Conference Breakout Sessions

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Best Practices Track

The competitive advantage of a well-armed workforce can be quickly eroded by process inefficiencies, antiquated practices and out of control costs. The first step in sustaining a competitive advantage is to achieve best-in-class management status. To do that you need to understand where you are today and plan for where you need to be in the long term. It’s time to reduce operational risks and refine your overall management practices. Attendees will walk away with key strategies to improve the overall management and value of your TEM project.

Challenges in Deploying and Managing a Truly Global TEM Environment –  When it comes to global TEM it’s mandatory that organizations understand the regional variances and demands of both the telecom carriers and your workforce. This session will cover the challenges and specific regional issues such as Europe’s high regulation, low roaming charges, and self-sufficient workforce, APAC’s demands for the latest mobile technology, and offer examples of how Tangoe has addressed for customers.

Global Logistics – In today’s mobile-first world, logistics plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of business operations. However, growing consumer demands, complex business models, and changing regulations are just some of the top factors that pose a challenge in streamlining mobile logistics management globally. Learn how to assess where your business strengths and weaknesses fall. This session will touch on how you need to build a holistic global strategy that encompasses cost management, risk mitigation, productivity enhancement, innovation, and enablement…all while staying fluid and flexible in a constantly changing environment.

Expense Management Beyond Traditional Telecom (CLOUD) There is a constant battle to find solutions which meet the time to market, productivity, cost, control and security requirements of the modern enterprise. Through planning and careful utilization of the cloud, your enterprise can enable a better customer and employee experience while fulfilling the needs for cost effective, secure enterprise solutions. Come join us to discuss how organizations like yours are utilizing cloud solutions to transform their businesses in a safe and cost effective way. Learn about other categories like cloud, etc.

Lewis Hill/Informa: Case Study How UK based Informa found $500K in savings (50%) through an optimization, benchmarking and contract negotiation excercise.

Future Dial Sponser Session (Mobile Security, BYOD,) The importance of device data clearing in the enterprise. – Future Dial In this session, FutureDial VP of Sales & Business Development, will speak to companies that need to protect the data on their employees’ devices and offer tips on how to implement protective apps and delete unnecessary ones in mass amounts across the entire company. Attendees will leave with a better understanding on how to quickly and seamlessly implement all company device security measures, as well as how to thoroughly clear any previously used devices, making sure they’re secure before giving them to any new team members.

Idea Exchange: Managing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS Expenses –  Meet with your peers for a round table discussion around how cloud is being used within your business and how your business is managing the expenses associated with cloud use.

Integration Ecosystem Roundtable –  Tangoe strives to maintain a solid and adaptable foundation allowing our clients’ technology experience to evolve and grow, and we need your help to do it! In today’s environment, the comprehensive, fluid integration of essential data systems is critical to protecting current and future technology investments, increasing operational efficiency, and improving visibility. Tangoe’s technology has been designed with powerful, adaptive, and flexible integration capabilities, which enhance and enrich existing and future data (while providing a way to view and analyze it more efficiently). Please join us for a roundtable discussion and let your integrations needs be heard!

Best Practices for Optimizing AWS and Azure Spend  As enterprises deploy AWS and Azure services rapidly within their organizations they are quickly realizing the complexity and size of that spend is growing exponentially and is current lacking in expense management discipline. In this session we will explain how this spend can be integrated into Tangoe’s expense management solutions and share best practices on how to procure, capture, tag and allocate this spend within the enterprise. In addition, we will share tips and recommendations for optimizing AWS and Azure spend and explain the various pricing and consumption models available. Several case studies will also be discussed.

SDWAN: Sorting through the vendor solutions –  Many of our enterprise customers are struggling to understand the various SDWAN solutions from both traditional and non-traditional network suppliers. Through working with our customers and being briefed by the providers on their strategies and pricing, Tangoe is uniquely positioned to share these insights. In this session, we will share our perspective on the various SDWAN offers but the key carriers and software providers. In addition, we will share best practice on sourcing SDWAN services, developing a low risk migration plan and ensuring the economic and performance benefits of SDWAN are realized.

NEW – Mobile Sourcing Strategies  While enterprises continue to evaluate and implement new technologies and transform their business, there are still critical service provider contracts that need to managed and optimized. In this session, Tangoe’s Advisory Services Team will share current best practice in negotiating mobile contracts. We will share current benchmark data, optimal terms, and conditions, what the vendors are up to from a pricing perspective and how to minimize commitments and risk while your enterprise migrates to new technologies for mobile services.

Best Practice Management Cloud Expense Management: Case Study: Chris Molnar, Cindy Becker, Comcast: Learn how Tangoe teamed up with Comcast to take a deeper dive into some of the SaaS solutions Comcast was using in their business and identified opportunities to optimize their usage and expenses associated.

Best Practice Management Vendor Relationships Best Practices: How to maintain a Win/ Win when it’s feels more like a Love / Hate Relationship; presented by Denise Booms-Pepin, CEO, CBI Telecom: Vendor relationships -we’ve had the best of times, we’ve had the worst of times!  In this session learn tips and strategy to ensue a long term win/win with your vendors. How to mentor, train and guide your account teams to superstar status!

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Inventory Management Track

This track was designed to cover inventory management practices ranging from a solid and accurate inventory foundation to procurement, provisioning, ongoing management and tracking to disposal of your IT services and assets. Tangoe will facilitate a discussion of the varying levels of inventory establishment, implementation and ongoing management. Attendees will also walk away with a better understanding of how you can improve end user experiences while also protecting your assets.

Enterprise Inventory and Asset Management – A Solid Foundation is the Key!  Learn why a solid inventory foundation is a necessity and how to ensure the greatest ROI is obtained when it comes to the inventory of all your telecom assets and services. Contemplating a management or innovation project that may have an impact on your network? Performing migrations of core applications to the Cloud or transformation of the network to newer technology? Or have you acquired other companies or sold or divested business units or subsidiaries? Discover why it’s imperative to have a Verified Inventory Service performed.

The Importance of Change Management When It Comes to Inventory Asset Management –  Given the constant change in both your fixed and mobility environments, maintaining database integrity can be challenging. Learn how to overcome these obstacles.

Get a Grip On Global Centralized Inventory Management – Because large, geographically diverse organizaions maintain an inventory of their telecom assets, it’s vital to their overall financial health to perform telecom inventory asset tracking. Managing your telecom assets is complex, and without the proper process in place, it can all fall apart. This session will discuss the benefits of centralized global inventory management and how to expand your programs globally. We will cover centralized views into your environment, centralized developed and enforced policies, and how to gain buy in from each region.

Clover Wireless – Sponsor Session Challenges Facing True Mobile Lifecycle Management – Nick Seger, Clover Wireless and Ron Coleman, Tangoe This session will help you identify the key challenges enterprise clients face when it comes to mobile lifecycle management and offer guidance in closing the loop to ensure the devices are properly data wiped, disposed in an eco-friendly matter in the simplest way possible.

Expense Management Track

When it comes to managing your expenses to maintain control, it still comes down to the age old struggle of understanding what you own, why you own it, and who is accountable for it. This is further complicated as shadow IT becomes a bigger concern and consumption based services continue to grow. This track was developed for attendees who are feeling the pressure of the current economic climate and have been forced to squeeze every dime out of their revenue stream and decrease organizational expenses. Tangoe and leading fellow subject matter experts will share best practices and insider tips to expose frequently overlooked expenses, leaks and potential bill shock threats.

Turn Back Time with Audits and Optimizations –  You may have forgotten; the audit and optimization of telecom expenses is still essential to the identification and recovery of billing errors and opportunities to optimize costs. A collaborative approach, highly refined procedures, and automation are required to secure optimal results. If audit and optimization seem like non-issues, that’s because the people behind the scenes are doing their jobs. If you’re not saving, then, maybe they’re not. Refocus on the importance of audit and optimization while taking note of the impact overlooking this key area could have on your business.

Budgeting and Forecast for Technology Trends –  Forewarned is forearmed, especially when it comes to trying to predict what your fixed and mobile telecom expenses will be next year. This session will focus on how you can leverage usage and consumption trends to create accurate budgets. It will also include information about changes in rate plans and expectations for the coming year. Find out what you can expect to see relative to mobile and fixed expenses during the remainder of 2018 and 2019.

SD WAN: Not “If” but “When” and “How” –  As enterprises continue to deploy cloud based applications and infrastructure the traditional data network is no longer positioned to support these new requirements in a cost effective way. As many SDWAN services are subscription based, vendor agnostic and both bandwidth and procurement can be done in “real time” enterprises need to adopt their lifecycle expense management processes to these new solutions. This session will discuss best practices for preparing your organization for this shift from both a technology and expense management perspective. Tangoe will also present case studies from early adopters who have minimized their MPLS and traditional network costs by adopting SDWAN.

Getting your LOB’s aligned with a centralized IOT expense management strategy – As enterprises have more or less settled on a mobile device policy and strategy aligned with their business requirements, the next big challenge is how to manage IOT as it proliferates through the organization. In speaking with our customers, it is clear that the LOB’s are making decision and purchases for imbedded IOT services for both internal and customer use with little oversight or management from central procurement and IT. Tangoe believes that this is a missed opportunity for many enterprises. Bringing these IOT deployments under a central management and procurement umbrella will help ensure that these services are managed, optimized and procured in the most efficient manner.

Budgeting and Forecast for Technology Trends –  Forewarned is forearmed, especially when it comes to trying to predict what your fixed and mobile telecom expenses will be next year. This session will focus on how you can leverage usage and consumption trends to create accurate budgets. It will also include information about changes in rate plans and expectations for the coming year. Find out what you can expect to see relative to mobile and fixed expenses during the remainder of 2018 and 2019.

Usage Management Track

The Usage Management track was designed to provide you with visibility and control over how assets and services are being used through a combination of real-time and historical usage tracking as well as corporate compliance and security policy enforcement. While attendees may think of usage in terms of mobility, this track will push outside of the box to cover both Mobile and Fixed usage. Attendees will walk away with key techniques to reduce usage costs and risks while increasing corporate governance.

The Convergence of Usage Management and IoT –  The IoT market is estimated to reach $1.8T by 2026, and it’s already affecting your role whether you’re aware of it or not. Don’t get blindsided; find out just how all these new devices relate to total enterprise usage management.

The Skinny on SD-WAN – MetTel You’ve heard about, you’ve googled it, and your peers claim to be using it. SD-WAN offers promises of increased bandwidth, centralized management, in-depth analytics, and highly secured access to the network no matter where you’re doing business. An SD-WAN solution can be a big help, but SD-WAN offerings are not the same for every company. This session will help you understand whether it is right for your organization and how it might help reduce data consumption across your enterprise.

Fixed and Mobile Sourcing Strategies –  While enterprises continue to evaluate and implement new technologies and transform their business, there are still critical service provider contracts that need to managed and optimized. In this session, Tangoe’s Advisory Services Team will share current best practice in negotiating fixed and mobile contracts. We will share current benchmark data, optimal terms and conditions, what the vendors are up to from a pricing perspective and how to minimize commitments and risk while your enterprise migrates to new cloud and network technologies for both fixed and mobile services.

The Great Divide: Splitting Mobile Usage Costs Between Employee and Employer – Split-billing allows splitting personal and professional usage for voice, text and data services. The most compelling strategic benefit of BYOD (and a split-billing solution that enables it), is that it provides a means to extend mobile computing to everyone in the enterprise, cost-effectively. This session will help attendees address the tough questions around usage and the growing trend of split-billing, including: What kind of usage is actually being funding with our CL wireless contracts? • Is the hassle worth the cost? • What are the corporate Wi-Fi implications of expanding data consumption?

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Solutions Lab

One of the most popular aspects of Tangoe’s client conference, the Solutions Lab features Tangoe’s Technology and Solutions, Talk with Tangoe (SME sessions), and Key Partners.
One of the most popular aspects of Tangoe’s client conference, the Solutions Lab features Tangoe’s Technology and Solutions, Talk with Tangoe (SME sessions), and Key Partners. Technology and Solutions: Visit the lab to spend time with Tangoe’s Product Managers and Solutions Architects where you’ll view the latest technology solutions and services. As you take in live demonstrations and get your questions about the product roadmap answered, you’ll also receive hands-on access to the latest features and functionality.Talk With Tangoe:Talk with Tangoe is back this year, bringing experts from across the country together to provide key insights into the topics our user communities care about the most.Partners:Tangoe’s key sponsors will be featured in the Solutions Lab and we hope you you’ll give special consideration to these companies while selecting IT management solutions. Special thanks to these sponsors for helping to make Tangoe LIVE possible.