Analyst Profile

Lori Samolsky

Lori Samolsky

Research VP

6 years at Gartner ,  18 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Lori Samolsky provides expertise to clients in the areas of software licensing, pricing and contract negotiation strategies for SAP and Oracle to help achieve best-in-class, sustainable and flexible deals. She also provides expertise in general software asset management - best-practice processes that enable clients to strategically track, manage and oversee financial, physical, licensing and contractual aspects of software IT assets through their life cycle, with a focus on midrange applications versus desktops.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Asset Management


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Samolsky was responsible for the global procurement strategy, contract management, vendor strategy, vendor management and life cycle of the midrange application space in a large consumer goods manufacturing company.

Professional Background

Haagen-Dazs, Procurement Manager, 9 years
Mars, Global Software Asset Management/Global Procurement Manager Applications, 21 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Research Award - Facilitation Excellence, 2014 and 2015
Gartner Research Award - Inquiry Excellence, 2014, 2015 and 2016


B.S., Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey