David Bicket

doing business as m-Assure


David has worked in the IT industry for over 40 years. David was the Convener of the ISO working group responsible for IT Asset Management ('ITAM') and Software Asset Management ('SAM') standards (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG21 or 'WG21') from 2007 through June 2014, and continues to be active in WG21.  He was a co-editor of the third edition of ISO 19770-1 IT Asset Management Requirements, published by ISO in December 2017.  He also co-authored the second edition of the ITIL SAM/ITAM Guide, published in January 2018.  Earlier, he developed a guide for license management in outsourcing; and has been involved in developing assurance programs for Cloud Service Providers.  He has worked extensively for more than a decade in audits of IT resellers, partners and users for major software publishers.  He has lived and worked mostly in Western Europe, but also in the US, Mexico, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.  He currently lives in Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.

David has been given lifetime achievement awards by ITAMOrg and by the ITAM Review.


David is past retirement age, but is still highly involved in voluntary standards work.  While working full time, he worked for two decades for several major accounting firms around the world, finishing as a director for Deloitte, and prior to that working for KPMG, PW, and Arthur Andersen.  He previously held IT-related positions within the banking, IT and chemical industries and in governmental IT audit.  He has held qualifications as a CPA, CISA, and ACIB.


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