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The UK Software Management and Licensing Conference

The Software Industry Research Board (SIRB) is an organisation made up of some of the most influential voices in the software industry today.

The aim of the SIRB is to provide relevant guidance and education to the business community on the effective management of software based upon informed research, best practice and a cross industry collaborative approach.

The conference will focus on minimising risks to the business in these uncertain times. We are talking risk, compliance and economics.

The focus will be on the evolution of technology, software delivery, intellectual property licensing and business operations facing organisations regardless of size, vertical or offering.

The Software Industry Research Board comprises of tier one vendors and organisations in the UK including Microsoft, Oracle, Computacenter, FrontRange, The Federation Against Software Theft, Investors in Software and analysts IDC.

If you would like to interview to one of the speakers on their area of expertise I will happily facilitate this. Speakers include:

• Petra Van Benenden, Sr. Director, EMEA, Oracle – Governance, Efficiency & Control in a recession

• Michael Beare, Director of SAM, Microsoft – A Business Wide Approach to SAM

• Matt Fisher, Director of Marketing, Frontrange – Managing Complexity - Understanding Software Licensing

Also available are speakers from the Software Industry Research Board and Law firms Latham & Watkins and Wragge & Co.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.