Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Her 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, 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, as well as 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 MBA from the University of Michigan.

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  • Consumer Technographics
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 202
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Must-Have Features On Banks' Secure Websites

    Understanding Consumer Use And Best Practices Can Guide Providers Toward Online Banking Success

    For banks, getting their secure websites right is critical to business success. So how can digital teams at banks ensure their websites meet or exceed user expectations? Our data shows that some...

    • Downloads: 450
  • 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: 1558
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Keeping Score Of US Smartphone Usage During The 2015 Super Bowl Event

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

    The 2015 Super Bowl had 114 million viewers, making it the most watched television event in US history. This unprecedented level of viewership presents B2C marketing professionals with many...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Profiling US Health-Conscious Consumers

    A Technographics® 360 Profile

    "Health-conscious" is not only a descriptor, it is also a driver. US consumers who prioritize their health have a distinct attitude that consciously and subconsciously influences their behavior...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Five Ways For Federal Agencies To Improve The User Experience And Digital Security

    Customers neither like nor trust federal digital customer experience (CX), and the situation is about to get worse. In response to recent high-profile hacks, federal agencies are set to implement...

    • Downloads: 88
  • 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: 140
  • 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: 223
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:A Qualitative Look At Pinterest Usage In The US And UK

    A Technographics® Report: How US And UK Consumers' Usage And Perception Of Pinterest Differ

    Adoption of Pinterest is showing continuous growth, particularly in the US, and companies need to understand why consumers spend time on it. This will help brands develop a successful strategy for...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Telecom Brands Are Not Connecting

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Telecom

    Customers' dissatisfaction with telecom providers is well documented. These firms are known for frustrating customers with confusing programming bundles, poor customer service, and opaque pricing....

    • Downloads: 371
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Consumer Healthcare Segmentation

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In the age of the customer, companies need to have a solid understanding of their customers' and prospects' behaviors and needs in order to best serve them. With the onset of the Patient Protection...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How French Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2015

    Weave Digital And Human Touchpoints Together To Build A New Generation Of Digital Banking

    Banking channel use is changing in France as customers increasingly use digital touchpoints like online and mobile banking to manage their financial lives. Digital touchpoints are gradually replacing...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:New Online Shopping Traditions Emerge From The 2015 US Holiday Season

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Online Community And Social Listening Data

    With the 2015 holiday season safely behind us, eBusiness professionals can start to analyze US consumers' holiday season shopping behaviors. Due to the large sales volumes, consumers' high...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:UK Online Consumers' Perspectives On Wearables: An Update

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    With a flood of recent product launches and media coverage, wearable technology has made a splash among mainstream consumers. However, while the devices are signaling a wave of behavioral change...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Automakers Achieve Brand Resonance Today But Face Digital Disruption Soon

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Automaker Brands

    Disrupters like Tesla and Uber are plotting against traditional automakers. To ensure that they avoid becoming commodity hardware brands, automakers must build brands that drive brand resonance. Auto...

    • Downloads: 204
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Six Key Elements Of Proactive Chat

    Evolve Proactive Chat To Proactive Engagement

    Online consumers demand effortless engagement, which often means live help for pre- or post-purchase questions. eBusiness leaders increasingly deploy proactive chat to deliver effortless engagement...

    • Downloads: 417
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Fight Between Apps And Websites Is Futile; You Need Both

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

    Smartphones aid users in a multitude of ways in their everyday lives, and they use both apps and mobile websites to meet their needs. Each platform serves both distinct and overlapping needs,...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 66
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Three Gaming Apps Earn "Engaging" Scores On The App Engagement Index

    North American Consumer Technographics® — Revealing The Q4 2014 App Engagement Index Scores Of US Gaming Apps

    As consumers shift the time they spend on PCs and TVs to mobile devices, marketing leadership professionals need to shift their advertising budgets in parallel. Forrester estimates that mobile...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Customer Experience In The Post-PC Era

    Vision: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    In the post-PC era, customers expect experiences to come to them and provide services aligned with their needs and abilities in the moment. In this report, we explore how consumer experience (CX)...

    • Downloads: 1986
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Comparing European And US Consumers' Perspectives On Wearable Technology

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    Technology publications predicted that 2014 would be "The year of the wearable" — and looking at the past 12 months, 2014 has more than lived up to that prediction. Within Q4 alone, Apple...

    • Downloads: 31
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Craft The Right Digital Wallet Strategy For Your Financial Institution

    With Digital Wallets, One Size Doesn't Fit All

    Digital wallets are poised to transform the way consumers shop and pay retailers, restaurants, and service providers. Early wallets are enabling the convergence of offers, coupons, loyalty, and...

    • Downloads: 640
  • 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: 253
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Harness The Potential Of Millennials With Your Workforce Technology Strategy

    Millennial Workers Are Now The Largest Generation In The Workforce And Require A Different Approach

    The composition of the workforce is changing, as Millennials have recently become the largest generation in the workforce. Alongside that shift comes a change in work styles, a greater level of...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Retailers Must Embrace In-Store Technologies To Differentiate

    Smart Chinese Retailers Leverage In-Store Technologies To Achieve Operational Excellence And Then Drive The Customer Experience

    The rising expectations and digital behaviors of empowered shoppers in China are compelling retailers to improve their in-store customer experience to boost loyalty and drive business growth....

    • Downloads: 42