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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  • eCommerce
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Digital Health Management Needs A Makeover To Broaden Its Consumer Appeal

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report

    Tracking and managing personal health information — with technology or without — is not a mainstream consumer activity today. There are multiple reasons for this: Consumers lack...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Disruption Threatens Wealth And Asset Management

    This Time It's Real: Incumbent Investment Firms Are Vulnerable To The Once-In-A-Generation Disruption

    Firms in the retirement, brokerage, wealth, and asset management industries have so far been spared the kind of disruption that has ripped through industries like music and publishing. That's about...

    • Downloads: 406
  • 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: 14
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A Systematic Approach To Mobile Strategy

    Mobile is hot, but too many executives take a backward approach to developing a mobile initiative and begin with technology decisions such as "We need an iPhone application" or "Let's do something...

    • Downloads: 4721
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Venture Investments Will Spur Digital Insurance Innovation

    Digital Disruption Promises New Threats And Opportunities In 2015

    Think that insurance is a sleepy industry? It's time to rethink that notion. Empowered customers, disruptive new entrants, and innovative incumbents are exploiting digital technologies to change what...

    • Downloads: 322
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why eBusiness Pros Need A Five-Year Plan

    Mobile Services And Technology Development Approaches Must Consider Future Needs

    Press and vendors hype the Web, evolving technologies such as HTML5, middleware platforms, and tactics like responsive design as the answer to mobile fragmentation and the associated costs of...

    • Downloads: 433
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Amtrak Brings Rail Ticketing Into The 21st Century

    Mobile Ticketing Heralds A Cultural Revolution For Amtrak

    When Amtrak's senior director of business mobile systems set about bringing the rail ticketing process into the 21st century, he faced a double challenge. He was not only embarking on an ambitious...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Mobile Payment Systems

    Mobile Payment Systems Are Still Struggling To Spark Adoption

    The mobile mind shift — the expectation by consumers that they can get what they want in their immediate context and moment of need — has inspired a generation of disrupters that use...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Powering The Agile Store

    Bringing The Best Of Digital Into The Physical Environment To Empower Customers And Associates Alike

    Digital technology is poised to transform the retail experience. As many retailers struggle to maintain costly store estates, eBusiness executives have an opportunity to play a leading role in...

    • Downloads: 670
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Five Key Success Factors Of Every eBusiness

    Strategic Plan: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    One of the questions that organizations launching an eCommerce operation commonly ask is, "Are there common elements behind success?" With more than a decade of retail eCommerce behind us, we can see...

    • Downloads: 923
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Merchants Will Pick Who Wins The Digital Wallet Wars

    How To Avoid The Missteps Of Google Wallet And Square Wallet

    "If you build it they will come" . . . or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, this hasn't held true in the world of payments. Two first-movers in the digital wallet space, payments disruptors Google...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Payments Are Growing Slowly But Show Huge Revenue Potential

    ForecastView Document

    Forrester recently released its mobile payments forecast for the US, predicting the growth of in-person, remote, and peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payments. We've been waiting for mobile payments to...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Establish A Digital Acceleration Team

    Guide, Inspire, And Educate Local Teams To Enhance Digital Maturity Throughout Your Organization

    As firms expand their digital footprint around the globe, eBusiness executives in central teams face a challenge. Different local market teams have wildly varying levels of digital maturity,...

    • Downloads: 265
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Email Marketing, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report helps marketing leaders benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 98 of their peers that Forrester reviewed from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial services,...

    • Downloads: 532
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Audit Your Digital Transformation Efforts To Ensure Successful Delivery

    Introducing Forrester's Digital Business Transformation Program Assessment Tool

    Digital transformation is a complex and potentially expensive undertaking. How do you know if your team is set up for success? Do you have the right senior sponsorship and cross-functional governance...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Impressions From CeBIT 2014

    Although much of the thunder was stolen by the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month, the CeBIT 2014 trade show in Hannover still...

    • Downloads: 113
  • Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Asia Pacific)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail spending by category in South Korea, Japan, Australia, India, and China. Includes online buyers and online spending per buyer by categories such as computer hardware and software,...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: ING Vysya Boosts Customer Engagement With Its Banking App

    Use The IDEA Framework To Enhance Customer Engagement

    ING Vysya Bank, a midsize Indian private-sector bank, wanted to give its customers an always available, self-service direct banking channel to fulfill its business objective of increasing customer...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

    • Downloads: 756
  • 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: 197
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Redstone Federal Credit Union Right-Channels Deposits To The Mobile Channel

    Remote Deposit Capture Sharply Cuts The Cost Of Deposit Taking

    Financial institutions continue to face challenges on generating revenue. Recent US regulations have greatly reduced overdraft fees and debit card interchange income. With no clear sources of...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: The Extended CRM Technology Ecosystem, Q1 2013

    Locking in customer loyalty through deeper engagement and differentiated experiences will continue to be critical priorities for organizations in all sectors in the decade ahead, but navigating the...

    • Downloads: 1232
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Emerging Technologies Of The Digital Store

    Retailers across the globe are investing significant resources and cash to adapt retail stores to meet the realities of digital disruption. The breakneck pace of technological innovation means...

    • Downloads: 544
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Commerce Emerges Slowly In Latin America

    ForecastView Document

    In the next five years, the online retail markets in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina will enjoy steady, high growth. Indeed, of the 27 global markets that Forrester covers, only China and India are set...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Four Steps To Your Agile Future

    Today's multichannel company faces enormous pressure to adapt to changing customer expectations and emerging competitive threats. Legacy channel-centric approaches and siloed organizations can no...

    • Downloads: 531