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 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: 133
  • 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: 356
  • 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: 141
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Deciphering Indian Consumers' Smartphone Behaviors And Attitudes, Part 2

    Understand The Operating System Preferences Of Smartphone Users Of Different Ages To Build An Effective Mobile Engagement Strategy

    Today's consumers increasingly use mobile phones to research, buy, and recommend products and services. This is the mobile mind shift — and it's rapidly changing customer expectations....

    • Downloads: 97
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Data Privacy Practices With The Forrester Privacy Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Protecting customers' privacy is an increasing priority for companies around the world. But data privacy standards differ widely from one country to the next — in fact there are at least 111...

    • Downloads: 123
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Marketers Embrace The Power Of Digital Video In China

    With the widespread adoption of online video viewing platforms by Chinese consumers, marketers have seized the moment and increased their investment levels in the new medium. However, marketers have...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Deciphering Indian Consumers' Smartphone Behaviors And Attitudes, Part 3

    Understand What People Do Most Often On Their Smartphones To Build An Effective Mobile Engagement Strategy

    Today's consumers increasingly use smartphones for a variety of activities including social networking, researching and buying products online, and communicating via digital platforms like WhatsApp....

    • Downloads: 103
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Utility And Emotion Drive Amazon's Global Appeal

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

    Whether you're a retailer or not, you're competing with Amazon. The company's approach to customer service and fulfillment is powering impressive growth across the globe and raising consumer...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 3

    Tablet Adoption By Gender

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1441
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Take Three Steps Toward Social Success

    Adopt The Social Technographics® Model To Develop The Right Social Strategies And Tactics In China

    B2C marketers in China are increasingly investing in social marketing and expect great returns but face the challenge of determining the right social marketing strategies and tactics. Forrester's...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Payers

    Insurer CIOs Must Remove The Barriers To Customer Obsession

    The age of the customer won't wait for healthcare payers. As employer customer numbers drop and individual consumer memberships grow, insurers must learn to articulate their value to these customers...

    • Downloads: 761
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Ten Things To Know About Forrester's Customer Experience Index

    Frequently Asked Questions About The Customer Experience Index Methodology, Diagnostic Tool, And Benchmark

    Companies need a way to measure changes in the quality of their own customer experience (CX) and how it compares with the one that competitors deliver. Forrester's Customer Experience Index...

    • Downloads: 330
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Beacons In Retail

    Vendors Forge Partnerships While Retailers Deploy Pilots

    Retail organizations today are rapidly deploying beacon pilots based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). While this indoor location technology offers the ability to identify a unique shopper within the...

    • Downloads: 625
  • 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: 75
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 115
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Build Seamless Experiences Now

    Experience Persistence Transforms Fragmented Interactions Into A Unified System Of Engagement

    Multidevice ownership and pervasive connectivity mean customers now have, use, and expect multiple ways to interact with companies far beyond the desktop or retail outlet. This change in behavior is...

    • Downloads: 780
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Exploring The Drivers, Attitudes, And Behaviors Behind The 2014 US Holiday Shopping Season

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

    The holiday season continues to be lucrative for all retailers, and early planning will help them get ahead of the competition. With the 2014 US holiday season now behind us, we can see that...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 4

    Communications Still Drives Smartphone Usage

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: To Effectively Engage Customers, Target Them On The Right Device

    Work With Your CX Peers To Understand And Enable The Digital Customer Journey In Australia

    You need to make it easy for customers to interact and transact with your business. To achieve this goal, many companies seek to use a similar look and feel for all of their digital properties. But...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How Do Social Apps Stack Up?

    Revealing The US App Engagement Index Scores Of Social Networking And Communication Apps

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

    • Downloads: 38
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all consumer industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral,...

    • Downloads: 326
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Brazil

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    By far the largest and most populated country in South America, Brazil has a presence on the world stage that continues to win global attention and inspire awe with as much flair as Adriana Lima...

    • Downloads: 87
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Slowing Economic Growth Threatens Customer Experience Focus

    Know How To Defend CX Programs In Economically Uncertain Times

    The World Bank recently predicted that the global economy will grow by 3.0% in 2015 — down from the 3.4% growth it forecast in June 2014. This lower growth projection reflects a less optimistic...

    • Downloads: 145