBM i2 Conference: Insights on Cloud and Cognitive for Public Safety
Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Nov 2016 - Doc # US41886316 Update
This IDC update provides insights from the IBM i2 conference held in Washington, D.C., August 30–31, 2016. IBM showcased a number of new and innovative technology applications in law enforcement; this update focuses on two sessions that ...purchase document