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What happened at
SAMS Europe 2018

Increasing SAM Maturity | Reducing Software Costs

The annual industry show SAMS Europe 2018 combined distinguished expert keynotes and interactive world café round tables, private discussion rounds, networking sessions and vendor-free audit debates.

Building upon the 5th edition of Europe’s most influential SAM event series, the Software Asset Management Strategies Europe featured an unique mix of more than 200 software asset managers and IT procurement managers from Europe’s top companies at the only end-user driven networking SAM event in Europe – free of mega-vendors & auditors.

SAMS fuels you with new ideas, connections, inspiration and insights.

The next SAMS Europe will take place on September 19 – 20, 2019 in Berlin.

For more information go to: www.sam-strategies.eu 

Highlights 2018

The SAMS Europe 2018 topics

ADJUSTING SAM IN DYNAMIC COMPANIES  

  • Flexible SAM approaches in heterogeneous and dynamic company environments
  • Carve ins / carve outs, mergers & acquisitions, etc. – what should your SAM do?
  • Regional challenges of license management – Vendor vs. Regional approach

MASTERING SAM IN THE AGE OF CLOUD 

  • Into the Cloud:  Simplification or additional complexity? Re-design of processes and structures
  • From Cloud Strategy to an Exit Strategy: How to get out of the cloud? Mastering the vendor lock-in

AUDITS 

  • Avoiding – Preparing – Surviving
  • Strategic approaches and preparations in dealing with vendor audits
  • Licencing & Compliance
  • Legal & business aspects – everything you need to know

SERVER LICENSES

  • Management of server licenses: conditions of licensing, metering etc.

DISCUSSING NEW LICENSING MODELS 

  • (Bad) News from the main suppliers and mega-vendors? What can we expect in 2018?
  • Dealing with more complex software licenses
  • Subscription models & shift of license metrics

SETTING UP EFFICIENT SAM 

  • Transforming a reactive license reporting to a proactive strategic software asset management
  • Ensuring compliance & Reducing costs – Progressing SAM Maturity
  • Towards a holistic SAM approach: Enabling integration across multiple functions/verticals
  • Bringing together contract negotiation, procurement & license management processes
  • Effective SAM with limited resources

TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS 

  • Assessing SAM tools & solutions
  • Implementing SAM Tools
  • Modelling of processes

THE FUTURE OF SAM 

  • Managed Services, Software as a Service or even IT Infrastructure as a Service?
  • Expectations, benefits, costs? Data protection & it security
  • Ensuring data quality and automation
Full and complete SAM immersion experience
Moutaz Moussa
Oranges
So many people with SAM experience together on one event is an incredible source of knowledge
Steven Gebruers
Agfa HealthCare
Well organised with interesting speakers and a lot of peers.
Anne Pietersma
ABN AMRO
Nice to meet so many with the same interest and challenges
Mette Andreassen
DSV A/S
Good opportunity to meet with other SAMS
Sołdrowska
Orange Polska SA

I have found people with similar questions and needs as my company, and the main solutions providers to solve them

Enrique Parellada Perez
Repsol SA

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What our Attendees said about our Event

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What is the unique Networking Experience at the SAMS Europe?

We know that networking, ideation, knowledge sharing and getting this „little detail I didn‘t know so far“ is one of the most important reasons to participate at our events. To guarantee the best networking experience, various sessions has been created, tailored to your needs and curated from the industry – we call it Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

Keynotes

Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Icebreaker

Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Matchfinder!
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Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

Meet! SAMS Europe

Discover who else is participating at the SAMS Europe. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

Event Lead Partner

Aspera simplifies the complexity of your software licenses. For nearly two decades, we have helped hundreds of enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500s assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Our Software Asset Management solutions track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, we provide the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.

 

www.aspera.com/en/

Primary Partners

Crayon specialize in supporting customers across all industry sectors with complex local, regional and global IT estates. Crayon’s mission is to help clients navigate a complex and at times hazardous technology landscape and to ensure they come out on top. Crayon are the global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice. As trusted technical advisors to many of the world’s leading organizations and through their unique people, tools and systems Crayon helps to optimize their clients’ ROI from complex technology investments.

www.crayon.com//

Business Partner 2018

Primary Media Partner

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Media Partners

Get in Touch

To Sponsor

Hannes Bartz

Head of Business Development – IT Division
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 31
Email: hannes.bartz@we-conect.com

To Speak

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Claudiu Hurban

Product Manager
Phone: +49 (0) 30 52 10 70 3 49
Email: claudiu.hurban@we-conect.com

To Attend

Monique Fitzner

Teamleader
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 66
Email: monique.fitzner@we-conect.com

We look forward to welcoming you in 2019!

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