These Legal Operations Pros Hacked the House. Now You Decide Which App Wins. By Onit December 3, 2020 Company News and Events 4 Minute Read Three weeks ago, Onit kicked off its inaugural legal operations hackathon – Hack the House. The friendly competition, which includes Onit customers, partners and staff, has one goal: to see who can best use Onit Apptitude to solve challenges faced by legal departments and the business units they support. Now, we need your vote to determine who will win Hack the House. Five teams of legal operations experts have created Onit Apptitude Apps that address challenges in areas such as HR, IP, data breaches, diversity and Pro Bono work. (You can see demos of each App here.) App: Data Breach Incident Reporting Team Name: Team EU Members: Robert Johnson, Onit Claire Banham, Onit Alyssa Kokilah, Cognia Law Ed Rastelli, Standard Chartered Bank Lee Harrison, BT Group Tyler Reno, Onit Organizations must take immediate action to report potential data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within 72 hours. Team EU created joined the legal operations hackathon to build an App that reports, manages and tracks data breaches and notifies regulators. It collects data breach information, automatically sends a notice to the security and compliance team and offers a rules-based dashboard and a quick entry point to review records. It even generates ICO reports and submits them in addition to collecting feedback from the organization. App: Mentorship and Career Development Team Name: Team HR Members: Weston Wicks, Morae Global Brett Baccus, Morae Global Dipish Parmar, Morae Global Curtis Batterton, McDonald’s Chris Hultgren, Deere and Company David Duffey, Onit Team HR, or rather “Hackathon Royalty,” created an App that allows people seeking professional development to connect to people who can offer it. Mentors and mentees can access the App to fill out a short intake form and provide information about themselves, their areas of interest and hobbies. It alerts users of new projects that align with their interests, giving them the ability to review and apply. Overall, it enables self-serve professional development while allowing a central administration to oversee the process. App: Trademark Renewals and Trade Secrets Access Management Team name: Team IP Members: Nadine Stuttle, Duff and Phelps Rebecca Cotton, Duff and Phelps Matt Burdman, Colgate Palmolive Ken Capece, Colgate Palmolive Atlantis Langowski, Onit Larry Gianneschi, Colgate Palmolive Josie Johnson, Onit Team IP, who consider themselves the “dark horse” in this legal operations hackathon, has used Apptitude to automate the annual trademark renewal process. This exercise typically includes highly manual work and often relies on stakeholders in various regions and departments to decide whether to renew or not. The App streamlines the process, providing visibility into the status of each trademark renewal and automating some of the communications and reminders involved while gathering decisions. App: Vendor and Law Firm Diversity Tracking Team name: Team Diversity Members: Eric Kabot, Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. Michele Compasso, Corteva Agriscience Gregg McConnell, Corteva Agriscience Jesse Viani, Onit Sam Lu, Consilio Lisa Morris, Consilio Debby Young, Consilio Rhonda Oliver, Onit Team Diversity has devised an App-based solution to help expand opportunities for diversity and an equal opportunity workspace. Using the App, a legal operations professional can gather a high-level view of each of their law firm’s diversity efforts, as well as track historical progress and report on efforts. The App sends law firms a survey to gather the information, where they can share their diversity status and initiatives. App: Pro Bono Program Management Team Name: Team Pro Bono Members: Nick Panagoplos, Chubb Kim Takacs, Chubb Paige Edwards, Onit Massimo Penzo, Morae Global For decades, lawyers have volunteered their time and expertise to donate legal services to those in need. In recognition of this effort, Team Pro Bono has built a solution to help Pro Bono leadership track, manage, recognize and report on time spent by attorneys of these programs. The App provides details for Pro Bono opportunities, including the location and can volunteer via the App. Using the App, Pro Bono program administrators can generate thank you notes to participants and review and report on all Pro Bono activities employees participated in. Vote now! Now it’s your turn. Choose the team you think has built the best App and vote for your favorite! Voting closes on Friday, December 11 at 5 p.m. EST, so vote soon. As a thank you for your vote, we will enter you for a chance to win an electric scooter – the same grand prize the hackathon winners will receive. The winner of the scooter will be selected at random from the public voting pool. We invite you to join us on December 15 at 11 a.m. EST for the Hack the House winner announcement. Many thanks to Cosmonauts, who collaborated with us on Hack the House. And many thanks to everyone who participated. All the teams and their Apps are already considered winners! Today's Popular Resources Webinar Accelerate Time to Revenue with AI Contract Management Read More Infographic Enterprise Legal Report Infographic – UK Read More Case Study Transforming Service Delivery Case Study Read More Subscribe Today Sign up for updates on new posts from our blog. Related Readings Business Process Management The Need for Speed: 3 Ways Legal Can Elevate Efficiency Read More Enterprise Legal Management The Ultimate Guide For Legal Departments to Directly Influence Business Materiality, Growth and Efficiency Read More Enterprise Legal Management The ROI of Legal Operations: Measuring Success and Demonstrating Value with Legal KPIs Read More Thank you for subscribing!