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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  • Consumer Technographics
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Websites That Don't Support Customers Waste Millions

    Business Case: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    This report is an update to "Web Sites That Don't Support Customers' Goals Waste Millions" originally published on February 17, 2010. To understand the effect of poor website usability, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 2128
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's North American Technographics® Online Benchmark Survey (Part 1), Q2 2012 (US, Canada). It provides a generational overview of US consumers'...

    • Downloads: 502
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Customer Experience In The Post-PC Era

    Vision: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    The rapid consumer adoption of mobile devices, new interfaces, and the changing behaviors they encourage have fundamentally changed how customers engage with companies. Gone are the days when...

    • Downloads: 1022
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How French Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2011

    Banking channel use is changing in France as customers slowly turn away from traditional channels like branches and the telephone to use digital channels like Internet and mobile banking. Digital...

    • Downloads: 378
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Always Addressable Customer

    Vision: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report introduces Forrester's vision of mobile marketing for interactive marketing professionals: Discover the new ultra-connected customer, for whom mobile is the key touchpoint. In 2010, we...

    • Downloads: 1087
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Fitness Wearables — Many Products, Few Customers

    Product Strategists Must Broaden Wearables' Appeal Beyond Fitness

    Wearable devices are part of the next wave of growth and innovation in personal computing, a phenomenon we call "smart body, smart world." Wearables could target any use case, from gaming to...

    • Downloads: 761
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Messaging Mandate

    Vision: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report lays out Forrester's vision of email marketing for interactive marketers: Integrate email into a multichannel conversation that includes a number of non-email communication vehicles. Why?...

    • Downloads: 1181
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Community Speaks: A Look Into Consumers' 2012 Holiday Season Shopping Habits

    A Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report

    In recent years, we have seen a continued increase in online shopping around the holidays. Forrester's US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2012 again showed an increase in consumer spending; online...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Segmenting Customers By Technology Preference

    Making Technographics® Segmentation Work

    Consumers today have the choice of purchasing products and services from multiple brands, channels, and retailers. For that reason, understanding the underlying motivations and drivers that influence...

    • Downloads: 914
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How UK Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2011

    Executives Need To Put Digital Touchpoints At The Heart Of Their Strategies

    Online banking has changed the way people use other banking channels over the past decade. Even so, half of UK adults still visit a branch each month. eBusiness and channel strategy executives need...

    • Downloads: 768
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Digital Money Management, 2014

    Landscape: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Interest in digital money management has been strong for the past few years since pioneers like Wesabe and Mint.com showed how simple online money management could be. Yet despite growing numbers of...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Multichannel Home Lending Status Boosts Results

    eBusiness Professionals Must Integrate Mobile Into Loan Processes

    As customers become more comfortable with research and applying for financial products through mobile devices, eBusiness professionals at banks will need to consider how mobile can support...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Meet The Changing Needs Of Connected Customers

    Your customers are more connected, more empowered, and more distracted than ever. To compete in this volatile world, companies need a new approach to delivering customer experiences. This report...

    • Downloads: 895
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Rich Communication Services Can Unlock The Value Of Systems Of Engagement

    The Joyn Initiative Will Help Evolve Engagement Strategies

    As companies evolve their strategies to embrace systems of engagement, CIOs are likely to benefit from the emergence of a new major social media communications platform, rich communication services...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all consumer industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral,...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Banking 2012

    Landscape: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Mobile banking continues to gather momentum across developed countries, fueled by rising smartphone use and the steadily improving supply of mobile banking from banks in North America, Europe, and...

    • Downloads: 1844
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of European consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes based on Forrester's European Consumer Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. We analyzed...

    • Downloads: 41
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mapping The US Health Insurance Landscape From The Consumer's Perspective

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

    The US healthcare industry is in the middle of massive reform. This has prompted many health insurance marketers to ask what these changes mean for health insurance providers and how they can best...

    • Downloads: 199
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Needs To Think Green

    The "Green Consumer" Opportunity And How Retailers Can Seize It

    Retailers have been dancing around green initiatives for years, but consumer demand has finally put green retail on the main stage. In addition to their obvious positive (or, at least, less damaging)...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Digital Affluent: A Demographic Overview

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    Online affluent consumers in North America, defined as individuals with at least $1 million in investable assets, show unique behaviors with regards to their finances. Although Seniors overall have...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Gambling: Bet On Mobile Products And Services

    After so many years of unmet expectations, gambling is finally going mobile. Although it's not yet the promised El Dorado, and despite the fact that competition is likely to be fiercer in a complex...

    • Downloads: 620
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's Latin American Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, 2013. It provides an overview of metropolitan Latin American consumers' Internet and consumer...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding China: The Opportunities And Challenges

    A Technographics® Document

    For many companies, China offers both an opportunity and a threat. Its size, its history, its political situation, and the attitudes of its consumers present a series of challenges for companies...

    • Downloads: 107
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Exploring The In-App Advertising Opportunity

    In-app advertising is top of mind for mobile marketers today as consumers increasingly spend time using mobile applications on smartphones and tablets. These app users are a captive audience, but...

    • Downloads: 385