As a vice president and research director at Forrester Research, Zia serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals and is a leading expert on the globalization of eCommerce and other digital businesses. She works with a wide variety of online companies expanding internationally, with a particular focus on brands and retailers.
In her research, she covers issues such as international shipping and logistics, website operations, payments, and the translation and localization of global websites. Her research also analyzes consumer online shopping behavior in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East/Africa.
Previous Work Experience
Zia joined Forrester through the JupiterResearch acquisition. She joined Jupiter in 1998 as a broadband analyst and later led the broadband and wireless, and marketing and media, practices at the company. Prior to Jupiter, Zia worked as a consultant at Lochridge & Company, an internationally focused strategy consulting firm founded by partners from the Boston Consulting Group. In her role at Lochridge, she helped technology companies define and execute on market entry strategies in Europe and Asia. She has spoken at numerous events, including most recently NRF Big Show, eTail, eTail Latin America, Shop.org, and eShow Sao Paulo.
Zia earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.