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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  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
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    Report:The Next Act For Usage-Based Car Insurance

    US Insurers Strive To Kindle Demand Among Tepid Buyers

    Smart devices, smartphones, and smart cars are converging to create what should be a smart insurance choice for safe drivers and their insurers: usage-based insurance (UBI). The policy option is a...

    • Downloads: 163
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Define Your Digital Transformation Partner Strategy

    Establish A Lean Governance Model To Drive Value From Digital Partners

    Few organizations are fully equipped to deliver every aspect of their digital strategy. eBusiness professionals need help, yet they face a complex and constantly changing landscape: As consumers...

    • Downloads: 145
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    Report:Create Your Global eCommerce Road Map

    Road Map: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    eBusiness professionals with a global initiative often understand the potential opportunity in front of them, but may be unsure of how to capitalize on it. This report, the road map chapter for the...

    • Downloads: 211
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    Report:Disrupting Finance: Social Lending

    P2P Lending Marketplaces Will Continue To Disintermediate Banks

    Social lending is the practice of lending money to unknown individuals or businesses without the involvement of banks and other traditional financial institutions. Social lending marketplaces like...

    • Downloads: 169
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    Report:While Retail Footfall Decreases, Digital Influence On Consumer Shopping Behavior Increases

    ForecastView Document

    Forrester recently launched its first European Web-influenced retail sales forecast and European mobile and tablet commerce forecasts. This report provides insight into the online factors that...

    • Downloads: 16
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    Report:Disrupting Finance: Social Investing

    Social investing platforms like Covestor, eToro, and wikifolio threaten to disrupt personal investing by bringing the wisdom of the crowd and the stock-picking of talented individuals to mainstream...

    • Downloads: 148
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    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Payments Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

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    While paper and physical charge cards continue to dominate online and offline retail shopping transactions, mobile payments doubled in the last year and will continue to grow at 43% annually through...

    • Downloads: 9
  • 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: 710
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    Report:2014 European Online Banking Functionality Benchmark

    mBank Offers The Most Extensive Secure Site Functionality

    Digital teams at banks should continuously evaluate their secure websites to look for improvements to online banking content and functionality. These teams want to know how their online banking...

    • Downloads: 133
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    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: 297
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    Report:2014 US Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Chase And U.S. Bank Top Our Review Of US Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the five largest retail banks in the US across more than 35 criteria. The banks have...

    • Downloads: 300
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail sales in Western Europe are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% over the next five years, with the highest growth coming from Southern Europe. Although a majority...

    • Downloads: 10
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    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 347
  • 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: 272
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    Report:2014 UK Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Barclays Tops Our Review Of UK Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the seven largest retail banks and building societies in the UK on more than 35...

    • Downloads: 113
  • 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: 306
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 347
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    Report:Trends 2014: Staffing And Hiring For eBusiness

    Our Annual Benchmark Of eBusiness Team Sizes And Job Functions

    In our annual organizational and staffing survey of eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, we found that while eBusiness budgets and team sizes are growing, finding the skills and capabilities...

    • Downloads: 199
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    Report:The Evolution Of Global eCommerce Markets

    Vision: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global eCommerce is evolving — rapidly. Consumers around the globe are migrating online, with shopping increasingly becoming a key part of the online experience. Countries vary greatly in their...

    • Downloads: 1845
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    Report:Understand The Digital Business Landscape

    Landscape: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive and thrive in the age of the customer, businesses must become digital. As an eBusiness professional, you face the growing reality that your customers, your touchpoints, your competitors,...

    • Downloads: 515
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    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: 235
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    Report:Trends 2014: European Digital Insurance

    Digital Executives Must Lead The Transformation To Digital Business

    Digital disruption has arrived in insurance. Years of slow growth, low consumer trust, and heavy regulation have weakened incumbents. In the meantime, customer expectations have been rising, fuelling...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Is Your Responsive Site Performing?

    Optimize Your Responsive Website Performance To Overcome Mobile Hurdles

    This report, originally written for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, is an important read for any eBusiness professional evangelizing responsive web design (RWD) within...

    • Downloads: 155
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    Report:Disrupting Finance: Social Insurance

    Social Insurance Platforms Will Struggle To Drive Adoption

    Social insurance enables people in need of insurance to connect and pool their money and risks. It is facilitated by startups like Friendsurance, jFloat, and Peercover that, with the help of digital...

    • Downloads: 167
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    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: 339