Microsoft Public Safety and Justice Solution Seminar Series

Comtrac presented our Investigation, Evidence and Digital Brief Management solution at the Microsoft Public Safety and Justice Solution Seminar Series (PS&J) on 24 November 2021.

Comtrac’s presentation was part of a series of webinars for Microsoft PS&J customers to gain insights into the current challenges, future business requirements and unique insights facing the industry. View the recording below.

In 2020, over 20 Microsoft partners showcased their solutions, with over 900 customer business decision-makers engaged.

Comtrac’s Founder and CEO, Craig Doran, discussed streamlining the Criminal Justice process through digital investigation, evidence and brief management.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to present at Microsoft’s Public Safety and Justice Solution Seminar Series,” said Craig.

“I am looking forward to showing the innovation we have delivered to the criminal justice system through the automation of digital briefs of evidence and streamlining the access and delivery of quality briefs of evidence to all stakeholders. As an investigator of 22 years myself, it’s exciting to demonstrate the efficiency and quality delivered through digital evidence and brief management which finally delivers on many recommendations and findings put forward during reviews of the criminal justice process in the past.”

Craig highlighted how Comtrac reduced our customer’s investigation effort by 30 – 60% by digitising the investigation, evidence and digital brief management process.

According to Craig,

“If a case management system is not increasing efficiency and quality of the brief of evidence delivery, then it’s not managing the case at all.”

Comtrac is the investigation management platform that significantly improves the quality and efficiency of your investigations – compared with traditional case management systems. The system provides investigators with a custom workflow that automatically builds the brief as the investigation progresses, increases clarity in what is proven and unproven, and enables the investigative team to customise forms, flows, labels & brief of evidence templates. As Craig explains:

“Comtrac replaces manual and time-consuming evidence and brief management methodologies, dramatically reducing investigation timeframes and streamlining the criminal and administrative justice proceedings through a digital methodology we call Elementising Evidence™.”

The seminar was facilitated by the Microsoft PS&J industry team and led by Nichole Maassen, Australia’s Public Safety and Justice Industry Lead.

John Kilburn

Head of Commercial and Business Strategy

As Head of Commercial and Business Strategy at Comtrac, John is responsible for developing Comtrac’s Partnerships within Public Justice, Government, Regulators and Law Enforcement in Australia and Internationally. He leads a dynamic team that advise heads of investigation, agency leaders, and transformation officers on strategies to revolutionise their digital investigative culture through rationalisation and adoption of new technology.

Following a 27-year career in Law Enforcement specialising in criminal investigations, security intelligence and counter-terrorism, a career change saw a move to commercial relationships, focusing on Digital Intelligence with agencies throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region.

With over 30 years of experience in security, public safety and intelligence industry, John is focused on long-term partnerships and guiding agencies that lead to agency growth and increased capability.

Anastasia Lihou

Head of Operations

Anastasia is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in operations and customer experience roles across diverse industries. Currently serving as the Head of Operations at Comtrac, Anastasia plays a pivotal role in supporting CEO Craig Doran by spearheading the implementation of strategic programs while overseeing the Professional Services and Customer Experience teams.

Since joining Comtrac in 2022, Anastasia has demonstrated her leadership and strategic planning expertise, contributing significantly to the company’s growth and success. Her extensive background in operations management has equipped her with the skills necessary to drive operational excellence and enhance customer satisfaction. Anastasia’s passion for leadership and talent development is evident through her active involvement in mentorship programs aimed at nurturing emerging professionals. Moreover, her expertise extends beyond the realm of operations, as she is also a trained graphic designer and art director. 

With a keen business acumen and a knack for innovative thinking, Anastasia continues to make strides in her career, leveraging her diverse skill set to achieve organizational objectives and foster a culture of excellence at Comtrac. She remains committed to driving sustainable growth and delivering exceptional value to both internal stakeholders and external clients.

Jason Chase


Jason joined Comtrac with over two decades of experience designing, building and managing information systems for government and private sector organisations of all shapes and sizes.

He has experience in software design, development, delivery, support, technical leadership, pre-sales support, stakeholder engagement and vendor management. Jason is a technologist at heart, and has a continuing passion for technology to drive business outcomes.

Prior to joining Comtrac, Jason worked with and lead many teams delivering software solutions for Federal, State and Local Government. He has also delivered commercial products in the audio, financial, mining and aerospace industries.

Dave Tormey


As the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Comtrac, Dave leads the technology and data strategy for the organisation. Leveraging Dave’s experience as the former CTO at Comtrac for 9.5 years, he now oversees the organisation’s digital transformation, technology architecture, data management, cybersecurity, and compliance initiatives.

In addition to this and since assuming the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Comtrac in January 2021, Dave has overseen the implementation of an ISO 27001-compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) and successfully led the organisation through an IRAP assessment. This achievement has enabled Comtrac to host Australian government workloads at the PROTECTED level, solidifying its reputation as a trusted partner for both public and private sector entities. Dave’s strategic leadership and dedication to cybersecurity excellence have significantly bolstered Comtrac’s defences in the face of evolving threats.

Dave is passionate about driving digital transformation, fostering a culture of innovation, and building high-performing technology teams. His expertise spans software development, data management, cybersecurity, and strategic leadership, supported by a strong technical background.

Craig Doran

Founder & CEO

Craig Doran has over 22 years of experience in complex investigations from the Qld Police Service within the Fraud & Corporate Crime Unit, State Drug Investigation Group, Property Crime Unit and the Crime and Corruption Commission. During that period Craig received an Assistant Commissioners Certificate for conviction of an international fraud syndicate and later a Commissioners Certificate for the first ever successful dismantling and removal of an outlaw motorcycle gang from Queensland.

From 2008 to 2011, Craig led a team at the Crime and Corruption Commission, designing a digital evidence and brief management system that was quickly accepted by the Director of Public Prosecution Office and resulted in a Corporate Award for the digital transformation of briefs of evidence.

In 2016, Craig became the Founder and CEO of Comtrac. Comtrac is a digital brief of evidence application designed to streamline the criminal justice process by automating the brief of evidence through a digital and brief management methodology known as Elementising Evidence™.