Analyst Profile

Tim Zimmerman

Tim Zimmerman

Research VP

10 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience

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


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