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Podcast Episode 34: How NASA Saved $103m

How NASA saved $100m on Software Licenses

How NASA saved $100m on Software Licenses

In this Podcast I am joined by Darryl Smith. Darryl works in the office of the CIO as Agency Software Manager for NASA – America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I recently saw an article in FedTech magazine showing how Darryl saved just over $100M for the agency so I was eager to get him to join me on a Podcast.

Podcast Topics

  • What do NASA shared services do?
  • What is Darryl’s current role?
  • How did he get into that role & how did he get into IT?
  • The journey of saving $100m and what initiated it?
  • The 4 C’s vendor management methodology (Coordination, Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration)
  • Lessons learnt and building the business case for investment in SAM

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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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