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Thomas Trappler (UCLA)
Thomas Trappler (UCLA)
Director, UCLA Software Licensing
Los Angeles, California
As Director of UCLA Software Licensing Thomas Trappler leads enterprisewide IT procurement and vendor management initiatives and negotiations focused on cost reduction and risk mitigation, with an emphasis on cloud computing contracts and software licensing agreements.
Per the Los Angeles Times, "When Thomas Trappler talks clouds, companies listen." Thomas is an internationally recognized expert in cloud computing risk mitigation via contract negotiation and vendor management, and was named a "ÂCloud Luminary"Â by CA Technologies alongside such distinguished thought leaders as Vivek Kundra and Nicholas Carr.
Dubbed the "Cloud Contract Advisor" by Computerworld, Thomas has presented at numerous events, including Cloud Expo, Gartner Catalyst, Educause Annual Conference, Security Threats Conference, IT Sourcing and Procurement Summit, CA World, The Business of Cloud Computing Conference, and the Security Professionals Conference. He writes a monthly column for Computerworld regarding cloud computing contracts, co-authored the book "Contracting for Cloud Services", and has published articles on cloud contracting and open source software for Educause Quarterly. Thomas has lectured at UCLA and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and teaches "Cloud Computing Risk Mitigation Via Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management"Â, the original seminar focused on cloud computing contract issues.
- EDUCAUSE Face-to-Face Annual Conference 2013, October 2013
- EDUCAUSE 2011 Face-to-Face Meeting, October 2011
- If It's in the Cloud, Get It on Paper: Cloud Computing Contract Issues
West/Southwest session streamed, followed by exclusive question and answer session with the speakerSecurity Professionals Online Conference 2011, April 2011
- West/Southwest Regional Conference 2011, February 2011
- Spotlight on Cloud Computing: If It's in the Cloud, Get It on Paper: Cloud Computing Contract IssuesEDUCAUSE Live! December 10, December 2010
- EDUCAUSE 2010 Face-to-Face Meeting, October 2010