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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  • Tech Sector Economics
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  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Prioritize Retail Technology Management Investments To Stay Competitive

    Retailers expect more industry change in the next five years than they experienced in the last 50. They plan investments in infrastructure and expect to spend more on people, contractors, and...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 150
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2014

    Vision: The CRM Playbook

    The only source of competitive advantage is the one that can survive technology-fueled disruption: an obsession with understanding, connecting with, serving, and delighting customers. But as...

    • Downloads: 658
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 520
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Customer Changes Everything For AD&D Leaders

    Executive Overview: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    The cumulative impact of the age of the customer uber-trends — digital disruption, mobile mind shift, customer experience, and big data analytics — will transform the competitive...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 593
  • 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: 289
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Select A Mobile BI Solution

    Business professionals increasingly take the ability to access critical applications and data on their mobile device for granted, and business intelligence (BI) content is no exception. Early...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Q&A: How To Energize Your Enterprise BI Platform With Integrated Predictive R Models

    The business intelligence (BI) market is slowly but surely broadening and extending its reach into new areas beyond basic reporting, analytics, and dashboards. Data exploration, text, geospatial, and...

    • Downloads: 145
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Explore The Emerging SaaS ERP Market

    Many application delivery leaders are in the process of reassessing their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, which may be more than a decade old, inflexible to the changing...

    • Downloads: 707
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forecast For Business Intelligence Is Partially Cloudy

    For The Majority, The Benefits Of SaaS BI Outweigh The Risks

    Business intelligence is the top priority in terms of companies' implementation plans across all software segments. Companies need to speed up their BI capabilities in order to succeed in the age of...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 190
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Can You Scale Your Agile Adoption?

    Results From Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey

    Thirteen years after Ken Schwaber, Jim Highsmith, and 15 others signed the Agile manifesto, Agile is still on everyone's lips. Data from Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application...

    • Downloads: 423
  • 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: 1098
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:More Than Hype: Determining When To Use Responsive Web Design

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

    • Downloads: 467
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Future Trends To Deliver HRM Business Impact

    Vision: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report outlines the future outlook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working with human resources executives on their applications and business process innovation...

    • Downloads: 861
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Agile Workshops To Identify The Best-Suited Business Application

    ING Takes Business-Process-Led Banking Platform Selection To The Next Level

    Forrester's best and next practices for off-the-shelf banking platform selection and our business-process-led selection approach help application delivery teams in banks accelerate banking platform...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Who Are Enterprise Cloud Developers?

    What Forrester's Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 Shows

    Less than a quarter of all enterprise developers are using cloud platforms today. Examining the first movers, using the Forrester Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013, we found significant...

    • Downloads: 174
  • 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: 445
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Asian Banks Are Adopting Cloud Faster Than You Think

    Use Cases Vary, But Uptake Is Real — And Accelerating

    Cloud adoption is rapidly going mainstream across many parts of Asia Pacific (AP). This includes strong uptake among AP banks and other financial services firms — organizations still often...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Development Landscape: 2013

    Developer Forrsights North America And Europe

    Software development is changing rapidly; firms must use this to their advantage to avoid falling behind. The Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 shows that mobile development is among the hottest...

    • Downloads: 782
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of Customer Service In 2014

    Vision: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    In the age of the customer, executives don't decide how customer-centric their companies are — customers do. Changes such as the explosion of digital communications, mobility, and the...

    • Downloads: 2609
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Six Responsive Website Project Pitfalls And The Best Practices For How To Avoid Them

    Many developers tell Forrester that they use responsive web design (RWD) as their web design philosophy, but the highest adoption rate by vertical is less than 20%. This suggests that many...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

    • Downloads: 117