I am excited to announce that iTnews will be hosting an event in April that will dissect the cloud computing contracts of all the major providers, using the expert advice of one of the world’s best brains on the legal implications of the new business model.
The event – titled ‘Cloud Cover’ – will be held over breakfast at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on April 5, and will feature a presentation by Mark Vincent, partner at Truman Hoyle, who will be releasing a whitepaper exploring cloud computing contracts commissioned by iTnews.
Vincent is Australia’s legal guru when it comes to cloud computing – if not one of the more notable brains on the subject globally. He’s spoken at many a conference but has been saving up his most detailed analysis specifically for iTnews readers.
Vincent has studied the contracts of SaaS providers such as Google Apps and Salesforce.com, platforms like Microsoft Azure, and pure infrastructure plays such as Amazon Web Services and a host of local providers.
From his analysis, we’re expecting you to learn what clauses to look out for when negotiating cloud computing contracts and what areas of the agreement you might be able to negotiate on.
We’re also very proud to have the support of virtualisation vendor VMware, whose senior vice president of cloud solutions, Raghu Raghuram, has agreed to take questions on the day on how the industry might respond to these challenges.
VMware’s endorsement has helped us ensure this is a free event for you to attend – but you’ll need to be very quick to register, as we’re expecting huge demand for this kind of advice.
Head on over to our registration page and get involved.
I look forward to meeting many of you in person.