Despite me asking in a post on LinkedIn for people not to nominate me for ITAM Professional of the Year, I got nominated – and to top it off, I then won!
Next week, I’ll be putting a post on LinkedIn for people not to give me £10 Million, a yacht in the Caribbean and several villas about the globe to sail between!
My sincerest thanks has to go to the judging panel of the ITAM Review Awards, the day-release patient on strong medication who nominated me(!) and to the fellow nominees for their good will and bonhomie offered once the award had been announced.
Of course, the evening wasn’t all about me (no, really, it wasn’t!) and so several rounds of applause have to go to:
- Gemma Walker – Licensing Professional of the Year
- Astute Licensing – Innovation of the Year (BZ Chris Morgan!)
- SoftwareOne (Switzerland) – Partner of the Year
- Snow Software – Product of the Year
- Dave Bicket – Lifetime Achievement Award
- Google SAM Team – Implementation of the Year Award (BZ Heather et al!)
No man is an island, unless he is very large and surrounded by water – so I would like to offer my personal thanks to:
Kylie Fowler of ITAM Intelligence
Ania Levy of Levy Legette
Matt Ward of Softcat
Gillian Leicester and Tony Crawley of Synyega
Janet Coetzee of IAG (NZ)
David Foxen of Johnson Matthey
Matt Fisher of Snow Software
Thank you all for making the last 12 months so bearable – particularly after a 2016 I would rather forget.
So, what’s next? Buoyed by this success, I fancy having a stab at Innovation of the Year – all I need to do now is find a SAM tool company who is serious about SAM processes and their value (how hard could that be?!)