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PDPC and Singapore Academy Law organising Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon

PDPC and Singapore Academy Law organising Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon

Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data
Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for
Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon.

The 48-hour hackathon is open to students and professionals
– ranging from legal professionals, software developers and designers — and
will be held in conjunction with regional law tech forum, TechLaw.Fest 2018.

The competition challenges participants to come up with innovative
solutions to everyday problems faced by lawyers, in-house counsels, users of
legal services and data protection officers (DPOs) in Singapore. To emphasise
the importance of personal data protection, teams will be expected to
incorporate Data Protection by Design in their solutions.

Under the Data
Protection by Design approach, organisations consider the protection of
personal data from the earliest possible design stage, and throughout the
operational lifecycle, of the new system, process, product or services, instead
of bolting on data protection measures at a later stage.

These challenge areas are drawn from 100 legal industry
problem statements collated by SAL’s Future Law Innovation Programme [1] (FLIP)
– a strategic initiative launched
in January this year to prepare the legal industry for technological disruption.
The challenges also include four data protection problem statements.

The list of problem statements can be accessed here.

The top three winning teams will receive prize vouchers of
up to $6,000 and the opportunity to develop their solutions further under SAL’s
FLIP Accelerator Programme.

“Technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and
smart contracts will impact the business models of legal services.” said Mr
Paul Neo, SAL’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

“FLIP aims to prepare our legal community to become
future-ready by helping law firms and legal professionals understand, develop
and integrate relevant technology solutions to help in the future practice of
law. Collaboration to cross-pollinate ideas between the tech and legal sectors
is key to achieve this, and this hackathon is an excellent opportunity for the
legal and tech sectors to co-create new services and operating models for the
delivery of legal services in the future economy.”

“Digital disruption and transformation is inevitable for
every sector, and thus it is critical that new and innovative ideas be
presented to help drive the sector along,” said Assistant Chief Executive
(PDPC) Yeong Zee Kin, IMDA. “The PDPC believes competitions such as
TechLaw.Fest’s hackathon help sectors work through their challenges and
discover new solutions and technologies to keep them globally competitive.”

The hackathon will be held on 4 – 6 April 2018 at Suntec
Convention Centre.

[1] FLIP comprises
three components, the first two of which were part of the launch. They are a
Legal Innovation Lab located at the Collision 8 co-working space across the
road from the Supreme Court. This is dedicated incubator for legal innovation
and is open to tech-enabled law firms & legaltech startups. The second is a
virtual collaboration platform called LawNet Community. It will serve as a
networking & collaboration tool for the legal industry and facilitate
access to technology tools. The third component, South East Asia’s first legal
tech accelerator to groom promising legal tech start-ups, will be launched in
April.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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