Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Knowledge Work Pushes The Dynamic Case Management Market

    Vendors Advance Their Design Time And Runtime Features

    There are fewer production workers who perform repetitive tasks. Work is becoming more knowledge-based and much less structured. As a result, the dynamic case management (DCM) market is expanding to...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data In Banking: It's Time To Act

    Compete In The Age Of The Customer By Making Use Of All The Available Data

    Big data is a key trend for many industries, including financial services in general and banking in particular. Key business drivers in the banking industry, such as improving customer service,...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Readiness Assessment For Application Strategy Transformation

    This tool is a self-test to determine how ready a company is to transform its application strategy by moving away from providing cost-effective systems of record and toward driving compelling user...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update 2011: Are Home Agents Right For Your Contact Center?

    The Challenges And Benefits Of Supporting Work-At-Home Agents

    Forrester identified issues facing contact center infrastructure and operations (I&O) managers in November 2008, when we first published this report. In 2011 with the economy strengthening, they now...

    • Downloads: 415
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Drive Service Management Adjustments With Peer Comparisons

    This report outlines Forrester's solution to benchmark your service management and automation (SMA) initiative. To understand the current state and future of SMA, Forrester partnered with the USA...

    • Downloads: 1499
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: The Software Market In Transformation, 2011 And Beyond

    Shifting Buying Preferences Lead To New Software Priorities

    As the global information and communications technology market recovers from recession, the software market — the largest IT subsegment — is fueling the growth. More importantly, for the...

    • Downloads: 1268
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Learning And Talent Development, Q1 2013

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Learning and talent development are closely aligned in the best talent vendor offerings. This area of human resource management (HRM) is fast-growing and innovative in its use of social, cloud, and...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Update 2011: Q&A: SharePoint Licensing Complexities

    Licensing SharePoint, And How Federation And Virtualization Play A Role

    Microsoft's SharePoint has been a runaway success with many companies: so much so, that it tests the mettle of infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who are charged with building and...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Ground Applications Strategy In Business Imperatives

    Business Strategy: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines the role of business strategy in Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business applications strategy. Large firms are...

    • Downloads: 426
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: EMC Tames Oracle ERP Data Growth

    Informatica Helps Archive Data To Improve Performance And Lower Cost

    Like most large organizations, EMC struggles with the performance and manageability of mission-critical applications because of increased data volume and user numbers. In the past, EMC added more...

    • Downloads: 270
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The New Software Paradigm: Buy-, Deploy-, And Pay-As-You-Like

    New Flexible Business Models Cannibalize Traditional Software Markets

    Software is the biggest and fastest growing of all tech industry segments. However, its growth is fueled by disruption — new technologies and changing market demand are cannibalizing...

    • Downloads: 429
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The IT-Driven Energy Revolution

    Translating Utilities' Business Transformation Into IT Opportunities

    The utilities industry is going through a massive business transformation based on the digitization and the convergence of energy and information networks. Smart computing technology enables...

    • Downloads: 861
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right CRM Solutions For Your Organization

    Tools And Technology: The CRM Playbook

    Traversing the customer relationship management (CRM) technology landscape is challenging — particularly due to the rise of social computing, the increasing adoption of software-as-a-service...

    • Downloads: 1057
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: ePurchasing And Contract Life-Cycle Management In 2011 To 2012

    The Four Forces Of Cloud, Smart, Verticals, And Networks Are Reshaping Markets

    Four forces are keeping the $5 billion ePurchasing and contract life-cycle management (CLM) software markets highly competitive and dynamic. First, cloud delivery via software-as-a-service (SaaS) is...

    • Downloads: 1010
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:ASEAN CIOs Will Face Tighter Budgets And Shifted Priorities In 2014

    The growth of the technology industry in ASEAN in 2014 will likely mirror that of the region's GDP — that is, it will lack intensity and vigor as CIOs continue to face pressure to cut...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: Winning Software Strategies

    Unveiling The Software Strategies Of Top-Performing Companies

    During November 2011 and December 2011, Forrester surveyed 2,438 software decision-makers across Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and the US to determine their spending priorities around software. To...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:I&O Execs: It's Time To Rediscover BSM

    Look To BSM Point Tools To Improve I&O's Change Management And Incident Management Processes

    The original business service management (BSM) concept is founded on the capability to map business services to infrastructure components. This gives end users visibility into IT as well as bridges...

    • Downloads: 391
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft's Asia Pacific Analyst Summit 2013

    Clear Signs Of Progress Despite Obvious Internal Resistance

    Forrester attended Microsoft's second annual Asia Pacific Analyst Summit in Singapore last week for an update on the company's progress in transforming into a devices and services company. The event...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Organize To Deliver And Manage Application Transformation

    Organization: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines the organizational component of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business application strategy. Every firm faces a...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Global Banking Platform Deals 2012

    Market Heat Returns After A Prolonged Cooldown

    Forrester surveyed 29 vendors of globally deployed banking platforms on their 2012 deals. The results indicate a growing market: We counted nearly 20% more deals in 2012 than in 2011 among firms that...

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Top Ways To Combat Survey Fatigue

    Customer experience professionals depend on surveys for their voice of the customer (VoC) and customer experience (CX) measurement programs. But with so many surveys coming at each individual...

    • Downloads: 394
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Software-As-A-Service Adoption In Europe

    Forrsights For Business Technology

    This document provides an analysis of key drivers and trends for software-as-a-service (SaaS) across Western Europe. By extracting and analyzing an extensive data set of three recent Forrester...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Source Effective Service Management And Automation Capabilities

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Service Management And Automation Playbook

    This Forrester report provides infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and teams with a methodology to source their tools for effective service management and automation (SMA). This is...

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Amazon's Mayday Turns Customer Support Into Customer Experience

    Amazon.com's recently announced Mayday customer support feature is a major improvement on existing approaches, enabling customers to connect to live customer support professionals 24x7x365 —...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Surviving Software Compliance Audits

    Control Each Stage Of The Process To Minimize The Risks

    Forrester clients continue to face increasing software audit activity as more publishers institute license compliance processes or expand their existing programs. This report will summarize the best...

    • Downloads: 422