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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  • eCommerce
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The European Tablet Landscape

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    2012 was undoubtedly a pivotal year for tablets. With double-digit growth in tablet uptake across Western Europe, about one in seven online Europeans now owns a tablet. And with further double-digit...

    • Downloads: 125
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Global Mobile Behaviors, 2012

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    In 2012, the majority of consumers in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America owned a mobile phone. However, the ways in which global consumers use their phone varies across countries....

    • Downloads: 189
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Social Lending

    P2P Lending Marketplaces Will Continue To Disintermediate Banks

    • Downloads: 490
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: US B2C And B2B eCommerce Players Will Struggle To Keep Up With Customers

    eCommerce continues to grow rapidly for both B2C and B2B businesses. This report prognosticates the most pressing issues that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to watch in 2015 and...

    • Downloads: 508
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Social Investing

    Social investing platforms like Covestor, eToro, and wikifolio threaten to disrupt personal investing by bringing the wisdom of the crowd and the stock-picking of talented individuals to mainstream...

    • Downloads: 366
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Our US online retail forecast update in Q4 found a slightly faster uptake in eCommerce sales in 2014, which are projected to grow at an 11.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2018. The increase...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading A Digital Business Transformation

    Insights From The Front Lines At 3M, Bank Of America, And Walgreens

    The forces of digital disruption have reached critical mass, threatening every incumbent firm in every industry. Attendees at our Forum For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals heard from...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Digital Financial Advice

    The Budding Revolution In Free Or Low-Cost Financial Guidance

    Digital financial advice platforms deliver free or low-cost investment and other financial guidance to consumers who are planning for goals such as home ownership, education, and retirement. Startups...

    • Downloads: 689
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retailers Struggle To Profit Despite The Rise In Online Grocery Shopping In Western Europe

    A ForecastView Report

    Forrester recently updated its online retail sales forecast for Western Europe to show the strong growth in online grocery sales, particularly in France. This report provides insight into this trend...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: eBiz Pros' Influence Rises

    How eBusiness And Channel Strategy Professionals Will Act As Digital Change Agents

    Digital transformation marches on — faster in some companies than in others. But everywhere, eBusiness professionals are at the center of that transformation and are digital leaders in their...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Digital Store Platform Will Support The Retail Store Of The Future

    Digital Commerce And Engagement Technology Will Be Infused Into The Retail Store To Drive Service And Convenience

    eBusiness leaders have experimented with digital store technology such as kiosks and in-store analytics for a few years now. For the most part, these technologies have been deployed as pilots,...

    • Downloads: 725
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand The Digital Business Landscape

    Landscape: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive and thrive in the age of the customer, businesses must become digital. While many firms believe they have a digital strategy, few are thinking about truly digitizing their business...

    • Downloads: 1219
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Unified Digital Customer Experience Imperative In India

    Complex Customer Engagement Mandates Unifying Digital Experiences

    India boasts a growing digitally active population. Booming device usage means that digital users are increasingly adopting a multiscreen approach, often leveraging multiple devices to accomplish a...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Value Of Company Values

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

    Today, consumers have more information and connections in the palm of their hand — and they have more brand options to choose from in an increasingly crowded marketplace. In this new...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Don't Neglect Mobile Web Ads In Favor Of Apps

    In-App Ads Are Appealing, But They're Not A Panacea

    Smartphones have captured the attention of customers, and marketers are following suit by shifting a portion of their budgets into mobile advertising. But with mobile, unlike with desktop planning,...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Clothing, Footwear, And Accessories

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    Window shopping can be trendy, but "screen shopping" might be next season's newest fashion. With the proliferation of online garment retailers, fashion labels' aggressive digital campaigns, and...

    • Downloads: 70
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Make Insurance Brands Relevant Again

    Use Digital Touchpoints To Shift From Compensation To Prevention

    Insurance has become commoditized. Personal lines customers especially shop around and are easily lost to a lower price. Insurers have been searching for ways to revamp their brands and to...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 US Credit Card Secure Website Benchmark

    Discover Takes The Top Spot

    Digital teams at credit card issuers have worked hard on enhancements to their secure websites as the Web has become the primary way that cardholders manage their money. But these teams need to...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Digital Banks

    Digital Banks Offer A More Compelling Digital Banking Experience

    Over the past few years, a wave of new digital banks like Fidor Bank, Jibun Bank, Moven, and Simple have launched, competing to win customers with better digital customer experiences than those...

    • Downloads: 769
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Free Shipping Continues To Be Every Retailer's Frenemy

    Shipping can be seen as both a friend and an enemy to retailers, incentivizing customers to transact via free offers on the one hand while incurring hard costs on the other. Unfortunately, retailers...

    • Downloads: 453
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Assemble The Right Digital Money Management Team

    Organization: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    As digital money management evolves from being a feature of digital banking and wealth management to the core functionality of many mobile and online services, digital business strategy executives...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: CMOs Boldly Reach For More Influence In The Enterprise

    More Internal Influence Will Require Marketing Optimization

    It's the middle of the decade, and chief marketing officers (CMOs) find themselves in the middle of a dilemma. The CMO role has yet to emerge fully from its historical communications, promotion, and...

    • Downloads: 532
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Seize A Window Of Opportunity In Patent Reform Now

    Don't Let Patent Trolls Hamper Your Digital Retailing Innovation Efforts

    Virtually all eBusiness and channel strategy professionals face a significantly increased volume of patent litigation due to the issuance of many more loose patents since the 1990s and from the...

    • Downloads: 27
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce Technology Vendor Catalog

    Tools And Technology: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    This report helps eBusiness professionals understand the landscape of vendors across 45 different technology categories that span marketing, merchandising, customer service, fulfillment, back-office...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Canadian Online Retail — 2013

    Forrester has partnered with Canada Post and Shop.ca to evaluate the changing trends in online retail in Canada. On paper, the Canadian online retail market has been going through a renaissance,...

    • Downloads: 502