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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.


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
September 15, 2017
Running Time


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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