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Wynyard Group Forms Alliance with UCL

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Wynyard Group Forms Alliance with UCL (University College London) Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science


Partnership will boost scientific approach to tackling crime

AUCKLAND, 2 July 2013 – Wynyard Group, the specialists in intelligence-led software and solutions for protecting companies and countries from threat, crime and corruption, has entered into a partnership with the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science (JDI) at UCL.

JDI is the first Institute in the world devoted to pursuing new scientific approaches to tackling crime, in part through partnerships with academia, industry, commerce and government organisations. Wynyard Group is the first company outside of the UK to work with the Institute to help it research and develop solutions in common areas of interest including predictive analytics in the field of crime science.

JDI Director, Professor Richard Wortley, says that the partnership with Wynyard is part of a multi-disciplinary initiative that aims to contribute significantly to finding new ways to cut crime and increase security.

“We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate with an organisation that has a successful track record of working closely with industry to develop and commercialise software solutions that help solve problems growing in complexity.

“The synergies we share in the approach to solving global crime that continues to grow in complexity, scale and impact are apparent and we are delighted to have the support and expertise of Wynyard and look forward to an active, long-term relationship with them,” says Professor Wortley.

As part of its commitment to JDI, Wynyard will use its deep expertise in crime science research, software development and product commercialisation to help commercialise JDI research in alignment with Wynyard’s key markets of government, financial services and critical infrastructure.

Wynyard will also facilitate internships and post-doctoral employment at Wynyard for JDI students and mentoring to PhD students and will provide access to its software for the purpose of joint research and development.

Wynyard’s crime science research, software development and product commercialisation capability brings together world leading experts, analytics specialists and advanced technology teams to solve growing operational problems for government and commercial enterprises alike.

Managing director of Wynyard Group, Craig Richardson, says supporting JDI and its research is a natural fit for the organisation.

“Our two organisations complement each other’s strengths. Through this relationship we will advance crime science research to help address emerging global security challenges.

“Joining forces with JDI will also help give Wynyard access to and active participation in driving the latest innovations and PhD level research in the field of Crime Science,” says Richardson.

Wynyard expects to be able to build the crime science expertise available through UCL into a range of new capabilities for policing and wider law enforcement - including predictive analytics that have application for real-time intelligence, command-support and investigations management.

Richardson says that Wynyard has invested heavily in not only its technology but also in building its global network of industry advisors, renowned as experts in threat assessment, risk management, criminal intelligence and anti-corruption.

“Wynyard’s high calibre advisors provide Wynyard access to market networks, operational strategy and product development guidance based on their deep domain experience and knowledge.

“We are committed to collaborating to fight global challenges and partnerships like this show that Wynyard’s expertise is valuable to not only our clients, but to the world’s best-known crime science and security academic institute,” says Richardson.

The partnership will be a true collaboration with active participation from both parties and further positions Wynyard at the forefront of the global technology fight to combat growing crime, corruption and threat.

ENDS

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