Moving to the cloud? Plan your exit now! (users-only X-change)

Location:Hotel Gosset, Groot-Bijgaarden


More and more we are moving to the cloud. But what happens when we want to end the contract: to change provider or go back to on-premise? What guarantees do we have about retrieving our data, etc., what costs will we face, how long will such a transfer take, to name a few of the questions we face.


This workshop will initiate a discussion on how Beltug can help companies with these challenges. Our vision is to develop either a checklist or a paper with recommendations (depending on the needs). Your input and ideas are essential!


We encourage you to also pass this invitation to your colleagues in procurement or legal.



Please note that in order to guarantee an interactive discussion, we are keeping the number of attendees limited, so be sure to book your spot in time.

13:30 - 17:30


Hotel Gosset


A. Gossetlaan 52


1702 Groot-Bijgaarden







13:30 Welcome coffee


14:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:15 Exit from on-premise and cloud contracts – showstoppers & lessons learned


When entering into a contract - whether for outsourcing or licences - too little attention is paid to the exit conditions.  But this could well pose a challenge for you when you actually want to end the agreement. We will gain insights from Fluvius on how they handle these challenges, and the hurdles they see.


Nele Vanderheijden, Contract, Software, Asset & Configuration Manager, Fluvius & Marc Vandenborne, Contract & Licence management, Fluvius (English)


14:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:00 Interactive workshop


Moderated by Danielle Jacobs, General Manager Beltug.


Some of the issues we already have in mind:


  • Topics to be covered in the contract in order to be prepared for your exit
  • Data portability
  • Duration of the contract termination
  • Technical issues (connections)
  • Code of Conduct prepared with the help of the EU
  • SAAS context
  • Transferring infrastructure from one cloud service to another IAAS
  • Charges

These are only a few of the elements we will address: please email us your additional topics so we can prepare this session in an optimal way.


We will discuss the experiences and concerns of participants interactively. Discussion in French & Dutch.


16:30 Wrap up & Closing drink


17:30 End