Effective IT systems and functionality are critical to the day to day operations of most organisations. It is, therefore, vital that management understand how to manage the risks associated with implementing IT contracts, as well as how to get the best out of them.
In this presentation, our partners, Richard Chew and Tim Clark, will discuss the key issues to watch out for when structuring IT contracts. Richard and Tim will provide practical insights into this topic having worked within the IT industry and in IT law, for both customers and suppliers.
This seminar will look at some of the key issues around technology contracts, including:
• managing the contract process
• the important constructs to focus on
• traps to avoid when entering into technology contracts
• tips on structuring the engagement with technology supplier or the customer
• how to avoid common pitfalls.
The session will be invaluable to General Managers, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Legal Counsel and IT professionals.
About our presenters
Richard Chew commenced his professional life in the IT industry. He joined Telstra in the group that maintained the Internet backbone network for Australia, headed the Systems and Development team for Telstra Internet and joined REACH, Telstra’s joint venture with PCCW in Hong Kong. Since 2003, Richard has worked with clients in Australia and the Asia Pacific region as a specialist IT, outsourcing, commercial and telecommunications lawyer, joining Piper Alderman in May 2012.
Tim Clark is a specialist IT lawyer, with an extensive background in advising suppliers and customers of IT, telecommunications and technology services. Tim has worked with IT services companies in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, insurance, banking, managed funds, education, health, utilities and government. He has advised suppliers and customers in relation to tenders, IT contracts and IT disputes.