Analyst Profile

Jaswant Kalay

Jaswant Kalay

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner ,  15 years industry experience
United Kingdom


Roles and Responsibilities

Jas Kalay is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's IT Procurement, Asset and Vendor Management team, focusing on supporting clients in maturing their IT procurement, asset and vendor management disciplines. Mr. Kalay focuses on conducting research on IT procurement, IT asset management and SAM tooling best practices, as well as software and SaaS negotiation tactics. Mr. Kalay's coverage includes software license commercial terms & conditions contract review (any vendor that is not a specified vendor), SaaS license commercial terms & conditions contract review (any vendor that is not a specified vendor), software license maintenance renewal optimization, IT procurement negotiations, software RFI, RFQ and RFP Development and Review, IT procurement organization and operations, IT procurement practices, processes and metrics, IT procurement transformation, IT procurement strategy, IT procurement governance, IT procurement policies, SAM Strategy, SAM tooling and SAM Policy and Processes.

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner Mr. Kalay worked for large multinational organizations, gaining extensive experience in IT sourcing and procurement, software asset management and IT asset management, where he led the creation of IT procurement and software asset management programs.

Professional Background

Informa , Procurement and Software Asset Manager, 2 years
Reckitt Benckiser , Global Procurement and Software Asset Manager , 2 years
Trainline, Senior Procurement Manager , 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

BCS Software Asset Management Essentials
ITIL Foundation v3
ITIL Operational Support and Analysis v3
ITIL Planning Protection and Optimization v3
ITIL Release, Control and Validation v3

Education

BA (Hons) Business and Information Systems, Nottingham Trent University

Languages

English
Indian - Punjabi

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