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The ITAM Forum recently celebrated its first anniversary, and we’re thrilled to have achieved so much during our first year with help from the global ITAM community. It never ceases to amaze me how passionate and enthusiastic ITAM professionals are about our profession. 

Certification Update

As we know, the ITAM Forum has two main objectives. One is to evangelize the role of ITAM and to elevate its position within organizations of all sizes and across all industries. The second is to create, and be a caretaker of, the first, globally-recognized ISO 19770 certification program. We are making great headway on both fronts. 

You may have seen our recent announcement about the Forum engaging with NEN, the Dutch Standardization Institute, to assist with the process to develop the scheme. 

Our Certification workstream, led by Dennis Montajne, continues to do a tremendous job in working to create a credible, community-driven certification scheme with input from a wide variety of ITAM practitioners. We cannot wait to officially launch the certification program and help ITAM professionals benchmark their organization’s processes, make improvements, and gain key stakeholder engagement.  

If you would like to get involved in this exciting activity, please do! Join your peers who are volunteering on the Committee of Experts, helping to formulate what the scheme will look like and how conformity will be measured. You can also join our webinar on July 8, which will explain the process for developing the scheme and how to get involved. 

New Board of Trustees Members

As you know, the ITAM Forum is overseen by a Board of Trustees, ITAM professionals who perform a governance role. Our Trustees also help to open doors for the entire ITAM community, push our industry forward, and develop initiatives for the benefit of ITAM. 

Positions on our Board become available every year, and we aim to completely refresh our Board every three years, so it continues to serve the ITAM community with fresh eyes and ideas. We were excited to receive so many Trustee applications! This shows that ITAM professionals want to get involved and want to help develop and mature our profession. 

Please join me in welcoming to our new Board of Trustees: 

  • Salomé Hugo – Head of Software Asset Management, FNB South Africa; South Africa
  • James Moy – Senior Director, ViacomCBS; U.S.A.
  • Jaroslaw Richert – IT Asset Governance Senior Manager, Schneider Electric; Spain
  • Todd Ringleman – President/CEO, RAY ALLEN INC.; U.S.A.
  • Kristy Stroud – Manager, US Business Consulting, Snow Software; U.S.A.

To my fellow Trustees who are leaving the Board, I’d like to personally thank you for the significant contributions you have made during the past year to help the Forum achieve its goals, and for your continued enthusiasm for our profession. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with each of you. 

Thank you all for sharing our mission to promote and grow the business of IT Asset Management.

 

NOTE: All trustees of the ITAM Forum have joined in their personal capacity. Unless stated otherwise, any comments made by the trustees on behalf of the ITAM Forum do not represent the views of their employers, nor does their membership as individuals imply endorsement of the ITAM Forum by their respective employers.