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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Capability Map Development: Process Guide

    How To Develop A Business Capability Map

    This PPT shows you how to develop a business capability map. Please see "Forrester's Business Capability Map Development: Tool" to access the tool.

    • Downloads: 118
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Drive Digital Service Transparency And Efficiency With Data And Analytics

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released a US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer experience,...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:eGovernment Markets In The Middle East

    The public sector has always played a major role in the growth of IT markets in the Middle East. As political stability returns to most parts of the region and its neighbors, Forrester sees public...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:From Mobile Government To Mobility Enablement

    Governments Not Only Embrace The Mobile Mind Shift, They Enable It

    In the age of the customer, government organizations must understand and address the needs of their citizens. For governments, it's the "age of the citizen," with demands for greater transparency and...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Citizen: Smart Governments Embrace And Enable Disruption

    In the current age of the customer, the power has shifted from the provider of goods and services to the consumer. These individuals — your citizens — are bringing their expectations to...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Four DevOps Plays Focus On Digital Agility

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released the US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How American Cancer Society Used Measurement To Optimize Customer Experience

    The Evolution Of An Outcome-Driven CX Measurement Program

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the most comprehensive organization fighting cancer in the US. Every year, ACS touches millions of people who are invested in the fight against cancer. However,...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Data Sharing Transforms Public Procurement

    Open Data Enables Adaptive Intelligence And Process Transformation

    Historically, information asymmetries plagued the buying process. Buyers didn't know the true value of goods or services and often just accepted a price as given. In the age of the customer, price...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Open Data

    Well-Designed Programs, Partner Ecosystems, And Data Brokers Generate Innovation And Value

    Open data strategies — initially driven by goals of increased transparency and accountability in government spending and performance — are now shifting to supporting innovation and...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Improve Business Outcomes With Adaptive Intelligence

    Making Business Intelligence A Collaborative Process Leads To Greater Insights, Security, And Efficiency

    Enterprise execs who seek to understand their customers, market, and competitive landscape can't afford to limit their insights to the data they generate. Nor can they hope to gain sufficient insight...

    • Downloads: 552
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Build Your Localization Strategy For Chinese Technology Vendors Now

    Chinese Enterprises Should Plan For A Local Vendor Strategy

    Since China opened up to the world in the late 1970s, the Chinese government has leveraged products from leading US and European technology vendors to help public and private sector organizations...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Introducing The New Cabinet-Level City CIO

    Strategic CIOs Collaboratively Build The Foundation Of Smart Cities

    Local governments must address the needs of diverse and often growing constituencies with limited and often dwindling resources — following that age-old mandate of doing more with less....

    • Downloads: 179
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Washington Is Finally Jumping On The Government ID Bandwagon

    Governmentwide Single Sign-On Would Usher In A Customer Experience Revolution

    Although identity federation and trusted identity providers (IdPs) such as Experian, ID.me, PayPal, and Verizon Universal Identity Services (UIS) have been around for a long time, they have yet to...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Understand The Business Impact And Cost Of A Breach

    Business Case: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    We are in the midst of a golden age of hacking. The information security threat landscape is changing rapidly, and security organizations are struggling to keep up with the changing nature,...

    • Downloads: 1397
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Government Spending Brinksmanship Drags Down The 2013 US Tech Market Outlook

    We Cut Our 2013 Spending Growth Estimate To 3.9% From 5.7%

    By rights, US CIOs should be looking at a relatively decent 6% growth in their tech purchases in 2013, as we had predicted earlier this year. Instead, the drag on the US economy and on US tech buying...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Innovation Requires The Right Processes To Flourish

    Processes: The Innovation Playbook

    Rapidly changing buyer behavior and persistent market volatility heavily disrupt every market. Companies of all sizes need to innovate their products, their internal processes, their go-to-market...

    • Downloads: 1107
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Can Help CIOs Defend And Improve Tech Budgets

    2014 To 2015 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    CIOs often request tech budget benchmarks, and Forrester is once again providing these benchmarks using data from our Business Technographics® Global Budgets Survey. This report provides 2015...

    • Downloads: 280
  • 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:Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into high...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Work With The US Government On Cybersecurity Innovation

    The Department Of Homeland Security Announces Funding For Cybersecurity Research

    The US Federal government's participation in cybersecurity has been burdened with false starts and political wrangling. Members of the US Congress and the Executive Branch of the US Government have...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: What The Federal Framework For Health IT Means To Providers' Architecture

    On April 3rd, 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2015

    Canadian Firms Continue To Lag Behind Their US Counterparts In Both BT And IT Spending

    Canadian CIOs need to be more aggressive in pushing for tech spending increases in 2015. At a time when firms in the US are expanding technology expenditures — especially on business technology...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Federal Customer Experience Index, 2015

    A Benchmark Of Federal Government Agencies, Highlighting The Drivers Of Great Federal CX

    Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™), US Consumers Q1 2015, shows that federal agencies are still providing substandard experiences — and their poor CX performance is hurting...

    • Downloads: 71
  • 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: 540