Hackathon Overview

Teams will be tasked to create a solution that leverages emerging technology to accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Enhance customer experience
  • Increase mechanic productivity 
  • Develop a new source of revenue 
  • Improve passenger experience

Teams will develop 10 minute presentations around their proposed solutions that they will present on Sunday to a panel of OTIS judges. 5 minutes of of Q/A will follow so be prepared to answer questions and support your ideas with research.

Day 1 (2/10/23)


Topic:  Hackathon Kickoff
Presenter: Ezhil Nanjappan, CTO
Location:  STRS WW16
Time:  3:00 - 4:00 PM

Teams or individuals interested can join us for the Hackathon Kickoff. All participants will receive OTIS swag and snacks. At this point we will also assist in building 3 people teams (if you didn't come with one already fully registered). Once teams commit to the hackathon, all members have to sign a participation agreement to move forward.

Day 2 (2/11/23)

Solution Development

Teams can work remotely and drop in to the various presentations throughout the day. Lunch (Wings Over and Pizza) will be provided for all participants between 12:30 - 1:30PM. OTIS has provided SME (Subject-Matter Experts) to present on different parts of the company and technology. In-person attendance will be incentivized, but a number of virtual presentations will also be made available. The more you incorporate this content into your solution, the better your score and evaluation will be. All in-person presentations will be in STRS WW16. For each in-person presentation you attend you will receive a ticket for the change to win a $25 Amazon gift card. There will also be a photo competition for participants using / wearing the best OTIS swag during the day. The best dressed will also win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Topic:  OTIS Infrastructure (In-person - Watch Livestream)
Presenter: Diane Smith, Director, Finance & Control Systems
Time:  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Topic:  OTISOne (Virtual - Teams Meeting) 
Presenter: Mike Schiappa, Associate Director, Strategic Business Analysis

Nigel Morris, Senior Director, Program Management

Time:  11:00 - 12:00 PM
Topic:  Team Mentoring (In-person, Watch Livestream)
Presenter: Marc St Onge, International Trade Compliance Manager
Time:  1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic:  DataPoint (In-person, Watch Livestream)
Presenter: Manju Balur, Global Data Regional Coordinator
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 PM
Topic:  Team Mentoring (Virtual - Teams Meeting)
Presenter: Steve Novak, Master Data Governance Manager
Time:  3:00 - 4:00 PM
Topic:  Team Mentoring (Virtual - Teams Meeting) 
Presenter: Dominique Signorel, Senior Director Program Management
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM



Day 3 (2/12/23)

Last Minute Mentoring

Topic:  Team Mentoring (Virtual) 
Presenter: Karen Shaw, Senior Manager, Application Sharepoint Lead

Teams Meeting

Jeff Even, Director, Data Science & Analytics

Teams Meeting

Time:  9:30 - 10:30 AM

Presentations (Coffee and Donuts provided for participants)

Teams will be provided a 15 minute time-slot between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Dress is business formal and teams should show up 10 minutes early to the given timeslot. All teams should report back to WW16 at 3pm for announcements regarding the winning teams.