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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  • Julie A. Ask
  • Customer Experience Management
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Win Your Offline Mobile Moments

    Use Mobile To Break Down Channel Barriers On-Premises

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift. She expects to get anything she wants, immediately and in context. Whether she's in your store making a product decision or navigating an airport,...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 1741
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Mandate For eBusiness Professionals

    Business Case: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile offers eBusiness and channel strategy professionals the opportunity to engage with consumers at every step of their purchasing journey, from upper-funnel demand generation through...

    • Downloads: 1110
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Moments Transform Commerce And Service Experiences

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift: the expectation that she can get what she wants in her immediate context and moments of need. As a result, mobile is central to customer experience...

    • Downloads: 131
  • 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: 147
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Most Firms Will Underinvest In Mobile eBusiness

    Predictions: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    In 2015, pioneers who have made the mobile mind shift will accelerate spending to create an insurmountable gap between themselves — the industry leaders — and the laggards who view mobile...

    • Downloads: 188
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Executing End-To-End Mobile Services

    Best Practices: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile technologies are tactics — not strategies in themselves. Too often mobile services conversations start with "Let's build an app." Instead, decisions like these should only be undertaken...

    • Downloads: 1271
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Create Mobile Moments With Messaging

    A Guide To Using Mobile Messaging To Engage Customers

    Mobile moments are the new competitive battleground. Mobile messaging creates mobile moments, or the ability to serve your customers proactively in their moment of need. Mobile messaging improves...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build A Pervasive Corporate Mobile Competency

    Organization: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile strategy has evolved since 2010. Then, a mobile strategy equated to a mobile services road map and technology platform choices. An individual or small team could both create a strategy and...

    • Downloads: 596
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Life360 Wins In Family Mobile Moments

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Mobile Services From Apps To Platforms

    Mobile can transform product and service experiences. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building Mobile Services? Location Matters

    Intelligent Location Enables Smart Consumer Engagement

    Consumers are very task-oriented on their mobile phones. At most, they allot a minute or two to check a price, get a boarding pass, or pay a bill. As a result, digital business professionals must...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use Mobile To Engage With In-Store Consumers In China

    Globally, mobile has changed the way consumers shop: They expect both to research and purchase goods on their mobile devices. The biggest sales opportunity in mobile is not driving digital sales, but...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Fire Phone Fails; Amazon Doesn't

    Insights, Not Sales, Will Define Amazon's Success

    On June 18, 2014, Amazon announced the launch of a smartphone, named the Fire Phone, with unique hardware and services designed to enhance its core businesses: retail and a digital platform....

    • Downloads: 155
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:United Airlines Drives Self-Service With Mobile

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Your Customer Experience

    Mobile can transform your customer experience. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Or Mobile Web? It's A Choice, Not A Battle

    Neither Is Perfect, But Either Could Be Perfect For Your Customer

    Companies struggle to choose between building a mobile app and implementing a mobile website. The decision becomes a battle shrouded in competing points of view and often a lack of customer...

    • Downloads: 558
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Shopping Guide To Mobile Analytics Vendors

    Choose The Solutions Best Suited To Your Requirements

    Mobile analytics solutions are underutilized: Among eBusiness professionals surveyed by Forrester, only 46% had implemented a mobile analytics solution. Those with an analytics solution were most...

    • Downloads: 622
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Maturity Equates To Mobile Competency

    eBusiness professionals began to develop mobile services in earnest with the launch of the Apple App Store in 2008. They now have five-plus years of experience under their belts. Initially, they...

    • Downloads: 680
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology Adoption: 2013

    A Benchmarking Guide For eBusiness Professionals

    Mobile technology for both hardware and software is experiencing a frenetic pace of change. The definition of table stakes or "being in the game" is constantly moving. eBusiness professionals have...

    • Downloads: 1170
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Getting Mobile Right With Mobility POST

    A Methodical Approach To Building Your Mobile Phone, Tablet, And Wearables Strategies

    Back in 2009, Forrester created the first version of mobile POST — a methodology to help our clients create mobile strategies that align well with the mobile sophistication of their customer...

    • Downloads: 538
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why eBusiness Pros Need A Five-Year Plan

    Mobile Services And Technology Development Approaches Must Consider Future Needs

    Press and vendors hype the Web, evolving technologies such as HTML5, middleware platforms, and tactics like responsive design as the answer to mobile fragmentation and the associated costs of...

    • Downloads: 431
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology Adoption

    A Benchmarking Guide For eBusiness Professionals

    Mobile technology for both hardware and software is experiencing a frenetic pace of change. What table stakes or "being in the game" means is constantly moving. eBusiness professionals have procured...

    • Downloads: 1115
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A Systematic Approach To Mobile Strategy

    Mobile is hot, but too many executives take a backward approach to developing a mobile initiative and begin with technology decisions such as "We need an iPhone application" or "Let's do something...

    • Downloads: 4704
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Strategic Staffing For Mobile eBusiness

    As mobile adoption increases, eBusiness and channel strategy professionals are challenged to determine how these devices integrate with their existing sales and service channels. It is imperative...

    • Downloads: 400
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile eBusiness Is Context

    Consumers will adopt and use convenient services and products. In mobile, this translates to services that offer immediacy and simplicity through a highly contextual experience. The ability to...

    • Downloads: 1922