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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  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    Alternatives To Google Apps And Microsoft Office 365 Emerge

    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio....

    • Downloads: 411
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1208
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Process-Driven Business Of 2020

    Why And How To Shift From Incremental Improvement To Transformation

    Business executives expect the CIO to help continuously improve processes by implementing major software suites, developing new apps, or enhancing existing processes. Spurred by the great recession,...

    • Downloads: 2125
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pioneer Vendors: Personal Cloud

    Unified Interfaces For Personal Cloud Services

    Individuals rely on personal cloud services like Dropbox and Evernote to manage an expanding array of digital content online. As such services proliferate, their users will seek ways to better unify...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Your Next Portal Should Be An Engagement Workplace

    Social, Documents, Mobile, And Transactions Become Imperatives

    Many organizations face an aging and ineffective existing portal infrastructure. Upgrading will require a very different strategy that will not include anything that looks like an existing portal. A...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1117
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Avoid Tactical, Narrow Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Strategies

    Strategic Plan: Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders developing a communications and collaboration infrastructure (CCI) strategic plan. Developing such a plan...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Collaborative Advice

    Using Digital Touchpoints To Enhance Advisor-Client Relationships

    In the past, financial advisors and agents typically didn't involve clients in the advice generation process. They worked their magic behind the scenes and then presented clients with the final...

    • Downloads: 492
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Personal Communications Services, Q3 2013

    The Rise Of Personal Communications Tools In The Enterprise

    Empowered employees are embracing personal cloud-based communications and collaboration services, like Skype or Facebook Messenger. Any empowered employees expect to use these collaboration channels...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Emerging Trends: Social Collaboration Is Poised To Accelerate ERP Business Processes

    It's Early Days For Adoption, But Use Cases Are Starting To Take Shape

    Application development and delivery professionals will benefit from new technologies that will both help them engage at a deeper level with their peers as well as enable them to access a wider set...

    • Downloads: 701
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Pioneer Is Transforming Its Portal Into An Engagement Workplace

    Support Your Users With An Interactive, Integrated, And Intuitive Portal

    Over the past several years, forward-thinking organizations have begun to move from intranets, which they primarily used for publishing static content, to "engagement workplaces," which add...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Changing Cloud Agenda

    Cloud Computing Shifts From Cost To Innovation

    Cloud computing continues to grow at a tremendous speed. But as the market and the understanding of cloud computing grows, the drivers and deployment scenarios that framed the initial cloud agenda...

    • Downloads: 1398
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Continually Improve Business Meetings With Better Process And Technology

    If You're Not Planning Your Meetings, You're Planning To Fail

    With 37% of information workers spending an hour or more in meetings every day, it's crucial to make that time productive. Organizing the meeting and using the right collaboration tools is a great...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Smart Process Applications Fill A Big Business Gap

    They Will Grow Twice As Fast As The Enterprise Application Market

    Smart process apps are a new category of application software designed to support business activities that are people-intensive, highly variable, loosely structured, and subject to frequent change....

    • Downloads: 900
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Red Robin Builds An Agile Customer-Centric Culture With Yammer

    The Restaurant Uses Social Tools To Engage Employees And Accelerate Innovations That Customers Crave

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a US restaurant chain, competes in a crowded market where customer tastes change rapidly. As such, the company must build an organization that can quickly change its...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Records Managers Must Focus On Business Needs, Budgets, And Technology To Succeed

    Forrester Research And ARMA International Records Management Online Survey, Q3 2013

    This report outlines the results of the fifth annual joint survey conducted by Forrester Research and ARMA International on records management (RM) trends. RM decision-makers have reported consistent...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Leveraging Live Streaming And On-Demand Video In The Enterprise

    Communications, Training, And Collaboration Dominate Usage Scenarios

    A growing number of content and collaboration professionals are interested in using webcasting and YouTube-like video portals internally for corporate communications and training. Why? They recognize...

    • Downloads: 830
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How Smart Companies Take Advantage Of Smart Meeting-Room Technology

    New Tools Optimize Meeting-Room Utilization And Promote Effective Collaboration

    In a world of smartphones, smart cars, smart buildings, and smart cities, how do touchscreen, mobile, sensor, big data, and other smart technologies apply to the conference room? Although technology...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Informal Learning Dominates Corporate And Customer Learning Approaches

    Informal learning — as an individual activity and as an activity in a social setting — is experiencing tremendous growth. This interest is due to three factors: Millennials in the...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Collaborating Internally To Serve Empowered Customers — The Australian Approach

    In the age of the customer, businesses face a new era of increasingly empowered customers, shifting technology budgets and spending, and sputtering customer experience efforts. We wanted to know if...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Your Workforce Computing Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    This report was originally published on September 27, 2012; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy, most recently in June 2014. We have included the most...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Communicate And Manage Change For The BT Strategic Planning Process

    Since BT strategic planning requires a radically different approach, having a strong change management process is essential for success. This report explores both the critical aspects of change...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: A Road Map For Creating A Best Practice Global UC Strategy

    How A Manufacturer Defined Its UC Strategy With A Business And End User Focus

    Companies with widely distributed international operations often struggle to create a road map for a best practice unified communications (UC) strategy. This report summarizes some of the major...

    • Downloads: 579
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: On-Premises Unified Communications And Collaboration, Q2 2014

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 29-criteria evaluation of enterprise on-premises unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions vendors, we identified the 11 most significant providers — Aastra...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Helping Information Workers Find The Value In Collaboration Tools

    Forrester's Convenience Quotient Weighs The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Tools To Predict What Technologies Employees Will Use

    Content and collaboration (C&C) professionals are helping their businesses deploy a number of tools to keep information workers connected and productive. However, Forrester data consistently shows...

    • Downloads: 871