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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  • Application Development & Delivery
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    Report:SOA Plays An Important Role In A Telco Merger

    EE Uses SOA To Unify Business Operations Across Three Separate Brands

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies continue to add significant value in the industry. EE, a UK digital telecommunications company formed by merging the UK operations of T-Mobile and...

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    Report:Next-Generation Portfolio Management: Strategic, Lean, And Delivery-Enabled

    Before IT can transition to business technology (BT) and become an effective partner with the business, the two groups of leaders must completely rethink the way they plan and execute — and...

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    Report:Establish Your API Design Strategy

    APIs Are A Key Embodiment Of Your Digital Business

    When designed well, application programming interfaces (APIs) for the open Web create a wide range of business opportunity. The problem that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals...

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    Report:Full Impact Of BIAN's Semantic Specifications Requires Compliant, Off-The-Shelf Solutions

    The BIAN Revisited Series: Part 2

    BIAN — the Banking Industry Architecture Network, a nonprofit organization working on definitions of semantically standardized business services for banking — has worked on semantic...

    • Downloads: 69
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    Report:Case Study: Large-Scale Multicountry Banking Platform Rationalization

    With Working Capital At Risk, A Bank Realized Business Benefits And Savings Via A Powerful Cross-Geography, Cross-Channel Front-End

    Banking platforms are critical business infrastructure — and many banks today need to transform their banking landscape to remain fully competitive. However, quantitative benefits late in the...

    • Downloads: 162
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    Report:Look For True Off-The-Shelf Support For Your Country

    Global Banking Platform Deals 2012 — Regions

    Forrester surveyed 29 vendors of globally deployed banking platforms on their 2012 deals. Our analysis of these deals by region reveals that growth ranged widely — from slight shrinkage to...

    • Downloads: 124
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    Report:Avoid The Key Obstacles To Your Banking Platform Application Transformation

    Follow Banking Platform Transformation Best Practices To Mitigate Risk

    Today's financial services firms often find that their application landscape can no longer cope with their most urgent business drivers and thus requires transformation. Forrester's Q3 2012 Global...

    • Downloads: 218
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    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...

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    Report:Don't Just Maintain Business Applications, Raise Business Responsiveness

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook

    While big projects such as delivering new off-the-shelf or custom-built applications help your organization achieve excellent business outcomes, sustaining these outcomes requires that your...

    • Downloads: 425
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    Report:AD&D's Five Roles In Successful Website Globalization And Localization

    Technology Globalization Strategies Go Far Beyond Mere Translation

    Organizations are chasing new revenue streams. In many cases, that means geographic expansion via organic or inorganic growth, requiring marketing and eBusiness teams to port content to new regions...

    • Downloads: 104
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    Report:Which Public Cloud Platforms Offer The Right Configuration Controls?

    Depth Of Control Matters Most To DevOps But Can Hinder Others

    Developers of modern applications value the agility and abstraction that public cloud platforms provide, but there are vast differences in the degree of control and configurability each platform...

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    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

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    Report:SAP Modernization

    Modernizing The SAP Platform To Prepare For Innovation

    Almost half of Forrester clients deploy applications from SAP, investing millions to maintain them as a system of record; many of these companies are global corporations with more than $1 billion in...

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    Report:Banking Industry Architecture Network Delivers On Semantic Business Services Specifications

    The BIAN Revisited Series: Part 1

    The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a nonprofit organization, has been working on semantic specifications of business services for the banking industry for a couple of years. Just...

    • Downloads: 135
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    Report:Digital Experience Platforms From Agencies And SIs: What's The Secret Sauce?

    Service Providers Still Have Much To Prove With Their PaaS Offerings

    Over the past year, many agencies and systems integrators have begun white labeling and directly licensing/selling digital experience platforms as a platform as a service (PaaS). This includes large...

    • Downloads: 68
    • Comments: 1
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    Report:API Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling Clear In Your API Designs

    Ensure That Your Choice Of Messaging Style Does Not Interfere With The Design Clarity Of Your API

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

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    Report:How To Manage APIs For Customer Engagement

    APIs Need More Than API Management

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are central to any organization's software strategy to win, retain, and serve customers. As a result, development leaders are scrutinizing API management...

    • Downloads: 106
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    Report:API Design, Part 1: REST Is The Leading But Not Only Option For Your APIs

    Favor Pragmatic REST Over REST Theory; Use SOAP And MOM Where Appropriate

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

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    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,...

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    Report:Quick Take: The Salesforce-HP Superpod Experiment

    Salesforce Gives HP Gear And Dedicated Instances A Test Drive

    Salesforce.com's most puzzling announcement at its Dreamforce 2013 conference was the Superpod it will develop with HP. Superpod will be an instance of the Force.com platform and sales and service...

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    Report:Predictions 2014: Digital Experience Delivery Matures With Smart Investment

    AD&D Should Adjust Priorities To Build And Buy Appropriate Tools

    Digital experience priorities must quickly evolve to keep up with fast-paced or fickle customer expectations evidenced by adoption patterns for smartphones, Facebook, or Snapchat. Given the frantic...

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    Report:Drive Business Agility And Value By Increasing Your API And SOA Maturity

    Forrester's Eight Central Elements Of Service-Based Maturity Provide A Foundation For Achieving Business Agility Via APIs And SOA

    Effective strategies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs) require maturity on multiple fronts. Application development teams and solution architects...

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    Report:Systems Of Automation Will Enrich Customer Engagement

    Modern Applications Need Operational Context

    How will companies use modern applications to enrich customer engagements? In short, by exploiting context. Creating customer context means aggregating information from mobile devices, tapping...

    • Downloads: 241
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    Report:Optimize Long-Term Application Effectiveness And Value

    Benchmarks: The Business Applications Playbook

    Firms invest millions in application software — money that they might otherwise invest in new sales and distribution partnerships or new plants and machinery. Traditional arguments about...

    • Downloads: 82
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    Report:API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

    Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

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