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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    Report:Using The Online Channel To Tap Into China's Luxury Goods And Services Shoppers

    With the rapid growth and significant changes in China's luxury goods and services market in the past decade, many eBusiness professionals are finding it difficult to navigate this rapidly evolving...

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    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: 171
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    Report:Why More Banks Should Put Search On Their Secure Websites

    Online Bankers Say Search Is Important But Low In Quality, And Many Banks Don't Offer Search On Their Secure Websites

    Banks routinely upgrade and enhance their secure websites with an eye toward meeting users' needs, driving sales, and differentiating from competitors. Key decisions in this process often revolve...

    • Downloads: 173
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    Report:Case Study: mBank Builds A Next-Generation Online Banking Experience

    Poland's mBank launched a revolutionary new online banking platform on June 4, 2013. The new platform delivers a new generation of digital banking, with a mix of customer-centric interfaces, advanced...

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    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

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

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    Total online retail spending within the three Latin American (LATAM) countries covered in this forecast -- Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico -- is expected to reach $47.3 billion by 2018, up...

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    Report:Case Study: Bank Of The West Jump-Starts eBill Adoption

    eBill Adoption Rate Increases By 89% In Six Months

    While firms have measured the positive bottom-line benefits from eBill users, few banks have put the full force of their marketing efforts behind the service to grow adoption. But the adoption game...

    • Downloads: 128
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    Report:Commerce And Content: The Perfect Couple Or A Tumultuous Affair?

    Choosing Between eCommerce And Web Content Management Solutions

    Companies need cohesive digital customer experiences, but marketing and eCommerce groups often operate in silos with differing objectives, which leads them to buy and operate independent solutions...

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    Report:Mobile's Trojan Horse: The Messaging Platform

    Engage Customers In Their Mobile Moments — Even If The Moments Aren't Yours

    Companies with a strong mobile user base are going public and being acquired for astounding valuations. Some have no revenue, and you likely haven't heard of most of these companies. You are probably...

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    Report:The ROI Of Digital Business Transformation

    Business Case: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Kick-starting a digital business transformation can be a daunting prospect for an eBusiness professional. Firms are investing tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars in the wholesale...

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    Report:Define New Metrics For Digital Business Success

    Performance Management: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business has broken traditional metrics. Key performance indicators (KPIs) that measure the success of a single touchpoint fail to inform eBusiness executives of the impact of consumer...

    • Downloads: 674
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    Report:Craft The Right Digital Wallet Strategy For Your Financial Institution

    With Digital Wallets, One Size Doesn't Fit All

    Digital wallets are poised to transform the way consumers shop and pay retailers, restaurants, and service providers. Early wallets are enabling the convergence of offers, coupons, loyalty, and...

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    Report:Market Overview: eCommerce Fraud Management Solutions, 2014

    Selecting A Fraud Management Partner For Your eCommerce Needs

    eBusiness professionals are responsible for the profitability of the online channel, and secure and efficient transactions are absolutely essential to eCommerce profitability. As eCommerce grows...

    • Downloads: 200
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    Report:Forrester Research Digital Banking Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (EU-7)

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    2013 marked the first year in which a majority of EU-7 adults with bank accounts accessed digital banking services via a PC, tablet, or mobile phone. While tech-savvy countries like the Netherlands...

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    Report:Understanding Digital Wallet Options For Your Business

    With Digital Wallets, One Size Doesn't Fit All

    Digital wallets are poised to transform the way consumers shop and pay retailers, restaurants, and service providers. Early wallets are enabling the convergence of offers, coupons, loyalty, and...

    • Downloads: 504
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    Report:Mobile App Or Mobile Web? It's A Choice, Not A Battle

    Neither Is Perfect, But Either Could Be Perfect For Your Customer

    Companies struggle to choose between building a mobile app and implementing a mobile website. The decision becomes a battle shrouded in competing points of view and often a lack of customer...

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    Report:Digital Financial Services Teams Should Embrace Game Mechanics

    Digital teams at financial services firms have been slower than digital teams in other industries to adopt game mechanics. But the success of game mechanics in sectors like airlines and education has...

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    Report:Benchmarking B2B eCommerce Technology Investment And Initiatives

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey B2B eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-its-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey developed detailed insights...

    • Downloads: 156
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    Report:US Cross-Channel Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Like last year, our cross-channel retail forecast reveals that as consumers use smartphones more frequently and become more accustomed to shopping online, they're more likely to use the Web to...

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    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...

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    Report:Must-Have Features On Banks' Secure Websites

    Understanding Consumer Use And Best Practices Can Guide Providers Toward Online Banking Success

    For banks, getting their secure websites right is critical to business success. So how can digital teams at banks ensure their websites meet or exceed user expectations? Our data shows that some...

    • Downloads: 265
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    Report:Solving The Quandary Of Responsive Design

    Seven Key Questions That Will Guide eBusiness Leaders To Make The Right RWD Decisions

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

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    Report:Build An Agile Organization

    eBusiness leaders face an increasing number of organizational challenges. Delivering compelling cross-touchpoint customer experiences demands cross-functional collaboration and fundamentally new ways...

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    Report:Benchmarking B2B eCommerce Sales And Marketing Initiatives

    Benchmarks: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-their-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey...

    • Downloads: 218
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

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    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...