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
  • Consumer Technographics
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Digital Travel Business

    Multichannel Strategies To Better Serve The Connected Traveler

    The act of traveling may always be immune to digital disruption, but the way in which travelers engage with the experience is ripe for digital enhancement. The Internet has revolutionized the way in...

    • Downloads: 403
  • 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: 517
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Digital Store

    Landscape: The Digital Store Playbook

    The face of retail is changing. In-store digital experimentation is well underway, and eBusiness executives have the technical know-how and an increasingly cross-functional view to lead these...

    • Downloads: 363
  • 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: 28
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Do Teens Use Social Media?

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In 2014, it would be difficult to find a US teen that doesn't use social media on a regular basis. The majority of young consumers ages 12 to 17 connect with their friends on social networks every...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ranking The Most Agile US Banks

    Banks are burdened with sizable infrastructure, struggle to service traditional and emerging channels, are severely boxed in by increasing compliance demands, and are not particularly nimble —...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of Customer Service In 2014

    Vision: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    In the age of the customer, executives don't decide how customer-centric their companies are — customers do. Changes such as the explosion of digital communications, mobility, and the...

    • Downloads: 2626
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. Our...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, UK 2014

    How good is the experience at leading UK companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 28 UK brands...

    • Downloads: 241
  • 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: 353
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Consistent Customer Experience Drives Airline Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Airlines

    Airlines battle daily to win market share, but they are losing the battle for brand resonance. Airline chief marketing officers (CMOs) must work harder to secure loyal customers and build more solid...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Consumer Healthcare Segmentation

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In the age of the customer, companies need to have a solid understanding of their customers' and prospects' behaviors and needs in order to best serve them. With the onset of the Patient Protection...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Services Frontier For The Digital Consumer

    Services For The Digital Self

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief customer officers. And here's why: As consumers continue to aggregate data — spanning personal and work-related...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Brand By Delivering Customer Value

    Vision: The Content Marketing Playbook

    To counter increasing media fragmentation and consumer disenchantment with advertising, marketers have begun to exploit the power of digital and social media by building large followings around...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Commerce Is Poised To Take Off In India

    The Growth Of Online Shopping On Feature Phones, Smartphones, And Tablets Will Catalyze The Growth Of Mobile Commerce In India

    The number of smartphone and tablet owners in India will double by 2017 as mobile devices increasingly become extensions of consumers' lifestyles. A host of macro factors, such as the emergence of a...

    • Downloads: 40
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Introducing The New Social Technographics®: The First Step Toward Social Success

    Landscape: The Social Marketing Playbook

    For most marketers, the question is no longer whether their customers use social media but rather how best to use social media to interact with those customers. So we've created a new data model...

    • Downloads: 1840
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 836
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Misconceptions: Uncovering How Consumers Actually Use Their Mobile Phone

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    Mobile phone adoption has undeniably changed the way consumers behave, think, and engage. This has prompted marketing leaders to rethink their outreach strategies and adapt to keep pace with the...

    • Downloads: 99
  • 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: 220
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Q&A: The Privacy-Personalization Paradox

    Strike A Balance Without Losing Competitive Advantage Or Consumer Trust

    Marketers today find themselves in a Catch-22. On the one hand, their customers want to be recognized and rewarded for their loyalty with better-tailored content and offers. On the other hand, those...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Bring-Your-Own-Thing Enables The Digital Business

    Navigating Internet-Of-Things Business Models — A CIO Perspective

    Digital business is the imperative to stay competitive in the age of the customer. Easier said than done for a manufacturer of traditional physical goods. Here the Internet of Things (IoT) provides...

    • Downloads: 263
  • 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: 184
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Digital Banking Forecast, 2014 To 2018

    Tablet Banking Will Overtake Mobile Banking By As Soon As 2016

    Online and mobile banking are now widespread across Western Europe, with small numbers of people banking on tablets. Over the next five years, growing adoption of smartphones and tablets will result...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Measure Content Marketing For Success

    Performance Management: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing is one of marketers' biggest winners in terms of net new budget, as they realize that valuable, customer-centric content is an effective way to engage with empowered customers. With...

    • Downloads: 214