SAM Networking Manchester

Date:
Wednesday 5 April 2017

Time:
5.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
Manchester Metropolitan University, Science & Engineering, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD.

Cost:
Free of Charge

SAM Networking is an independent event for SAM practitioners to create an environment for healthy debate, but it is not for commercial gain.

End user organisations, vendors, market analysts, service organisations and others attend this event, and we welcome new participants.

Details:

Learn, Contribute, Discuss and Socialise at this popular SAM networking event!

The keynote presentation is "Mind The Gap" - taking a look at the gap that exists between ITSM and ITAM and the associated challenges facing IT management. Highlighting how a single platform is the key to solving the challenges.

Why doesn't ITSM and ITAM meet all of today's IT challenges?

Angus Vause, Marketing & Communications Director, Certero

Angus Vause

Taking a look at the gap that exists between ITSM and ITAM and the associated challenges facing IT management. Highlighting how a single platform is the key to solving the challenges.

Angus has worked in the IT industry for the last sixteen years occupying several business development, strategy and marketing roles with organisations including Fujitsu, SCC, Civica and most recently Certero. Besides IT, Angus has experience of working client-side in the industrial chemicals, nuclear, telecoms and pharmaceutical industries. He has travelled widely and presented at numerous events across the globe.

Simplification, Automation and Sustainability

Rachel RyanRachel Ryan, Global Software Asset Management Lead at AstraZeneca, with over 20 years experience working in IT running large change programs globally in Software Asset Management. Recent projects have included insourcing their SAM Solution including the resourcing of capability and the implementation of toolsets. Rachel expands on one large project that has focused on the simplification and automation of software processes saving 25,000 hours a year.

Rachel will explain how Software Ordering Simplification Unlocks 25K Hours & $2 Million Annually putting employees in the driver’s seat through a streamlined online shopping experience for AstraZeneca. The new AZ SoftwareStore provides an online shopping experience to allow users to easily download and manage their computer software, including automated license management and reclamation.

Followed by the ever-popular Q&A panel session

Presentation

PDF Icon Mind the Gap - Angus Vause