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Nominees Announced for The ITAM Review Excellence Awards

Nominees announced for ITAM Review excellence awards.

Nominees announced for ITAM Review excellence awards

The IT Management discipline of IT Asset Management (ITAM) is today more critical than ever as organisations seek to maximize returns and minimize risks on IT spend. ITAM today means meeting compliance requirements, financial transparency, efficient IT procurement and enabling IT teams to be as agile and responsive as possible via accurate ITAM business intelligence.

The ITAM Review Excellence Awards celebrates the achievements of the true pioneers in the ITAM industry. We’re looking to shine a light on ITAM professionals, service providers, technology vendors and specialists who are progressing the industry and leading the field.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate. We’ve had over 100 nominations from 19 different countries, and we are thrilled to announce that the following companies, individuals and projects have been shortlisted for the 2015 ITAM Review Excellence Awards:


ITAM Review Partner of the Year 2015

Recognising excellent ITAM service providers, resellers or partners.

  • B.lay – The License Management Company. (Utrecht, Netherlands & Bucharest, Romania)
  • Livingstone (Reading, UK)
  • Provance (Ottawa, Canada)

ITAM Professional of the Year 2015

Recognising excellence in ITAM professionals

ITAM Tool Provider of the Year 2015

Recognising excellent tools or technology suppliers

ITAM Implementation or Project of the Year 2015

Recognising excellent ITAM teams or ITAM service providers

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Meet the Excellence Awards Judging Panel

Our panel of ITAM experts will decide on the winners of each category. The panel will meet to discuss which individuals or organisations are pushing the industry forward and demonstrating leadership in the ITAM industry.

Martin  Martin Thompson, Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review

Martin is owner and founder of the The ITAM Review and The ITSM Review. Martin is also founder and Chair, Campaign for Clear Licensing. A contributor to the British Computer Society (BCS) Configuration Management Group and contributor to the UK itSMF UK Service Transition SIG.

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Rory Canavan, Owner & Founder, SAM Charter  

With a technical background in business and systems analysis, Rory has a wide range of first-hand experience advising numerous companies and organisations on the best practices and principles pertaining to software asset management. This experience has been gained in both military and civil organisations, including the Royal Navy, Compaq, HP, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and several software vendors. Rory was recently appointed as the Director of Research & Development for ITAMOrg.

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 12.43.52 Vawns Murphy, ITSM Analyst, The ITSM Review

Irish mum of 3. ITIL V2 Manager (red badge) and ITIL V3 Expert (purple badge). SDI Managers certificate. Further qualifications in COBIT, ISO 20000, SAM, PRINCE2 and Microsoft. Author of itSMF UK collateral on Service Transition, Software Asset Management, Problem Management & the “How to do CCRM” book. Reviewer for the Service Transition ITIL 3 2011 publication. When not being pelted with brightly coloured balls in name of ITIL, I am a senior analyst for the ITSM Review.

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Dave Kelsey, Product Manager, BCS

As the Product Manager at BCS Dave is responsible for the development of the IT Service Management and IT Asset Management portfolio of products, to ensure that people have the right skills that will lead to the continual use and successful implementation of IT Service Management.

Gala Dinner

Category winners will be announced and awards will be presented at Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner. Join us to celebrate the success of the ITAM Review Excellence Awards winners.

  • Who: Hosted by the ITAM Review in aid of Sebastians Action Trust
  • What:A black tie Gala Dinner
  • When: Friday 27th November 2015. 19:00 – 00:00
  • Where:The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading.

Find out more information on our event page.

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.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

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