Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements
Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments you are likely to make – yet ITAM Review readers tell us Oracle is where you often experience mind-bending license complexity and the harshest of compliance risks.
We believe Oracle cannot have sustainable customer relationships based on “mystery and fear”, so join us at this FREE* seminar in London on 21st November from 9am to 4.30pm to find out how you can begin to put this right.
Attend this event for invaluable presentations from our expert industry speakers and take part in interactive workshops to define the agenda for change with Oracle.
Note: Chatham House rules apply: “participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” source. Please also note that Oracle are NOT in attendance.
- When: Friday 21st November 2014
- Where: BCS Offices, central London
Mark Flynn, Campaign for Clear Licensing CEO: ‘Dealing with Oracle can be a career limiting experience if you don’t have a robust game plan for managing your Oracle estate correctly. CCL has teamed up with ITAM Review at this Oracle Seminar event, which will help to shed some light on the dark corners of Oracle licensing agreements. By attending this event you will not only be arming yourself with essential knowledge, you will also be able to have your say, by helping CCL define an improved relationship with Oracle with their end users’.
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome, Open and Introductions
09:45 – 10:20 “Common Oracle licensing contracts and grey areas of licensing risk” Monica State and Madalina Chirculescu, ITAMS [Premier Sponsor]
10.20 – 10.55 “The Oracle ULA – Top Tips for maximising ROI and avoiding those hidden costs” Piaras MacDonnell, Suredatum
10.55 – 11.25 Refreshment Break
11.25 – 12.00 “What to expect during an Oracle License Audit and how to prepare yourself” Richard Spithoven, b.lay
12.00 – 12.35 “Taking the bite out of software licensing terms” Cathy Hamilton & Kamal Patheja, Deutche Post DHL.
12.35 – 13.35 Lunch
|13.35 – 14.20||Practical strategy for reducing Oracle licensing costs||How to build an Oracle audit defence strategy||Getting under the hood of DHL’s unique approach|
|14.20 – 15.05||Practical strategy for reducing Oracle licensing costs||How to build an Oracle audit defence strategy||Getting under the hood of DHL’s unique approach|
|15.05 – 15.25||
|15.25 – 16.10||Practical strategy for reducing Oracle licensing costs||How to build an Oracle audit defence strategy||Getting under the hood of DHL’s unique approach|
|16.10 – 16.20||
Who Should Attend
ITAM, SAM and IT procurement specialists
*FREE to attend
This event is free to attend however cancellation charges apply. Cancellation of your event booking after 14th November 2014 will be subject to a £100 cancellation fee to cover the cost of your place.
|Monica State – Senior Licensing Analyst, ITAMS: Monica State recently joined ITAMS as Senior Licensing Analyst where she uses her Oracle knowledge to help clients solve complex Oracle contracting issues.She has over 5 years’ experience working in the “License Management Services” (LMS) department at Oracle. Here she started as Contract Analyst for the Global region and then promoted to Customer Reconciliation and Licence Inventory Manager for the EMEA area. In this role, she worked in designing and planning the processes and procedures for contract analysis.|
|Madalina Chirculescu – Consultant, ITAMS: Madalina Chirculescu is Pre-Sales Consultant at ITAMS. She has over 5 years’ experience working as a Senior Consultant for the “License Management Services” (LMS) department at Oracle.Here she worked with global clients on their Software Asset Management and Compliance projects, understanding their software entitlements, measuring actual usage of software products and ensuring optimal licence utilisation in order to minimise legal, operational and financial risk.|
|Piaras MacDonnell, SAM & SLO Professional & Founder of Suredatum: Piaras is an expert in software licensing and IT Asset Management with a specific focus on servers, datacenters and very large complex networks.He is the founder of Suredatum where his company provides enterprise license optimization (ELO) services to large organizations who have made a significant investment in Oracle, Microsoft and VMWare. His customers include fortune 500 companies in logistics, telecoms, banking and healthcare.He is a regular contributor at conferences and online. He blogs at suredatum.com/blog and can be followed on twitter @PiarasMacDonnel.|
|Richard Spithoven – Director, b.lay: Richard joined b.lay as a managing-partner in September 2013. Richard uses his knowledge of the previous 8 1⁄2 years in Oracle License Management Services to educate, equip and enable software end-users in their challenges with regards to proper software license management.Richard started in October 2005 as an Oracle Licensing Consultant, after which he fulfilled the role of Regional LMS Director for the Europe South region (including Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal) for a period of 4 1⁄2 years. In this role, Richard managed a team of 40 licensing consultants and was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the LMS organization. Richard holds a master degree in IT, from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.|
|Kamal Patheja – Legal Director Global Licensing, Deutsche Post DHL: Kamal has over 20 years of experience as in house counsel providing advice in the technology and telecoms space. Currently responsible for all software licensing legal issues for the DPDHL Group, including sitting on the GroupLicence Management Council, advising on compliance claims, software audits, global contract negotiations, and running worldwide training programs. Supported building the DPDHL Licence Management Audit Process.|
|Cathy Hamilton – Head of Group License Demand, Deutsche Post DHL: With 20 years of international experience, Cathy has managed strategic supplier relationships and associated budgets in all major IT spend categories delivering cost reduction and commercially focused risk mitigation solutions.Over the past 5 years, Cathy has specialized in the management of software vendors and contracts and has built up a detailed knowledge of the licensing and commercial models of the software “mega-vendors”.|