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Managing software licenses is one thing, managing contracts is another! Discover more at the ITAM Conference 2019.

What is contract management and what are the related risks and legal implications is not always so obvious. Our experts at the ITAM Conference 2019 will offer insights into this aspect of IT Asset Management.

Guy Tritton

Guy Tritton is a barrister specialising in intellectual property, IT, tech and commercial law. With 25 years’ experience in these areas, he has won substantial recognition for his excellence and has written a definitive text on IP law in Europe (Tritton on Intellectual Property in Europe), now in its 5th edition (July 2018). 

Guy’s session will be looking into some of the legal aspects of dealing with second hand software. What to look out for, downloaded software vs physical copies and tripwires and minefields for the trader.

Michael Vilain

Michael Vilain, from ReLicense AG, has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years. Michael has an extensive knowledge about the Software Industry. Worked 10 years in IBM software division and 15 years for Microsoft and 6 years for Crayon Group. Michael joined ReLicense in 2018 to help them build up their business in the Northern Region (UK + Scandinavia). 

Michael will present on IT cost disruption: “The pre-owned licensing market offers organizations the opportunity to reduce costs for licensing Microsoft software immensely, and keep the costs for Microsoft licensing predictable while remain innovative. Typically, the costs for licensing Microsoft software just keeps rising. Microsoft continuously innovates its product range adding functionalities to the existing product suites. But what if your organization does not need these additional functionalities or services (yet)? Normally, your organization will be confronted with the increased costs anyway, but that does not have to be the case any longer.”

Danielle Jacobs

Danielle Jacobs is General Manager of Beltug. Beltug, the Belgian Association of Digital Technology Leaders, published a Proposal for a Software Publishers’ Code of Conduct. 

The ultimate goal of this proposal for a code of conduct is for software publishers to provide legal certainty and unambiguous software licensing contracts with a clear definition of responsibilities for both software publishers and customers. The principles of the CoC are also translated in concrete clauses, companies can use in their negotiations. Danielle will present their approach.

The ITAM Conference is a two-day event taking place on 8th and 9th of April. On the first day ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.

To avail of our Early Bird prices please register here until the 8th of March: 
https://www.ics.ie/itam-conference/registration


Visit our Conference website for more information:
http://www.itamconference.com/

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