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:US Mobile Travel Bookers

    A Consumer Technographics® Overview

    In a world of smartphones, tablets, the mobile Internet, and apps, there is a small but important group of US travelers who have used their connectedness to book leisure trips on a mobile device in...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Best Western Great Britain Wins Validation For Customer Experience Strategy

    In 2010, Best Western International in Great Britain was a midmarket brand struggling to stand out in a sea of budget hotels and prove its value to customers. Partnering with customer experience...

    • Downloads: 86
  • 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: 614
  • 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: 142
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Create A People-Focused HRM Business Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Companies need a human resource management (HRM) strategy that focuses on finding and developing successful employees who meet company goals and supporting them not only with a traditional...

    • Downloads: 384
  • 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: 13
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own customers? This report helps answer that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 1805
  • 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: 274
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Complex Customer Loyalty Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Are you among the many customer insights professionals trying to boost your customers' loyalty but confused by the number of vendors offering loyalty solutions? The escalating importance of customer...

    • Downloads: 2509
  • 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: 108
  • 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: 231
  • 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: 36
  • 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: 261
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, France 2014

    How good is the experience at leading French companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 38 French...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Search Engine Marketing Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending on paid search and search engine optimization (SEO) for each of the 17 Western European countries. Segments paid search spending by 11 different verticals. Includes historical...

    • Downloads: 7
  • 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: 711
  • 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: 75
  • 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: 949
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    By 2018, nearly half of EU-7 eCommerce sales will take place on tablets and mobile phones, driven by strong tablet adoption and growth in smartphone and tablet retail buyers. Consumers display...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Lessons Learned From Chinese Airlines' Customer Engagement Strategies

    I&O Professionals In China Are Adapting To The Age Of The Customer

    Chinese business leaders are recognizing that the market landscape is changing; demanding customers have driven customer acquisition, retention, and service to the top of their business priority hit...

    • Downloads: 78
  • 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: 4011
  • 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: 437
  • 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: 148
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Your Company Needs A Mobile Organization

    Organization: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    Mobile touches every part of your business. Customers crave apps to access your core services. Employees keep work moving forward from any location — meeting room, kitchen table, or soccer...

    • Downloads: 633
  • 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: 84