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Event Review, itSMF India Annual Conference, Bangalore

itSMF India held their 2nd annual conference at the Vivanta Hotel in Bangalore on the 5th November. My quick video review is below. Some thought provoking presentations, interactive panel sessions and great simulation exercise to finish the day. Congratulations to Suresh GP and the itSMF India team for an excellent conference and thanks for inviting us. Unashamed commercial plug: Suresh GP (Our courteous... 

ITSM14 Preview: Patricia Speltincx with “The 7 Building Blocks for ITSM Success”

In the run up this year’s itSMF UK conference ITSM14, I chatted with Patricia Speltincx about her upcoming session entitled “The seven building blocks for IT Service Management success”. Q.  Hi Patricia, can you give a quick intro to your session at ITSM14? In my presentation, I will challenge the classical ITSM implementation approach and propose a different paradigm based on 7 building blocks,... 

Live from LEADit, Conference Review

Meeting April Allen (@knowledgebird) at LEADit – the itSMFA conference DAY ONE I’m at the itSMF Australia LEADit conference in Melbourne. It started with a buzz of excitement with a healthy turnout of 674 expected during the 3 days. The opening ceremony from itSMFA Chair Kathryn Heaton and Australian politician Gordon Rich-Phillips were very positive about the state of ITSM in Australia and... 

New CEO of itSMF UK says, “ITSM needs to broaden its outlook”

“…ITSM does need to broaden its outlook. ITSM needs to adapt to manage today’s more complex environment and wider developments – for instance, issues like cloud computing, social media, BYOD, big data and the huge growth of mobile. If it doesn’t, ITSM may possibly run the risk of withering into an outdated set of processes. “ I recently chatted to the new CEO of itSMF UK, Mike... 

itSMF networking meeting, York, UK

Free Networking Event – Open to non-members itSMF UK are holding a free networking event in the Biltmore Bar and Grill in Swinegate, York, from 6-8pm on Wednesday 14th May. This event is for anyone in York and surrounding areas who works in IT service management (ITSM). It provides an opportunity to meet with fellow professionals and to learn and share how to best apply techniques from ITIL... 

Ashley Hanna

Ashley Hanna 18.03.1960 – 25.11.2013 Ashley Hanna passed away on 25th November after a long struggle with cancer. Ashley was a source of inspiration for many in the IT service management industry and has been my personal friend and mentor for many years. I first met Ashley in 1997. At the time I worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and I was attending a Compaq high availability training... 

itSMF UK: The Big 4 Agenda

itSMF UK recently announced it’s new initiative for 2014 entitled “The Big 4 Agenda”, and in this video Ben Clacy, CEO of itSMF UK provides an overview of what this new intiative is and how you can get involved. Ben also explains the role that the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition has to play in helping determine the four key topics that will drive itSMF UK’s agenda in 2014. Everyone... 

itSMF UK seeks new leadership

Ben Clacy leaves itSMF UK on the 15th November after three years as Chief Executive. itSMF UK have begun their search for a new CEO after it was announced that Ben Clacy is to leave the organization after the annual conference in November. Ben first joined the non-profit organization in 2006 in a business development role and has served 3 years as Chief Executive. Ben is leaving the IT sector to lead... 

2nd Birthday

The terrible two’s? (Categorized by temper tantrums, saying “No” to everything, or refusing to do as they are told) We’ve been so busy here at The ITSM Review we missed our own 2nd Birthday, Whoops! Our very first article hit the interwebs on 3rd August 2011. Some 200 articles later, we have 24,000 visits a month (August 2013) from all over the globe. A sincere thank you to all the... 

itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition 2013

Last year’s conference We are excited to announce that we will be the Headline Media Partner for this years itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition 2013 (ITSM13)! This news is not only exciting for us, but also potentially for you, as we will soon be launching a competition to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win a free ticket (networking, awards dinner and all) courtesy of our partnership... 

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