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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  • eCommerce
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Christmas Retail Outlook, 2011

    This Christmas Season eBusiness Executives Will Turn To A Wider Range Of Touchpoints Than Ever To Engage Bargain-Hungry, Web-Savvy Shoppers

    Christmas 2011 will see European shoppers more connected, informed, and web-savvy than ever as they head both online and to the high street to find the perfect gift. With overall retail growth...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understand Operational Nuances To Achieve Success With Google Product Listing Ads

    Introduced in late 2012 as a paid model, Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) were readily embraced by marketers of all types. Throughout the past year, spend has increased and the number of PLA...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 291
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Technographics®: Australian Online Shoppers

    Choosing The Right Approach For Your Target Consumers

    Mobile commerce is growing in Australia at a rapid pace. To shape sensible strategies, Australian eBusiness professionals must understand the behavior of their customers. For example, they should...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management (PIM), Q2 2014

    Hybris (An SAP Company), IBM, Informatica, Riversand, And Stibo Systems Lead The Pack, With A Robust Set Of Midmarket Players Close Behind

    In Forrester's 19-criteria evaluation of product information management (PIM) vendors, we identified the 10 most significant providers in the category — ADAM Software, Agility Multichannel,...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailing In Australia 2012: Mobile

    For The First Time, Most Local Online Retailers Sell On Mobile

    Australia knows that mobile's time has come, but the rate at which mobile has become a priority for local online retail professionals is staggering nonetheless. This report highlights the extent to...

    • Downloads: 297
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Lessons Learned From 1,500 Website User Experience Reviews

    Since 1999, Forrester has used its Website User Experience Review methodology to evaluate the user experience of 1,500 websites spanning business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B)...

    • Downloads: 1626
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Don't Confuse Tablet And Mobile Marketing

    Contextual Marketing Demands A Unique Approach To Tablets

    Too many marketing leaders still lump tablets and smartphones in the same mobile bucket. That's a mistake. Why? Because tablets are not primarily mobile devices. Instead, they are mostly used within...

    • Downloads: 670
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 79
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2011: Staffing And Hiring For eBusiness

    eBusiness Leaders Who Struggle To Fill Open Jobs Can't Settle For Mediocrity

    Unemployment plagues the US, yet eBusiness and channel strategy professionals face a counterintuitive problem — hiring. They struggle to fill customer experience, IT, and business analyst...

    • Downloads: 507
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using Video To Drive Online Financial Services Sales

    How Financial Services eBusiness Executives Can Use Online Video

    More people than ever before watch online video. In response, an increasing number of financial services eBusiness teams are using online video to drive sales. Nevertheless, based on our study of...

    • Downloads: 880
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Prepare For Lead-To-Revenue Investments Now

    Balance People And Process To Fund L2RM

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to CMOs, especially those leading marketing for business-to-business (B2B) companies. Here's why:...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:French Online Retail Overview, 2012

    French Online Retail Is On The Brink Of A Multichannel Revolution

    France is the third largest online retail market in Europe; although it will continue to mature and grow at a pace outstripping overall retail growth, there are significant changes in store for...

    • Downloads: 609
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: B2C CMOs Embrace The Post-Digital Landscape

    The post-digital era is upon us — digital has tremendous impact but no longer lives in its own vacuum of marketing tactics. And this will be another year in which fast-paced technology adoption...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Getting Mobile Banking Strategy Right

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Mobile strategies fail when firms approach them as purely technology solutions or marketing initiatives without clear business objectives and stakeholder support. Having a documented strategic plan...

    • Downloads: 812
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Global Marketplaces All Brands Must Know

    The Opportunities For Brand Owners On Amazon, eBay, MercadoLibre, Rakuten, And Tmall

    The global expansion process has changed substantially over the past five years, with eBusiness leaders no longer expanding internationally just by launching a series of direct-to-consumer websites....

    • Downloads: 166
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Socializing The Technology Adoption Cycle

    B2B Marketers Can Influence Buyers' Adoption Stages With Social Media

    Technology marketers face the ongoing challenge of how to align content touches with their customers' preferences for information sources. Social media heightens this challenge because poorly aligned...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: USAA Makes Mobile Remote Deposit A Core Mobile Offering

    Mobile Deposit Service Provides Customer Convenience While Cutting Costs

    In 2009, USAA pioneered mobile remote deposit for its members. Two years later, the mobile deposit service — which is a part of a larger mobile strategy — has exceeded all expectations....

    • Downloads: 477
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Brazil's eCommerce Market

    How Online Retail In Brazil Is Evolving Differently From Other Major Markets

    Despite a slowdown in overall economic growth in Brazil, eCommerce continues to charge ahead. Forrester forecasts that online retail revenues in the country, currently US$10 billion, will double over...

    • Downloads: 943
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Assess The Impact Of Touchpoints Along The Consumer Path-To-Purchase

    How Research Touchpoints Affect Consumer Spending

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 1031
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What You Need To Know About Mobile Payments In China

    China has the world's largest mobile phone market, with both smartphone penetration and mobile Internet adoption surging. Online retailers in China are seeing rapid growth of traffic and sales from...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Measurement Is An eBusiness Imperative

    Performance Management: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile has reached critical mass due to improved infrastructure, advances in device utility, and overall market penetration. Engaging with customers via mobile is unavoidable: Whether or not...

    • Downloads: 645
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor: US Online Youth

    Quantifying The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Brand Interactions For US Online Youth

    It's been more than a year since Forrester published its original report on the "Facebook factor," which quantified the impact of a Facebook fan on brand interactions for US online adults, and social...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Personal Financial Management Solutions

    A Global Guide To Choosing White-Label Personal Financial Management

    Online personal financial management (PFM) is rapidly moving up the priority lists of many eBusiness executives at banks and wealth management firms worldwide. Executives who want to offer online...

    • Downloads: 959
  • 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: 169