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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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 884
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Manage The Cross-Touchpoint Customer Journey

    Processes: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Today's consumer engages through a variety of touchpoints, yet many brands struggle to deliver cross-touchpoint experiences. Too many firms focus on each touchpoint in isolation and fail to enable...

    • Downloads: 2028
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build A Pervasive Corporate Mobile Competency

    Organization: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile strategy has evolved since 2010. Then, a mobile strategy equated to a mobile services road map and technology platform choices. An individual or small team could both create a strategy and...

    • Downloads: 506
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Demands For Effortless Service Must Influence Your Customer Strategy

    Consumers of all generations demand effortless service. They want to use self-service communication channels to quickly get answers to their questions; move between communication channels during a...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 229
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Disruption Hits Retail Financial Services

    Disruptors Deliver Superior Customer Experiences At A Lower Cost

    Digital disruption has arrived in retail financial services. Banks, insurers, and wealth management firms are besieged by a wave of disruptors that aim to use digital tools to deliver superior...

    • Downloads: 373
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building Mobile Services? Location Matters

    Intelligent Location Enables Smart Consumer Engagement

    Consumers are very task-oriented on their mobile phones. At most, they allot a minute or two to check a price, get a boarding pass, or pay a bill. As a result, digital business professionals must...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of 32 large retail banks in Western Europe, North America, and Australia. In general, the firms...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Canadian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    The Big Five Canadian Banks Have Improved Their Mobile Offerings

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of the five largest retail banks in Canada across more than 35 criteria. This report is...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Life360 Wins In Family Mobile Moments

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Mobile Services From Apps To Platforms

    Mobile can transform product and service experiences. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Beacons In Retail

    Vendors Forge Partnerships While Retailers Deploy Pilots

    Retail organizations today are rapidly deploying beacon pilots based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). While this indoor location technology offers the ability to identify a unique shopper within the...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 219
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:United Airlines Drives Self-Service With Mobile

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Your Customer Experience

    Mobile can transform your customer experience. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 188
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Fire Phone Fails; Amazon Doesn't

    Insights, Not Sales, Will Define Amazon's Success

    On June 18, 2014, Amazon announced the launch of a smartphone, named the Fire Phone, with unique hardware and services designed to enhance its core businesses: retail and a digital platform....

    • Downloads: 127
  • 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: 732
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digital Business Imperative

    Vision: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 514
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 381
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: UK Online Grocery Sites

    Forrester evaluated the grocery websites of four supermarkets in the UK — Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose —using its Website Functionality Benchmark methodology. We selected the...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 134
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Retail Segmentation: Emerging Patterns Of Multitouchpoint Shopping

    Using Forrester's Online Retail Segmentation Data To Understand Multitouchpoint Shopping Behavior Across Europe

    European shoppers are embracing an ever increasing range of new devices and touchpoints across the path to purchase. eBusiness professionals must be prepared for the rise of multitouchpoint shopping....

    • Downloads: 241
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose B2B eCommerce Features That Matter

    Where B2B Companies Are Spending Money In 2014

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey 155 B2B eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-its-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey developed detailed insights...

    • Downloads: 200
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 341
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 1880
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2014

    Landscape: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Insurance companies are rolling out a widening range of mobile insurance functionality for both consumers and agents. While there's substantial and growing consumer interest in mobile insurance,...

    • Downloads: 318