Webinar on Software License Compliance and Cost Optimisation

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Webinar on Software License Compliance and Cost Optimisation - Jan 28, 2022

Software licenses come with hidden costs and risks…

Most often, software licensees do not distinguish between ‘ownership’ of a software and its ‘right to use’. Left unchecked, non-compliance with a software publisher’s usage rights and terms of license agreements can lead to serious financial, legal and cybercrime risks.

When armed with the right strategy for software license, your organization can not only achieve compliance with the terms of license and usage rights, but also realize major cost savings. Software license optimization helps you monitor license usage, reduce wastage and avoid over-purchasing of licenses.

Time :  11.00 am to 2.00 pm

In this webinar, you will learn :

·   How to reduce the cost of software licenses

·   Minimize wastage and maintain license compliance

·   How to effectively manage software audits

Contents :

Overview of Software Asset Management (SAM)

- Background

- Benefits

Why SAM is even more important post Pandemic

- Common causes of non-compliance

- Impact of not having SAM

Cloud and SAM

- Cost Optimization using SAM

- Independence and SAM

Skills required

- People

- Process

- Technology


ISO standard


Software Audits conducted by companies

- Common practice

- Audit Defense

- How to prepare

Overview of SAM tools

- Are SAM tools sufficient?

- SAM tools for cloud


Who should attend :

IT managers, IT heads, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, CEOs

Delivery :  ZOOM Meeting
Lucina Roy & Nipun Parekh

Lucina Roy is a Senior Director in the Data and Technology business. She specializes in implementing effective Software Asset Management process, investigating and delivering solutions for software license compliance and Data Analytics for Fraud Investigation on sanctions related engagements with experience in clients across verticals such as Financial Services, ITeS, Manufacturing, Media etc.

She has more than 14 years of experience in various client engagements performing Software License Compliance Audit, IT Audit and Data Analytics.

Prior to joining Ankura, Lucina was working with a multi-national consulting firm based in Mumbai. Lucina has more than 10 years of experience with Big 4s in the License Compliance and Forensics teams.

Professional Experience :

•   Lucina has managed and led software license compliance assessment and identification of risks associated with piracy in India and overseas.

•   She has extensive experience in Software License Compliance audits and reviews for publishers like Microsoft, Oracle, Dassault Systèmes, Microfocus, Adobe, Autodesk, Siemens, PTC etc.

•   She has led the only consulting team in India which has successfully helped a major financial institution in negotiating and closing a Perpetual Unlimited License Agreement (PULA) agreement along with helping them in forming relevant legal clauses for PULA. Thus, helping the company reduce the PULA cost by almost 78% of the proposed cost by Oracle.

•   She has helped various large financial companies in optimizing their software deployment and thus helping them reduce license wastage and cost of licenses required for publishers like Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.

•   She has experience in managing onsite data discovery for large companies with over 100 thousand machines, identifying software deployment footprints and relevant documents using tools and custom-made scripts and implementing and customizing dashboards for real-time view of software deployment, effective license position and data categorization.

Nipun Parekh is a Senior Director in the Data and Technology business who has extensive experience in Information Technology Management and Audit Compliance on a global scale. He has more than ten years of experience assisting big multinational corporations in addressing risks related with their extended business partners, such as distributors, licensees, revenue sharing partners, service providers, and software vendors. He also works as a project manager for a number of cross-functional and multinational risk-oriented teams in a variety of industries, including financial services, aerospace and defense, renewable energy, technology, and others.

Mr. Parekh has extensive consulting experience focused primarily on the strategic areas of Software asset management, supplier/vendor compliance, royalty revenue streams and license compliance audits. He has extensive experience performing Software License Compliance audits and Software Asset Management reviews for SAP, IBM, Oracle, Dassault Systèmes (DS), EMC, Quest Software, Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec.

Prior to joining Ankura, he worked for a number of consulting and Big4 businesses, where he was in charge of the worldwide software asset management programme for a variety of clients.

Professional Experience :

•   Using forensic tools and techniques, he has vast experience identifying software deployment traces such as License key locations, Registry hives, Product configuration files, and so on.

•   He has in-depth licensing knowledge on complex license metrics such as PVU, Tokens and Concurrent User licenses. He has also prepared detailed reports and Effective License positions for complex publishers such as IBM, SAP, Oracle, EMC, VMware etc.

•   He has performed advanced data collection for different products across various software vendors. He has also identified instances of reverse engineering to bypass license restrictions using forensic tools.

•   He has worked on several license compliance audits across EMEA region detecting Cross-border non-compliance, Virtualization related non-compliance, Value-Added Reseller non-compliance etc. for large multinational companies.

•   He has also conducted SAM Process Reviews to determine the present status of Software Asset Management processes using the ISO 19770 framework, as well as make recommendations for how to get to the desired state.

•   He was also responsible for recruiting, training and leading teams of professionals in these areas of expertise.

Webinar details will be provided to the participants, after registration.


Revati Khare ||Assistant Director - Information & Communication Technology Committee

Email : revati.khare@bombaychamber.com

Tel. (D) + 91 22 6120 0231; (M) + 91 9892029473

Participation Fee :   
Members  Rs. 2,500 + 18% GST  
Non-Members  Rs. 3,000 + 18% GST 

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Mumbai Main Branch

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