Analyst Profile

Ben Jepson

Ben Jepson

Principal Research Analyst

5 years at Gartner ,  11 years industry experience
United Kingdom


Roles and Responsibilities

Ben Jepson is a Principal Research Analyst in Gartner, where he is part of the IT Sourcing and Vendor Management Leaders worldwide team. His research efforts are focused on Microsoft Licensing/contract negotiation, Microsoft SAM engagement and Audit best practices.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Asset Management

Background

Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Jepson worked mainly on Microsoft compliance reviews for clients, reconciling inventory data (what software they had installed on what devices) against license entitlement. He delivered reports detailing their current license position, offering advice on how to cost-effectively mitigate any risk and recommending the best license models to adopt and best practices going forward to help them stay in control of their software licenses.

Professional Background

Insight, Account Manager, 2 years
Kelway SAM Practice, Software Asset Management Consultant, 2 years
Microsoft, Licensing and Software Asset Management, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Large Org Microsoft Licensing MCP
Microsoft Business Value Planning Services (BVPS) MCP
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP):
Small/Medium Org Microsoft Licensing MCP
Software Asset Management Microsoft MCP

Education

B.S., with honors, Sports Management, 2:1 (Upper Second Class Degree), Bournemouth University

Languages

English