Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Smart Process Apps: To Combine Social And Dynamic Case Management

    Fill Gaping Hole In Process Needs

    Enterprises need to shift from isolated enterprise social projects to a process-oriented view that drives business outcomes. Smart process apps — an emerging $34 billion software category...

    • Downloads: 459
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pick The Right Webcasting Tool To Drive Customer Or Employee Engagement

    Between webcasting, webconferencing, and videoconferencing tools, the market for delivering slide presentations to a live audience is full of substitutes. Different products vary in their scalability...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Get Organized To Stop The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Civil War

    In the American Civil War, many combatants on both sides had attended the US Military Academy at West Point as cadets. The war pitted not only brother against brother but also cadet against cadet,...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 65-criteria evaluation of enterprise social platform vendors, we identified the 13 most significant solution providers — Atlassian, blueKiwi, IBM, Jive, Microsoft, Neudesic,...

    • Downloads: 977
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Desktop Videoconferencing, Q3 2013

    Microsoft Leads, Followed By Avaya, Cisco Systems, And Vidyo

    There are four major categories of desktop videoconferencing solutions: consumer applications, unified communications (UC) clients, video pure plays, and webconferencing. In Forrester's 60-criteria...

    • Downloads: 659
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Use "Customer-Managed Keys" To Regain Control Of Your Data

    Your Digital Business Can Adopt Cloud Services Without Sacrificing Security Or Privacy

    On February 10, 2015, Box announced a new enterprise key management system for security of content stored in the Box cloud. This new key management offering adds support for external encryption, key...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Your Workforce Computing Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    Few areas of technology are as fundamental to customer interaction and the execution performance of the business as the devices and software in the hands of its employees. Yet instead of seeing...

    • Downloads: 503
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Analytics Separates Signal From Noise On Enterprise Social

    The benefits of enterprise social software are becoming clearer, highlighting new challenges and opportunities. Designed to help workers create and access content and expertise more effectively...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Software-As-A-Service, Q1 2014

    Vendors Have More And Better SaaS Options Than Ever — Are You Prepared?

    Nearly 15 years after the appearance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, and Google, software-as-a-service is nearing its tipping point. SaaS adoption is poised...

    • Downloads: 1163
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:See Me, Serve Me: Video Chat For Customer Service Starts To Take Hold

    The Technology Arrives, But Does It Improve The Customer Experience?

    Despite a history of false starts, live video chat for eCommerce and customer support is now at the beginning of a viable adoption cycle. Early adopters — most notably Amazon — are...

    • Downloads: 422
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Avoid Tactical, Narrow Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Strategies

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders developing a communications and collaboration infrastructure (CCI) strategic plan. Developing such a plan...

    • Downloads: 406
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Define Data Responsibilities To Boost Enterprise Intelligence

    Who Does What To Maximize The Impact Of Customer Data

    As firms try to ramp up their data capabilities to make the best use of customer data, they are finding a lot wrong with the state of their organization. They lack the skills and knowledge they need,...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Collaboration Improves Customer Experience

    Organization: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    Fifty-seven percent of today's information workers — those who use a computer at least 1 hour per day — regularly communicate with colleagues inside their organization, business partners,...

    • Downloads: 455
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Social Business And Collaboration Strategy

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on social business and collaboration to drive knowledge worker effectiveness as a competitive differentiator. The goal of providing an integrated...

    • Downloads: 754
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Video Platforms And Webcasting, Q1 2015

    Choose From Solutions For Presenting Live Or Publishing Video On Demand To Internal Or External Audiences

    In Forrester's 24-criteria evaluation of enterprise video platform and webcasting vendors, we identified the 16 most significant providers — BrightTalk, Cisco, InXpo, Kaltura, Kontiki, Kulu...

    • Downloads: 394
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Value Of Social Business And Collaboration

    Business Impact: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Like Ponce de Leon searching for the Fountain of Youth, businesses have long searched for the value of collaboration. Skeptics say that the quest, like de Leon's, is a fool's errand. Many argue that...

    • Downloads: 1033
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    From Technology Foundations To Business Outcomes

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effort...

    • Downloads: 1435
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Continually Improve Business Meetings With Better Process And Technology

    If You're Not Planning Your Meetings, You're Planning To Fail

    With 37% of information workers spending an hour or more in meetings every day, it's crucial to make that time productive. Organizing the meeting and using the right collaboration tools is a great...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Technology Management: Service Catalog Workbook

    This service catalog includes a variety of generic service families and the definitions of the service activities associated with them. IT executives should use these sample families as a starting...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Want A Healthy Customer Experience Ecosystem? Free Your Workers

    Continuous Improvement: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook

    A customer experience ecosystem is the product of interactions between a business' employees, partners, and customers. An emerging class of information worker -- employees who use a computer at least...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Secure File Sharing And Collaboration

    Key Questions For S&R To Ask When Creating A Short List

    User-driven, person-to-person secure file sharing and collaboration is a hot space today with vendors of all shapes and stripes offering solutions to enable these capabilities. These solutions not...

    • Downloads: 733
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption Faces Three Barriers: Mobile, Social, And Cloud

    These data charts contain the full results of Forrester's August 2012 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results indicate that weak mobile access and social computing features combined with...

    • Downloads: 332
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends Are Changing Records Management Technologies And Practices

    What Enterprise Architects Need To Know About The Shift From Records Management To Information Governance

    Despite two decades of electronic records management (RM) evolution, fewer than 10% of enterprises admit to high levels of confidence in their approach to the governance of digital information. The...

    • Downloads: 647
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mind The Tech Expectations Gap: Make Technology Integral To Company Culture

    "Happy employees make happy customers" or so the saying goes. Employee satisfaction and engagement are correlated to business outcomes. Finding the right employees, providing them with the tools they...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Social Ecosystem Maturity Assessment Model

    The Social Ecosystem Maturity Assessment is presented in conjunction with the research report "Benchmark The Use Of Your Social Business And Collaboration Systems," which explains more fully how CIOs...

    • Downloads: 47