Tim Sheedy

Sr Analyst serving CIOs

Based in Sydney, Australia, Tim helps business and IT leaders across Asia Pacific drive better customer outcomes using technology. He helps clients focus on business technology (BT) and identifies opportunities to drive real business outcomes through the use of BT. In the age of the customer, companies that embrace the right disruptive technologies are better positioned to meet their customers' needs in that time of need — Tim's role is to help clients set their technology strategy and embrace the digital disruption.

His main focus is mobile — a technology driving significant disruption across all industries and all geographies. Tim helps companies in Asia Pacific develop better mobile outcomes for their customers. With a focus across the mobile value-chain — from internal employee developments to external customer or partner-facing services — he educates, informs, and guides clients on mobile decisions. Tim is working with many clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, construction and engineering, consumer packaged goods (CPG), healthcare, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Tim comes to Forrester with more than 10 years of ICT analyst experience with ICT vendors and IT research providers. Most recently, he was the research director of IT solutions at IDC in Australia, where he assisted ICT vendors in designing solutions to better fit market requirements and assisted user clients with their strategies to improve the effectiveness of their IT functions. In this role, he developed a reputation as a respected and sought-after industry analyst and an entertaining and informative public speaker on many of the key trends in the IT market.

Prior to this role, Tim worked with Hutchison 3G as an analyst, helping to launch and optimize its direct sales channels and developing strategies to increase the use of non-voice products on what was at the time, Australia's first high-speed 3G network. He also spent a number of years working as an independent mobile analyst. In addition, he worked for IDC in the UK, managing its European Wireless & Mobile Communications research program.

Tim is a highly regarded industry speaker, presenting regularly to CIOs and senior IT and business audiences at IT conferences in Asia Pacific and across the globe.

Education

Tim holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and research from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Tim Sheedy's Research

  • For CIOs

    Report: Benchmarking Australia And New Zealand Technology Budgets And Priorities In 2014

    Setting, adjusting, and managing technology budgets is a challenge even in good years — and few CIOs would argue that there are many good years anymore! Even in growth times, CIOs face pre...

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  • For CIOs

    Report: ASEAN CIOs Will Face Tighter Budgets And Shifted Priorities In 2014

    The growth of the technology industry in ASEAN in 2014 will likely mirror that of the region's GDP — that is, it will lack intensity and vigor as CIOs continue to face pressure to cut tech...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For CIOs

    Report: Asia Pacific CIOs Step Confidently Into 2011

    Businesses in Asia Pacific are looking forward to 2011 with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. Forrester's recent Forrsights survey looks at IT budgets and priorities and highlights how CIOs across A...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Asia Pacific IT Market Comes Of Age

    The Asian IT market is set for considerable growth over the next few years as the fast-growth economies move on from the financial crisis and return to high gross domestic product (GDP) growth m...

    • Downloads: 738
  • For CIOs

    Report: Cloud Services In ANZ Begin To Mature

    CIOs in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) are beginning to examine the impact cloud can have on their businesses. This is the first step in broad market adoption of cloud computing. Before they ma...

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