Linda M. Cole is Business Solutions Consultant for Open iT, Inc. She has been in the IT industry for over 30 years in many capacities including Key Accounts Director, General Manager, Branch Manager and others giving her P&L responsibility and experience with challenges across many departments that her clients may face. Her industry experience also includes virtualization, cloud adoption and IT infrastructure management. Linda has been consulting clients for the past 5 years at Open iT on the benefits of software usage metering and how to utilize the various data points to optimize licensing. This strategy not only saves her clients millions of dollars on software licensing, but she also employs her business management experience from various organizations to advise clients on how to utilize process, workflow and technology to solve business problems in a cost-effective way. Linda is a high-energy seasoned speaker and keeps her talks interactive with the audience.