Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Julie's 25 years of work experience is balanced between the engineering and management consulting work she did in the first half of her career and her work as an analyst for the past 12 years. The combination of technical and business expertise positions prepared her well to work with business leaders to identify new opportunities offered by mobile technology and to develop strategies to engage with consumers on mobile devices. She has worked with hundreds of clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, CPG, healthcare, retail, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Julie's research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, RCR Wireless, and The Onion and on CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Julie worked at a contextual services mobile startup in San Francisco and prior to that at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Education

Julie holds a B.S.E.E. and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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  • Multichannel Customer Experience
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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Maximize Media ROI With A Customer-Centric Approach

    Road Map: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Moving to a higher level of digital media buying maturity requires that digital marketing teams improve the way they plan and deliver around four key pillars: organization, planning and execution,...

    • Downloads: 620
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs: Own Mobile To Own Your Customers

    How To Organize For Mobile Success

    Mobile moments are the next battleground where you must win, serve, and retain your customers. As the ultimate owners of the brand and customer experiences, chief marketing officers (CMOs) must...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Follow Best Practices To Encourage Mobile Banking Use

    Processes: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    The crucial question for many digital banking teams after they've launched their mobile banking sites and apps is how to encourage customer adoption and use. Forrester spoke to eBusiness executives...

    • Downloads: 1560
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Marketing Strategy For The Mobile Mind Shift

    Vision: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Customers are in the midst of a mobile mind shift. As a result of their perpetual mobile connections, their expectations have changed. They're not interested in your messaging and logos. They want...

    • Downloads: 1351
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Customer Experience Drives Revenue: A New And Improved Look

    How CX Professionals Can Make The Case For CX

    Customer experience (CX) professionals who want to drive CX transformation need to show how CX drives business outcomes. Forrester's new Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) framework helps CX...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Mortgages

    Homebuyers And Refinancers Have Complex Purchase Journeys

    The mortgage purchase journey is complex, with customers using a mix of digital and human touchpoints to research and then buy mortgages. The journey differs depending on whether the customer is...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index: Global

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    Forrester recently introduced its revised Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI), a tool that enables marketing leaders to assess their customers' mobile intensity, expectations, and behaviors and then...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Role In The Consumer's Path To Purchase

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Behavioral Tracking, Survey, And Online Community Data

    When they want a product or service, consumers embark on a path to purchase; they discover, explore, buy, use, ask, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. The rise in the adoption of mobile...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Chinese CIO's Agenda For 2015: 10 Initiatives That Can Build Your Digital Business

    Digital Disruption Will Drive The BT Agenda At Chinese Enterprises

    The Chinese market is undergoing significant change. Cloud-enabled digital technologies such as big data, enterprise mobility, and social platforms are spurring the creation of new business models...

    • Downloads: 137
  • 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 transformed how customers engage with companies. Gone are the days when companies could...

    • Downloads: 1459
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Take Social Customer Service Beyond Your Own Walled Garden

    The modern consumer uses social media to communicate with family, friends, as well as companies. In response, companies have increased their investment in social media as a customer support channel....

    • Downloads: 87
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Credit Cards

    Online Capabilities Are Crucial To The Purchase Journey

    Credit cards remain the top selling financial product in the US, even though sales are significantly lower than before the financial crisis. Prospects shopping for a new credit card have clear goals...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:From Priming The Pipeline To Engaging Buyers: The B2B CMO's New Role In Sales Enablement

    Advances in automation increase visibility and accountability surrounding lead-to-revenue processes. Despite this, tensions between marketing and sales persist concerning the quality of support that...

    • Downloads: 225
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build An Adaptive, Efficient Process To Elevate Leads To Revenue

    Processes: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    A well-designed and documented lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) process enables scalability, roots out excess cost, improves marketing execution, and provides the basis for continuous incremental...

    • Downloads: 633
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Mitigate Risks In The Customer's Journey

    How To Create And Execute A Customer-Focused Risk Framework

    Risk professionals cannot help businesses succeed without a clear strategy to win, serve, and retain customers. With countless delivery channels and untapped target customers, companies find...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Banking Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as boosting mobile banking use, improving mobile experiences, and increasing sales — eBusiness and channel strategy executives at banks need to put...

    • Downloads: 1021
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:UK's Multichannel Consumers Demand Customer Life-Cycle Marketing

    Discover The Touchpoints UK Consumers Turn To For Discovery, Exploration, Purchase, Inquiries, And Engagement

    Consumers have come to rely on a plethora of channels, devices and touchpoints to guide them through their purchase decisions. This path to purchase has broken free from the linear conception of the...

    • Downloads: 87
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Mandate For eBusiness Professionals

    Business Case: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile offers eBusiness and channel strategy professionals the opportunity to engage with consumers at every step of their purchasing journey, from upper-funnel demand generation through...

    • Downloads: 1156
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Retool For A New Workforce Reality — New Technology For A New Breed Of Agent

    Agent Tools Must Provide Process Guidance And Predictive Data

    A new generation of contact center agents has begun to vex application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. The new agents seem reluctant to learn detailed product and service information...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Canadian Bank Digital Sales Benchmark

    RBC Leads With Strong Account Comparison Tools And Online Account Opening Features

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites and mobile sales efforts of the five largest retail banks in Canada. This benchmark covers 36 criteria...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Four Best Practices From National Health Insurance E-Brokers

    Online Aggregators Offer Superior Online Experiences To Health Plans, From Discovery To The Shopping Cart

    Online aggregators Expedia and Orbitz disrupted the travel industry by offering one-stop shopping convenience, but three national e-brokers, eHealth, GetInsured, and GoHealth, have been quietly doing...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digital Predator Or Digital Prey?

    Six BT Transformation Strategies To Energize Your Digital Business

    By 2020 every business will become a digital predator or digital prey — which will your company evolve into? The answer to this question lies in how well you, as the CIO, and the executives in...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Unlock Customer Context With Marketing Technology

    Executive Overview: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Once relegated to the province of direct mail teams and analysts, customer data and marketing technology are now essential to every marketing function, from strategy to creative development to...

    • Downloads: 766
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Win Your Offline Mobile Moments

    Use Mobile To Break Down Channel Barriers On-Premises

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift. She expects to get anything she wants, immediately and in context. Whether she's in your store making a product decision or navigating an airport,...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading A Digital Business Transformation

    Insights From The Front Lines At 3M, Bank Of America, And Walgreens

    The forces of digital disruption have reached critical mass, threatening every incumbent firm in every industry. Attendees at our Forum For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals heard from...

    • Downloads: 375