Please note updated presentations will be available on Friday April 3, 2009

Pre-Conference Workshops
Sunday March 22, 2009

Session 0.2.1

Pre-Conference Workshop II: Contracting best practices for AMI, CIS and other technology procurement initiatives
Session leaders:
Rod Dow, Partner, Foley & Lardner, WI
Mark Foley, Partner, Foley & Lardner, WI
Karl Hochkammer, Partner, Foley & Lardner, WI
Fritz Vorlop, Partner, Foley & Lardner, WI

12h30 – 14h00

Presentations will discuss basic models for IT contracts (outsourcing, system acquisition) and common risks; general negotiating strategies to mitigate risks; and common issues presented by typical contracts with suggestions for resolution.

14h30 – 16h00

Further examples to be discussed include performance commitments, service levels, system integration, vendor accountability, third-party use, vendor financial strength, third-party licenses and consents, dispute resolution, technology refresh and obsolescence, data security and privacy, and changes in vendor status (i.e., assignments, mergers, etc.).