Outsourcing: Latest Trends and Developments (the Vendors’ Perspective)

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April 3, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
1 First Canadian Place, Suite 6300
Toronto, Ontario

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The program is a panel discussion involving Eric Notkin (V.P. Legal Affairs, CGI), Peter Miscevich (AGC, Bell Canada), Nagendra Krishnamurthy (Head of Legal, Canada, TCS) and Wendy Gross (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP), who will serve as moderator. This program is a follow up to the TCLG’s successful 2013 panel discussion on outsourcing latest trends and developments from the customer side, and will focus on the vendors’ perspectives.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions you would like the panel to consider please email them to mwanford@osler.com and we will try and include them in the program. Failing which there will be plenty of opportunities during the program itself.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Eric Notkin (V.P. Legal Affairs, CGI) is a seasoned legal professional with a background in commercial litigation and more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry with a proven track record of implementing creative, business-minded solutions within a multi-jurisdictional legal framework. In his capacity as Vice President, Legal Affairs, Eric leads a Toronto-based team comprised of dedicated professionals advising CGI Business Units and industry verticals across Canada and on a global scale. Eric’s expertise extends to a wide variety of commercial IT arrangements including outsourcing, cloud offerings, consulting services, licensing, joint ventures, software development, procurement and M&A as well as related governance, intellectual property, risk management and human resources.

Peter Miscevich (Assistant General Counsel, Bell Canada) currently leads Bell’s team of lawyers that negotiate complex commercial agreements for the provision of Bell’s products and services to Enterprise customers. Peter has been with Bell for more than 15 years and has taken on several roles within the law department, including managing Bell’s procurement lawyers. As a result, Peter’s experience and expertise on both sides of complex buy/sell transactions gives him a balanced perspective on difficult to negotiate contractual matters and sensitive relationship matters that arise from complex agreements.

Nagendra Krishnamurthy (Head of Legal, TCS Canada) Nagendra is the Head of Legal, TCS Canada. In this role, Nagendra is responsible for the legal function of TCS Canada, which includes managing the legal department, legal review, drafting and negotiation of contracts related to Information Technology, Information Technology Enabled Services, Software License & Maintenance, Contract training for project managers, employee related legal matters & providing support to Human Resources department in employment law related matters. His expertise is in Law of Contracts and Information Technology Law. Nagendra is also Corporate Secretary of TCS Canada and responsible for Secretarial function of TCS Canada. Nagendra started his career as an academic teaching Law of Contracts and Information Technology and transitioned to a career in Corporate sector and has about 15 years of experience.

Wendy Gross (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP) (Program Moderator) is Co-Chair of the Osler Technology Group. Wendy specializes in outsourcing and other complex corporate and commercial transactions relating to technology products and services and business processes and related regulatory and other legal issues. Wendy has been recognised in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014: Information Technology Law; Technology Law
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013: Information Technology
  • Expert Guides The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers 2011: Technology, Media & Telecommunications: Information Technology
  • Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2012: TM&T
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013: Computer & IT Law; Tech Transactions
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2012: Technology Transactions
  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers 2012: Internet & e-Commerce


Cost for attendance is ten dollars ($10) for TCLG members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the “Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group”.


The cost of membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55). The membership fee for students is waived; articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details: http://www.tclg.org/membership.


Please register before 10:00 am on March 31, 2014. Registrations will not be confirmed unless the lunch is fully booked. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to: secretary@tclg.org.


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