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ITAM during a merger, audit negotiation & Adobe licensing advice

The upcoming ITAM Review annual conferences in Florida, US on 19th & 20th September and in London, UK on 4th & 5th October 2016 will feature an abundance of unmissable plenary and workshop sessions, delivered by the world’s leading ITAM speakers; ITAM Practitioners, ITAM Review Excellence Award Winners, ITAM Experts, Licensing Experts, Legal Counsel and Vendors. ITAM during a merger, audit negotiation & Adobe licensing advice are just a few we’ve put under the spotlight here.




Susan.jpgSusan Zemzicki, System Director, IT&S Finance & Administration – RWJ Barnabas Health

Susan Zemzicki, PMP, CITAM is Director of IT Asset Management for RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey with responsibilities that include information technology lifecycle management, contract management, vendor management and strategic planning. Sue’s career in ITAM spans over 15 years and includes experience in both the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries holding leadership positions in IT service organizations.

Sue will be presenting a plenary session on day one at the US ConferenceIT Asset Management During a Merger: Preparing for the Incoming Big Wave

M&A activity presents unique challenges for an organization, especially in a regulated industry that is undergoing rapid consolidation. Bringing thousands of new employees and their assets, some of which are shared, into an existing ITAM program overnight might be a major disruptive event for some organizations. However, ensuring processes, data protection, and security requirements are all best practice can make the transition smoother. This presentation will focus on the early lessons learned during a large healthcare merger but it is applicable to any organization undergoing change.

Dany BeggDaniel Begg, SAM Technical Specialist – Home Retail Group

Danny has been in IT for over 20 years, with 15 years consultancy and solution architecture experience in a number of fields. Danny has specialised within SAM/HAM/SACM space over the past 5 years and currently works within the Home Retail Group (Argos) running the SAM team and the SAM managed services for the group.

Danny is leading a workshop session on day one of the UK ConferenceGiving Commercial Focus to Audit Negotiations

Managing audits from the customer perspective; from planning, resourcing and legal implications through to executive support, decision making and negotiation. Audits can be regarded as a negative trigger point in the SAM lifecycle, but they can have a positive influence and impact, dependant on how they are managed and negotiated with the vendor. Audit preparation and negotiation is where the main value activities are carried out with the Audit itself taking the majority of the time, looking at these areas from a commercial perspective rather than a compliance perspective can help get to a negotiated position accepted by all.

PDVPatrick de Veer, Director – b.lay

Patrick is founder of b.lay the license management company and he brings a vast experience from his previous roles in Oracle License Management Services (LMS) and Adobe License Compliance Services (LCS) to bring transparency to the licensing market. Patrick holds a bachelor degree in Business Economics and IT from the Hogeschool Utrecht in The Netherlands.

In his plenary session on day two at both the US and the UK conferences, Patrick will offer Adobe licensing advice: On-Premise software is dead, long live Cloud!?!

Adobe was one of the first major software publishers to go cold turkey on perpetual licensing. Creative Cloud was announced in 2011 and starting 2013 no new versions of Creative Suite were released anymore. Customers therefore are only able to use the creative products via Creative Cloud. For the early adopters in the Enterprise market many questions will arise this year, as the first Cloud agreements will be coming up for renewal.

Most companies have ‘legacy’ on premise software and Adobe Cloud subscriptions at the same time. What does this mean for them and how do they best navigate the Adobe licensing rules? Are they prepared to understand Adobe’s current compliance activities and know how to respond to them?

During this session, Patrick will give you insights in the current challenges large organizations with a mix of on premise licenses and Cloud subscriptions face. Where can you find your entitlement? What do you need to distinguish between different installations? And how can this all help to plan your future Adobe software usage?

Click here to find out more about our 2016 conferences and how to book.


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About Karen McAllen

Karen McAllen is Managing Director for The ITAM Review. Connect with Karen on Twitter or LinkedIn or better still come and meet Karen at our Events!

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