Annual IT Law Update 2013

Date: 10 October 2013
Time: 10:30 - 18:30    Venue: The British Library Conference Centre, London

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IT issues are at the heart of the operation of all organisations. IT law and contractual issues are fast moving and need to be understood in order to ensure that operational effectiveness is not adversely affected.

Our Annual IT Law Update is designed to give in-house lawyers working in IT companies and IT contracting personnel an understanding of the important legal and contract developments over the last year which impact the IT and e-commerce environment.

In addition, we will also be holding a number of more focused workshops in the morning. These will provide an opportunity to discuss specific developments. There is no requirement to attend one of the workshops. Attendees are welcome just to attend the afternoon conference programme. Please note, that we are only able to accept a maximum of 25 people per workshop.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

10.30 - 11.00  
Workshop registration and refreshments 

11.00 - 12.30
Workshops - choose from one of the following:

Cybersecurity: The nature of the beast: What is the Cyber threat and the state of legal response to Cyber threat including a look at the EU Directive. What legal and measures are available to seek some protection from the Cyber threat?

Leader: Simon Shooter, Partner and Joseph Jackson, Associate, Bird & Bird
Tech start-ups - how to survive the first three years: How technology start ups can use legal frameworks to build a successful business and to address funding issues and compliance issues, including data protection
Leaders: Richard Eaton, Partner and Barry Jennings, Associate, Bird & Bird
The "Internet of Things" - what is it, what are the legal issues?: IoT, M2M and Industry 4.0 are the next buzzwords to describe some fundamental changes ahead in production and service industries. Autonomous or quasi-autonomous computing is about to create a new landscape of legal responsibilities and chains of liability. This session will think ahead through practical examples.
Leader: Alexander Duisberg, Partner, Bird & Bird
Public sector IT - multi-vendor issues: the Government's multi-vendor processes are creating complexity in IT delivery arrangements. This workshop will aim to identify and unravel these complexities
Leaders: Roger Bickerstaff, Partner and Peter Elliott, Partner, Bird & Bird

12.30 - 13.45
Afternoon registration, networking and lunch

13.45 - 14.00
Welcome and introduction - Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird

14.00 - 14.30
Contract law update - Andrew White, Partner, Bird & Bird
Highlights of some recent key contract developments in the areas of good faith, contract abandonment, interpretation and audit rights.

14.30 - 15.00
Big Data and the key legal issues - Roger Bickerstaff and Alexander Duisberg, Partners, Bird & Bird
An examination of the key legal issues associated with on  implementation and operation of big data projects

15.00 - 15.30
App development and licensing - James Leeson, Associate, Bird & Bird
An overview of the mobile application development lifecycle and draw out some of the key commercial and legal considerations associated with these technologies.

15.30 - 16.00
Tea and coffee break

16.00 - 16.30
Internet/E-commerce law - Graham Smith, Partner, Bird & Bird
A review of key developments in another busy year for internet law

16.30 - 17.00
Outsourcing: current key issues - Mark Leach, Partner Bird & Bird and Carolyn Burbridge, Associate, Bird & Bird
A review of some of the current trends and approaches to the limitation of liability under IT outsourcing contracts.

17.00 - 17.30
Moving into the cloud - Richard Sealy, CEO, Glowfori and Howard Rubin, Partner, Bird & Bird
Cloud service is a form of outsourcing but the normal rules do not apply.  Richard and Howard will look at practical ways of approaching transition into the Cloud and realistic approached to assessing risk.

17.30 - 18.30
Drinks and networking

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