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Commercial Approach: Cloud Service Agreements

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - CIPS VIRTUAL PLATFORM


non-member £445
Commercial Approach: Cloud Service Agreements
Booking ends: 24 Apr 2021

Join Rob Carolina for an interactive virtual training experience to demystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape. Please note that attendance is limited.

This training will be run from 9am-12:30pm over two days via Zoom.


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 data protection rules, how these apply to trans-border cloud services, and the impact of the ‘Schrems II’ case

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


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    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
    • How to facilitate trans-Atlantic cloud services after the ‘Schrems II’ court case and the collapse of the US Privacy Shield


    Is it right for me?

    This virtual workshop over two half-days 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.


    Robert Carolina

    Robert Carolina

    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 lawyer with Origin Ltd, 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, as well as regulatory impact on technology operations.

    Robert is also a Senior Visiting Fellow with the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, where he has taught legal and regulatory aspects of cyber security for two decades. He is the author of the Law and Regulation chapter in CyBOK: the cyber security body of knowledge project ( commissioned by the UK Government.

    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.


    Tuesday 27 Apr - CIPS VIRTUAL PLATFORM

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