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Panel Discussion with EY: Software Asset Management and Risk Mitigation

January 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Panel Topic: How do you change your organizational risk profile by enabling business insights from better software asset management?

The traditional IT outsourcing market is amidst a seismic shift as clients move applications to the cloud, spreading complex workloads across hybrid clouds to multi-cloud, multi-tenant environments, driving the need for robust cloud-enabled Software Asset Management (SAM) services. The panel will discuss the role of Software Asset Management (SAM) as a foundational building block to effectively managing enterprise risk. SAM services enable software license compliance, spend optimization, and deliver technology driven insights that power digital transformation.

The ISACA GWDC is proud to host a panel discussion with our platinum sponsor EY.  Join us for a timely discussion of this important topic.

Who Should Attend?

Technology enablement professionals, IT advisory or audit professionals, Business executives, Cybersecurity professionals, students or professionals interested in learning more about software asset management.


Up to 1 hour of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit can be earned for this event.  See the CPE Information section below for additional information.

Presented by Our Platinum Sponsor, EY

This panel discussion is presented by GWDC Platinum Sponsor, EY.  We are honored to host this event with EY to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about software asset management and risk mitigation.

There is no fee for this event.

Please register by January 17, 2022

Meet the Panelists


Frank Venezia
Managing Director, Americas Managed Services practice, EY
US Leader of EY's Software Asset Management solution

Frank Venezia is a Managing Director in the Americas Managed Services practice of EY and is the US leader of EY’s Software Asset Management solution. He has over 20 years of experience advising businesses and clients on IT infrastructure and SW Asset Management (SAM) solutions. He has experience in SAM/ITAM governance processes and procedures, IT vendor management and contract optimization, SW compliance and verification, SW license optimization and ITAM managed services. His experience spans multiple industries, including Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing and Telecommunications. He is a member of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), and holds the Certified Asset Manager Security Expert (CAMSE) certification. Prior to joining EY, Frank served as a Senior VP at Siwel responsible for Siwel’s Client Executive and Technical Services teams, including their Data Analytics practice, and served as the Subject Matter Advisor for the SAM solution offerings. He was also responsible for Siwel’s Asset Management Center of Excellence, Staffing and Recruiting business unit. He is a regular speaker at IAITAM conferences around the world, most recently the 2020 IAITAM ACE Conference, and publishes thought leadership regularly in the ITAK affiliated with IAITAM.


Meg Williams
Senior Manager Consultant, Americas Managed Services practice, EY

Meg Williams is a Senior Manager Consultant at EY in the Americas Managed Services practice as part of the Software Asset Management solution team. She has over 20 years of experience implementing risk and technology transformation programs for large multi-national organizations. She has developed, tested, and implemented complex technology change processes, coordinating process governance, mapping process changes to business functions and risks, and developing and implementing controls and gap assessments. During her tenure in banking, she managed hundreds of technology vendor and product optimization and rationalization efforts, driving global data quality programs and reconciling investments in IT asset support back to business continuity and resiliency, in support of various global regulatory requirements.Driving regulatory, resiliency and business continuity efforts – from planning to testing to reporting to crisis management, Meg brings a comprehensive risk perspective to her work.


Kapil Umalkar
Senior Manager, Americas Managed Services practice, EY

Kapil is a Senior Manager with EY’s Americas Managed Services practice as part of the Software Asset Management solution team. Kapil joined EY in 2009 and he has worked across sectors to service clients’ SAM needs. His focus is primarily Software Asset Management (SAM) reviews, License compliance reviews, Service Providers License Agreement (SPLA) audits for data centers and SAP license compliance audits, and he is deeply involved with client delivery across SAM engagements. He brings in technical expertise in networking, operating systems, and development of scripts in different programming languages. Kapil is involved in development and testing of the approach for licensing reviews for almost all major software vendors. He specializes in licensing rules, policies, terms and conditions and their application.


Joe Foster
Manager Consultant, EY

Joe Foster is a Manager Consultant at EY based out of Charlotte, NC. She focuses on Software Asset Management (SAM) process integration and holds a CSAM certification. She is experienced at designing, solutioning, and implementing risk management and technology transformation programs for large domestic and global clients at varying stages of technology maturity. She has extensive experience with GSEs, Financial Services firms, and delivering Managed Services programs to clients across sectors and geographies.

Joe has teamed closely with clients to design, test, and deliver complex technology solutions working hand in hand with technical teams ensure knowledge transfer, trust, and effective teaming and collaboration. She has experience managing discovery, solution design, contracting and implementation for several large Managed Services clients, including SAM clients.

Her experience also includes growing EY’s Managed Services offerings to meet clients’ most pressing business needs, with particular focus on SAM, Third Party Risk Management, Testing, and Regulatory Reporting. She worked with offering and technical teams to architect strategies for offering growth, scalability, and client delivery.

Additional Details

Specific Instructions:

  • Group Internet-Based. Zoom link delivered with registration.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app on their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.


Any presentations made available by the presenters will be emailed to the event participants.  


Sponsor this Event:

If your organization is interested in being an event sponsor, please take a look at the five (5) various event sponsorship packages and click this sponsorship link to become a sponsor.


Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.

CPE Information

Earn up to 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey:

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present the full day and respond to polling questions to receive full CPE credit.


CPE-Related Details:

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: None
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology - Technical

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