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Free Webinar: Southeast Asia SAM Community – Topic: Audit Defence

  • Wednesday 17th March 2021

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Wednesday 17 March 2021

About this event

With the average cost of a software licence audit settlement approaching a half million USD, businesses need a strategy to manage their software assets and defend against software audit risk.

Join our upcoming expert panel discussion designed for the Southeast Asia SAM community. Use this unique opportunity to bring your very own questions and audit concerns directly to our panel of experts. Leave the session with new insights and recommendations to improve your SAM practice.

Your hosts are Martin Thompson from the UK analyst firm The ITAM Review, Fabian Kowalski SAM solution provider USU, and Eric Chiu licensing specialists from FisherITS.

This special event is a great opportunity to join your industry peers in a community discussion, and stay updated on the latest Software Asset Management trends for 2021.

During the session, our expert panel will answer live questions and discuss:

  • Software vendor audit methodology
  • Unique audit defence tactics for “high risk” vendors and how to manage them
  • Combining SAM tool data and licensing expertise for audit defence
  • Why prevention of risk is better than the cure

 

 

This event is brought to you by both The ITAM Review, USU & FisherITS. When you register for the event your data will be supplied to all parties for the purposes of delivering the event and following up after. More details about how we use your data can be found in our privacy policy here

Who should attend

  • SAM & ITAM professionals
  • Procurement professionals
  • Finance professionals
  • Vendor management professionals
  • CIO

Agenda

During the session, our expert panel will answer live questions and discuss:

  • Software vendor audit methodology
  • Unique audit defence tactics for “high risk” vendors and how to manage them
  • Combining SAM tool data and licensing expertise for audit defence
  • Why prevention of risk is better than the cure

Speakers

Martin Thompson, Owner & Founder of The ITAM Review

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).

 

Eric Chiu, Managing Director, FisherITS

Eric is the Managing Director of FisherITS, sharing his expertise in software licensing with clients to help protect their investments and operations in IT. A veteran of software license compliance, Eric is experienced in the design and management of software license compliance programmes for many top 10 software publishers and has led hundreds of enterprise-level license audits. In recent years, Eric’s focus has been on giving strategic and tactical advice in establishing Software Asset Management to a diverse range of clients, from SMEs to large enterprises.

 

 

 

Fabian Kowalski, Sales Engineer, USU

Fabian Kowalski joined USU in 2015 as a Customer Service Manager, he implemented new Software Asset Management projects, supported existing customers, and consulted on software audit projects. In 2017, Fabian was promoted to Sales Engineer, he develops and designs SAM solutions for global customers.

Why you should attend

  • Cost – This Webinar is FREE.
  • Convenience -You can participate in the webinar from a location of your choosing.  No travelling/ travel costs involved.
  • Interaction – You have the opportunity to communicate and ask questions with the presenter and peers.

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‘The session was very informative with excellent examples’

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