Kate Leggett

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Kate serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. She is a leading expert on customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service strategies, maturity, benchmarking, governance, and ROI. She is an accomplished public speaker and frequently presents at industry events such as CRM Evolution. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, and industry publications such as CRM Magazine, KM World, and Destination CRM.

Previous Work Experience

Kate has extensive industry experience, with more than 10 years of leadership at CRM and customer service software companies, where she held senior product marketing and product management roles. She is also a published author on customer service trends and best practices.

Education

Kate earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Retail
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1743
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

    • Downloads: 797
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (Asia Pacific)

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    We expect online retail sales in Asia Pacific — Australia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea — to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3%...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Emergence Of Beacons In Retail

    Early Implementations Lack Depth, But Future Integrations Have The Potential To Transform The In-Store Customer Experience

    It is impossible to read retail news today without hearing about another implementation of beacons, a technology based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) that allows smartphones to interact with sensors...

    • Downloads: 1002
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Drive Intelligent Customer Interactions With Spatial Analytics

    The opportunity for spatial analysis of your customers' location has shifted up a gear from the niche and static use cases of the past. Firms now have access to unprecedented levels of customer...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Just For You: Use Personalization Technology To Help Associates In The Retail Store

    Retailers Fail To Create Relevant Digital Experiences For Their Associates

    As retail stores transform into digital stores, customers will expect personalized content and experiences in-aisle. Personalization technologies such as automated product recommendations are poised...

    • Downloads: 342
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

    • Downloads: 456
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: US B2C And B2B eCommerce Players Will Struggle To Keep Up With Customers

    eCommerce continues to grow rapidly for both B2C and B2B businesses. This report prognosticates the most pressing issues that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to watch in 2015 and...

    • Downloads: 531
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Web Is Fundamentally Changing The Luxury Shopping Environment

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    The luxury market is fundamentally changing. In Europe, luxury retailers are slow to adapt to the online environment, with just 6.4% of their sales occurring online in 2014. Inhibitors to online...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Chinese Retail Market Landscape In 2014

    Traditional Retailers Must Embrace Disruption

    The restructuring and slowing down of the Chinese economy is changing the country's retail industry. In 2014, the growth rate of China's top 100 retail chains has continued to decline and is now at...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Tool Up For Digital Store Operations

    Applications Best Practices For Integrating Store Operations Into Your Strategy

    The death of the physical store is a popular, but not completely accurate, story in headlines today. Even as physical stores face pressures from digital channels and competition, the in-store...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retail eCommerce In Brazil: Team Headcount, Priorities And Challenges

    Understanding eCommerce Teams And Their Key Initiatives

    The Retail eCommerce In Brazil series summarizes the results of a survey that Forrester Research conducted together with E-Commerce Brasil in August and September 2014. In this survey, respondents...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Luxury Goods Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (EU-7)

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    The €46.9 billion luxury goods market in Europe captures over 30% of luxury goods sales worldwide, with a significant share of sales coming from Italy, France, and the UK. Luxury goods growth...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: eCommerce, 2013

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    Forrester's ForecastView group undertook a 2013 study to assess eCommerce readiness among 55 global markets. While there is no universal tool in selecting expansion opportunities, the Forrester...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Web Will Influence 45% Of EU-7 Offline Sales By 2020

    ForecastView Document

    This report provides context for and insight into Forrester's Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (EU-7). Although 91% of retail sales in the EU-7 were offline in 2014, an online...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retailers React To Changes In UK Consumer Holiday Shopping

    ForecastView Document

    Retailer sales in November and December drive one-fifth of retail spend in Western Europe. Heavy discounting in the UK, notably as a result of Black-Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, is changing...

    • Downloads: 2
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Fragmented Chinese Retail Market Creates eCommerce Opportunities

    eCommerce has grown tremendously in China in the past few years. The Chinese market is prospering, with comprehensive eCommerce platforms and vertical eCommerce players competing to better serve...

    • Downloads: 190
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Utility And Emotion Drive Amazon's Global Appeal

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    Whether you're a retailer or not, you're competing with Amazon. The company's approach to customer service and fulfillment is powering impressive growth across the globe and raising consumer...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Data Can Enable Business Disruption

    German E-tailer reBuy Disrupts Retail Dynamics Through Intelligent Data Usage

    The use of data has evolved to the point where data has become the enterprise's most critical business asset in the age of the customer. The business model of reBuy reCommerce — the leading...

    • Downloads: 188
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Retail CIO Agenda 2015: Secure And Innovate

    In December 2014, Forrester partnered with the National Retail Federation (NRF) for its annual survey of retail CIOs to understand their most important challenges and opportunities for the upcoming...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobility And Computing Technologies In The Age Of The Customer

    Six Meta-Trends That Will Influence How You Ensure That Employees Have Access To The Right Technology In 2014 And Beyond

    In 2013, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals saw increased mobility and diversity in the technology that employees could use for their jobs get thrust into the forefront. In 2014, I&O...

    • Downloads: 811
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

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    Total offline retail sales that are influenced by online (including mobile) research. Offline-influenced retail sales by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, and consumer...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Location-Predictive Marketing

    Predict Consumers' Future Locations And Needs

    Location-based marketing is maturing. Marketers are comfortable with the two established dynamics of the practice: Either consumers voluntarily offer them their location data by "checking in" or...

    • Downloads: 508
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Marketing And Merchandising

    Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, in partnership with Forrester Research, conducted its annual survey of web retailers in May and June of 2015. This study is a review...

    • Downloads: 539