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You and your company face numerous risks when outsourcing IT, including costly business interruptions, security breaches and data loss. Learn how to protect your organization by effectively managing and mitigating 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 an IT professional, business or financial professional, or a legal advisor or in-house counsel, you simply 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 tools, best practices and 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



  • P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates


  • Richard Austin, Deeth Williams Wall LLP
  • Timothy Banks, nNovation LLP
  • Patrick Bourk, Principal, HUB International Canada
  • Jessica Foster, Legal Consultant, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
  • Donald Johnston, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates
  • Jessica Lumiere, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Karl Schober, Dentons Canada LLP
  • John Sibley, Senior Manager, Deloitte Canada
  • Stephen Spracklin, Legal Counsel, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, City of Mississauga


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
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.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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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Date Recorded

September 28, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

Online Replay
November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST


Online - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$895 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
  • IT contract managers and specialists
  • Advisors to technology start-ups and entrepreneurs

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