Last week we hosted our first ever Wisdom Unplugged event at the Leonardo Royal hotel in London. In contrast to our flagship annual Wisdom events which cover multiple steams and take place over two days, Wisdom Unplugged is a much more focused, single stream, single day event. The aim of Wisdom Unplugged 2022 is to give attendees the chance to meet and work with their industry peers to learn and share information between them. The more relaxed format also gives the chance for more teamwork and collaboration, which makes Wisdom Unplugged 2022 a great complementary event to our annual Wisdom events.
The event kicked off with Rich Gibbons from ITAM Review and Jelle Wijndelts from Snow Software discussing where ITAM is heading in 2023 with – looking at price increases, the cloud, SaaS and more.
Jelle then explained how to build a 12-month ITAM roadmap, which looked at the following three elements:
The event then shifted into workshop mode, where everyone worked together in groups to answer 3 questions as we head into 2023:
We talked about what attendees wanted to see in a ITAM tool and this included:
The event ended with a panel session with Rich, Jelle and Julia Veall from Vodafone discussing a range of topics including employee experience, the changing IT landscape, aligning ITAM objectives to corporate goals and more.
We also had the opportunity to present Julia with Vodafone’s ITAM Project of the Year 2022 Excellence Award, as she was unable to attend the award ceremony at the annual Gala Dinner last week.
With the event having been postponed twice due to the Queen’s funeral and then a rail strike, we were thrilled to finally host the event. It was a fantastic day absolutely packed with content. It was nice to see new and returning faces alike, with new connections being made between attendees and others building on relationships formed at Wisdom EMEA.