Free Online Tools Day by The ITAM Review

Join the ITAM Review and a range of tools and services providers for insights on ITAM in 2024. What's important, what's new, and what's next.
25 April 2024

About this event

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Join AJ Witt from The ITAM Review along with ITAM tools and services providers on Thursday 25th April 2024 at 2pm BST as we take a look at what’s important, what’s new, and what’s next for ITAM in 2024.

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!

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 & USU. When you register for the event your data will be supplied to all 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
AJ Witt, ITAM Review
14:30 - 15:00 SAM for Cloud - Mastering SaaS and cloud spend for main vendors
Daniel Fink & Lauran Van Eyck, USU - The USU Online Tools Day demo session will focus on managing transparency, cost control and optimization of cloud services from large vendors. Using M365 and Azure as an example, Daniel Fink and Lauran Van Eyck will demonstrate how to manage SaaS subscriptions and cloud resources with USU’s license management tool, providing real-time transparency on consumption and costs. Visitors will gain an insight into the various reporting options and learn how automated rulesets can easily help to forecast and adjust consumption and effectively reduce expenditure.
15:00 - 15:30 Technology Intelligence for evolving IT estates
Michael Luney, Flexera - IT estates are in a consistent state of evolution and maximizing the value of your technology is increasingly difficult. According to Flexera and Snow's most recent IT Priorities Report, 56% of IT leaders were required to learn new skills for a new technology in 2024 and 82% have more accountability for the financial impact of IT investments on the organization. How do you identify redundant applications, plan for tech debt, understand whether you're in compliance across a hybrid IT estate or whether the data in your CMDB is accurate? Trustworthy data is the foundation to making sound strategic decisions across the business and that starts with Technology Intelligence. Join Flexera's Michael Luney to see why data across technology inventory, consumption, entitlement, risk and environment powers your business to rein in spend, reduce risk and solve for evolving IT challenges across security, sustainability, procurement and more.
15:30 - 16:00 Leveraging SBOM Analysis to Minimize Open Source Vulnerabilities and Licensing Risk
William Choppa, Eracent - Open Source software is utilized in over 90% of commercial and in-house developed applications. The infamous Solar Winds/Log4j breach brought worldwide attention to the threat of “hidden” component and library-level vulnerabilities. In response, numerous mandates in the U.S. and the EU (i.e., Executive Order 14028, NYDFS 500, NIS2, DORA, etc.) prescribe the use of Software Bills of Materials (SBOMs) to identify all components and libraries that make up a software application. Additionally, SBOMs identify the license types that apply for specific open source code (Permissive, CopyLeft, etc.). It’s essential that your organization is aware of licensing restrictions behind any open source code that is in use to avoid threats to your IP, as well as other potential legal and financial risks. Eracent will demonstrate how its ICSP™ Application Risk Management™ module can be used to analyze SBOMs and provide detailed reports for CISOs, SAM teams, Application Development managers, and others.
16:00 - 16:20 Panel/Q&A Session
16:20 - 16:30 Close





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    AJ Witt
    ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review
    AJ Witt is an ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Prior to joining the ITAM Review in April 2018, he was a Software Asset Manager with Carnival UK, the operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure, technical operations, and 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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    Daniel Fink
    Senior Sales Manager, USU
    Daniel Fink has been Senior Sales Manager at USU since 2019. He looks after international enterprise customers and supports them in all SAM challenges. Before joining USU, he worked directly at Adobe in Enterprise Sales and before that for a long time at a software reseller with a focus on SaaS vendors and the support of key accounts. Thanks to his many years of experience, Daniel Fink is a particularly helpful USU SAM expert in the SaaS area.
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    Lauran Van Eyck
    Solution Sales Specialist, USU
    Lauran van Eyck has held various positions at USU since January 2021. As a Solution Sales Specialist, he currently supports customers in designing solutions to master the challenges of license management. He studied International Business Management at the MCI in Innsbruck and he found his way to sales and software licensing via two startups.
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    Michael Luney
    Solution Engineer, Flexera
    Michael Luney is a Solution Engineer for Flexera, joining the organization through the acquisition of RISC Networks. He previously supported partner management and cloud migrations, more recently joining Solution Architecture with a focus on all things data and integrations with Flexera products. Michael is based in North Carolina and a CSCI graduate of UNC Asheville, holding an MBA focused in IT and Data Analytics.
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    William Choppa
    Chief Executive Officer, Eracent
    William Choppa is the CEO of Eracent. He leads the organization and communicates Eracent’s vision to colleagues, current and future customers, and the larger ITAM/SAM/Cyber 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. He also recruits and develops strong leaders across various organizational functions. 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 numerous technology companies as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. William holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Why you should attend

  • Learn from the experts: Hear from The ITAM Review and leading ITAM tools and services providers on the latest trends, challenges, and best practices for ITAM in 2024.
  • Discover new solutions: See demos of innovative ITAM solutions that can help you manage your IT assets, optimize your cloud costs, and leverage data for better decision making.
  • Get your questions answered: Participate in a live Q&A session with the speakers to get even more information
  • Stay ahead of the curve: Gain insights on what’s important, what’s new, and what’s next for ITAM in 2024 and beyond.

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’

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