Monday, 20 April 2015

ITSM Conferences - Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, To what ITSM Conference should I go?

Do you find yourself asking the question, “What Service Management conference should I attend at this year?”

This will likely depend on budget and ensuring that the conference you attend has value add to account for budget as well as the time you are away

For me the challenge has been in the grand scope what events are available for me to attend that I may not even realize existed in addition to the ones I know. There are a few highly marketed conferences that we have come to know and love from the ITSM space such as those from HDI, Pink, ITSMF, and of course the ITSM tool vendors just to touch the tip of the iceberg. But unless you are a constant on the conference circuit and know what each of the events offer and when they are scheduled it may be a little more difficult to navigate the sea of choices. Is there a place to see all that there is to choose from with regards to the service management space so that you can make an informed choice on what conference(s) you can attend in the upcoming calendar year. Surely everyone would love to go to Vegas but are there more regional events that we are not aware of? Whether they are physical or virtual online events.

Are these lesser known events looking for volunteers or attendees and are not hitting the target audiences? Would a conference repository help them to promote to those that might not attend otherwise. Remember it’s not always about ITSM specifically. It could apply to Governance, Risk, BRM, Cyber Resilience, Training or even other activities which are driven by IT which impact your business goals.

If you are aware of any of these repositories in part or in whole please feel free to send me a link at +RyanOgilvie on twitter at @ryanrogilvie or on Linkedin

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