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Rod Crowder 
612 8251 0080 


Thursday April 28, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

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Vibe Hotel Sydney 
111 Goulburn St
Sydney 2000

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Cloud Computing: Risky Business?

Cloud Computing is the latest mega-trend in the IT Industry and may seem like the way of the future, but like everything, there may very well be a catch. Often all that is relayed to the consumer is the features and benefits, but looking beyond these and into the fine print, there are risks involved that require careful consideration.

You're invited to an exclusive Roundtable event. 

 The ever changing market and every changing technology makes it all that much more important to stay one step ahead of the competition; often it means being up to date with bleeding-edge technologies.

 Cloud Computing is the latest solution that combats this, keeping the organisation ahead of the technological whirlwind and thus remaining competitive. However there are risks associated with Cloud Computing that are not always apparent from the outset. 

 Join us for this roundtable discussion to share your ideas and find out what your peers know and understand about Cloud Computing. 

You are invited to an exclusive Roundtable event.  The discussion is relevant to Chief Executives, Chief Financial Officers, Managing Directors, Business Continuity Managers, Risk and Compliance Managers, and all senior executives looking to understand and identify the “Risks associated with Cloud Computing.

Rod Crowder, Managing Director of OpsCentre, will facilitate an open and unbiased discussion between participants; providing an opportunity to comment and discuss individual perspectives and share related issues and experiences with each other.   He will outline a number of action areas where senior executives can gain rapid traction on this important challenge.   

Our Round Table discussion topics include: 

Features and Benefits of Cloud computing

Data Visibility; who has access and how is it secured?

Where will your information be stored?

Compliance management and reporting

Legal issues associated with offsite hosting

What contractual terms are you agreeing to?

Are you protected by Australian Law should something go wrong?

Best Practices in Cloud Computing

Real costs associated with implementing Cloud Computing

                                                             Conducting a Cloud Risk Assessment


We look forward to sharing your views and perspectives at our Roundtable event.


Best Regards,
Rod Crowder
612 8251 0080


When? Thursday 28th April; 4:00PM to 5:30PM  

Where? “The VibeOut Room", Vibe Hotel, 111 Goulburn Street, Sydney 2000 Australia


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About your Facilitator

Rod Crowder is Managing Director of OpsCentre, a boutique provider of risk, business continuity and disaster recovery consulting, software and training solutions.  He has worked in the Management Consulting sector for 17 years in a variety of management, training, facilitation, project management and consulting roles.

Rod has project managed and consulted on projects for organisations including Telstra, Lend Lease, Nestle, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu Australia, DCA Group, Thomson Legal and Regulatory, Omnilab Media Group, Ambience Entertainment, Amity Group, Amnesty International, Integral Energy, Coates Hire, Westlink M7, Hills M2 Motorway, Franklins Foods and several Federal and NSW Government Agencies, and local councils.

He has undertaken extensive overseas consulting assignments in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, USA and Europe. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Studies from Brighton University in the UK. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, the Australian Institute of Management, the Institute of Company Directors and the IT Service Management Foundation.