SCL webinar: Is it time for a code of conduct for software audits? - Thursday 8 July 2021 @ 5 pm

When: 08/07/2021

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Non-member: £84.00
Professional member: £42.00

Date: Thursday 8 July 2021
Time: 5.00 pm - 6.15 pm
Venue: Online event - joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event.

David Eastwood, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting LLP
Anna Cook, Partner, Bristows, SCL Fellow
Sanjay Saxena, Director, IBM
Rachel Ryan, Global Head of Asset Management, Danske Bank

This event will be a panel discussion and Q&A on the merits of a code of conduct for software audits: customer, vendor and law firm perspectives. 

It is also an opportunity to debate the draft code prepared by FTI available on the SCL website:

The speaker panel session of this event will be recorded for those unable to attend on the day.

Speakers' Details:
David Eastwood,
Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting LLP. David has over 20 years of experience in software audits, for vendors and customers, and gives expert evidence in this area. He is one of the authors of the draft Code of Conduct.

Anna Cook is a partner at Bristows LLP, specialising in IT disputes and software. Anna has extensive experience of acting for both suppliers and customers in respect of the exercise of audit rights. Anna is an SCL Fellow.

Sanjay Saxena is a senior executive in IBM’s Cloud & Cognitive Unit. Sanjay is credited with establishing the software license compliance business at IBM in 2002 which has since scaled globally to become an integral part of corporate governance at IBM.

Rachel Ryan is Global Head of IT Asset Management with 25+ years working in IT covering IT Asset Management, she has worked for several global complexed enterprise organisation covering Pharma and financial services. Active industry member part of several advisory boards.

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