Upland Software
Vision Wireless

About the Event

Amalgam Insights TEM Expo 2020: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - The Final Event!

Our Goal: Help Our Attendees to Collectively Save a Billion Dollars in IT Spend Over the Rest of 2020

Are you and your cross-functional finance, IT, operations, procurement, and legal team trying to cut $100,000 or more in IT costs over the rest of 2020?

Working to cut costs in new spend areas, including cloud, SaaS apps, & enterprise mobility?

Want to avoid the biggest mistakes made in the 2000 and 2008 recessions?

If this describes your situation, we at Amalgam Insights are creating a free virtual event for you to learn, network, and act quickly.

Amalgam Insights is excited to announce TEM Expo 2020: our one-day virtual event on Technology Expense Management on July 14, 2020! TEM Expo will give you strategic perspective on managing IT in these chaotic times, practical tips for cutting IT spend in a remote work world, managing your organization’s technology portfolio, and opportunities to network with your peers.

We are interested in your opinion on what we should cover and provide to you for this event. Please take our short 7 question survey on the topics, networking, & SWAG you want for this event. We are building this event for you!

One more thing: for each attendee, we will be donating $10 to Feeding America. The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. And we will raise this amount by $10 per attendee for each sponsor that comes on board.

This event is built around the new reality for IT. In the Time of Corona, IT now has three core concerns:

Cash Management

Find cash throughout the rest of 2020. You don't have years, or even months. You have weeks to act.

Remote Worker Management

The percentage of full-time work from home employees has increased from 5% of the workforce in 2019 to over 40% as of April 2020. March and April were about survival and now there is a massive pile of new & reallocated accounts, devices, and services to rationalize. It's time to clean up the mess.

Govern Business Assets

Tech needs to be governed properly to protect the business. Zoombombing, phishing new accounts, & accessing poorly managed tech inventory are big problems. IT needs to protect & govern our key assets.


Hyoun Park

Founder and CEO
Amalgam Insights

Corey Quinn

Chief Cloud Economist
The Duckbill Group

Bruce Buffer

Bruce Buffer

Professional Ring Announcer

Jim Le

Vice President of Product Management

Joe Basili

Managing Director
Enterprise Technology Management Association

Robert Bracco

Director Product Marketing
Upland Software

Neil Buckley

Managing Director
Apex Business Intelligence

Tony Cabral

Card Cheating For Entertainment Purposes ONLY

Philippe Ducas

General Manager, Project and Financial Management
Upland Software

Larry Foster

ETMA Hall of Fame Member

Shane Hansen

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Lee Harris

Audit the Cloud

Melissa Homer

Chief Cleaning Officer

Ginger Huddle

Vice President-Sales
Vision Wireless

Malcolm Montanaro

AVP, TEM Service Manager EMEAPAC

Denise Munro

Principal Consultant

Andi Pringle


Dana Risley

Senior Account Executive
Upland Software

David Schofield

Network Sourcing Advisors

Lukas Smith

Software Developer, Platform Gardener

Tim Stocks

VP of Marketing

Jennifer Warren

Vice President-Sales
Vision Wireless

Wayne W. Webers

Founding Partner
Network Sourcing Advisors

Billie the Platypus

SVP of Corporate Communications
The Duckbill Group

TEM Expo Agenda

All Times Pacific

8:00 AM

Opening Keynote - The Future of Technology Expense Management in a COVID World

Hyoun Park (Amalgam Insights)

8:30 AM

International TEM: A Global Perspective

Joe Basili (ETMA), Neil Buckley (Apex Business Intelligence), Malcolm Montanaro (Barclays)

9:00 AM

All SaaS Purchase Requests Approved: How to Do SaaS in a Self-Managed Agile Operation

Lukas Smith (Liip)

The Trouble with TEM

Wayne W. Webers (Network Sourcing Advisors)

9:30 AM

The Art of Inventories

Andi Pringle (TEMGirl)

Maximizing Wired and Wireless Negotiations

David Schofield (Network Sourcing Advisors)

10:00 AM

Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges: Why They Can Increase Your Bills By 35% or More

Denise Munro, CRG

10:30 AM

Cloud Savings Cost Management: Finding Savings When There is No Wire to Trace

Robert Lee Harris (Audit the Cloud)

11:00 AM:

IT Financial Management and Telecom Expense Management

Robert Bracco (Upland Software), Dana Risley (Upland Software)

11:30 AM:

How to Effortlessly Process Invoices and Get Cash Back

Tim Stocks (MobiChord)

12:00 PM:

The CFO's Perspective: Using Cash Management for Post-COVID Competitive Advantage

Shane Hansen (Planful)

12:30 PM:

Explaining the Value of TEM

Larry Foster (ETMA Hall of Famer)

1:00 PM

Truths Your Cloud Provider Should Tell You But Won't

Corey Quinn (The Duckbill Group)

1:30 PM

Executive Panel - State of the TEM Market

Jim Le (MobiChord), Philippe Ducas (Upland Software), Ginger Huddle (Vision Wireless), Jennifer Warren (Vision Wireless)

2:00 PM

Closing Statements, Charity Results, and Next Steps

Hyoun Park (Amalgam Insights)

TEM Expo 2020 Pre-Event Webinars

If you need to get started now and can’t wait for the event, we are holding a series of BrightTALK webinars to preview each key topic of Technology Expense Management. All webinars will be held at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific. To sign up for a webinar, click on the title and register for the specific webinar on BrightTalk.

Frequently Asked Questions

TEMExpo is an online conference focused on managing IT spend, inventory, and contracts. It will take place on July 14, 2020 at https://temexpo.vfairs.com
You should attend TEM Expo if:
  • You are in IT, finance, accounting, procurement, or operations, and you work with IT bills, contracts, or budgets
  • Your company is trying to cut $100,000 or more from IT costs across the remainder of 2020.
  • Your company has made significant changes to network, telecom, enterprise mobility, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), or public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) since the beginning of 2020.
  • You need to take action in the next 60-90 days.
Three great reasons to attend TEM Expo:
  1. Education. We want to enable attendees to take action in the next 60-90 days, by providing directly actionable recommendations.
  2. Networking. Meet other colleagues in similar situations to trade tips and tactics.
  3. Fun! TEM Expo will include giveaways and intriguing cameos.
If you directly manage IT bills, contracts, or budgets for an end-user organization, please visit the registration page to register for TEM Expo.
If you work for a technology expense management vendor or service provider, please contact sales@amalgaminsights.com to discuss sponsorship options to attend.
If you are a telecom expense, FinOps, or SaaS management professional interested in speaking to your peers at TEMExpo, we look forward to hearing from you! Please submit your proposal by filling out the form.
The TEM Expo Code of Conduct is available below.
Please contact temexpo@amalgaminsights.com with any additional questions you may have.

TEM Expo Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not create a sexualized environment. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.