Sifter Central Blog - David Tollen - Webinar: Top 5 Mistakes in Cloud Computing Agreements
Tech buyers often misunderstand contract terms about data. So they don’t protect themselves in agreements about software-as-a-service and other types of cloud computing. I see the resulting weak contracts in my work as a lawyer, and I teach businesspeople and lawyers to do better in my courses on tech contracts. One of the key lessons is: “Ask better questions.” This webinar offers questions you should ask about your data—questions for your lawyer, contract manager, vendor, or for yourself.
Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter, filled in for Ken Adams for this Podcast. David Tollen talks at length about the top 5 mistakes that lawyers make in cloud computing agreements.
You can reach David Tollen at 415-278-0950 x1 or david@SycamoreLegal.com. He would be happy to provide links and contract language related to the webinar. You can also learn more about David’s services below.
David Tollen is one of the industry’s leading authorities on IT contracts. He’s a lawyer and the founder of Tech Contracts Academy, which provides training on IT contracts – for contract managers, procurement officers, and IT staff, as well as for lawyers. He’s also the author of the ABA’s bestselling manual on IT agreements, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople. David practices law with Sycamore Legal, P.C., a San Francisco firm he founded. He represents buyers and sellers in IT contracts. He also provides advice and assistance related to data security, e-commerce, and IP. David graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and has degrees from Cambridge University and U.C. Berkeley.
Founded by one of the industry’s leading authorities on software licensing and cloud computing agreements, Tech Contracts Academy,™ LLC offers training and tools to help companies, government agencies, and contract staff do tech contracts better, faster, and with more confidence. We train procurement officers, contract managers, IT staff, and other business people, as well as lawyers. David Tollen is the trainer and also the author of the American Bar Association’s bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing 2015). Programs are offered in-house, both in person and via video conference.
Sycamore Legal is a boutique law firm dedicated to technology agreements and to privacy and intellectual property, focusing on cloud computing, software licensing, and large-scale transactions. We work out of offices in San Francisco, serving some of the most influential companies in the world —like Lockheed Martin, Sabre, and Del Monte Foods — as well as technology start-ups of all sizes. Sycamore was awarded Technology Sector Law Firm of the Year for California by both Corporate INTL Magazine (2017) and Global Law Experts (2018). David Tollen was awarded Internet & E-Commerce Lawyer of the Year in California by International Advisory Experts (2018).