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.
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.
Director, Strategic Alliances
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Hand Held Products
Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations
Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Digital Workplace Applications
M.B.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Computer Science, Cornell College
B.A., Physics, Cornell College
1What communication and security issues should enterprises consider when implementing Internet of Things devices and sensors?
2Planning, managing and sourcing passive or active HF,VHF and UHF RFID solutions
3How should organizations implement indoor-location services to achieve the correct accuracy needed to make business decisions?
4How to plan, manage, security and source access layer network infrastructure?
5What disruptive technologies are driving change at the edge of the campus network?