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DC Nation's Capital | Get Ready For ITIL 4
Wednesday, March 13, 2019



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President, John Clipp

Communications Chair, Tanisha Lockett

Membership Chair, Hope Station

Sponsorship Chair, Vikas Kumar

Events Chair,  Joseph Ludwig

Past President, Leonard Neely




February 13, 2019 – 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST

“Gain Control of Your Software Licensing

Universe with SAM Best Practices”


Virtual BrightTalk Session




>>>REGISTER for February 13, 2019 BrightTalk Session





“Gain Control of Your Software Licensing Universe

with SAM Best Practices”


Wednesday, February 13, 2019     1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST


Virtual BrightTalk Session


Please join the itSMF USA Nations Capital Local Interest Group for a BrightTalk Session on Software Asset Management Best Practices, scheduled for 1PM EST on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.


This Webinar session will consist of a brief walk through of Software Asset Management’s foundation. Diving deeper into answering the age-old IT question “What do we own and how do we own it?” Specifically, we will highlight various types of legal documentation, noting key verbiage and contractual elements Software Asset Managers encounter in their day to day responsibilities. The briefing will cover various aspects of reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements to ensure adequate protection and overall license term understanding. Attendees will gain insight into defining drafting and assigning SAM policies, procedures and responsibilities.


About the Speaker: Jennah Michalik


Jennah is a Software Asset Management (SAM) Specialist and Attorney at Quadrant Law Group. She is a Certified IT Asset Manager, Certified Software Asset Manager and a licensed attorney in New York and Minnesota. She has experience designing, implementing and operating SAM systems for large institutions and was named one of 25 Masters of IT Asset Management in 2016. Additionally, she has experience structuring and negotiating software and technology agreements. Jennah helps companies gain a true understanding of their software license environment and ensures they maintain a robust compliance program. Jennah has a passion for understanding licenses and their portability to assist clients in maximizing their licensing investments. She has reviewed hundreds of software license and maintenance agreements and leveraged her legal eye to recognize risk and negotiate cost opportunities, all the while being a liaison between legal and technology departments.


In her spare time, she enjoys camping with family, fishing, running and painting.



>>>REGISTER For February 13, 2019 BrightTalk Session






Wednesday March 13, 2019     2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


MITRE-2 Building, Room 1N100, 7515 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102


Please join the itSMF USA Nations Capital Local Interest Group for our next meeting hosted by MITRE Corporation that will include an Overview Presentation and Discussion on ITIL® 4 from Marcel Foederer, one of the ITIL® 4 Architects that has been heavily involved with Axelos in the development of ITIL® 4.


ITIL® 4 is built on the established core of best practice in the ITIL® guidance. ITIL® 4 provides a practical and flexible approach to move to the new world of digital transformation and embrace an end-to-end operating model for the delivery and operation of products and services. ITIL® 4 also provides a holistic end-to-end picture that integrates frameworks such as Lean IT, Agile, and DevOps.


Marcel’s ITIL 4 Overview will help attendees understand the key concepts of the ITIL® 4 service management framework and to prepare for the transition to ITIL® 4 within their organizations. Discussion will include


  • The triggers for ITIL 4

  • Key questions CIOs are asking nowadays

  • Why ITIL 4 is moving away from the Lifecycle approach

  • Explaining briefly the Service Value System and Value Chain activities

  • The Qualification scheme in ITIL 4


Marcel Foederer, ITIL 4 Architect, Master Trainer, ITPreneurs  


As a master trainer, consultant and line manager with over twenty five years of experience in IT, I have performed strategic and tactical assignments in a wide variety of areas. My experience includes project and program management, product management, requirements analysis and training delivery related to the Service Management, Project Management, DevOps, Advanced trouble shooting methodologies and CCC Cloud international best practice, in both the private and public sectors on a global scale.


As a member of the Axelos’ Lead Architect Team I am involved in the design and development of ITIL 4 and together with Gamingworks involved in the alignment of the ITpreneurs’ ITIL 4 Foundation course materials with the Marslander II simulation game.







MITRE Corporation

MITRE-2 Bldg, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102





RTH Solutions

10320 Little Patuxent Parkway

Suite 200

Columbia, MD 21044


240-638-1222 ext 701



TechnoLava LLC

5002 South Renn Court

Frederick, MD 21703





itSMF USA Nations Capital LIG announces discounted ITIL® 4 Foundation Classes for the itSMF USA Community.


$795 Per Student

*Includes Exam


Includes Paid 1-Year Individual Membership

*May be either a new or renewal individual membership



Please contact either RTH Solutions or TechnoLava above for additional information and to register for classes.






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