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SAM Summit 2022 Chicago

Expert speakers on today's complex SAM and ITAM topics, roundtable information exchange, and peer networking at the SAM Summit help professionals like you advance your SAM program and your career!

Summit Sessions

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We're returning to Chicago in person on June 8, 2022 for a daylong summit addressing Oracle license management plus the cloud. We'll have sessions for beginners to advanced SAM pros, plus we'll feature sessions on your favorite hot topics, including case studies, license management and the cloud, Saas management and FinOps (financial management for the cloud). Speakers and attendees will be in person and online. We will maintain a healthy and safe environment, following local regulations and protocols. Refer to our attendance protocols and policy

Interested in presenting at SAM Summit? View the call for speakers.

  Core track for everyone Hot topics and alternate presentations
  All times in U.S, Central time (Chicago). Be sure to check the time difference for your location as it may vary by state or country.

Breakfast Pre event networking
8:30-9:25 Panel Discussion: The Changing Landscape for SAM and ITAM

Join our panel discussion session for a lively interchange addressing the changing landscape for software license managers. From the impacts of Covid, to shifts in vendor management and negotiations away from IT and SAM to the business, to alignment between asset management and the business units, the group will address top-of-mind topics. Don't miss this opportunity to share and learn about trends software managers, vendor managers and contract negotiators face today. Panelists to be announced. Steven Russman, director of IBSMA, will moderate this session.




What's New with Oracle Cloud (Felicia Parilo, Oracle)

You know cloud computing offers extraordinary opportunities for getting more value out of your software investments. But how much do you know about the latest options for licensing Oracle for public and private cloud environments and new programs and services? If you're looking for a to-the-point review of the latest developments, this session is for you. Felicia Parilo, senior manager with Oracle Global Partner Advisory, covers the basics of Oracle Cloud, services available, subscription options, universal credits, pricing metrics and cloud capabilities and interconnect regions, Azure and VMware partnerships, Oracle Cost Estimator, Lift and Shift (BYOL to PAAS), Oracle Support Rewards (OSR) and Always Free Tier. Bring your questions and get answers. This session are for everyone interested in what's new with Oracle Cloud.

10:10-10:30 Networking break  


Comparing Cloud Infrastructure Services Across Providers (Mohammad Inamullah, Redwood Compliance)

Whether you're moving Oracle on-prem licenses to the cloud or interested to learn how cloud providers' prices and options compare, this session is for you. Mohammad Inamullah, Oracle licensing expert with Redwood Compliance, is a regular presenter at SAM Summits and returns to Chicago with an up-to-the-minute analysis of costs and options for mapping your Oracle on-prem licenses to the cloud, including a systematic mapping process developed by Mohammad himself! He'll start with conducting a compliance review, cover the basics and share his own real-life examples drawn from his recent experiences. BYOL and other license options will also be covered.




Java Subscription Management (Kyle Leonard, Vice President, Oracle)

Get ready for the latest on Java subscriptions, straight from Oracle. Join Kyle Leonard for a deep dive and cut through the noise in this straight-from-the-source session. You'll learn about recent developments in Oracle JDK v.17 and what's free and what's not. Plus, we'll cover the current licensing model, support and best practices for Java SAM. Attend this session and find out what's really going on with Java management.

12:00-1:00 Get to Know Oracle Software Investment Advisory (SIA) (Megan Walitsch, Senior Director SIA for North America and Chris Moffett, Director SIA)

Grab lunch and join the presentation in Room 208, running 12:20-12:50. Oracle has a new dedicated team of specialists to help customers manage their Oracle software. Whether its on-prem or in the cloud, SIA has an extensive set of service offerings, all free of charge. SIA is not another name for audit and it's also not sales. Join Megan and Chris for an overview of this exciting program and how your company can access the services. We'll share use cases that reveal how SIA can help your organization. Bring your questions. We're here to help.

Lunch break. Sessions resume at 1:00 Central.
1:00-1:45 What's New with Managing Your Oracle ULA




Introduction to FinOps for SAM/ITAM Pros (Mark Delisi, Business Value Advisor, Flexera)

FinOps teams seek to enhance business value from cloud spend. As cloud costs continue to grow, the amount of waste remains high. And so the need for FinOps grows. Numerous roles, including IT/Ops, SAM/ITAM, cloud centers of excellence and FinOps teams, are seeking to keep costs down. In this session we'll introduce the basics of FinOps and review how, with the right focus, people, approach and alignment, ITAM and SAM can deliver data and insights to help these initiatives succeed. Bring your questions and learn about this growing discipline.

Oracle User and Vendor Roundtable

Join this session for an informal discussion and question and answer period with our Oracle experts. Note: This session is for in-person attendees only.

2:30-3:00 Networking Break  
3:00-3:45 Creating Contracts for the Cloud and Saas Age (Jason Owens, Salesforce)

Contracts define how we acquire, use and pay for software. The devil is in the details, and that's what determines the final cost. In this peer-led session, we'll explore the contracting process together. Not only will we consider what's acquired, but who the stakeholders are and how to involve them in the process. And we'll touch on important points, such as increasing and decreasing users as demand changes, phasing out Saas products and how to do it. Bring your questions and contracting challenges and we'll explore them together.

3:55-4:35 Roundtable Discussion: Today's Challenges and Insights on Moving Forward (Beth Kaminski, Dart Container)

It's been a challenging two years plus. No one can deny that. And it's forever changed the way we work, along with how we interact with vendors, manage agreements and relationships. Migration to the cloud, managed services and outsourcing, along with the growth of software-as-a-service continue to displace traditional management methods and on-prem systems. Managing and controlling shadow IT spending has reached uncontrolled and unmanageable levels in some organizations. Plus, as budget owners take responsibility for vendor management and negotiations, many IT managers are pushing for better alignment between asset management and business units. Get ready for something new, but what will that something be? And how are organizations evolving and adapting? Join Beth Kaminski in a peer discussion of challenges and insights on moving forward in the year to come. Steven Russman (moderator, IBSMA).

6:00-8:30 SAM Summit After Party

Join your peers for a fun and flavorful dinner and networking party. We'll visit a Chicago restaurant for a great evening out together, after a busy conference day. This event is open to conference attendees and the local SAM/ITAM community (Separate registration required for dinner-only attendees).

Updated April 13, 2022

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.

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