SAM Summit 2017 Schedule

 

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The 2018 schedule will be posted in January 2018.

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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.

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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) What's New in IBM License Compliance (SolarCom) (End users only. Session repeats on July 11 for all attendees) 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) Flexera SAM Solution for IBM Licensing (Flexera, sponsor session) 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) Better Demand Management to End the Noncompliance Cycle (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) CDW and Snow Software Together Tackle License Management Lessons Learned in 2016 for Managing Microsoft in 2017 (Method180)
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) SAM Best Practices Workshop (Matt Marnell, Flexera Software) (End users only) Runs to 10:45.  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) Optimizing SAM in the Network Cloud (Bill Sudbrook, AT&T) (End users only) Microsoft Audit Defense and Prep-Practices Roundtable (ClearEdge) Lessons Learned from Past SAM Projects (Lara Schneider, Quantak) (End users only) 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) Repeats on July 12 as end-user-only discussion session How to Use the Psychology of Negotiation (CJ Ortega) (End user only) Reduce Software Spend and Mitigate Security Risks with BigFix (IBM) 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) Sponsor session What's New with Oracle Unlimited License Agreements (Redwood Compliance) IBM Licensing Q & A: Ask the Experts
6:00-9:30  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 Meals Ask the Experts: SAP Licensing and Compliance Q & A Harnessing Your IT Data for Software Licensing Optimization (IBM) Managing Oracle for an Enterprise (OliTech Solutions) (Discussion session, end users only) 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 What's the Role of SAM In Cybersecurity? (PwC) Top 10 Tips for Successful SAM System Implementations (KPMG) (Discussion session, end users only)
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Ask the Experts: Oracle Licensing Q & A   SAM Tool User Discussion (Sandi Conrad, InfoTech) (Discussion session, end users only)
11:40-12:30 Panel Discussion: Cloud Licensing From the Auditors' Perspective  Today's successful compliance auditors and software managers are platform-aware with audit methodologies that address software running in the cloud, virtual and traditional platforms. From SaaS to IaaS, Amazon Cloud to Citrix and VMware; what are the new challenges every compliance manager should know? How can we best audit these new environments? Are audits still necessary? In this group discussion, our panel of experts will share their real-life experiences, explore the options, and discuss the critical issues facing every compliance program manager today. Panelists to be announced.
12:30-1:45 Lunch. Conference sessions end at 12:30.
1:00-5:00   How to Choose the Right SAM Tool Workshop (additional fee for this session) (Quantak)*
 
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

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

Updated May 22, 2017. Subject to change without notice. Download the latest detailed agenda version.

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