Aadil Nanji is a Director Research Analyst in Gartners IT Sourcing Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders Worldwide team. Mr. Nanji provides expertise to clients in the areas of Microsoft software contract reviews, pricing proposals and negotiation strategies to assist commercial, education and public sector clients in optimizing their licensing position, helping reduce costs and mitigate risks. His coverage includes licensing model comparisons, on-premises and online services such as Office 365 suites, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Azure service negotiations as well as Microsoft Premier/Unified Support agreements, and Microsoft SAM engagement/audit best practices.
Before joining Gartner, Aadil had been with Info-Tech Research Group for over 9 years, where as a Director of Software Licensing, Contract Review, Vendor Management, he conducted research and analysis on software licensing contracts with a focus on Microsoft. He also advised C-level executives and their organizations on optimizing enterprise software licensing contracts, published research on licensing and compliance and presented Microsoft licensing sessions at world leading industry conferences.
Info-Tech Research Group
IT Contracts Negotiations
IT Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Operating Model
Honors Business Administration - Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
1Negotiating and Optimizing Cost for Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreements and Programs
2Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) Updates/Negotiation
3Microsoft Licensing and Cloud Subscription Trends
4Microsoft Premier and Unified Support agreements
5Microsoft Audit and Software Asset Management (SAM) Engagement Best Practices