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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

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.

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 will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


The video stream, including link to 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 28, 2018
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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