Are you searching for Software Asset Management (SAM) conferences to attend in 2018?
With the growth in SAM, the number of industry events seems to be increasing each year. Eracent is a frequent sponsor at SAM conferences and we wanted to let you know where to find us in 2018.
The first event of the year will be the IAITAM Spring ACE which will take place on May 8-10 in Orlando, FL. This is the largest gathering of SAM professionals in the United States and offers an agenda rich in end-user and vendor presentations, and an Exhibit Hall filled with SAM tool providers, consulting firms and IT Asset Disposal companies. The attendees tend to be IT and Software Asset Management practitioners, so if you are a SAM professional interested in networking with peers, this is a great conference for you. For more information, visit IAITAM’s website. Eracent is the Platinum sponsor for the event and will have a strong staff presence there. We will also have multiple presentation sessions covering the use of ITAM and SAM tools to assist with cloud migrations, and automated software vulnerability recognition and mitigation.
Immediately prior to this event, on May 7, IAITAM holds their one-day CXO conference that focuses on current hot topics in IT Asset Management (ITAM) and SAM for C-level executives. At the CXO conference, Eracent President William Choppa will be leading a panel discussion entitled “Everything Cloud!: Panel Discussion on an Emerging ITAM Trend” and will be available to meet with conference participants.
During the same week, we will be sponsoring at ServiceNow’s Knowledge18 on May 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Knowledge18 is ServiceNow’s annual user conference that is designed for its customers using the IT Service Management platform. This is a massive event consisting of numerous tracks, workshops, training, the show floor and Expo of ServiceNow’s partners, and entertaining evening events. The conference will offer a SAM track as well. If you attend this event, please stop by our booth to learn how Eracent fully integrates with ServiceNow and provides high quality data to enrich your ServiceNow instance. For more information, visit ServiceNow’s website.
As fall approaches, we will be sponsoring at the Gartner Asset Management conferences in the United States and Europe. This year Gartner is combining its IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit with its IT Sourcing Summit. Historically, these conferences were held back to back but will be merged to form the IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and Asset Management Summit which will take place in the United States on September 5-7 in Orlando, FL and in London, U.K. on September 26-28. Gartner offers a high-quality event rich in industry content. Most of the sessions are delivered by Gartner Analysts with some customer case studies and vendor presentations. Attendees tend to be decision-makers in their areas of focus. For more information, visit Gartner’s website.
We are still considering sponsoring or attending other events and will let you know if we augment the current schedule.
Additionally, we are looking forward to holding an Eracent User Group meeting this summer. Stay tuned for more information!
– by Terry Divelbliss
Terry Divelbliss is Eracent’s Sr. VP of Marketing & Technical Alliances. He has almost 20 years of experience in the ITAM and SAM industry in product management and customer solution implementation roles, and he is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events.