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Software Asset Management Strategies Nordic

December 1 – 2, 2020 | Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

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Increasing SAM Maturity | Reducing Software Costs
Following the huge success of the first edition in Scandinavia in 2019, the SAMS Nordic 2020 will gather over 120 participants within an unique mix software asset managers and IT procurement managers from the region’s top companies at the only end-user driven SAM networking event – free of mega-vendors & auditors. Building upon this success story, the event combines distinguished expert Keynotes and interactive World Café Round Tables, private discussion rounds, Networking Sessions and vendor-free Audit Debates. 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.

Highlights at the SAMS Nordic 2020

SDNC! Our Smart Distancing & Networking Concept

Hybrid-Conference-Experience! Discover the most interactive and hybrid conference concept in the industry!

SAMS Nordic at a glance

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Software Asset Management Strategies Nordic 2020

What can you expect in Copenhagen?

  • 30+ expert speakers
  • 120+ 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, Software License Management & IT Procurement ecosystem and value chain

SAMS Nordic – The leading SAM & SLM event in Europe goes north!

SAMS is a well-established international knowledge exchange platform bringing together all stakeholders playing an active role in SAM, SLM and the entire IT & Software procurement ecosystem. Over 2 days you will 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. Enjoy many networking opportunities and finally meet those hard-to-meet executives in a relaxed and social setting.

Become a business partner!

Where else in the region can you find hundreds of SAM & SLM 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 200 key prospects. SAMS offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to leading SAM, License Management, Vendor Management, Contract Management & IT Procurement specialists. Download the partnership prospectus to find out more about the event and how you can get involved.

we.HAVE PARTNERS.

…not Sponsors! SAMS Nordic 2020 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 Nordic. Join our 2020 partners today! 

Position your business and introduce yourself as an outstanding leader to SAM & IT Procurement senior executives
“Very important knowledge sharing with colleagues about common SAM-challenges.”
Jari Kauppi
SOK Corporation
“Successful event with inspiring speakers, a lot of interesting future lookups and recent experiences to learn from. Good networking and SAM-mindset upgrade.”
Veli-Pekka Lindell
Elisa Oyj
“Event covered topics of interest, some great speakers and well organised space for peer to peer and partner contact.”
Anna Tycova
DP DHL
“Great insights and informative themes.”
Jas Kalay
Informa
“Explendid interaction with peers from the Nordic!”
Walter Mauricci
Folksam
“Good sessions, a lot of energy and fruitful conversations.”
Petra Larsson
Nordnet Bank AB
“Met a lot of likeminded People. Got a lot of good input.”
Mikkel Veum-Søhoel
Sylehuspartner HF

Key Topics SAMS Nordic 2020

SAM AT TRANSITION BETWEEN ON-PREMISE AND XAAS

  • Basic requirements for the SAM in the Subscription Economy
  • Bring Your Own License – Which licenses can we use on which IaaS?
  • License Mobility in Practice: Which server applications can be deployed with the existing licenses on AWS and which ones need to run on instances in dedicated hosts?
  • AWS Marketplace & Co.: Buy per click – What is the future of IT Procurement between fast deployment and cost transparency?
  • Are G Suite and Google Cloud Platform an alternative given the licensing models and costs?
  • SAP Indirect usage: New sales, audit and pricing model – is everything clear now?
  • License optimization in complex hybrid system landscapes
  • On the other side of the Cloud: On-premise licenses – Shelfware or off to the used-software market?
  • Legal aspects of used software

IT CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

  • Demand-oriented design of license agreements
  • Negotiations with the big SW manufacturers
  • Vendor and vendor management in the context of XaaS
  • Avoid vendor lock-in with cloud services

AUDITS 

  • Audit defense strategies and dealing with multiple parallel audits
  • Sovereign handling of audits: keep control & regain – tips and tricks from practice
  • Changes in relationships between software manufacturers and customers
  • Company-wide cooperation in audits
  • Exchange of experience on audits of the largest manufacturers

SAM ESSENTIALS

  • Quickly reduce license costs and ensure compliance
  • Building and developing an efficient SAM
  • Practice-oriented key competences for new software asset managers & IT buyers

Key Topics SAMS Nordic 2020

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 SMALL & MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES

  • 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

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

Keynote

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

World-Cafe

World Café Session

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

Challenge-your-Peers

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.

Case-Studies

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.

100 Minutes

Pre-qualified One2One Meetings with matched partners and from delegate to delegate. Use the Business Matchmaking function in your Event App “hubs101” in advance to arrange your meetings.

Matchfinder

Matchfinder!
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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

Offline-Facebook-Wall

Meet! SAMS Nordic

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

Say-hello

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.

Icebreaker

Icebreaker Sessions

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

Dinner

Networking Dinner

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

Breakfast-Club

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

Audit-Debate

Audit Debate

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

Taking Place

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