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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  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Organize AR's Personnel

    Organization: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

    Once industry analyst relations (AR) departments break out of single-person mode, AR managers must assign responsibilities across the team optimally and manage team member performance against them....

    • Downloads: 190
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Chinese Retail Market Landscape In 2014

    Traditional Retailers Must Embrace Disruption

    The restructuring and slowing down of the Chinese economy is changing the country's retail industry. In 2014, the growth rate of China's top 100 retail chains has continued to decline and is now at...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Make Insurance Brands Relevant Again

    Use Digital Touchpoints To Shift From Compensation To Prevention

    Insurance has become commoditized. Personal lines customers especially shop around and are easily lost to a lower price. Insurers have been searching for ways to revamp their brands and to...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:What Makes A Great Government Experience

    Lessons Learned From Our New Customer Experience Index

    Federal agencies are failing the administration's mandate to offer customer experiences (CX) that match the best of the private sector. What's worse, their poor CX performance hurts our whole...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's BT Strategic Planning And Execution Process Assessment Toolkit

    Provides a step-by-step process for Forrester's Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management methodology.

    • Downloads: 38
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Make The Right Digital Decisions To Drive Canadian Usage-Based Insurance Sales

    Rate Reform Creates Powerful Incentive For Effective Digital Sales

    Canada and the US may share a border and consumer attitudes about usage-based insurance, but they don't share a common approach to the digital strategies for promoting these insurance options. With...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Key Takeaways From Forrester's 2014 Customer Experience Forum East

    Market Leaders Turn To Customer Understanding And Design To Deliver Great Experiences

    At Forrester's Forum For Customer Experience Professionals East, speakers presented best practices and case studies that showed how they are coping with a new, more competitive era for customer...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CRM Success Hinges On Effective Change Management

    Continuous Improvement: The CRM Playbook

    To succeed in the age of the customer, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who support front-office business processes cannot afford failed technology initiatives. But how do...

    • Downloads: 415
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Innovation Capability Maturity

    Assessment: The Innovation Playbook

    Innovation is a must for an organization to succeed in today's harsh business climate. Understanding how well your organization has mastered the key capabilities required for a sustained innovation...

    • Downloads: 764
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use Analytics To Build Mobile Advantage

    Performance Management: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Consumer expectations have shifted. As a result of their perpetual mobile connections, consumers have experienced what Forrester calls a mobile mind shift: the expectation that they can get relevant...

    • Downloads: 607
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Define A Road Map To Accelerate Your Security Program

    Road Map: The S&R Practice Playbook

    A security road map guides your team's projects and initiatives. Even more importantly, it explains to your key stakeholders how you're using the budget and resources given. Don't fall into the old...

    • Downloads: 1419
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Logistics Applications, Q1 2015

    Logistics Applications Deliver Merchandise Availability And Lead-Time Transparency For Compelling Customer Experience

    In the age of the customer, merchandise availability and lead time are critical differentiating elements of the customer experience. Existing and new technologies provide both the threat and...

    • Downloads: 48
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Demystifying Real-Time Interaction Management

    Anchor Your Contextual Marketing Engine With This System Of Engagement

    Customer obsession requires marketers to rethink campaigns and instead deliver self-perpetuating cycles of insight-driven interactions. We believe that firms will assemble contextual marketing...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Improve Sales Hiring With Better Use Of Technology And Analytics

    To keep pace with the growing expectations of executive decision-makers and other people involved in buying business products and services, sales enablement professionals must improve their capacity...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Are Not Ready To Support Business Innovation

    Benchmarks: The Innovation Playbook

    In the age of the customer, organizations must implement process and governance structures in several key areas in order to foster a successful innovation program. However, Forrester's analysis of...

    • Downloads: 738
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Take The Digital Business Readiness Assessment

    Use Forrester's Digital Business Readiness Assessment To Plot Your Course To Digital Mastery

    Many executives understand that their firm needs to transform. Digital disruption is rewriting the rules in almost every industry, and as digital entrants like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber reinvent what...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SaaS Vendor Evaluation: Criteria To Track For Business Outcomes

    As SaaS Disrupts Your Business, Make Sure You Know How to Manage Vendors Effectively

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives have spent the past few years building frameworks, templates, and checklists for software-as-a-service (SaaS) selection. This has helped them reduce...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Organize And Educate AR's Spokespeople

    Analyst relations (AR) influence programs rely on a double act between the AR professionals and the spokespeople who front a variety of engagements with the analysts. These AR pros and spokespeople...

    • Downloads: 204
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Deliver Four Capabilities To Resolve The Buyer/Seller Conflict Within B2B eCommerce

    What Application Delivery Leaders Who Are Building Sell-Side Platforms Can Learn From Forrester's eProcurement Wave

    Beware of the buyer — that is Forrester's message for application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders in B2B firms who are developing or implementing eCommerce platforms. The 14% annual...

    • Downloads: 58
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Establish A Digital Acceleration Team

    Guide, Inspire, And Educate Local Teams To Enhance Digital Maturity Throughout Your Organization

    As firms expand their digital footprint around the globe, eBusiness executives in central teams face a challenge. Different local market teams have wildly varying levels of digital maturity,...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BPM Projects Show Good But Varied Performance

    Benchmarks: The Business Process Management Playbook

    A business process — at its highest level — is any activity that helps an enterprise achieves its goals. Measurement via metrics and comparison via benchmarks are critical to achieve...

    • Downloads: 636
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Federal Customer Experience Finally Turns The Corner

    Major changes are coming to federal customer experience (CX). The seeds that the administration planted in 2014 — like the US Digital Services Playbook — will start to bear fruit in 2015,...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Pave A Clear Path To Advanced Loyalty

    Road Map: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Customer insights (CI) professionals striving to increase customer loyalty face many challenges, including me-too strategies, disparate data, siloed customer insights, and inadequate measurement...

    • Downloads: 549
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build The Case For Content Marketing On Efficiency, Differentiation, And Granular Metrics

    Business Case: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing doesn't exist in most CFOs' lexicons. This is because budgets for content marketing at many business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies simply do not exist;...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Getting Help With Customer Journey Maps

    Processes: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook

    Companies use journey maps for both tactical and strategic purposes. But they struggle to get the best results when they don't have the right insights, skills, and tools. Consultancies, agencies,...

    • Downloads: 268