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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  • Business Technographics
  • 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: 243
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Leveraging Outsourcing Services To Accelerate IT Maturation

    Emerging Asia Steps Up

    In terms of IT maturity, companies in emerging Asia — that is, Asia Pacific excluding Australia, Japan, and New Zealand — lag behind their Western counterparts. Up to now, the lack of...

    • Downloads: 374
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Reasons CIOs Should Still Hedge Their SaaS Bets

    SaaS Risks From Monocultures, Monomaniacs, Monopolies, And Multiplexities Will Grow Over Time

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has tremendous momentum; Forrester recently projected that the market would exceed $130 billion by 2020. The benefits of SaaS are well-known and are especially important...

    • Downloads: 308
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Guarantee Business Value From Technology Monitoring

    Introducing Forrester's Blueprint For Holistic Business Technology Monitoring

    Technology-based services fuel the business. The technology choices that the I&O organization makes are intrinsic to business capability performance and increasingly important to improving IT's...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mind The Gap When Organizing To Support Contact Center Applications

    Organization: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Contact center applications frequently require special service levels — such as uptime, performance, and scale — that exceed typical requirements for enterprise applications. Configuring...

    • Downloads: 402
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Key ITSM SaaS Solution Capabilities

    This workbook supports the "Market Overview: IT Service Management SaaS Tools Update 2014" Forrester report and describes each vendor's ITSM SaaS capabilities in detail.

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Ensure The Future Of The SVM Organization With Innovation

    Professional sourcing and vendor management organizations (SVMOs) have the potential to become one of the most important organizations in their enterprises, due in large part to their core...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Eliminate Confusion In Data Management Roles And Responsibilities

    Organization: The Data Management Playbook

    As enterprise architecture (EA) leaders prioritize data capabilities, they're looking broadly at how data management (DM) resources are spread across the organization. Where can they consolidate...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Data Security, Q2 2014

    Road Map: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) leaders develop their road map of data security technologies using Forrester's TechRadar methodology. As data volumes explode, it is becoming a...

    • Downloads: 780
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BYOD In Government: There Is A Time And Place

    CIOs Must Guide BYOD Policies For Selected Use Cases

    During the past few years, many government agencies have been challenged with balancing the hype surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs with legitimate opportunities to use BYOD to empower...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Server And Data Center Predictions For 2013

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives working on data center infrastructure. This report is designed to help you build a road map for 2013. As...

    • Downloads: 843
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Big Data, Q3 2014

    Embrace A Broad Perspective On Big Data Technology

    When it comes to big data, an exclusive focus on Hadoop misses other ways of satisfying the demand of businesses to get more insight from more data more quickly. This report takes a broad view of big...

    • Downloads: 1004
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SVM Activities, Roles, And Skills Are Evolving

    Many sourcing and vendor management organizations (SVMOs) are delivering effectively against their core mandate today, despite resource constraints. However, most SVM professionals are mapping their...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Stolen And Lost Devices Are Putting Personal Healthcare Information At Risk

    It's Time For Healthcare CISOs To Close The Faucet Of Data Loss From Endpoints

    Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and personal healthcare information (PHI), security and risk...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Midrange Storage

    Decoding The Midrange Storage Market

    Business growth is the main factor driving data growth, and organizations must assess their current storage infrastructure to create a sustainable environment. The midrange storage space is a buyer's...

    • Downloads: 281
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    The flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the importance of...

    • Downloads: 743
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Understand Security And Risk Budgeting For 2013

    The global downturn has constrained security budgets for several years now, and chief information security officers (CISOs) have become accustomed to taking on more responsibilities without...

    • Downloads: 1150
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess The Capabilities And Impact Of Your Social Business And Collaboration Toolkit

    Assessment Framework: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Companies have been investing in collaboration tools for 15 years or more, yet email is still the most commonly used tool. New social tools that dramatically improve the flow of information and...

    • Downloads: 686
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forecast For Business Intelligence Is Partially Cloudy

    For The Majority, The Benefits Of SaaS BI Outweigh The Risks

    Business intelligence is the top priority in terms of companies' implementation plans across all software segments. Companies need to speed up their BI capabilities in order to succeed in the age of...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Executive Spotlight: Selling Security To The CMO

    An Outline Of CMO Priorities, And The Five Questions Every CISO Should Ask The CMO

    The age of the customer is redefining business challenges for organizations of all types. Rather than paying lip service to "customer care," they now must become "customer-obsessed" to retain market...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Global BYOD Management Services, Q2 2014

    Analysis Of 13 Top Integrators And Specialists Representing The Emerging BYOD Ecosystem And How They Stack Up

    Enterprise mobility is a top item on every organization's business and IT agenda — a reflection of the "mobile mind shift" that has already made its mark on 21st century business. Mobile...

    • Downloads: 502
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Asian Business Leaders Increasingly Lead Tech Buying Processes

    In Asia, the CIO no longer has sole responsibility for making tech investment decisions. Consumerization and the increasing role of technology as a business enabler are pushing...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Benchmark To Drive Mobile Test Quality

    Benchmarks: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is changing the way enterprises create software, but trends and best practices for developers are emerging, helping to calm the chaos. The same cannot be said for mobile testing — the...

    • Downloads: 462
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Budgets And Priorities In 2014

    Customer Obsession Gains Urgency Among CIOs

    As Asia Pacific technology market growth continues to come under pressure in 2014, customer obsession is becoming increasingly important for CIOs — just as for CEOs, department heads, and...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Job Description: Chief Privacy Officer

    Organization: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Customers around the globe have become highly sensitive to how organizations track, use, and store their personal data. As a result, a plethora of often-conflicting privacy laws has emerged in almost...

    • Downloads: 487