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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Automobiles

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    When Mad Men's silver-tongued creative director Don Draper declared that "happiness is the smell of a new car," he suggested that buying a car means more than just having the ability to get from one...

    • Downloads: 72
  • 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:The State Of North American Digital Banking: Priorities, Goals, And Metrics

    This is the first of two reports that details the findings from "The State Of North American Retail Banking eBusiness 2012," a Forrester report conducted in partnership with the Consumer Bankers...

    • Downloads: 918
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Create A Site That Appeals To Affluent Investors

    Use Importance And Quality Ratings To Prioritize Improvements To Your Site

    Four out of five US online affluent investors visit their investment firms' websites at least a few times a year. What secure-site features do they value most? Account inquiry features —...

    • Downloads: 569
  • 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: 271
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Brief: Samsung Knox 2.0 Chases The Secure Mobile Market

    But Do Customers Need Another Vertical Enterprise Device Platform?

    The relaunch of Samsung Knox 2.0 was widely talked about at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Customers and partners voiced mixed views on the market potential and the impact Knox will...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Personal Identity Management Success Starts With Customer Understanding

    With the increase in high-profile data breaches and the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlements that hold Facebook, Google, and Twitter accountable to strict privacy audit guidelines,...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Visible Value Differentiates Brands And Drives Loyalty

    Consumers Define Which Aspects Of The Brand Experience Are Critical

    Consumers want brand experiences that match their expectations. We asked consumers which aspects of the brand experience help them differentiate between similar brands and ultimately make them loyal...

    • Downloads: 595
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Exploring The Social Technographics Ladder: Conversationalists

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    Conversationalists are the highly active individuals that post updates and/or update their status on social networking sites at least weekly. Members of this group not only express their opinion on a...

    • Downloads: 62
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Consumers Find Websites In 2011

    And Why Multitouchpoint Campaigns Will Drive Value, Not Just Traffic

    As in years past, natural search results, links, and personal emails are the most cited resources for finding websites. But take note: Social media — in particular social networks —...

    • Downloads: 861
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:iPhone 4S Cements Apple's Product Strategy Leadership Position

    Apple's Cross-Device Product Strategy Drives Product Differentiation And Customer Loyalty

    Let's face it: Many observers, anticipating a redesign and a raft of hardware innovations, reacted with disappointment to Apple's iPhone 4S unveiling. Does it matter? No. Why? Because Apple launched...

    • Downloads: 401
  • 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:Understanding The Gap Between Consumers' And Marketers' Use Of Mobile

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Increased sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is...

    • Downloads: 784
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Rich Communication Services Can Unlock The Value Of Systems Of Engagement

    The Joyn Initiative Will Help Evolve Engagement Strategies

    As companies evolve their strategies to embrace systems of engagement, CIOs are likely to benefit from the emergence of a new major social media communications platform, rich communication services...

    • Downloads: 277
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Mind Shift Index: Global

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    We are witnessing a global mobile mind shift — the expectation that any desired information or service is available on any device, in context, at a consumer's moment of need. The Mobile Mind...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology Adoption: 2013

    A Benchmarking Guide For eBusiness Professionals

    Mobile technology for both hardware and software is experiencing a frenetic pace of change. The definition of table stakes or "being in the game" is constantly moving. eBusiness professionals have...

    • Downloads: 1143
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The POST Process Drives Social Success

    Strategic Plan: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly 10 years into the social marketing boom, many executives are still going about social strategy backward: picking technologies such as Facebook or Twitter first instead of focusing on what they...

    • Downloads: 4267
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Look To Asia To Inspire And Pilot Your Marketing Innovation

    Asian markets are key for international brands: With 60% of the world's population and continuing economic growth, senior marketers are paying close attention to the region's potential. CMOs should...

    • Downloads: 238
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own customers? This report helps answer that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 1698
  • 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: 100
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit

    Digital Homes Will Get Smart In Small Steps

    The connected world's tendrils are expanding far and wide to gear like farm equipment and parking meters, yet most consumers' homes remain a simple endpoint of connectivity whose intelligence is...

    • Downloads: 981
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quality Of Products And Service Support Positive Brand Resonance For Insurance Firms

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: General Insurance

    Brands in the general insurance business — life, auto, and home — must prove that they are trusted across every touchpoint as consumers increase their expectations. This will force...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Profiling Chinese Luxury Goods Buyers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Luxury goods are very popular in China; they are bought by men and women of all ages and across all income levels. Compared with non-luxury goods buyers, Chinese luxury goods buyers tend to have...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Banking 2012

    Landscape: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Mobile banking continues to gather momentum across developed countries, fueled by rising smartphone use and the steadily improving supply of mobile banking from banks in North America, Europe, and...

    • Downloads: 1827