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2008 RiversideConferenceAgendaForITAssetExpMgt

 

FINANCIAL WORLD OF

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Conferences, Workshops and Seminars
June 2-6, 2008
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa • Riverside, CA

Conference Agenda

IT Asset & Expense Management Conference

 

 

Wednesday, June 4

Thursday, June 5

Friday, June 6

7:00 am

Conference Registration and
Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:45 The Current and Future Direction of IT Asset Management Beyond Business Partnering  Identifying Software License Requirements
9:00-9:45 Energy Logic: A Roadmap for Decreasing Data Center Energy Costs  Upgrading your IT Asset Management Repository? A Tale of Two Repositories  Passing on the Benefits of Mainframe Specialty Use Processors 
10:00-10:45 Better in Bangalore? Offshoring Trends and Experiences  Tying Cost Accounting to Planning and Optimization  Bringing It All Together: Managing the IT Financial & Management Dashboard 
11:00-11:45 Key Survey Findings on Today's Mainframe Software Asset Management Practices  Optimizing ERP Support Staffing Ratios  
     
12:00-12:45

Buffet Lunch
(Not available to family/guests)

Buffet Lunch
(Not available to family/guests)
1:00-1:45 IT Usage Metrics for Rational Decision-Making and Improved Collaboration   Why is Information Technology so Expensive?   
2:00-2:45 Cost of Free Software: Bottom-line Implications of Open Source Software  Seeing and Creating Financial Innovation from the IT Manager's Desk   

3:00-3:45

Open iT Software Demonstration to Optimize your IT Assets!  IT Asset Management – Auto Discovery Processes  
4:00-4:45 Project Accounting & Resource Management Software Tools Demonstration Service Economics - Balancing Supplier and Demand Management   
5:00-7:00 WSG, Inc. Reception

Other Riverside program agendas:

Seminars and Workshops
IT Chargeback & ABCM Conference
ITIL Financial Management Conference
Telecommunication Financial Management Conference

 

Wednesday, June 4

7:00-8:00 a.m. 

Conference Registration and

Continental Breaksfast sponsored by

fullcost.com

a leader in research and management consulting

 

8:00-8:45 a.m.

The Current and Future Direction of IT Asset Management       

John Fulton, Director of Product Management
CA, Inc.

IT Asset Management (ITAM) has matured over the past decade away from an operational focus toward more of a business and process oriented discipline. This session will discuss the existing and emerging trends, which have had significant impact on organizations and their ITAM programs. This session will also discuss the future position of ITAM within the broader scope of Service Management.

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9:00-9:45 a.m.

Energy Logic: A Roadmap for Decreasing Data Center Energy Costs 

James Hall, IT Market Development Manager
Emerson Network Power Liebert

 

There has been a lot of talk about data center energy costs but little guidance on return on investment of energy-saving actions. That is why Emerson Network Power developed Energy Logic, a roadmap to reducing energy consumption based on research and modeling. This presentation will help you prioritize decisions about optimizing energy use and minimizing critical resource constraints – power, cooling and space – without compromising availability or flexibility. Most importantly, it shares quantified savings and provides an estimated time to achieve a return on investment from Energy Logic's ten recommended actions.

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10:00-10:45 a.m.

Better in Bangalore? Offshoring Trends and Experiences

Bob Simko, Executive Director
International Technology Group

A growing number of organizations are outsourcing IT and other functions to India and other offshore centers. Experiences, however, have varied widely. Industry trends and the experiences of organizations that have outsourced operations are discussed. Opportunities for cost savings and other benefits, as well as common problems and offsets are examined. Recommendations are given as to how users should determine whether offshore outsourcing is appropriate for their own organizations.

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11:00-11:45 a.m.

Key Survey Findings on Today's Mainframe Software Asset Management Practices

John Anderson, Program Manager, Software Asset Management
IBM Corporation

Effective Mainframe Software Asset Management (SAM) has a significant impact on reducing a company's expenses and controlling compliance risk. Would you like to learn how other companies are approaching SAM? This session will cover a survey, conducted by IBM, on mainframe SAM practices. Come and learn the "state of the nation" in mainframe SAM. You will be able to compare yourself to others, get ideas to reduce your company's software expense and discuss the implications of the survey findings with other attendees.

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12:00-12:50 p.m.

Buffet Lunch  sponsored by:

interpromusa.com

Business service management consulting and training


- Not available to family/guests

 

1:00-1:45 p.m.

IT Usage Metrics for Rational Decision-Making and Improved Collaboration  

Signe Marie Stenseth, Vice President
Open iT, Inc.

IT Usage Metrics give you insights into how your IT resources are in use and the value that they bring to the business. With IT Usage Metrics available via dashboards, you can improve collaboration and effective communication between IT and the business units and between the users themselves. IT Usage Metrics improves decision-making processes and collaboration in initiatives within IT like:

• Standardization and global learning

• Workflow process improvements

• General capacity and performance planning

• Proactive budget planning with an interface between contractual data and usage data

The speaker presents case studies and examples to describe how companies have benefited by introducing more measurements into their IT function.

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2:00-2:45 p.m.

Cost of Free Software: Bottom-line Implications of Open Source Software

Brian Jeffery, Managing Director
International Technology Group

The economic and technical implications of Linux, freeware databases and communications tools, and other "open source” software are discussed. The session also reviews recent industry experiences with such software and discusses whether – and in what applications – use of "open source” may reduce IT costs, increase personnel productivity and achieve other bottom-line gains.

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3:00-3:45 p.m.

Open iT Software Demonstration to Optimize your IT Assets!

Joanna Marie Talaga, Sales and Customer Care Representative
Open iT, Inc.

This presentation will go beyond a regular product demonstration. It will demonstrate how you through easy access to usage data can improve the quality of business decisions, accurately account for organizational and project usage for shared resource consumption, turn data into shared knowledge for all stakeholders and hence improve company's competitive
edge and profitability.

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4:00-4:45 p.m.

Project Accounting & Resource Management Software Tools Demonstration

Bill Cornfield, President
WSG, Inc.

WSG Inc. will be demonstrating the latest enhancements to its family of project accounting and resource management software products - Empire TIME and Empire RESOURCE. Empire TIME provides Chargeback processing for all project related expenses including work and out of pocket expenses as well as costs related to services and materials. In addition, WSG will provide a preview of its newest product offerings, including project portfolio analysis and key performance indicator measurement tools. These new product features allow managers to define the project metrics they want to measure and how those measures are presented.
 
Empire RESOURCE offers a total solution for planning, scheduling and managing staff commitments.  In addition, Empire RESOURCE gives managers multiple methods to identify the right resource based on availability, skill set, past experience and a host of additional user defined parameters.  Our Team Scheduling feature gives managers an invaluable tool to pinpoint when the required resources for a project are available, thus avoiding over/under scheduling and reducing bench time.  And, since Empire RESOURCE is seamlessly integrated with Empire TIME, the financial impact of resource assignments is immediately visible.

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5:00-7:00 p.m.

WSG, Inc. Reception

WSG, Inc.

Please join WSG, Inc. Wednesday in our hospitality suite. This will be an opportunity for you to meet informally with your fellow conference attendees. The WSG hospitality suite at previous ITFMA conferences has proven to be an enjoyable opportunity to make useful business contacts, obtain answers to some of those lingering project accounting questions, and enjoy great food and drink. Members of our staff will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding our products and services in a casual atmosphere.

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Thursday, June 5

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast  sponsored by:

sourceloop.com

Telecom Expense Management Firm offering Professional & Managed Services

 

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Beyond Business Partnering

Matthew Needham, Financial Controller
Experian (United Kingdom)

Essentially everything that can be done inside an organization nowadays can be done outside the organization for a profit. To avoid being outsourced, internal functions need to focus on value creation. If an internal function was an external business, it would sell products or services. If no client wanted the products or services, then they would be dropped. So why offer your internal clients products or services no one wants? This session will focus on how to create more value as an internal service provider by focusing on people, projects, partnerships, performance and purpose.

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9:00-9:45 a.m.

Upgrading your IT Asset Management Repository? A Tale of Two Repositories

Sally Creager, Consultant
Allstate Insurance Company

Allstate recently upgraded their asset management repository. This presentation will cover successes and share tips on how to pick the right team, find synergies, manage the work and the timeline, create a communication plan, do training and provide support.

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10:00-10:45 a.m.

Tying Cost Accounting to Planning and Optimization

Chris Dittmer, Market Manager, IT Financial Management
IBM Corporation

Current cost accounting programs create extremely valuable insights on IT spending, but often fail to influence planning discussions or optimization decisions. This presentation will address the need to make a transition from cost accounting into strategic planning and financial optimization.

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11:00-11:45 a.m.

Optimizing ERP Support Staffing Ratios

Frank Scavo, President
Computer Economics

The cost of supporting an ERP system goes far beyond the vendor's maintenance fees. The largest part of ERP total cost of ownership is the cost of internal resources, such as application programmers, DBAs, business analysts, administrative personnel, help desk support, and other technical support staff. This presentation provides typical staffing ratios for key ERP support positions, based on number of users and other factors, such as extent of modifications. Recommendations for improving ERP support staff productivity will also be provided.

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12:00-12:50 p.m.

Buffet Lunch  sponsored by

www.itexc.com.au

ClearCost, an integrated IT Service Financial Management software.


- Not available to family/guests

 

1:00-1:45 p.m.

Why is Information Technology so Expensive?

Teresa Bakker, IT Financial Manager
FBL Financial Group, Inc.

This session will explore one company's approach to answering this and related questions from their Business Partners. We will review how to extract and analyze the data from Accounting to develop service costing. This process has evolved over several years and may provide you with the starting point to develop a service costing process of your own.

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2:00-2:45 p.m.

Seeing and Creating Financial Innovation from the IT Manager's Desk

Russ Finney, Vice President & CIO
Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings

This dynamic presentation highlights ultra-future innovation developments from the fast paced world of high technology as well as the related business and financial related innovations which can be generated straight from the desk of the IT manager. Serving as the U.S. CIO of one of the world's most advanced semiconductor equipment manufacturers, the speaker has over twelve years of insight with Tokyo Electron understanding mind-boggling futuristic technologies in a worldwide business culture. This presentation covers these future breakthroughs and the related financial concepts in a way that will entertain and benefit anyone involved with the day to day business of learning and implementing IT.

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3:00-3:45 p.m.

IT Asset Management – Auto Discovery Processes

Jim Hill, Senior Manager, IS Financial Planning & Analysis
U.S. Cellular

Managing software license compliance is increasingly complex and time consuming. U.S. Cellular’s solution to this challenge was to implement an auto discovery tool to capture software deployment and license information. Two different auto discovery tools are used – one tool for Unix and a different tool for Windows. This presentation describes how the process works, its key features, and the benefits U.S. Cellular has realized.

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4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Service Economics - Balancing Supplier and Demand Management

Nick Schneider, Front Office Strategy Consultant
Newscale, Inc.

Which comes first – supply or demand? This session will describe how to bridge this gap by establishing a common market and a  catalog of services and products. Hear how organizations that establish a service catalog with cost and performance choices are empowered to:

• Compare their costs and service levels to the market to determine what they do well and what they should consider outsourcing

• Limit demand to available resources by giving clients choices through service offerings and service level options with costs, and letting them decide what they will buy within a limited budget

• Respond more efficiently to changes in demand through the standardization of services

 

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Friday, June 6

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast  sponsored by:

comsci.com

a leading provider of Technology Financial Management solutions

 

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Identifying Software License Requirements

B. Gary Beary, Partner
Contract Improvement Group

One of the most vexing challenges for the IT Controller is getting application development groups to confess their true intentions for software utilization. Groups will sometimes understate their true needs in hopes that an enterprise license will be negotiated based on other group needs. This allows them access to licenses without having to provide funding. This session will examine techniques and best practices to overcome this behavior. The topics to be discussed include:
• Understanding the Embedded Base
• Maintaining a living hardware capacity plan
• Utilizing software asset management
• Setting and enforcing standards for hardware and software
• Risks of over providing
• Risks of under providing
• Software planning workgroup collaboration tools

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9:00-9:45 a.m.

Passing on the Benefits of Mainframe Specialty Use Processors

George Cusson, Director, Product Management
CA, Inc.

The mainframe continues to be the most cost effective platform for large scale computing and yet, some people still want to give a "pass” to this terrific and reliable platform.  The introduction of the Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) and Application Assist Processor (zAAP) specialty use processors has set another milestone toward maintaining mainframe leadership and cost-effectiveness. This session will discuss the primary objective and benefits of specialty use processors, their relevance for your enterprise, and alternative methods for tracking utilization and cost allocation. Don’t pass on the benefits of mainframe without giving some passing notice to these major enhancements in price-performance.

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10:00-10:45 a.m.

Bringing It All Together: Managing the IT Financial & Management Dashboard

Kazim Isfahani, Director
Oracle Corporation

Technology is no longer the domain of the rogue spenders, careless downloaders, and reckless risk takers. The technology function has matured to the point of achieving critical status within the enterprise, with organizations understanding the need for world-class IT to gain and retain a competitive edge. Running the business of technology requires a focused eye on vital business/technology metrics and an execution mindset to implement shifts in strategy as warranted. This presentation will offer perspective into the evolving role of IT and its relationship with finance and the business, provide insight into the IT Financial Dashboard, and deliver recommendations on the steps organizations must take today to maintain continued technology/business relevance.

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