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ITAM Round Up - Key trends and how ITAM needs to respond

Join Livingstone Group's Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Gough and Principle Consultant, Hugh Skingley,  who in this video blog, discuss the market trends and changes that organizations experienced during 2020, how these will affect the relationships between IT, Procurement and Finance and how they need to align in 2021.

Hugh and Chris look at how organizations have revisited the importance of ITAM Governance and how the impact of COVID-19 has driven the need to regain control of IT procurement and the management of contracts.

Topics covered:

  • Tension between Procurement and IT
  • Budget owner is the buyer
  • SaaS compliance
  • Cloud cost management
  • The insidious creep of software contract change.

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Chris Gough - Chief Strategy Officer

Chris has worked in the IT Industry for over 20 years, starting as a consultant he then took on more senior practice management roles, focusing on networking, security, data centre and unified communications and in recent years specializing in data centre optimization and particularly in software licensing. Having worked with large enterprise organizations, Chris understands the challenges faced in data centre licensing and the lack of expertise in the marketplace.

Having founded the Derive Logic business until its acquisition by the Carlyle Group in April 2019, Chris is now on the senior executive board for the world’s largest independent IT Transformation Assurance and Software/Cloud Risk Management business, Livingstone Group.

Hugh Skingely - Principle Consultant

Hugh Skingley is one of Livingstone Group's Senior Consultants.  Hugh joined the team in 2015 and brought with him over 20 years of experience in IT and IT Asset Management.  He has a strong background in IT service delivery gained in the financial sector.

Hugh is passionate about helping organizations to achieve a more holistic, integrated approach to Software Portfolio Management that combines governance, analytics and business processes to create a practical and sustainable SAM operation that will deliver real value.