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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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How Forward-Thinking Insurers Modernize Systems To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

    Product And Distribution Innovation Drive New Modernization Paths

    New distribution models and accelerated product innovation are the primary disruptive elements facing insurers today. These directly pressure core business systems. Insurers that can modernize these...

    • Downloads: 238
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Modern Apps Mean New Technologies, Processes, And Skills

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are facing tumultuous change in 2015 driven by people, process, and technology catalysts. Mobile and cloud alter the architectural landscape and...

    • Downloads: 398
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Four Essential Digital Experience Governance Practices

    Processes: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Governance is the dreaded "G word" for many organizations. It paints a picture of archaic rules, ineffective bureaucracy, and outdated processes that stifle innovation. But given the multichannel,...

    • Downloads: 751
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

    IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business

    IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Software Platforms Drive Internet-Of-Things Adoption

    How The Connected World Will Advance

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has gotten huge visibility as firms like Cisco Systems and General Electric (GE) promote the size of the market and number of connected devices and IBM talks about...

    • Downloads: 606
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Customer-Facing Scenarios Shape "Low-Code" Platform Choices

    Enterprise Architects Should Add A New Platform To Their Architecture Blueprints

    Confronting demands to deliver customer-facing applications quickly and efficiently, some firms are seeking alternatives to custom coding on application platforms that rely heavily on Java and .NET...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Hana Is The Answer! What's The Question?

    Demystifying SAP's In-Memory Solution

    SAP Hana is SAP's latest flagship technology, and it seems to be the company's silver-bullet response to almost every question. There is, however, a good reason behind this, as SAP has extensively...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brick And Mortar Retail Fights Back

    Use Store Inventory To Win, Serve, And Retain Retail Customers

    Consumers have fallen out of love with stores. They can (and do) buy anything they like online, but miss the immediacy of an in-store purchase. Amazon's formidable supply chain investments continue...

    • Downloads: 336
  • 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: 132
  • 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: 182
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Investment Strategies In Financial Services Prioritize Five Major Areas

    Results From Forrester's Q3 2014 Financial Services Architecture Global Online Survey

    Forrester's Q3 2014 Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey, which includes respondents from 116 firms in 36 countries spanning multiple segments of the financial services industry,...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Mobile Access To Back-End Systems

    The Uses And Limitations Of Screen-Scraping

    Mobile applications are the linchpins of business strategies to attract, retain, and delight customers. Mobile developers, in turn, need access to customer data typically resident in back-end systems...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Facebook's Place In A BT Application Development Strategy

    Access To Its Customer Community Is Facebook's Biggest Asset, But Login And Mobile Services Have Broader Potential

    Facebook is the best-known social network in the world, but for developers it's becoming much more. Facebook's APIs and recent acquisitions position it for developing customer-facing systems of...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software

    Varied Building Blocks Lay The Foundation, But It's Up To You To Make It A True Private Cloud

    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: 321
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Embrace Software's Role In Delivering A Compelling Brand Experience

    Software Must Enrich Your Brand

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief marketing officers (CMOs). And here's why: A perfect storm of technology change — mobile, social, and digital...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

    • Downloads: 1293
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting Business Intelligence Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that just keeps picking up more and more speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. Technology vendors caught on to this...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Brocade Launches Networking's First Commercial Open Source Software

    Brocade Releases The Vyatta Controller Built On OpenDaylight Source Code

    On September 22, 2014, Brocade released its software-defined controller, Vyatta Controller, which officially brings open source software (OSS) from the networking shadows into the mainstream network...

    • Downloads: 55
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Canvass Support For Your New Retail Architecture

    Forrester's Retail Reference Architecture Enables Successful Response To Digital Disruption

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have to engineer differentiating connected consumer experiences from a web of overlapping systems of engagement such as eCommerce, supply...

    • Downloads: 157
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Chinese CIO's Agenda For 2015: 10 Initiatives That Can Build Your Digital Business

    Digital Disruption Will Drive The BT Agenda At Chinese Enterprises

    The Chinese market is undergoing significant change. Cloud-enabled digital technologies such as big data, enterprise mobility, and social platforms are spurring the creation of new business models...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3 2014

    Vendors From A Variety Of Backgrounds Vie To Be More Than A Basket Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 29-criteria evaluation of digital experience delivery providers, we identified the 13 most significant software vendors — Acquia, Adobe, Demandware, Digital River, HP Autonomy,...

    • Downloads: 1123
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Engagement Platform's Delivery Tier

    The Top Technologies For Improving Mobile Web Performance

    Mobile connections are slower and less reliable than wired broadband, and the mobile users at the far end of the connection are less patient with response times. Traditional network delivery...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Business Processes And Govern Transformation

    Processes: The Business Applications Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have a poor reputation among their line-of-business colleagues of being able to deliver timely, high-impact solutions. This research shows...

    • Downloads: 548
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Bank Of The Future Has Arrived — In A Box

    Diebold's Prototype Integrates State-Of-The-Art Branch Technologies To Deliver The Bank Branch Of The Future

    Many banks have flagship branches that showcase modern technology and innovative customer interaction concepts. However, most have just one or a few of these showcases, so the overall number of...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Your Contact Center From The Outside In

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    As more enterprises develop organizational and operational structures to better manage customer experience, they need to drive this down into contact center architectural design. Today's challenge is...

    • Downloads: 1182