Author Profile

Tim Zimmerman

Tim Zimmerman

VP Analyst

15 years at Gartner,  39 years' experience

Location:  NC USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Tim Zimmerman is a Vice President at Gartner and covers enterprise access layer connectivity and IoT networking. Mr. Zimmerman's focus is on the end user deployment of wired switching and wireless LAN architectures and governing applications but also includes IoT solutions for asset tracking, indoor location services and RFID. He assists clients in how emerging trends around these technologies are transforming and disrupting organizations across a number of industries. At Gartner, his thought leadership encompasses not only Wi-Fi but also includes LF, HF, UHF and UWB RFID for applicable passive and active tag, reader and gateway functionality across the enterprise networking and IoT ecosystems. With his technical and entrepreneurial background, Mr. Zimmerman has advised global enterprise and government end users on their strategic planning, RFPs, and vendor selection for over thirty years. He also advises vendors on product requirements, product positioning, market messaging and competitive analysis.


Previous Experience

Mr. Zimmerman's previous experience in the wired and wireless networking and IoT industries has included technical, marketing and management roles with Intermec, SyVox, Hand Held Products, Norand and a number of startups.

Professional Background

  • Hand Held Products, Vice President, Product Marketing, 2 years
  • Intermec Technologies, Director, Strategic Alliances, 5 years
  • SyVox, COO, 2 years


  • M.B.A., University of IowaB.A., Computer Science, Cornell CollegeB.A., Physics, Cornell College

Industry Awards/Accolades

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