Free Online Summit: Software Vendor Insights 2022

Several key software vendors will close their financial years towards the end of 2021 including. IBM Amazon Google Micro Focus SAP Join the ITAM Review on Thursday 17th February 2022 at 2pm GMT as we discuss how ...
12 December 2021
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Several key software vendors will close their financial years towards the end of 2021 including:

IBM
Amazon
Google
Micro Focus
SAP

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!

 

This event is brought to you by The ITAM Review,  USU & Livingstone. When you register for the event your data will be supplied to both parties for the purposes of delivering the event and following up after. More details about how we use your data can be found in our privacy policy here

Thursday 17th February 2022

Who Should Attend

  • SAM & ITAM professionals
  • Procurement professionals
  • Finance professionals
  • Vendor management professionals
  • CIO

Why They Should Attend

  • Cost – This Webinar is FREE.
  • Convenience -You can participate in the webinar from a location of your choosing.  No travelling/ travel costs involved.
  • Interaction – You have the opportunity to communicate and ask questions with the presenter and peers.

Agenda

TIME ACTIVITY
14:00 – 14:15
Welcome & Introduction
Rich Gibbons
14:15 – 15:00  Vendor results analysis and discussion
Rich Gibbons & AJ Witt
15:00 – 15:30 Micro Focus and Citrix – what’s next for these two floundering companies in 2022
Rebecca Horton, USU
15:30 – 16:00 ANOTHER YEAR WITH IBM
Niall Eddery, Livingstone
16:00 – 16:30 Q&A Panel Session

Speaker

Rich Gibbons, ITAM Services Director, The ITAM Review

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, ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review

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.

 

 

 

Rebecca Horton, Principle Consultant, USU

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 Eddery, Senior Consultant, IBM Practice Lead, Livingstone Group

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.

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Testimonials

Good info great speakers! Ill be sharing the recording with my colleagues on our infrastructure team. These sessions are always engaging. I started watching them sessions for the ITAM knowledge ideas growth value; but I find that I am now also watching to get speaker and interacting with presenters tips from Rich! Amazing job love it. Thanks for hosting these. Cant wait for Wisdom!!
This was excellent ! I am going to go back and re-watch OnDemand. Love all segments presented.
I found the information informative and am looking forward to being able to reference it on demand. In particular the information about where in organizations cloud SW was being managed and I agree that ITAM can and should provide thought leadership in that space.
Really good & interactive
Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together.
Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking.
The session was very informative with excellent examples
I got some information at the webinar today that is going to assist me in a negotiation this afternoon

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