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Colin Simmons, Kingfisher: “Maintaining momentum in your ITAM practice”

In preparation for our next training webinar on the 29th September I spoke with Colin Simmons, Group IT Asset Manager at Kingfisher IT Services about his approach to reporting and ensuring senior management stay engaged with ITAM.


In this video Colin covers:


  • How reporting requirements change over time as your ITAM practice matures and trust and reputation are built
  • The value of concise reporting of risk and trending
  • Reporting for stakeholders (including security and retirement of old products)
  • Maintaining momentum by continually demonstrating the ITAM departments ability to improve

Our topic for the 12 Box webinar this month is Reporting and we’ll be looking into how to maintain momentum in your ITAM practice:


REPORTINGLearning Objectives 
  • How to develop ITAM reporting that people want to read
  • How to ensure actions are taken on exceptions
  • How to build a continual service improvement process for ITAM

Register here.

Colin will also be hosting a workshop on day one of our UK Conference:


Workshop- Growing an ITAM Team
In this interactive forum, Colin Simmons, Manager of Kingfisher Plc’s IT Asset Management function will discuss how can you assess the requirements of your ITAM team, how to manage ITAM responsibilities across an extended virtual team and how to grow a world-class ITAM team.


Come and meet Colin and attend his expert session in Twickenham Stadium, UK on 4th & 5th October 2016.


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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