SAM Pros to Converge in Chicago for Seventh SAM Summit (Jan. 16, '07)


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SAM Pros to Converge in Chicago for Seventh SAM Summit

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (Jan. 16, 2007) - Hundreds of software asset management professionals are expected to attend the seventh SAM Summit in Chicago, May 14-15, 2007.

Sam Summit ’07, a joint production of and the International Business Software Managers Association, will deliver an all-new education and networking experience for SAM professionals.

The summit will cover advanced level, cutting-edge topics including ISO/IEC 19770 SAM standards, process assessment, best practices, as well as licensing, tools and legal issues.

Seminars and panel discussions are lead by industry experts including David Waller, Senior Manager, Internal Compliance, Oracle Corporation; Jeffrey Tramel, Asset Management Process Owner, EDS-Navy Marine Corps Intranet; Paul "Doc" Burnham, Director of Global Software Compliance, Equifax, Inc.; and more.

This intensive two-day summit, taking place at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, is geared for moderate to experienced practitioners.

Exhibitors and sponsors of the event include: Microsoft, ManageSoft, Novell, and ePlus.

Also at the Summit, IBSMA presents the SAM Practitioner of the Year Award.

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