Author Profile

Jaswant Kalay

Jaswant Kalay

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner,  18 years' experience

Location:  United Kingdom  |  Language(s):  English, Indian - Punjabi

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.


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


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

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