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Call for Speakers: SAM Summit 2019

London, Chicago and San Francisco

You're invited to present at the premier summits for software license management professionals

We're busy putting together a top-notch agenda for our family of SAM Summits. We select thought-provoking speakers from our extensive list of professional members and industry leaders like you. For our 2019 events in London, Chicago and San Francisco, we’re accepting speaker proposals for innovative and practical SAM and ITAM topics & trends. Submit your topic today!

The agendas will be posted before the events and we will continue to accept proposals until the agenda is full, but preference given for speaker submissions by February 1 for London and by March 1 for Chicago and San Francisco.

SAM Summit is a unique series of conferences focusing on intermediate to advanced-level topics in software asset management, software licensing, contracting and compliance, vendor management and cloud economics, plus emerging developments in SAM.

Each event features top speakers, case studies, panel discussions and roundtables, plus opportunities for networking and peer discussion. Sessions address cutting-edge trends for 2019, such as licensing in the cloud, SaaS, mobile device management, plus peer networking discussions and workshops and license management strategies for SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and others. We've organized the agenda into tracks, and sessions for intermediate and advanced-level attendees.

Visit SAMSummit.com for a wrap-up of our successful 2018 events. Our 2019 lineup includes:

SAM Summit London (May 21, 2019)
SAM Summit Chicago (Oct. 21-22, 2019)
SAM Summit San Francisco (NEW DATES FOR FALL 2019)

To be considered for the first-round speaker selection we must receive your proposal no later than February 1, 2019 for London and by March 1 for Chicago and San Francisco.

We’re launching a new networking and information exchange format for 2019 and expect a strong turnout. Typically, attendees work in large companies in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

 

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SAM Summit 2017

Overview of session types

Two to four breakout sessions and discussions will run concurrently in most time slots.

Distinguished Expert Insights
Do you have broad or topic-related practical experience and the ability to summarize complex content and overarching questions? Do you see yourself as a thought leader and feel comfortable answering questions on SAM and ITAM trends and techniques? Submit your ideas for a thought-provoking session showcasing your expertise.

Vendor/Demo/Tools
Are you a vendor interested in demonstrating your products or presenting customer case studies? Vendors are also invited to submit proposals covering topics of interest to a broad range of attendees (refer to topics listed below).

Case Studies
Are you a SAM or ITAM practitioners with a success story to tell?  We welcome working professions to present leading-edge real-life case studies about the SAM experiences, from a single issue to a career-long project. Share firsthand what works and what doesn't. These sessions are favorites of SAM Summit attendees. Case study sessions run one hour.

Suggested case study topics include managing a software audit, data security and software-as-a-service, financial management and SAM, lessons learned from a tool implementation, license management in the global enterprise and more.

Roundtable Discussion
Would you like to lead SAM pros through a discussion of how they meet challenges and navigate obstacles? These small group discussions offer an informal setting to share insights, challenges and concerns on today's pressing issues. Topics include selecting tool and service providers, managing a compliance review, and the challenges of implementing SAM governance, plus navigating political landmines and organizational taboos, and measuring the financial benefits of SAM and qualifying risk. Selected sessions will be open to end users only. Roundtables run 45 minutes to one hour.

Suggested topics for breakout sessions and roundtable discussions are listed below. Be creative and suggest an alternate topic of interest to you.

Case studies
IBSMA invites selected practitioners to present leading-edge real-life case studies. Hear firsthand what works and what doesn't. These session are favorites of SAM Summit attendees. Case study sessions run one hour.

Suggested case study topics include managing a software audit, data security and software-as-a-service, financial management and SAM, lessons learned from a tool implementation, license management in the global enterprise and more.

Suggested topics

Suggested topics for breakout sessions and roundtable discussions are listed below. Be creative and suggest an alternate topic of interest to you. Two to five breakout sessions and discussions will run concurrently in most time slots.

2019 Conference Tracks: General Session, Hot Topics, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Security, Roundtable Discussion and Tools

Suggested topics (sample topics only and not intended to be a definitive list)

Cloud & Cybersecurity

Become a Master of SAM in the Cloud

Three Trends in Cloud Tech to Change the Way You License Software

Let's Get Sassy: SaaS License Management

What's the Role of SAM In Cybersecurity?

Leverage Data Attack Overspend & Defend Security

Hot Topics

Risks and Benefits of Open Source Software

Benefits & Costs of Unlimited License Agreements

Using Artificial Intelligence for Reporting and Analysis

Psychology of Negotiation

Hardware Maintenance Management

Negotiating Contract Non-Disclosure Provisions

Current Market Trends and Statistics

Industry-specific SAM considerations (such as for health care or government)

Optimizing Your SAM Ecosystem Data: Normalizing and Enhancing Software, Hardware & Vendor Details

Reduce Software Spend and Mitigate Security Risks

Leveraging Automation to Advance Your ITAM Program

Roundtable Discussions

Enhance Your Negotiation Skills and Strategies

Managing Vendor Relationships for Maximum Benefit

Challenging the Audit Clause

How to Use the Psychology of Negotiation

IBM

IBM Peer Networking Roundtable

Lunchtime Q&A: ILMT Migration, Implementation & Optimization

What's New in IBM License Compliance

What You Need to Know About IBM’s License Metric Tool

How to Measure Usage with ILMT and Save on Licensing Key Products

Surefire Ways to Ace Your Next IBM Audit

Reconciling the Microsoft ELP & MLS

Microsoft

Microsoft Audit Defense and Prep-Practices Roundtable

Microsoft Licensing Past, Present and Future: What's Next?

Best Tactics When Negotiating Microsoft Office 365 Offerings

Microsoft Office on iPad and Android

What's New in Licensing Microsoft SQL & Windows Server

Lessons Learned in Managing Microsoft in 2018-19

Top 5 Microsoft Compliance Findings

Oracle

Managing Oracle for an Enterprise

Top 10 Oracle Licensing Gotchas

Oracle's New Approach to License Management

An Expert's Tour of Optimizing Oracle in Virtual Environments

Recalibrating Entitlements for Oracle Licensing in the Cloud

Making Sense of Oracle’s Most Complex Licensing Terms

What's New with Oracle Unlimited License Agreements

Managing Oracle Applications and Middleware

SAM

Who Should Be on Your SAM Team?

SAM Best Practices Workshop

Approach to Vendor Management

Good Data In, Great Results Out

Harnessing Your IT Data for Software Licensing Optimization

Managing Data as an Asset

How to Start a SAM Program or Project

Best Practices for License Recovery and Harvesting

Making the Case for SAM and IT Security

Who Should Be on Your SAM Team?

Educating SAM Stakeholders

Boost Stakeholder Support for Your SAM Program

SAM Tool User Discussion

Top 10 Tips for Successful SAM System Implementations

Modernize Your SAM Program for the Enterprise of Tomorrow

SAP

Demystifying SAP Contracts & License Usage

The Ins and Outs of SAP Compliance Audits

Find & Fix Your SAP Indirect Usage

Best Tools to Measure & Manage SAP

Submitting your presentation proposal

SAM Summit

Your proposal should include the location (London, Chicago or San Fancisco), title of your session, a three to four sentence synopsis and your name, employer and job title or function. Send your proposal to Services@IBSMA.com. Gear your presentation for intermediate to advanced end users. Select a topic and session type from the list above, or submit a new topic. We like new ideas!

Be sure to submit your session proposal by February 1, 2017 for first round selection. Submissions will be accepted until all speaking slots are filled. We will post the 2019 conference agendas when available.

We look forward to hearing from you. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. E-mail Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925.

 

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