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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  • Julie A. Ask
  • Past 18 months
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Make Smart Wireless Location Technology Decisions

    Hint: Beacons Aren't Always The Answer

    Forrester's "Building Mobile Services? Location Matters" report helps digital business professionals understand how location services can translate consumer needs and motivations into business...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Mobile-First Demands More Than Basic Responsive Web Design

    When Mobile Moments Are Different From Desktop Tasks, Avoid One-Size-Fits-All Responsive Web Design

    Treating mobile as just another digital channel is myopic. People do different things on their smartphones than on their desktops or tablets. To delight and serve customers in their mobile moments of...

    • Downloads: 243
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile: From App Silos To Open Ecosystems

    Mobile Becomes The Experience Choreographer

    There isn't a single "thing" that will replace or disrupt mobile — not wearables, the Internet of Things, nor M2M. The future of mobile is more granular parts (or micro moments) that are...

    • Downloads: 489
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Mobile Commerce, Q1 2016

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile has moved beyond its designation as a channel to a full-blown catalyst for digital business transformation. Mobile moments are the new battleground to win, serve and retain customers. With 30...

    • Downloads: 234
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Is Not A Channel

    Vision: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    eBusiness professionals who treat mobile as just a channel will fail. Mobile is not a new technology in 2016, but the majority of eBusiness professionals still treat it as one. Rather than leveraging...

    • Downloads: 766
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Mobile Business Case: It's A Steep Climb

    Business Case: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile used to be cheap. It isn't anymore. The days of a mobile-optimized website or app replicating the functionality of your website driving impressive returns is long gone. Moreover, the cost of...

    • Downloads: 308
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Mobile Engagement Automation Solutions

    Mobile Moments Demand Speed, Speed Demands Automation

    With over 30 billion mobile moments happening each day in the US alone, marketers need automation to deliver against high customer expectations in real time. Vying to help is a new class of vendors:...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Toolkit: Mobile Engagement Automation Vendors

    This toolkit supplements the November 5, 2015, "Vendor Landscape: Mobile Engagement Automation Vendors" Forrester report.

    • Downloads: 1
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Ecosystems Fuel Digital Business

    How To Harness Digitally Connected Ecosystems To Create Scalable Customer Value

    Digital ecosystems are accelerating the pace at which firms can innovate and deliver products and services. Ecosystem-enabled businesses, like Airbnb, Lending Club, and Uber, have emerged and...

    • Downloads: 385
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Leverage Mobile Platforms And Partners To Power Your Customer Engagement Strategy

    Borrow Mobile Moments From Third-Party Platforms Throughout Mobile Ecosystems In China

    CMOs face a major challenge: Most customers will not download your mobile app, but mobile is the most important digital touchpoint for winning, serving, and retaining those customers. As a result,...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Your Customers Will Not Download Your App

    Develop A Strategy To Borrow Mobile Moments And Engage Your Customers Effectively — Where They Already Are

    Few eBusiness professionals will see the majority of their customers download their app, nor will they own enough mobile moments to win, serve, and retain their customers effectively. Most apps...

    • Downloads: 610
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs: Own Mobile To Own Your Customers

    How To Organize For Mobile Success

    Mobile moments are the next battleground where you must win, serve, and retain your customers. As the ultimate owners of the brand and customer experiences, chief marketing officers (CMOs) must...

    • Downloads: 357
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Technologies That Drive Sales

    Tools That Deliver On Mobile And Increase Customer Value

    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: 2039
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Mandate For eBusiness Professionals

    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: 1234