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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  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
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    Report:Use Best Practices To Determine Core Features: A B2B Ratings And Reviews Case Study

    Processes: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    As B2B organizations embark on an eCommerce path, they can choose from many features, functions, and interfaces to maximize their business opportunity. Separating the wheat from the chaff and...

    • Downloads: 895
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    Report:Follow Best Practices To Encourage Mobile Insurance Use

    Processes: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    The future of insurance is mobile, yet the path to that future is riddled with obstacles. One of the biggest is the low adoption rate of mobile sites and apps. This stems partly from the...

    • Downloads: 694
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    Report:Mobile Technologies That Drive Sales

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    New mobile features, capabilities, and devices are cropping up seemingly by the day. This fast-paced change is dramatically affecting how eBusiness professionals interact with their teams and...

    • Downloads: 1860
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    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: 143
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    Report:Consumer Wallet Shift And Retailer Strategy Bolster Canadian Online Retail

    ForecastView Document

    Online retail sales in Canada are set to rise by over 15% in 2014, topping C$22 billion but still representing just 6% of the total retail market. However, with continued double-digit growth through...

    • Downloads: 10
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    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Insurance Solution

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Technology decisions will make or break even the best mobile strategy. In their haste to show mobile progress, many insurance digital teams have rushed to get mobile apps into iTunes and Google Play...

    • Downloads: 150
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Cross-Border Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

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    Western Europe is one of the largest markets in the world for cross-border trade. Online cross-border retail sales in Western Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% over the...

    • Downloads: 8
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    Report:The Future Of Insurance Is Mobile

    Vision: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Smart, portable devices in pockets, purses, and now wrists are opening up a series of opportunities and challenges for insurance eBusiness. The unrelenting pace of innovation means that mobile...

    • Downloads: 2058
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:App Revenue Growth Is Slowing Down In EU-7

    ForecastView Document

    This report provides context and insight into the recently published Forrester Research Mobile Application Spending Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (EU-7). Although Apple recently announced its App Store had...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Demandware Gears Up To Enter The Store

    Demandware's Acquisition Of Tomax Accelerates In-Store Ambitions, But Retailers Will Likely Take A "Wait and See" Approach

    Demandware announced on January 12 its intent to the acquire Tomax, a Salt Lake City-based provider of point-of-service (POS), store operations, and merchandising solutions, a decision that will...

    • Downloads: 93
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Five Lessons From Five Cyber Mondays

    Insights From US eCommerce's Biggest Day Of The Year

    Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, is now the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers in the US. In fact, online retail sales exceeded $2 billion on Cyber Monday in 2014. In...

    • Downloads: 106
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    Report:Market Overview: Full-Service eCommerce Solutions

    Running an eCommerce operation in today's fast-paced, highly competitive marketplace is hard, and it just keeps getting harder. eBusinesses must execute many functional areas well — from demand...

    • Downloads: 310
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    Report:Brief: Hybris Moves Beyond Its Commerce Foundations

    New Marketing And PaaS Announcements Seek To Position Hybris As The B2C Customer Engagement Tier Of SAP

    On February 10 at hybris' annual Customer and Partner Summits in Munich, the firm announced a new suite of marketing capabilities: SAP hybris Marketing solution, a new platform-as-a-service offering...

    • Downloads: 117
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    Report:Europeans Are Ready For Usage-Based Car Insurance

    Digital Executives Must Drive Adoption With Marketing And Education

    Telematics looks set to transform car insurance as smart wireless devices, smartphones, and smart cars converge to create what should be a smart insurance choice for safe drivers and their insurers:...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Mind Shift Maturity Framework

    Assessment: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Few companies have adapted to the mobile mind shift. Many don't have the resources, budget, and organization to make the shift. This document will help eBusiness and channel strategy professionals...

    • Downloads: 215
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    Report:What Different Investor Segments Really Want

    Understanding US Investor Segments Through The Media They Consume

    Forrester segments investors based on two dimensions: investable assets and self-directedness. The combination yields nine discrete investor segments. Among other distinct characteristics, the...

    • Downloads: 107
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Customer Advocacy 2014: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Institutions

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Providers, Insurers, And Investment Firms

    The traditional competitive barriers in retail financial services are crumbling. Digital touchpoints render branch distribution strength impotent. Digital technologies are cheaper and easier to...

    • Downloads: 308
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    Report:Develop A Data-Driven Digital Business

    Short-Sighted Analytics Are Hindering Digital Leaders

    Forrester's digital maturity model defines measurement as one of the four key pillars of transformation, yet too many eBusiness professionals lack the customer-centric, cross-touchpoint insight...

    • Downloads: 281
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    Report:The Mobile Insurance Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Mobile is now serious business for digital insurance teams, and it's rare to find an insurer that doesn't offer at least one mobile service to help customers research, buy, and service their...

    • Downloads: 810
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    Report:China Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Embrace The Mobile Sales Momentum In China

    China's eCommerce market continues to grow rapidly in terms of both the number of online buyers and the amount they're spending. Total online retail spending in China reached $307 billion in 2013 and...

    • Downloads: 167
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    Report:Use Analytics To Create Mobile Best Practices

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Few digital business professionals use mobile to transform customer experiences. They too often approach the use of mobile with the question, "What should I do?" rather than, "How should I do it?"...

    • Downloads: 160
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    Report:Large-Scale Commerce Service Providers Deliver Economies Of Scale

    Market Overview: Commerce Service Providers (CSPs), Q2 2014, Part 3

    eBusiness professionals increasingly call upon commerce service providers (CSPs) to define and deliver their digital strategies. This report details how large-scale, global CSPs are helping...

    • Downloads: 87
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    Report:What Banks Can Learn From Retailers' Websites

    Eight Marketing And Sales Tactics That Digital Banking Teams Should Borrow From Their Retail Peers

    Over the past decade, eBusiness and channel strategy teams at many large banks have done yeoman's work in upgrading and improving their public websites. They've made great strides in areas like...

    • Downloads: 198
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    Report:Brief: Digital Disruption Brews In Financial Data, Digital Identity, And Payments

    FinovateEurope Showcases Where Disruption Will Come From Next

    A wave of disruptors that aim to use digital tools to deliver superior customer experiences at a fraction of the cost are invading retail financial services, threatening incumbent banks, wealth...

    • Downloads: 127
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    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Mobile Benchmarks

    Forrester partners with Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, to survey retailers annually about their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the coming year. This latest...

    • Downloads: 441