Certero is attending ITAM Reviews Annual Australian Conference

Day: 27th – 28th November 2018

Location – Ariel UTS Function Centre, Sydney

Join Certero’s licensing specialists at this year’s ITAM Review event where Eric Gohdes will be presenting an interactive workshop alongside Helena Cotter, from Bank of New Zealand. Their presentation, ‘SAM Soufflé: 1 part Tool & 2 parts people = A recipe for Cost Savings’ will discuss the benefits and challenges of DIY SAM versus SAM Managed Services. The presentation will take place at 2.50pm on 27th November 2017.

Certero customer Monash University will also be presenting on day one of the conference, this will be a hot seat session with Martin Thompson discussing the SAM journey of Monash University.

Certero Sessions

Day One Workshop: SAM Soufflé: 1 Part Tool + 2 Parts People = A Recipe for Cost Savings

The benefits of an effective SAM strategy are immense, from enhanced compliance and reduced risk through to savings and process improvement.  However, getting there takes time, planning and specialist skills. So what do organizations do if they want all the benefits?  Invest in a tool and leverage in-house staff?  What happens if organizations don’t have the internal resources to implement or manage a fully-fledged license management program?  Join Helena Cotter from Bank of New Zealand and Eric Gohdes from Certero as they discuss DIY SAM vs. SAM Managed services.

Eric Gohdes

Job Title: Director of International Business Development

Eric Gohdes is responsible for growing Certero’s global footprint in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region.  He has over 12 years of experience in helping organizations control their software spend and realizing the value out of their SAM program. He holds a MBA from Minnesota State University and has a passion for building long lasting partnerships and solving real world SAM challenges.

Helena Cotter

Job title: IT Asset Configuration Manager, Bank of New Zealand

Helena Cotter is responsible for providing leadership in the strategic management of software and hardware assets throughout the ITAM lifecycle, to ensure compliance and reduce the bank’s risk profile.  She has been a key member throughout the Bank’s 5 year ITAM journey developing and implementing processes and tools to simplify the asset management process throughout the Bank

About the event

Returning for the second year this years conference will focus on Next Generation ITAM, delegates will discuss how to manage their IT portfolios strategically to achieve the best results for the business. Particularly looking at how we can move beyond compliance to making better business decisions.

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