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 Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer Analytics Methods, Q1 2014

    Road Map: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    Forrester has identified 15 key customer analytics methods that customer insights professionals must master. Customer insights professionals are faced with tough decisions about which combination of...

    • Downloads: 726
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EFM Satisfaction And Loyalty Solutions, Q3 2011

    Medallia And MarketTools Lead With Strong Performers Close Behind

    In Forrester's 76-criteria evaluation of enterprise feedback management (EFM) satisfaction and loyalty solutions, we found that Medallia and MarketTools led the pack with comprehensive software...

    • Downloads: 944
  • 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: 511
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Embed BA In The Organization

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Architecture Playbook

    While IT planning is a common starting point for business architecture (BA) efforts, the methods and techniques really come into their own when applied to critical business problems. BA addresses a...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Transformation Imperative In Financial Services Defies Any Crisis

    The Q3 2012 Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey Continues To Show A Focus On Transformation

    Today's financial services firms often find that their application landscape is no longer able to cope with their most urgent business drivers. Forrester's Q3 2012 Global Financial Services...

    • Downloads: 452
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Lead-To-Revenue Management

    The challenge of accelerating revenue in the face of rapidly changing buying behaviors and an exploding number of marketing vehicles is driving technology product and service companies to refine (and...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Google Apps Implementation Partner Ecosystem

    Google's Nimble, Cloud-First Partners Usher Clients Into Deeper Engagement With Google's Enterprise Offerings

    As enterprises implement Google Apps for Business, CIOs need assistance leading their organizations on the journey into the world of cloud services and cloud-supported devices. Google built a vibrant...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: HP Gets Back On The Path To Partnership With Customers

    Impressions From The HP Industry Analyst Summit 2014

    Forrester recently attended HP's annual Industry Analyst Summit in Boston. We heard presentations from and met privately with HP executives and business unit leaders, including Meg Whitman, George...

    • Downloads: 123
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Segmenting The US Tech Market

    SMBs' Tech Buying Outpaces That Of Enterprises Or Consumers, But The Situation Will Reverse In 2013

    For CIOs, understanding trends in the broader tech market is useful, but even more useful is information on trends for companies of their size and in their industry. With IT consumerization or...

    • Downloads: 661
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Value Added Reseller Vendor Selection Tool

    The evolving software value-added reseller (VAR) landscape brings new challenges and opportunities to sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals. Clients, who face conflicting  goals...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Reflections From A BPM Thought Leader: Alan Trefler, Pegasystems

    Earlier this year, Forrester launched a series of discussions with business process management (BPM) thought leaders that have made a significant contribution to the discipline — whether by...

    • Downloads: 318
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Dynamic Telecoms And Mobility Services Landscape

    Landscape: The Telecommunications And Mobility Sourcing Playbook

    The enterprise telecommunications and mobility (T&M) services landscape is complex and can be confusing for sourcing and vendor management executives. It also is highly dynamic, evolving quickly...

    • Downloads: 371
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Software-As-A-Service, Q1 2014

    Vendors Have More And Better SaaS Options Than Ever — Are You Prepared?

    Nearly 15 years after the appearance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, and Google, software-as-a-service is nearing its tipping point. SaaS adoption is poised...

    • Downloads: 891
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Consumer Centricity In Retail And CPG

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) AD&D professionals have to help their stakeholders to drive actionable insight from a wide range of solutions and external agency services, such as those for...

    • Downloads: 60
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Asian Business Leaders Increasingly Lead Tech Buying Processes

    In Asia, the CIO no longer has sole responsibility for making tech investment decisions. Consumerization and the increasing role of technology as a business enabler are pushing...

    • Downloads: 34
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Endpoint Security Adoption Trends, Q2 2011 To Q4 2012

    How Your Peers Are Spending For Endpoint Security Through 2012

    Effective protection of user endpoints remains a challenge for enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) alike. Trends such as workforce mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)...

    • Downloads: 835
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: IT Services In China, 2013

    Businesses Now Have More Options To Drive Competitive Differentiation In China

    China has entered a new phase of economic development, driven by government focus on expanding the domestic market. This transition will have a significant impact on private and public organizations...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2012 To 2014

    Political Inertia Hampers Asian Economic And Tech Market Growth

    The Asia Pacific region is often thought of as the growth engine of the global economy and thus of the tech market. But that engine has been misfiring on some key cylinders, leading to slower growth...

    • Downloads: 726
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on a...

    • Downloads: 880
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your Business Applications For Value And Flexibility

    Executive Overview: The Business Applications Playbook

    Constant business change, coupled with ongoing technology advances (e.g., mobile, cloud, social collaboration, and big data) will fundamentally change how we buy, deploy, and manage business...

    • Downloads: 631
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Stuck In Cement: When Packaged Apps Create Barriers To Innovation

    Functional and industry-specific on-premises packaged apps aligned with organizational silos have worked well for well-defined, highly structured processes where volume, scale, and straight-through...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Understanding Business Change Management Challenges

    Persistent Questions Business Process Pros Ask

    The pace of continuous improvement and transformational change in business processes continues to accelerate, often outpacing employees' ability to keep up. In general, businesspeople don't embrace...

    • Downloads: 593
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Asia Pacific Software-As-A-Service Market

    There Are Huge Opportunities For Vendor Strategists — If You Know The Landscape

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) today represents one of the most dynamic growth segments of the global tech sector. The markets across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) in this context are exposing...

    • Downloads: 551
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The SAP/Ariba Merger Will Not Be Frictionless

    'Ariba, An SAP Company' Faces Many Challenges But Will Do Better Than SAP's Previous ePurchasing Acquisition

    SAP's proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of Ariba has shaken the ePurchasing market. Customers of both companies want to know if their products face an uncertain future, since it's unlikely that SAP...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Growth And Insight Drive Application Adoption Trends

    Results from our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2013, reveal significant investment activity in packaged applications, both for traditional systems of record applications and systems of engagement....

    • Downloads: 120