Analyst Profile

Tim Zimmerman

Tim Zimmerman

Research VP

7 years at Gartner ,  30 years IT industry
Marvin, NC USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Tim Zimmerman is a vice president in Gartner Research. His research includes networking issues focusing on wired and wireless local-area networking (WLAN) campus and data center technologies and vendors, as well as RFID and ruggedized mobile devices.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Equipment
  • Networking & Communications Services
  • Networking & Communications Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Zimmerman's previous experience in the wired and wireless networking industry has included technical, marketing and management roles with Intermec, SyVox, Hand Held Products and Norand, totaling more than 20 years.

Professional Background

Hand Held Products, Vice President, 2 years
Intermec Technologies, Director, Strategic Alliances, 5 years
SyVox, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Author, "Implementing Successful Wireless LANs"
One of founders of WLANA (now WI-Fi Alliance)
Patents in wireless technology and RFID
Voting member of IEEE 802.11-1997


B.A., Computer Science, Cornell College
B.A., Physics, Cornell College
M.B.A., University of Iowa