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The ITAM Review Online Summit: Making Sense of Microsoft

  • Wednesday 11th December 2019

Join ITAM Review Analysts and a selection of vendors for a 3 hour virtual conference on Microsoft License Management on Wednesday 11th December at 2pm GMT.

Wednesday 11 December 2019

About this event

Join ITAM Review Analysts and a selection of vendors for a 3 hour virtual conference on Microsoft License Management on Wednesday 11th December at 2pm GMT.

Microsoft Licensing continues to be a hot topic for our readers. Microsoft have made several changes to products and programmes throughout 2019 and these, coupled with long-standing licensing complexity, means staying updated -and compliant – rank among the biggest challenges ITAM professionals face.

The purpose of this ITAM Review Online Summit is to provide our readers with the knowledge to better manage their Microsoft estates and agreements.

Vendors will present their solutions including tools and services, and the event will wrap up with an interactive Q&A session between analysts, vendors, and attendees.

REGISTER HERE to watch on demand


Who should attend

  • ITAM Managers
  • ITAM Analysts
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • IT Operations Managers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Procurement Professionals
  • IT Finance & Budgeting specialists 


Full agenda to be confirmed shortly.

14.00 – 14.10 Welcome:
The ITAM Review
14.10 – 14.20 Microsoft – what’s going on in 2019:
Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review
14.20 – 14.40 Risks of moving to the Cloud:
Leigh Martin, Snow Software
14.40 – 15.00
Is there life beyond MAP?
15.00  – 15.10 Interval
15.10 – 15:30
Evolution of SQL Server licensing:
15.30 – 15.35 Interval
15.35 – 15.55 TBC
15.55 – 16.05 Interval
16.05 – 16.25 Office 365 Optimization:
Stuart Dickens, SHI
16.25 – 16.45 Panel Session:
All speakers
16.45 – 17.00 Merry Christmas:
The ITAM Review


Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst, The ITAM Review

Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer.

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


Stuart Dicken, SHI, Office 365 Optimization

Learn how applying simple AI analytics to your O365 consumption data can identify substantial savings, while also identifying areas for improvement to ensure you’re getting maximum ROI from your Office 365 investment.




Maarten Saeys, LANsweeper

In his 6 years at Lansweeper, Maarten has covered positions in Sales, Support, Marketing and Product. Talking to many professionals in a plethora of roles and working at organizations of all sizes, he’s seen how ITAM can fill the intelligence gap felt across many IT practices: A single pane of glass into the entire IT Estate. He’s passionate about building products that gather and leverage data to help organizations achieve insights they never thought possible.











Solution Spotlight

Why you should attend

Microsoft’s vast portfolio can present complexity in multiple areas of a business – the desktop, the datacentre, the cloud and pretty much everywhere else!

While we can’t cover everything (even if we had 10x the time!), this online summit aims to highlight the key areas you need to know about to keep up to date. It will fill you in on changes you might have missed, help you identify potential areas of risk, and bolster you when working with your partners and internal stakeholders.



Testimonials and reviews

‘This was a great webinar — very informative. I am looking forward to the other 11 modules!’

‘Very well pitched, i.e. middle of the road to be understandable for beginners as well as for people with experience in the field. Looking forward to the next module’

‘I thought this module was well organized and well presented, bringing together some key points about how to get the ITAM ball rolling and to keep it rolling. I look forward to next month’s module’.

‘Really good & interactive’

‘Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together. I look forward to next month!!’

‘Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking’.

‘The session was very informative with excellent examples’