Jennifer   Wise

Jennifer Wise

Senior Analyst Serving Customer Experience Professionals

Jenny is a senior analyst serving customer experience professionals. Her research focuses on the role of emerging technologies in customer experience with a primary emphasis on user experience (UX) priorities, such as user research, interaction design, and design team skill sets. In her research, she provides strategic guidance on how to execute against these priorities across foundational company experiences, mobile, and emerging interfaces including virtual assistants, voice-controlled interfaces, artificially intelligent systems, and virtual reality.

Jenny has spoken at numerous industry events on the topics of emerging interfaces, mobile marketing, artificial intelligence, and virtual assistants, including CTIA, Mobile FirstLook 2017, Mobile Media Upfront, and SM2 Innovation Summit. Her research and analysis have been cited frequently in publications such as AdAge, MediaPost, NPR, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat, and she has been a contributor to Forbes, Direct Marketing News, The Huffington Post, and CMS Wire.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her current role, Jenny was a senior analyst serving B2C marketing professionals. In that role, her research focused on emerging marketing tactics, with a primary emphasis on mobile marketing, mobile advertising, virtual assistants, and gamification strategies. Her research examined the consumer adoption and usage of devices and features, including the organizational maturity, strategic frameworks, and vendor partnerships and technologies required to successfully deploy mobile marketing tactics.

Before joining Forrester, Jenny served as an account manager at Neptune Web, a full-service interactive web agency and consulting firm.

Education

Jenny holds a master's degree in human factors in information design from Bentley University and a B.S. in economics from Trinity College (Hartford). She has also done postgraduate coursework in information design, interaction design, and app design at San Francisco State University.

Jennifer Wise

Senior Analyst Serving Customer Experience Professionals

Jenny is a senior analyst serving customer experience professionals. Her research focuses on the role of emerging technologies in customer experience with a primary emphasis on user experience (UX) priorities, such as user research, interaction design, and design team skill sets. In her research, she provides strategic guidance on how to execute against these priorities across foundational company experiences, mobile, and emerging interfaces including virtual assistants, voice-controlled interfaces, artificially intelligent systems, and virtual reality.

Jenny has spoken at numerous industry events on the topics of emerging interfaces, mobile marketing, artificial intelligence, and virtual assistants, including CTIA, Mobile FirstLook 2017, Mobile Media Upfront, and SM2 Innovation Summit. Her research and analysis have been cited frequently in publications such as AdAge, MediaPost, NPR, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat, and she has been a contributor to Forbes, Direct Marketing News, The Huffington Post, and CMS Wire.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her current role, Jenny was a senior analyst serving B2C marketing professionals. In that role, her research focused on emerging marketing tactics, with a primary emphasis on mobile marketing, mobile advertising, virtual assistants, and gamification strategies. Her research examined the consumer adoption and usage of devices and features, including the organizational maturity, strategic frameworks, and vendor partnerships and technologies required to successfully deploy mobile marketing tactics.

Before joining Forrester, Jenny served as an account manager at Neptune Web, a full-service interactive web agency and consulting firm.

Education

Jenny holds a master's degree in human factors in information design from Bentley University and a B.S. in economics from Trinity College (Hartford). She has also done postgraduate coursework in information design, interaction design, and app design at San Francisco State University.

Jennifer Wise's Research

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: Digital CX Trends, 2018

    Landscape: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    April 19, 2018 Andrew Hogan, Jennifer Wise, Kelly Price, Joana van den Brink-Quintanilha, Alex Causey

    In our 2017 edition of this digital CX trends report, Forrester identified how technology was advancing user interfaces by adding AI enablers and how innovation labs and employee tools that support CX had evolved. In this year's report, we examine how those trends are playing out. We highlight the split between companies working on basic but critical digital CX factors like image quality and form field validation and the CX pros at innovators raising the bar through initiatives like pairing up designers with algorithms and detecting emotions through interface interactions.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Life Insurance Wave™: US Sales Websites, Q2 2018

    US Life Insurers Disappoint With Weak Digital Guidance

    April 18, 2018 Ellen Carney, Jennifer Wise

    Digital touchpoints are supplementing and sometimes displacing traditional sales touchpoints like advisors as customers research and then buy life insurance. To see how helpful they are to customers, we evaluated the websites of seven US life insurance companies. This report lays out where these companies excel — and where they lag — as well as what digital business strategy and customer experience executives can learn from them.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Life Insurance Wave™: Canadian Sales Websites, Q2 2018

    Life Insurance Websites Reflect Sales Models — Not Customer Goals

    April 10, 2018 Ellen Carney, Jennifer Wise

    Digital touchpoints are supplementing and sometimes displacing traditional sales touchpoints like advisors as customers traverse online and offline paths in their life insurance purchase journeys. To see how helpful and easy to use digital sales features are to customers, we evaluated the websites of seven leading Canadian life insurers. This report lays out where these companies excel — and where they lag — and what digital business strategy and customer experience executives can learn from them.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: Virtual Reality In 2018: Not A Customer Reality

    Our Top Five Takeaways For CX Pros About VR At Mobile World Congress

    March 27, 2018Jennifer Wise

    Forrester tested the virtual reality (VR) experiences at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to examine what the advances in these technologies mean for customer experience (CX) professionals. This report brings you our top five takeaways for navigating VR technology and refining your content and experience design strategy.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Investing Wave™: US Mobile Apps, Q1 2018

    Mobile Investing Apps Underwhelm With Poor Usability And Lack Of Guidance, Undermining Strong Transactional Features

    January 16, 2018Davis Janowski, Jennifer Wise

    Mobile apps have become integral to consumers, who turn to them to manage their everyday lives — including their financial well-being. To see how helpful investing apps are to customers, we evaluated the mobile applications of six of the largest US investing firms. This report lays out where these firms excel — and where they lag — and what digital business strategy and customer experience executives can learn from them.

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