Analyst Profile

Jim Tully

Jim Tully

VP Distinguished Analyst

26 years at Gartner ,  45 years industry experience
Fladbury United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Jim Tully, Ph.D., leads Gartner's Internet of Things research agenda. He focuses on strategic and tactical advice related to the IoT for both users and vendors. During his 25 years with Gartner, he has worked closely with thousands of organizations that develop innovative technologies and services. His analysis and advice have helped these businesses maximize their return on investment through tuning the focus of R&D and refining their target markets. He has also conducted many due diligence projects of technologies and businesses on behalf of investors. Areas of focus include IoT solutions, sensors, connected devices/things, energy sources, semiconductors and emerging technologies. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Tully spent more than 20 years in engineering design, embedded software, engineering management and business development roles in several organizations. These spanned industries as diverse as consumer electronics, communications, computer, industrial and nuclear.

Areas of Coverage

  • Semiconductors


Previous Experience

Mr. Tully worked with Racal Electronics, initially as a system architect and engineering manager focusing on computer networking. He later moved into business development and marketing roles, assuming worldwide marketing responsibility. Before this, he held design and design management roles within Armstrong Microelectronics (now Mitsubishi), Ferranti Ltd., the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority and Rediffusion Cable TV. In these roles, he specified and designed a wide range of electronic components and systems in areas ranging from computers and communications systems to videoconferencing equipment.

Professional Background

Armstrong Microelectronics (now Mitsubishi), Chief Engineer, 5 years
Racal Electronics, System Architect, 7 years
Rediffusion, Staff Engineer, 6 years


Chartered Electronic Engineer
M.B.A., University of Warwick, United Kingdom
M.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bradford, United Kingdom