International Association Announces Keynote Speakers for Annual Conference on IT Asset Management

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IAITAM holds its annual conference October 18-20 in Cleveland, OH targeting the IT Asset Management field to network with peers and gain knowledge from industry experts in an educational format.

The International Association of IT Asset Managers, Inc. (IAITAM) announced the 2006 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held Oct. 18-20 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. This year’s 50’s Rock theme, in keeping with Cleveland’s landmark Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will help create a feeling of nostalgia and fun with industry experts featured as keynote speakers for each day of the event. Event highlights feature an evening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Day 2. For those interested in networking before the conference, a pre-conference evening at the House of Blues is being sponsored by IAITAM at discounted rates.

Lev Gonick, VP of IT at Case Western Reserve University, has been designated the keynote speaker for the first day of the conference. He will be sharing his experience of the impact that IT Asset Management and its motivating factors have made on an organization. Lev’s experiences in the world of IT management, provides a fresh perspective and a fascinating glimpse at the thought process of today’s executive manager.

Dario Atallah, Senior Strategist and Program Manager for Sun Microsystems, will discuss “Surfing through the Asset & Configuration Management Maturity Curve.” Learn the difference between asset tracking, asset management, and configuration management. Determine the importance of facilitating the use of open systems and standards to allow business applications to interact with each other. As keynote speaker for day two, Atallah will examine how a company can best work within itself and with its customers.

Peter Frazza, a partner of Budd Larner, P.C., keynote speaker for day three, will examine issues relating to the preparation and negotiation of license agreements. As Chairperson of Budd Larner’s computer law group, Frazza is uniquely qualified to address contract compliance issues.

"The 2006 Conference is intended to combine core principles of ITAM innovation, communication and networking in an uplifting and educational environment,” said Barbara Rembiesa, President of IAITAM. “From the featured keynote addresses and ITAM focused workshops, to the entertainment and giveaways, the conference will provide an exciting forum for improving IT best practices and furthering the asset management industry as a whole.”

About IAITAM:

IAITAM is dedicated to meeting the needs of the IT Asset Management professional, including but not limited to Software Asset Managers, Hardware Asset Managers, and Information Technology Asset Managers in their search for a centralized resource devoted to expanding and codifying information and knowledge within the IT Asset Management profession. IAITAM fulfills the organizational requirements of the IT Asset Manager through superior education, advanced training and multifaceted certification programs delivered by IAITAM knowledge transfer experts. IAITAM is the leader in establishing standards for Industry Best Practices and it empowers professional Software, Hardware, and Information Technology Asset Managers with the knowledge they need to enhance the IT discipline and its contribution to the overall success of an organization of every size and in every industry around the globe. Servicing members and clients throughout the world, IAITAM is uniquely qualified to fulfill the educational, business, career and IT needs of all of its members and clients.

Editor’s note: IAITAM and the IAITAM Courseware are trademarks of IAITAM, an Ohio Corporation. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information contact:

Lynne Weiss

VP Sales & Marketing

International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, Inc.

1915A Gingerich Street

Hartville, Ohio 44632 USA

Phone +1.866.9IAITAM (+1.866.942.4826)

Fax +1.509.479.0152

http://www.iaitam.org

Copyright 2006 International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers Inc., All Rights Reserved.

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