Gartner Expert

Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi

Sr Director Analyst

Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi is a Senior Director in Gartner's Applications Group. In college she studied AI and did her master's thesis in AI. At Gartner, she specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT and contract life cycle management technologies. She gives advice to providers and end user clients on topics such as AI use cases including contract analytics, general AI trends and business opportunities, key business issues, and best practices to overcome AI barriers and how to move projects from POCs to scale.

Previous experience

Ms. Alaybeyi has more than 20 years of experience, both as a manager/leader and an individual contributor, in product management, software development, applications and field engineering support. She joined Gartner after working for Real Time Innovations (RTI) as a senior manager. At RTI, she was responsible for managing software developers and product managers, defining product features, maintaining roadmaps, researching target markets and establishing competitive analysis, as well as contributing to technical alliance and strategic partner management. Prior to joining RTI, Ms. Alaybeyi worked as a manager and lead at Echelon's IoT business unit, where she supported LonWorks IoT products. Before Echelon, she worked as a manager and/or individual contributor at Maillshell Inc., Kuokoa Networks Inc. and Edify Corporation.

Professional background

Real Time Innovations

Senior Manager


Team Manager

Software Development Positions at Varied Companies

Senior Manager

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Data and Analytics Leaders

Software Engineering Technologies

Artificial Intelligence

Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Applications


M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Why Use Machine Learning? What Value Does It Add? AI Capabilities Framework

2How Does Machine Learning Work?

3Contract Lifecycle Management

4AI Strategy Development

5AI Use Cases