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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  • Multichannel Customer Experience
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Build Seamless Experiences Now

    Experience Persistence Transforms Fragmented Interactions Into A Unified System Of Engagement

    Multidevice ownership and pervasive connectivity mean customers now have, use, and expect multiple ways to interact with companies far beyond the desktop or retail outlet. This change in behavior is...

    • Downloads: 703
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Content Providers Are Disrupting China's Mobile Device Market

    Explosive 3G adoption in China over the past 24 months has made mobile Internet a much more competitive landscape, with new and unconventional market players entering the fray. Most of the activity...

    • Downloads: 179
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Mandate For eBusiness Professionals

    Business Case: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile offers eBusiness professionals the opportunity to engage with consumers at every step of their purchasing journeys, from upper-funnel demand generation through replenishment or repeat...

    • Downloads: 1011
  • 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: 135
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing's Big Data Destiny

    How To Make Business Buyer Data Actionable

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs who make business decisions based on internal data, with all of its imperfections and gaps, risk the same fate as hikers who head off into the wilderness without a...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Clothing, Footwear, And Accessories

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    Window shopping can be trendy, but "screen shopping" might be next season's newest fashion. With the proliferation of online garment retailers, fashion labels' aggressive digital campaigns, and...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Winning The Customer Experience Game

    Best Practices For CIOs

    Customer experience (CX) is too often thought of in terms of the IT help desk. But CIOs and their IT teams are increasingly being challenged with improving the customer experience for the...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Mobile Authentication: Is This My App? Is This My User?

    Strategy Deep Dive: The Mobile Security And Operations Playbook

    Mobile devices are everywhere: at work, in the hands of your customers, and with employees. Security and risk (S&R) professionals need to provide users with secure and seamless mobile access to...

    • Downloads: 664
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Follow Best Practices To Encourage Mobile Insurance Use

    Processes: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    The future of insurance is mobile, yet the path to that future is riddled with obstacles. One of the biggest is the low adoption rate of mobile sites and apps. This stems partly from the...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Rethink Marketing In The Customer's Context

    How B2B Marketers Need To Recast Their Approach

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketers must face a new reality: Customers seek a range of inputs as they embark on solving business needs. Some executives prefer vendors that can create and deliver on...

    • Downloads: 860
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:This Isn't Your Grandfather's Service Desk

    How To Transform Your Service Desk To A Customer-Experience-Focused Organization

    While the service desk remains the primary point of contact for business customers with issues, questions, and challenges related to their hardware and software, the traditional metrics focus on...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Best Practices Case Study: B2B Ratings And Reviews

    Processes: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    As B2B organizations embark on an eCommerce path, there are many features, functions, and interfaces from which to choose to maximize their business opportunity. Separating the wheat from the chaff...

    • Downloads: 775
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Maturity Equates To Mobile Competency

    Assessment: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    eBusiness professionals began to develop mobile services in earnest with the launch of the Apple App Store in 2008. They now have five-plus years of experience under their belts. Initially, they...

    • Downloads: 652
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Using Technology To Drive In-Store Customer Engagement

    How To Start Employing Emerging Technologies To Join Physical And Virtual Shopping Experiences

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals at retail firms have an opportunity to help their companies employ in-store technologies to craft superior engagement strategies. As I&O becomes a...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Five Creative Approaches For Using Personas And Customer Journey Maps Effectively

    Personas and customer journey maps are central to companies' customer understanding programs. To understand how firms can get the full benefit from these tools, Forrester interviewed both vendor and...

    • Downloads: 1224
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Luxury Retailer's Guide To Agile Commerce

    A new breed of luxury goods online shopper has arrived that is young, tech-savvy, Internet-aware, mobile-enabled, and embracing tablets fast. This new breed of global consumer is keen to find fresh...

    • Downloads: 598
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Methods And Techniques For CX-Driven Transformation

    Companies that set out to transform the customer experience (CX) they deliver need to redesign their firms from the outside-in — starting with the experience they want customers to have and...

    • Downloads: 294
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Governments Embrace New Modes Of Constituent Engagement

    Social Media, Mobility, And Open Data Transform eGovernment From Electronic To Engaged

    One of the most significant changes in city governance has been the growing trend toward constituent engagement — both with individual citizens and local businesses. Even in non-democratic...

    • Downloads: 522
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:More Than Hype: Determining When To Use Responsive Web Design

    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...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Adopt The Customer Life Cycle To Win In The Age Of The Customer

    Executive Overview: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    There is widespread recognition that the old way of marketing — driving awareness through push advertising — has sputtered and slowed in the wake of media fragmentation and the disruptive...

    • Downloads: 736
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European In-Store Pickup Service Best Practices

    Addressing Consumers' Need For Immediacy And Cost Savings

    European consumers continue to make use of all of the touchpoints that eBusiness professionals offer when making purchases. Click and collect serves multichannel buyers' fundamental needs by allowing...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2013

    The only source of competitive advantage is the one that can survive technology-fueled disruption: an obsession with understanding, connecting with, serving, and delighting customers. But as...

    • Downloads: 2789
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Loyola Marymount University Embraces ITSM To Improve Service

    For Loyola Marymount University's (LMU's) Information Technology Services (ITS), underdeveloped process, limited communication and transparency, as well as outdated tools and a siloed organization,...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Great Mobile Experiences Are Built On Systems Of Engagement

    Vision: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT...

    • Downloads: 1013
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Road To Social Business Transformation Starts With A Burning Platform

    Road Map: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business technology can transform the way employees work by eliminating barriers to collaboration, improving customer engagement, and accelerating the flow of information and ideas. But even...

    • Downloads: 899