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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  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Web, Hybrid, And Native Mobile Apps All Have Their Place

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    In the past few years, we've handled hundreds of client inquiries regarding which technology approach best suits mobile app development needs. The most common question: "Should we go with a native...

    • Downloads: 2666
  • 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: 210
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Secret To Rationalizing Applications: Start With The End In Mind

    Reflect, Then Collect

    As software becomes a central tool for customer engagement, pressure is mounting on application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders to create and deliver new customer-facing and mobile...

    • Downloads: 107
  • 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: 100
  • 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: 2789
  • 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: 941
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Box Bets Big On Content Services Platform

    Its Yellow Brick Road Will Be A Difficult Journey

    Like Dorothy, swept from the comfort of her home in Kansas, Box finds itself in an increasingly foreboding and threatening world as Dropbox, Google, and Microsoft crush the cost of file sync and...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Unified Digital Customer Experiences With Better Technology Strategies

    Executive Overview: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Digital customer experience has become a key business differentiator and application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders of front-office, Web, mobile, and digital development must step up to...

    • Downloads: 2086
  • 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: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Create Your Digital Experience Delivery Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Digital customer experience isn't the next big opportunity for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals; it's here now. Business leaders responsible for marketing, sales, and support...

    • Downloads: 1086
  • 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: 95
  • 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: 348
  • 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: 276
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    New Marketing And PaaS Announcements Seek To Position Hybris As The Front-Office Suite Of SAP

    On February 10th, hybris announced major changes to its portfolio. Hybris unveiled a new suite of packaged marketing capabilities, "SAP hybris Marketing solution," to complement the existing commerce...

    • Downloads: 87
  • 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: 302
  • 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: 275
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Don't Let A Mountain Of "Technical Debt" Derail Mobile And Customer-Facing App Delivery

    Lead The Investment Case With Business Issues, Not Technical Debt

    The ever-increasing demand from business leaders for modern mobile and customer-facing apps has application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders embracing Agile and DevOps techniques to keep pace....

    • Downloads: 454
  • 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: 102
  • 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: 226
  • 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: 159
  • 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: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms — Early Days, Early Lessons Learned

    Vendors' Marketing Visions Are Clearer Than The Product Capabilities — Or Most Companies' Needs

    Vendors are buying, building, and integrating their way toward platforms designed to help companies deliver omnichannel experiences across commerce, content, and campaigns. "The Forrester...

    • Downloads: 98
  • 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: 410
  • 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: 164
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Don't Just Maintain Business Applications, Raise Business Responsiveness

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook

    While big projects such as delivering new off-the-shelf or custom-built applications help your organization achieve excellent business outcomes, sustaining these outcomes requires that your...

    • Downloads: 617