Negotiating Cloud Contracts | Cloud industry forum

Negotiating Cloud Contracts

  • Thursday 19 June, 2014
  • 8:30am - 11:00am
  • Baker & McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

Negotiating Cloud Contracts - standard offerings, negotiation parameters and achieving a reasonable deal

Cloud computing is seeing phenomenal growth across the business landscape and has become a mainstream tool for driving growth and innovation. This technology offers a new model for delivering innovation, effective collaboration, improved speed to market and increased operational efficiency needed in this digital age.

However, cloud contracts tend to be commoditised and one question potential customers struggle with is “how much negotiation is possible?”. The European Commission is developing model service level agreements to help address this stumbling block. Our panellists will share practical ideas on successful negotiation of cloud contracts and will bring you the latest on progress from the EU.

Sponsored by the Cloud Industry Forum and Queen Mary's Cloud Legal Project, with industry leading panellists from Baker & McKenzie, Accenture and Allen & Overy, we are pleased to invite you to join us for a discussion addressing the business and legal issues surrounding the negotiation of cloud contracts. Our sponsors and panellists will discuss the intent behind various terms, which terms can and can not be negotiated and potential workarounds where negotiation is a challenge.

Topics to be addressed will include: 

  • Cloud Computing: Where are we now?
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Data Protection and Security Issues 
  • Terms that can be negotiated and workarounds

This seminar is CPD accredited for 2 hours - Solicitors Regulation Authority Authorisation [009/BAMC] and is Bar accredited.

Attendance is free of charge. Places are restricted and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.