SCL Outsourcing Half-Day Masterclass - Monday 8 October 2018, London

When: 08/10/2018

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SCL Outsourcing Group event

Hosted and sponsored by DLA Piper (UK) LLP

Date: Monday 8 October 2018
Registration and buffet lunch: from 12 noon
Masterclass: 12.30 pm to 5 pm followed by drinks and networking.
Venue: DLA Piper UK LLP, Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HT Map

Mark O'Conor, Chair of SCL, Partner & Chair of the London Client Group, DLA Piper

Derek Simpson, Managing Director, Accenture
Steve Holmes, Partner, Baker and McKenzie
Simon Colvin, Partner - Head of TMT & Sourcing, Pinsent Masons
Angus McFadyen, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Anna Tweedale, Head of Legal for COO, Santander UK
Rick Simmonds, Managing Partner, Aecus a Hackett Group Company
Tony Adams, Head of ITO, Aecus a Hackett Group Company

Book now for this special half-day masterclass devoted to Outsourcing. Featuring expert speakers and designed to increase your knowledge and enhance your daily practice, this is an essential event for anyone working in the outsourcing sector of tech law.


12 pm – 12.30 pm – Registration and buffet lunch

12.30 pm – 12.45 pm – Introduction

12.45 pm – 1.30 pm – Session 1 – Deal structuring

  • pros and cons of multi-source models
  • why and when one might go with a JV model
  • control of supply chain
  • direct licencing and issues with flow down to major cloud providers 

1.30 pm - 2.15 pm – Session 2 – Deal challenges: the customer perspective

  • looking at the practical issues which a customer side entity and its advisers would need to address
    - such as deal with incumbents
    - regulatory challenges
    - stakeholder management
    - avoiding vendor lock in
    - costs of competitive procurement process
    - retained organisations 

2.15 pm – 2.45 pm – Coffee break

2.45 pm – 3.30 pm – Session 3 – Commercial models 

Consideration of different approaches to pricing as well as incentivisation structures.

3.30 pm – 4. 15 pm – Session 4 – Deal challenges: the supplier perspective

  • Inadequate DD
  • split between sale and delivery team
  • coping with the pressures of competitive procurement pressure
  • risk of change in tech and service delivery
  • forex and inflationary challenges re pricing
  • benchmarking

4.15 pm – 5.00 pm – Panel Session 

Administration notes:
The cost of attendance at this half day event is £125 + VAT (£150) for SCL members and £195 + VAT (£234) for non-members. Concessionary rates for academics, students, the unemployed and those experiencing financial hardship available upon application at

If you wish to attend this event please book online or email and request an invoice. Fees can be paid by cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law" please), Mastercard, Visa, Switch or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of the event, whichever is the earlier.

CPD: See SCL & CPD changes explained

Non-members wishing to join the Society in order to take advantage of the discounted rate are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £130.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact

Booking terms and conditions:
Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the meeting attendance fee. Cancellations will not be accepted (nor refunds made) unless received in the Society's offices in Bristol at least seven days before the date of the meeting.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the Society for Computers and Law to change the content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

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