Get To Know Gartner: Meet Jamal Ali

Jamal Head ShotName: Jamal Ali

Job Title: Area Manager — Emerging Markets EAS

Office Location: Dubai, UAE

Describe your team in 25 words or less: A passionate and determined team focused on driving attendance to events across the Middle East & India region.

What was your first role at Gartner? Events Attendance Specialist, ANZ

How long have you worked at Gartner? I have been with Gartner for 3 and a half years.

What makes Gartner a great place to work? Being part of such a fast-paced and growing organization that continues to provide new opportunities and challenges in all parts of the world. Furthermore, I am constantly surrounded by great people who inspire and push me to new heights.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, persistent and collaborative.

When interviewing a candidate, what are 3 things you look for? The things I look for when interviewing a candidate is their executive presence, will and passion to win, and their personal integrity. It is always important to make sure I hire people who will do the right thing by their team and their clients.

Share a success story about your team: Having a new team on-board with a combined average tenure of three and a half months, for the first time ever, we delivered two back-to-back successful events from the audience volume and revenue perspectives, in a region where historically we have struggled — Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2016, Dubai (100% to plan) & Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, Dubai (118% to plan). I believe we were to achieve this as a team, because of these three core underlying values:

  • Drive & will
  • Solution-oriented mindset
  • Ability to have fun, and persevere, regardless of how difficult a situation may be

Team Gulf - in London-2 Team India - IODC Summit-2

What role does your team play in Gartner’s success? The Emerging Markets EAS team positively impacts not just the event business, but the overall Gartner organization. Our team’s ability to continuously drive a combination of prospect and client organizations to our summits and Symposium, allows our research partners to bring on new clients and support them in making the right decisions every day.

What are 3 of the most important responsibilities/tasks of your team?

  • Driving the right people, in the right roles, to the right events
  • Positively impacting Team NCVI by supporting our research sales business in driving growth across all sectors
  • To be considered strategic business partners both internally and externally

Why would a prospective candidate want to join your team? The EAS role in Emerging Markets is one of the most exciting roles across the Events organization. The rapid growth we have seen from a people perspective, going from 2 EAS & a team leader at the beginning of 2016 to now having a team of 7 EAS across India and Middle East and 1 area manager, demonstrates the incredible career opportunity you have available. Furthermore, being part of an emerging market provides you exposure to work directly with the regional/global leadership team.

If you could describe your team dynamic in one word, what would it be? Determination

Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: If it is to be, it is up to me.

If you are interested in joining our team, search for an open job here.


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