Webinar: Procuring a technology vendor the right way in a world of fast sales

£42.00 (Member price)

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Hosted by SCL and Wedlake Bell LLP

Alexander Dittel, Data Protection Partner, Wedlake Bell LLP

Jennifer Bruton, Director, Bores Group Ltd
Adam Betts, Partner, Wedlake Bell (non-contentious commercial, IP, data protection, IT & tech)
Maya de Silva, Solicitor, Wedlake Bell
Euan Welsh, Head of Projects, StableLogic

Why should you watch this session?

Prior experiences underscore the effective strategies for integrating new technology vendors, a process familiar to most organisations. Our industry representatives on the panel will delve into crucial aspects of procurement, benchmarking, legal compliance, as well as privacy and security considerations inherent in this undertaking. The current dynamics in technology sales pose challenges for customers seeking personalised services with robust support. What strategies can organisations employ to maximise the benefits derived from their technology providers?

Who will find this session useful?

  • IT Lawyers (in private practice and in-house)
  • IT Law academics and students
  • Tech sector professionals & managers involved in technology procurement
  • Anyone interested in selling or buying technology services

Event outline:

Watch our 60-minute panel conversation delving into current trends and optimal strategies in:

• Procuring technology vendors

• Balancing risks with business objectives

• Approaching benchmarking

• Negotiation and legal considerations

• Conducting security due diligence

• Addressing privacy concerns

This webinar is indispensable for technology procurement professionals and legal experts aiding their clients and teams in planning, risk assessment, negotiation strategies, and mitigating the risk of data breaches.

Given that technology plays a central role in the success of every organisation, the imperative to swiftly onboard technology services often takes precedence over the inclination to mitigate legal, data security, and privacy risks. Adhering to a set of straightforward principles can allow organisations to leverage technology services while minimising exposure to undesirable outcomes.

Speaker details:

Alexander Dittel, Partner, Head of Data Protection

Alex is a seasoned data protection lawyer with substantial experience both in-house and in private practice. He serves as the Data Protection Officer for numerous clients, offering guidance on compliance, transactional matters, regulatory issues, and dispute resolution. With a background that includes roles at a startup, Google, and leading technology law firms in the City, Alex has cultivated a pragmatic problem-solving style that is valued by his clients. He is a frequent contributor to Privacy Laws & Business and PLC Magazine, and he also serves as the editor of the firm’s data protection podcast.

Jennifer Bruton, Director, Bores Group Ltd 

Jennifer began her professional career within Corporate and Larger Business Banking before venturing into entrepreneurship where she established and led a successful Early Years Pre-School, allowing her to achieve professionally while striking a balance with the care of her young family. In recent years, with the Pre School operating itself, Jennifer has integrated her extensive financial and business expertise to transition into a career within Information Security. As a Certified Cyber Security Professional and qualified Lead Auditor in ISO 27001, Jennifer now provides Information Security consultancy, primarily in governance, risk and compliance, as well as specialising in implementing information security management systems for companies, with a focus on ISO 27001. Jennifer’s diverse skill set in business management, risk assessment and continual improvement, honed through her years of successful entrepreneurship, now positions her with a unique perspective within the field Information Security. Her insights effectively aid businesses in integrating tailored security practices aligned with their strategic objectives.

Adam Betts, Partner, Commercial, IP, IT

Adam is a Partner specialising in providing non-contentious advice on general commercial law and contracts. His expertise encompasses the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, software development (including apps), integration, licensing, and support and maintenance. Additionally, Adam advises on technology and business-process outsourcing, online business, consumer law, and data protection and security. His clients represent a diverse spectrum of industries, including technology, hospitality (hotel and restaurant), beverages (spirits and beers), retail, sports, design, financial services, property and construction, and healthcare, among others. While Adam finds fulfilment in advising start-ups, early-stage ventures, and rapidly growing businesses, he also brings extensive experience to bear on intricate technology outsourcing projects. This involves system development, testing, integration, support and maintenance, and business continuity, particularly for clients operating in regulated industries.

Maya de Silva, Solicitor, Wedlake Bell

Maya specialises in advising clients on non-contentious intellectual property, information technology and general commercial law. She advises clients in a range of sectors including retail, healthcare, technology, creative/design and property. Maya focuses on understanding her clients’ needs and working collaboratively to progress matters. She also advises clients on general data protection compliance and cybersecurity. She has contributed to commercial publications and has co-authored publications on data protection topics in collaboration with Alexander Dittel.

Euan Welsh, Head of Projects, StableLogic

Euan became part of StableLogic in 2019, initially serving as a Lead Consultant and now assuming the leadership of the Project Management team. In addition to nurturing and advancing a diverse team of project and program managers, his role centres on strategically implementing and overseeing transformations across various technology services. This includes managing endeavours like SD-WAN migrations, CCaaS implementations, UCaaS transformations, and software development projects. Euan’s primary focus involves providing support for large-scale, multinational transformations with multi-million-pound scopes. He collaborates with clients to mitigate program risks, institute best practices and governance, and collaborate on optimising processes to realize the benefits of strategic changes.

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The cost of this session is £35 + VAT (£42) for SCL members and £70 + VAT (£84) for non-members. To enquire about SCL membership and receive the discounted fee, please email hello@scl.org. Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer.

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