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The ITAM Review Online Summit: Making Sense of Microsoft

  • Wednesday 11th December 2019

Join ITAM Review Analysts and a selection of vendors for a 3 hour virtual conference on Microsoft License Management on Wednesday 11th December at 2pm GMT.

Wednesday 11 December 2019

About this event

This event has now taken place.


Join ITAM Review Analysts and a selection of vendors for a 3 hour virtual conference on Microsoft License Management on Wednesday 11th December at 2pm GMT.

Microsoft Licensing continues to be a hot topic for our readers. Microsoft have made several changes to products and programmes throughout 2019 and these, coupled with long-standing licensing complexity, means staying updated -and compliant – rank among the biggest challenges ITAM professionals face.

The purpose of this ITAM Review Online Summit is to provide our readers with the knowledge to better manage their Microsoft estates and agreements.

Vendors will present their solutions including tools and services, and the event will wrap up with an interactive Q&A session between analysts, vendors, and attendees.

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Who should attend

  • ITAM Managers
  • ITAM Analysts
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • IT Operations Managers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Procurement Professionals
  • IT Finance & Budgeting specialists 


Full agenda to be confirmed shortly.

14.00 – 14.10 Welcome:
The ITAM Review
14.10 – 14.20 Microsoft – what’s going on in 2019:
Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review
14.20 – 14.40 Deciphering the Microsoft Cloud with Snow
Leigh Martin, Snow Software
14.40 – 15.00
Is there life beyond MAP?
Maarten Saeys, LANsweeper
15.00  – 15.10 Interval
15.10 – 15:30
Evolution of SQL Server licensing:
Niamh NIShuilleabhain , Version1
15.30 – 15.35 Interval
15.35 – 15.55
Microsoft Listed Provider licensing changes:
Rich Gibbons, The ITAM Review
15.55 – 16.05 Interval
16.05 – 16.25 Office 365 Optimization:
Stuart Dicken, SHI International
16.25 – 16.45 Panel Session:
All speakers
16.45 – 17.00 Merry Christmas:
The ITAM Review


Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst, 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!


Stuart Dicken, SHI International, Office 365 Optimization

Stuart Dicken is SHI’s ITAM Data Quality Director (DQ).   With over 20 years of ITAM experience, Stuart owns SHI’s ITAM BI platform, Data Insights,  as well as reference content data used by the ITAM Services group. Having previously worked as an independent ITAM consultant for a number of large multinational firms and leading an ISO 19770-1 and software compliance project within UK public sector, Stuart joined SHI in 2014 as a senior licence and audit defense consultant.   Over the course of his career, he has assisted many organizations in the UK and US realize tangible cost savings through improved processes and procedures.

Most recently, he has led the development of SHI’s Office 365 Optimization Services, which help customers maximize ROI and optimize spend by providing optimization analysis of consumption data and implementation recommendations for the lifecycle management of subscription titles.


Maarten Saeys, LANsweeper

In his 6 years at Lansweeper, Maarten has covered positions in Sales, Support, Marketing and Product. Talking to many professionals in a plethora of roles and working at organizations of all sizes, he’s seen how ITAM can fill the intelligence gap felt across many IT practices: A single pane of glass into the entire IT Estate. He’s passionate about building products that gather and leverage data to help organizations achieve insights they never thought possible.


Leigh Martin, Snow Software

Leigh has been working in the SAM industry for over 20 years, helping organizations save money and prevent unbudgeted software spend. During the past 8 years of working at Snow, Leigh’s role has changed into building business based digital insight into the data that Snow provides.


Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin, Version1

Niamh is a SAM and licensing consultant at Version 1 focused on the delivery of Microsoft specific services. Niamh has worked for Microsoft as both a License Compliance Specialist & Key Accounts Manager & has held roles in Microsoft, Adobe & Symantec reseller channel.  Having worked in the software industry for the last 18 years Niamh has a depth of experience in software licence solution development & accurately developing baselines. Niamh has a depth of experience working with organisation solving complex Microsoft licensing scenarios across the Microsoft stack.








Why you should attend

Microsoft’s vast portfolio can present complexity in multiple areas of a business – the desktop, the datacentre, the cloud and pretty much everywhere else!

While we can’t cover everything (even if we had 10x the time!), this online summit aims to highlight the key areas you need to know about to keep up to date. It will fill you in on changes you might have missed, help you identify potential areas of risk, and bolster you when working with your partners and internal stakeholders.



Testimonials and reviews

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