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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Bart Huffman – Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Computing

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

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Food and discussion begin at 12:30pm. Open to current Princeton faculty, staff, and students. Open to members of the public by invitation only. Please contact Laura Cummings-Abdo at if you are interested in attending a particular lunch.

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly adopting multiple and increasingly comprehensive cloud solutions. For companies whose IT departments do not yet have the unique requisite skill sets, cloud brokers provide technical advice and can also serve as system integrators. Among other things, the cloud offers a more rapid pace of innovation; outsourced infrastructure management; real-time flexibility and scalability; sophisticated, highly compatible tools and applications; and enhanced mobility, collaboration, and rights management. Costs are relatively low and getting even lower, as the capacity of the major clouds increases and the competition intensifies. But enterprise remains skeptical. Major cloud providers have platforms and processes that cannot be easily customized. While IT outsourcing is common, doing so with limited or non-existent audit rights, variable service details and specifications, and minimal assumption of risk by the IT service provider is not. Management is charged with guarding the company’s systems and proprietary data, safeguarding personal information, and complying with various laws and regulations. This talk will explore important issues for enterprise adoption of the cloud, and various approaches to addressing those issues.


Bart Huffman is an intellectual property, privacy, and data security counselor and litigator. He has a systems engineering background, experience in privacy matters that spans the modern history of the practice area, and a proven track record in significant litigation matters. Mr. Huffman provides advice concerning policies and strategies; technology agreements; enterprise cloud computing; digital marketing; mobile applications; compliance programs; subpoenas, investigations, and disputes; and risk management solutions. He holds a JD from the University of Texas and a BSE from Princeton University with a Certificate in Engineering and Management Systems. Based in Austin, Texas, Mr. Huffman is admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, and California, and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is also an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional, and serves on the Certifications Advisory Board of the IAPP.