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Wisdom – UK 2019

  • Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th June 2019
  • Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, London, TW2 7BA

The ITAM Review returns with its fourth UK annual conference on 5th & 6th June 2019 at Twickenham Stadium, London with a focus on taking ITAM beyond IT.

Wednesday 5 June 2019

About this event

The ITAM Review returns with its fourth UK annual conference on 5th & 6th June 2019 at the iconic Twickenham Stadium, London with a focus on taking ITAM beyond IT.

Taking ITAM beyond IT

As our roles grow in seniority and technology changes, our scope increases. This conference will equip you to grasp the opportunities to take ITAM beyond IT, offering advice on working with new and more senior stakeholders whilst also adjusting to the challenges of managing new asset types. 

New this year, we have a ‘Success Stories’ track, with a focus on practical advice and application of real-world experience with the aim of helping you progress your careers. 

Our expert speakers will be discussing topics including:

  • Saving money in the Cloud
  • Choosing an IaaS and/or SaaS management tool
  • Hardware Asset Management
  • Microsoft & IBM Licensing
  • Audit Defence (Attachmate & Quest)
  • Engaging with senior stakeholders
  • Building an ITAM team
  • The latest skills & salary survey

Don’t miss this event to increase your visibility, credibility, and value to your organisation.

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Price

Early bird rate (valid until 1st May 2019): £249 + VAT per person

Full price rate: £349 + VAT per person

Consultant & Partner rate: £649 +VAT per person (Limited availability)

More than 3 delegates? Contact us to discuss group booking discounts.


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An overview of The ITAM Review 2018 UK Conference:

Who should attend

  • Senior IT Decision Makers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
  • Software Licensing Specialists
  • IT Procurement Professionals

Agenda

Day 1

TIME

ACTIVITY

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome to the ‘Wisdom – Taking ITAM beyond IT’ Conference:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

09:15 – 09:45

Meet your peers interactive session

09:45 – 10:30

Leveraging and Managing AD to support ITAM:
Daniel Begg, Aberdeen Standard Investments

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment break

SOLUTION SPOTLIGHT ‘ELGAR 1’ ‘ELGAR 2’ ‘BRUNEL 1’ ‘BRUNEL 2’
11:00 – 11:15  

Does Cloud spell the end of SAM?:
Luis Peluffo, Flexera

How businesses can realise a £/€ value for their disused Microsoft software licence assets and stretch IT budgets when buying pre-owned software:
Susana Jiménez, Discount Licensing
 

ITAM by SHI Services Overview:
Neil Frodsham, SHI

 

Empowering your software asset!:
Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense

11:20 – 11:35  

Does Cloud spell the end of SAM?:
Luis Peluffo, Flexera

How businesses can realise a £/€ value for their disused Microsoft software licence assets and stretch IT budgets when buying pre-owned software:
Susana Jiménez, Discount Licensing

ITAM by SHI Services Overview:

Neil Frodsham, SHI
 

Empowering your software asset!:
Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense

11:40 – 11:55  

Does Cloud spell the end of SAM?:
Luis Peluffo, Flexera

 

Mining Data for TREASURE!:
Mike Jones, AirTrack Software

 

ITAM by SHI Services Overview:
Neil Frodsham, SHI


Empowering your software asset!:
Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense

 

WORKSHOP STREAMS AUDIT DEFENCE WE DID IT – SUCCESS STORIES NEXT GENERATION ITAM
12:00 – 13:00
Barry v IBM – How One of the World’s Biggest Vendors and a Big 4 Auditor Were Outwitted by a Process:

Barry Pilling, Cortex Consulting

ITAM Success Stories:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review, Ashley Scammel, Vodafone and Louise Green, BBC


Your guide to saving money in the Public Cloud:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:00


How to fortify your Audit Castle – Open Forum:

Martin Thompson, The ITAM Review

How to build an ITAM team from the ground up:

Julia Veall, Vodafone


Your next conversation should be with software developers about supply chain:

Paul McAdam, Source Code Control

 

15:00 – 16:00


Licensing Quest and TOAD – fairytale or nightmare:
Hans Moorkens, Fisher ITS
Empowering Each Other – Women in ITAM Interative Session:
Sarah Lewis, Women in IT Ambassador


Getting started with SaaS for IT Asset Managers:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review

16:00 – 16:20

Refreshment Break

16.20 – 16.50

Workshop Recap Roundtable Session

16.50 – 17.20

Industry Panel Session:
Julia Veall, Paul McAdam, Daniel Begg

17.20 – 17.30

Day One Wrap-up:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

17.30 – 19:00

Networking Reception

 

Day 2

TIME ACTIVITY
09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome back:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review
09.45 – 10.30 2019 Salary and Skills Survey – The results:
Martin Thompson, The ITAM Review
10.30 – 11.00 Stories that shook the (ITAM) world in 2018:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review
11.00 – 11.20 Refreshment Break
11.20 – 12:00 Building the ultimate HAM Sandwich:
David Foxen, SAM Beast Consulting
WORKSHOP STREAMS STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT ANALYST’S PICK LICENSING
12:00 – 13:00 Interactive Workshop: How to secure and maintain senior management support for ITAM:
Martin Thompson, The ITAM Review
Where does your real audit risk lay? Are you on top of your ‘tier two’ software vendors?:
Niall Eddery, Livingstone Technologies
Microsoft Licensing in the Cloud Era :
Aadil Nanji, Info-Tech Research Group
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
 

14.00 – 15.00


Working with Teams and Stakeholders for success
:
Geoff Worsley, Independent SAM Advisor
Software in the Cloud – Bring Your Own Licence or Bring Your Own Problem?:
Barry Pilling, Cortex Consulting
IBM licensing in virtual environments: How to increase your credibility and demonstrate business value:
Stephen Williams, Independent Consultant
15.00 – 15.45 Workshop Recap Roundtable Session
15:45 – 15:55 Closing Remarks and Prize Giving:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

Speakers

Plenary speakers

  • Martin Thompson

    Martin Thompson

    Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review

    Martin Thompson

    Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review

    Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals. Martin is an independent ITAM consultant for organizations seeking independent guidance on ITAM strategy or ITAM tool selection. Martin also reviews tools, technology and services in the ITAM market. On a voluntary basis Martin is the Chief Agitator at the Campaign for Clear Licensing, a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the SAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 and board member of Free ICT Europe which supports the ICT secondary market.

    Day One Workshop: How to fortify your audit castle – Open forum

    Join this discussion, under the chatham house rule, to explore current vendor audit activity and share defence and avoidance strategies.

    Day Two Plenary: 2019 Salary and Skills Survey – The results

    How does your salary compare to your ITAM industry peers? How big is your team and the resources available to you compared to others in the industry? Do you have the right skillset to equip you for the future?

    Join this session to discuss the results of the 2019 Salary and Skills survey from The ITAM Review and gain insights into your own salary, your team and the skills required for the future.

    Day Two Workshop: How to secure and maintain senior management support for ITAM

    Join this interactive session to learn:

    • How to sell ITAM to senior management
    • How to create a compelling, relevant and realistic business plan
    • Measure success and keep your senior management team engaged
  • Rich Gibbons

    Rich Gibbons

    Microsoft Licensing Analyst, The ITAM Review

    Rich Gibbons

    Microsoft Licensing Analyst, The ITAM Review

    Rich joined The ITAM Review in March 2017, having 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.

    Day One Workshop: Your guide to saving money in the Public Cloud

    Cloud cost management is a top priority for any organisation using public cloud such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

    There are methods and means to help you start analysing your spend and reducing costs, available to you right now. In these session we will discuss some of these options and take a look at the free tools and what they can do

    Day Two Plenary: Stories that shook the (ITAM) world in 2018

    Join Rich for a look at some of the biggest, most interesting, and most relevant stories from this past year.

    This interactive session will cover licensing, audits, lawsuits, government investigations (and more) and feature vendors including Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP – all to help give you a view of what’s happening globally in our industry, and how it might impact you and your organisation.

     

  • David Foxen

    David Foxen

    Founder & Principal Consultant, SAM Beast Consulting

    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.

    Day Two Plenary: Building the ultimate HAM Sandwich

    It’s time to talk Hardware. Software Asset Management (SAM) gets all the glory and the headlines, but Hardware Asset Management (HAM) is just as vital within the ITAM space and can result in huge savings!
    In this session we’ll discuss how you can define what hardware assets are within your ITAM scope, how you can build and deliver effective processes to control the lifecycle management of your valuable assets and how you can save money whilst providing an improved service to your customers.
    We’ll also analyse a few real-life horror stories, discuss regulations you may not be aware of and describe the best way to get a successful HAM function off the ground within your organisation.
  • Daniel Begg

    Daniel Begg

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Daniel Begg

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Danny has been in IT for over 20 years with 15 years consultancy and solution architecture experience in a number of fields. Danny specialised within SAM/HAM/SACM space over the past 8 years and currently works at Aberdeen Standard Investments.

    Danny is an active member within the SAM community publishing articles on LinkedIn and speaking at various conferences such as Gartner, ITAM Review, and SAMS Europe to freely impart information and knowledge to the community, to challenge business and delivery practices in a positive and constructive manner, to push SAM boundaries to ensure their appropriateness in today’s business, and to push the SAM industry to improve in order to deliver the ROI and TCO demanded by organisations of all sizes.

    Day One Plenary: Leveraging and Managing AD to support ITAM

    We all know that AD tends not be most people’s priority, and that most architects only pay lip service to this tool in order to get their products working or into service. It’s often overlooked and poorly managed/maintained yet it is a linchpin for everyone. For SAM, Active Directory is a critical tool and can be leveraged to show an organisation the extended scope of ITAM and how it can add additional value and services outside of its supposed remit.

Workshop speakers

  • AJ Witt

    AJ Witt

    ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review

    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.

    Day One Workshop: ITAM Success Story – Cost-effective non-production licensing with Visual Studio

    Hear how AJ Witt saved over £200k by licensing non-production environments with Visual Studio (MSDN) licenses. Ensure compliance for non-production with the right tracking, procedures, and policies.

    Day One Workshop: Getting started with SaaS for IT Asset Managers

    SaaS provides ITAM Managers with the next big opportunity to deliver value for their organisations. In this session AJ Witt will outline the tools, policies, and people required to effectively manage your SaaS estate – even if much of it is beyond your direct control.
  • Paul McAdam

    Paul McAdam

    Director of Open Source Management Specialists, Source Code Control

    Paul McAdam

    Director of Open Source Management Specialists, Source Code Control

    Paul McAdam is well known in the UK IT industry as Director of Open Source Management specialists, Source Code Control, but also for his roles at Microsoft. Paul was the Chief of Staff at Microsoft UK preceded by leading the SAM engagement team for 4 years. He was involved in the creation of key initiatives such as settlement with cloud and SAM Managed Services as well as earlier versions of ISO 19770 and the Microsoft Licensing exams. Prior to Microsoft, he was an IT infrastructure manager at AstraZeneca in the UK and for 2 years in the US. Paul is also the chairperson for the mental health charity Sport In Mind.

    Day One Workshop: Your next conversation should be with software developers about supply chain

    As an ITAM / SAM professional, you are already embroiled in the digital supply chain. But that scary place where developers lurk has never been particularly welcoming. Increasingly though, this is where the business value is created and can be just as quickly destroyed (think Equifax!). This session highlights how and why the modern SAM manager should be thinking about developer activity and defining their role around the digital supply chain.

     

  • Barry Pilling

    Barry Pilling

    Managing Partner Consultant, Cortex Consulting

    Barry Pilling

    Managing Partner Consultant, Cortex Consulting

    Barry has worked in the IT industry for 20 years, with a decade in IT Asset Management.  He is an expert SAM consultant who has worked with multiple clients across a huge range of industry sectors. He specialises in data centre and infrastructure licensing and processes across all platforms, and is a firm believer in simplifying software asset management. He is a member of Working Group 21, which defines ITAM standards for ISO, a contributor to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, and can often be found trying to help people on the ITAM Review forum.

    Day One Workshop: Barry v IBM – How One of the World’s Biggest Vendors and a Big 4 Auditor Were Outwitted by a Process

    Many end user organisations are still not applying best practice principles when confronted by a vendor audit.  Come and join Barry as, using a real world example, he walks you through a straightforward audit defence strategy, which will show you how not to be intimidated by even the most aggressive vendor and allow you to control the audit engagement.  Be prepared to get involved.

    Day Two Workshop: Software in the Cloud – Bring Your Own Licence or Bring Your Own Problem?

    With the upsurge in cloud usage in recent years, it’s more imperative than ever to fully understand what you are getting into if you deploy your on-premise licences onto IaaS platforms.  In this session, Barry will look at common IaaS platforms and examine software vendor cloud policies, to help you ensure you’re not tripped up in this scenario.

  • Hans Moorkens

    Hans Moorkens

    Senior Manager, Fisher ITS

    Hans Moorkens

    Senior Manager, Fisher ITS

    Hans is a Senior Manager at FisherITS, a specialist ITAM consulting and services practice based in London, United Kingdom. He frequently leads audit defence engagements on behalf of enterprise and mid-market customers against vendors such as Microsoft, SAP and Quest.

    Prior to his current role at FisherITS, Hans was a licence compliance auditor at Deloitte and has performed a large number of licence compliance audits on behalf of a number of software publishers.

    Day One Workshop Session: Licensing Quest and TOAD – fairytale or nightmare?

    Quest has been increasingly active on the licence compliance audit market since its acquisition by private equity in 2017. Over the past 18 months, many enterprise and mid-market customers have reported that they have been requested by Quest to conduct licence compliance audits.

    Hans Moorkens will share his experience in assisting end-user clients preparing and manage Quest audits in this presentation:

    • History of Quest / Dell software
    • Quest software portfolio overview and key licence models
    • Quest audit types and approaches
    • High risk areas and common “gotchas” in Quest license compliance
    • Effective settlement negotiation with Quest
  • Julia Veall

    Julia Veall

    ITAM Manager, Vodafone

    Julia Veall

    ITAM Manager, Vodafone

    Julia has a 20+ year IT career with a history of creating successful teams where none previously existed. In her current role, Julia has built a Centre of Excellence for IT Asset Management in Vodafone UK which will now be used as the blueprint for a global implementation.

    Day One Workshop: ITAM Success Story – Building an ITAM Team from the ground up

    Julia discusses the journey of creating an ITAM team within Vodafone UK – looking not just at what went well, but also the difficult areas, and how it all led to the ultimate success of a globally recognised ITAM Centre of Excellence. Learn what works – and what doesn’t – and how you can apply this within your organisation.

  • Ashley Scammell

    Ashley Scammell

    Asset Management Specialist, Vodafone

    Ashley Scammell

    Asset Management Specialist, Vodafone

    Ashley is an experienced IT Asset Management Specialist with a 20 year history of working in the Telecommunications, Education and Utilities industries.

    Day One Workshop: ITAM Success Story: Linux OS Support – one size does not fit all

    Open Source is an often over-looked area of IT Asset Management. Although Linux is available free of charge, there are a variety of support options available from different organisations – how do you know which, if any, you need? Ashley shares his success in this area and some top tips to help you decide your Linux support route.

     

  • Aadil Nanji

    Aadil Nanji

    Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group

    Aadil Nanji

    Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group

    At Info-Tech, Aadil provides IT leaders with the guidance, analysis, and tools they need to ensure their technology contracts are thoroughly vetted, benchmarked, and optimized. Aadil is also focused on the development and delivery of research to assist our members with the various aspects of vendor management to help drive accountable partner relationships. He has experience reviewing top IT contracts across both the public and private sectors, and helps clients evaluate products, software licensing, and vendors when negotiating the optimal contract terms for their unique requirements. He also assists clients in developing their approach to software compliance defense actions, resulting in a defensible IT deployment environment.

    Aadil holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

    Day Two Workshop: Microsoft Licensing in the Cloud Era

    Microsoft licensing is often one of the top five expense items in enterprise software budgets. Many organizations are unfamiliar, of licensing or contractual changes, and rely on a reseller to provide direction leading to potential overspending or compliance risks. This interactive session will cover licensing, negotiation tactics, discounting, audits, managing the reseller relationship, changes to Premier Support and more.

     

  • Stephen Williams

    Stephen Williams

    Independent ITAM Consultant

    Stephen Williams

    Independent ITAM Consultant

    Stephen is an independent IT Asset Management (ITAM) consultant with a specialisation in software licensing. Stephen started in the deep end of delivering SAM services in resellers before branching out to providing his own boutique services to high profile customers facing major ITAM and licensing challenges. He has quickly gained traction and delivered results in the ITAM industry to established himself as a key licensing advisor to organisations. He wants to implement real world, high value ITAM solution for results to licensing challenges that organisations face. He is a strong believer in nurturing teams and following through on his advice to provide genuine business benefits in the organisations he represents.

    Day Two Workshop: IBM licensing in virtual environments: How to increase your credibility and demonstrate business value

    Many ITAM teams can be intimidated by the prospect of managing the complexity of IBM licensing in the modern datacentre, due to the variety of virtualisation technologies and intricacies of the licensing rules that can be implemented across them.

    In this session, you will gain an understanding of major IBM concepts that will help you make sense of the rules, and your environment. We will also discuss how it can best be governed to increase your visibility, credibility, and value to your organisation.

  • Sarah Lewis

    Sarah Lewis

    Women in Technology Ambassador

    Sarah Lewis

    Women in Technology Ambassador

    Sarah Lewis is the Director of Field Marketing at Ivanti. Sarah manages Ivanti’s marketing and sales development teams for the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. Sarah masterminded Ivanti’s Women in Technology initiative that launched in September 2017 and now acts as Ivanti’s Women in Tech Ambassador. In this role she founded ‘The Techie Girls’, which are social media communities, this has rapidly grown into an empowering movement for all women in technology. Before joining Ivanti Sarah worked in IT purchasing and managed Software Asset Management before switching careers into technology marketing.  Sarah has over 18 years’ experience in technology.

    Day One Workshop: Empowering Each Other – Women in ITAM Interactive Session

    Women are constantly battling to be recognised within the tech industry and while there have been some advances made, we are still fighting for equal pay, boundless opportunities and more female leaders.

    Join us for an hour of empowering each other as we discuss different areas of where businesses can improve their opportunities for women, share the challenges & the successes we’ve faced, and support each other into the future.

    If there is anything you would like to discuss anonymously, please email libby@itamreview.com

  • Louise Green

    Louise Green

    Senior Service Manager, BBC

    Louise Green

    Senior Service Manager, BBC

    2 years at the BBC as one of their Software Asset Managers, 15 years SAM and ITSM experience in varied companies.

    Vast experience of licence and contract compliance, internal stakeholder engagement, implementation of SAM and ITSM toolsets, IT procurement, risk management and managing audits.

    Day One Workshop: Success Stories – Engaging Stakeholders – the disenchanted management

    Hear from Louise as she shares her real life experiences of gaining the trust of disenchanted management.

    She successfully helped stakeholders understand the potential of ITAM to bring in business savings and, through reusing licenses ultimately found the best solution for the company.

  • Geoff Worsley

    Geoff Worsley

    Independent SAM Advisor

    Geoff Worsley

    Independent SAM Advisor

    Geoff has been in the SAM Industry for 21 years – first as an auditor with the some of the Big 4 Consulting Companies, next an end user SAM Manager, then working for a tool vendor, and now an independent ITAM contractor. He is a Data Quality Enthusiast who has designed – and broken – tools and is fascinated with how SAM can assist other business areas.

    Day Two Worshop: Working with Teams and Stakeholders for success

    Proper Stakeholder Management is integral to any successful project, and IT Asset Management is no different. With different areas of the business impacted by the same project/problem/solution, and with different budgets involved, ensuring stakeholders understand the needs of ITAM, and the rewards it can offer, is key.
    This interactive session will explore a number of scenarios where things did – and didn’t – go well, and how you can apply these lessons to your organisation.
  • Niall Eddery

    Niall Eddery

    Senior Consultant, Livingstone Technologies

    Niall Eddery

    Senior Consultant, Livingstone Technologies

    Day Two Workshop: Where does your real audit risk lay? Are you on top of your ‘tier two’ software vendors?

    Many SAM programs prioritise the software vendors with whom the most money is spent or that have the most installs. While it seems logical, this approach could be leaving your exposed as a growing number of ‘tier two’ software vendors are becoming increasingly aggressive in their audit practices.  Our experts will identify the software publishers you should really worry about and share their advice for minimizing risks and maximizing opportunities to drive cost savings.

Solution Spotlight

  • Neil Frodsham

    Neil Frodsham

    Global Director of ITAM Practice, SHI

    Neil Frodsham

    Global Director of ITAM Practice, SHI

    6 years at SHI – Global Director of ITAM Practice, Oracle Principle Consultant, 20 years acting in the IT space, vast experience dealing with software audits, risk mitigation an negotiating resolutions.

    Day One Solution Spotlight: ITAM by SHI Services Overview

  • Sara Hunter

    Sara Hunter

    ITAM Solutions Consultant, SHI

    Sara Hunter

    ITAM Solutions Consultant, SHI

    16 months at SHI – Solutions Consultant, over 20 years in the IT industry. License and contract compliance experience from Licensing, notification of Audit, settlement and software audit defense, risk mitigation and negotiating resolutions. Former ICL, Microsoft and EY , providing great experience/knowledge in the ITAM field.

    Day One Solution Spotlight: ITAM by SHI Services Overview

  • Michael Høegh Vilain

    Michael Høegh Vilain

    Director Northern Region, Relicense

    Michael Høegh Vilain

    Director Northern Region, Relicense

    Michael has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years. Michael has an extensive knowledge about the Software Industry. Worked 10 years in IBM software division and 15 years for Microsoft and 6 years for Crayon Group.  Michael joined Relicense in 2018 to help them build up their business in the Northern Region (UK + Scandinavia)

    Michael’s key achievement has always been within Sales roles both country specific or in International sales roles as Sales VP.

    Day One Solution Spotlight: Empowering your software asset!

    The pre-owned licensing market offers organizations the opportunity to reduce costs for licensing Microsoft software immensely, and keep the costs for Microsoft licensing predictable while remain innovative.

    Typically, the costs for licensing Microsoft software keeps raising. This trend is not that odd if you think about it as well. Microsoft continuously innovates its product range, and with that add functionalities to the existing licenses suites. As a result, the prices for not just the total Microsoft solution, but for the individual licenses increase per contract renewal. But what if your organization does not need these additional functionalities or services (yet)? Normally, your organization will be confronted with the increased costs anyway, but that does not have to be the case any longer.

    Relicense offers products for alternative licensing scenarios with the use of pre-owned (Microsoft) licenses. For example, a scenario like a “cost reduction optimization scenario” with mainly pre-owned licenses, in which we have accomplished TCO savings of up to 80% when compared to a traditional Microsoft perpetual licensing scenario. Or alternatively, hybrid cloud scenarios with combinations of Microsoft Cloud subscriptions and perpetual licenses, which results in TCO savings up to 60% when compared to licensing with Microsoft Office 365 E3.

    If you are a SAM Manager, at an Enterprise Customer why not save some money if you are missing some licenses as part of your inventory scan?  Buy your next SQL server as a second-hand license and save more than 50% of the cost – we call this IT cost disruption!

  • Luis Peluffo

    Luis Peluffo

    Business Value Director, Flexera

    Luis Peluffo

    Business Value Director, Flexera

    With more than 15 years of experience within indirect procurement and in private sector procurement in general, Luis Peluffo was responsible for a year long change program A.P.Moller-Maersk in its aim to mitigate the group’s financial and legal risk of managing software.

    Having worked in line manager roles in multinationals such as A.P.Moller Maersk, Novo Nordisk, Rockwool International and as a Consulting Director for companies like British American Tobacco and A.B. Inbev, Luis brings substantial subject matter experience as well as a proven track record of results in executing and delivering strategic projects and cost savings to organisations.

    Day One Solution Spotlight: Does Cloud spell the end of SAM?

    With the emergence of Cloud over the past few years the playbook of IT has changed. The impact is profound and ever increasing in magnitude. Does that spell the end of SAM as we know it? Is it time to brush up our CV’s and start looking for something new?

    Maybe so! Maybe it is time!  But time for what exactly? How radically is the paradigm changing and what should you do about it?

  • Susana Jiménez

    Susana Jiménez

    Sales Consultant - Spain & France, Discount Licensing

    Susana Jiménez

    Sales Consultant - Spain & France, Discount Licensing

    Sales Consultant – Spain & France.  With over 20 years of sales experience across various markets, Susana started working for Discount-Licensing in 2018 primarily to aid the growth of the emerging Spanish and French markets.

    Day One Solution Spotlight: How businesses can realise a £/€ value for their disused Microsoft software licence assets and stretch IT budgets when buying pre-owned software

    We’ll discuss the development of secondary software licence industry over the past 15 years, the emergence of the Cloud / Hybrid solutions and how this has driven growth within the secondary software licence markets.  We’ll elaborate on how a company divests its disused software licence assets and the different secondary software market business models that have emerged in terms of how pre-owned software is resold / purchased by businesses as well as the respective legalities / pitfalls to watch out for.  We’ll also highlight some of the innovations within the secondary software market, which go some way to address the negative stigma sometimes associated with this market – every business should be armed with the correct information in order to make informed decisions when considering the purchase or disposal of disused software licence assets.

  • Mike Jones

    Mike Jones

    Director, AirTrack Software

    Mike Jones

    Director, AirTrack Software

    Day One Solution Spotlight: Mining Data for TREASURE!

    Every organisation has many management systems and information sources about IT Assets, but how accurate are they? Every team considers theirs to be the “source of truth”, but without comparing the information regularly and in a consistent manner, who is telling the truth?

    During this session we will demonstrate the value of continually comparing information from multiple systems and how it can help, not only with IT Asset Management, but with broader IT Operational, Financial and risk management initiatives. Using AirTrack we will show you how you can save money, avoid risk and improve the utilisation of data, across the organisation

    The treasure is in the data!

Why you should attend

  • Hear from our expert speakers on topics such as:
    – Success/struggles around managing public cloud (IaaS) like Azure or AWS
    – Choosing an IaaS and/or SaaS management tool
    – How Cyber Security can impact ITAM (or vice versa)
    – How ITAM can better work with finance to address SaaS and IaaS risk
    – Hardware Asset Management
    – Should ITAM look after systems patching
    – Internet of Things (IoT) and ITAM
  • Discover how to engage with senior stakeholders to expand your ITAM practice into new areas
  • Hear success stories from your peers to inspire you to deliver on new areas of improvement
  • Get practical advice on tool selection and how to manage new asset types
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from peers in person or via the conference app
  • Enjoy a streamlined conference experience via the app, enabling efficient meetings with sponsors, speakers and your peers

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Directions

Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road,
Twickenham,
London, TW2 7BA

By Car

From M25, exit at J12 onto M3. This becomes the A316, and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus / Toyota car dealership. From London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout. Please do leave additional time if you are arriving at the stadium during peak travel hours as the A316 can be busy during this time.

Parking

Please park in the West car park (accessed via Rugby Road, Gate D)

Train/Tube

Twickenham Rail Station – 10 min walk
Whitton Rail Station – 10 min walk
St Margaret’s Rail Station – 10 min walk

Richmond Rail & Tube – 8 min train
Hounslow East Tube – 30 min bus

 

Hotel Information

London Marriott Hotel Twickenham

We have secured a preferential rate with the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham which is adjoining to the stadium for £153 per night.

The rate includes on-site parking, breakfast and free wifi. Please note – there are limited rooms available for a limited time only*

Parking

Guests must drive up Rugby Road and the Car Park Entrance will be on the left. Go into the lane and follow behind the stadium until you reach the Main Car Park.

You will see the Main Road (Whitton Road). Walk along the South Stand till they reach the Hotel entrance (Number 3).


Please click here for details of all nearby hotels.

Testimonials and reviews

Previous Conference feedback:

‘I was impressed with the information presented.  Both the quality and quantity of the information presented was exceptional.  Even the vendor discussions were focused and meaningful.  No wasted time’.

‘I plan to attend again next year, and I will absolutely recommend the conference to my colleagues and peers’.

‘Regardless of where you are in your ITAM journey, there are valuable resources to connect with at the conference.  The Sessions, the vendors, your peers and the connections made will enrich and improve your efforts’.

‘For the second year in a row, great job on the conference. Content, delivery and networking opportunities were all valuable and I’m looking forward to the 2018 conference!’

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‘Great day, great info, on point topics and good show of vendors’                                                

‘Very professional team. Well organized and excellent time & formats for networking. Thank you.’                                               

‘Excellent sessions, got a lot of good take aways.’                                                        

‘As someone fairly new to the ITAM space, I’ve found the content useful. I have plenty to take back to my colleagues & management’      

‘Format continues to work well. Topics continue to cover industry trends.’

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