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Free Online Summit: Audits

  • Thursday 8th December 2022

Join Rich Gibbons and AJ Witt from The ITAM Review on Thursday 8th December 2022 at 2pm GMT for the ITAM Review Audits Online Summit.

Thursday 8 December 2022

About this event

Join Rich Gibbons and AJ Witt from The ITAM Review on Thursday 8th December 2022 at 2pm GMT for the ITAM Review Audits Online Summit.

License compliance audits continue to be a focus for software publishers and for ITAM professionals across the globe. They consistently rank highly as an area that consumes focus, time, effort, and money for many customer organizations – although the rise of cloud continues apace, so too do the complexities of license compliance, particularly across hybrid environments.

Vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM continue to create new, and modify existing, license rules for on-premises software and how it can be used in various cloud environments. They also continue to police usage of their products in purely on-premises environments, meaning the scope for potential non-compliance has increased and “legacy” environments cannot be ignored.

This is the case even more so for vendors such as OpenText / Micro Focus and Quest where audits appear to comprise a significant part of their revenue generation strategy. With a range of tactics and approaches available, it remains key for ITAM professionals to have a good understanding of the market and a comprehensive audit prevention/defence strategy.

Join this webinar to understand more, topics for sessions include:

  • Audit pitfalls for vendors such as:
    • Oracle
    • IBM
    • OpenText /Micro Focus
    • Quest
    • Autodesk
  • Emerging audit threats
  • Audits in the cloud
  • Contract management
  • Understanding EULAs and contracts
  • Working with your legal team
  • Recent audit cases
  • Audit defence process/checklist


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Who should attend

  • SAM & ITAM professionals
  • Procurement professionals
  • Finance professionals
  • Vendor management professionals
  • CIO


14:00 – 14:15 Welcome
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review
14:15 – 14:45
The ITAM Review
14:45 – 15:15 Sponsor Session
15:15 – 15:45 Sponsor Session
15:45 – 16:15 Sponsor Session
16:15 – 16:45 Sponsor Session
16:45 – 17:15 Questions & Closing
The ITAM Review


Rich GibbonsRich Gibbons, ITAM Services Director, The ITAM Review

Rich has almost 15 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.




AJ Witt, ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review

AJ Witt is ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Previous to joining the ITAM Review team in April 2018, he was Software Asset Manager for Carnival UK, operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure technical operations IT Security & Compliance, AJ is well-placed to share his experience of how dynamic SAM teams can build mutually-beneficial stakeholder engagement.

Why you should attend

  • Cost – This Webinar is FREE.
  • Convenience -You can participate in the webinar from a location of your choosing.  No travelling/ travel costs involved.
  • Interaction – You have the opportunity to communicate and ask questions with the presenter and peers.


Testimonials and reviews

“Good info, great speakers! I’ll be sharing the recording with my colleagues on our infrastructure team. These sessions are always engaging. I started watching them sessions for the ITAM knowledge, ideas, growth, value; but I find that I am now also watching to get speaker and interacting with presenters tips from Rich! Amazing job, love it. Thanks for hosting these. Can’t wait for Wisdom!!”

“This was excellent ! I am going to go back and re-watch OnDemand. Love all segments presented.”

“I found the information informative and am looking forward to being able to reference it on demand. In particular the information about where in organizations cloud SW was being managed and I agree that ITAM can (and should) provide thought leadership in that space.”

‘Really good & interactive’

‘Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together.’

‘Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking’.

‘The session was very informative with excellent examples’

“I got some information at the webinar today that is going to assist me in a negotiation this afternoon”