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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  • Multichannel Customer Experience
  • Past 6 months
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Take Lead-To-Revenue Management Beyond The Campaign

    Leverage Contextual Multichannel Marketing To Keep Pace With The Evolved B2B Buyer

    If your lead-to-revenue process is still driven by campaigns, you're behind the vanguard. Campaigns have lost power as a tactic to attract new buyers. And, campaigns have never been the most...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, China 2014

    Forrester asked 4,500 online consumers in metro China about their interactions with a variety of companies, gauging the usefulness, usability, and enjoyability of those experiences. Based on these...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building Mobile Services? Location Matters

    Intelligent Location Enables Smart Consumer Engagement

    Consumers are very task-oriented on their mobile phones. At most, they allot a minute or two to check a price, get a boarding pass, or pay a bill. As a result, digital business professionals must...

    • Downloads: 183
  • 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: 1435
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Use Text Analytics In Your VoC Program

    Customer experience professionals struggle to get the most out of text analytics tools and make the case for their value. This report describes the pitfalls that customer experience teams should...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Sustain A Digital Culture

    Continuous Improvement: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Organizations face a number of roadblocks as they transform to become truly digital businesses. Legacy technology, siloed KPIs, and a lack of understanding of how customers really use emerging...

    • Downloads: 732
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Canadian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    The Big Five Canadian Banks Have Improved Their Mobile Offerings

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of the five largest retail banks in Canada across more than 35 criteria. This report is...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2014

    Vision: The CRM Playbook

    The only source of competitive advantage is the one that can survive technology-fueled disruption: an obsession with understanding, connecting with, serving, and delighting customers. But as...

    • Downloads: 718
  • 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: 80
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Next-Generation Customer Experience Index

    Great Customer Experiences Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty

    For the past seven years, Forrester has used its Customer Experience Index (CXi) to benchmark how consumers rated their interactions with hundreds of brands in the US and, more recently, in Europe...

    • Downloads: 497
  • 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: 151
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:United Airlines Drives Self-Service With Mobile

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Your Customer Experience

    Mobile can transform your customer experience. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Fire Phone Fails; Amazon Doesn't

    Insights, Not Sales, Will Define Amazon's Success

    On June 18, 2014, Amazon announced the launch of a smartphone, named the Fire Phone, with unique hardware and services designed to enhance its core businesses: retail and a digital platform....

    • Downloads: 127
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Your Contact Center From The Outside In

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    As more enterprises develop organizational and operational structures to better manage customer experience, they need to drive this down into contact center architectural design. Today's challenge is...

    • Downloads: 988
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Bridge Complex Customer Journeys With Continuous Business Services

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    Digitally empowered customers are redefining how business is won, forcing firms to become digital businesses that leverage digital technologies across the ecosystem. Winning in this fast-paced...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Small And Midsize Teams, Q2 2014

    Due Diligence Required: These Vendors Are Great At Supporting Small And Midsize Teams

    In Forrester's 84-criteria evaluation of customer service vendors for enterprise organizations, we identified the 11 most significant solution providers — Astute Solutions, eGain, Kana...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How DBS Reinvented The Asian Banking Experience

    DBS Bank is a prominent financial services group in Asia with more than 250 branches across 17 markets. Battling for customers in highly competitive markets like Singapore, China, and India, DBS...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 733
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Mobile User Experience

    Mobile presents an enormous opportunity to transform the customer experiences for those able to cope with relentless device permutations, demanding human factors, and expectant customers. Those...

    • Downloads: 822
  • 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: 381
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Insurers

    US Healthcare Payers Are Rocked By A Regulatory Tsunami

    The healthcare payer market is being disrupted by new laws and regulations — especially the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In response to the new regulations, the health insurance industry is...

    • Downloads: 289
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Retail Segmentation: Emerging Patterns Of Multitouchpoint Shopping

    Using Forrester's Online Retail Segmentation Data To Understand Multitouchpoint Shopping Behavior Across Europe

    European shoppers are embracing an ever increasing range of new devices and touchpoints across the path to purchase. eBusiness professionals must be prepared for the rise of multitouchpoint shopping....

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Voice Of The Customer Vendor Landscape, 2014

    A Customer Experience Professional's Guide To The VoC Vendor Market

    Companies use voice of the customer (VoC) programs to collect and analyze customer feedback, inform customer experience improvements, and track the results of those improvements. To manage the...

    • Downloads: 516
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2014

    Landscape: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Insurance companies are rolling out a widening range of mobile insurance functionality for both consumers and agents. While there's substantial and growing consumer interest in mobile insurance,...

    • Downloads: 316
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Decipher The Digital Intelligence Technology Code

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Intelligence Playbook

    Delivering on the vision of digital intelligence requires a strong technology commitment to support broad data, analysis, and action requirements. But many organizations fail to develop a...

    • Downloads: 300