13:00 Welcome coffee
13:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table
Levi Nietvelt, Business Manager (English)
13:45 User story: IT vendor management - a tactical approach to choosing your dependency
When discussing dependence on cloud providers, we have to define the type of dependency and the cloud providers we are referring to. Both depend on your IT strategy and business capabilities. In some cases, relying on a specific vendor could be perceived as a strategic, long-term partnership. This is the framework being applied by Galapagos: the perception of 'dependence' depends on the business. The research business, for example, which is at the core of this health company, relies heavily on specific vendors, and accepts this ‘dependency’.
Kris Maes, IT vendor manager, Galapagos (English)
14:15 Choose your weapon: legal tools for combatting harmful dependence
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for addressing cloud vendor lock-in issues. Yet, businesses can have recourse to various tools that may mitigate the resulting risks. Stibbe will present how a combination of adequate governance of the provider relationship, good contracting practices, and clever use of the applicable laws and regulations might save businesses from harm.
Jan Joos, Lawyer, Stibbe (English)
15:15 No miracles: using governance and sourcing to avoid dependency
This presentation will discuss Porter's 5 Forces model, the drivers and the economics behind the use of cloud. You’ll discover that while a new paradigm shift around infrastructure services may offer a solution, it probably isn’t in the cards. What then are viable mechanisms to cope with cloud services as part of the ICT portfolio? There are no miracle solutions, but there are several points of attention from a governance and sourcing perspective in today's cloud offerings. You’ll hear real-life examples of how organisations are bolstering existing best practices, and avoiding future pitfalls.
Pieter De Meulenaer, managing partner, 4ATOM (English)
15:45 Discussion - let's have a look at your experiences, your questions and best practices
16:15 Wrap up & Closing drink