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 CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing's Big Data Destiny

    How To Make Business Buyer Data Actionable

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs who make business decisions based on internal data, with all of its imperfections and gaps, risk the same fate as hikers who head off into the wilderness without a...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Mobile Access To Back-End Systems

    The Uses And Limitations Of Screen-Scraping

    Mobile applications are the linchpins of business strategies to attract, retain, and delight customers. Mobile developers, in turn, need access to customer data typically resident in back-end systems...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Media Buying's Evolution Challenges Marketers

    A Joint Survey With The Association Of National Advertisers Exposes Adoption Challenges Of New Media-Buying Technologies

    The rise of digital media and the increasing use of new, automated, impression-by-impression platforms for planning, buying, and measuring all forms of media have upended traditional marketing and...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Create Your Digital Experience Delivery Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Digital customer experience isn't the next big opportunity for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals; it's here now. Business leaders responsible for marketing, sales, and support...

    • Downloads: 951
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Misconceptions: Uncovering How Consumers Actually Use Their Mobile Phone

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    Mobile phone adoption has undeniably changed the way consumers behave, think, and engage. This has prompted marketing leaders to rethink their outreach strategies and adapt to keep pace with the...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure Will Drive The Retail Store Experiences Of The Future

    In-Store Technology Is Too Critical For I&O To Be Left Out

    To engage customers, retailers are implementing new technologies to help increase the relevance of content, reduce shopper frustrations, and create pleasing experiences. For example, Burberry tags...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Acquires Adometry

    Google Acknowledges The Significance Of Measuring The Customer Purchase Path

    On May 6, 2014, Google announced its intent to acquire Adometry, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) cross-channel attribution provider focused on providing deeper insights to marketing and media...

    • Downloads: 142
  • 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 Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Spotify Retunes Its User Experience

    What CX Pros Can Learn About Enriching Customer Experience From The Digital Music Service's Redesign

    Digital music service Spotify has been investing large sums in enhancing its customer experience, culminating with a major redesign across multiple platforms, including its iPhone app, on April 2,...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Make The Case For Customer Experience

    Four Business Case Models To Help You Win Funding For Your Customer Experience Program

    We're in the age of the customer, where unyielding competition, low barriers to entry, and disappearing sources of competitive advantage impede the path to profitability. Successful enterprises like...

    • Downloads: 459
  • 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 Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Companies Improved Their Customer Experience Index Scores, 2014

    Processes: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Forrester interviewed customer experience (CX) professionals at brands that showed the biggest year-over-year improvement in our annual CX benchmark. We asked them what they and their companies did...

    • Downloads: 615
  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Closing The Experience Gaps

    Adopt A New Experience Architecture And Philosophy To Bridge Gaps In Performance, Convenience, Personalization, And Trust

    Improving customer experience is now the No. 1 priority of business executives. And as Forrester's revised Customer Experience Index makes clear, simply meeting needs is not enough to deliver...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Adopt The Customer Life Cycle To Win In The Age Of The Customer

    Executive Overview: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    There is widespread recognition that the old way of marketing — driving awareness through push advertising — has sputtered and slowed in the wake of media fragmentation and the disruptive...

    • Downloads: 744
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Key CX Takeaways From Forrester's Summit For M&S Professionals, China 2014

    At Forrester's Summit For Marketing & Strategy Professionals, China 2014, speakers presented case studies detailing how to boost customer experience (CX) through the use of digital and social...

    • Downloads: 65
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q3 2014

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 41-criteria evaluation of cross-channel campaign management (CCCM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers in the category — Adobe, IBM, Infor, Pitney...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Drive Effective Mobile Marketing In China

    Marketers in China are facing the most promising yet most complex mobile market in the world. Chinese mobile consumers appear to be highly tech savvy, but can't always be reached on-the-go. Despite...

    • Downloads: 64
  • 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
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Best Practices In Mobile Financial Sales

    Digital Teams Must Use Context To Be Relevant And Earn Sales

    As mobile touchpoints displace PCs, branches, advisors, and agents at the heart of customers' relationships with financial services firms, digital executives need to step up their mobile marketing...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Cross-Channel Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Tracking The Growing Influence Of The Web On European Retail Brick-And-Mortar Sales

    By 2018, Forrester forecasts that 44% of all retail sales in Europe will be offline sales that are influenced by the Web. The growth of these cross-channel retail sales emphasizes the importance of a...

    • Downloads: 224
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Disney Leads The Charge Across The Digital-Physical Divide

    The Magic Kingdom's $1 Billion Bet On Technology Signals A New Era Of Digitally Enhanced Customer Experiences

    Disney has spent $1 billion on MyMagic+, a next-generation technology-fueled customer experience that transforms the way its guests play, stay, and pay at the "most magical place on Earth." Disney...

    • Downloads: 274
  • 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: 737
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Italy 2014

    How good is the experience at leading Italian companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 31 Italian brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 108