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 18 months
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:A Tsunami Of Empowerment Will Hit Your Network With The Internet Of Things

    Empower The Lines Of Business With Virtual Network Infrastructure

    The empowered era — cloud, virtualization, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)—pummeled the network and networking teams. This deluge isn't letting up, as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 383
  • 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: 260
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index

    Analyzing The Appetites Of Your Mobile Customers

    You can better connect with your customers by engaging with them in their mobile moments. But which customers are ready? In this report, we introduce the newly revised Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI),...

    • Downloads: 379
  • 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: 101
  • 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:The Customer Experience Index, Germany 2014

    How good is the experience at leading German companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 25 German brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 104
  • 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: 405
  • 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: 220
  • 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: 153
  • 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: 1133
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Leveraging Outsourcing Services To Accelerate IT Maturation

    Emerging Asia Steps Up

    In terms of IT maturity, companies in emerging Asia — that is, Asia Pacific excluding Australia, Japan, and New Zealand — lag behind their Western counterparts. Up to now, the lack of...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Key Emerging Technologies Bring Opportunity To Chinese Businesses

    Chinese Enterprise Architects Must Lead Tech Research And Guide Usage To Realize Business Benefits

    Emerging technologies such as big data, mobility, and cloud are powering the age of the customer and creating a market where innovators disrupt traditional leaders and startups have greater...

    • Downloads: 137
  • 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: 694
  • 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: 96
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Best And Worst Of Chinese-Language Websites, 2013

    Forrester has been evaluating website user experiences since 1999, and we've completed more than 1,500 site reviews so far. This year, for the first time, we turned our attention to Chinese-language...

    • Downloads: 97
  • 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: 571
  • 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: 625
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Paid Search In 2012

    Benchmarks: The Search Marketing Playbook

    Forrester applied an adjusted version of its search marketing review methodology to 300 paid search ads from the retail, travel, consumer packaged goods (CPG), media and entertainment, financial...

    • Downloads: 1313
  • 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: 65
  • 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: 1335
  • 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: 11
  • 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: 66
  • 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: 243
  • 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 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: 848