Free Online Tools Day by The ITAM Review

Join the ITAM Review and a range of ITAM tools and services providers as we take a look at what’s important, what’s new, and what’s next for ITAM in 2023......
27 April 2023

About this event

Join the ITAM Review and a range of ITAM tools and services providers as we take a look at what’s important, what’s new, and what’s next for ITAM in 2023……

The session features:

  • Industry analysis & insights from The ITAM Review
  • Tool & Service demos (short and focused!)
  • Practical tips and advice from tool & service providers
  • An overview of key ITAM priorities for the year ahead
  • Panel session with live Q&A

Topics of discussion will include:

  • SaaS
  • Cloud asset & cost management
  • FinOps
  • Inventory & Discovery
  • Automation & machine learning
  • Tool innovations & roadmaps
  • The importance of data

And much more…

We want to help make you more successful and efficient so be sure to join us to hear from a great range of industry experts as we look key approaches for 2023 and beyond!


Who should attend: 

  • SAM & ITAM professionals
  • Cloud cost management professionals
  • Procurement professionals
  • Vendor management professionals
  • ITSM & CMDB professionals


This event is brought to you by The ITAM Review, Eracent, Flexera, License Dashboard & USU. 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.


14:00 - 14:30 Welcome & Introduction
ITAM Review
14:30 - 15:00 USU - Maximizing Your SaaS Management: The Importance of Optimization, Transparency, and Monitoring
Olaf Diehl, Director of Product Management at USU, shares valuable insights on SaaS management. He will highlight the significance of focusing on optimization and transparency in the short term and how monitoring can help you negotiate the best contract deals. As more businesses move to SaaS, it is crucial to have a proper management strategy in place. Olaf will provide essential information on SaaS management to help set your company up for success. You will learn how to identify opportunities for optimization, understand how transparency can improve decision-making, and use monitoring to track and manage your SaaS usage. In addition you will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to enhance your SaaS management and negotiate better contracts. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from an industry expert and take your SaaS management to the next level!
15:00 - 15:30 License Dashboard - Empower your technology team to drive optimization and make informed decisions with SAM cost management
As computing moves away from a fixed cost expenditure model to a more variable consumption-based, pay as you go billing approach, organizations must introduce cost management to reduce costs by only paying for what they need. Discover how to empower your business to take full control of its SAM costs. Hear from our specialist who will provide a demonstration of how License Dashboard ITAM solutions enables cross-functional teams to collaborate and implement faster delivery of cloud usage, while gaining more financial and operational control.
15:30 - 16:00 Flexera - Evolving Hybrid IT for the ITAM Professional
From datacenter and desktop to SaaS and cloud, ITAM professionals are working in an evolving IT space that creates new challenges daily. With licensing changes at major publishers, a move toward consumption-based modeling and the implementation of practices like FinOps, ITAM is more integral than ever toward pushing forward strategic initiatives across the organization. Join Flexera to learn more about how ITAM can help wrangle the Hybrid IT environment in a state of change.
16:00 - 16:30 Eracent - Automated Oracle License Position Reporting and Enhanced Foundational Data
Eracent’s Tools Day demo session will highlight two key aspects of ITAM and SAM: First, we will look at automated Oracle license position reporting, for Database, Named User-Plus and E-Business Suite products, among others. Key information is provided by ITMC Discovery™, which is Oracle GLAS-verified for Database and Fusion Middleware applications, and license position analysis and reporting is provided by the CLR for Oracle Applications™ module. The second topic will be the enrichment of foundational data that is used for ITAM SAM, IT Service Management and Security initiatives with the IT-Pedia® IT product data library. IT-Pedia provides a one-stop source of normalized product information to fill data gaps with attributes that can’t be discovered or are not provided with procurement data. The consistency provided by IT-Pedia data enhances the value of your systems for stronger reporting and more effective processes.
16:30 - 16:50 Panel/Q&A Session
16:50 - 17:00 Close






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    Rich Gibbons
    Managing Director, 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.
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    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.
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    Sean Robinson
    Director of SAM & Cloud Cost Optimisation
    Sean Robinson is a pioneer of SAM with over 20 years of experience in Software Asset Management and Cloud Cost Optimization. He developed one of the industry’s leading, software asset and license management tools, License Dashboard License Manager, delivering SAM services to some of the largest companies in the world.
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    William Choppa
    Chief Executive Officer, Eracent
    As CEO and a board member, William leads the Eracent organization and communicates Eracent’s vision to co-workers, current and future customers, and the larger ITAM community. Since joining the company in 2004, he has been passionate about the evolution and refinement of Eracent’s solutions, based on lessons learned from working with customers and partners. Prior to joining Eracent, William was President of MCSI, a management consulting practice offering deployment and customization services. He has held positions with IBM and a number of technology companies as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. William holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
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    Terry Divelbliss
    Senior VP, Marketing & Technical Alliances, Eracent
    Terry is responsible for managing partnerships, messaging, events and industry analyst relations at Eracent. He has over 30 years of software product management and marketing experience, and he has been active in IT Asset Management for over 22 years. His hands-on experience includes working with large client organizations to plan and implement ITAM repositories and, in parallel, more efficient business processes. In addition to numerous ITAM and SAM-related certifications, Terry has B.S. degrees in Management and Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and he holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
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    Simon Cork
    Senior Solution Engineer, Flexera
    Simon has worked in IT since 2006 and has held a wide range of roles on both side of the table, from Support, Consultancy to Technical Account Manager and Vendor Management. Currently serving as a Senior Solutions Engineer at Flexera with a focus on Cloud and FinOps solutions. Simon leverages his experience and key insights from each of the industries and roles to help customer address both technical and business problems to drive better visibility and insight to achieve their desired outcomes.
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    Olaf Diehl
    Director of Product Management, USU
    He has been responsible for IT consulting in the area of ITSM and SAM since 1998, and in a management role since 2002.

Why you 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.

Testimonials and reviews

“Good info, great speakers! I’ll 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. Can’t 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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