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SAM Summit Returns to London May 9, 2017

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Join SAM, IT asset management and other IT professionals for an afternoon of networking and thought-provoking presentations. We'll kick off at 13:00 with refreshments and networking time, followed by presentations and discussion. Plus, there will be time for mingling. We'll wrap up by 17:00, followed by a networking reception from 17:00-18:30. There is no charge to attend.

SAM Summit London is sponsored by KPMG, Flexera Software, IBSMA and Oracle License Management Services.

Date and time
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Networking and presentations 13:00 to 17:00
Reception 17:00 to 18:30

Canary Wharf Office
15 Canada Square
London E14 5GL
United Kingdom

13:00-14:00 Arrival, refreshments and networking Check in at lobby reception and you will be directed to the meeting room.

14:00-14:15 Welcome and introductions IBSMA director Steven Russman and KPMG senior partners kick off the afternoon with a few words on optimizing software spend, managing audits and staying proactive about compliance.

14:15-14:45 The Most Persuasive Business Case for SAM KPMG

You know software asset management (SAM) is a tremendous opportunity to generate significant financial benefits and reduce risk. Yet, convincing your organization to invest in growing its SAM program isn’t easy. In this session, KPMG UK’s lead for SAM services Simon Bolton, talks about how to assess your business case for SAM and how to best communicate that business case internally. How do you connect the dots for your stakeholders? How can you accurately assess your potential ROI (what Bolton calls the “spend to save” business case) without over-promising? How do you measure, monitor and report on your SAM practice to maintain and build internal support? From Bolton’s wide-ranging practical experience he’ll explain the pitfalls and opportunities you’re likely to face on the road to strengthening your SAM program.

14:50-15:20 Oracle's New Approach to License Management Oracle License Management Services

What's in store for the future of Oracle License Management Services (LMS) and what are the benefits for you? Find out in this expert session with EMEA director Emmy Hargrave. She'll present an overview of Oracle's approach to license compliance, dispel a few myths and dive into hot topics.

15:20-15:50 Networking break

15:50-16:20 Tracking SAP Indirect Usage KPMG

Questions abound over SAP Indirect Use licensing. If you’re a SAP customer you’ve heard about the latest UK court decision against an enterprise for indirect licensing noncompliance. In this timely session, KPMG’s global lead for SAP licensing Florian Ascherl goes in-depth into how you can accurately assess indirect usage, determine the necessary licenses for affected users, and find technical solutions for minimizing risk of indirect usage. From Ascherl’s wide-ranging practical experience, he’ll explain the pitfalls and opportunities you need to consider when seeking methodologies, tools, or expert support on SAP indirect licensing. He’ll also cover IT transformation programs for migrating to SAP HANA database. Bring your SAP questions!

16:25-16:55 Reduce Security Risk with SAM and Software Vulnerability Management Flexera Software

Reducing security risk is a growing part of every software and IT asset managers job today. More often you're the SVM (Software Vulnerability Manager) in charge of stopping unauthorized and unlicensed software being deployed and catching installed software with known vulnerabilities. In this session, Flexera Software will cover the growing range of cybersecurity duties you'll take on in the near future and the best processes and tools to get the job done.

17:00-18:30 Networking reception

Join SAM and license management pros and sponsors KPMG, IBSMA, Flexera and Oracle for drinks and appetizers. Unwind and network and get to know other practitioners in the London area.

For questions, contact IBSMA at 1.734.930.1925 or e-mail

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