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A commercial approach to cloud service agreements


A commercial approach to cloud service agreements 

CPDDemystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the difference between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Understand what a cloud service provider is actually supplying - and what is not included
  • Identify common elements in the supplier's charging model
  • Discover where in the world your supplier's cloud is located and explain to the supplier where you need it to be
  • Understand basic data protection and data privacy regulations, especially as these apply to trans-border data flows


Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.


Please note that “Commercial Approach” “ScioCertus” and “Confidence in knowledge” are trademarks owned by Robert Carolina t/a ScioCertus.

Date: Thursday 08 November 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Fee: Members - £445.00 per person
  Non-members - £495.00 per person


14 Places left - Booking ends on Wednesday 31 October 2018


Is it right for me?


This one-day workshop will help to demystify the cloud and is appropriate for anyone who wants to identify and understand common problems in cloud service contracts. The course is appropriate for anyone with limited experience reviewing cloud service agreements, and those who want to understand the general regulatory environment that applies to cloud services.


What key points will the training cover?


  • Demystifying the cloud
  • Infrastrucure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Public vs private cloud
  • The challenge of pricing models
  • Services agreement and SLAs
  • Data privacy and Edward Snowden: impact on cloud procurement now and in the future
  • Security and audit issues arising from cloud service relationships


Robert Carolina, BA (University of Dayton), Juris Doctor (Georgetown University), LL.M-International Business Law (London School of Economics), Solicitor (England and Wales), Attorney-at-Law (Supreme Court of the United States and Courts of the State of Illinois) is a specialist in technology and e-commerce law. He is a principal with Origin, a niche law firm that focuses entirely on intellectual property and technology projects. Robert has advised numerous institutions on negotiating and concluding technology and telecommunications procurement contracts and outsourcing arrangements.


Robert is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Cyber Security Innovation at Royal Holloway University of London, and a Senior Visiting Fellow with the University's Information Security Group.


Before moving to London in 1992 Robert was in-house counsel with a telecommunications software development company in the United States. His career in London began in the computer and telecommunications law practice of Clifford Chance, then the world’s largest law firm, and he later became a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers legal services in London


Member: £495 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £550 (excl. VAT)


Early bird booking:
Make your booking early and receive a 10% discount on the standard price (above).

Conditions apply.  See 'venue' tab for individual closing dates.


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Types of risk


8 November 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 7 September 2018)


If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.  

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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