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
  • Past 18 months
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
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  • 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: 1843
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Engage Customers Through Mobile

    Executive Overview: The Mobile Mind Shift Playbook

    eBusiness and channel strategy professionals face both the opportunity and the challenge of an ever more connected consumer. Consumers expect to be able to engage with brands on their mobile devices...

    • Downloads: 1249
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Executing End-To-End Mobile Services

    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: 1290
  • 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: 1148
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Messaging Update: Pervasive Consumer Use Offers Unique Engagement Opportunities

    Broad Reach And Usage Among Consumers Demands That Mobile Messaging Is In The Mix

    Twenty years ago, the only form of mobile messaging was SMS, and it offered the only pragmatic mobile data service: it had broad reach, standardization, and carrier interoperability. That's a far cry...

    • Downloads: 1025
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends In eBusiness

    Navigate Beyond The Hype To Drive Near-Term Results

    In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That's why mobile will affect more than...

    • Downloads: 896
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:mHealth Illustrates New Business Opportunities

    How To Combine New Data Sources, Cloud Resources, And Engagement Tactics To Maximize Impact In Mobile Moments

    A phenomenal amount of innovation is happening in the healthcare and wellness industries that places them at the forefront of mobile engagement. From wrist bands to smart pills, firms are using...

    • Downloads: 723
  • 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: 638
  • 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: 616
  • 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: 575
  • 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 2014, but 62% of eBusiness professionals still treat it as one. Rather than leveraging mobile...

    • Downloads: 332
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Trojan Horse: The Messaging Platform

    Engage Customers In Their Mobile Moments — Even If The Moments Aren't Yours

    Companies with a strong mobile user base are going public and being acquired for astounding valuations. Some have no revenue, and you likely haven't heard of most of these companies. You are probably...

    • Downloads: 292
  • 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: 308
  • 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: 259
  • 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: 218
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile App Development

    Few eBusiness Teams Keep Pace With Customer App Expectations

    eBusiness professionals struggle to keep pace with consumer expectations of mobile apps. Competitors, entrepreneurs, and brands outside their industry push the envelope on what defines "best in...

    • Downloads: 235
  • 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: 208
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Apply Best Practices To Mobile Business Initiatives

    Processes: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    This brief, part of the mobile eBusiness playbook, highlights key processes that constitute best practices for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals whose responsibilities include the use of...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Improve Mobile Moment Design With iOS 8

    Introducing The Top Ten Ways To Leverage Apple's New Tech

    The release of iOS 8 along with Apple's iPhone 6 series offers eBusiness professionals new opportunities to win, serve, and retain customers in their mobile moments by breaking down the walls between...

    • Downloads: 196
  • 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: 159
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Technology Firms Use For Consumers: 2014

    Benchmarks: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    The adoption of smartphones and tablets is growing at an unprecedented rate. Forrester has forecast that more than half of mobile subscribers globally would own a smartphone by the end of 2014....

    • Downloads: 131
  • 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: 141
  • 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: 105