SAM Summit 2017 Schedule

 

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2017 Summit Sessions

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Sessions are open to all attendees unless listed otherwise. Sessions listed as end user only are NOT open to vendors, consultants, software resellers, software tool providers, compliance consultants, practitioner consultants or other SAM services professionals. Individuals in this category are welcome to attend sessions open to all attendees or sessions for vendors only. IBSMA may invite non end users to attend certain sessions as co-presenter, moderator or room monitor. Questions on this policy should be directed to IBSMA director's office.

Conference sessions run 8:30-5:30 July 10, 8:30-4:30 July 11 and 8:30 -12:30 July 12. The full 2017 agenda is posted below. Download the latest detailed agenda.

10-Jul-2017 Hot topics Tools track (educational and promotional) Roundtable discussion Roundtable discussion Microsoft Oracle
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Panel Discussion: Approaches to Preparing For & Managing Software Audits Back by popular demand, the SAM Summit thought-leaders panel discussion. This always lively and always informative forum invites software customers to exchange views on how to prepare for, manage and defend against a variety of software audits. Join the discussion with our panel of pros as we debate today's top-of-mind issues and concerns from multiple points of view. Moderated by Steven Russman. (Discussion panelists to be announced.)
9:45-10:45 Meals & expo NASA’s  Approach to Vendor Management (NASA) Demystifying SAP Contracts & License Usage (KPMG) (Session repeats on July 11) Who Should Be on Your SAM Team? (Lara Schneider, Quantak) (End users only) Quiet room for ad hoc networking Microsoft Licensing Past, Present and Future: What's Next? (SoftwareAdvocates) Top 10 Oracle Licensing Gotchas for 2017 (CDW)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Meals & expo Become a Master of SAM in the Cloud (Aspera) Reduce Software Spend and Mitigate Security Risks with BigFix (IBM) Educating SAM Stakeholders (Judy Pieper-Young, North American Stainless) (End users only) Reconciling the Microsoft  ELP & MLS (NPI) Oracle's New Approach to License Management (Oracle)
12:15-1:30 Lunch Microsoft SAM Users Roundtable & Lunch Oracle SAM Users Roundtable & Lunch
1:30-2:15 Meals & expo Good Data In, Great Results Out (Aimee Dundon, U.S. Cellular) Get Strategic SAM with SmartTrack (Aspera, sponsor session) Boost Stakeholder Support for Your SAM Program (Jillian McCue, CDK Global) (End users only) Best Tactics When Negotiating Microsoft Office 365 Offerings (Method180) An Expert's Tour of Optimizing Oracle in Virtual Environments (Oracle)
2:30-3:15 Meals & expo Three Trends in Cloud Tech to Change the Way You License Software (IBM) Leveraging Automation to Advance Your ITAM Program (Belarc, sponsor session) IBM Peer Networking Roundtable (Koen Dingjan, SolarCom) (End users only) Microsoft Office on iPad and Android (SoftwareAdvocates) Recalibrating Entitlements for Oracle Licensing in the Cloud (Redwood Compliance) Part 1
3:15-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Meals & expo Risks and Benefits of Open Source Software (Flexera Software) How to End the Software Noncompliance Cycle and Reduce Your Future Capital Spend (Astute Licensing, sponsor session) Enhance Your Negotiation Skills and Strategies (CJ Ortega) (End users only) What's New in Licensing Microsoft SQL & Windows Server (Belarc) Recalibrating Entitlements for Oracle Licensing in the Cloud (Redwood Compliance) Part 2
4:45-5:30 Put the SAM Team in Every Strategic IT Decision (InfoTech) Has Your Network Outgrown Your Control over IT Spend? (CDW and Snow Software) Harnessing Your IT Data for Software Licensing Optimization (IBM) Lessons Learned in 2016 for Managing Microsoft in 2017 (Method180) Ask Oracle Q & A (Oracle LMS)
6:30-8:30 SAM Summit Networking Dinner  Join conference attendees for a fun dinner out on July 10. We'll meet at a local restaurant to unwind and relax, after a full day of conference sessions. Details will be sent to conference attendees by e-mail. RSVP required to attend. Guest fee is $85.
11-Jul-2017 Hot topics Tools track (educational and promotional) Roundtable discussion Roundtable discussion SAP IBM
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Leverage Data Theory to Attack Overspend & Defend Security (Case Study: Mercy Health) Managing Vendor Relationships for Maximum Benefit (Applied Materials) (End users only) Quiet room for ad hoc networking Demystifying SAP Contracts & License Usage (KPMG) What's New in IBM License Compliance (SolarCom)
9:45-10:45 Meals & expo Maximizing Software Investments with SAM and Lifecycle Management (Doug Smith, Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL) NASA’s  Approach to Vendor Management, part 2, Roundtable Discussion (Darryl Smith) (End users only) Top 5 Microsoft Compliance Findings (ClearEdge) The Ins and Outs of SAP Compliance Audits (Anglepoint) What You Need to Know About IBM’s License Metric Tool (IBM)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Meals & expo What's the Role of SAM In Cybersecurity? (PwC) Managing Oracle for an Enterprise (OliTech Solutions) (Discussion session, end users only) Microsoft Audit Defense and Prep-Practices Roundtable (ClearEdge) Find & Fix Your SAP  Indirect Usage (Anglepoint) Painless Upgrading to IBM's Latest License Metric Tool (Clean Slate)
12:15-1:30 Lunch Lunchtime Q&A: ILMT Migration, Implementation & Optimization SAP SAM User  Roundtable & Lunch
1:30-2:15 Meals & expo Benefits & Costs of Unlimited License Agreements (ISAM) Challenging the Audit Clause (David Ochroch) (End users only) Let's Get Sassy: SaaS License Management (Flexera Software) Best Tools to Measure & Manage SAP (KMPG)  How to Measure Usage with ILMT and Save on Licensing Key Products (Clean Slate)
2:30-3:15 Meals & expo Top 10 Tips for Successful SAM System Implementations (KPMG)  How to Use the Psychology of Negotiation (CJ Ortega) (End user only) Optimizing Your SAM Ecosystem Data: Normalizing and Enhancing Software, Hardware & Vendor Details (Eracent) Making Sense of the Most Complex Oracle Licensing Terms (OliTech Solutions) Surefire Ways to Ace Your Next IBM Audit (Canyon Consulting)
3:15-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Modernize Your SAM Program for the Enterprise of Tomorrow (Michaela Breen, Liberty Mutual Insurance) SAM Tool User Discussion (Sandi Conrad, InfoTech) (Discussion session, end users only) What's New with Oracle Unlimited License Agreements (Redwood Compliance) IBM Licensing Q & A: Ask the Experts
6:30-8:30 Special event night in Chicago  Join conference attendees for a fun night out at Lucky Strike, Chicago's premier bowling and billiards emporium. Close to the Gleacher Center, we'll meet for dinner, drinks and an evening of team bowling and billiards. Ping-pong is also available. High scorers receive prizes from IBSMA and the sponsors. Details will be sent to conference attendees by e-mail. RSVP required to attend. Guest fee is $85. 
12-Jul-2017 Ask the Experts Hot topics Roundtable discussion Education Education
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Panel Discussion: Keeping SAM Relevant in an Environment of Digital Disruption Today's successful software managers are platform-aware with internal audit and program methodologies that address software running in the cloud, virtual and traditional platforms. How are today's established SAM and compliance programs evolving to meet the challenges of the nimble IT organization of tomorrow? What are the challenges? Can traditional SAM survive? In this enlightening panel discussion lead by Sandi Conrad, senior research director and advisor covering IT infrastructure at Info-Tech Research Group, you’ll hear from your peers on how to adapt your processes to improve agility and flexibility, how to promote IT transformation, and how to stay relevant in an environment of digital disruption. The panel of experts will addresses a wide range of issues. Bring your questions and engage in the lively discussion. (Panelists to be announced.) PCOLM Practitioners Certificate in Oracle License Management (additional fee for this course)* PCSAP Practitioners Certificate in SAP License Management (additional fee for this course)*
9:30-10:15 Meals Ask the Experts: Microsoft Licensing Q & A Developing a Model for Evaluating SAM Tools (Quantak) (End users only. Runs to 11:00.) *Included in conference fee. Sign up on site.  SAM Best Practices Workshop (Matt Marnell, Flexera Software) (End users only. Runs to 11:30.) *Included in conference fee. Sign up on site. 
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Ask the Experts: SAP Licensing and Compliance Q & A
11:40-12:30 Ask the Experts: Hot Topics Discussion (IBSMA) Focus Group: Blue LM (Solarcom)
12:30-1:45 Lunch. Conference sessions end at 12:30.
1:00-5:00  
 
13-Jul-2017 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
420 203 (30) 303 (30) 422 (30)    
7:30-8:30
8:30-9:30 PCILM Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (additional fee for this course)* PCSAP Practitioners Certificate in SAP License Management (additional fee for this course)* PCMLM Practitioners Certificate in Microsoft License Management (additional fee for this course)*
9:45-10:45
10:45-11:15
11:15-12:15
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30
2:45-3:45
345-4:15
4:15-5:30
14-Jul-2017 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
420 203 (30) 303 (30) 422 (30)    
7:30-8:30
8:30-9:30 PCILM Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (additional fee for this course)* PCSLA Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (additional fee for this course)* PCMLM Practitioners Certificate in Microsoft License Management (additional fee for this course)*
9:45-10:45
10:45-11:15
11:15-12:15
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30
2:45-3:45
345-4:15
4:15-5:30
 

Pre-registration not required for conference session. When rooms are filled, session is closed to additional attendees.

*Post-conference courses listed here: http://www.ecpmedia.com/samsummit.html#education. Separate registration and additional fee required.

Updated June19, 2017. Subject to change without notice. Download the latest detailed agenda version.

July 12-14 | SAM Summit Conference & Certification Courses

Course Description Dates

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

July 12

pCSAP This course will empower you to make informed decisions on licensing and managing your SAP software. The content covers not only the fundamentals of SAP software licensing, technical support polices and software asset management, but also the essentials of server architecture, licensing and compliance concepts. Details July 12-13
PCOLM 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. Details July 13-14
PCMLM 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. Details July 13-14
PCOLM 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 July 14

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