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Wisdom UK 2020: Our UK ITAM conference returns

  • 10th June & 11th June 2020
  • The Kia Oval, London

The ITAM Review returns with its fifth UK annual conference on 10th & 11th June 2020 at the iconic home of County Cricket, Kia Oval Stadium, London.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

About this event

The ITAM Review returns with its fifth UK annual conference on 10th & 11th June 2020 at the iconic home of County Cricket, Kia Oval Stadium, London.

Wisdom UK 2020

ITAM is an ever-growing, and ever changing, discipline. There is always a new challenge around the corner – be that: 

  • New technologies like SaaS, IaaS, Containers, Internet of Things and more 
  • Vendors with a new – or renewed – focus on software audits 
  • Evolving license models, metrics, and rules from various vendors 
  • Shifts in internal politics, focus and culture 

As an ITAM professional, there are 2 key things to be aware of: you can never know everything and keeping up to date is key. However, keeping current can be difficult for 3 main reasons: 

  • Where do you focus? 
  • Where do you find the information? 
  • Where do you find the time? 

And that’s where ITAM Review Wisdom aims to help.  

We talk with people all over the globe – software vendors, resellers, tool vendors, C-suite execs, SAM/HAM/ITAM professionals, consultants, analysts and more  as well as conduct our own extensive research, and this enables us to identify the critical areas for ITAM professionals. 

Each Wisdom conference is filled with carefully selected speakers whose topics and stories will help you grow and progress in your ITAM career – perhaps you’ll get that one piece of info you need to make a breakthrough, the knowledge to solve that tricky licensing problem, or the right way to engage your stakeholders – whatever it is, we help bring that information to you. 

While we can’t give you more time (if only we could!), we CAN ensure that your time spent with us at Wisdom will be as useful as possible. As well as the dozens of sessions, we make sure there’s plenty of time for networking with your peers, plus 1-1 conversations with speakers, sponsors, and ITAM Review analysts.  

Not only that, we also run 1-day licensing training sessions that are full to the brim with awesomeness AND you can get ITAM certified while you’re at the conference. With 6 to choose from, you can go back to the office with at least one industry recognised certification under your belt too! 

New for 2020 – get certified on-site at the ITAM Review Wisdom conference!

Our industry certifications in:
  • Practical ITAM
  • Microsoft licensing
  • Oracle licensing
  • IBM licensing
  • VMware licensing
  • Audit Defence
will be available to take during our already awesome, action-packed 2 day event.

Price

Super early bird rate (valid until 31st March 2020): £299 + VAT per person

READ ALSO:  Wisdom France 2019

Early bird rate (valid until 30th April 2020): £349 + VAT per person

Full price rate: £399 + VAT per person

Consultant & Partner rate: £699 +VAT per person (Limited availability)

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

 


Training Courses

Why not attend a training course the day before the conference?

Conference & training course bundle tickets available for all courses at £499 + VAT per person. (Limited availability)

 

 

You can view our full events terms & conditions here.

Special Offers T&Cs: The special offers are available for a limited time only and apply to new bookings only. No refunds or transfers will be given against previous bookings made on this event.

 

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Who should attend

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro, there’s something for you at Wisdom UK 2020.

  • Senior IT Decision Makers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
  • Software Licensing Specialists
  • IT Procurement Professionals
  • FinOps/cloud cost analysts

Agenda

Full agenda to be confirmed shortly. 

Day 1

TIME

ACTIVITY

08:30 – 09:00 

Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome to ‘Wisdom’:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

09:15 – 10:00

Meet your peers interactive session

10:00 – 10:30

Wellbeing in the Workplace:
Steve Carr, Mind Canyon

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment break

SOLUTION SPOTLIGHT
(optional)
ASHES SUITE

PAKISTAN ROOM

AUSTRALIA ROOM

DEBENTURE LOUNGE

11:00 – 11:15

The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support:
Brendan Walsh, Origina
Presentation TBC:
SHI
Is there a future for ITAM after Digital Transformation?
Mikkel Hessner, Flexera

How to cut licensing costs with your existing assets:
Lennart Martens, PREO AG

11:20 – 11:35

The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support:
Brendan Walsh, Origina
Presentation TBC:
SHI
Is there a future for ITAM after Digital Transformation?
Mikkel Hessner, Flexera

How to cut licensing costs with your existing assets:
Lennart Martens, PREO AG

11:40 – 11:55

The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support:
Brendan Walsh, Origina
Presentation TBC:
SHI
Is there a future for ITAM after Digital Transformation?
Mikkel Hessner, Flexera

How to cut licensing costs with your existing assets:
Lennart Martens, PREO AG

WORKSHOP STREAMS

ASHES SUITE PAKISTAN ROOM

AUSTRALIA ROOM

12:00 – 13:00

From ITAM to IT Governance:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review
A Nightmare on HAM Street:
David Foxen, SAM Beast Consulting

Modernizing Microsoft Licensing in the Cloud Era:
Aadil Nanji, Info-Tech Research Group

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Developing SAM Resources in Global teams:
Rachel Ryan, Danske Bank
Datacentre Tech and How it Impacts Your Licensing:
Barry Pilling, Cortex Consulting

Building your ITAM Stakeholder Map:
Julia Veall & Ashley Scammell, Vodafone

15:00 – 16:00 Microsoft changes over the last 18 months:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review
Concurrent licenses – What is value for money anyway?:
Paul Smith, Aerospace/ Manufacturing Sector

Presentation TBC:
James Crossland, Yorkshire Water

16:00 – 16:20

Refreshment Break

16.20 – 16.50

Workshop Recap/ Hot Topics Roundtable Session 

16.50 – 17.20

Industry Panel Session:
TBC

17.20 – 17.30

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

17.30 – 19:00

Networking Reception

 

Day 2

TIME

ACTIVITY

08.30 – 09.00

Registration

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome back:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

SOLUTION SPOTLIGHT

ASHES SUITE PAKISTAN ROOM  AUSTRALIA ROOM

 DEBENTURE LOUNGE

09:15 – 09:30

 Topic TBC:
Snow Software
Topic TBC:
Relicense
Topic TBC:
Sponsor TBC

Topic TBC:
Sponsor TBC

09:35 – 09:50

 Topic TBC:
Snow Software
Topic TBC:
Relicense
Topic TBC:
Sponsor TBC

Topic TBC:
Sponsor TBC

09:55 – 10:10

 Topic TBC:
Snow Software
 
Topic TBC:
Relicense
Topic TBC:
Sponsor TBC

Topic TBC:
Sponsor TBC

10.15 – 11.00

Stories that shook the (ITAM) world:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

11.00 – 11.20 

Refreshment Break

11.20 – 12.00

Topic TBC:
TBC

12:00 – 12:30

Topic TBC:
TBC

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 

 WORKSHOP
STREAMS

ASHES SUITE PAKISTAN ROOM

AUSTRALIA ROOM

13:30 – 14:30

Topic TBC:
TBC 
SaaS Management – What does good look like?:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review

 Benefits of 3rd Party Suppliers:
Geoff Worsley, Independent SAM Consultant

14.35 – 15.35

Topic TBC:
TBC
Presentation TBC:
Steve Carr, Mind Canyon & Nyree Leslie, Swiss Post Solutions
Topic TBC:
TBC

15.35 – 16:00

Workshop Recap/ Hot Topics Roundtable Session
16:00 – 16:15

 Closing Remarks and Prize Giving:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

Speakers

Interested in speaking at this event? Click here to complete a speaker submission form.

 

Why you should attend

  • Hear from our expert speakers on topics such as:
    • Audit Defence & Licensing
    • The ‘Big Four’ (Microsoft, Oracle, IBM & SAP)
    • Microfocus & Quest
    • Managing public cloud (IaaS) like Azure or AWS
    • Choosing a cloud management tool
    • Working with stakeholders across the business
    • How Cyber Security and ITAM can work together
    • How ITAM can better work with finance to address SaaS and IaaS risk
    • Hardware Asset Management (HAM)
    • IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)
    • Should ITAM look after systems patching
    • Managing Open Source
    • FinOps
    • Procurement
  • Hear success stories from your peers to inspire you to deliver on new areas of improvement
  • Get the latest updates from tool and service providers
  • Get practical advice on tool selection and how to manage new asset types
  • Enjoy a streamlined conference experience via the app, enabling efficient meetings with sponsors, speakers and your peers
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from peers in person or via the conference app

 

Sponsors

To discuss sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact us.

 

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Bronze Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors

 

Directions

Kia Oval
Surrey County Cricket Club,
Harleyford St,
Kennington,
London SE11 5SS

By Rail

Take South West Trains to Vauxhall station which is a ten minute walk from the ground. The station is well served by trains throughout Surrey and Hampshire as well as from the Greater London area.

By Underground

Take the Northern Line to the Oval tube station. The main entrance to the ground is 100 metres on your left on leaving the station. The ground is also a ten minute walk from Vauxhall tube station which is on the Victoria line. For more information on the underground visit www.tfl.gov.uk.

By Car

The ground is situated on the A202, near the junction with the A3 and A24, just south of Vauxhall Bridge and 10 minutes from Victoria and Waterloo.
There is no parking available onsite, although there are local car parks nearby. Click here for details.

We advise all delegates to use public transport where possible.

Hotel Information

Please arrange your own accommodation, if required.

Below are some hotels within walking distance of the venue:

Travelodge Vauxhall
3 Bond Way, London, SW8 1SJ
3minutes by car or 10minutes walk from the venue

Staybridge Suites Vauxhall
100 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 5EL
5minutes by car or 10minutes walk from the venue
Negotiated rates are available at the hotel, please use the Corporate ID: 9999999999 when booking and this will show you the best available rate. 

Park Plaza Riverbank
18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TJ
5minutes by car or 15minutes walk from the venue

Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment
10-11 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7SP
5minutes by car or 15minutes walk from the venue

Doubletree London Westminister
30 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4DD,United Kingdom
10minutes by car or 30minutes walk from the venue

Please note, no accommodation has been secured at the above hotels. Rooms are available on a first come first served basis at the best available rate provided by the hotel.

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Testimonials and reviews

Some previous conference delegate feedback:

‘This was by far the best event I’ve been to and I got so much out of going, more than I ever expected. I would recommend it to everyone in our industry. For me personally both my ITAM roles have been basically me left to my own devices to build ITAM functions from scratch so it was a great confidence boost to hear the experts talk about this and describe pretty much what I had done, sort of validating that I had done things the right way, and it was brilliant to meet a community of people who enjoy talking about ITAM and SAM as much as I do! Thanks again for putting on an amazing event’

‘Loved it, already looking forward to next year’

‘I really enjoyed this event. The speakers were knowledgeable and the content was great’

‘Good to hear that others we felt were a long way progressed are not as mature as expected’

‘Useful conference, good networking’

‘Great content, very topical. Appreciate the flexibility to accommodate questions from the floor in the Q&A session’

‘The panel was really useful’

‘Come back next year!’

‘Love the work The ITAM Review does’

‘Awesome event as per last year’

‘Fantastic event for first time’

‘Insightful and relevant topics. A worth while event’