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 Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The New Privacy: It's All About Context

    Adopt Contextual Privacy To Gain A Market Advantage

    "Privacy is dead": It's a trope so often repeated you might actually think it's true. But in the age of smartphones and sensors, privacy is not only possible, it's essential for building trust, the...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Social Behaviors Of Your B2B Customers

    A B2B-Focused Analysis Of The Landscape For The Social Marketing Playbook

    As a business-to-business (B2B) marketer, you need to engage your customers and prospects throughout a complex customer life cycle that frequently lasts longer than a business-to-consumer (B2C) life...

    • Downloads: 655
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Drive Higher Brand Engagement On Mobile Devices

    Mobile Marketing Needs To Be A Value Exchange Between Brand And Consumer

    Consumers' use of mobile is nearly ubiquitous in North America, but mobile marketing is still in its early years. Interactive marketers must take advantage of the opportunity to capture consumers'...

    • Downloads: 616
  • 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 CMO Professionals

    Report:Established Media Brands Fend Off Social Newcomers To Top TRUE Brand Rankings

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Media

    Consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century, and traditional and digital media brands are no exception. Media brands must go beyond single-channel access points and prove that they are a...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Financial Service Brands Fail To Earn TRUE Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Financial Services

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral, and...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Empower Customers By Transforming Business Processes

    A Roundtable Discussion With Forrester Analysts

    Customers have more power today than ever before. They have tremendous influence and reach through social media, more options and choices of whom to buy from, and high expectations about customer...

    • Downloads: 979
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Messaging Mandate

    Vision: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report lays out Forrester's vision of email marketing for interactive marketers: Integrate email into a multichannel conversation that includes a number of non-email communication vehicles. Why?...

    • Downloads: 1169
  • 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: 669
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Bankers Want More From Digital Banking

    Basics Cut It Online But Bankers Demand More From Mobile Banking

    Digital bankers — online, mobile, or tablet bankers — use basic account features like account balances and transaction histories and find them important. But our analysis of digital...

    • Downloads: 678
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Mobile Engagement: Consumers And Employees Outpace CIOs' Readiness

    Benchmark: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    Are you ready to serve your mobile customers on the device of their choice? Have you anticipated what apps they need next? And for employees, which apps are most important on smartphones? How many...

    • Downloads: 532
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Services Frontier For The Digital Consumer

    Services For The Digital Self

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief customer officers. And here's why: As consumers continue to aggregate data — spanning personal and work-related...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Customers' Personal Identity And Data Management Attributes

    Assessment: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    Personal identity and data management (PIDM) changes the way marketers will communicate with their customers. But to understand how, marketers need to first understand the attitudes, behaviors, and...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: China

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    China, the world's most populous country, has a population of more than 1.35 billion and is the world's second-largest country by land area, covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers....

    • Downloads: 52
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2014

    Landscape: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Insurance companies are rolling out a widening range of mobile insurance functionality for both consumers and agents. While there's substantial and growing consumer interest in mobile insurance,...

    • Downloads: 208
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Marketing: Not The Same On Tablets As On Smartphones

    Effective mobile marketing begins with understanding how consumers use the two main types of mobile devices that can deliver rich marketing experiences: smartphones and tablets. This short report...

    • Downloads: 1313
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Customer Experience In The Post-PC Era

    Vision: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    The rapid consumer adoption of mobile devices, new interfaces, and the changing behaviors they encourage have fundamentally changed how customers engage with companies. Gone are the days when...

    • Downloads: 991
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Healthcare's Slow Adoption Curve

    Health Insurance eBusiness Professionals Must Press On Despite Low Demand

    Health insurance eBusiness professionals have entered the mobile fray. Apps and mobile sites span the administrative and the health and wellness spectrum, but US online commercially insured consumers...

    • Downloads: 848
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA's Value To Customer-Experience-Driven Transformation

    Firms can no longer rely on operational excellence or product innovation alone for their success. Sooner or later, cost reduction efforts run out of steam and the organization is forced to...

    • Downloads: 319
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Defuse Digital Marketing Privacy Concerns

    Stay Ahead Of Privacy Legislation By Creating A Value-For-Data Exchange

    Recent advances in audience targeting point to a digital marketing future that leverages consumer data to create personalized messaging and drive higher conversions. However, this potential is...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Optimizing Sales From Female Online Travel Bookers

    Female Online Travel Bookers Crave Deals, Visual Content, And Ways To Share Their Experiences

    In spite of online travel's maturity and massive acceptance, women and men differ in planning and booking trips online. And while men and women spend similar amounts on travel, men are more likely to...

    • Downloads: 508