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 November 3, 2022

ICPA Florida 2022: Core Systems Showcases Pathway

3-min read The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) held their flagship annual conference in Orlando, Florida this October. There were a range of speakers and presentations across the six-day event. The event provides stakeholders with opportunities to engage in important discourse. Discussions with participants started at the reception desk on Sunday. It finished when […]

 October 19, 2022

Digital Transformation: Our Role in a Changing World

Patricia O’Hagan, CEO of Core Systems was recently interviewed by Justice Trends discussing digital transformation within correctional facilities since the pandemic hit and changed our world. Can digital transformation be a catalyst for operational transformation?­­­­­ The challenges presented by the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns over the past couple of years have exposed the fragility […]

 September 1, 2022

Justice System Innovator wins Outstanding Woman in Tech

“I have the best job in the world. I get to have ideas about things that can change the world and through Core Systems, we work together to make them happen.” Patricia O’Hagan, CEO of Core Systems NI – 2022 Patricia O’Hagan, CEO of Core Systems NI, Justice System Innovator, won the Outstanding Woman in […]

 August 9, 2022

Innovation in Young People: How To Empower

Young Enterprise is an enterprise education charity, that develops the employability, financial and entrepreneurial skills of over 90,000 young people aged 5-25 each year.  Their mission is to seek to empower young people, particularly those in social need, to develop their entrepreneurial talents and ambitions. Core Systems collaborates with Young Enterprise to drive innovation in […]

 July 20, 2022

Improving Corrections: Sir Tim Purcell’s Belfast Visit

Sir Tim Purcell, our head of Australasia, who’s focus is improving correctional organisations, has taken a trip overseas to join us in the Belfast office. “Each year I make a pilgrimage to head office. Last year was just after the borders opened but it was logistically difficult to get all the PCR tests done in […]

 April 12, 2022

Big Celebrations for Core at the First Women in Tech Awards

The Women in Tech Awards took place for the first time on Friday 8th April in Belfast. This event aims to recognise and celebrate women who innovate, challenge and embrace technology showing inspirational individuals who have achieved great success within the sector. These awards are an important part of promoting gender equality across the tech […]

 March 18, 2022

Secretary of State NI: International Women’s Day

As part of International Women’s day 2022 celebrations Core Systems welcomed the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis to our office.We were delighted to host the roundtable event with female entrepreneurs from Belfast to discuss ways forward to support the growth and expansion of female led business in Northern Ireland. For International Women’s Day, Patricia […]

 February 15, 2022

Disability: The Challenge of Prison Life

The prison environment is challenging for anyone to navigate, but it’s particularly challenging for people with a disability. Sadly, nearly two in every five prisoners living in a state or federal prison have reported a disability. Cognitive disability was the most common disability reported by prison and jail inmates, and a growing number of prisoners […]

 November 24, 2021

From Belfast to Canberra… Our new office in Australia is open

It has been such an exciting time for Core Systems. After months of planning and negotiations, we have now opened an office in Canberra, Australia. Core Systems’ Canberra base is where we want to explore new horizons, push our boundaries, and better support our customers. This new hub underpins our commitment to ongoing development, innovation […]

 November 23, 2021

The pandemic fast-forwarded the discussion of technology in prison, but how to balance connection to the outside world while maintaining a good security level?

In the UK, during the lockdowns associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, we stayed connected with others thanks to easy access to communication technology. Getting on Skype, WhatsApp on our phones and talking to our family and friends any time of the day was not ideal but enabled us to stay connected relatively easy. For many […]

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