Alison Brooks

Research Vice President – Worldwide Public Safety


As Research Vice President for IDC’s Worldwide and US Public Safety practice, Dr. Alison Brooks focuses on public safety and first responder research and advisory services, with a specialization in Smart Cities and Communities.  Dr. Brooks’ research provides detailed analysis on the digital transformation of public safety and first responders, covering topics such as digital evidence management, integrated physical security solutions, intelligence-led policing, advanced analytics, video surveillance and visualization, first responder communications and alternative policing frameworks. Dr. Brooks has held a number of positions with IDC over the past 16 years, previously working as IDC Canada’s Director of public sector research.