Understanding Software Licensing Today


Monday, 7 March, 2022

Data Summit 2022

Wednesday, May 18: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 a.m.

Licensing has always been tricky but the rise of trolling has created many new things to guard against.

Beware Software License Trolls, the new danger

Any organization that has gone through a vendor software licensing audit knows firsthand how expensive and draining a process can be for an organization. No one disputes that companies like Oracle, Microsoft, or IBM have a right to be fairly compensated for the use of their software. The same safeguards these organizations put in place to protect their intellectual property can easily be distorted by a software troll against an unsuspecting company to extort millions of dollars. Learn about software license trolls and simple steps to take to ensure your organization is not their next victim.


Michael Corey, Chief Operating Officer, LicenseFortress, Inc

Don Sullivan, Sr Product Line Marketing Manager & Chief of Staff for BCA, CIBG, VMware