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:Case Study: mBank Builds A Next-Generation Online Banking Experience

    Poland's mBank launched a revolutionary new online banking platform on June 4, 2013. The new platform delivers a new generation of digital banking, with a mix of customer-centric interfaces, advanced...

    • Downloads: 591
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Language Service Providers 2013

    Selecting A Vendor For Your Translation And Localization Needs

    Increasingly, eBusinesses are looking to internationalization as a way to find new revenue opportunities. However, global businesses face a variety of challenges in building and operating successful...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Follow Best Practices To Encourage Mobile Insurance Use

    Processes: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    The future of insurance is mobile, yet the path to that future is riddled with obstacles. One of the biggest is the low adoption rate of mobile sites and apps. This stems partly from the...

    • Downloads: 422
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 367
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 UK Bank Secure Website Rankings

    Barclays Offers The Most Extensive Online Banking Functionality

    Digital teams at banks should continuously evaluate their secure websites to look for improvements to content and functionality. These teams need to know how their online banking functionality...

    • Downloads: 192
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Solving The Quandary Of Responsive Design

    Seven Key Questions That Will Guide eBusiness Leaders To Make The Right RWD Decisions

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

    • Downloads: 497
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: BBVA Drives Online Banking Use With Game Mechanics

    BBVA wanted to increase customer understanding and use of online banking. By employing a range of game mechanics — challenges, prizes, and leadership boards — the bank's digital marketing...

    • Downloads: 501
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Beacons In Retail

    Vendors Forge Partnerships While Retailers Deploy Pilots

    Retail organizations today are rapidly deploying beacon pilots based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). While this indoor location technology offers the ability to identify a unique shopper within the...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: iGaranti Reimagines The Mobile Banking Experience

    Mobile banking is the future. Yet many banks still haven't embraced its full potential, adopting a new version of the past instead. Turkey's Garanti Bank has taken a different approach, integrating a...

    • Downloads: 434
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Introducing The Global Retail Segmentation

    Leverage Forrester's Global Technographics® Benchmark Data To Design Localized Retail Experiences

    It's easy for eBusiness executives to assume that shoppers use different touchpoints the same everywhere. But the reality is that there are some significant global differences in consumers' attitudes...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2013: Staffing And Hiring For eBusiness

    Our Annual Benchmark Of eBusiness Team Sizes And Job Functions

    In our annual organizational and staffing survey of eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, we find yet again that although eBusiness team sizes are growing, eBusiness professionals feel that...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Kick-Start Your Digital Business Transformation

    Executive Overview: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    In the age of the customer, business is digital. Digital technologies are empowering customers like never before, transforming how they discover, explore, buy, and engage with brands and products....

    • Downloads: 309
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Analyze This: Web Style Analytics Enters The Retail Store

    Privacy Remains A Significant Barrier For Adoption

    eBusiness leaders have a lot to offer retail store executives as they embark on injecting digital commerce technology into the physical store. Retail stores have been living in the analytical "dark...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 431
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 361
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Banking Solution

    Tools And Technologies: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Rising mobile banking adoption, coupled with increasing customer expectations, means banks are under pressure to develop advanced mobile banking capabilities. Urgent business needs often make banks...

    • Downloads: 1441
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 Canadian Bank Online Sales Rankings

    Royal Bank Of Canada Retains The Top Spot

    Checking accounts are one of the top selling financial products in Canada, and 17% of applicants apply online. To help digital banking teams benchmark their websites and plan future improvements,...

    • Downloads: 196
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Amtrak Brings Rail Ticketing Into The 21st Century

    Mobile Ticketing Heralds A Cultural Revolution For Amtrak

    When Amtrak's senior director of business mobile systems set about bringing the rail ticketing process into the 21st century, he faced a double challenge. He was not only embarking on an ambitious...

    • Downloads: 142
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    Report:2013 US Mobile Auto Insurance Functionality Rankings

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    With customers now trained to expect more from their mobile experiences, insurers are fortifying their mobile strategies through increased investments. But how effective are mobile insurance apps and...

    • Downloads: 421
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand The Digital Business Landscape

    Landscape: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive and thrive in the age of the customer, businesses must become digital. As an eBusiness professional, you face the growing reality that your customers, your touchpoints, your competitors,...

    • Downloads: 569
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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....

    • Downloads: 581
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: SunTrust Reboots Its Digital Platform

    Responsive Web Design And Agile Development Prove A Winning Formula

    With mobile and tablet usage now mainstream, Forrester believes that eBusiness teams must find time-to-market and cost efficiencies in their digital development processes. In previous research we...

    • Downloads: 362
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Social Investing

    Social investing platforms like Covestor, eToro, and wikifolio threaten to disrupt personal investing by bringing the wisdom of the crowd and the stock-picking of talented individuals to mainstream...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose B2B eCommerce Features That Matter

    Where B2B Companies Are Spending Money In 2014

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey 155 B2B eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-its-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey developed detailed insights...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Life360 Wins In Family Mobile Moments

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Mobile Services From Apps To Platforms

    Mobile can transform product and service experiences. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 81