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Cloud Contracts Webinar: Reading, Writing, and Interpreting to Unravel the Mystery

Apr 06, 2017, by Andrew Keating
Tags: Workshops & Webinars, Cloud Services, Cloud Services & Applications, Frontpage News

In the current technology landscape emphasizing cloud services, "contract is king" since you don’t own the hardware or the software, all you own is your subscription service agreement. Following last year's EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Global Summit, many community members asked for additional opportunities to participate in the interactive sessions held at those events related to reading and interpreting cloud contract provisions. 

On Tuesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern time I'll be co-hosting a webinar, "Cloud Contracts: Reading, Writing, and Interpreting to Unravel the Mystery" featuring Jennifer Westerhaus Adams (Associate General Counsel, Indiana University) and Alan Fishel (Partner, Arent Fox LLP), along with Bob Flynn (Indiana University).

Alan and Jennifer will provide examples from actual cloud services contracts and engage the audience in a close reading of provisions related to data privacy, security breaches, and termination and transition. Although the topic is very broad and could warrant a much longer workshop or discussion we aim to present some of the key issues associated with cloud contracts, as well as tools and strategies for engaging with campus counsel, procurement, and other contract stakeholders. We will also provide some actionable suggestions for use on your campuses with cloud contracts. 

Please spread the word and invite your teams and colleagues. We welcome all higher education community members and think the session will be especially useful for stakeholders involved in cloud service selection, management, and implementation, in particular, IT leadership, contract managers, procurement officers, product managers, service owners, etc.

We are not planning on recording the session but will have materials available for distribution afterwards. Please use this registration link if you are interested in receiving those materials, even if you are not able to attend on April 11.

In addition, it's not too late to register for the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit, where Alan and I (along with other colleagues) will be presenting a full day pre-conference "Cloud 101" workshop to continue these conversations.