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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  • Application Development
  • Past 18 months
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:From Application Design To Application Composition

    How APIs, Micro-Services, And Containers Are Changing The Way Organizations Develop And Deliver Software

    There is a quiet revolution underway in software development: The nature of the work is shifting from developing and deploying large complex applications to connecting new and existing services in...

    • Downloads: 302
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: TM Forum Defines An Architecture Framework For Digital Business

    TM Forum Live 2014 Highlights Its Relevance To Enterprise Architecture

    The challenges that many industries are now facing with the transformation to digital business have been faced by the telco industry for many years. Nonprofit industry association TM Forum (formerly...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Gear Up For Modern Service Delivery

    Tools And Technology: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

    Speeding up the pace of the service delivery life cycle requires automation tools, which presents both opportunities and challenges to the infrastructure and operations (I&O) organization. You can...

    • Downloads: 378
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Offline Mobile Challenge

    Tackling Mobile Apps' Most Important And Difficult Feature

    Companies are adopting a business technology (BT) agenda with a focus on driving great customer experience, yet these experiences are increasingly delivered on devices with transient network...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Self-Assess Your Modern Application Delivery Capabilities

    Modern application delivery requires new technology management capabilities to deliver software faster and with higher quality. As their companies become customer-obsessed, application development...

    • Downloads: 24
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Embed Innovation To Sustain Mobile Banking Excellence

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Successful digital banking teams recognize that their jobs aren't done just because apps and sites are live and the metrics are proving that the launch was a triumph. Customer and business...

    • Downloads: 1049
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Unified Digital Customer Experiences With Better Technology Strategies

    Executive Overview: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Digital customer experience has become a key business differentiator and application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders of front-office, Web, mobile, and digital development must step up to...

    • Downloads: 2138
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Playing Musical Chairs For Staffing Modern Service Delivery

    Organization: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

    Software-driven businesses are creating disruption in the marketplace, which is forcing other enterprises to follow in their path. These software-driven businesses are abandoning traditional...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Critical Factors For Success In Enterprise Mobile Application Development

    Learnings And Recommendations Based On A Recent Survey Of More Than 50 Mobile Apps Projects

    Forrester recently surveyed more than 50 executives who had used a third-party services partner for B2E or B2B mobile application work. These interviewees were all provided as references for our 2015...

    • Downloads: 243
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Organize For Mobile Success

    Build And Support IDEA Teams To Drive Mobile Moments

    Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. In order to meet those expectations, CIOs must work closely with their business peers. Where to start? We suggest a four-part...

    • Downloads: 289
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The API Management Buyer's Guide, Q3 2014

    Examining "Must Have" Criteria From The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014

    In September 2014, we published our 40-criteria Forrester Wave evaluation of 11 application programming interface (API) management solutions vendors: 3scale, Apigee, Axway, CA Technologies, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 429
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3 2014

    Vendors From A Variety Of Backgrounds Vie To Be More Than A Basket Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 29-criteria evaluation of digital experience delivery providers, we identified the 13 most significant software vendors — Acquia, Adobe, Demandware, Digital River, HP Autonomy,...

    • Downloads: 1299
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014

    OpenStack Steps Forward To Become The New De Facto Model

    Enterprises look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in, which would mitigate these benefits. Without standardization,...

    • Downloads: 589
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Adobe Accelerates Its Mobile Engagement Efforts

    Adobe Experience Manager-PhoneGap Integration Targets Mixed Mobile Workloads

    Most enterprises have both content professionals and developers, but there are gaps in how each group approaches the mobile mind shift. As a result, we often see conflicting strategies: Content...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Design APIs For Mobile

    Process, Practice, And Design Principles

    Mobile apps are a critical channel for customer engagement and business process improvement, and it's clear that mobile apps need APIs to access business data and transactions. The problem for...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Structure Your Tech Management Roles To Balance Local And Enterprise Capabilities

    The First In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    Many CIOs struggle with this question: Which processes, technologies, organizations, and competencies should be common across the organization (i.e., enterprise), and which should be specific to a...

    • Downloads: 316
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric BPM Technology, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: Business Processes Management Playbook

    The shift to customer centricity has disrupted an aging business process management (BPM) software market with deep roots in the back office and a mixed track record for driving efficiency and worker...

    • Downloads: 422
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Development Solutions

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Traversing the mobile app development technology landscape is challenging — particularly in light of different mobile development approaches, the range of infrastructure capabilities, and the...

    • Downloads: 1424
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Executing Enterprise-Versus-Local Decisions

    The Second In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    All CIOs wrestle with which processes, technologies, organizations, and roles should be consistent across the organization (enterprise) and which should be specific to a business unit or geography...

    • Downloads: 209
  • 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: 390
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mobile Moments Require A New Technology Strategy

    Tomorrow's Business Opportunities Require A New Technology Platform

    CIOs are pushing their teams to define, develop, and deploy mobile apps for employees and customers; a well-intentioned, but misguided approach to addressing the business technology (BT) agenda....

    • Downloads: 349
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Why Agile Matters For Customer Experience

    Continuous Improvement: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Customer experience (CX) professionals disillusioned with traditional development methods that are slow and lead to broken experiences embrace Agile to fast-track and hone their programs. Agile adds...

    • Downloads: 511
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Development: Smooth Sailing Or Titanic Voyage?

    Assessment: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Demand for the creation of new mobile applications is massive and still growing. So is your firm's development team ready to meet the new challenges? Thinking that satisfying business demands for...

    • Downloads: 788
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Bank Of The Future Has Arrived — In A Box

    Diebold's Prototype Integrates State-Of-The-Art Branch Technologies To Deliver The Bank Branch Of The Future

    Many banks have flagship branches that showcase modern technology and innovative customer interaction concepts. However, most have just one or a few of these showcases, so the overall number of...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: IBM Big Data Cloud Services Are A Big Bet

    Try Out IBM's Tools, But Demand More Before You Commit

    On April 28th, IBM made a series of announcements that began bringing together its big data and cloud strategies. As firms plan to meet age-of-the-customer demands for agility and cost effective big...

    • Downloads: 366