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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  • Retail
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pioneer Vendors: Smart, Connected Products For The Internet Of Things

    Five Startups Transforming Customer Experience In A Connected World

    Many companies are rethinking the nature of their products and services as connectivity and control become easier. Smarter, more connected products are being enabled as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 696
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2013

    US Online Holiday Sales To Top $78 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online sales will grow 15% from 2012 to 2013. Despite a dip in consumer confidence in October and a truncated holiday season, Forrester expects consumers to...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use Mobile To Engage With In-Store Consumers In China

    Globally, mobile has changed the way consumers shop: They expect both to research and purchase goods on their mobile devices. The biggest sales opportunity in mobile is not driving digital sales, but...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce Technology Investment And Platform Trends — 2013

    Few retail CEOs get far into their quarterly earning calls these days without mentioning the phenomenal quarterly growth of their online revenues, mobile adoption, and omnichannel performance....

    • Downloads: 841
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What You Need To Know About The Online Sales Tax Debate

    As state and local economies face deficits and prospects of bankruptcy, the opportunity to grow revenues by requiring tax collection for online sales has resurfaced as a hot topic in eBusiness and...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2012: Mobile And Tablet Commerce

    Forrester partners with Shop.org annually to survey retailers on their attitudes toward and investments in the online retail channel. This year the research specifically probes mobile and tablet...

    • Downloads: 1766
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selling Luxury Goods To Online Shoppers In China

    Understanding The Needs Of Today's Luxury Buyers

    China is an enticing market for luxury brands looking to sell online, yet brands must recognize the opportunity is not without multiple challenges. In China, the online channel is widely considered...

    • Downloads: 363
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Red Robin Builds An Agile Customer-Centric Culture With Yammer

    The Restaurant Uses Social Tools To Engage Employees And Accelerate Innovations That Customers Crave

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a US restaurant chain, competes in a crowded market where customer tastes change rapidly. As such, the company must build an organization that can quickly change its...

    • Downloads: 102
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Capability Map Development: Process Guide

    How To Develop A Business Capability Map

    This PPT shows you how to develop a business capability map. Please see "Forrester's Business Capability Map Development: Tool" to access the tool.

    • Downloads: 89
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Home Depot's Age Of The Customer Transformation

    Senior Management's Digital Transformation Business Plan

    On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Fourth Annual Retail Summit in Atlanta, Frank Blake, chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, talked about the firm's age of...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Making Informed Mobile Payment Investments In China

    The increasing penetration of smartphones among mobile subscribers and booming online retail are driving the adoption of mobile payments in China. It's crucial for infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Canadian Online Retail Will Reach $34 Billion By 2018

    Online retail in Canada is finally on the move, outpacing sales growth at traditional stores and playing a critical role in the transformation of the nation's retail landscape. With Canadian online...

    • Downloads: 349
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:China Appliance Market Dynamics, 2013 To 2017

    Understanding of and interest in appliances is surging in China as organizations there struggle to manage massive growth while simultaneously using traditional infrastructure and platforms to...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retailers Struggle To Profit Despite The Rise In Online Grocery Shopping In Western Europe

    A ForecastView Report

    Forrester recently updated its online retail sales forecast for Western Europe to show the strong growth in online grocery sales, particularly in France. This report provides insight into this trend...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: Australian Apparel Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Websites Of Five Australian Apparel Retailers

    In Australia, apparel retailers face incredibly challenging conditions, not helped by the emphasis that global online retailers from other countries are placing on this market. To test whether online...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Bertucci's Innovates The Fast-Casual Restaurant Experience

    New Dining Concept Draws Gen Y And Millennial Diners

    In 2011, the executives at Bertucci's, a 30-year-old restaurant chain in the US Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, faced a big problem: The restaurant had become nearly invisible to younger...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2013: Key Metrics And Initiatives

    eCommerce continues to grow at a rapid pace; on average, the retailers surveyed for Forrester and Shop.org's annual The State of Retailing Online study experienced 28% growth in sales in 2012 over...

    • Downloads: 1454
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Starting Your eCommerce Business In China

    Identifying The Right Option For Your B2C eCommerce Business

    China has become the leading emerging market for many Western brands and retailers. Attractive due to the scale and growth of the retail market, many companies view China as both a near-term...

    • Downloads: 575
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 78
  • 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: 171
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Mothercare Uses Knowledge Management To Unify Customer Experience Across Touchpoints

    Specialty retailer, Mothercare Group, worked with self-service vendor, Transversal, to improve knowledge management across its three key touchpoints — the Web, call centers, and retail stores....

    • Downloads: 502
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

    • Downloads: 372
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2013 And 2014: Better Times Ahead

    We Forecast 6% ICT Spending Growth For Both Years

    US CIOs remain torn between their need to invest in new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies and their fear of encountering economic doldrums (or worse). Over the past two and a half years, these...

    • Downloads: 916