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SAM Summit Chicago 2018

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SAM Summit 2018

Visit with the exhibitors on Oct. 22 and 23 during the conference day, in the 6th floor north reception area adjacent to the meeting rooms.

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.

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

  Return to SAMSummit.com Agenda
               
Oct. 22, 2018   Plenary sessions and meals Hot topics Microsoft Oracle More hot topics Roundtable discussion
               
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30   State of SAM 2018 Join our panel of SAM experts for a lively discussion of top-of-the-mind topics digital transformation, data, IT security and SAM's evolving role in IT and contribution to the business. Moderated by Steven Russman. Panelists selected from conference presenters. 
9:45-10:45     Best Practices for Software Reharvesting (Aspera) Dissecting Data for a Microsoft Audit (Mike Austin, MetrixData 360) Session runs to 11:15. Oracle's New Approach to Cloud Licensing (Oracle)   Get More out of Negotiating with VMWare (Raymond Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University) (End users only)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15     Reserved What's New with Microsoft's SAM and Compliance Programs (Rudy Sias, Microsoft) Oracle ULA 101 (Anglepoint) How to Know When You Need Legal Advice (Julie Machal-Fulks, Scott & Scott) (End users only) How Harvard University Optimizes Software License Costs in the Cloud (Matthew Zeller, Harvard Univ. IT)
12:15-1:30 Lunch Lunch served in the dining room     What's New in Licensing Oracle Database and IBM PVU Software (Sumin Tchen, Belarc) Session starts at 12:45. Focus Group: Blue LM (Koen Dingjan) (Koen Dingjan, SolarCom)  
1:30-2:15     Open Source and SAM, Managing Assets to Drive Innovation (Rebecca Horton, RedHat) Office 365 Subscription License Management, Lessons from the Field (John Grubb, Software Advocates) The Best Way to Move to the Oracle Cloud (Eric Guyer)   Assessing Your Software Compliance Fitness (Rich Reyes, Connor Consulting) (End users only)
2:30-3:15     Reinvigorate Your CMDB for SAM and Cybersecurity (Sumin Tchen, Belarc) Straight Talk on Microsoft Licensing for Cloud (AWS and Azure) (Mike Austin, MetrixData 360) Negotiating with Oracle (Anglepoint)   How to Begin the SAM Journey (Jeremy Boerger) (End users only)
3:15-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30     Clean Asset Data Is Vital to Achieving Your IT Initiatives (Cyndi Tackett, Flexera) Microsoft Enterprise Agreements, Get a New Strategy (John Grubb, Software Advocates) (End users only) An Expert's Tour of Optimizing Oracle in Virtual Environments (Oracle)   Use Psychology to Improve Your Negotiation Skills and Strategies (CJ Ortega, SSES) Session runs to 5:15. (End users only)
4:45-5:30     Open Learn from Microsoft’s Move to Digital Transformation  (Patrick Graff, Microsoft) Oracle Roundtable Discussion: Risks & Opportunities with Oracle and the Cloud (Oracle and independents)  
6:30-8:30 SAM Summit Networking Dinner | Join conference attendees for a fun dinner out on Oct. 22. 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 $100.
               
               
               
Oct 23, 2018   Plenary sessions and meals Hot topics SAP IBM More hot topics Roundtable discussion
               
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30   SaaS Is Awesome, But How do I Manage It? Tom Canning, Vice President of Strategy at Flexera (Keynote session)
9:45-10:45     Get the Most Out of a SAM Managed Services Provider (Michael Adams, KPMG) Oracle License Management in Cloud Environments (Mohammad Inamullah, Redwood Compliance) What's New in IBM Licensing & Compliance (Koen Dingjan, SolarCom)   Evolving and Adapting for Cloud and Subscription Licensing (Marcia Watkins, HCSC) (End users only)
10:45-11:15 Break            
11:15-12:15     Reserved Tales from the Trenches: Taking Control of Your SAP Software (David Morrison, Snow Software) 2018 Case Studies: Managing Your IBM Software Portfolio (Michael Cleary, Canyon Consulting) Open Evaluate and Select the Right Tool (Jillian McCue, CDK Global) (End users only)
12:15-1:30 Lunch Lunch served in the dining room   Snow Software for SAP (Snow Software) Sessions runs 12:45-1:30. What's New with IBM BixFix Security (IBM) Sessions runs 12:45-1:30. SAM Beginners Networking Lunch How CISCO Systems Maps Software to IT Services (Mark Broughton, Cisco) Session runs 12:45-1:30 (End users only)
1:30-2:15     Why Move Your Microsoft Infrastructure to Azure (David Lazarus, Inviso) How to Simplify SAP Audits and Improve Compliance (Jeramy Tarwater, Anglepoint) What You Need to Know About IBM’s License Metric Tool (Antonio Gallotti, IBM)   How Cisco Systems Takes on Major Vendors (Stephen Jelso, Cisco) (End users only)
2:30-3:15     Microsoft's Approach to License Management Service (Patrick Graff, Microsoft) SAP’s New Approach to Indirect Access (Jeramy Tarwater, Anglepoint) What Most People Don't Know About IBM Licensing (CJ Ortega, SSES)   What's the Role of SAM In Cybersecurity? (Anglepoint)
3:15-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30     From Cloudy to Transparent, Managing Assets in the Sky (Cyndi Tackett, Flexera) How S/4 HANA and Cloud will Change SAP License Management (Mathias Knops, Aspera) Stop Overspending on IBM Maintenance (Tom O'Leary, Origina)   How Proactive SAM Thinks Strategically at Optum Inc. (Optum) (End users only)
6:30-8:30 Evening at your leisure.
               
               
               
Oct 24, 2018   Ask the Experts Hot topics Roundtable discussion
Education
Education
 
               
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:15   Everyone's an IT Decision Maker, Now What? Victoria Barber, Industry Trend-Watcher, Snow Software (Keynote session) PCOLM Practitioners Certificate in Oracle License Management (additional fee for this course)* PCSLA Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (additional fee for this course)*  
9:30-10:15   Microsoft Datacenter Cloud Migration: Impacts on Licensing and Compliance (Microsoft and independents) Panel discussion The Post GDPR World: How Will It Affect Your Business? (Ted Miracco, SmartFlow Compliance) The Moving Parts of an Oracle Audit (Redwood Compliance)  
10:15-10:45 Break     Hands-on Training: Managing Open Source in the Cloud (RedHat) Session runs from 10:20-11:30.  
10:45-11:30   Selling SaaS SAM to Internal Stakeholders (Lawrence Dempsey, Aspera) Don't Drop the Ball on SAM  Governance (Alan Bain, ISAM)  
11:40-12:30   What You Need to Know About Moving to the Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Amazon Cloud (Panel discussion )   
12:30-1:45 Lunch in the dining room. Conference sessions end at 12:30.  
1:00-5:00          
           
           
           
               
               
               
               
Oct. 25, 2018   Class 1 Class 2 Class 3      
               
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)*        
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
               
               
               
               
Oct. 26, 2018   Class 1 Class 2 Class 3      
               
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)*        
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.
Updated Oct. 16, 2018            
               

Download the full agenda with session descriptions (PDF).

Return to SAM Summit home to register and for additional event details.

 

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