Negotiating hybrid IT and cloud contracts (N-sight)

Location:Hof Ten As, Melsbroek



Hybrid IT and cloud are a new world for companies and their vendors. And when it comes to negotiating contracts in the face of all the changes, the devil is in the details. It's a key issue for our members, as we confirmed in our Beltug priority survey. While some aspects of contracts and SLAs are similar to ‘traditional’ IT contracts, others are very different.


In this N-sight, we will take a deep dive with our experts into IT contracts, with a special focus on hybrid IT and cloud.


Is there someone else in your company who would be interested in this invitation? Feel free to pass it on to your colleagues involved in legal or procurement.


14:00 - 18:00
Hof Ten As
Perksesteenweg 37
1820 Melsbroek



14:00 Welcome coffee


14:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table

Danielle Jacobs, General Manager, Beltug (English)


14:45 Getting into the details: what should be in your hybrid IT/cloud contracts

What do you need to know when negotiating your contracts for your cloud and/or hybrid IT/cloud? How are they different and similar to ‘other’ IT service contracts? What about exit clauses, etc. Make sure you know the ins-and-outs, the must-haves and the nice-to-haves, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. Laurens Dauwe will bring his significant experience in different sectors to bear, to explain what you need to consider when negotiating your contracts for cloud and hybrid IT.

Laurens Dauwe, IT & Telecom Lawyer, Stibbe (English)


15:25 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:40 Short coffee break


16:00 How to successfully contract for IT outsourcing 

For 30 years, Piet Herman has created IT contracts and outsourcing in the banking world. In this presentation, he will share his experience, lessons learned, and best practices. Find out what to focus on to prepare outsourcing agreements smoothly.

Piet Herman, Contract creation consultant (Dutch)


16:40 Interactive roundtable discussion

Bring your questions and experiences to this session, so we can look together at your issues and concerns regarding negotiating IT contracts. Send your questions to Danielle before the event, to ensure they are included. We will discuss participants' issues interactively.


17:00 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End