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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  • Past 6 months
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Create And Support The New Security Designer Role

    The Rise Of The Security Designer

    Enterprises are paying much more attention to design when considering how to build quality experiences for their customers. A strong next step in product development evolution is embracing security...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:You Can't Personalize Digital Experiences Without Predictive

    Predictive Analytics Solutions Are The Personalization Engine That Digital Experience Platforms Lack

    Digital experience delivery vendors have generally fallen short in their use of predictive analytics to contextualize digital customer experiences. Many of these vendors offer simple, rules-based...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Make Sense Of A Fractured Consumer Data Ecosystem

    Landscape: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    Although widespread adoption of personal identity and data management (PIDM) remains a few years away, the ecosystem of data lockers, digital identification tools, and authorization managers is...

    • Downloads: 539
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BYOD In Government: There Is A Time And Place

    CIOs Must Guide BYOD Policies For Selected Use Cases

    During the past few years, many government agencies have been challenged with balancing the hype surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs with legitimate opportunities to use BYOD to empower...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Critical Role Of Policy In Social Business And Collaboration

    Policy And Procedures: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    A clear social business policy is an essential guide for employees using social and collaboration tools for customer engagement and for internal, customer, and partner collaboration. While it takes a...

    • Downloads: 564
  • 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: 114
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Winning In The Age Of The Customer

    Embrace Four Imperatives To Transform Your Company For Customer Obsession

    The age of the customer is here. To prove this, we analyzed recent economic and survey data and reviewed the practices of over a dozen companies that have made customer-focused transformations. We...

    • Downloads: 514
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q1 2015

    An Evaluation Of Nine Data Virtualization Vendors

    As enterprise architects look at how to deliver a trusted, real-time, integrated, and secure data platform to support applications, they look at data virtualization. In the three years since...

    • Downloads: 430
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Asia Pacific Firms Measure The Wrong Social Metrics

    Marketers Must Align Social Marketing Objectives To Business Outcomes

    Marketers are increasingly funding social media programs in Asia Pacific. But most are still beginners at social measurement — focusing on simplistic metrics such as fans, followers, and...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Customer Engagement Lessons From Visionary Chinese Firms

    Use The Mobile IDEA Practice To Accelerate Digital Business

    In the mobile age, digital enterprises are disrupting many traditional companies; even some startups are struggling to survive in the face of fierce competition. However, visionary Chinese firms such...

    • Downloads: 1
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Use The Power Of B2B Digital Ecosystems

    CIOs Will Be Orchestrators Of Digital Ecosystems To Boost Innovation, Production, And Go-To-Market Capabilities

    Business-to-business (B2B) digital ecosystems drive a fundamental shift in the way companies cooperate and compete with one another. Through the continuous exchange of information and the...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Agile Budgeting And Methodology Expand Beyond BT And Deliver

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Nebraska Transforms Technology And Corporate Planning And Delivery

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), a 75-year-old health insurance company serving 700,000 people, ran a traditional IT organization with traditional IT governance and processes. However,...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Adopt The Right Governance Model For Your Journey Mapping Efforts

    Master the art of journey mapping and you have a powerful customer experience (CX) change management tool. Part of the art is following a well-defined journey mapping process, and part is adopting...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Organize For Digital Financial Innovation

    Find The Right Organizational Structure To Spark Innovation In Digital Financial Services

    Digital disruption is hitting retail financial services as ambitious financial upstarts flood the market, aiming to delight your customers with superior digital experiences. Leading firms are...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Dawn Of Enterprise JavaScript

    JavaScript Finds Its Place In Enterprise Software Development

    Adoption of JavaScript — and the Node.js runtime environment in particular — sets the stage for the biggest shift in enterprise application development in more than a decade. When...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Linking Customer Engagement To Business Capabilities In The Age Of The Customer

    Processes: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    This report uses business capability mapping concepts to depict how customer engagement activates business capabilities. In the age of the customer, during which knowledge of and engagement with...

    • Downloads: 876
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Analyze What Your Social Business And Collaboration Stakeholders Really Need

    Stakeholder Needs: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Too often, firms launch social business and collaboration programs without a clear understanding of what key stakeholders, including business sponsors and especially employees, want. The result is...

    • Downloads: 752
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Thought Leadership: The Next Wave Of Differentiation In B2B Marketing

    From medical devices to heavy equipment, commercial products, technology, and financial and professional services, business-to-business (B2B) marketing professionals need to position their firms as...

    • Downloads: 1911
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Elevate Digital Disruption Like China's Leading Innovators

    Three Lessons From Chinese Internet Companies

    "Internet companies" is a unique term used in China to refer to digital enterprises. These firms were born digital, and they are disrupting traditional companies in every major vertical. Traditional...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Enterprise App Services Providers — Large Providers, Q1 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's fifteen-criteria emerging market evaluation of mobile enterprise app services providers, we identified the 10 most significant services providers — Accenture, Capgemini,...

    • Downloads: 331
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Will Your Organization Benefit From An In-House Agency?

    Assess Your Organization's Need To Insource Agency Services

    An increasing number of organizations are bringing agency services in-house. Why? As marketers strive to meet the demands of the always-on customer, many aim to exert more control and have greater...

    • Downloads: 63
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mobile And The Travel Experience

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

    Traveling is synonymous with being mobile — and we mean that in every sense of the term. Smartphones and tablets have disrupted the travel life cycle to the point where consumers reach for...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Financial Innovation Requires Matchmaking

    Partner To Generate And Execute Ideas Faster

    To develop and deliver digital innovations, eBusiness and channel strategy executives at financial firms need ideas, data, technology, software development skills, design experience, and change...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Context In Email Marketing Pays Off

    Performance Management: The Email Marketing Playbook

    In the vision report of our email marketing playbook, Forrester asserts that marketers should add contextual insights to their email programs. That obviously comes at a cost. In this report, which...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: What Keeps Privacy Pros Up At Night?

    CI Pros Are Critical To Ensuring Better Privacy Practices

    Earlier this year, we moderated a panel of privacy and security experts at the Churchill Club in San Francisco, California. Held on the annual Data Privacy Day, the event focused on the state of...

    • Downloads: 69