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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  • Architecture & Technology Strategy
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  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's Time For A User-Driven Enterprise BI Strategy

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    John Wanamaker, considered the father of modern advertising, said: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don't know which half." Today, we can ask the same question of a...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms Become Flexible Or Lose Momentum

    Vision: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) and digital marketers' worlds will collide in 2015. Shared platforms, customer data, budgets, and priorities will emerge within B2C and progressive B2B...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications

    Firms Choose Low-Code Alternatives For Fast, Continuous, And Test-And-Learn Delivery

    Hand-coding is too slow to develop and deliver many of the applications that companies use to win, serve, and retain customers. Some firms are turning to new, "low-code" application platforms that...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Agile-Plus-Architecture

    Enterprises Need Sustainable Business Agility, Not Just Agile Development

    Agile development practices and continuous delivery are essential tools, but so is an architecture that enables resilience. Combining Agile and architecture is challenging. Agile development and...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

    • Downloads: 2158
  • 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: 1156
  • 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: 921
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Obsession Will Remake AD&D Tools And Supporting Technologies

    Tools & Technology: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders shifting their strategies, structures, and sourcing to customer-focused software are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The tools and...

    • Downloads: 106
  • 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: 738
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile Application Development

    Vision: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    With the worldwide population of smartphone users approaching 2 billion, and tablets numbering in the hundreds of millions, the scope of the mobile computing revolution rivals that of the move from...

    • Downloads: 2655
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Guide To More Effective Developer-Architect Relations

    Survey: Developers Say Some Architects Are Extremely Effective

    Developers and architects don't always get along . . . and that's a bad thing. Organizations need both the short-term agility of fast delivery cycles and the longer-term sustainable agility and cost...

    • Downloads: 162
  • 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: 363
  • 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: 1066
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Engagement Needs APIs, But REST Is Far From A Complete Integration Strategy

    Forrester's Data Shows Strong Investment In REST, SOAP, And More

    A cornerstone of any firm's BT agenda is flexible application integration. Application programming interfaces (APIs) — and specifically representational state transfer (REST) APIs —...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Map The Gaps In Your BT Apps

    Assessment: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    Customer centricity drives change for all application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, but in different ways and at different rates. The effort to win, serve, and retain customers...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Engagement Platform's Aggregation Tier

    A Closer Look At The Heart Of Modern Enterprise Architecture

    The Forrester report "Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform" outlined the enterprise architecture required for a successful digital strategy that serves customers via web and mobile channels,...

    • Downloads: 256
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Application Benchmark Self-Assessment Tool

    Application development and delivery professionals should benchmark their application portfolios and governance processes to help their stakeholders understand how investing in applications...

    • Downloads: 33
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Digital Experience Delivery Maturity

    Assessment: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    This report outlines the way in which application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can begin to assess their maturity in delivering digital customer experience initiatives. It asks...

    • Downloads: 853
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Development: Smooth Sailing Or Titanic Voyage?

    Assessment: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Demand for the creation of new mobile applications is massive and still growing. So is your firm's development team ready to meet the new challenges? Thinking that satisfying business demands for...

    • Downloads: 728
  • 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: 147
  • 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: 128
  • 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

    On August 27, 2014, Microsoft announced a significant change to its Visual Studio Online (VSO) hosted application life-cycle management (ALM) service: stakeholder licenses. This licensing change...

    • Downloads: 90
  • 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: 1271
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Software Innovation Requires A Loosely-Coupled Application Architecture

    Amazon.com and its web-native cousins are the envy of many traditional organizations feeling pressure from competitors that innovate more rapidly. What's the critical enabler for rapid software...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Banking Platforms Need To Become Customer Centric

    Systems Of Engagement Need To Build On Seamless Banking Processing

    Banks need to provide a consistent and enjoyable customer experience along the whole customer engagement life cycle. To ensure process and data consistency, banks must embed a banking system of...

    • Downloads: 256