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Wisdom USA 2020 Speaker Spotlight: ITAM – Eat, Pray, Love

This is the first “speaker spotlight” article for Wisdom USA 2020 – a chance for you to see some of the fantastic speakers and sessions we’ve got in store for you next month in St Petersburg, Florida.

Joining me is Ann Marsh, Senior ITAM Manager at Medtronic.

Wisdom USA 2020

Ann Marsh, Medtronic

What is your Wisdom USA 2020 session called?

Oh no, another audit letter: Tips and tricks for getting the best result for your company.

What is your session about?

My session will give you tips that you can use as soon as you get back to help your organization be more audit ready, and also help you know what to do when that next audit letter comes.

How did you get started in ITAM?

I was working as a project manager after my previous job had been outsourced and I was approached by management to say they had this great opportunity for me to work with a few others and start an Asset Management program. This was 2005 so I had no idea what I was getting myself into but it has been a great journey.

If you could change 1 thing in the ITAM industry, what would it be?

Having some consistency across vendors on contracts and licensing models.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Helping people use their licenses and contracts more effectively – getting the full value out of them while being legal.

What should people talk to you about?

Minnesota, Rescue dogs and of course ITAM too.

What’s your favourite book?

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

If you had your own chat show – who would be the first guest?

Melinda Gates – she gets so overlooked – but has a great history in IT.

If you’ve not yet registered for Wisdom USA 2020, don’t miss out – follow this link!

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About Rich Gibbons

Rich has been in the world of IT and software licensing since 2003, having been a software sales manager for a VAR, a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer, and now an ITAM analyst looking at software licensing and cloud.

A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a big Hip-Hop head, and loves travel, football in general (specifically MUFC), baseball, Marvel, and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine all of these with ITAM & software licensing is always fun!

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