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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    • Downloads: 421
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Salesforce Pivots To Modern Applications

    Should You Follow The Lightning? The Answer Isn't Simple

    A new platform choice for customer-facing apps and a business technology (BT) agenda has emerged: Salesforce. Two years of engineering is shifting Salesforce's cloud platforms to modern component...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Integration Technologies, Q2 2015

    The Range Of Integration Technologies Is Diversifying

    Integration technologies are a middleware category of products to develop, maintain, and execute interfaces between applications and databases. The integration domain is a renewed hot topic for...

    • Downloads: 190
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Business Processes And Govern Transformation

    Processes: The Business Applications Playbook

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    • Downloads: 567
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Your Contact Center From The Outside In

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    • Downloads: 1249
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q4 2014

    With Its Juno Release, OpenStack Is Getting Boring — Good!

    With cloud computing influencing so much of your BT agenda, you're paying significant attention to the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform. As an infrastructure and operations...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Canvass Support For Your New Retail Architecture

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    • Downloads: 182
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Applications, products, and...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Structure Your Tech Management Roles To Balance Local And Enterprise Capabilities

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    • Downloads: 301
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Hybris Pivots To Digital Experience Delivery Platform Strategy

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    • Downloads: 107
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Two-Speed Banking Will Separate Winning Financial Institutions From Their Peers

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    Customer-facing applications are now crucial across all industries. However, in banking, business applications are even more important: Banking applications don't merely offer information about...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Evolves From Point Solution To Strategic Enabler Of The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud is evolving from an internal-facing point solution to an enabler of connected cloud economies. In this next phase of cloud, leading CIOs will orchestrate cloud ecosystems — which connect...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Two predominant factors will characterize the world of banking in the future: digital banking and digital disruptors attacking from multiple, frequently new angles. The banking industry must...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft Opens Up ALM Collaboration To All (At Last)

    Stakeholder License For Visual Studio Online Improves Collaborative ALM Capabilities

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    • Downloads: 106
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Executing Enterprise-Versus-Local Decisions

    The Second In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    All CIOs wrestle with which processes, technologies, organizations, and roles should be consistent across the organization (enterprise) and which should be specific to a business unit or geography...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

    Landscape: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are mistaken if they believe they can model their enterprise mobile solutions as a simple extension of dot-com and Web 2.0. The variety of mobile...

    • Downloads: 967
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software

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    In November 2013, Forrester published "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013," which evaluated the top software-only private infrastructure-as-a-service solutions in the market....

    • Downloads: 433
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Architecting Banking Systems Of Engagement

    Customer Experience And Regulation Are Driving Change In Financial Services

    Forrester's Q3 2014 Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey, which includes more than 106 participating financial services firms from 36 countries and spans multiple industry segments,...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Nine Questions To Ask About Docker

    Docker — Or Whatever Comes In Its Wake — Will Change The Application Delivery Landscape

    Over the past year or so, Docker, the operating system (OS) level container technology, has created quite an industry stir. Docker promises faster application delivery cycles and reduced production...

    • Downloads: 234
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Azure App Service Helps Developers Move Smoothly From Web Apps To Modern Apps

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    Microsoft's new Azure App Service combines three formerly separate development platforms — Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services — and adds a fourth, creating four linked...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Agile O2O Architecture Framework For Retail Business Agility

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    • Downloads: 123
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    • Downloads: 239
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    • Downloads: 113
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Banking Of The Future: How Banks Will Use Digital Capabilities To Remain Competitive

    Banking In 2030 Will Define Broad Requirements For Banking Applications

    Today's banks are concerned about risk, capital, return on equity, business secrets, and customer data. In the past, change has often been slow and longer-term target states have typically been very...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How China's Retail Innovators Built Their Agile Architecture Foundations

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    • Downloads: 140