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 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: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: 179
  • 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: 542
  • 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: 355
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

    • Downloads: 1239
  • 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: 86
  • 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: 172
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Listen To Your Customers To Meet Financial Regulations

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Changing The Face Of Customer Care

    Financial services firms face a new regulator in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that demands they pay more attention to customer complaints about services or products. The new...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook Dims For 2012 To 2013

    US Tech Spending Growth Will Maintain A Mediocre 4% To 5% Pace

    This report details Forrester's projections of tech market growth in the US. We have reduced our forecast for 2012 growth in the US tech market from our April projections of 7.5% for total US...

    • Downloads: 636
  • 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: 201
  • 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: 185
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digitizing Non-Profit And Government

    The State Of Digital Business 2014

    While government agencies and non-profit organizations come to digital business with different agendas, for both, profit isn't the driving force of their missions. But do executives in these...

    • Downloads: 128
  • 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:Decoding Your IT Org Chart

    An org chart is just one element that will enable an IT organization to operate effectively. It must be combined with other elements including leadership, culture, and processes. However, who your...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Obama's Proposed FY15 Budget Pushes For Improved Customer Experience

    President Obama's fiscal-year 2015 (FY15) budget proposal features customer experience like never before, setting up some federal agencies for windfalls that will help them improve experiences for...

    • Downloads: 100
  • 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: 44
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Applying The US Digital Services Playbook

    A Guide For US Federal CIOs

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service and the appointment of a digital administrator, along with a set of guidelines called the US Digital Services...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:China Appliance Market Dynamics, 2013 To 2017

    Understanding of and interest in appliances is surging in China as organizations there struggle to manage massive growth while simultaneously using traditional infrastructure and platforms to...

    • Downloads: 142
  • 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: 222
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Four Digital Customer Experience Plays Signify A Big Step In The Right Direction

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August, 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 experience,...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2014

    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona brought together 80,000 attendees. The event is both the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring top...

    • Downloads: 386
  • 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: 189
  • 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: 1025
  • 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: 98
  • 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: 248