Flexera CEO Jim Ryan to Discuss Software Asset Management & Dysfunctional Software Supply Chain at Microsoft Inspire

Flexera CEO, Jim Ryan, will be a featured speaker at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual partner event.  Ryan will discuss the dysfunctional software supply chain, and how Flexera is restoring trust and transparency by reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured.

“The software supply chain is fundamentally dysfunctional.  Software buyers simply have no easy way to understand how much software they need, how much they’re using, whether they’re in compliance with their contracts, and how much they owe their vendors.  This creates tremendous risk and waste that wouldn’t be acceptable in any other industry,” said Ryan.  “But in the software industry, it’s commonplace.  Dysfunction generates distrust and animosity between companies and their software vendors.  It’s not healthy, and it doesn’t have to be that way.”

Ryan is co-presenting at a session called “SAM Done Right is a Strategic Advantage,” being held on Wednesday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 204BC/WEWCC, Level 200, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.  He will discuss the software supply chain’s current dysfunctional state, and steps Flexera is taking to restore trust and transparency.

Ryan’s presentation will offer a more strategic vision of SAM, and how Flexera uniquely works with both the software suppliers and software buyers to bridge the gulf that often divides them.  “By providing a universal ‘meter’ that makes it easy for both software vendors and their customers to see what’s been purchased, what’s been used and what is owed, we can help them move beyond divisive topics like software compliance, software audits and true-ups,” said Ryan.  “Our vision is to provide trust and transparency needed in the supply chain so they can instead focus their relationship on value – like ‘How can we leverage our SAM efforts to protect our company from software vulnerability security risks.’”