HDI Information Technology Conference 2019

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Session 206: ITIL 4: What's It All About?


Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30 AM

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Join John Custy and Donna Knapp for a highly interactive introduction to ITIL 4. Learn how the 4 Dimensions of Service Management, the service value system, and the service value chain can improve the value and the management of your IT services. Learn how ITIL 4's Guiding Principles can assist you on your continual improvement journey and why the focus of ITIL 4 has matured to emphasize practices, not just processes. We'll also explore the change in the service desk role, from a function in ITIL 3 to a service management practice in in ITIL 4. If your organization is leveraging Agile, Lean, or DevOps practices, you will appreciate how ITIL 4 has progressed to better integrate with these practices.

John Custy

Managing Consultant
JPC Group

John Custy is a services management authority with extensive experience helping organizations improve their services delivery, become more strategic, and increase value. He is an internationally known speaker and educator who challenges us to think differently. John received his MA from Boston University and his BS from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. In addition, he has earned his ITIL Manager, ITIL Expert, ISO 20000 Consultant, KCS Consultant, and Kepner-Tregoe (KT) certifications. He's also a member of the HDI Faculty and the HDI International Certification Standards Committee. John Custy is the 2015 recipient of the Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award and was also recognized as an IT Industry Legend by Cherwell Software.


Donna Knapp

Curriculum Development Manager
ITSM Academy

Donna Knapp has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry and is currently ITSM Academy's curriculum development manager. Donna's years of practical experience and love of learning show in her engaging and informative speaking style and many certifications, including ITIL Expert, Certified Process Design Engineer, DevOps Foundation, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Service Manager, Certified Agile Process Owner and VeriSM Foundation. Donna is the author of The ITSM Process Design Guide: Developing, Reengineering, and Improving IT Service Management, as well as two college textbooks, A Guide to Service Desk Concepts, Fourth Edition and A Guide to Customer Service Skills for Service Desk Professionals, Fourth Edition. Donna is also on the DevOps Institute's Board of Regents.