Simon Bolton

Director – Software Asset Management and License Management

KPMG in the UK

Simon is a Director with KPMG in the UK and has worked across industries and geographies, leading projects and teams in the UK and EMEA.

Simon is Director of KPMG UK’s Software Asset Management Services (SAM), part of our Contract Compliance team. He has more than 10 years experience in software licencing and software asset management. Simon helps clients reduce their costs, and associated risks of managing software in large and complex IT environments.

Simon has worked across industries and geographies, having led projects and project teams in the UK and EMEA. Key client projects include, but are not limited to: maturity & capability assessments, SAM tool implementation & configuration (with focus on Flexera products), enabling cloud & digital transformations; and reviews of outsourcing arrangements.

In addition, Simon runs a global project management office dedicated to research and development of audit methodologies and tools for the delivery of software licencing projects.

  • Enterprise asset management
  • Operating Effectiveness
  • Productivity improvements
  • BA English and History – Southampton University

  • MA Contextual Representation – York University

  • Member of the ISO 19770 Committee, responsible for IT Asset Management (ITAM) standards.