Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Julie's 25 years of work experience is balanced between the engineering and management consulting work she did in the first half of her career and her work as an analyst for the past 12 years. The combination of technical and business expertise positions prepared her well to work with business leaders to identify new opportunities offered by mobile technology and to develop strategies to engage with consumers on mobile devices. She has worked with hundreds of clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, CPG, healthcare, retail, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Julie's research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, RCR Wireless, and The Onion and on CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Julie worked at a contextual services mobile startup in San Francisco and prior to that at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Education

Julie holds a B.S.E.E. and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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  • Past 18 months
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Global eCommerce Opportunity

    Landscape: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Gone are the days when most brands offered just one or two international sites: Today, a global eCommerce footprint is the end goal. To reach that goal, companies are taking a strategic look at the...

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    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2013: Key Metrics And Initiatives

    eCommerce continues to grow at a rapid pace; on average, the retailers surveyed for Forrester and Shop.org's annual The State of Retailing Online study experienced 28% growth in sales in 2012 over...

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    Report:Customer Advocacy 2013: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Services Firms

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Issuers, Insurers, And Investment Firms

    For 10 years Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — the perception on the part of customers that their firm does what's best for them, not just the firm's own bottom line — is the...

    • Downloads: 380
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    Report:Identifying Partners To Help Streamline Global Expansion

    Tools And Technology: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    You've gotten the mandate to take your eCommerce brand global: What next? If you've followed Forrester's methodology, you've identified the people or audience you intend to target with new global...

    • Downloads: 266
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    Report:Customer Advocacy Q2 2012: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Services Firms

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Insurers, Investment Firms, And Credit Card Issuers

    When customers feel that a financial services firm acts in their best interest, they are willing to invest more, borrow more, and buy more products from that firm. We call this corporate trait...

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    Report:Manage The Cross-Touchpoint Customer Journey

    Processes: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Today's consumer engages through a variety of touchpoints, yet many brands struggle to deliver cross-touchpoint experiences. Too many firms focus on each touchpoint in isolation and fail to enable...

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    Report:2013 US Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings

    Forrester Evaluates The Four Largest Banks' Retail Mobile Offerings

    With customer expectations rising and substantial business at stake, digital banking strategy teams know they need to keep improving their mobile services. This is one of three reports that detail...

    • Downloads: 604
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    Report:2012 US Auto Insurance Secure Site Rankings

    Forrester assessed the secure websites of five American private passenger auto insurers: Allstate Insurance, Geico, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Progressive Casualty Insurance, and State Farm Mutual...

    • Downloads: 335
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    Report:Delivering An Effective Technology Infrastructure For Global B2B eCommerce

    Tools And Technology: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Producing an effective business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce technology strategy is like planning for a successful journey — you need a good map, a proper guide, and the right tools. However,...

    • Downloads: 220
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    Report:The Luxury Retailer's Guide To Agile Commerce

    A new breed of luxury goods online shopper has arrived that is young, tech-savvy, Internet-aware, mobile-enabled, and embracing tablets fast. This new breed of global consumer is keen to find fresh...

    • Downloads: 538
    • Comments: 1
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    Report:2013 Canadian Bank Secure Website Rankings

    RBC Remains The Leader, But BMO And Scotiabank Are Close Behind

    Digital teams at banks are continuously evaluating their secure websites, with an eye toward enhancing content and functionality. These teams want to know how they compare with their peers, while...

    • Downloads: 146
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    Report:Optimize Performance For Global eCommerce

    Performance Management: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global is all the rage: eBusiness teams are feverishly building new international initiatives in the search for lucrative foreign customers and their wallets. Unfortunately, the Internet was not...

    • Downloads: 639
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    Report:2013 UK Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings

    Forrester Evaluates Mobile Banking At The Four Largest UK Banks

    With customer expectations rising and substantial business at stake, digital banking strategy teams know they must keep improving their mobile services. This is one of three reports that detail the...

    • Downloads: 340
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    Report:Benchmarking B2B eCommerce Sales And Marketing Initiatives

    Benchmarks: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-their-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey...

    • Downloads: 215
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    Report:Trends 2013: US Retail eBusiness

    As US online retail continues to grow and capture shopper wallet share, online retail executives must determine the best areas on which to focus their limited resources, particularly given the number...

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    Report:2013 US Health Insurance Plan Online Sales Rankings

    Humana's Website Is Best Prepared For Health Insurance Shoppers

    Come January 2014, US health insurance plans will be facing a big enrollment event when millions of Americans will be required to purchase health insurance. Where will many go to do research and...

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    Report:Assemble The Right Digital Money Management Team

    Organization: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    As digital money management evolves from being a feature of digital banking to the core functionality of many mobile and online services, digital banking executives need to organize a...

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    Report:2013 US Credit Card Online Sales Rankings

    American Express Takes The Lead With Extensive Functionality

    Credit cards are the top selling financial product in the US, and the majority of credit card applicants apply online. To help eBusiness teams benchmark their credit card sales websites and plan...

    • Downloads: 273
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    Report:Building A Pervasive Corporate Mobile Competency

    Organization: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile strategy has evolved since 2010. Then, a mobile strategy equated to a mobile services road map and technology platform choices. An individual or small team could both create a strategy and...

    • Downloads: 435
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    Report:Thrive By Adopting Proven B2C Principles

    Road Map: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Science fiction writer William Gibson once said: "The future has already arrived; it's just not evenly distributed yet." Such is the case with B2B eCommerce. Whereas some B2B enterprises have been...

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    Report:Predictions 2014: US Retail eBusiness

    As eCommerce approaches $300 billion in sales in the US, it has a more pronounced effect on virtually every shopping category and on the ecosystem of devices and delivery formats that supports it....

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    Report:Mobile Maturity Equates To Mobile Competency

    Assessment: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    eBusiness professionals began to develop mobile services in earnest with the launch of the Apple App Store in 2008. They now have five-plus years of experience under their belts. Initially, they...

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    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

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    Report:Mobile Habits Of The Retail Shopper In China

    How Mobile Influences Sales In The World's Largest Mobile Phone Market

    China, the world's largest mobile phone market, boasts more subscribers than the US by a wide margin, with more than 1 billion mobile subscribers, 202 million of which are 3G subscribers. eBusiness...

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    Report:The Mobile Banking Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as increasing mobile banking use and improving mobile experiences — mobile strategists at banks need to put the right metrics in place. These metrics...

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