Reduce your Risk Through E-Contracting

Published: 03 Mar 2015 Average Rating: 3.8 / 5 Print

Author: Tim Cummins, Adam Grove, Andrea Masterton

Eliminating paper from contract and procurement processes is a top priority for many organizations interested in reducing risk, cost, and cycle times, all with the goal of gaining a competitive edge in today's marketplace. Unfortunately, companies continue to make basic errors when doing business via the Internet, mobile apps, tablets, and other digital technologies, and one wrong turn can result in major consequences when a dispute arises.

In this webcast, we will discuss the risks associated to e-contracting and what steps to take to mitigate those risks and ensure enforceability. This presentation will cover how to:

Ensure intent is properly captured in an electronic process
Prove who 'clicked-to-sign' online
Secure electronic records to ensure long term access and reliability
Strike the right balance between security and usability
Avoid the most common and risky e-contracting mistakes

Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM
Adam Grove, Associate, McGuire Woods LLP
Andrea Masterton, Corporate Marketing Director, e-SignLive™ by Silanis

About the Presenters
Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM
In his role as CEO of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy. Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5bn in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries. Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.

Adam Grove, Associate, McGuire Woods LLP
Adam's practice focuses on structuring and negotiating technology transactions, outsourcings, and intellectual property licenses. He has represented clients in the food and beverage, telecommunications, banking, health, energy, and publishing industries, as well as companies providing software and information technology services. In addition, Adam regularly represents vendors and customers on ERP implementations, IT consulting and development agreements, and on cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), and traditional software license agreements. He also regularly represents clients in the publishing industry on licensing ebooks, journals, images, and other content.

Andrea Masterton, Corporate Marketing Director, e-SignLive™ by Silanis
Andrea is the Corporate Marketing Director for e-SignLive by Silanis. In this role, she oversees industry marketing strategy, market awareness and demand generation within key industry segments, specifically insurance and financial services. Andrea's 15+ years' experience in the electronic signature market includes producing hundreds of educational webcasts and seminars, authoring dozens of white papers as well as active participation in industry electronic signature and process improvement workgroups.


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