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CM Summit 2018

The One Value-Packed Summit for
software Compliance Professionals

At CM Summit, attendees gain the knowledge and insight they need to grow their compliance programs, avoid costly audits, and optimize their software spend. A full 3-track program over two full days will present innovations and successes through thought-provoking presentations, roundtable discussions, case studies, and open networking time to help SAM pros assess and manage compliance, audits and license negotiations.

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What you missed from the 2017 CM Summit

The fifth annual Compliance Manager Summit in San Francisco delivered in-depth license management tips and techniques to end user SAM managers, and offered a deeper dive into audit negotiation tactics, complexities of cloud licensing, and specifics of Oracle, IBM, HPE and Adobe contract terms. Read more

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Microsoft’s Moving Target

Challenge Your Software Compliance Audit Findings and Win

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Summit Sessions

CM Summit will feature an all-new agenda including compliance pros from Oracle, IBM, KPMG, Anglepoint, Veritas, HPE, MicroFocus and leading practitioner organizations.

For information on submitting a speaker proposal for 2018, click here.

Here's a sample of the cutting-edge topics:

How to Prepare and Manage a Software Audit, Thought-leaders Panel Discussion
Build a Strategy to Identify and Reduce Hidden Audit Costs
What's New in IBM License Compliance
Cloud Licensing From the Auditors' Perspective, Panel Discussion
The Art of the Audit: How Small Teams Can Take on Large Vendors
Challenge Your Audit Findings and Win
Top 5 Microsoft Compliance Findings
Today's Legal Environment for Compliance and Enforcement
Know Your Rights: Legal Approaches to Minimizing Oracle Audit/Compliance Risk
Make or Break Contract Terms for Auditing and Compliance
Microsoft Audit Defense and Prep-Practices Roundtable
The Ins and Outs of SAP Compliance Audits

Click here for last year's agenda details. The 2018 agenda will be available in December.

Sessions are open to all attendees unless listed otherwise. Sessions listed as end user only are NOT open to vendors, consultants, software resellers, software tool providers, compliance consultants, practitioner consultants or other SAM services professionals. Individuals in this category are welcome to attend sessions open to all attendees or sessions for vendors only. IBSMA may invite non end users to attend certain sessions as co-presenter, moderator or room monitor. Questions on this policy should be directed to IBSMA director's office.

Compliance Manager Summit Mobile App
This custom app enables you to: download session materials, create a custom schedule, bookmark your favorite sessions, network and share contact info with other attendees and tweet about you experiences. Registered conference attendees will receive the login details and password required to access the app.

Who should attend

Compliance Manager Summit 2018 is for software company license compliance professionals in the U.S., Europe and globally.

License compliance program managers and staff
Software compliance auditors and software asset managers
Legal, finance and accounting staff
Executives, managers and staff looking to network with peers
IT security pros looking to build expertise in related SAM practices

The event focuses on presenting innovations and successes in these areas:

Executive views on SAM and compliance
Trends and events affecting SAM and compliance programs
Developing programs for using qualified SAM partners, company staff and tool providers
New technologies for compliance and management, plus a sneak preview of new enterprise SAM tools
Publisher-provided tools for compliance and license management
Focus on compliance analytics and adapting your program for the cloud and software-as-a-service
Lessons learned from starting and running a SAM program: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and more
Stimulating panel discussions with industry leading companies
Case studies, stimulating group discussions and more
Sessions for end users only

Location & Hotel Info

Compliance Manager Summit 2018 will be held at the Argonaut Hotel, a boutique 4-star hotel in Fisherman's Wharf, on the San Francisco Bay.

Argonaut Map

495 Jefferson Street at Hyde
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hotel Direct: 1.415.563.0800
Toll-free: 1.866.415.0704

Group booking details will be posted here when available. Contact the hotel for guest room reservations.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Contact IBSMA for 2018 exhibitor information. E-mail Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925.

Social Time & Certifications

CM Summit 2017

March 11 | 5:00–7:30 p.m. | Registration & Conference Services

CM Summit attendees are invited to stop by the hotel to pick up conference materials. Look for the CM Summit sign in the lobby.

March 12 | 5:15–6:45 p.m. | CM Summit Networking Reception

Always a favorite. Always fun. Join us for a drinks reception and light dinner. Unwind, mingle and visit with the exhibitors and enter the drawing for valuable prizes. Prize drawings to be held at the conclusion of the reception. Conference attendees are automatically registered for the reception. Members of the San Francisco area SAM community are welcome to register and attend the reception. Reception-only registration will open in January 2018.

Conference sessions run 8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. on March 12 and 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on March 13.

March 14-16 | Post Conference Certification Courses

Course Description Dates
Practitioners Certificate in Oracle License Management (PCOLM) This course will empower you to make informed decisions on licensing and managing your Oracle software. The content covers not only the fundamentals of Oracle software licensing, technical support polices and software asset management, but also the essentials of server architecture, licensing and compliance concepts. Details March 14
Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (PCSLA) This course will help you master the 10 essential areas of a software license agreement. We present the material in plain English in the form of questions to ask and points to consider during the negotiation or contract evaluation process. Details March 15
Practitioners Certificate in SAP License Management (PCSAP) This course will empower you to make informed decisions on licensing and managing your SAP software. The content covers not only the fundamentals of SAP software licensing, technical support polices and software asset management, but also the essentials of server architecture, licensing and compliance concepts. Details March 14-15
Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (PCILM)


This course will help you learn about critical areas of IBM licensing and develop a practical approach to creating reliable IBM license compliance reports. We will illustrate key concepts and pitfalls using exercises based on real-life customer scenarios. At the completion of this course, you will have in-depth knowledge on how to effectively determine your IBM license entitlements, deployment and compliance position using all available resources. Details March 15-16

All courses will be held at a local meeting center. Details will be posted when available. For additional IBSMA courses click here.

Save 10% on early-bird registration (register 14 or more day in advance), or save $200 on multiple courses. Coupon codes listed on the shopping cart. Conditions apply.

*PCOLM, PCILM, PCSAP and PCSLA courses available for an additional fee.

Conference attendee registration

Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (PCILM)

Practitioners Certificate in Oracle License Management (PCOLM)

Practitioners Certificate in SAP License Management (PCSAP)

Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (PCSLA-C)


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