Software Asset Management Strategies USA 2019

June 27 ‒ 28, 2019 | Hotel Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, IL, USA

Increasing SAM Maturity | Reducing Software Costs

The annual industry show SAMS USA 2019 combines distinguished expert keynotes and interactive world café round tables, private discussion rounds, networking sessions and vendor-free audit debates. Following Europe’s most influential SAM event series, the Software Asset Management Strategies USA brings together more than 150 software asset managers and IT procurement managers from America’s top companies at the only end-user driven networking SAM event in the US – free of mega-vendors & auditors.

Join in the conversations over two days of knowledge exchange to gain a deeper understanding of the latest licensing trends, delve into the substance of software asset management and progress your SAM maturity.

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Software Asset Management Strategie USA 2019

What can you expect in Chicago?

  • 40+ expert speakers
  • 150 attendees
  • 2,5 days with over 30 interactive sessions incl. Keynotes, World Cafés, Workshops and much more
  • 15hrs of dedicated networking time
  • Representation of the entire SAM, SLM & IT Procurement ecosystem and value chain

SAMS USA - the only practitioner-driven SAM & IT Procurement networking event in the USA goes into the second round!

Over 2 days you get the chance to discuss the opportunities as well as challenges that lie ahead of the industry. The show offers inspirational keynotes and well moderated, interactive world café sessions, workshops, briefings, panel discussions and networking activities. Many network opportunities, finally meet those hard-to-meet executives in a relaxed and social setting.

Become a business partner!

Where else in the USA can you find hundreds of Software Asset Management & Software License Management projects and budgets under the same roof?

Get involved at the event as a Business Partner. For our event partners it is a one-stop-shop opportunity to promote thought-leadership and get face-to-face with over 150 key prospects. SAMS offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to SAM & SLM executives. Download the partnership prospectus to find out more about the event and how you can get involved.

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Our Speaker Panel Community

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…not Sponsors! SAMS USA 2019 is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovation. This vision is shared by a select group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience. Position your business as a thought leader at SAMS USA. Join our 2019 partners today!

Our Business Partner Community

Position your business introduce yourself as a thought leader to SAM & SLM senior executives.

Key Topics SAMS USA 2019

THE FUTURE OF SAM?

  • Container-based virtualization and the consequences for SAM
  • IoT in terms of license management – “Digital Access” vs. “Human Access” – What are the basics for license design?
  • The API Economy from the perspective of license management
  • SAM & Security: Proactive Management of Risks & Vulnerabilities via Software Classification – a Task for the SAM?

SAM IN DYNAMIC AND DECENTRALIZED BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS

  • Company-wide coordination of software procurement processes
  • Effects of M&A, Carve-ins / Carve-outs on Software Asset Management

SAM IN THE MIDDLE

  • Designing & implementing efficient SAM with limited resources
  • Leading successful negotiations with major software publishers as a small company?
  • Open source software as an alternative?

CONTROL & MONITORING: TECHNOLOGIES, TOOLS & SYSTEMS

  • Technology driven enterprise-wide software license management: from theory to practice
  • SAM tools, systems and reporting solutions at a glance
  • AWS budgets, etc. are enough, aren’t they? Cloud Services and the evolution of SAM Tools

What our attendees say and why they love attending our SAM USA conference…

Movers & Shakers in 2018

“Excellent opportunity to learn and network with talented SAM professionals, without the sales pitch and pressure from software publishers.”
Delana Nading
Vistra Energy

“Great to meet college’s, learn we are not alone in our SAM journey, and look forward to next year.”

Mark Walther
Xylem Inc.

“Very engaging and targeted topics enabling real learning.”

Omeir Yusuf
BMO Financial Group
“This event was a fantastic opportunity to connect with other SAM professionals and learn best practices.”
eric fasse
conagra brands
“The event was well organized with a fresh format for SAM Practitioners to participate freely.”
matthew schaefer
flexera
“It was wonderful to be able to talk to so many people that actually understand Software Asset Management!”
michael braatz
general electric
“SAMS USA was a quality event of very experienced SAM professionals and it was useful to network with the attendees and sponsors.”
steffani lomax
siwel consulting

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!

Keynote

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

World Café Session

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

Matchfinder! Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find –  Match – Connect

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.

Case Study

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

Icebreaker Sessions

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

Challenge your Peers

Challenge Your Peers is an innovative workshop concept which enables participants to engage in a direct exchange with experts from a certain industry. The aim is to discuss and to identify challenges within the sector as well as problems, needs and solutions.

Meet! SAMS USA

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

Breakfast Club

Start your we.CONECT experience with a coffee and … NETWORKING!
Meet at the breakfast table in the restaurant and get into a conversation with your peers and other participants over the first coffee

Networking Dinner

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

Expectations Wallpaper

What do you expect at the event? What do others expect? Write down your reasons to attend and use our expectation wallpaper to share your needs with other participants and evaluate in which way the program came up to your expectations.

Audit Debate

Reducing risks for IT audits, tips and tricks to survive audits. All round tables are vendor free!

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