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30 September 2010


  • Paul J. N. Roy
    T +1 312 701 7370
  • Daniel A. Masur
    T +1 202 263 3226

Cloud Computing: Risks and Rewards - An Executive Briefing

Cloud Computing is a term you may hear all too often. Please join Mayer Brown, TPI and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for an Executive Briefing to help you better understand the issues and be better prepared to develop and implement a productive Cloud Computing strategy.

This event is focused on educating you to help you address some of the issues around developing a strategy, identifying some of the risks and contracting issues, and understanding the preparation required for a successful implementation.

This briefing is at no charge and will include breakfast for invited attendees. It also includes an opportunity to network with your peers and experts from Mayer Brown, TPI and TCS.





8:15 - 8:45


Breakfast and Networking

8:45 - 9:00


Introductions and Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:45


Strategic Approach to Cloud Computing
Tom Young and Kevin Smilie, TPI
TPI will examine the issues companies must address in developing a cloud computing strategy including; identifying cloud opportunities, determining market readiness to deliver identified cloud services, understanding organizational and governance impacts, pricing mechanisms, asset disposition and risk assessment. TPI will provide insights based on client experience and market data that will help attendees define and execute their optimal cloud strategy.

9:45 - 10:00



10:00 - 10:45


Contracting for Cloud Computing: Clear Skies or Stormy Weather
Paul Roy and Dan Masur, Mayer Brown LLP
Mayer Brown will examine (i) the real meaning and potential of cloud computing and how it differs from traditional outsourcing; (ii) the issues unique to cloud-based offerings, including privacy, security, compliance, control and auditability issues; and (iii) proven sourcing strategies and contract terms to manage such risks.

10:45 - 11:30


Preparing for What is Possible
Krishna Mohan, TCS
TCS will help attendees understand what is possible given the technology and services available today. TCS will also help attendees understand what they can do now to make changes, identify a plan and leverage market capabilities to maximize the benefits achieved as they evolve their cloud computing thinking and move into implementation.

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