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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  • Travel
  • Past 18 months
  • 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 Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Disney Leads The Charge Across The Digital-Physical Divide

    The Magic Kingdom's $1 Billion Bet On Technology Signals A New Era Of Digitally Enhanced Customer Experiences

    Disney has spent $1 billion on MyMagic+, a next-generation technology-fueled customer experience that transforms the way its guests play, stay, and pay at the "most magical place on Earth." Disney...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Delta Air Lines Soared In The Customer Experience Index

    Every year, Forrester uses the results of its Customer Experience Index (CXi) benchmark to see which firms made big strides in the race for customer experience excellence. In our 2014 data, we saw...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Design Sharpens Organizations' Competitive Posture

    How Four Organizations Are Using Business-Centered Integration To Improve Agility And Enter New Markets

    Application integration is a perennial challenge for solution architects and developers, and it's only getting worse with software-as-a-service (SaaS) adding more point solutions to the mix and...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Hampton Hotels Built And Sustains Its Customer-Obsessed Culture

    In 2005, the Hampton hotel brand embarked on a culture transformation intended to differentiate its hotels from competitors by delivering superior guest experiences. Along the way, the team at...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mobile Engagement Demands Process Transformation

    Processes: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    To take advantage of an app in an employee's or customer's pocket, you have to help them accomplish a task quickly and easily whenever they want to and wherever they are. That means CIOs and business...

    • Downloads: 639
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobility And Computing Technologies In The Age Of The Customer

    Six Meta-Trends That Will Influence How You Ensure That Employees Have Access To The Right Technology In 2014 And Beyond

    In 2013, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals saw increased mobility and diversity in the technology that employees could use for their jobs get thrust into the forefront. In 2014, I&O...

    • Downloads: 688
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 3974
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Emirates Uses Customer Journey Maps To Keep The Brand On Course

    Journey Mapping Enables A Diverse Global Airline To Lift Quality Of Service While Growing Rapidly

    Emirates is one of the world's fastest-growing airlines and positions itself as a lifestyle brand, setting high expectations for service quality in a competitive market. As Emirates expanded rapidly,...

    • Downloads: 566
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Design Improves Efficiency And Insight

    How Four Organizations Are Using Business-Centered Integration To Speed Up Optimization

    Application integration is a perennial challenge for solution architects and developers, and it's only getting worse with software-as-a-service (SaaS) adding more point solutions to the mix and...

    • Downloads: 223
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: How TripIt Masters Mobile Moments For Frequent Fliers

    Concur's Travel Organizing App Powerfully Combines Operational Awareness With Mobile Engagement

    Customers' mobile mind shift means they expect service in their immediate context and moment of need. The battle for customers' attention and loyalty will be waged in mobile moments — any time...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, China 2014

    Forrester asked 4,500 online consumers in metro China about their interactions with a variety of companies, gauging the usefulness, usability, and enjoyability of those experiences. Based on these...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Italy 2014

    How good is the experience at leading Italian companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 31 Italian brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 95
  • 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: 82
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: China Eastern Airlines' Corporate App Store Boosts Enterprise Mobility

    China Eastern Airlines (CEA), one of the top airlines in China, estimates that around 50,000 of its employees use mobile devices for work. To support this usage and leverage mobility even further...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: FTC Vs. Wyndham Ruling Further Solidifies The FTC's Role In US Data Security

    Firms Find Themselves In The FTC's Crosshairs By Violating Basic Security Principles

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals: If the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was not on your radar before, it should be now. Protecting consumers and consumer privacy is one of several mandates...

    • Downloads: 32
  • 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: 159
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

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

    • Downloads: 1326
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Amtrak Brings Rail Ticketing Into The 21st Century

    Mobile Ticketing Heralds A Cultural Revolution For Amtrak

    When Amtrak's senior director of business mobile systems set about bringing the rail ticketing process into the 21st century, he faced a double challenge. He was not only embarking on an ambitious...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: JetBlue Scores With Its In-Flight Super Bowl Experience

    While other major airlines focused on advertising activities related to the Super Bowl, JetBlue Airways focused on actually doing something that customers cared about: helping them enjoy the game...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Advance To Next-Generation Personalization

    Support Relevant Digital Experiences In The Multichannel World With Contextual Experiences

    Organizations have long personalized their websites for customer segments. Now they need to go further, first by delivering the right experience to the right user at the right time and on the right...

    • Downloads: 1123
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Companies Improved Their Customer Experience Index Scores, 2014

    Processes: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Forrester interviewed customer experience (CX) professionals at brands that showed the biggest year-over-year improvement in our annual CX benchmark. We asked them what they and their companies did...

    • Downloads: 529
  • 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: 211
  • 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: 398