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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    Report:The Forrester Private Cloud Maturity Assessment: Q3 2015

    Forrester's private cloud maturity assessment evaluates your current and desired state maturity across 42 key private cloud elements within four top-level domains: technical, governance, people, and...

    • Downloads: 1
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Cloud: Migration, Portability, And Interoperability, Q4 2015

    Building an app that spends its entire life in the same public cloud is the ideal cloud application model. Stepping outside of this model is more realistic, but it presents challenges for I&O...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

    European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

    Private cloud is certainly not dead in Europe: A near majority of business and tech decision-makers have adopted private cloud or are planning to within the next year. While most efforts in Europe...

    • Downloads: 235
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Why Overlays Are Getting The Most Attention In The Software-Defined Network Market

    The Taxonomy And Benefits Of The Software-Defined Network Overlay Market

    It will be another five years before software-defined networking (SDN) becomes a mainstream foundation of the business technology (BT) that can be applied across the entire network. However,...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Overview

    Forrester has been tracking almost 50 private cloud service providers that deliver products or services to enterprises. This report refreshes Forrester's high-level overview of this landscape for...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q4 2015

    The Liberty Summit Focused On Incremental Improvements And Reassurance

    The OpenStack Foundation hosts a semi-annual release summit to provide a mix of end user stories, release updates, and OpenStack deep-dive sessions. Last week's Tokyo summit drew a crowd of over...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Cloud Computing Maturity Assessment: Q2 2015

    This tool accompanies the assessment report in the cloud computing playbook. It offers clients the ability to measure their own cloud maturity.

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Crafting and measuring the right metrics for your cloud strategy objectives is essential for success. You must measure cloud computing in business terms, which likely isn't the natural leaning of...

    • Downloads: 1524
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Truth Behind Enterprise-Class Cloud

    The Public Cloud Is Ready For The Enterprise; Determine If You Are Too

    The hyperscale public cloud platform providers have steadily improved service reliability, performance, and security to the point where their service levels exceed those of most enterprise data...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The Cloud Accelerates

    Eleven Key Developments For Cloud And What I&O Pros Should Do About Them

    After reaching mainstream acceptance in 2015, cloud will shift into the next gear in 2016. This next stage will focus on expanding cloud use cases and infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

    • Downloads: 542
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: VMworld 2015 Reveals A Disruptor In Transition

    VMware Woos Cloud-Native Developers In Its Quest To Overcome Its Innovator's Dilemma

    VMware recently revealed the direction that it's heading at its annual VMworld conference. In 2013, VMware announced its pursuit of three complementary product strategies for the BT agenda: 1)...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2014

    A common business technology (BT) agenda request that we receive from our infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients is baseline adoption data for hosted private cloud to inform their cloud...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2015

    The Main Focus Of The Kilo Release Is Community App Catalog And DefCore Improvements

    Every six months, the OpenStack Foundation hosts a release summit. These summits always provide a mix of end user stories, release updates, and OpenStack deep dive sessions, aimed at OpenStack users...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Top 10 Facts Every I&O Pro Should Know About Cloud Economics

    All Business Runs On Money, But This Money Is Different

    Cloud's economic model is truly unique. It extends beyond basic variability and dictates how your cloud provider frames its services. Whether a cloud skeptic following a cloud-first mandate or one...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Organize The Chaos Of Cloud With A Realistic And Effective Strategy

    Continuous Improvement: The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2015

    Developing a realistic and achievable cloud strategy is far from easy. Organizations can't always start at square one when creating a cloud strategy, since most already make use of cloud in a variety...

    • Downloads: 330
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Did HP Bail Out Of Public Cloud?

    We Expect HP To Reduce Its Commitment To Public Cloud But Continue To Focus On Private And Hybrid Cloud Solutions

    HP's cloud executive team generated some media speculation on April 8, 2015, when it indicated that it can't compete directly with the hyperscale public cloud platforms. Does this mean HP is exiting...

    • Downloads: 138
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016

    How The Top Nine Private Cloud Software Suites Stack Up

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of private cloud solution vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers — BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Cloud Maturity

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders refine cloud strategies to deliver the experiences and the agility that their firms' customers demand, they'll need to assess their level of cloud...

    • Downloads: 1847
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Private Cloud, Q3 2015

    Private Cloud Software Suites Hit Equilibrium As Enterprises Take A Segmented Approach To Private Cloud

    Customers no longer question cloud computing as a viable technology choice. And in a growing number of enterprises, cloud is now the first choice. But cloud isn't a single technology. It's composed...

    • Downloads: 289
  • 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: 394
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Select Your Optimal Hosted Private Cloud Strategy

    We Identified The Best Practices For The Five Common Hosted Private Cloud Adopter Profiles

    There is no single strategy or journey to the cloud that describes the experience of all or even most organizations' adoption path, and trying to glean a single approach from all of the adoption...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:OpenStack Is Ready — Are You?

    Learn From The Lessons Of The OpenStack Masters To Help You Succeed With The Popular Private Cloud Platform

    OpenStack is an open source cloud platform that has become a compatibility standard for the private cloud market. Despite its headway into the Fortune 100 and long list of notable vendor supporters,...

    • Downloads: 412