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.


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 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: 503
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Digital Travel Business

    Multichannel Strategies To Better Serve The Connected Traveler

    The act of traveling may always be immune to digital disruption, but the way in which travelers engage with the experience is ripe for digital enhancement. The Internet has revolutionized the way in...

    • Downloads: 729
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Companies Improved Their Customer Experience Index Scores, 2014

    Processes: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Forrester interviewed customer experience (CX) professionals at brands that showed the biggest year-over-year improvement in our annual CX benchmark. We asked them what they and their companies did...

    • Downloads: 1036
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why More Banks Should Put Search On Their Secure Websites

    Online Bankers Say Search Is Important But Low In Quality, And Many Banks Don't Offer Search On Their Secure Websites

    Banks routinely upgrade and enhance their secure websites with an eye toward meeting users' needs, driving sales, and differentiating from competitors. Key decisions in this process often revolve...

    • Downloads: 224
  • 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: 25
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2014

    Digital Teams Continue To Expand Their Mobile Services

    Insurance companies are rolling out a widening range of mobile insurance functionality for both consumers and agents. While there's substantial and growing consumer interest in mobile insurance,...

    • Downloads: 677
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Three Key Features That Increase App Engagement

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

    Understanding the mobile experiences that support users in their moment of need is the foundation to developing a successful mobile app. Forrester takes a new approach to analyzing what drives app...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:From Mobile Government To Mobility Enablement

    Governments Not Only Embrace The Mobile Mind Shift, They Enable It

    In the age of the customer, government organizations must understand and address the needs of their citizens. For governments, it's the "age of the citizen," with demands for greater transparency and...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Social Technographics® Intensity Matrix Drives Tactical Success

    How To Target Your Audience's Favorite Social Behaviors And Sites

    In 2013, Forrester introduced two new data models — the Social Technographics® Score and the Social Technographics Intensity Matrix — to help you better understand your audiences'...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Customers' Personal Identity And Data Management Attributes

    Assessment: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    Personal identity and data management (PIDM) changes the way marketers will communicate with their customers. But to understand how, customer insights (CI) professionals need to first understand the...

    • Downloads: 265
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:CX Industry Spotlight: TV And Internet Service Providers

    A Forrester CX Index™ Deliverable: Analyzing The Financial Impact Of Customer Experience For The TV And Internet Service Industries

    Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index) framework allows companies to analyze the quality of their customer experience, and it also identifies the financial impact of customer experience...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Consumer Electronics

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    A range of different motivations may inspire a consumer's decision to purchase a consumer electronics device: While some technology mavens know of the latest product through community interest groups...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Services Frontier For The Digital Consumer

    Services For The Digital Self

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief customer officers. And here's why: As consumers continue to aggregate data — spanning personal and work-related...

    • Downloads: 348
  • 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: 651
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Canadian Online Retail Will Reach $34 Billion By 2018

    Online retail in Canada is finally on the move, outpacing sales growth at traditional stores and playing a critical role in the transformation of the nation's retail landscape. With Canadian online...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Segmenting US Investors, 2015

    Forrester's Segmentation Combines Self-Directedness And Investable Assets

    The new power of consumers means that a focus on the customer now matters more than any other strategic imperative. Customer segmentation allows firms to systematically understand and serve their...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Will Drive Brand Resonance For Rental Newcomers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Car Rental And Sharing

    New ride-booking and car sharing services like Getaround, Lyft, Uber, and Zipcar — some of which exploit the rising sharing economy — threaten to change car ownership eventually but will...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The New Privacy: It's All About Context

    Adopt Contextual Privacy To Gain A Market Advantage

    "Privacy is dead": It's a trope so often repeated you might actually think it's true. But in the age of smartphones and sensors, privacy is not only possible, it's essential for building trust, the...

    • Downloads: 550
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, China 2014

    Forrester asked 4,500 online consumers in metro China about their interactions with a variety of companies, gauging the usefulness, usability, and enjoyability of those experiences. Based on these...

    • Downloads: 248
  • 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: 151
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Digital Health Management Needs A Makeover To Broaden Its Consumer Appeal

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report

    Tracking and managing personal health information — with technology or without — is not a mainstream consumer activity today. There are multiple reasons for this: Consumers lack...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Does Customer Experience Really Drive Business Success?

    The Relationship Between Superior Customer Experience And Growth

    It's the age of the customer, when technology and economic forces have changed the world to such a great extent that an obsession with winning, serving, and retaining customers is the only possible...

    • Downloads: 625
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Measure Content Marketing For Success

    Performance Management: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing is one of marketers' biggest winners in terms of net new budget, as they realize that valuable, customer-centric content is an effective way to engage with empowered customers. With...

    • Downloads: 598
  • 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: 360
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2013: Five Trends Shaping The Next Generation Of North American Digital Banking

    In this report we explore five trends that will affect the next generation of digital banking. Rising digital customer expectations, advances in technology, and continued digital disruption threats...

    • Downloads: 1401