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Webinar: How to Control Amazon Web Services Costs

  • Thursday 11th January 2018

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Thursday 11 January 2018

About this event

This webinar has now taken place.

This webinar was presented live by Martin Thompson and Daniel Galecki of Flexera on Thursday 11th January 2018. This was the ninth webinar in the series of ITAM in the Cloud Era.


How to Control Amazon Web Services Costs


In this webinar we will look into the four principles for controlling and reducing AWS IaaS spend whilst maximizing IT productivity and agility.

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Who should attend

  • CIO’s
  • Senior IT Decision Makers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
  • Software Licensing Specialists
  • IT Procurement Professionals


  • Four principles of AWS cost control
    • Matching supply with demand
    • Ensuring cost effective use of resources
    • Cost awareness
    • Ongoing Optimization
  • Utilities available from Amazon / Strengths and Weaknesses
  • ROI / Business Case for IaaS cost management
  • Politics and addressing AWS sprawl – Working with stakeholders and implementation tips


Martin Thompson, Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is an independent ITAM consultant for organizations seeking independent guidance on ITAM strategy or ITAM tool selection. Martin also reviews tools, technology and services in the ITAM market.

On a voluntary basis Martin is the Chief Agitator at the Campaign for Clear Licensing, a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the SAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 and board member of Free ICT Europe which supports the ICT secondary market.

Daniel Galecki, Senior Product Manager,  Flexera

Daniel was born in Poland and immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1985.

He holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Daniel has worked in Computer Software industry since 1995, when he began his career with MKS Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) in sales and pre-sales roles.  After moving to Novadigm Inc. (Mahwah, NJ, USA), he continued working in pre-sales capacity until after 2004 HP acquisition of Novadigm.  In 2007, Daniel moved into Product Management, where he managed various products delivering software distribution and inventory management solutions.  Daniel became Product Line Manager for HP Asset Manager in 2010, managing the product until his departure in late 2014.  Daniel is currently a Senior Product Manager at Flexera, managing various components of its Software License Optimization solution, with focus on Cloud Strategy.

He is an active contributor to IAITAM and is particularly focused on impact of Cloud adoption on IT Asset Management.

Daniel lives with his wife and children outside of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


Why you should attend

  • Cost – The 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

‘This was a great webinar — very informative. I am looking forward to the other 11 modules!’

‘Very well pitched, i.e. middle of the road to be understandable for beginners as well as for people with experience in the field. Looking forward to the next module’

‘I thought this module was well organized and well presented, bringing together some key points about how to get the ITAM ball rolling and to keep it rolling. I look forward to next month’s module’.

‘Really good & interactive’

‘Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together. I look forward to next month!!’

‘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’