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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  • Consumer Technographics
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Christmas Retail Outlook, 2011

    This Christmas Season eBusiness Executives Will Turn To A Wider Range Of Touchpoints Than Ever To Engage Bargain-Hungry, Web-Savvy Shoppers

    Christmas 2011 will see European shoppers more connected, informed, and web-savvy than ever as they head both online and to the high street to find the perfect gift. With overall retail growth...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Technographics®: Australian Online Shoppers

    Choosing The Right Approach For Your Target Consumers

    Mobile commerce is growing in Australia at a rapid pace. To shape sensible strategies, Australian eBusiness professionals must understand the behavior of their customers. For example, they should...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Don't Confuse Tablet And Mobile Marketing

    Contextual Marketing Demands A Unique Approach To Tablets

    Too many marketing leaders still lump tablets and smartphones in the same mobile bucket. That's a mistake. Why? Because tablets are not primarily mobile devices. Instead, they are mostly used within...

    • Downloads: 670
  • 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: 79
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using Video To Drive Online Financial Services Sales

    How Financial Services eBusiness Executives Can Use Online Video

    More people than ever before watch online video. In response, an increasing number of financial services eBusiness teams are using online video to drive sales. Nevertheless, based on our study of...

    • Downloads: 880
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Assess The Impact Of Touchpoints Along The Consumer Path-To-Purchase

    How Research Touchpoints Affect Consumer Spending

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 1031
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor: US Online Youth

    Quantifying The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Brand Interactions For US Online Youth

    It's been more than a year since Forrester published its original report on the "Facebook factor," which quantified the impact of a Facebook fan on brand interactions for US online adults, and social...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Personal Financial Management Solutions

    A Global Guide To Choosing White-Label Personal Financial Management

    Online personal financial management (PFM) is rapidly moving up the priority lists of many eBusiness executives at banks and wealth management firms worldwide. Executives who want to offer online...

    • Downloads: 959
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Establish Product Credibility On Your Website

    Complement Your Brand's Content With UGC To Drive Exploration

    Consumers trust what they hear from other customers on third-party sites more than they trust your own branded content. This is because the content generated from your customers provides more...

    • Downloads: 92
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's Latin American Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, 2013. It provides an overview of metropolitan Latin American consumers' Internet and consumer...

    • Downloads: 41
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of US Online Consumers, 2012

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    US consumers today are exposed to more kinds of connected devices than ever before. Consumers associate the terms "going online" or "using the Internet" with devices like laptops and desktops. Social...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Gambling: Bet On Mobile Products And Services

    After so many years of unmet expectations, gambling is finally going mobile. Although it's not yet the promised El Dorado, and despite the fact that competition is likely to be fiercer in a complex...

    • Downloads: 615
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Financial Comparison Shopping Continues To Grow

    Make Comparison Shopping A Fundamental Element Of Your Online Strategy

    Nearly four in 10 European online financial product researchers used financial comparison sites last year — a number that has grown from 29% in 2007. Comparison sites play an increasingly...

    • Downloads: 308
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Marketers: Stay Ahead Of 2D Bar Code Adoption

    Start Piloting Now To Be Prepared To Benefit From Growing Consumer Use

    The 2D bar code is a promising mobile marketing tactic: It provides marketers a quick way to bridge the offline-online gap and enhance consumer engagement with their target audience anytime, anywhere...

    • Downloads: 363
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Adapting To Media Fragmentation In Europe

    The Impact Of Media Fragmentation Patterns On Communication Strategy

    Consumers across Europe are embracing new media platforms that change the way they consume content. This year's European Technographics® data shows a continuous growth in the amount of time...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2D Bar Codes: Driving Consumers To Purchase

    eBusiness Professionals Should Employ These Tactics To Engage Consumers

    2D bar codes have gone from an obscure topic in technology circles to a hot topic in print media and retail circles as a way to connect customers to their offerings through a mobile interface. But...

    • Downloads: 622
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Updated Q1 2012: Use Social Media To Boost Your TV Audience

    Social media is changing the way audiences engage with TV. Led by Generation X and Generation Y, audiences are increasingly multitasking on digital devices while watching TV — and sharing what...

    • Downloads: 591
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why The EU ePrivacy Law Will Not Kill eCommerce

    Privacy Laws Force Rich Dialogue With Customers

    In May 2011, the EU ePrivacy Directive came into effect across Europe. This directive has met with a mixed response at a national level, with some countries jumping to hit the deadline, some stalling...

    • Downloads: 221
  • 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: 816
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Natives: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    Digital natives have grown up in the age of technology and cannot imagine a life without computers, cell phones, and social networking. Although digital natives may not have large amounts of...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Time For US Banks To Get Tough And Turn Off Paper For eDelivery Customers

    For more than a decade, financial firms have worked to get their customers to enroll in eStatements and other eDelivery offerings. Early on, the assumption was that getting clients to receive...

    • Downloads: 223
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Western European Mobile Forecast, 2011 To 2016

    Product Strategists In All Industries Must Contend With The Disruption Caused By Mobile

    The European mobile market will continue booming in the next five years. Forrester expects smartphone and mobile Internet penetration rates to reach 67% and 54%, respectively, by the end of 2016. To...

    • Downloads: 1152
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Best Practices In Multichannel Financial Services Sales

    Take An Agile Approach To Support Customers Across Multiple Touchpoints

    The rapid development of customer touchpoints, increasing customer expectations, and the pressure for success in the competitive market forces eBusiness and channel strategy executives at financial...

    • Downloads: 1953
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Misconceptions: Uncovering How Consumers Actually Use Their Mobile Phone

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    Mobile phone adoption has undeniably changed the way consumers behave, think, and engage. This has prompted marketing leaders to rethink their outreach strategies and adapt to keep pace with the...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Facebook Dominates Teens' Social Usage

    Why The Sky Isn't Falling On The World's Favorite Social Network

    Since Facebook's CFO admitted in 2013 that young teens were visiting the site slightly less frequently, most marketers have accepted as fact that teens are fleeing the site en masse. But that's...

    • Downloads: 132