ITAM News & Analysis
IAITAM Florida Conference Round-up
13 November 2013
5 minute read
It was great to attend the IAITAM Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida last month, and thanks to our friends there for inviting us to be part of such a superb event.
There was an engaging and friendly atmosphere especially at the Beach Bash Opening (not surprising with a beautiful sunset and fireworks and sparklers for all), which continued throughout the conference with great networking and excellent keynote sessions.
There was a general consensus that the event did an excellent job of addressing current ITAM issues with a balance of practitioners and Vendors in attendance.
IAITAM did a great job of keeping things fresh with news of their international partnership with APMG-International for expanding its ITAM training courses globally, as well as much needed corporate light entertainment from Greg Schwem towards the end of the event.
The exhibitor’s hall also presented a great opportunity to see how the ITAM marketing is evolving through the showcasing of products and services. Overall the event was a great place to learn, network with peers, and meet friends old and new.
Below is a quick showcase of industry suppliers:
Eracent attended “because IAITAM is the first organisation to provide a platform and venue for practitoners”
Mobile Reach attended to promote its mobile solutions for ITAM and said the conference was a place “where they could learn and teach at the same time”
CDW attended to spread awareness of its SAM capabilities and different way of working
SHI said that at the IAITAM conference they “learn as much as we do teach” and that the volume of SAM practitioners who attend makes it a great event
Destruct Data attended to promote its data security and data destruction services
Aspera attended to meet customers and practitioners (with the opinion that the event “reaches a broader audience of practitioners” than most)
Miro Consulting attended to make its presence felt as players in the ITAM community
Flexera Software said it has been “proud sponsors of the event for the past 6 years because it has a targeted audience for SAM and ITAM and the practioners who attend are the right fit for us”.
Siwel Consulting said the event was great because “you meet real people with real problems”
1E attended to meet and discuss the latest challenges as everyone strives to save cash and improve ITAM
SIMS Recycling wanted to demonstrate its reach to the ITAM fraternity and demonstrate its capabilities in end-of-life electronics
HP attended to support the ITAM industry, discuss its latest HP releases with customers and to listen to competitors presenting
Airwatch said the event gave them “exposure to the right people making IT decisions”
ITRenew wanted to discuss electronic recycling and data sanitization with its target market
ECS Refining wanted practitioners to know that it was ‘a one stop shop’ for finding the value in recycling and resales within Asset Management
Microsoft said that the event was a key investment for them as it offers great networking and learning opportunities
The next event
Their next IAITAM conference Spring 2014 ACE will take place in Las Vegas 29th April – 1st May. As the Official Media Sponsor of this event, we have secured a special discount for all of our readers, please CONTACT US to find out more about our negotiated rates and how to book your place.
We hope to see you there!