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Season 1, Episode 5

Thomas Haines on autonomous, privacy first timekeeping

Thomas Haines is a software engineer and entrepreneur . He is the CEO/Founder of Practice Insight and he currently works on the company’s latest tool – WiseTime, an autonomous, privacy first timekeeping software. Tom holds a BSc, LLB (Hons), and LLM, and has qualified as a solicitor, barrister and Australian registered patent attorney.

This was an interesting conversation, speaking with someone who has had quick a varied background starting with working as part of Apple’s sales team, going on to study computer science, practicing law and then founding his own company.

We cover the following in this episode:

  • Tom’s winding journey into legal profession and becoming an entrepreneur
  • When creating product, the importance of solving a real business problem (especially when it can also uncover principal opportunities at your firm)
  • The importance of creating elegant software, but focusing on the small things and augmenting the users current workflow
  • Tom’s rule of positioning software – show an expected 6X return on investment. This will help mitigate the risk associated with adoption, change management, and implementation
  • How one call from a $700M business changed Tom’s life
  • How a product with $0 revenue can still have the most potential and promise
  • What is WiseTime and what does autonomous privacy focused time keeping mean?
  • Value in automating/eliminating low level tasks
  • The three pillars of timekeeping software
    • Privacy
    • Elegance
    • Integration
  • When it comes to privacy – the starting point should be that the data belongs to the individual. And why this privacy first principle has made the difference between firms adopting the technology, and not.

You can find out more information about at WiseTime.io, including a quick video and more.

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    Special guest: Thomas haines

    Thomas Haines is a software engineer and entrepreneur . He is the CEO/Founder of Practice Insight and he currently works on the company’s latest tool – WiseTime, an autonomous, privacy first timekeeping software. Tom holds a BSc, LLB (Hons), and LLM, and has qualified as a solicitor, barrister and Australian registered patent attorney.

    Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

    Host: abhijat saraswat

    Abhijat (“Ab”) Saraswat is a non-practicing Barrister, and holds a BSc. in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele.

    Ab is the host of the Fringe Legal podcast. In addition, Ab works as the Director of International Business at Litera Microsystems helping some of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms with their technology needs. His work focuses on helping lawyers to create & deliver higher quality legal services, faster.

     

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