It is great to see IAITAM booking a heavy hitter to keynote their annual conference this year. Andy Andrews is a New York Times best selling author and opens the IAITAM Conference on the 20th October in Nashville, Tennessee.
I recommend Andy’s book The Noticer. At times I found it a bit sugary for my tastes (To be expected from a British male immersed in the dry subject of ITAM?) and a little confusing as the story weaves in an out of fiction, but otherwise it is an easy, quick and enjoyable read.
Andy’s message is that “Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective”. I personally gained a great deal from his analogy of dialects and I believe there are nuggets of wisdom for everyone in his book, whether professional or personal, on how a change of perspective can help us all through challenges in life.
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
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