Chris Nielsen


Chris has over 14 years of experience implementing viable Software Asset Management (SAM), and software license compliance programs.

As a SAM/ITAM practitioner, Chris has supported many large, complex organizations avoid millions of dollars in software spend through managing their software investments by implementing the people, policies, processes, and technology necessary to operate sustainable solutions for IT asset management. He has also helped organizations maximize their negotiation leverage with software publishers as well as mitigate risk across the enterprise buy implementing sound ITAM policies.

Companies specifically value his experience with SAM tooling & optimization, software audit defense & negotiation, optimizing software procurement, monitoring, and reconciliation processes. Furthermore, he has conducted many SAM tool requirements analyses, configured and tuned SAM tools for more accurate and useful discovery and reporting, as well as improve software licensing, deployment discovery, and deployment-entitlement reconciliations.