9 years at Gartner
32 years industry experience
Marvin, NC USA
Roles and Responsibilities
Tim Zimmerman is a Research VP at Gartner, where he covers the IoT, as well as access layer wired and wireless infrastructure technologies. In this role, he assists clients in how emerging trends are transforming and disrupting enterprises across a number of industries. His research has focused on RFID, Bluetooth LE, iBeacons, Eddystone across the IoT ecosystem for asset tracking, and indoor-location solutions. His coverage also includes wireless technologies ranging from PAN to LAN (802.11ac/ad/ah). With his technical and entrepreneurial background, Mr. Zimmerman has advised many Fortune 500 companies and government organizations on their strategic planning, product positioning and competitive analysis. Mr. Zimmerman is currently the lead analyst for Cisco.
Areas of Coverage
- Networking & Communications Equipment
- Networking & Communications Services
Tim Zimmerman's Recent Gartner Activity
Vendor Rating: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Emerging Technology Analysis: Time-Sensitive Networking
2017 Strategic Roadmap for IoT Network Technology
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.
Hand Held Products, Vice President, 2 years
Intermec Technologies, Director, Strategic Alliances, 5 years
SyVox, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, 2 years
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