The judges selected Hogan & Hartson, specifically citing its CIO, William Gregory. The judges report that the information management group of Hogan & Hartson, under the guidance of William Gregory, conceived, designed, and developed a suite of programs that successfully integrates the firm’s new business intake process (a workflow system first implemented in December 2003 using Metastorm Inc.’s e-Work product) with Blackberry devices used by the firm’s lawyers. (About 900 Blackberry units are in use.)
Gregory and his staff launched this effort based on an in-depth knowledge of the business intake process (and its central component, conflicts checking and clearing) and its understanding of how attorneys in the firm prefer to operate - remotely, wirelessly, and as close to an "in office" mode as possible, the firm reports.
"The team had to overcome several potential hurdles, including the fact that it had never developed software for the RIM BlackBerry devices. To do so required the team to write Java code to be installed on the RIM devices, using the RIM API set. The team also developed server-side application software to manage the interface between Metastorm and the Blackberry units)," the firm says.
Gregory "took a risk, tried something new, overcame some hurdles, and created a new type of capability for the firm, where no commercial [option] exists."
P.S. Hey! H&H: How about listing William Gregory on your website! I wanted to put a link but he's not listed as one of your "professionals." (See "Low Visiblity" on the right nav bar.)
February 21, 2005 | Permalink
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