Feeling SaaS-y?

CPDOnline is proud to present its 3rd Annual Conference on Business Law & Legal Issues Facing Finance Professionals. Everyone is talking about the subscription economy. What’s not to like – recurring revenue make subscription based businesses enjoy increased valuation multiples . This year’s conference “Feeling SaaS-y: Data Security, Privacy, and IP Protection for CFOs” will bring CFO’s current with some of the issues facing subscription and SaaS based businesses, from using third party software, security and other issues facing IoT companies, to revenue recognition rules. Don’t miss this event!



Introductory Speaker – 8:30 am – 9:15 am

How Canada is leading the application of Artificial Intelligence on Law

Confirmed Speaker:

Benjamin Alarie, CEO Blue J Legal

Session 1 – 9:20 am – 10:20 am

IP considerations for IOT companies

Topics May Include:

  • Getting Permissions to collect Customer data
  • Ownership of Data
  • Permitted uses of data

Confirmed Speakers:

Martin P.J. Kratz QC, FCIPS, Partner, Trademark Agent, Bennett Jones

Break – 10:20 am – 10:30 am

Session 2 – 10:30 am -11:30 am

Unwrapping the security blanket – data privacy and security best practices

Topics May Include:

  • What constitutes private data
  • Best practices in storing private data

Confirmed Speakers:

Peter Murphy, Partner, Shibley Righton LLP

Joseph Pizzacalla, Principal IT Consultant, Altius IT Solutions Inc

Session 3 – 11:35 am -12:35 pm

Global privacy regulations and the impact on cloud-based services

Topics May Include:

  • Canadian compliance for private sector entities
  • The USA Patriot Act controversy and Canadian compliance for public sector entities
  • The EU Facebook litigation, the striking down of the EU-US Safe Harbor and the new US-EU Privacy Shield

Confirmed Speakers:

Martin P.J. Kratz QC, FCIPS, Partner, Trademark Agent, Bennett Jones

Networking lunch – 12:35 pm – 1:45 pm

Session 4 – 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nothing in life is free – an introduction to Third Party and Open source licenses

Topics May Include:

  • How do you incorporate Open source code into your code base?
  • Policies for using open source.
  • Types of open source licenses (GPL, LGPL etc)
  • Obligations that arise from using open source
  • How to document and keep track of OS used in your code base

Confirmed Speakers:
Bernice Karn, Partner, Cassels Brock

Robert Tremblay, Associate Legal Counsel, HOOPP

Break – 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 5 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Revenue recognition and tax considerations for cloud based SaaS Offering

Confirmed Speakers:
Jonathan Bright, Associate, McMillan

Session 6 – 4:05 pm – 4:45 pm

Cryptocurrency Primer

Daniel Fuke, Partner, Fasken


More more information and ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/feeling-saas-y-data-security-privacy-and-ip-protection-for-cfos-tickets-43478449212?aff=CFD