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SAM Summit 2015: June 8-10 in Chicago

What is SAM Summit? This unique 2.5 day summit will focus on beginner to advanced-level topics in software asset management, software licensing, contracting and compliance, plus emerging developments in SAM. SAM Summit 2015 is our 16th conference. Space is limited! Register early for the best discounts and promotions.

“SAM Summit is an extremely intense event because there are so many strong forces affecting how software is licensed and managed today,” said Steven Russman, executive director of the International Business Software Managers Association. From licensing in cloud environments and on mobile devices to increased piracy and compliance audits, software asset managers have more to juggle today than ever, he said.

What’s on the 2015 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 2015, such as software-as-a-service, SAM and data privacy and data security, mobile device management, 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 beginner intermediate and advanced-level attendees.

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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 2015 we will take over the sixth floor for all three days, 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 220 to maintain our intimate environment providing attendees ample time to mingle and network.

The 2014 conference is done, but you can review the highlights. Click here to download an overview with pictures and article links (PDF file).

In the coming weeks, we'll post more on the cutting-edge sessions by SAM pros at the top companies and the top technology innovators.

Plan now to attend SAM Summit 2015 in Chicago. Follow us: Twitter at @SAMSummit_IBSMA or LinkedIn for the latest updates.

What's New for 2015

  • 60-plus beginner, intermediate and advanced-level sessions
  • Aspera, Snow Software, IBM, BDNA, Belarc and Flexera product demos
  • More networking time
  • Deep-dive sessions with the experts
  • Alumni and executive networking lounge
  • Amazing mobile app. Download materials and stay connected.
  • Special event night
SAM Summit 2015

Summit Sessions

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Summit sessions will be held June 8 and 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and June 10, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For 2015 we will feature 60-plus sessions in five tracks including panel discussions, breakouts, small group discussions, workshops, tool demonstrations and more. Sessions will be group by experience level (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels) and topic (compliance, licensing, hot topics, vendor management, tools and more).

Look for your favorite presenters to return in 2015, plus we'll welcome many new speakers and exciting presentations. We're busy working on the 2015 agenda. for now view the 2014 agenda.

SAM Summit 2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors may contact IBSMA for a sponsor information pack. Call 1.734.930.1925 or e-mail Services@IBSMA.com.


Aspera

Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions. Our unique service-based approach has been successfully implemented in international projects since 2000. More than 130 enterprises–including numerous Fortune 500 companies–rely on Aspera's license management expertise. Visit Aspera.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 2015 sessions will be held at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center Conference Facilities.

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.464.8660
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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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 $289/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 IUL to book your room at the preferred rate. Click here for online booking. The hotel will continue to offer the group rate until the block is full. The cutoff date for group bookings is May 8, 2015. Map of local area

We also suggest the following hotels. Those marked with * are within walking distance. For recommendations contact IBSMA. Reserve early.

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

Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile
198 E. Delaware Place
312.664.1100

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

June 7 | 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.

June 8 | 5:15–6:30 p.m. | SAM Summit Networking Reception

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.

June 9 | 6:00–10:00 p.m. | Event Night

Were planning an extra special event night. Stay tuned for details.

June 10-12 | SAM Summit Conference & Certification Courses

Course details coming in January. All courses will be held at the University of Chicago Center Conference Facilities.

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.

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Conference registration fee includes all conference sessions, meals, reception and materials. 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, 2015. 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.

Click here for the Tools & Services Track, a focused series of demonstrations and presentations on the latest SAM and license management products.

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 $289/night plus 14.5% tax. The hotel is one block from the conference center. Contact the hotel directly and mention IBSMA SAM Summit Conference or group code IUL to book your room at the preferred rate. Click here for online booking. The hotel will continue to offer the group rate until the block is full. Map of local area


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SAM Summit 2015 | Tools & Services Track June 8-9, 2015

Looking for a deep dive into SAM tools and services? SAM Summit 2015 features a tools and services track offering demonstrations and presentations on the latest SAM and license management products. Sessions are held in a dedicated room on June 8-9. The registration fee includes all materials and conference meals, breaks, conference general sessions, networking time, the reception and event night, and access to the exhibit floor. Sessions included in this track will be listed when the 2015 agenda is publisher.

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Course level: Basic Practitioner Certificate Course (PCILM)

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.

Click here for information on the Advanced Practitioner Certificate Course (PCILM). Note: This advanced course is recommended for people who are already familiar with the basics of IBM licensing and who work with IBM licensing on a daily basis. Please contact IBSMA if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course.

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 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 one day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 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
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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Advanced PCILM IBM License Management

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Course level: Advanced Practitioner Certificate Course (PCILM)

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.

This advanced course is recommended for people who are already familiar with the basics of IBM licensing and who work with IBM licensing on a daily basis. This course builds on concepts covered in the Basic Practitioner Certificate Course (PCILM). Click here for information on the Basic Practitioner Certificate Course.

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

The seminar will include various hands-on exercises using case studies. Attendees are invited to indicate specific topics of interest. Click here for a 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 one day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 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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PCOLM Oracle License Management April 2014

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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 instructor
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.

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 PCSLA 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
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