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The ITAM Review Online Summit: Software Cost Reduction

  • Thursday 27th February 2020

Join ITAM Review Analysts and a selection of vendors for a 3 hour virtual conference on Software Cost Reduction on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 2pm GMT.

Software Cost Reduction
Thursday 27 February 2020

About this event

This webinar has now taken place.

 

Join ITAM Review Analysts and a selection of vendors for a 3 hour virtual conference on Software Cost Reduction on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 2pm GMT.

Cost reduction has always been a primary driver for organisations running an ITAM practice. Most organisations starting a cost reduction programme will find many software-related opportunities present themselves. But how do you go about choosing where to place your focus? Where are the quick wins? What are the strategic opportunities for reducing the cost of software permanently?

This summit will provide you with a roadmap for software cost reduction, starting with an overview and then getting into the detail of approaches such as 3rd party maintenance & support, the secondary software market, the open source alternative, and getting to grips with Cloud spend.

 You’ll hear from tool vendors, managed service providers, and subject matter experts and come away with a plan for starting your software cost reduction programme.

 

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Who should attend

  • Software Asset Managers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • FinOps Managers
  • Architects
  • Chief Technology Officers

Agenda

TIME ACTIVITY
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome:
The ITAM Review
14.10 – 14.20 Introduction to Software Cost Reduction:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review
14.20 – 14.40 IT Cost Disruptions – Get extra funding:
Michael Høegh Vilain, ReLicense
14.40 – 15.00

The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support:
Brendan Walsh, Origina

15.00  – 15.10 Interval
15.10 – 15:30 Mastering your Internal Software Audits:
David Foxen, SAMBeast Consulting
15.30 – 15.35 Interval
15.35 – 15.55
Reducing license costs by combining SAM and pre-owned software:
Lennart Martens, PREO AG & Stéphane Joret, Liscience
15.55 – 16.05 Interval
16.05 – 16.25 Obtain a fast RoI in SAM Tooling : The Do’s and the Don’ts:
Damien Juillard, SamBox.io from Elée
16.25 – 16.45 Panel Session:
All speakers
16.45 – 17.00 Closing remarks:
The ITAM Review

Speakers

AJ Witt, ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review

AJ Witt is ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Previous to joining the ITAM Review team in April 2018, he was Software Asset Manager for Carnival UK, operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure technical operations IT Security & Compliance, AJ is well-placed to share his experience of how dynamic SAM teams can build mutually-beneficial stakeholder engagement. AJ lives close to the New Forest National Park and enjoys cycling when his son isn’t keeping him busy with music, astronomy, and art projects

Session: Event Host & Introduction to Software Cost Reduction

AJ will host this event, introducing the speakers and moderating the panel session. AJ will also provide an introduction to the topic, focusing on opportunities to reduce cost at every point of the software lifecycle.

 

Brendan Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, Origina

Brendan Walsh has over 20 years professional experience in the IT industry.
Brendan leads the commercial team at Origina and is responsible for building their enduring customer relationships.

Session: The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support
Third Party IBM Software Support does not suit every organisation but if it does you can save significantly. The session details what companies should know when considering switch to a third party support provider.

 

 

Damien Juillard, Chief Operating Officer, SamBox.io

Damien Juillard started his career in Telcos consulting +15 years ago. He joined Elee 7 years ago and has developed the Software Asset Management practice within the company. Damien now leads the new SamBox.io SaaS platform powered by Elée.

Session: Obtain a fast RoI in SAM Tooling : The Do’s and the Don’ts

Automation, risk avoidance, savings, are true real benefits customers seek for when implementing a SAM solution. How to make this happen fast and avoid disillusionment ? The session details both the steps to build a realistic RoI, as well as the triggers customers should know to get fast results when selecting a SAM Tooling and launching their project.

 

 

Michael Høegh Vilain, Northern Director, ReLicense AG

Michael has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years. IBM software division, Microsoft, Crayon Group.  Michael joined ReLicense AG 1,5 year ago to build up their business in the Northern Region.

Session: IT Cost Disruptions – Get extra funding

Have you already moved or are planning to move to Office 365 or Azure in the Cloud?  Are you seeking a cost-effective method of addressing 2020’s end of support for Windows 7 & Office 2010?

In this presentation, Michael Høegh Vilain, Northern Director ReLicense AG will examine options provided by the Secondary Software market within the EU. For example, selling end-of-life licenses and deploying hybrid solutions to reduce SaaS Costs.

 

 

David Foxen, Founder & Principal Consultant, SAM Beast Consulting

David is an award winning ITAM professional and currently the Principal Consultant for SAM Beast Consulting Ltd, helping customers implement and mature successful IT Asset Management functions.

He has already implemented a successful IT Asset Management structure in a number of organisations. He has also saved millions of pounds via contract renegotiation, internal audits and optimising existing licenses. He has previously held a number of SAM roles including SAM Evangelist, ITAM Director, Global Software Asset Manager, Software Asset Manager and Software Asset Analyst.

Whilst always looking to learn, he is very enthusiastic and passionate about software asset management, IT Asset Management, Mobile Asset Management and software licensing. If you want to get in touch with David then the best way to do so is at david.foxen@sambeast.co.uk.

Session: Mastering your Internal Software Audits

Guidance on how you can ace your own internal software audit to optimise your expensive software licenses, mitigate any compliance risks and realise cash savings!

 


Lennart Martens, Key Account Manager, PREO

Lennart Martens is a passionate licensing expert with a knowledge of 10 years in various industries. For PREO, he is responsible for key (customers) account management all over Europe. He consults customers in licensing issues as well as in preparation for SAM-projects and audits and help them to optimise their IT-environment in order to find the best and efficient solution. Based on his broad knowledge of software-licensing, especially for Microsoft and Adobe, he is able to point out new opportunities for license optimisation and for an alternative approach into cloud-computing.

Session: Reducing license costs by combining SAM and pre-owned Software

The session targets the advantages of having a professional SAM thanks to ITIL 4 and points out new approaches for license optimization by recycling unused assets and cost-efficient sourcing.

 

Stéphane Joret, Senior Expert Consultant, Liscience

A French ITAM and SAM pioneer, Stéphane JORET held a variety of IT jobs between 1990 and 2005. He discovered ITIL in 2005 and decided to become an ITSM consultant, like a musician who stops playing instruments to conduct the orchestra.

Since 2009 he has been an ITIL trainer and is the only contributing expert to ITIL 4 Foundation in France. He is also lead author of the upcoming ITIL 4 practice guide for IT Asset Management that covers Software Asset Management.

An expert in his field, Stéphane is well known for his pragmatism and attention to the human factor. He considers enthusiasm a powerful driver to achieve transformations in a complex world.

Session: Reducing license costs by combining SAM and pre-owned Software

The session targets the advantages of having a professional SAM thanks to ITIL 4 and points out new approaches for license optimization by recycling unused assets and cost-efficient sourcing.

Why you should attend

This summit will provide you with a roadmap for software cost reduction, starting with an overview and then getting into the detail of approaches such as 3rd party maintenance & support, the secondary software market, the open source alternative, and getting to grips with Cloud spend.

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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’