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Companies face numerous risks when outsourcing IT, including costly business interruptions, security breaches and data loss. Learn how to protect your organization by effectively managing legal and business risks when operating in cloud and SaaS based environments.

Outsourcing IT services, software and storage has become a core aspect of modern business, which has created new and often unforeseen sources of potential liability. As a legal advisor, in-house counsel or IT professional, you can’t afford to be left behind.

In one information-packed day, you will learn how to manage the legal and business risks that come with operating in cloud environments. You will leave this program with practical risk management strategies that can be put to immediate use.

Topics include:

  • Legal vs. practical aspects of IP and data ownership
  • The customer checklist- what you need to think through when choosing your cloud provider
  • Privacy and security: what constitutes a reasonable compromise on behalf of the vendors and customers?
  • Effectively managing the transfer of licenses, assets and employees
  • Questions you must ask before signing a cloud computing agreement
  • Implementation and Service Level Agreements: what needs to be included?
  • The role of cyber insurance in managing privacy risk
  • How to conduct effective due diligence on the SaaS provider
  • When the cloud goes dark: what to do if your cloud company goes bankrupt or fails to perform
  • Best practices for managing the outsourcing relationship
  • Corporate governance issues when outsourcing- obligations of executives and Boards to satisfy regulatory compliance and fiduciary duties


Program Chair

  • P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates


  • Richard Austin, Deeth Williams Wall LLP
  • Timothy M. Banks, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Donald B. Johnston, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates
  • Jessica Lumiere, Senior Legal Counsel, TD
  • Jennifer Drake, Vice President – Legal Consultant, Financial Services Group, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
  • John Sibley, Senior Manager, Deloitte Canada
  • Stephen Spracklin, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Sandvine Inc.



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Jessica Foster

Program Details

Date & Time

September 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Online Replay
October 20, 2017


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$795 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who advise on Cloud or IT outsourcing agreements
  • In-house counsel and executives managing software and IT services outsourcing
  • IT managers and developers
  • IT procurement professionals
  • Advisors to technology start-ups and entrepreneurs

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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