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 6 months
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Australia And New Zealand Technology Budgets And Priorities In 2014

    CIOs Begin Supporting The Shift To The Age Of The Customer

    Setting, adjusting, and managing technology budgets is a challenge even in good years — and few CIOs would argue that there are many good years anymore! Even in growth times, CIOs face pressure...

    • Downloads: 163
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Digital Financial Advice

    The Budding Revolution In Free Or Low-Cost Financial Guidance

    Digital financial advice platforms deliver free or low-cost investment and other financial guidance to consumers who are planning for goals such as home ownership, education, and retirement. Startups...

    • Downloads: 348
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Digital Banks

    Digital Banks Offer A More Compelling Digital Banking Experience

    Over the past few years, a wave of new digital banks like Fidor Bank, Jibun Bank, Moven, and Simple have launched, competing to win customers with better digital customer experiences than those...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Digital Investment Managers

    Software-Based Startups Slash The Cost Of Managed Accounts

    Digital investment managers like Nutmeg in the UK and Betterment and Wealthfront in the US use the Internet to offer customized, diversified portfolios — also known as managed accounts —...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Advertising: It's Time To Get Personal

    Dump Your Desktop Approach For Integrated, Individualized Mobile Ads

    Nearly a third of the world's population is equipped with smartphones, and saturation reaches more than two-thirds in major markets like Hong Kong, the UK, and the US. This creates a huge mobile...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Let The Adjacent Possible Guide Your Information Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A new era of information agility is upon us that carries opportunities similar to that of the dot-com boom. But these opportunities depend upon an organization's ability to optimize internal...

    • Downloads: 813
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    US online retail sales continue to thrive: They accounted for almost 9% of the $3.2 trillion total retail market in 2013 and will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: North American Digital Banking

    Digital Disruption Will Push Banks To Innovate In Money Management, Sales, And Cross-Channel Interactions

    Five major forces will affect North American digital banking this year: a heavy regulatory burden; unrelenting changes in technology; consumers' rising digital expectations; digital disruption in...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Targeted-Attack Hierarchy Of Needs, Part 1 Of 2

    Don't Focus On Advanced Detection While Ignoring Foundational Requirements

    Targeted attacks continue to plague organizations, and these intrusions damage the brand, customer loyalty, and margins. Preparing for and responding to these attacks requires a focused and resolute...

    • Downloads: 354
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2014

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a growing number of services and tools to better prepare themselves for any type of event, whether it's natural or manmade; however, that doesn't mean...

    • Downloads: 157
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Plan A Stream Of Emerging Touchpoint Programs

    No two organizations are the same, and that means there is no universal approach to developing a single emerging touchpoint. Developing a stream of these innovative touchpoints is even more...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Enhancing Publishers' Revenues With Pay Walls

    How To Use Pay Walls To Drive Digital Subscription Revenues With Valuable Content

    Publishers have two main streams of revenue: advertising and subscriptions. Until recently, constrained by the expectation that content on the Internet should be free, digital publishers, whether...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Shoppers Buy At General Merchants

    North American Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase

    Consumers today have a myriad of choices when deciding where to shop. The age of the customer is in full swing, and to best serve existing and potential customers, companies need to be...

    • Downloads: 30
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:CISOs Need To Add Customer Obsession To Their Job Description

    Until recently, consumers haven't been overly concerned with cybersecurity. Credit card laws and policies protect customers from theft and fraud by limiting or negating cardholder liability; similar...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Put Money Management At The Heart Of Digital Banking

    Vision: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Digital money management capabilities have significantly progressed since the early days of account aggregation. But robust customer adoption has proved to be elusive for many firms. Unfortunately...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: North American Digital Insurance

    The Age Of The Customer Mandates Five Actions In 2014

    Not that long ago, insurers dictated the engagement model for customers. Those days are gone. Now, customers are changing the rules: They are shifting from being passive sideliners and are willing...

    • Downloads: 568
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State And Direction Of Service Management: Progression, Deceleration, Or Stagnation?

    Benchmarks: The Service Management and Automation Playbook

    "How do we stack up against our peers?" is perhaps the most common question asked of Forrester, and never has this information been more important for service management and automation (SMA)...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Things We Do For… Data

    Many Apps Give You Something For Nothing — Well, Not Quite Nothing

    Forrester has noted the growing presence of applications and websites that provide free services just to capture consumer data and market it to third parties. This report reviews examples of the...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand Through Customer Experience

    Forrester's consumer research confirms the strong relationship between the quality of a brand's customer experience and loyalty measures like willingness to consider the brand for repeat purchase and...

    • Downloads: 408
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Five Best Practices For SaaS Governance

    Balance Customer Experience And Agility With Risk Mitigation

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are an essential part of business strategy in the age of the customer, as they enable better collaboration between employees and customers and support a faster,...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Beware Of The "SaaS" Trap

    SaaS In Name Only Won't Deliver The Same Benefits And May Cost You Much More

    There's a disturbing trend reemerging in our client inquiries of late: rising demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and purchases of solutions that are not really SaaS. When we inform...

    • Downloads: 404
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Analyzing The Value Of Responsive Web Design Can Be Messy

    Digital experience leaders turn to responsive web design (RWD) to meet their customer's rapidly-growing multidevice demands. Unfortunately, RWD takes longer than traditional desktop...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understand Immediacy, Simplicity, And Context

    Processes: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report highlights the key principles of mobile experience that marketing leaders must weave into the process of crafting mobile marketing strategies. As more people own smartphones than ever...

    • Downloads: 1724
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Lost In Data Translation? Forrester's Data Taxonomy To The Rescue

    Create A Common Language For All Things Data In Your Company

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What's the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data or information-as-a-service? Are columnar databases also...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Embrace Cross-Channel Attribution As The New Marketing Measurement Standard

    Executive Overview: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    Marketing measurement has evolved. Brands are embracing advanced measurement methodologies, such as cross-channel attribution, to determine the true impact of all interactions across all devices,...

    • Downloads: 746