Gartner Expert

Stewart Buchanan

VP Analyst

Stewart Buchanan is a Research VP in Gartner's CIO team, focusing on the economics of digital technologies in the enterprise. Mr. Buchanan has expertise in both supply and demand management through specializations that include IT asset management and gathering data to support the life cycle chargeback of digital technology costs.

Roles and responsibility

CIO, IT Asset Manager, IT Financial Manager, CFO, Vendor Managers, Program and Portfolio Manager, IT Chargeback or IT Service/Product Managers, Head of Technology Procurement, Software Category/Commodity Managers, Digital Supply Chain Manager, Software Asset Manager, Contract Negotiator, Director of Procurement, Head of Procurement

Previous experience

As an IT strategy consultant, Mr. Buchanan helped many well-known organizations to measure, plan, purchase, recharge and improve value-for-money in information services, working across industries as diverse as financial services, media, manufacturing and retail. He previously spent 15 years in IT service management working as an IT manager for an international firm and as a technical service manager, both in distribution at a national reseller.

Professional background

GlassHouse Technologies

Strategic Analyst

Areas of coverage

Developing and Managing the Governance of IT in a Digital Business Context (retired)

IT Cost Optimization (retired)

Mastering IT Budgeting and Financial Transparency (retired)

Digital Economics and Performance Measures (retired)

Aligning IT, IoT and Operational Technology Investments (retired)


B.A., with honors, Intellectual History, Universities of Sussex and Burgundy

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Clients looking to improve technology asset management and manage costs

2Trace, communicate and demonstrate the business value of technology

3Categorize, plan and budget for expenditure

4Chargeback spending

5Justify spending