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 Experience Professionals

    Report:Build Seamless Experiences Now

    Experience Persistence Transforms Fragmented Interactions Into A Unified System Of Engagement

    Multidevice ownership and pervasive connectivity mean customers now have, use, and expect multiple ways to interact with companies far beyond the desktop or retail outlet. This change in behavior is...

    • Downloads: 703
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Websites That Don't Support Customers Waste Millions

    Business Case: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    This report is an update to "Web Sites That Don't Support Customers' Goals Waste Millions" originally published on February 17, 2010. To understand the effect of poor website usability, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 2117
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

    • Downloads: 672
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Needs To Think Green

    The "Green Consumer" Opportunity And How Retailers Can Seize It

    Retailers have been dancing around green initiatives for years, but consumer demand has finally put green retail on the main stage. In addition to their obvious positive (or, at least, less damaging)...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Messaging Update: Pervasive Consumer Use Offers Unique Engagement Opportunities

    Broad Reach And Usage Among Consumers Demands That Mobile Messaging Is In The Mix

    Twenty years ago, the only form of mobile messaging was SMS, and it offered the only pragmatic mobile data service: it had broad reach, standardization, and carrier interoperability. That's a far cry...

    • Downloads: 857
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Marketing Case For A Branded Sales Channel

    Marketers Must Look Beyond Incremental Sales And Margins To Assess The Full Impact Of A Direct Sales Channel

    Every product category has a set of competitors that have a branded route to the customer — such as The Body Shop in cosmetics, Gap in apparel, and Apple in consumer electronics — while...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Commerce Trends, 2013

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Mobile continues to be a phenomenon; we're seeing accelerating adoption and greater integration with consumers' lifestyles. The number of unique smartphone subscribers in the US grew by 34 million in...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Clothing, Footwear, And Accessories

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    Window shopping can be trendy, but "screen shopping" might be next season's newest fashion. With the proliferation of online garment retailers, fashion labels' aggressive digital campaigns, and...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Winning The Customer Experience Game

    Best Practices For CIOs

    Customer experience (CX) is too often thought of in terms of the IT help desk. But CIOs and their IT teams are increasingly being challenged with improving the customer experience for the...

    • Downloads: 555
  • 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: 178
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Next Act For Usage-Based Car Insurance

    US Insurers Strive To Kindle Demand Among Tepid Buyers

    Smart devices, smartphones, and smart cars are converging to create what should be a smart insurance choice for safe drivers and their insurers: usage-based insurance (UBI). The policy option is a...

    • Downloads: 206
  • 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:Boosting Online Bill Pay Adoption

    Financial institutions aren't doing a good job of convincing people to pay their bills online at their bank's website. Sixty-five percent of online customers are non-adopters of online bill pay, and...

    • Downloads: 442
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Consistent Customer Experience Drives Airline Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Airlines

    Airlines battle daily to win market share, but they are losing the battle for brand resonance. Airline chief marketing officers (CMOs) must work harder to secure loyal customers and build more solid...

    • Downloads: 98
  • 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: 311
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why The Digital Wallet Wars Matter

    Smart, Convenient Commerce Experiences Will Win

    Digital wallets will transform the payments ecosystem. They are the subject of much discussion in 2012, as product strategists from startups, mobile operators, financial juggernauts, and giant...

    • Downloads: 1505
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using The Online Channel To Tap Into China's Luxury Goods And Services Shoppers

    With the rapid growth and significant changes in China's luxury goods and services market in the past decade, many eBusiness professionals are finding it difficult to navigate this rapidly evolving...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brand Loyalty Isn't Enough For Products Anymore

    Product Strategists Must Build Total Product Experiences To Combat Consumers' Declining Brand Loyalty

    Brand loyalty has long been a critical pillar of product strategy, but its power is in relative decline. Technology and a recessionary economy have threatened the value of brand loyalty, especially...

    • Downloads: 714
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Revealing The Social Technographics® Scores Of Global Consumers

    Global Consumer Technographics

    Social media is now embedded in the Internet experience for consumers around the globe. This means that marketers now face the question of how to use social media, rather than whether they should...

    • Downloads: 67
  • 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: 47
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:CISOs Need To Add Customer Obsession To Their Job Description

    Until recently, consumers haven't been overly concerned with cybersecurity. Credit card laws and policies protect customers from theft and fraud by limiting or negating cardholder liability; similar...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Brand By Delivering Customer Value

    Vision: The Content Marketing Playbook

    To counter increasing media fragmentation and consumer disenchantment with advertising, marketers have begun to exploit the power of digital and social media by building large followings around...

    • Downloads: 439
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. Our...

    • Downloads: 254
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital User Behaviors Are Driving Digital Goods Growth

    ForecastView Document

    Forrester recently updated its online retail sales forecast to show continued growth in digital goods in Western Europe. The compound annual growth rates from 2013 to 2018 for online sales in music,...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Weaning US Investors Off Paper Statements

    The number of investors who receive statements and other account communications on paper through the mail continues to fall. Yet most investors still receive paper. Why? Many say they need paper...

    • Downloads: 154