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Welcoming Karen

Karen Smith, Events Manager for ITAM Review and ITSM Review

Karen Smith, Events Manager for ITAM Review and ITSM Review

I am very pleased to welcome Karen Smith to the Enterprise Opinions team.

Meeting our readers

Karen joins us as our Events Manager. Karen’s first event is our Tools Day on the Tuesday 18th November, swiftly followed by an Oracle Licensing Workshop on the 21st November (details to follow soon).

Both of these events are in London UK, but we have ambitious plans to meet our readers from around the globe in 2015 including USA, Germany, India and beyond. If you would like to talk to us about attending or supporting us on these events please contact us.

Who is Karen?

Karen joins us from ADP where she was Client Events and Relationship Coordinator, prior to this role Karen worked as the Events Manager for FAST Ltd.

In her own words: 

  • One thing you don’t know about Karen…  “I worked on a remake of The Four Feathers movie in Morocco for 3 months as a Prosthetics & Special Effects Make-Up Assistant.”
  • When not organizing events Karen is most likely to be found… “With my fiancé and 2 children, at the gym, or in front of the TV enjoying Game of Thrones, House of Cards and other Netflix classics!”
  • The first record Karen bought was… ‘Would I Lie To You’ by Charles & Eddie – what a classic!”
  • Karen has a soft spot for….  “Salted caramel desserts, Prosecco and clothes shopping, in no particular order!”

Connect with Karen on Twitter or LinkedIn or better still come and meet Karen at our Tools Day!

Please join me in welcoming Karen to the team ~ Martin

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

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.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

One Comment

  1. Rory Canavan says:

    Hey Karen!

    Congrats on joining the rebel alliance! I have no doubt you will have a great time. It’ll almost be like old times:)

    Cheers,

    Rory

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