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Excellence Awards Shortlist for 2020 announced

2020 Excellence Awards Shortlist announced

Excellence Awards Shortlist

We’re back for our fifth year of The ITAM Review Excellence Awards and we’re thrilled to announce that we received over 130 nominations from 19 countries!  Building on the success of our 20152016, 2017 and 2018 awards, our quest continues to shine a light on innovation and excellence in the ITAM market:

“The ITAM Review Excellence Awards celebrates the achievements of the true pioneers in the ITAM industry. We’re looking to shine a light on ITAM professionals, service providers, technology vendors and specialists who are progressing the industry and leading the field.”

2020 Excellence Awards Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate. We are thrilled to announce the following companies, individuals, and projects have been shortlisted for the 2020 ITAM Review Excellence Awards:

ITAM Professional of the Year

  • Amit Verma, SAM Expert at Philips (India)
  • David Foxen, Founder and Principal SAM Consultant at SAM Beast Consulting (UK)
  • Erin Merchant, Technology Evangelist at Spoke (USA)
  • Kat Glover, Software License Analyst, Network Rail (UK)
  • Lauren Scott, Director of SAM at Kronos Incorporated (USA)
  • Lina Vergara, Regional SLM Services Lead at SoftwareONE LATAM (USA)
  • Mike Jones, Director at Airtrack Software and TMG (Australia)
  • Nigel Hopkins, IT Capacity Manager, IKEA (Sweden)
  • Paul Bullen, Principal Consultant – Oracle Licensing at Version 1 (UK)
  • Ritesh Dhingra, Global Software License Manager
  • Ron Brill, President and Chairman at Anglepoint (USA)
  • Sean Robinson, Solutions Director, License Dashboard (UK)

ITAM Implementation, Team, or Project of the Year

  • Dubai RTA
  • IKEA
  • Lifespan Health System
  • Lookers
  • National Australia Bank
  • Nike Inc.
  • Quest Global
  • Rhenus Group
  • Severn Trent
  • TCS ITAM Service
  • The UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Yorkshire Water

ITAM Technology or Service Innovation of the Year

  • ATEA
  • Airtrack Software
  • Chopin Tech
  • Ampliphae
  • License Fortress
  • Xensam

ITAM Partner of the Year 

  • Snow Software
  • Softline Solutions
  • SoftwareONE
  • Synyega
  • The Mastermind Group

Specialist or Consultant of the Year

  • Barry Pilling
  • Clive Pugh
  • Desiree Weiss
  • Eugene Everson
  • Fredrik Filipsson
  • Ronan O’Carroll
  • Rory Canavan

Rising Star Award

  • Ashley Margrove
  • Chris Allen
  • Jade Evans
  • Justine McSweeney
  • Leah Rawlings

Thanks again to all those who voted and congratulations to this years nominees. ________________________________________________________________________________________

2020 Winners will be revealed at our Excellence Awards Virtual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 5th May 2020.

Join us for an hour of celebrations and award giving – shining a light on innovation and excellence in the ITAM market.

This ceremony is free to attend however, we politely ask that attendees make a donation (of any size) to our chosen organisation – The NHS, who are on the frontline of this global crisis helping save lives. Our chosen charity ‘Masks for NHS Heroes‘ are raising funds to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers against the Coronavirus while caring for sick patients.


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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