Analyst Profile

Kimihiko Iijima

Kimihiko Iijima

Sr Director Analyst

25 years at Gartner,  44 years industry experience

Location:  Japan  | Language(s):  English, Japanese

Roles and Responsibilities

Kimihiko Iijima is Senior Director in Gartner Research. Mr. Iijima's research focus is currently on application architecture (e.g., service-oriented architecture, microservices, event-driven architecture) and application infrastructure technologies, such as application platform, aPaaS and application integration suites, iPaaS, API management and IoT integration.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Iijima built his career as a system engineer, project manager, IT infrastructure designer/architect and enterprise management technology standard designer at the corporate level and project level, in the heterogeneous distributed environment, including legacy environment.

Professional Background

  • ENICOM, Infrastructure Architect, Technology Standard Development, 9 years
  • Hitachi Zosen Systems (HZS), System Engineer, 9 years


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Doshisha University