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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  • Business Technographics
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mind The Gap When Organizing To Support Contact Center Applications

    Organization: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Contact center applications frequently require special service levels — such as uptime, performance, and scale — that exceed typical requirements for enterprise applications. Configuring them...

    • Downloads: 270
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Prepare For 2013's Shifting BPM Landscape

    Landscape: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Firms continue to invest massive amounts of money and time into improving their business processes. Why? Because of the imperative to optimize their business operations for their markets, even as...

    • Downloads: 954
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016: Google Apps And Office 365

    Content, Mobile Support, And Ecosystems Will Define Success

    Sixty-five percent of software decision-makers tell us they plan to use or already have begun using collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS). Fueling a lot of this interest is the availability of...

    • Downloads: 623
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top 10 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2012 To 2014

    Enterprise architects (EAs) struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscape while also answering the call for application and technology consolidation. To help EAs balance business...

    • Downloads: 4543
  • 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: 425
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Identify The Right Responsibilities For Your Outsourcing Relationship

    When It Comes To Process Responsibilities, The Devil Is In The Details

    At Forrester, we see a lot of focus on the standardization of application and infrastructure service outsourcing agreements, particularly related to service-level agreements (SLAs), contract terms...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Demand Insights: The Network And Telecommunications Market For SMB Customers

    SMBs Are Adopting Networking Technology In A Vein Not Dissimilar To Enterprises

    True to our "SMB phoenix" characterization, small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) are proving to be aggressive adopters of network and communications technologies and services. No longer can SMBs be...

    • Downloads: 545
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Implementing Cloud Collaboration Solutions In Asia Pacific

    A Guidebook For I&O Professionals In Asia Pacific

    Organizations in Asia Pacific (AP) are using collaboration applications to connect their employees with each other and with the outside world, but strapped IT resources and reduced budgets are...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SAP Bets Its Future On Hana And SaaS

    Hana Will Bolster The Licensed Business, But SAP Needs A More Aggressive SaaS Strategy To Maintain Double-Digit Revenue Growth

    SAP's position as the largest business application vendor is not in doubt; whether it will be a market leader in revenue growth and in innovation is less certain. Anticipating the market's growing...

    • Downloads: 696
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Stop Ignoring Third-Party Risk

    Practical Steps To Start Uncovering And Treating The Hidden Risks In Third-Party Relationships

    The growing reliance on third-party providers is an increasingly uncomfortable trend for security and risk professionals. Financial pressures and efficient delivery models create great incentives for...

    • Downloads: 545
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A veritable flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the...

    • Downloads: 530
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Major Players Are Targeting The Chinese Cloud Market For Core Business Apps

    From early 2013 through January 2014, several major global and Chinese players in the mission-critical enterprise application software market — such as Infor, Kingdee, SAP, and Yonyou —...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption: Content And Collaboration Is Just The Start

    Driving A SharePoint-Based Information Workplace Will Challenge C&C Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is poised for broader adoption as an Information Workplace platform. While most use it for content and collaboration (C&C) needs today, the platform's broad, integrated...

    • Downloads: 1494
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Grappling With Global Information Risk Management

    Enterprises face major challenges in effectively managing information risk on a global basis. Navigating application shortcomings, addressing widely varying jurisdictional privacy and regulatory...

    • Downloads: 415
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Communications Service Providers Sharpen Their Game To Deliver Global UC Services

    Global Firms Will Want Multiple Service Models For Unified Communications

    If you haven't done so yet, defining a global strategy for sourcing unified communications (UC) services should top your H1 2012 to-do list. UC will hit mainstream adoption by large multinational...

    • Downloads: 459
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Navigate Digital Disruption With An Emerging Technology Vision

    Vision: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    Emerging information technology has been a key enabler of business evolution since the 1960s and shows no signs of letting up. As we move beyond simple digitization of information to digital business...

    • Downloads: 681
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:10 Lessons Learned From Early Adopters Of Mobile Device Management Solutions

    Support For Tablets And Employee-Owned Devices Drives IT To Invest In Mobile Device Management Solutions

    Tablets and employee-owned devices are crippling infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' existing mobile strategies, tools, and people resources. I&O managers must now ensure the integrity...

    • Downloads: 1698
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your BI Strategy To Generate Maximum Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Making the right information available to the right person at the right time is more important than ever in today's fast-changing competitive environment. Business intelligence (BI) is necessary to...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Select The Best HRM Solutions Using An Accelerated Approach

    Tools And Technology: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report, a component of Forrester's human resource management (HRM) playbook, provides a framework for selecting and acquiring HRM software and related services. The widespread adoption of...

    • Downloads: 312
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Data Center Services On Fire In Emerging Asia Pacific

    Expect To See A 22% Five-Year Compound Annual Growth Rate

    In the last two years, Emerging Asia Pacific has attracted substantial investment in building new data centers and refurbishing existing data centers. India and China are primarily focused on...

    • Downloads: 521
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Your Business Case For All-Flash Storage Arrays

    Start With Performance-Sensitive Applications, But Emphasize The Operational Cost Benefits

    Consider your most critical technology-powered assets. For retailers, this is your eCommerce site. For financial service firms, this is your trading platform. If you run these assets on hard-drive...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Five Security Priorities That Asia Pacific Firms Must Address In The Age Of The Customer

    Security and risk (S&R) leaders around the world face difficult challenges in 2014, but unique business and technology trends in Asia Pacific (AP) make some of these challenges more pronounced. For...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Assess The Capabilities And Impact Of Your Social Business And Collaboration Toolkit

    Assessment Framework: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Companies have been investing in collaboration tools for 15 years or more, yet email is still the most commonly used tool. New social tools that dramatically improve the flow of information and...

    • Downloads: 558
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Benchmark To Drive Mobile Test Quality

    Benchmarks: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is changing the way enterprises create software, but trends and best practices for developers are emerging, helping to calm the chaos. The same cannot be said for mobile testing — the...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Unified Communications And Collaboration Adoption Is Set To Grow In Asia Pacific

    Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions have been used in Asia Pacific for years, with isolated deployments in various industries — but few companies in the region have...

    • Downloads: 147