The 2019 Public Safety Summit:

Sustaining Transformation

When & Where

April 12-14, 2019

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

About the Summit

Around the globe, progressive public safety leaders are moving the needle on innovation – they’re designing new policing services, building new digital operating models, and fostering new organizational cultures. Yet amidst all the innovation and change one element is imperative: Solid results require leaders to sustain transformation.

Yet sustaining transformation is easier said than done. Starting an innovation and change initiative is one thing. Moving the initiative sustainably over the finish line is another. Sustaining transformation requires aligning stakeholder vision, scaling new ways of working, and moving people to a new future. What sets apart transformative leaders is their ability to deftly pull all the pieces together and deliver results.

To help public safety leaders meet the challenge of sustaining transformation, Leadership for a Networked World and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, in collaboration with Mark43, are convening The 2019 Public Safety Summit: Sustaining Transformation to be held April 12 – 14 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

At the Summit, participants will learn about and share best practices on leading and sustaining transformation within a rapidly changing environment as well as pacing the the level of change effectively. In particular, the Summit will help leaders grappling with tough questions, from vantage points including

  • Leadership: How can public safety leaders establish a sense of urgency, cultivate relationships across an ecosystem of partners, and navigate the political environment to sustain top initiatives?
  • Human Capital: How can public safety leaders empower people and teams to accelerate innovation initiatives, operate effectively in the midst of great change, and sustain transformation efforts?
  • Strategy: What changes to organizational design – including structures, systems, processes, and overall operations – will enable uptake of innovation as well as help institutionalize positive innovations?
  • Technology: How can we leverage digital innovations – such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, network-enabled platforms, and robust data and analytics – in order to accelerate innovation and transformation?

This fifth annual Summit will bring together innovative and progressive public safety and justice leaders along with leading academics and industry experts to learn and share ideas on how police chiefs, sheriffs, commissioners and other officials can not only start, but also sustain transformational initiatives. Accesorios para el running


In Collaboration with

Mark43’s mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. The Mark43 platform unites a set of software tools securely in the cloud, already delivering 80% efficiency gains in reporting to officers on the street. With a vision to reinvent the lifecycle of public safety data, we continue to build new and unique products. Mark43 is based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., and has been recognized as the new leader in law enforcement tech by Forbes, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, and CNN. Learn more about us at

Hosted by

Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.

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