About Our Conference

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro, attend this popular event now for the first time in digital format, to hear from experts speakers on audit defence and licensing, cloud cost management, contract management, addressing SaaS & IaaS risk, Hardware Asset Management, IT Asset Disposal and much more. In addition, get practical advice on tool selection and take advantage of many ways to interact with and network with peers.

We’ve widened the conference focus to EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) – now there’s no travel involved, everyone can attend Wisdom Online! As well as all the wonderful speakers we already had planned, our aim now is to have speakers and topics from various EMEA locations, covering topics relevant to different areas – and in local languages where possible too.
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The Agenda

Check out our Wisdom Online event schedule. 

Tuesday 9th June

09:30am
Rise 'N' Shine Yoga Session
  • Nora Stolz
    Nora Stolz
    Well-being strategist | Career & Leadership coach | Yoga teacher
*Positivity Booster: Standing Yoga & Mindfulness with Nora*
 
Start your day with energy and optimism. Join Nora’s Positivity Booster of standing yoga and mindfulness exercises from breathing to guided meditation. No prior knowledge required, just take off your shoes and join in! Be prepared to have fun.
 
10:00am
Welcome to ‘Wisdom'
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content and Training, The ITAM Review
10:20am
ITAM Crisis Management
  • Rich Gibboms
    Rich Gibboms
    Head of Content and Training, The ITAM Review
  • AJ Witt
    AJ Witt
    ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review

Session details TBC.

11:00am
Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • Steve Carr
    Steve Carr
    Founder & Managing Director, Mindcanyon

Session details TBC.

11:30am
Solution Spotlight (4 streams)
  1. The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support: Brendan Walsh, Origina
  2. Managing the explosion in SaaS costs: Three ways to tame your Office365 spend: Phil Merson & Andy Hill, SHI
  3. Is there a future for ITAM after Digital Transformation:
    Mikkel Hessner, Flexera
  4. How to cut licensing costs with your existing assets:
    Lennart Martens, Preo AG
11:45am
Solution Spotlight (4 streams)
  1. The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support: Brendan Walsh, Origina
  2. Managing the explosion in SaaS costs: Three ways to tame your Office365 spend: Phil Merson & Andy Hill, SHI
  3. Is there a future for ITAM after Digital Transformation:
    Mikkel Hessner, Flexera
  4. How to cut licensing costs with your existing assets:
    Lennart Martens, Preo AG
12:00pm
Hot Topics (4 Streams)
  1. HAM & ITAD
  2. SaaS & IaaS
  3. Audits
  4. What's next re: COVID-19 impact?
12:30pm
Break
2:00pm
Workshop: From ITAM to IT Governance
  • AJ Witt
    AJ Witt
    ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review
Organisations are increasingly building direct business value from their use of IT. The assets ITAM teams manage are deloyed closer than ever to customers - in everything from smart devices to AI-enabled customer service agents. ITAM Professionals have always advocated the importance of managing technical assets and this shift in the means of production and value creation gives us an opportunity to make ITAM a governance function seen as essential as Finance or Legal.
 
This session will provide a framework for building a cross-functional IT Governance practice. It will explore the common governance needs for technology-first organisations, look at macroeconomic, societal, and geopolitical factors, and place ITAM within a team dedicated to maximising business value safely, securely, and ethically.
2:00pm
Workshop: A Nightmare on HAM Street
  • David Foxen
    David Foxen
    Principal Consultant, SAM Beast Consulting

Organisations and third parties can get the management of their hardware assets so very wrong. From no procurement information, wrong models listed in the CMDB to not knowing where valuable assets are, this session will cover a real-life HAM nightmare and how we turned it into a pleasant dream!

2:00pm
Workshop: Modernizing Microsoft Licensing in the Cloud Era
  • Aadil Nanji
    Aadil Nanji
    Research Director, Info-Tech Research

Microsoft has accomplished their goals for adoption of O365 / M365. The aim now is to limit and minimize discounting products and focus on driving conversations to the extensive value these products provide. Microsoft’s focus for the upcoming years will be the Azure platform, Teams as the replacement for Skype, growing Dynamics market share and profitability, as well as the new security suites.

3:00pm
Workshop: Developing SAM Resources in Global teams
  • Rachel Ryan
    Rachel Ryan
    Global Head of ITAM, Danske Bank

This session will explore:

  • Different roles ideal to progress to SAM Managers
  • Career paths and different levels of SAM Managers
  • What training and resources you can use to develop your team.
  • Development plans, knowledge sharing, communication, mentoring and accreditations.
3:00pm
Workshop: Datacentre Tech and How it Impacts Your Licensing

Despite the increase in use of cloud services and platforms, many organisations still host applications in their own or 3rd party managed datacentres.  This session will give you an overview on key technology concepts you need to understand as a licensee and the effect they have on the licences you manage.  We will be looking at:

  • Processors and cores – and how software vendors define them
  • What are the different virtualisation platforms and how do they impact licensing?
  • Why do we need to understand these as IT asset managers?
3:00pm
Workshop & Speaker TBC

Session details TBC.

4:00pm
Break
4:20pm
Solution Spotlight (4 Streams)
  1. The Pros & Cons of Third Party IBM Software Support: Brendan Walsh, Origina
  2. Managing the explosion in SaaS costs: Three ways to tame your Office365 spend: Phil Merson & Andy Hill, SHI
  3. Is there a future for ITAM after Digital Transformation: Mikkel Hessner, Flexera
  4. How to cut licensing costs with your existing assets: Lennart Martens, Preo AG
4:35pm
Solution Spotlight Q&A (4 Streams)
  1. Q&A : Brendan Walsh, Origina
  2. Q&A: Phil Merson & Andy Hill, SHI
  3. Q&A: Mikkel Hessner, Flexera
  4. Q&A: Lennart Martens, Preo AG
4:50pm
Industry Panel Session

Speakers: Nigel Hopkins - IKEA, Rachel Ryan, Danske Banke

5:20pm
Day One Wrap-up

Wednesday 10th June

09:30am
Rise 'N' Shine Yoga Session
  • Nora Stolz
    Nora Stolz
    Well-being strategist | Career & Leadership coach | Yoga teacher
*Positivity Booster: Standing Yoga & Mindfulness with Nora*
 
Start your day with energy and optimism. Join Nora’s Positivity Booster of standing yoga and mindfulness exercises from breathing to guided meditation. No prior knowledge required, just take off your shoes and join in! Be prepared to have fun.
 
10:00am
Welcome back
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content, the ITAM Review
10:10am
ITAM doesn't have to be big and scary
  • Nigel Hopkins
    Nigel Hopkins
    IT Capacity Manager, IKEA
10:45am
SAM Tool Success Survey Results
  • Martin Thompson
    Martin Thompson
    Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review

Session details TBC.

11:15am
Solution Spotlight (4 Streams)
  1. Discover and manage your SaaS sprawl: Spend Optimizer demo: Mark Lillywhite, Snow Software
  2. IT Cost Disruptions: Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense
  3.  Topic TBC: Sponsor TBC
  4.  Topic TBC: Sponsor TBC
11:30am
Solution Spotlight (4 Streams)
  1. Private, Public, or Hybrid Cloud Management and Visibility: CMP demo: Mark Potts, Snow Software
  2. IT Cost Disruptions: Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense 
  3.  Topic TBC: Sponsor TBC
  4.  Topic TBC: Sponsor TBC
11:45am
Industry Networking Groups (4 Streams)
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content & Training, The ITAM Review
  1. Banking & Finance
  2. Public Sector
  3.  Retail & Hospitality
  4. Design & Engineering
12:15pm
Break
  • Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content, the ITAM Review
2:00pm
Workshop: Procurement & ITAM - Building a relationship
  • Rob Lees
    Rob Lees
    Managing Director, Rob Lees Enterprises
This session will cover: 
  • Practical examples of procurement and ITAM working together 
  • Defining success 
  • Aligning objectives
  • Sensible first steps
2:00pm
Workshop: Benefits of 3rd Party Suppliers
  • Geoff Worsley
    Geoff Worsley
    Independent SAM Consultant
In this session, Geoff Worsley SAM Consultant with over 20 years experience covering all aspects of SAM, looks at how companies could benefit from using 3rd Party Organisations to manage their SAM functions.   Drawing upon his experience of auditor, end user, pre-sales and consulting we look at the pros and cons of 3rd party organisations, what they offer, how to make sure you get value for money and how to make sure you can transition from one supplier to another.
  • Does the cost reflect the level of service?
  • Dealing with the internal bottle-neck of communication and requests?
  • What are you achieving by outsourcing?
2:00pm
Workshop: Wellness starts within you
  • Nyree Leslie
    Nyree Leslie
    IT Controller, Swiss Post Solutions
  • Steve Carr
    Steve Carr
    Founder & Managing Director, Mindcanyon
  • Nora Stolz
    Nora Stolz
    Well-being Strategist, Yoga Teacher, Breathing Expert and Executive Coach
Session details TBC.
3:00pm
Workshop: 10 Practical Tips to reducing your IBM License S&S Costs
  • Piaras Macdonnell
    Piaras Macdonnell
    Founder, License Hawk

This presentation will share with you 10 practical tips that could help you reduce your annual IBM S&S.  These tips are some of the tried and tested techniques used by the License Hawk consultants during their projects.  Any one of these tips could lead to a significant reduction in your IBM S&S for your organization.

3:00pm
Workshop: Women in IT

Session details TBC.

3:00pm
How Cyber Security & ITAM can work together
  • Amit Verma
    Amit Verma
    Software Asset Expert, Philips

This session will cover all the import aspects of an effective cybersecurity strategy with respect to ITAM and why enterprises always have to include ITAM in their cybersecurity strategy.

4:00pm
Break
4:20pm
Solution Spotlight (4 Streams)
  1. Discover the vulnerabilities lurking in your software estate: ​Risk Monitor Demo: Rob Price, Snow Software
  2. IT Cost Disruptions: Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense
  3.  Topic TBC: Sponsor TBC
  4.  Topic TBC: Sponsor TBC
4:35pm
Solution Spotlight Q&A (4 Streams)
  1. Q&A: Rob Price, Snow Software
  2. Q&A: Michael Høegh Vilain, Relicense
  3. Q&A: TBC
  4. Q&A: TBC
4:50pm
Cloud Panel Session

Speakers TBC.

5:20pm
Day Two Wrap-up
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content & Training, The ITAM Review

Thursday 11th June

09:30am
Rise 'N' Shine Yoga Session
  • Nora Stolz
    Nora Stolz
    Well-being strategist | Career & Leadership coach | Yoga teacher
*Positivity Booster: Standing Yoga & Mindfulness with Nora*
 
Start your day with energy and optimism. Join Nora’s Positivity Booster of standing yoga and mindfulness exercises from breathing to guided meditation. No prior knowledge required, just take off your shoes and join in! Be prepared to have fun.
 
10:00am
Welcome Back
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content and Training, The ITAM Review
10:10am
Stories that shook the (ITAM) world

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.

10:45am
Topic & Speaker TBC

Session details TBC.

11:15am
Solution Spotlight (4 Streams)
  1. Topic TBC: Softline
  2. Used software licenses: Customer cases for a better IT budget optimization (French session): Youssef Bouchakor, PREO AG
  3. Rightsize your IT Costs: Where to look first (French session): Herve Le Fell, Snow Software
  4. Contracts & maintenance renewals : it’s time to make decisions & savings: Damien Juillard, SamBox.io
11:45am
Solution Spotlight Q&A (4 Streams)
  1. Q&A: Softline
  2. Q&A:Youssef Bouchakor, PREO AG
  3. Q&A: Herve Le Fell, Snow Software
  4. Q&A: Damien Juillard, SamBox.io
12:00pm
Industry Working Groups
  1. French
  2. German
  3. Spanish
  4. Italian
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12:30pm
Break
2:00pm
Workshop: Microsoft changes over the last 18 months
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content & Training, The ITAM Review
Microsoft have had a pretty active year - again - which has kept Rich busy! With new agreements, new licensing programs for products, big changes in the cloud, SA Benefit changes, and name changes - there's plenty to catch up on. Rich will give an overview of these changes and what they might mean for you, your renewals, and your relationship with Microsoft.
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2:00pm
Workshop: What does good SaaS Management look like?
  • AJ Witt
    AJ Witt
    ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review
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2:00pm
Workshop: SAP Onsite Audit – Think like an Auditor!
  • Désirée Weiss
    Désirée Weiss
    EMEA Practice Lead for SAP License Consulting, Insight Technology Services SL
  • David Nadal Morales
    David Nadal Morales
    Global IT Vendor Management Lead (VMO), Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) Group

This session is held to help SAP SAM and Project managers, Compliance responsible, Administrators, and users to understand the typical audit requirements and issues related to SAP so that you can be better prepared for an onsite SAP audit.

We will share some insights of our project in ICL on how the SAP auditors approach was, what you also can request and what do you need to prepare. This to be able to review the specific SAP users, SAP Applications and their related business processes, as well as to  explore the audit issues what might be related to your contractual entitlement. This might also empower you to change an Audit into an opportunity.

Discover how you can prepare your specific area for an SAP Audit. We are looking forward to you.

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3:00pm
Workshop: TBC
3:00pm
Workshop: TBC

Session details TBC.

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3:00pm
Workshop: ITIL 4 Practice Guide for ITAM
  • Stéphane Joret
    Stéphane Joret
    Senior Expert Consultant, Liscience

For years, SAM guidance has been treated apart from ITAM, and ITAM guidance apart from IT service management. Therefore, the implementations often suffered from blind spots and misalignments. Now, with ITIL ® 4, an all-in-one solution is available, covering all dimensions: information and technology, organizations and people, partners and suppliers, value streams and processes. Spend one hour with Stéphane JORET, the author of ITAM in ITIL 4, to discover this brand-new toolkit.

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4:00pm
Break
4:15pm
Closing Remarks & Prize Giving
  • Rich Gibbons
    Rich Gibbons
    Head of Content & Training, The ITAM Review
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About The ITAM Review

The ITAM Review is an independent global community for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

Driven by knowledge, our focus is to empower every ITAM professional throughout their career, every step of the way, providing the support, skills and confidence to succeed.

The ITAM Review exists to champion the business value of the ITAM profession, develop ITAM industry leaders, and enable organisations worldwide to extract best value from their technology investments whilst minimising risk.

Conference Speakers

Interested in speaking at this event? Click here to complete a speaker submission form.
David Foxen
Principal Consultant, SAM Beast Consulting
Rachel Ryan
Global Head of ITAM, Danske Bank
Paul Smith
ITAM Manager, Aerospace/Manufacturing
Barry Pilling
Software Licensing & Asset Management Consultant, Cortex Consulting
Aadil Nanji
Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group
Steve Carr
Founder & Managing Director, Mindcanyon

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