Wisdom Australia 2019: Our Australian ITAM conference returns

The ITAM Review returns with our third annual Australian ITAM conference on 20th-21st November 2019 at the marvellous Bayview Eden, Melbourne – with a focus on taking ITAM beyond IT. This is the only independent ITAM ...
18 January 2018


The ITAM Review returns with our third annual Australian ITAM conference on 20th-21st November 2019 at the marvellous Bayview Eden, Melbourne – with a focus on taking ITAM beyond IT.

This is the only independent ITAM focused event in Australasia, offering unrivalled end-user-only networking and interaction and helping you to keep current and move forwards.

Taking ITAM beyond IT

As our roles grow in seniority and technology changes, our scope increases. This conference will help equip you to grasp the opportunities to expand the reach of ITAM, offering advice on working with new and more senior stakeholders whilst also adjusting to the challenges of managing new asset types.

As well as our usual, excellent content around the various aspects of ITAM, we want to help prepare you, and your organisations, for the changes on the horizon.

Our expert speakers will be discussing topics including:

• Managing cloud costs in a DevOps era, and the emerging discipline of FinOps
• The latest in IaaS / SaaS management tools
• The growing importance of Hardware Asset Management
• Microsoft licensing in the cloud era
• What’s new in IBM Licensing
• The latest Audit Defence news, trends, and tactics
• Engaging with senior stakeholders
• Building an ITAM team & influencing senior management
• The latest salary trends, hottest skills, and the expertise required for the 2020s

Don’t miss this unique Australian ITAM conference and your chance to increase the visibility, credibility, and value of ITAM to your organisation.

If you’d like to be a speaker at this year’s event, head here.



Full price rate: $699 per person

Consultant/ Partner rate: $1,199 per person

Conference & Training course bundle ticket: $1,199 per person

More than 3 delegates? Contact us to discuss group booking discounts.

Training Courses

Attend one of our 1-day Licensing Training Courses the day prior to the conference (limited places available):

20th & 21st November 2019

Who Should Attend

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro, there’s something for you at Wisdom 2019.

  • Senior IT Decision Makers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
  • Software Licensing Specialists
  • IT Procurement Professionals
  • FinOps/cloud cost analysts

With plenty of dedicated networking opportunities, the chance to get the latest updates from tool and service providers, discussions around audit, IaaS and SaaS cost management, engaging with stakeholders, and more – we’re confident you’ll find value in Wisdom.

Why They Should Attend

  • Hear from our expert speakers on topics such as:
    – Managing public cloud (IaaS) like Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS
    – Managing SaaS such as Office 365 and Salesforce
    – Why Security and ITAM should work together
    – How ITAM should work with finance to address SaaS & IaaS cost risks
    – Hardware Asset Management
    – Should ITAM look after systems patching
    – Internet of Things (IoT) and ITAM
  • Discover how to engage with senior stakeholders to expand your ITAM practice into new areas
  • Hear success stories from your peers to inspire you to deliver on new areas of improvement
  • Get practical advice on tool selection and how to manage new asset types
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from peers in person or via the conference app
  • Enjoy a streamlined conference experience via the app, enabling efficient meetings with sponsors, speakers and your peers

New this year

Success Stories

These new sessions feature stories from real world practitioners, with a focus on practical advice and experience to help you progress your careers. Hear from your peers as they discuss what has worked for them throughout their careers, and how it could help you too.

Women in ITAM

Following on from a successful start in the UK, our aim with this session is to create an interactive discussion around the current situation for women in ITAM, hearing thoughts, questions, and advice from people new to the industry as well as more experienced members too.

New Name

Wisdom is the new name for our conferences and we chose this as we feel it reflects the quality of our expert speakers and the practical advice available to attendees of our worldwide conference events – distilling the essence of those events into a single word.

The ITAM Review US & Australia Conference 2017 Video



Day 1



08:30 – 09:00 


09:00 – 09:15

Welcome to the ‘Wisdom – Taking ITAM beyond IT’ Conference:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

09:15 – 10:00

Meet your peers interactive session

10:00 – 10:30

Stories that shook the (ITAM) world in 2018:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment break






11:00 – 11:15

Normalisation is the new Normal:
Mike Jones & Jason Lu, TMG
Data is the new oil: Safer extraction and clean-ups for ITAM:
Peter Rowe, Crayon
Shadow IT Solved: Detecting and optimising your SaaS:
Jerry Yiu, ServiceNow

Success is measured by data you can rely on:
Keiren Tilbrook & Ryann Shiers, AirTrack

11:20 – 11:35

Dumbing down ITAM through smart reporting: Robert Greenhalgh & Anurag Mittal, TMG Data is the new oil: Safer extraction and clean-ups for ITAM:
Peter Rowe, Crayon
Shadow IT Solved: Detecting and optimising your SaaS:
Jerry Yiu, ServiceNow

There ain’t no such thing as a free licence – How to manage Unlimited Licensing Agreements:
Adrian Mulligan, Enterprise License Solutions

11:40 – 11:55

Beyond installation-based license models:
Melissa Fernando
& Sandy Vouch, TMG
Data is the new oil: Safer extraction and clean-ups for ITAM:
Peter Rowe, Crayon
Shadow IT Solved: Detecting and optimising your SaaS:
Jerry Yiu, ServiceNow

Tracking and reporting the financial benefits of an effective ITAM programme:
Tom Watson, Group 10 Consulting




12:00 – 13:00

My Life as an Adobe Auditor:
Wes Lewis, Look Licensing
Interactive Workshop: How to secure and maintain senior management support for ITAM:
Martin Thompson, The ITAM Review

Licensing in the Cloud:
Caroline Sly & Ross Hutchings, AWS

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Quest Software Audits:
Kristy Hawkins, Xcite Consulting
Engaging Stakeholders: Miriam Redding, NavigateClear

 Configuration Management, ITAM, & Cloud – making it work:
Wajma Amid, Boral

15:00 – 16:00 Managing Enterprise Software Vendors: Audits and Disputes:
Matthew Southwell, Telstra & Erica Chan, Gilbert + Tobin

What does HCL’s acquisition of IBM Software mean for IBM customers?
Rica Weller, Australian Software Advisers


Pro-active SAM – a case study from NZ:
Toff Fiso, BNZ 

Getting started with SaaS for IT Asset Managers:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review

16:00 – 16:20

Refreshment Break

16.20 – 16.50

Workshop Recap Roundtable Session 

16.50 – 17.20

Industry Panel Session:
Marla Stotland – Aurecon, Matt Southwell – Telstra, Toff Fiso – BNZ & Alan Benger – NAB

17.20 – 17.30

Day One Wrap-up:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

17.30 – 19:00

Networking Reception


Day 2



09.00 – 09.30


09.30 – 09.45

Welcome back:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

09.45 – 10.30

Gaining Executive Support for SAM/ITAM:
Michael Phillips, NAB & CJ Ortega, SSES Global 

10.30 – 11.00

What you need to know for fair contracting for As a Service:
Jennifer Jarrard, IACCM

11.00 – 11.20

Refreshment Break

11.20 – 12:00

2019 Salary and Skills Survey – The Results:
Martin Thompson, The ITAM Review




12:00 – 13:00

Women in ITAM:
CJ Ortega, SSES Global
IaaS: Reserved Instances, Costs, and FinOps:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review
How to get Real Value from Third Party Support:
Marla Stotland & Tracie Kershaw, Aurecon Group

13:00 – 14:00


14.00 – 15.00

A SAM Journey: Successes and pitfalls of covering 80k device and 20+ vendors in 8 months:
Alan Benger, NAB
From ITAM to IT Governance:
AJ Witt, The ITAM Review

Microsoft Licensing 2019 round-up:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

15.00 – 15.45

Workshop Recap Roundtable Session

15:45 – 15:55

Closing Remarks and Prize Giving:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review

16:00 – 17:00

ITAM Review User Group (Optional)


To discuss sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact us.

Silver Sponsors (Sold out)




Bronze Sponsors





Exhibitor Sponsors



Coffee & Cake Sponsors



Some previous conference delegate feedback
‘Thiswas by far the best event I’ve been to and I got so much out of going more than I ever expected. I would recommend it to everyone in our industry. For me personally both my ITAM roles have been basically me left to my own devices to build ITAM functions from scratch so it was a great confidence boost to hear the experts talk about this and describe pretty much what I had done sort of validating that I had done things the right way and it was brilliant to meet a community of people who enjoy talking about ITAM and SAM as much as I do! Thanks again for putting on an amazing event’
‘Loved it already looking forward to next year’
‘Great to have you guys Down Under’
‘I really enjoyed this event. The speakers were knowledgeable and the content was great’
‘Good to hear that others we felt were a long way progressed are not as mature as expected’
‘Useful conference good networking’
‘Thank you for bringing this event to Sydney’
‘Great content very topical. Appreciate the flexibility to accommodate questions from the floor in the Q&A session’
‘The panel was really useful’
‘Let’s do this every year in Sydney and promote ITAM in Australia big time’
‘Great job thank you for coming to Oz’
‘Come back next year!’
‘Love the work The ITAM Review does’
‘Awesome event as per last year’
‘Fantastic event for first time’
‘Insightful and relevant topics. A worth while event’

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