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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.

Interested in presenting at SAM Summit? The 2016 call for speakers is open! Details

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

  • Check back for details on the exciting program we're planning for 2016.
  • Interested in presenting at SAM Summit? The 2016 call for speakers is open! Details
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.

Interested in presenting at SAM Summit? The 2016 call for speakers is open! Details

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 2015 sponsors and exhibitors.


1E

1E empowers the world’s largest organizations to simplify and speed up the complete software lifecycle, from request to delivery, management, retirement and procurement of software. In the digital age, businesses must rapidly create new opportunities and for that they need fast, agile IT. Through its suite of easy to use, fast and secure tools, 1E automates each stage of the software lifecycle, providing consumer grade self-service with enterprise grade governance. For more information, please visit: 1e.com.


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.


Cetrus

Cetrus is the leader in application use data capture for software asset optimization. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, it provides a SaaS platform which captures real-time usage data on downloaded software applications to help enterprises and software developers understand when and how applications are used for business purposes including license spend optimization, use reimbursement, and software rental and usage tracking. Visit Cetrus.com


CorTek Global Solutions (Exhibitor)

CorTek Global Solutions is an IT services and software asset management consulting firm. CorTek is a leading advisor on Oracle licensing strategies. We partner with clients to identify the highest-value savings opportunities and address their most critical challenges when it comes to Oracle. We put our clients in the driver's seat when it comes to their Oracle licensing, which often times results in millions of dollars of savings. Visit CorTekGS.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.


IBM.com (Exhibitor)

Gain maximum security, compliance and efficiency. IBM Enterprise Endpoint Management solutions combine endpoint management and security into a single solution. It enables enterprise-wide real-time visibility so you can manage all your physical and virtual assets. It helps your organization to keep endpoints secure, healthy, compliant and running at peak performance; reduce management complexity and cost, increase accuracy and boost productivity, and; collapse management actions from months to weeks and from days to hours. For more information, visit IBM.com/software/tivoli/solutions/endpoint/?s_pkg=bfmw.


TXMQ.com(Exhibitor)

TxMQ is an enterprise technology solutions provider. Our experienced consultants tailor software asset management (SAM) solutions for enterprise customers optimized for their unique situation, needs and budget. We offer SAM solutions ranging from minimal touch for mature organizations, to full onsite management of software assets, to hybrid cloud based managed service options. Since 1979, TxMQ has focused on People, Process, and Technology, in that order. Get in touch today, and let us help you on your path to full asset compliance. Visit TxMQ.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

Check back for information on our hotel room block. 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

We will offer licensing education courses following the conference. Check back later for updates on education, networking, event night and the opening-night reception.

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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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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Advanced PCILM IBM License Management

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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
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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

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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
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Practitioners Certificate in Microsoft License Management (PCMLM) | Classroom Course

PCMLM Microsoft License Management

Course level: Practitioner Certificate Courses (PCMLM)

Overview of Practitioners Certificate in Microsoft License Management Course (classroom course)
Navigating Microsoft's complex software licensing rules and programs is challenging for businesses of all sizes and industries. This course offers an in-depth review of several key Microsoft enterprise licensing products and includes a review of licensing best practices and compliance gotchas. Participants build and develop software and license management skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace.

This live classroom course is designed for new and experienced IT managers and IT decision makers, IT procurement and purchasing professionals, software asset managers, licensing managers, and system architects who want to build on foundational knowledge of Microsoft volume licensing.

What sets this course apart from others
IBSMA brings you this course in association with Broomstick LLC, a software licensing eduction provider. The course follows a step-by-step practical, real-world scenario-based training approach. You'll walk away with a solid foundation in the latest Microsoft licensing principles that you can apply at your workplace.

Broomstick's instructors are former Microsoft licensing and compliance professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience with Microsoft licensing and audit practices.

What you'll learn
Attendees will build knowledge of key Microsoft licensing products and learn best practices for managing Microsoft licenses to avoid common mistakes that cost money and create compliance risks.

Note: This course assume a working knowledge of basic Microsoft licensing terms.

Course outline
Using a combination of lecture, discussion and real-world scenarios, we cover the following topics:

Microsoft Office Licensing scenarios
Microsoft Windows Server licensing, including virtualization
Microsoft SQL Server licensing, including virtualization
Microsoft Exchange licensing
Microsoft license management best practices
Common licensing errors that lead to compliance risk

Course outline in detail
1. Review of important Microsoft licensing concepts:

Review of foundational Microsoft Licensing concepts including licensing types, perpetual vs. non-perpetual licensing, versions and editions, client access licenses, licensing models, license reassignment (90 day rule), license mobility within a server farm, server virtualization, application virtualization, software assurance, downgrade rights and virtual desktop access license.

2. Microsoft Office licensing

Microsoft Office licensing essentials for desktop and network server deployment.
Licensing best practices and common licensing errors that lead to non-compliance.
Exercise: Microsoft Office Licensing and Office Network Server scenarios.

3. Microsoft Windows Server licensing (including virtualization)

Microsoft Windows Server licensing essentials including Window Server virtualization and user and device client access licensing.
Licensing best practices and common licensing errors that lead to non-compliance.
Exercise: Microsoft Windows Server licensing required for external users accessing Windows Server, licensing Windows Servers for more than two physical processors, plus virtualized Windows Server farm (static and dynamic).

4. Microsoft Exchange licensing

Microsoft Exchange licensing essentials including Window Server virtualization and user, device and based and additive CAL client access licensing.
Licensing best practices for Microsoft Exchange and common licensing errors that lead to non-compliance.
Exercise: Microsoft Exchange licensing scenarios, required licensing for enabling access for external devices and advanced features

5. Microsoft SQL Server licensing (including virtualization)

Microsoft SQL Server licensing essentials including SQL Server virtualization and user and device client access licensing.
Microsoft SQL Server licensing best practices and common licensing errors that lead to non-compliance. Additional topics include alternative licensing for non-production SQL Server, SQL active and passive licensing, prior version licensing, dynamic movement of virtualized servers within a farm, SQL Server Enterprise per core, SQL Server standard licensing for server, CAL and core model, licensing individual virtual machines using SQL Server, CAL and core models.
Exercise: Required licensing when using SQL standard per server or CAL licensing model, SQL standard per core licensing model and licensing for environments with large number of IT users.

6. Common licensing errors that lead to compliance risk

Review of common licensing errors that place companies and organizations at compliance and financial risk. This section draws on the instructor's extensive experience with Microsoft license reviews.

7. Microsoft licensing management best practices

Review Microsoft licensing management best practices that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace and help companies optimize and save money on Microsoft software. This section draws on the instructor's extensive experience with Microsoft license reviews.

The expert instructors
Stewart Rozas is the Director of Licensing Training Programs at Broomstick, LLC, and is considered an expert on Microsoft volume licensing programs. In his 12 years with Microsoft he worked in sales and end-user licensing compliance and spent several years managing volume licensing compliance programs Microsoft’s U.S. license and contract compliance organization. Stewart is a Microsoft-certified licensing professional.

Course format
The course length is 1 day from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. This exam for this course is being developed. Attendees may take the exam when avails in mid 2015. Until then you may request a certificate of completion. Contact IBSMA after you complete the course to receive your certificate.

The course is also available for on-site instruction at your organization or event.

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.

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

Cost
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