We are very pleased to welcome Rich Gibbons to The ITAM Review team as our new Licensing Analyst.
‘Rich has almost 14 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer.
A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun.’
Rich will be keeping us up to date about changes and trends in software licensing and how these changes will impact costs and efficiency.
We’re excited that Rich has joined the team and we’re looking forward to having him feature in lots of new content including our upcoming Software Licensing Training Programme which he will be designing and delivering. He will also be leading a Microsoft Licensing Surgery at our 2017 Conferences where you can pick his brains on anything Microsoft. Alternatively, you can visit our forum where he will be on hand to answer any burning questions you may have.
- Microsoft Sales and Licensing Trainer – Licensing School
- Software Manager – Bechtle Direct Ltd
Getting to know Rich – Fun Facts
- Chris Kamara emailed Rich about a Naan bread
- Gwen Stefani tweeted him to say she loves him
- Premier League Champion Christian Fuchs follows him on Twitter
- Rich met the Gladiator Saracen in ASDA once
- He once did 900 kick ups
Please join us in welcoming Rich to the team. Rich starts with the ITAM Review team on Thursday 2nd March. In the meantime you can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter. You can also read previous contributions from Rich since 2012 on the ITAM Review here: https://marketplace.itassetmanagement.net/author/richard/
About Martin Thompson
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.