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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  • Public Sector
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Federal Agencies Must Improve Their Customer Experience

    Upgrading federal customer experience (CX) has never been more vital. Despite years of mandates to improve, federal agencies are still providing substandard experiences — and their poor CX...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: FTC Vs. Wyndham Ruling Further Solidifies The FTC's Role In US Data Security

    Firms Find Themselves In The FTC's Crosshairs By Violating Basic Security Principles

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals: If the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was not on your radar before, it should be now. Protecting consumers and consumer privacy is one of several mandates...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Service Providers Accelerate Smart City Projects

    Look For Partners With Software Assets And Prebuilt Solutions For More Cost-Effective And Rapid Delivery

    Numerous factors drive cities to take a smarter approach to their administration and development. They increasingly value technology as a lever to enable scalable and sustainable transformation both...

    • Downloads: 435
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: FedRAMP Update Impacts Government Cloud Providers In June 2014

    If you do business with the US federal government or practice security and risk management for an agency, there are changes to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) baseline...

    • Downloads: 169
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Setting The IT Service Desk On Fire

    Learn How To Dramatically Increase Customer Experience From Others

    For many organizations, customer experience surveys of the IT service desk are already in place. However, if customer experience scores are at unacceptable levels, knowing what and how to change can...

    • Downloads: 411
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Business Opportunity Behind Adaptive Intelligence

    Improve Business Outcomes With Adaptive Intelligence

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to CMOs. And here's why: To fuel growth, CMOs must be able to turn big data into smart data that provides the marketing team with...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

    • Downloads: 412
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: Business Execs Increase Direct IT Spend To Support Systems Of Engagement

    Our Q4 2011 Business Decision-Makers Survey Shows CIOs Under Pressure

    During October and November of 2011, Forrester surveyed 3,534 business decision-makers in North American and European enterprises regarding their business priorities (and views of IT priorities),...

    • Downloads: 653
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Examples Of Decoding An IT Org Chart

    This presentation illustrates four examples of IT organization redesigns. Use this presentation to help envision your own redesign and understand the goals, barriers, and target groups...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerating Technology Change Restructures US Services Employment

    Human Middleware And Transaction Processing Jobs Are Becoming Obsolete

    A perfect storm of technology change is streamlining, simplifying, and atomizing business processes. The effects will ripple across organizations, as human capital shifts from handling transactions...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Simplify Cybersecurity With PCI

    Policy And Procedures US Government Spotlight: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    US federal law, specifically the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), requires US federal government agencies to adhere to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...

    • Downloads: 402
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:FITARA Will Solve Some, But Not All, Federal Tech Management Issues

    Culture And Agility Remain Big Issues For Government

    It appears that the first major overhaul to federal IT management in a decade may make it through both branches of congress this year. In May, the House again passed the Federal Information...

    • Downloads: 50
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:BYOD Programs In Government: Prepare To Walk That Fine Line

    Government I&O Execs Must Help Firms Balance The Risk And Reward Of Deploying BYOD Programs

    During the past few years, many government agencies have been challenged with balancing the hype surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs with legitimate opportunities to use BYOD to empower...

    • Downloads: 29
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Data Security And Privacy Are Competitive Differentiators

    Landscape: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden's revelations of widespread National Security Agency (NSA) government surveillance triggered an international discussion and debate on privacy. Suddenly, the...

    • Downloads: 457
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BYOD In Government: There Is A Time And Place

    CIOs Must Guide BYOD Policies For Selected Use Cases

    During the past few years, many government agencies have been challenged with balancing the hype surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs with legitimate opportunities to use BYOD to empower...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Loyola Marymount University Embraces ITSM To Improve Service

    For Loyola Marymount University's (LMU's) Information Technology Services (ITS), underdeveloped process, limited communication and transparency, as well as outdated tools and a siloed organization,...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:What Makes A Great Government Experience

    Lessons Learned From Our New Customer Experience Index

    Federal agencies are failing the administration's mandate to offer customer experiences (CX) that match the best of the private sector. What's worse, their poor CX performance hurts our whole...

    • Downloads: 192
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Federal Customer Experience Finally Turns The Corner

    Major changes are coming to federal customer experience (CX). The seeds that the administration planted in 2014 — like the US Digital Services Playbook — will start to bear fruit in 2015,...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2014 And 2015 — Solid, Steady Growth

    Customer-Facing Technologies Will See The Fastest Growth

    Our updated US tech market forecast indicates that US CIOs can plan for 6% to 7% increases in their tech budgets in 2014 and 2015, after several years in which they have had to be cautious in their...

    • Downloads: 663
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Beyond Cost: Achieve Better Government Outcomes Through Shared Services

    Shift To The BT Agenda Drives Shared Services In the Public Sector

    The perennial call for public sector reform has not slackened. The pain of austerity measures and the pressures for increased efficiency heighten that call. The need to address decrepit applications...

    • Downloads: 128
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What India's 12th National Five-Year Plan Means For ICT Vendors

    Aligning Strategies With Key Government Priorities Is The Key To Success

    The Indian public sector is an extremely difficult market for IT vendors due to its extended business cycles and high levels of diversity, hypercompetition, bureaucracy, and procurement complexity....

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Q&A On The US National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace

    Without Clear Property Rights In Digital Identity, The NSTIC's Vision Will Fail

    Many private-sector entities and consumers would value consumer identity credentials that are more secure and trustworthy — and so would the US federal government. The government initiative...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Don't Wait For Governments To Pave The Way For Digital Business

    Digital Agendas Of European Governments Fail To Address CIO Issues

    Digital transformation will fundamentally affect all aspects of business and society, which makes it not only a key theme for business leaders and CIOs but also for governments. Over the past few...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Next-Generation Customer Experience Index

    Great Customer Experiences Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty

    For the past seven years, Forrester has used its Customer Experience Index (CXi) to benchmark how consumers rated their interactions with hundreds of brands in the US and, more recently, in Europe...

    • Downloads: 945