Tim Sheedy

Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Based in Sydney, Australia, Tim helps business and technology management 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.

To define their digital transformation, mobile development, Internet-of-Things, and IT management/governance strategies, Tim has worked with leading-edge firms and governments across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Japan, and the rest of the Asia Pacific region. His relentless focus on customer outcomes helps clients transform their technology management teams from legacy cost centers to customer-focused innovation functions helping to drive their business in the digital age.

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 helped 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 nonvoice 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.


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

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  • Tim Sheedy
  • IT Services
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strong Partners Are Key To Successful BI Initiatives

    Business intelligence (BI) initiatives are unlike most other enterprise software projects. They do not fit well into the traditional software development life cycle (SDLC), and are notoriously...

    • Downloads: 1327
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Forrester BI Consulting And System Integration Vendor Selection Tool

    Similar to the Forrester Wave, this provider selection tool allows a user to enter its own weightings or use Forrester's default weightings to score particular BI consulting and systems integrators...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Global Information Management Services Forecast: 2007 To 2012

    Business Intelligence Services Dominate A $7.3 Billion Market

    Information management solutions are moving to the center of IT strategies as a way of driving IT and business alignment and delivering real and visible value to the business. And wherever there is a...

    • Downloads: 1059
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:What's The Right Pricing Model For Your New Consulting Or Systems Integration Project?

    There are a number of different strategies for pricing or charging for consulting and systems integration (C&SI) projects in the market: time-and-expense, fixed-price, risk/reward, and value-based...

    • Downloads: 1152
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009

    IBM, CSC, And Wipro Lead, With THBS And Accenture Close Behind

    In Forrester's 62-criteria evaluation of EMEA service-oriented architecture (SOA) systems integrators, we found that IBM Global Services (IBM), CSC, and Wipro lead the pack because of their broad and...

    • Downloads: 998
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:How To Pick The Right BI Service Provider

    Forrester's Decision Tool Helps Companies Select A Business Intelligence Partner

    The skills required for a business intelligence (BI) implementation are quite different from those required for other applications, so sourcing teams that are trying to hire BI services firms should...

    • Downloads: 1010
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009

    IBM And Infosys Lead The Pack, With Wipro Close Behind

    In Forrester's 62-criteria evaluation of North American service-oriented architecture (SOA) systems integrators, we found that IBM Global Services (IBM) and Infosys led the pack because of their...

    • Downloads: 929
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding Today's Demand For IT Services

    Project Work Is Down But Has Growth Potential; IT Outsourcing Is Just Weak

    The IT services market is behaving peculiarly in this tech downturn. While project-based IT consulting and systems integration work is now falling, it: 1) held up remarkably well until Q4 2008; 2) is...

    • Downloads: 850
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Right Pricing Model For Your Systems Integration And IT Consulting Projects

    Introducing A Tool To Help Simplify The Selection Process

    Sourcing executives trying to strengthen their relationships with business and IT users can do so by helping the users understand not just scope but the financial implications of their choices. One...

    • Downloads: 875
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Australia/New Zealand SAP Implementation Providers, Q2 2008

    Accenture Leads Many Excellent Providers

    Forrester evaluated seven of the leading SAP implementation providers in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market across approximately 100 criteria and found that Accenture established the...

    • Downloads: 491
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Scoping Strategic SOA Projects

    Five Steps Sourcing Professionals Will Need To Take

    While many large enterprises have already made the move toward enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA), other firms are just starting down this path now. And in many cases, no one in the...

    • Downloads: 676
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: ANZ SOA Consulting And Integration Services, Q3 2007

    Accenture And IBM Lead A Select Group Of Providers

    Forrester evaluated leading SOA consulting and integration services providers across 50 criteria and found that IBM and Accenture have established early leadership thanks to their strong technical...

    • Downloads: 396
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Asia Pacific CIOs' Attitudes Toward Cloud Computing

    In mid-2010, Forrester surveyed 598 CIOs and other senior IT managers across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and New Zealand on their current cloud implementations and their plans for and...

    • Downloads: 662
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:People Management Is Fundamental To The Success Of Large Systems Integration Projects

    For large IT projects, firms usually hire IT services partners to assist with the design, implementation, support, and management of the solution. The partners provide simple staff augmentation,...

    • Downloads: 385
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Services In ANZ Begin To Mature

    CIOs Should Step Cautiously — Not All Segments Are Market-Ready

    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 make...

    • Downloads: 469
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Seeking Flexible Outsourcing Deals

    Australia's Department Of Defence Lays The Groundwork For A New Sourcing Strategy

    For many IT sourcing customers, the arguments and potential legal battles concerning what is in scope and what is not — both for project work and managed services engagements — are...

    • Downloads: 455
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT In The Public Sector In Australia

    Benchmarking Your Practice Against Your Global Peers

    With the tightening of IT budgets in the Australian federal government due to the review of IT operations by Sir Peter Gershon, the considerable consolidation of public sector agencies at the state...

    • Downloads: 468
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Vendor Management In The Finance And Insurance Sectors

    This data chart examines the latest vendor management data from our Enterprise IT Services Survey, North America And Europe, Q2 2008 as it pertains to the finance & insurance sector.

    • Downloads: 8
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:ANZ CIOs Should Experiment With The Cloud In 2010

    Cloud computing is coming to your organization — if it is not there already. However, most IT organizations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) do not have a full understanding of the impact...

    • Downloads: 432
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking ANZ IT Budgets And Priorities

    CIOs Drive IT Efficiency To Free Up Resources For Business Priorities

    CIOs across Australia and New Zealand are emerging from the global financial crisis with a renewed vigor to ensure they effectively meet the needs of the rest of the business. However, their keen...

    • Downloads: 373
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Australian And New Zealand CIO Priorities In 2009

    Managing The Balance Between Cost Cutting And Business Priorities

    With IT departments really feeling the pinch in 2009, there is considerable pressure on CIOs to make a concerted effort to cut costs while at the same time delivering the essential capabilities that...

    • Downloads: 423
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Sourcing IT Solutions In Asia Pacific

    Key Considerations For Global Sourcing Professionals

    Global sourcing professionals often struggle to deliver an appropriate solution for their Asia Pacific employees or customers because of the many challenges that exist when rolling out IT solutions...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Systems Integration Project Pricing Model Selection Tool

    Knowing when to use the best pricing model for your IT consulting and systems integration projects can be difficult to determine. This tool helps you better select the appropriate pricing model based...

    • Downloads: 31
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:How To Fit Service Providers To Your SOA Needs

    Some organizations that have made the commitment to SOA are not yet witnessing the full benefits. While this may be justifiable for some, in general it's not an acceptable outcome for either the...

    • Downloads: 354
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Adoption Of SaaS In China

    This data chart examines the latest Forrester data on SaaS usage in China from the Enterprise Technology Adoption Survey, Asia Pacific, Q4 2007 and the Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North...

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