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SAM Summit 2016

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What is SAM Summit? SAM Summit 2016 is now in its 13th year. This unique 2.5 day summit will focus on intermediate to advanced-level topics in software asset management, software licensing, contracting and compliance, plus emerging developments in SAM. Space is limited! Register early for the best discounts and promotions.

"New technologies, licensing models and vendor shuffling are as challenging as they are frequent. And for every new evolution, SAMs have a new asset to track and manage," said Steven Russman, executive director of the International Business Software Managers Association. From licensing in cloud environments and on mobile devices to increased piracy, compliance audits and program metrics, software asset managers have more to juggle today than ever, he said.

What’s on the 2016 agenda? Our 2.5 day schedule is geared for a select audience and features top speakers, case studies, panel discussions and roundtables, plus opportunities for networking and peer discussion. Sessions address cutting-edge trends for 2016, such as compliance for software-as-a-service, SAM and data privacy and data security, plus compliance clinics, peer networking discussions and workshops and license management strategies for Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and others. We've organized the agenda into tracks and sessions for intermediate and advanced-level attendees. View the 2015 agenda for an overview of what you can expect.

Where is it held? Chicago's Gleacher Center, a world-class venue downtown on Chicago's Miracle Mile and close to the subway, museums and restaurants. This international city is an ideal location and many of our members are within a two-hour flight. In 2016 we will take over the sixth floor, a beautiful space with views of the cityscape on three sides.

Who will attend? Like past successful SAM Summits, we expect many sophisticated and experienced end-user attendees who are looking for tips and solutions for challenging—and in some cases, maturing—software and IT asset management environments. Attendance is kept to 200 to maintain our intimate environment providing attendees ample time to mingle and network.

The 2015 conference is done, but you can review the highlights. Click here to be redirected to an online review.

Plan now to attend SAM Summit 2016 in Chicago. Follow us: Twitter at @SAMSummit_IBSMA or LinkedIn for the latest updates.

What's New for 2016

  • Dedicated Oracle, IBM and Microsoft tracks
  • Microsoft and SAP in-conference seminars
  • NEW presenters. NEW topics.
SAM Summit 2016

Summit Sessions and Call for Speakers

Our 2.5-day schedule is geared for a select audience and features top speakers, case studies, panel discussions and roundtables, plus opportunities for networking and peer discussion. We also offer a variety of workshops and seminars. Sessions address cutting-edge trends for 2016, such as licensing in the cloud, mobile device management, and managed services, plus compliance clinics, peer networking discussions and workshops and license management strategies for Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and others. We've organized the agenda into tracks and sessions intermediate and advanced-level attendees.

View the 2015 agenda for information on our most recent program.

SAM Summit 2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Contact IBSMA for 2016 exhibitor information. E-mail Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925. Below you'll see a listing of 2016 sponsors and exhibitors.


Aspera

Aspera is a highly specialized provider of strategic license management solutions. Our unique service based approach has been successfully implemented in international projects since 2000. More than 200 enterprises—including over 35 Fortune 500 companies—rely on Aspera’s license management expertise for software license optimization and strategic audit defense. Visit Aspera.com.

Belarc.com

Belarc's products offer a combination of accurate discovery and automated asset and software license management.   Discovered instances and usage of products such as Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Windows Server, Visio, Project, Oracle, Adobe and more, are automatically linked to purchase records and licensing rules, to help automate your IT asset management and SAM processes. For additional information visit Belarc.com.

Flexera Software

Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions—from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and software license optimization. Visit Flexerasoftware.com.

Location & Hotel Info

SAM Summit 2016 sessions will be held at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center Conference Facilities.

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Map of local area

On-site wireless Internet access available in the conference area.

A premier conference center in the heart of Chicago. The University of Chicago Gleacher Center is conveniently located in the center of Chicago's business community, just blocks away from the Loop and steps away from Magnificent Mile shopping, restaurants and hotels. It is easily accessible with public transportation and adjacent parking lots.

Driving directions and parking information for the conference center.

Hotel Accommodations

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Book your hotel room at the InterContinental Chicago.

IBSMA has a block of rooms available at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel, a four-star hotel located at 505 North Michigan Ave. The group rate is $219/night plus taxes. The hotel is one block from the conference center. Contact the hotel directly and mention IBSMA SAM Summit Conference or group code GSQ to book your room at the preferred rate. Call 800.628.2112 or 312.944.4100. Click here for online booking.* The group rate cut off date is June 20, 2016.

*This link is not tablet or mobile friendly. The link automatically takes you to the landing page. Click on "change search" to enter the dates.

Here's a listing of hotels in the area. Hotels with * are in close walking distance to the conference center.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers*
301 East North Water Street
312.464.1000

Loews Chicago Hotel*
455 North Park Drive
312.840.6600

InterContinental Chicago*
505 North Michigan Ave.
312.944.4100
Chicago Marriott Downtown*
540 North Michigan Ave.
312.836.0100
Hyatt Regency Chicago*
151 East Wacker Drive
312.565.1234
Chicago Courtyard Downtown (Marriott)*
165 East Ontario St.
312.573.0800

Fairmont Chicago*
200 North Columbus Drive
312.565.8000

Omni Chicago Hotel*
676 North Michigan Ave.
312.944.6664

Crowne Plaza Allerton*
701 North Michigan Ave.
312.440.1500
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 East Chestnut St.
312.324.4000

Chicago Visitor Information

For a database of great Chicago restaurants and events, visit the Chicago Tribune's Metromix. For city travel information, visit the City of Chicago Web site.

Education & Networking

July 10 | 5:00–7:30 p.m. | Registration & Conference Services

SAM Summit attendees are invited to stop by the InterContinental Chicago Hotel to pick up conference materials. Look for the SAM Summit sign in the lobby.

July 11 | 5:15–6:45 p.m. | SAM Summit Networking Reception

Always a favorite. Always fun. Join us in for an appetizer and drinks reception. 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.

July 12 | 6:00–9:30 p.m. | Lake Michigan Boat Cruise and Chicago Skyline Tour, Plus Dinner

This cruise is a favorite of IBSMA director Steven Russman and this is sure to be an extra special evening of fun on the lake. We'll start with dinner and then head for the lake. Conference attendees will receive details by e-mail. RSVP required. Event night is included in all conference registration packages.

July 13-15 | SAM Summit Conference & Certification Courses

SAM Summit Education

Details coming soon | Microsoft License Management and SAP License Management In-conference Seminars*

Here's our listing of confirmed courses

PCOLM

July 13 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


PCOLM

July 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

 

 

PCOLM

July 14-15 Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management License (PCILM) Details

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.

All courses will be held at the University of Chicago Center Conference Facilities.

For additional IBSMA courses click here.

*PCOLM, PCILM and PCSLA courses available for an additional fee. In-conference seminars included in the conference fee.

About IBSMA

About the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA)
The International Business Software Mangers Association (IBSMA) is the world's largest nonprofit association of business-focused software management (SAM) professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best practices and address issues of common concern. Visit IBSMA.com for details.

Need help convincing your boss? Use our handy convince-your-boss letter that outlines the benefits attending this conference will bring to your organization. Download the letter

 

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SAM SUMMIT 2016 will be held July 11-13, 2016.

Full conference registration fee includes all conference sessions and tracks, meals, reception and materials. Hotel accommodations are not included in the conference fee. Discount coupons listed on check-out page. Select items and proceed to check out. To use a purchase order or for direct billing, contact IBSMA at 734.930.1925 or e-mail Services@IBSMA.com. Full payment is due June 1, 2016. Registrations using early bird discounts must be paid at time of order with a credit card. For groups, contact IBSMA to request a group discount coupon. Group discounts may not be applied to prior registrations. Rates subject to change without notice.

No refunds of conference fees after June 1. See our policy.

SAM Summit conference alumni contact IBSMA for your 2016 alumni discount code. E-mail Services@IBSMA.com.


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Course level: Basic Plus Advanced Practitioner Certificate Course (PCILM)

This item listing contains an overview of the Basic and Advanced IBM Practitioner Certificate Courses. Effective April 1, 2015, the Basic and Advanced course are combined into a 1.5 day course.

Day 1: Overview of Basic IBM License Management Course (classroom course)
Managing IBM license compliance can be challenging for even the most experienced IT asset managers. And the dynamic nature of IBM software licensing requires a continuous review of IBM compliance management processes and practices.

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.

What you'll learn
Using a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises, we cover the following topics:

  • Background information on IBM product portfolio and agreement types
  • General processes for determining entitlement and deployment quantities
  • Discussion of key IBM license metrics such as PVUs and Authorized Users
  • Steps to create an IBM license compliance report
  • IT asset management and SAM tools: How they can be used, and what are their limitations
  • How to prepare for and manage an IBM license compliance audit
  • Introduction to specialty topics such as sub-capacity licensing, ILMT, advanced metrics, backup/temporary use
  • Real-life cases on what can go wrong during an IBM license audit
  • Discussion of useful online resources

The seminar will include various hands-on exercises using case studies. Attendees are invited to indicate specific topics of interest. Click here for a detailed course outline.

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Day 2: Overview of Advanced IBM License Management Course (classroom course)
Managing IBM license compliance can be challenging for even the most experienced IT asset managers. And the dynamic nature of IBM software licensing requires a continuous review of IBM compliance management processes and practices. Day 2 builds on the basic concepts covered in day 1.

What you'll learn
Using a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises, we cover the following topics:

  • Review of detailed audit procedures for common license metrics and products, such as Cognos, DB2, Lotus, Rational, WebSphere and Tivoli
  • Common licensing grey areas, and how to mitigate license compliance risk
  • IBM license compliance management in large organizations
  • Real-life cases providing examples on how to effectively deal with an IBM license audit
  • In-depth discussion on specialty topics such as sub-capacity licensing, less common license metrics/products, recent licensing changes

Day 2 will include various hands-on exercises using case studies. Attendees are invited to indicate specific topics of interest. Click here for a detailed course outline.

The expert instructor
Koen is an independent consultant and founder of SolarCom, based in Belgium, focusing on IBM software licensing. Previously, he worked for a big-four audit firm conducting software license reviews at many of IBM's largest European customers. At Solarcom, Koen advises companies on how to manage IBM license compliance. For more on Koen, click here.

Course format
The course length is 1.5 days. Day 1 runs from from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Day 2 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Complete the course and take the optional two-hour exam online. The exam is included in the course fee. Students passing the test will receive IBSMA's PCILM certificate.

The course is also available for on-site instruction.

Dates and times
Select the sessions from the options below.

Click here for a calendar of all IBSMA courses.

Materials and class size
All course materials are provided. Space is limited to 20 people. If the minimum number of registrations is not attained we may cancel or defer this class. Classes are typically confirmed a minimum of two weeks in advance of the course date. We are not responsible for travel-related expenses incurred in the event of a change.

Contact
Contact Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925 for further information.

Cost
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Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (PCSLA-C) | Classroom Course

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Course level: Practitioner Certificate Course (PCSLA)

Note: This course is the updated version of the PCSLA course.

Overview of Software License Agreements Course (classroom course)
Demonstrate your competence in understanding and structuring software license agreements by earning the Practitioner Certificate in Software License Agreements (PCSLA). PCSLA is for IT pros, consultants and corporate staff who want to learn the basics of software license agreements (SLAs). With your guide, David Ochroch, one of the world's leading experts on software license agreements, we'll show you how to how to review and analyze important terms and conditions.

This course is designed to be an introduction to SLAs for a broad audience and provide a solid foundation, even for individuals with no legal or contract management expertise. PCSLA is structured this way because organizations of all sizes, industries and countries have a need to manage software. In fact, today the wide variety of individuals involved in IT service management—from software and hardware inventory, to purchasing, technical support, contract management and legal services—could all benefit from a solid foundation in software contract management practices.

We assume that attendees will have basic familiarity with business concepts and experience in a commercial, government or educational work environment.

What you'll learn
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. For example:

  1. What software and services are you buying?
  2. What usage (licensing) rights come with the software?
  3. Where is the software running and who controls it (application service provider (ASP), software-as-a-service (SaaS), virtualization)?
  4. When will you pay for the software?
  5. How much does the software cost now and how much might the software cost later?
  6. What happens if there is a dispute or suspected contractual variance?
  7. What happens if the relationship ends or changes?
  8. What common terms (“boilerplate”) help define a complete legal agreement?
  9. For custom development or custom implementation, what constitutes acceptance of the customized software? Who will support and control the customizations?
  10. Hot topics review: SaaS, virtualization, service level agreements and cloud computing

We'll review a sample license agreement template, related schedules referring to fees, maintenance and ASP/SaaS provisions, plus a glossary of terms. Each section includes quizzes or exercises to help you apply the concepts to real-life situations.

The expert instructor
David Ochroch has twenty years of IT procurement and software asset management experience, working for Fortune 500, large governmental and non-profit organizations. David is a well-known lecturer on software contract negotiation strategies for organizations, such as IBSMA, Share(IBM) and CAUCUS. For more on David, click here.

Course format
The course length is one day from 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. Complete the course and take the optional one-hour exam online. The exam is included in the course fee. Students passing the test will receive IBSMA's PCSLA certificate. Note: All attendees registering for this course will be eligible to take the exam.

The course is also available for on-site instruction.

Dates and times
See below.

Click here for a calendar of all IBSMA courses.

Materials and class size
All course materials are provided. Space is limited to 20 people. If the minimum number of registrations is not attained we may cancel or defer this class. We are not responsible for travel-related expenses incurred in the event of a change.

Contact
Contact Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925 for further information.

Cost
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Course level: Practitioner Certificate Course (PCOLM)

Overview of Oracle License Management Course (classroom course)
Oracle software products are among the world's most powerful and complex. IT professionals at all levels often struggle to understand the depths of Oracle licensing options and compliance features.

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.

This course is ideal for beginners to experienced software license managers. In fact, anyone responsible for acquiring and managing Oracle software in the most cost effective and compliant way possible, including database and system administrators, contracts and procurement personnel, software license managers and IT managers, will benefit. Note: Sun hardware and maintenance concepts will not be covered.

What you'll learn
Here, you will master 10 critical areas of Oracle software license management. We use a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises to help you relate the material everyday situations. Each module presents Oracle handouts and practical tips for applying the concepts. At the completion of this course you'll understand Oracle products, purchasing, metrics, contracts, licenses, compliance programs, preparing for an audit and much more. Click here for the detailed course outline.

The expert instructors
Max Ablimit is the founder of Tarim Consulting and an Oracle licensing expert, based in the San Francisco Bay area. Ablimit is a veteran of Oracle License Management Services (LMS) with 10 years work experience in license compliance and six years with Oracle. During his tenure with Oracle, Ablimit received technical and commercial training in Oracle's license policy for database, middleware and applications, including advanced expertise in Oracle business practices and go-to-market strategies. Ablimit has managed more than 500 Oracle license audits and contract negotiations. He is a Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM). For more on Max, click here.

Melissa Cortale is an Oracle licensing expert and founder of CorTek Global Solutions, an IT services and software asset management (SAM) consulting firm. Melissa gained extensive knowledge of Oracle’s licensing, support, business practices, and go-to-market strategies as a technology sales manager at Oracle where she negotiated more than 300 transactions and sold over $50 million in software. Melissa provides her CorTek clients with strategies for reducing spend and maximizing Oracle investments. Melissa holds a Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering from Tulane University and a Practitioners Certificate (PCOLM) in Oracle License Management from IBSMA. For more on Melissa, click here.

Note: Instructor varies by location. Check with IBSMA for instructor details.

Course format
The course length is one day from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. Complete the course and take the optional one-hour exam online. The exam is included in the course fee. Students passing the test will receive IBSMA’s PCOLM certificate.

The course is also available for on-site instruction.

Dates and times
Select the sessions from the options below. Click here for a calendar of all IBSMA courses.

Materials and class size
All course materials are provided. Space is limited to 20 people. If the minimum number of registrations is not attained we may cancel or defer this class. We are not responsible for travel-related expenses incurred in the event of a change.

It is recommended, but not required, that attendees bring original Oracle order documents, support-renewal contracts, master maintenance spreadsheets and other documentation to use in the course exercises.

Contact
Contact Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925 for further information.

Cost
Use coupon 508 and pay by credit card to save 10% off the registration fee. Add to cart and click on coupon code on shopping cart. Valid for registrations submitted 14 days in advance of the course date.

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