Several key software vendors will close their financial years towards the end of 2021 including:
Join the ITAM Review on Thursday 17th February 2022 at 2pm GMT as we discuss how these organisations fared in 2021 and what to expect from them in 2022 – including audits, product focus areas, licensing and more.
Knowing where they are coming from, and going to, will help you – and other internal stakeholders such as procurement and finance – best understand any risks and successfully manage the relationship for another year.
The Online Summit will also feature relevant sessions from a range of our partners, detailing some of the key challenges you can face when using software and services from these vendors – and how to manage them too!
Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer.
A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun.
AJ Witt is ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Previous to joining the ITAM Review team in April 2018, he was Software Asset Manager for Carnival UK, operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure technical operations IT Security & Compliance, AJ is well-placed to share his experience of how dynamic SAM teams can build mutually-beneficial stakeholder engagement.
With 15 years of experience behind her, Rebecca Horton, Global Manager, IT Asset Management at Ceridian HCM Inc, has crafted a career built on discovering and creating value out of IT asset management best practices for customers, large and small, across North America and Europe. Having spent two years with Red Hat, her unique experience in the area of open source software asset management has allowed her a unique perspective on an area of IT which has moved to the forefront of the industry in recent years. Her perspective on the digital transformation journey, and how ITAM and SAM play a key role, has made Rebecca a popular figure among the geekiest of ITAM practitioners, and her blogs, and events are well attended around the world.
Session Title: Micro Focus and Citrix – what’s next for these two floundering companies in 2022
Description: As Micro Focus continues to have yet another bad year, stock prices stay low, and executive payouts remain high, the organization struggles to execute its vision for a turn around. Meanwhile, the purchase of Citrix by a group of capital companies, one of which owns a major stake in Micro Focus, the industry awaits the fall out and end users start thinking about how to get their houses in order for those anticipated audits.
Niall has worked in the IT industry for over 28 years and more specifically in Software Asset Management for 18. His experience has taken him on both sides of the audit fence, having audited for KPMG and managed IT assets for Barclays, EY and Macquarie Bank at a global level.
Niall has been a senior consultant at Livingstone for over 9 years, during which time has managed well over 150 audit projects. His expertise is around IT Asset Management, Software Asset Management & Licensing and he has been involved in contract compliance for software licensing, royalty, service level agreements and channel compliance in the UK, Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Session Title: ANOTHER YEAR WITH IBM
Description: What they did last year, and what you can look forward to in 2022 and beyond. Trends and predictions and how your business should respond.