Cloud Expo New York: Managing Legal Risks in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo 2013 East

I’ll be giving a session at the 12th Annual Cloud Expo New York on managing legal risks in cloud computing.  We’ll discuss how cloud computing can be adopted and the dangers avoided on a practical, nuts and bolts level.

The topics I’ll be discussing are:

  1. Legal considerations
    1. Control, protection and security of data
    2. Privacy concerns
    3. Regulatory and compliance concerns
    4. Intellectual property issues
    5. Export controls
  2. Minimizing and mitigating legal risks
    1. Vendor selection and qualification
    2. Contracting models, including “off-the-shelf” arrangements
    3. Infrastructure and security
    4. Impact of industry standards
    5. Allocation of risk and responsibility between vendor and customer
  3. Negotiating the Cloud Services Contract
    1. Making informed trade-offs
    2. Service level agreements and key performance indicators
    3. Major legal issues
    4. Contract terms and checklist

Attendees can save $500 on the conference fee by clicking here.  Cloud Expo New York will feature 175+ sessions from a Cloud Expo 2013 conference faculty chosen from among the leading industry players in the cloud computing and Big Data worlds.

All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented – the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

Hope to see some of you there!

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Daniel A. Pepper, Esq. is the managing member of Pepper Law Group, LLC, and has been practicing law since 1994.  Mr. Pepper has focused his practice in optimizing technology license and services transactions on behalf of vendors and users, in addition to structuring complex new media and entertainment related arrangements, sales and procurement programs and processes which protect key business and legal requirements, all while minimizing risk and exposure.  Information technology and business process outsourcing, cloud computing arrangements, developing strategic alliances, and deploying Internet strategies are all services Mr. Pepper consistently provides to his clients, which include VMware, Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Vonage.

3 responses to “Cloud Expo New York: Managing Legal Risks in Cloud Computing”

  1. John Trenouth

    Will you be discussing the increasing jurisdictional conflict and ambiguity exposed by the cloud?

    Michael Geist touched on this a few months ago:

    (http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6746/135/)

    These types of conflicts seem to be more likely, more serious and more absurd without legislative clarification.

  2. pepperlaw

    Hi John – yes, I will be touching on this point.

  3. pepperlaw

    Hi John – yes, I will be touching on this point as well.