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Workshop - Saving Lives with Images

Date: 13 October 2020
Time: 12pm Sydney

Locations: Online
Cost: Free, donations welcome

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A family photo. A snapshot. An image depicting a terrible crime. Images can be powerful tools for good and bad. See how images are being used to save lives, reunite missing children with families and make the world a safer place. Combining photos of family members to age progress a toddler into a teenager. Using a clue in a blurry image to locate a child in harms way or locate a victim of trafficking. Adobe engineer John Penn will talk about some of the work being done around the world to rescue children and the career path from Photoshop engineer to working with law enforcement around the world.
John Penn II, Senior Solutions Architect for Law Enforcement Technologies at Adobe Systems Incorporated in San Jose, California, has spent nearly four decades writing software. He has been at Adobe for over 20 years with half that time being spent as a Sr. Computer Scientist on Photoshop. After attending the first Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Conference, John was so profoundly affected by what he heard that he moved into what has become the most challenging, rewarding chapter of his career: Victim Identification and Digital Media Analysis for law enforcement. Focusing on the role software can play in the prevention and investigation of internet crimes against children as well as crimes involving digital media, John has helped develop advanced victim identification tools and techniques and train police officers and federal agents on their implementation. His overarching mission now is to foster better communication between law enforcement and the software industry, and promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by both. He continues to develop new technologies, techniques and training to help law enforcement with high tech challenges.


Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session, we will send you an email with a hyperlink to join  
  2. The session will start exactly on time.  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the recording on the screen  
  4. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer settings.  


October 13th, 2020 from 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM
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Sydney, NSW
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