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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

    CIOs Will Still Control Most Tech Spending, Which Will Still Be Two-Thirds MOOSE

    The CIO's job is hard enough delivering reliable, secure, and user-friendly technologies while meeting and anticipating business needs for new technologies to support strategic initiatives. But that...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Better But Still Subpar Global Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Software Buying In The US And Other Tech Twelve Countries Will Drive 5.5% Local Currency Tech Growth In 2014

    The good news for CIOs is that improving economies in the US and elsewhere will generate cash flow to support the purchases of the new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies that are transforming...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understanding Customer Service Satisfaction To Inform Your 2012 eBusiness Strategy

    Online consumers' preferences for online customer service channels are evolving. More online consumers have adopted online self-service in the past two years; it has also disappointed more consumers....

    • Downloads: 815
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Application Adoption Trends: The Rise Of SaaS

    The shift to SaaS is the leading agent of change in applications adoption as companies seek better flexibility and speed. Results from our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2013, reveal significant...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Find The Sweet Spot For Your Bring-Your-Own-Device Program

    Continuous Improvement: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have the opportunity to offload costs and responsibility while increasing productivity by launching formal bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs that meet...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2012: US Online Grocers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark To The Sites Of Four US Online Grocery Stores

    Forrester evaluated the grocery websites of the four most frequently used online grocers based on Forrester Consumer Technographics® data — AmazonFresh, FreshDirect, Peapod, and Safeway...

    • Downloads: 456
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2014 To 2015

    China, India, And ASEAN Will Be Up, Japan Down, And Australia And South Korea Flat

    Both technology buyers and technology sellers have a keen interest in what is happening in the Asia Pacific technology market, the third-largest regional tech buying area in the world. CIOs and other...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: With Salesforce1, Finally, An Integrated Cloud Platform

    New Mobile App Is The Tip Of The Iceberg For New Platform Release

    Salesforce1 was the big development revealed at salesforce.com's huge Dreamforce 2013 conference. But many left the conference wondering the same thing: What exactly is Salesforce1? A new mobile app?...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Knowledge Work Pushes The Dynamic Case Management Market

    Vendors Advance Their Design Time And Runtime Features

    There are fewer production workers who perform repetitive tasks. Work is becoming more knowledge-based and much less structured. As a result, the dynamic case management (DCM) market is expanding to...

    • Downloads: 184
  • 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: 2604
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: Service Desk

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the service desk role as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. The information...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Implement Effective Customer Service Metrics

    Benchmarks: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    This report outlines the method for defining metrics as part Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) executives looking to implement customer service metrics. This report...

    • Downloads: 877
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State And Direction Of Service Management: Progression, Deceleration, Or Stagnation?

    Benchmarks: The Service Management and Automation Playbook

    "How do we stack up against our peers?" is perhaps the most common question asked of Forrester, and never has this information been more important for service management and automation (SMA)...

    • Downloads: 328
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use HR Analytics To Optimize Talent Processes

    HR Analytics Help Improve Workforce Recruiting, Performance, And Learning

    Human resources (HR) analytics have taken on new importance as organizations strive to hire, develop, and retain the best employees to remain competitive in fields where efficiency and human...

    • Downloads: 1071
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q4 2011

    EMC, IBM, OpenText, And Oracle Lead, With Microsoft Close Behind

    In Forrester's 66-criteria evaluation of enterprise content management (ECM) vendors, we found that EMC, IBM, OpenText, and Oracle lead the pack because of their abilities to address all four...

    • Downloads: 3339
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Turbocharge Customer Service Processes With Social Technologies

    Companies can use social technologies to help deliver a customer service experience that aligns with customer expectations, ultimately resulting in a more loyal customer base and a larger wallet...

    • Downloads: 436
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Opportunities In The SMB Cloud Services Market

    SMBs' strong adoption of cloud computing is well known. What is less well understood is how SMBs are adopting cloud for various technology categories relative to one another.

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Design An Effective Voice Of The Customer (VoC) Insights Program

    Best Practices In VoC And CSAT Research For Market Insights Professionals

    Market insights professionals often carry out customer satisfaction (CSAT) surveys — a key component in voice of the customer (VoC) research — but then struggle to turn results into...

    • Downloads: 1181
  • 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: 26
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 3

    Cloud Platforms: Foundational Systems Could Strengthen Your Preferred Service Providers

    A growing number of public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds are coming to market that share the same underlying capabilities, technologies, and interfaces. Rather than build their clouds...

    • Downloads: 1012
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Decide When To Buy, Build, Or Outsource BI

    Building custom business intelligence (BI) solutions is time-consuming and inflexible; therefore, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros heading BI projects should move away from a...

    • Downloads: 997
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Agility At Enterprise Scale

    How To Apply Agile Methodology To ERP

    Unlike custom apps, packaged apps don't require extensive requirements gathering. In fact, application development and delivery (AD&D) teams only usually gather "requirements" in the conference room...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth

    Sizing The Public Cloud Market, 2014 To 2020

    Public cloud services continue to drive big changes in the markets for software, hardware, and IT outsourcing, while providing a foundation for age of the customer innovations. How much and when will...

    • Downloads: 647
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Supplier Management Tactics For The Changing Services Ecosystem

    The market for IT services is evolving rapidly, and the tactics that sourcing and vendor management professionals use to select, negotiate, and manage supplier relationships must evolve with it. The...

    • Downloads: 547