April 30 - May 02, 2018
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

Pre-Conference Workshop Day: Monday, April 30, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am WORKSHOP A: ENSURING YOUR SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DELIVERS VALUE BEYOND PLAIN COMPLIANCE

Asif Bhaidu - Senior Partner - Information Technology Ogilvy & Mather
Ensuring compliance and ensuring that a firm is not under-licensed are often the primary objectives for software asset managers. But license optimization, IT security and implementing processes and policies are just some of the areas in which Software Asset Management (SAM) can save money for companies. Attend the session to understand issues that bog SAM teams down and their solutions as well as:

• Consider implementation, training and process rollout practices for efficiency
• Review and optimize time consuming transactional License Management for freeing up time?
• Examining how to manage complex software licenses
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Asif Bhaidu

Senior Partner - Information Technology
Ogilvy & Mather

Most IT departments, already stretched thin, are under overwhelming pressure to “do more with less” – to cut costs while maintaining existing infrastructure and services and supporting business transformation goals. But because there’s little visibility into the true costs of IT or the link between IT services and business value, the typical outcome is a budget that’s misaligned with business strategy and ITFM allows for more rational budgeting by basing the inevitable trade-offs on data and facts. In this session, learn how to:

• Encourage buy-in by focusing on metrics that business leaders care about
• Get granular – but not too granular – to support your requests
• Use the budget as a communication tool – to convey the business value of IT spend and build credibility

Working lunch to be served
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Craig Hollenbeck

Founding Partner, Principal Consultant
Proven IT Finance

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David Haines

VP, Sales & Marketing
Proven IT Finance

2:00 pm - 12:00 am AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS BREAK AND WORKSHOP C REGISTRATION

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm WORKSHOP C: GUERILLA ITFM ON A BUDGET—MANAGING HOMEGROWN BUDGETING APPLICATIONS

Pia Wakefield - Technology Business Management Leader Red Hat
This workshop is geared towards resource-constrained ITFM teams that are challenged by consistent data reproduction. Do you struggle to defend your data because of manual inefficiencies and cumbersome operational reporting? By focusing on processes, and understanding where data is, you can gain better clarity on how much you’re spending, what specifically you’re buying, and who benefits from these investments. Learn about:

• Open-source tools and templates
• Mapping to enrich GLAP data
• Developing a Tooling Roadmap

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Pia Wakefield

Technology Business Management Leader
Red Hat