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Software Identification Summit

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.


TagVault Software Identification Summit – Agenda

The summit is designed to bring the various software ecosystems members together to develop solutions to the persistent and expensive problem of software identification.

Fundamental changes to existing processes are necessary and beneficial to all stakeholders. Be prepared to listen, learn and voice your opinions.

  • Day 1—Summit — $75 facilities fee for invited guests
    • 8 AM—Registration, coffee and morning snacks
    • 9 AM—Presentations by customers, publishers, tool providers
    • Lunch provided
    • 5 PM—7 PM—Vendor Showcase, drinks and appetizers provided
  • Day 2 (Optional) — Training—End-user use of SWID Tags
    • Fee based training—$500 or training token required per student
    • Learn how to use SWID tags today for any software product
    • Students receive Tag Creation and signing tool and SWID Tag certification specification


TagVault is a non‐profit program of IEEE‐ISTO with a focus on improving software identification procedures for the entire software ecosystem. has created tools and services to provide registration, certification and digital signing and validation processes for all market segments. All members of the Software ecosystem are positively impacted by this effort as described below:


Herndon, VA – very close to the Dulles Airport (IAD), USA


  • 4th May 2011 – Summit
  • 5th May 2011 – Training (Optional)


Steve Klos, TagVault

Steve Klos, TagVault

Event Flyer (PDF)
Event Website
Steve Klos on LinkedIn

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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