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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  • Omnichannel Customer Experience
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Advance Campaign Automation With Personalization And Real-Time Context

    Build The Foundation For Contextual Marketing With Cross-Channel Campaign Management

    For the recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation of cross-channel campaign management (CCCM), we surveyed 96 customers about their vendors. We found that CCCM users are generally satisfied with the...

    • Downloads: 1285
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Software Requirements Practices Are Ripe For Disruption

    Agile approaches and continuous delivery have improved software development, testing, and delivery capabilities, but many organizations find their requirements practices continue to be a source of...

    • Downloads: 432
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Large-Scale Multicountry Banking Platform Rationalization

    With Working Capital At Risk, A Bank Realized Business Benefits And Savings Via A Powerful Cross-Geography, Cross-Channel Front-End

    Banking platforms are critical business infrastructure — and many banks today need to transform their banking landscape to remain fully competitive. However, quantitative benefits late in the...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ranking The Most Agile US Banks

    Banks are burdened with sizable infrastructure, struggle to service traditional and emerging channels, are severely boxed in by increasing compliance demands, and are not particularly nimble —...

    • Downloads: 441
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 US Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Chase And U.S. Bank Top Our Review Of US Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the five largest retail banks in the US across more than 35 criteria. The banks have...

    • Downloads: 607
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Voice Of The Customer Vendor Go-To-Market Strategies, 2014

    Exercise Due Diligence When Selecting VoC Vendors

    When companies select vendors to support their voice of the customer (VoC) programs, they must look not only at vendor capabilities but also at other factors that drive success in the vendor...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Map Your Customer Experience Ecosystem

    Assessment: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook

    Customer interactions are shaped by a complex set of interdependencies that Forrester calls the customer experience ecosystem. In order to make significant and long-lasting customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1928
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Master Your Customers' Mobile Pathways

    How High Is Your Direct Engagement? Are Your Customers More Likely To Stop Along The Way?

    Some 70 million Americans spend more time online on their smartphones than on any other device. It's been hard to know how your customers find their way to and from your mobile moments. Until now....

    • Downloads: 233
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Credit Cards

    Online Capabilities Are Crucial To The Purchase Journey

    Credit cards remain the top selling financial product in the US, even though sales are significantly lower than before the financial crisis. Prospects shopping for a new credit card have clear goals...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Garanti Tops Our Review Of Global Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of 32 large retail banks in Western Europe, North America, and Australia. In general, the firms...

    • Downloads: 652
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Insurers

    US Healthcare Payers Are Rocked By A Regulatory Tsunami

    The healthcare payer market is being disrupted by new laws and regulations — especially the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In response to the new regulations, the health insurance industry is...

    • Downloads: 577
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Rogers Communications Pilots A New Customer Experience Strategy

    In 2011, the customer experience team at Rogers Communications, Canada's largest telecommunications carrier, was beating its collective head against a wall — how could it operationalize its...

    • Downloads: 567
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:See Me, Serve Me: Video Chat For Customer Service Starts To Take Hold

    The Technology Arrives, But Does It Improve The Customer Experience?

    Despite a history of false starts, live video chat for eCommerce and customer support is now at the beginning of a viable adoption cycle. Early adopters — most notably Amazon — are...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: How Journey Maps Unify Customer Experience And Business Technology Efforts

    Technology is inseparable from today's customer experiences. To succeed, customer experience (CX) pros must strengthen their ties with business technology (BT) teams. One vital tool in this effort...

    • Downloads: 668
  • 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: 367
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Journey Mapping Best Practices

    Reset Your Assumptions On Where And How Journey Mapping Can Support CX Programs

    Customer experience (CX) professionals have been quick to adopt journey mapping. Despite this, journey maps remain underutilized because practitioners view them as point solutions for addressing...

    • Downloads: 1366
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Discovery Marketing Programs

    Successful search marketers today must increasingly account for how well they help users discover their brands and products across mobile devices, social media, and nontraditional search engines such...

    • Downloads: 278
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Augment Customer Journey Work With Expectation Mapping

    Localizing Customer Experiences, Part 2

    Emotion is the most important dimension of a great customer experience (CX). As standards rise, CX professionals face the challenge of accurately accounting for this key emotional component, and the...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Employee And Customer Authentication Solutions In 2013, Part 2 Of 2

    Three Generations Of Vendor Solutions Tackle Various Challenges

    Part 1 of this report captured what you need to know about the seven important trends in the frothy authentication market, which spans three generations of technology. Part 2 dives into the...

    • Downloads: 618
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Workforce Optimization Solutions

    10 Solutions For Managing And Optimizing Contact Center Resources

    Despite the rise of self-service and peer-to-peer channels, consumers still choose to interact with contact center agents. Those interactions then have a significant impact on overall customer...

    • Downloads: 353
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Retail Segmentation: Emerging Patterns Of Multitouchpoint Shopping

    Using Forrester's Online Retail Segmentation Data To Understand Multitouchpoint Shopping Behavior Across Europe

    European shoppers are embracing an ever increasing range of new devices and touchpoints across the path to purchase. eBusiness professionals must be prepared for the rise of multitouchpoint shopping....

    • Downloads: 383
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2015

    As organizations strive to succeed in the age of the customer and cope with digital disruptions, those responsible for customer-facing processes struggle with how to define customer relationship...

    • Downloads: 677
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of The Digital Store

    Vision: The Digital Store Playbook

    The retail store is on the cusp of a transformation, one that hasn't been seen since the advent of the modern suburban mall. Today's customers have access to a growing set of digital devices —...

    • Downloads: 649
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 UK Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings

    Forrester Evaluates Mobile Banking At The Four Largest UK Banks

    With customer expectations rising and substantial business at stake, digital banking strategy teams know they must keep improving their mobile services. This is one of three reports that detail the...

    • Downloads: 394
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:One Task, Many Devices

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    We live in a screen-saturated world. From mobile phones and tablets at our fingertips to laptops and desktops at the heart of our offices and homes, we live our lives by moving from one device to...

    • Downloads: 78