We have confirmed some more fantastic expert speakers for our upcoming US conference in Florida on 19th & 20th September and UK conference in London on 4th & 5th October.
Here we put another 4 of our confirmed speakers under the spotlight, so that you can see what we have in store for attendees. Join us to learn how to future proof your ITAM department and ITAM career for two packed days from the world’s leading ITAM speakers; ITAM Practitioners, ITAM Review Excellence Award Winners, ITAM Experts, Licensing Experts, Legal Counsel and Vendors.
More speaker details can be found on the ‘Speakers’ tab of the conference event pages.
Blaine Bryant, Director, IT Service Management and IT Finance – BMC
Blaine Bryant, Director, IT Service Management and IT Finance will be presenting at the US conference on day one.
In his keynote session; The Software Asset Management Journey at BMC – Challenges, Solutions and Measuring Success, Blaine will share the software asset management challenges they faced internally, the strategy they chose to meet those challenges, how they measure the success of their SAM program, and lessons learned along the way.
Mr. Bryant is responsible for all aspects of service management and financial performance for BMC Software’s IT organization and has over 20 years of managerial experience running IT operations and governance in software, financial services, and consulting services industries. Mr. Bryant is an ITILv3 Expert, possesses a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a TOGAF9 certified Enterprise Architect, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Prior to joining BMC Software, Mr. Bryant was Vice President of IT Operations for Lender Processing Services – RealEC technology platform, which transacts all mortgage loan origination product orders for 90% of the banks in the United States.
Brian Ross will be leading an interactive workshop; ‘How to work with a vendor during an audit & what not to do – is there such a thing as a win win audit?‘ at both the US and the UK Conferences on day two this autumn.
Immediately prior to joining Veritas, Brian was for 5 years part of the IBM UK compliance team in strategic vertical markets. He has over 30 years of IT experience in product developments, sales management and various technical roles with companies such as IBM, Oracle, Vignette and BAE Systems.
Attend this session to find out if an audit really does mean 2 adversaries going head to head or is there a better way to manage an audit, to be compliant and save your company time and money?
Barbara Scott, Business & Technology Strategist | Continuous Improvement Expert | Amazon Best-Selling Author | Change Agent – Presence Management Consulting
Barbara Scott has two decades of experience building multi-stakeholder consultative relationships, managing full lifecycle projects and executing strategies to grow, improve and innovate Fortune 500 businesses using process and technology as conduits to empower people and increase profitability.
Barbara will lead a workshop on day one of our US Conference; ‘Communication & Making Your ITAM Strategy Stick’. In this session, experienced practitioner Barbara Scott will lead a discussion on strategies for successful organisational change management.
Colin Simmons, IT Asset Manager – Kingfisher Plc
Colin Simmons will be leading an interactive workshop session on day one of our UK conference ‘Growing an ITAM Team‘. Colin, Manager of Kingfisher Plc’s IT Asset Management function, will discuss how can you assess the requirements of your ITAM team, how to manage ITAM responsibilities across an extended virtual team and how to grow a world-class ITAM team.
Having spent almost 40 years in IT with the last 20 years focused on delivering multi-million pound cost reductions/savings and significantly improved contractual terms & conditions through negotiations and software asset management, Colin has an excellent understanding of negotiation procedures and usage rights and the need for and management of IT assets within an organisation.