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
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

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    While online retail sales continue to grow, the impact of the Web on overall retail is much larger. With the proliferation of smartphones, the large installed base of tablets, and general...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Black Friday — The Sale That Stole Christmas

    What Can eBusiness Professionals Learn From Black Friday's Rocky Arrival In The UK?

    The 2014 holiday season was a roller coaster ride for many UK retailers. Black Friday arrived via the technology super highway from the US, with an unprecedented fanfare. For some it was highly...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Cross-Channel Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Like last year, our cross-channel retail forecast reveals that as consumers use smartphones more frequently and become more accustomed to shopping online, they're more likely to use the Web to...

    • Downloads: 913
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The New Paradigm Of Retail

    Vision: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Omnichannel and agile commerce promise to change the offers that retailers provide and the ways in which consumers buy; as a result, the look and feel of retail is certain to change in lockstep. All...

    • Downloads: 3843
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Latin America)

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    Total online retail spending within the three Latin American (LATAM) countries covered in this forecast -- Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico -- is expected to reach $47.3 billion by 2018, up...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Mobile Devices On US Retail

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    Mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, have changed the way consumers shop. This slide deck, originally presented at Forrester's Forum For eBusiness And Channel Strategy Professionals in...

    • Downloads: 2
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Polishing Up Your Products — Why PIM Really Matters

    Telling A Consistent And Engaging Product Story Is Imperative

    For decades, product data has been the lifeblood of many large enterprises. Now, in the age of the customer, eBusiness leaders and marketers are critically reliant not only on their product data, but...

    • Downloads: 212
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    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: eCommerce, 2014

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    Forrester's eCommerce Readiness Index (FRI) assesses 25 variables that give insights into 55 global markets. While there is no universal tool in selecting expansion opportunities, the Forrester...

    • Downloads: 6
  • 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: 892
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

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    Online retail sales in Western Europe are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% over the next five years, with the highest growth coming from Southern Europe. Although a majority...

    • Downloads: 20
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2013

    US Online Holiday Sales To Top $78 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online sales will grow 15% from 2012 to 2013. Despite a dip in consumer confidence in October and a truncated holiday season, Forrester expects consumers to...

    • Downloads: 307
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Evolution Of Global eCommerce Markets

    Vision: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global eCommerce is evolving — rapidly. Consumers around the globe are migrating online, with shopping increasingly becoming a key part of the online experience. Countries vary greatly in their...

    • Downloads: 2141
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Latin America)

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    eCommerce in the Latin American markets covered in this forecast (Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina) will continue to enjoy robust growth for years to come. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of online...

    • Downloads: 20
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A New Generation Of Clienteling

    As Customer Expectations Change, So Must The Role Of The Sales Associate

    The rapid adoption of smartphones by consumers has radically changed the way in which they shop. Armed with connected devices, consumers now have a digital "trusted advisor" with them when shopping...

    • Downloads: 527
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2011: Merchandising, Headcount, And Global Strategies

    This is the second of two reports that detail the findings from "The State Of Retailing Online, 2011," a Shop.org research survey conducted by Forrester Research. Specific topics covered in this...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading The Digital Business Revolution

    Insights From Keynote Speeches At Forrester's 2013 eBusiness And Channel Strategy Forum

    The forces of digital revolution have reached critical mass, threatening every incumbent firm in every industry. The 750 executives who gathered in Chicago in November 2013 for Forrester's Forum For...

    • Downloads: 473
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Kids Are Overrated: Don't Worry About The Millennials

    Why eBusiness Pros Risk Missing A Bigger Prize

    It is human nature to be fascinated by youth. History has the exploits of Ponce de Leon and his search for the fountain of youth dating back to the 16th century. Even today, retailers are obsessed...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobile Point Of Service Solutions For Retail

    Despite Rapid Adoption Of mPOS Solutions By Retailers, Business Objectives Remain Uncertain

    Over the past decade, as retail sales have shifted from physical stores to digital channels, traditional store-based retailers have been struggling to compete with the endless aisle and low prices...

    • Downloads: 1001
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    Report:Retool Your Operations To Enable Store Fulfillment

    Shipping Products From Stores Drives Incremental Revenue But With Added Complexity

    Store fulfillment programs have propelled omnichannel integration efforts to be center stage for eBusinesses. Retailers are no longer debating the benefits of store fulfillment — instead, the...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selling Direct-To-Consumer Online In China

    Brands Must Embrace Sales Channels Beyond Marketplaces

    eBusiness professionals responsible for driving online growth in China should consider the long-term benefits of selling direct-to-consumer (DTC) online. Not only does selling DTC promise higher...

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    Report:Asia Pacific Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Trends In China, Japan, South Korea, India, And Australia

    The past decade has solidified the leading role that Asia Pacific plays in the global economy, and eCommerce is no exception. Our forecast outlines the magnitude of the opportunity in the region:...

    • Downloads: 700
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Five Key Success Factors Of Every eBusiness

    Strategic Plan: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    One of the questions that organizations launching an eCommerce operation commonly ask is, "Are there common elements behind success?" With more than a decade of retail eCommerce behind us, we can see...

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    Report:Mobile Commerce Is Poised To Take Off In India

    The Growth Of Online Shopping On Feature Phones, Smartphones, And Tablets Will Catalyze The Growth Of Mobile Commerce In India

    The number of smartphone and tablet owners in India will double by 2017 as mobile devices increasingly become extensions of consumers' lifestyles. A host of macro factors, such as the emergence of a...

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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Canada)

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    Canadian online retail sales account for 6% of total Canadian retail sales today, lagging behind the US and other developed markets. Many retailers have been slow to build out their digital offering,...

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    Report:Retail eCommerce In Canada 2015

    A Look At Canadian Online Retailers' Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Marketing Tactics

    Forrester partnered with Retail Council Of Canada to conduct a survey of Canadian retailers regarding their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the year. The survey incorporated insights...

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