Here we put another 4 of our confirmed speakers under the spotlight. More speaker details can be found on the ‘Speakers’ tab of the conference event pages.
Spotlight on ITAM Review Conference 2016 Speakers
Richard Spithoven, Director – b.lay
Richard’s plenary session ‘Are you the next sitting duck that will be moved to the Oracle Cloud as a result of an audit?‘ will be followed by his interactive workshop on Oracle Audit Defence.
Richard joined b.lay; ITAM Review Partner of the Year 2015, as a managing-partner in September 2013. Richard uses his knowledge of the previous 8 1⁄2 years in Oracle License Management Services to educate, equip and enable software end-users in their challenges with regards to proper software license management. Richard started in October 2005 as an Oracle Licensing Consultant, after which he fulfilled the role of Regional LMS Director for the Europe South region (including Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal) for a period of 4 1⁄2 years. In this role, Richard managed a team of 40 licensing consultants and was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the LMS organization. Richard holds a master degree in IT, from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester – Synyega
Speaking at both the US & UK Conferences on day one, in their plenary presentation; ‘ITAM Success Story‘, Tony Crawley and Gillian Leicester – co-founders of ITAM Review’s 2015 double award winners Synyega, draw upon their vast experience to share their knowledge of SAM in the field, outlining what can be achieved when SAM, technical and commercial expertise are aligned.
Synyega will discuss how SAM remains relevant and compelling, for CIOs and IT organisations, against the backdrop of a dysfunctional software market and the disruptive changes impacting the IT industry.
Mike Austin, Delivery Team Lead – Method 180
In his workshop session at the US Conference ‘Taking back control of your Microsoft Negotiation‘, Mike will cover the following points:
• Microsoft is in the process of completely changing its business model, and mastering this evolution will result in more favorable terms and more cost savings
• Identifying key changes in Microsoft’s licensing policies
• How not to get caught in Microsoft’s traps
• Strategies for renewing SLAs with Microsoft
• How Microsoft’s other new cloud offerings change how you negotiate with them
• Getting everything right at contract to reduce the possibility of an audit
Currently leading the delivery team at Method 180, Mike brings more than 15 years of Microsoft licensing experience to his clients’ projects. He assists companies from Fortune 500 to organizations with as few as 500 employees, with negotiations of Microsoft Enterprise Agreements (EA), Premier Support Contracts and Select Agreements.