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 Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: VMS, Q1 2014

    How Vendors Rank For Contingent Staff And SOW/Services Procurement Engagements

    Companies spend a significant amount of money on nonpermanent workers and they need a vendor management system (VMS) to manage the complexity of a contingent workforce program. But as programs...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Connected Communications Plan For The Post-Digital Era

    Over the past decade, digital triggered an explosion of marketing complexity, leaving a fragmented landscape in its wake and rendering traditional communications planning obsolete. In this...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Integrate YouTube Into Your Communication Strategy

    How To Activate Your Video Assets To Engage With Customers At Each Stage Of The Life Cycle

    As consumers embrace consumption of digital videos with gusto, marketers are waking up to the potential of integrating online video content into their marketing mix. Because YouTube plays a central...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Value-Added Resellers

    A Buyer's Guide To The Evolving Software Reseller Landscape

    For years, Forrester has followed a changing landscape in the software value-added reseller (VAR) market. An increase in direct selling by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), a diminishing role...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Enforce A Just Culture To Fortify The Human Firewall

    Transform Impotent Policies Into The Foundation Of Your Security Program

    In the continually changing landscape of internal and external security threats, S&R professionals must constantly assess the efficacy of their security programs. Although policy is at the core of...

    • Downloads: 101
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Customer Redefines Technology Management Archetypes

    The CIO's Dual Agenda — Both BT And IT — Requires Customer Understanding And Responsiveness

    CIOs now face a dual agenda — BT and IT. This is the age of the customer: a 20-year business cycle in which the most successful companies will reinvent themselves to systematically understand...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Extend CRM Operations With Lead Generation And Management

    The Forrester Wave: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to professionals using or supporting customer relationship management (CRM) applications, especially...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Enhance Your Digital Capabilities With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital disruptors are tearing up the rule books, and no industry is immune. In response, firms must take a different approach to digital strategy, embedding digital capabilities into the heart of...

    • Downloads: 353
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Cisco's Tail-f Acquisition Is Good News For Your Flexible Service Ambitions

    The Move Validates Forrester's Virtual Network Infrastructure Vision

    On June 17, 2014, Cisco announced its acquisition of Tail-f Systems for $175 million in cash and retention incentives. The acquisition helps Cisco deliver on a virtual network infrastructure vision...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:TV Ads Break Their Content Shackles

    TV Ad Targeting Enters The 21st Century, And Marketers Will Finally Be Able To Target Audiences, Not Just Content Type

    Historically, television had just one way of delivering advertising: embedding it directly in the show so everyone who tuned in saw the same ad. But consumers' increasing appetite to watch TV on...

    • Downloads: 116
  • 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: 75
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Is WordPress The Dark Horse Of WCM?

    The Publishing Platform Gains Some Traction In The Enterprise Race

    WordPress is one of the top blogging sites for individuals as well as enterprises, but recently there has been growing attention to the platform's growth beyond these roots. With capabilities...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Applying The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

    Customizing The Private Cloud Forrester Wave To Evaluate Four Common Private Cloud Scenarios

    In November 2013, we published our private cloud solutions Forrester Wave evaluation, where we used 61 criteria to evaluate 10 private cloud solutions vendors. The findings showed how well each...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Digital Business 2014

    Forrester believes every business must transform into a digital business. Digital businesses continuously exploit digital technologies to both create new sources of value for customers and increase...

    • Downloads: 527
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Better Sourcing Can Improve Your Software ROI

    Business Case: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    Many sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals see the problems with their firm's current approach to dealing with the major software providers, but lack the authority to transform it. This...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Brief: Samsung Knox 2.0 Chases The Secure Mobile Market

    But Do Customers Need Another Vertical Enterprise Device Platform?

    The relaunch of Samsung Knox 2.0 was widely talked about at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Customers and partners voiced mixed views on the market potential and the impact Knox will...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Gauging Web Analytics Practices In The Age Of The Customer

    Benchmarks: The Digital Intelligence Playbook

    In the Q2 2014 Forrester Wave™ evaluation of web analytics platforms, we surveyed 54 web analytics customers about their web analytics practices. It's clear from this benchmark data that web...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Assemble The Right Digital Money Management Team

    Organization: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    As digital money management evolves from being a feature of digital banking to the core functionality of many mobile and online services, digital banking executives need to organize a...

    • Downloads: 133
  • 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: 385
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Extract Business Value From Your Mix Model

    Case Study: USAA Leverages A New Model And Processes To Drive Marketing Decisions

    USAA, a large financial services firm, has successfully leveraged marketing mix optimization to uncover the strategic drivers of the business. The insights helped USAA recalibrate marketing and media...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Embed Innovation To Drive Continuous Improvement In Mobile Insurance

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Successful digital insurance executives recognize that their jobs aren't done just because apps and sites are live and the metrics are proving that the launch was a triumph. With expectations set by...

    • Downloads: 223
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 2014

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Retailers' profitability has always depended on the ability to turn inventory fast, since inventory is the principal asset on their balance sheets. Nothing influences inventory turn as much as...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014

    IBM Leads A Mature And Capable Supplier Set

    Amidst a panoply of potential threats, including insourcing pressures, rising costs, the growing threat of domestic US-based alternatives, and the potential impact of immigration reform, India-based...

    • Downloads: 436
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Five Ways To Navigate Privacy Issues In Wearable Computing

    Consider Privacy Up Front When Developing A Wearables Strategy

    Wearables are gaining popularity in both the consumer and enterprise worlds as they open up new technology-enhanced experiences — but with this ascension comes privacy concerns. For example,...

    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:The Engagement Platform's Aggregation Tier

      A Closer Look At The Heart Of Modern Enterprise Architecture

      The Forrester report "Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform" outlined the enterprise architecture required for a successful digital strategy that serves customers via web and mobile channels,...

      • Downloads: 167