An Expert Panel & CIO Workshop at the CIO 100 Symposium
Managing traditional vendor contracts is a skill most CIOs have mastered. But the new realities of negotiating with cloud providers — over everything from data aggregation and service levels to exit clauses — can be grim. “Expensive and agonizing” is how one CIO described a recent decision to change from one major cloud vendor to another. “As a business leader enabling digital transformation, how do I keep the flexibility I need in a way that preserves my options?” Answering that question will be the focus of this highly practical CIO panel discussion and workshop session with Boston-based IT attorney Matt Karlyn, who negotiates cloud deals for a living. We’ll follow our panel conversation with collaborative table discussions and wrap up with an additional Q&A with Matt for more specific legal advice and ideas.