November 20, 2008
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay St., Suite 4000
Mark Relph and Christine Ing will discuss what Software as a Service (SaaS) and Software + Services (S+S) are, and will identify and address some of the business and legal considerations that businesses and their legal advisors should consider if they are providing or purchasing SaaS or S+S.
ABOUT THE PANEL
Vice President, Developer & Platform Evangelism Group
Microsoft Canada Co.
As Vice President of the Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) Group in Canada, Mark Relph is focused on the evangelism of the Microsoft platform to developers, IT professionals, designers and ISVs. The Developer & Platform Group helps Microsoft drive the early adoption of emerging elements of the Microsoft platform and builds a robust set of technical community engagement programs such as MSDN and TechNet. Mark’s team also has a focus on enhancing the ecosystem of independent software vendors in Canada, including working with startups and the venture capital community. Mark’s group works with students and technology enthusiasts across Canada. Mark was instrumental in helping launch Canada’s first entrepreneur-focused Innovation Centre in Waterloo, ON. The Infusion Angels Innovation Centre (IAIC) aims to foster economic growth in Canada by providing students and entrepreneurs with critical resources needed to take their ideas, concepts and solutions to market. Mark maintains a blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/mark_relph.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Christine Ing is a Consultant practising in the Information Technology Group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Christine regularly negotiates and drafts a broad range of commercial agreements involving intellectual property, software and hardware, including development, licensing, distribution, supply, hosting, confidentiality, technology transfer and joint venture contracts. In recent years, Christine’s practice has focused on complex technology development and licensing transactions, and on outsourcing and application service provider relationships. Christine has an engineering degree from the University of Toronto.
COST FOR ATTENDANCE
Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for 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.
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