Jim Hart

Team Lead Software Asset Management, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Jim Hart is the Software Asset Management Team Lead for Huntington Ingalls Industries, a Fortune 400 company. Before entering the SAM world in 2013, Jim held various IT management roles for over 25 years, including LAN Administrator, Desktop Support / Help Desk Team Manager, ITSM ITIL Process expert, and Technology Business Finance Management. Jim has become a leader among SAM Managers, maturing HII’s SAM program from infancy to full optimization mode for On-Prem server licensing environment which includes Oracle, Siemens, Microsoft, IBM, and SAP.


Topic: Best Practices

May 19, 2:30-3:30 PM ET

Co-presenter: Lauren Smith

Taco Tuesday & Other Real Strategies to Drive SAM Savings

In three short years, Huntington Ingalls saved over $13M in licensing costs. How does that happen – and more importantly, how can you make a similar impact at your organization?

The secret to this success is strategically building tight relationships with IT, Procurement and Management (hint: everyone likes tacos). The true holy grail of SAM, stakeholder adoption fuels cost savings.

This interactive session, shows you how to:

  • Optimize licensing for software, servers, and data centers
  • Mitigate licensing impacts when hardware is purchased
  • Plan for future business growth and achieve SAM maturity
  • Solve technical challenges for SAP, Oracle Java, Windows, and IBM
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