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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Full-Service eCommerce Solutions

    Running an eCommerce operation in today's fast-paced, highly competitive marketplace is hard, and it just keeps getting harder. eBusinesses must execute many functional areas well — from demand...

    • Downloads: 613
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Integration Technologies, Q2 2015

    The Range Of Integration Technologies Is Diversifying

    Integration technologies are a middleware category of products to develop, maintain, and execute interfaces between applications and databases. The integration domain is a renewed hot topic for...

    • Downloads: 625
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: European Online Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, 2014

    European Online Holiday Sales Will Reach €35 Billion

    As Europe gears up for the most multidevice, multichannel holiday season ever, Forrester forecasts that online retail sales in Europe will generate €35 billion during the holiday months of...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:New Online Shopping Traditions Emerge From The 2015 US Holiday Season

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Online Community And Social Listening Data

    With the 2015 holiday season safely behind us, eBusiness professionals can start to analyze US consumers' holiday season shopping behaviors. Due to the large sales volumes, consumers' high...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Healthcare Retail Goes Live

    New Consumer Models Move To Scale

    The healthcare digital landscape will continue to mature in 2015 as insurers and providers build consumer-centric journeys that leverage best practices from retail industries. The main question...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Yihaodian Leverages IT Assets To Deliver Results In China's eCommerce Market

    China's dynamic and rapidly growing eCommerce market is drawing considerable investment from strong players, including veterans like Tmall and 360Buy as well as global retail giants like Amazon.com...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Ten Must-Have Features For Secure Client Sites Of Investment Firms

    Best Practices From The Authenticated Websites Of Leading US Wealth And Asset Management Firms

    Getting the secure client site right is crucial to the success of investment firms today: Web access on a personal computer is overwhelmingly the touchpoint of choice for US investors who want to see...

    • Downloads: 712
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 1: REST Is The Leading But Not Only Option For Your APIs

    Favor Pragmatic REST Over REST Theory; Use SOAP And MOM Where Appropriate

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 773
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand The Metrics That Drive Global eCommerce Success

    Benchmarks: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Online businesses recognize that not only is the global eCommerce opportunity massive, but a global presence is necessary to be competitive in today's retail landscape. One of the major hurdles...

    • Downloads: 521
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The eCommerce Juggernaut Dominates Retail

    In this document, we lay out the current state of eCommerce and the enormous trillion-dollar opportunity it will represent around the world by 2018. We discuss the key drivers of web success; the...

    • Downloads: 1745
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Commerce Solutions For Digital Products And Services, 2015

    Supporting Digital Business Models Requires Flexible Platforms

    In the past, online transactions for digital product purchases differed little from physical product purchases, with the exception of the delivery method. However, today's digitally connected...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:OMS Platforms Bridge The Gap Between Online Commerce And Store POS For Omnichannel Retail

    Tools And Technology: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook

    In today's high-touch omnichannel environment, retailers are in an all-out sprint to modernize their commerce systems in order to meet the higher customers' expectations. Firms are increasingly...

    • Downloads: 226
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Transform Your Retail Store

    Executive Overview: The Digital Store Playbook

    Digital technologies are empowering customers like never before. At the same time, these technologies are transforming retail store operations, allowing stores and store associates to operate more...

    • Downloads: 296
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Elevate Digital Disruption Like China's Leading Innovators

    Three Lessons From Chinese Internet Companies

    "Internet companies" is a unique term used in China to refer to digital enterprises. These firms were born digital, and they are disrupting traditional companies in every major vertical. Traditional...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 2: Design Messaging Styles By Balancing Reach With Your Other Design Goals

    To Foster API Acceptance, Design Around Your API Users' Messaging Preferences And Need For Other Capabilities

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they select messaging types for...

    • Downloads: 686
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: How Machine Translation Can Help Fulfill eCommerce Translation Needs

    Technology Advancements Mean Machine Translation Has Earned A Second Chance

    eBusiness leaders are looking to global markets to find new revenue opportunities. However, global businesses face a variety of challenges in building and operating successful international websites....

    • Downloads: 86
  • 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: 272
  • 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: 176
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Comparing CX Quality Between Store-Based Retailers And Digital-Only Retailers

    Store-based retailers face an uphill battle as they compete against digital giants like Amazon and Etsy for consumer dollars. Customer experience (CX) professionals should use this report to get a...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Canadian Online Retail Set To Reach $39 Billion By 2019

    Online retail in Canada is fast picking up steam, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years almost five times higher than the tepid growth of brick and mortar sales across...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:China Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Embrace The Mobile Sales Momentum In China

    China's eCommerce market continues to grow rapidly in terms of both the number of online buyers and the amount they're spending. Total online retail spending in China reached $307 billion in 2013 and...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Schwab's Intelligent Portfolios Will Squeeze Other Investment Managers

    Top Custodian Unveils Aggressively Priced Robo-Advice Platform For Independent Advisors

    Two weeks after launching its direct-to-consumer digital investment manager, Charles Schwab has unveiled a version for independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and their clients. Like its...

    • Downloads: 234
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Business Case For mPOS Is Associate Enablement

    Mobile Point Of Service Is Marked By Rising Interest But Misunderstood ROI

    Mobile point of service (mPOS) has seen a rapid increase in interest from eBusiness and retail leaders over the past few years; however, the return on investment (ROI) has been elusive. Deployment...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2014

    The only source of competitive advantage is the one that can survive technology-fueled disruption: an obsession with understanding, connecting with, serving, and delighting customers. But as...

    • Downloads: 980
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Accelerate Digital Business With A BT Agenda

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business demands a new approach to technology management. Think about how your firm has delivered technology in the past: monolithic, on-premises applications chosen because your firm signed...

    • Downloads: 410