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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  • Branding
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing's Future: A Segmented Vendor Reference For Marketers

    This workbook is a companion to the Forrester report "Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing’s Future." In that report, we made the case for a new way of classifying marketing technologies...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Make The Switch To The Customer Life Cycle

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The customer life cycle provides a better explanation of modern marketing than does the traditional marketing funnel, but marketers still struggle to adopt the customer life cycle. Problems with the...

    • Downloads: 1561
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Road To Social Business Transformation Starts With A Burning Platform

    Road Map: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business technology can transform the way employees work by eliminating barriers to collaboration, improving customer engagement, and accelerating the flow of information and ideas. But even...

    • Downloads: 1042
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Marketing Case For A Branded Sales Channel

    Marketers Must Look Beyond Incremental Sales And Margins To Assess The Full Impact Of A Direct Sales Channel

    Every product category has a set of competitors that have a branded route to the customer — such as The Body Shop in cosmetics, Gap in apparel, and Apple in consumer electronics — while...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Voice Of The Customer Vendor Go-To-Market Strategies, 2014

    Exercise Due Diligence When Selecting VoC Vendors

    When companies select vendors to support their voice of the customer (VoC) programs, they must look not only at vendor capabilities but also at other factors that drive success in the vendor...

    • Downloads: 374
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Manage The Risks Of Social Media

    Social media is a security and risk nightmare — it's used everywhere, all the time, by everyone both outside and inside your organization. Although social media offers potentially great...

    • Downloads: 799
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Wireless Brands Fail To Connect With Consumers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Wireless

    Wireless brands have traditionally locked in customers with long contracts. But the market is changing as brands like T-Mobile blow up these traditional business models to put the control in the...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Use Social Login For More Than Just Fast Registration

    A Guide To The True Benefits Of Implementing Social Login

    Social login, the ability to use Facebook, Twitter, or other social network credentials to register on websites, is becoming increasingly popular with buyers as they become more comfortable providing...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Marketing Leaders Mix Data, Content, And Insight To Craft Brand Experiences

    Customer-Obsessed Marketers Will Harness The Power Of Contextual Data To Deliver Highly Differentiating Brand Experiences

    The year 2015 will see the gap between customer-obsessed brands and the rest grow even wider. As more interaction data from multiple channels and touchpoints floods customer databases and marketing...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Trends For The B2C CMO To Watch In 2013

    Embrace Digital Innovation To Deliver Compelling Brand Experiences

    2013 will be a unique year for CMOs of consumer-focused companies. They will have to drive their brands to deliver cohesive brand experiences that use digital to augment and extend their engagement...

    • Downloads: 791
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Engage Your Omnichannel Consumer

    Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    The report "Brand Engagement The Consumer Way," originally written for market insights professionals, highlights key behaviors that today's US online consumers exhibit when they engage with companies...

    • Downloads: 832
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Always Addressable Customer

    Embrace Addressability To Engage Your Ultra-Connected Audience

    Discover the new ultra-connected customer, for whom mobile is the key touchpoint. In 2010, we entered the era of pervasive interactivity, in which more people access the Internet more frequently from...

    • Downloads: 1122
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Uncovering The Value Of Social Intelligence For B2B Companies

    Business-to-business (B2B) companies that do not already have a social media strategy or a listening platform are at risk of being left behind. While social media and business-to-consumer (B2C)...

    • Downloads: 392
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Put Distribution At The Heart Of Content Marketing

    Marketers Need A Solid Distribution Strategy To Drive A Return On Content Investments

    Investment in branded content is rising sharply, but too many brand marketers fail to plan for the distribution and discovery of their content. The result? Significant content investments don't reach...

    • Downloads: 721
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Put Money Where A Consumer's Mouth Is

    How Consumers Discover New Brands, Products, And Services

    This report, originally written for market insights professionals, includes important content for CMOs and marketing leaders looking to improve discovery of their products and services. The discover...

    • Downloads: 384
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build An Engagement Strategy For Europe's Social Snackers

    Aim For Social Depth Marketing And Audience Interaction Habits Using Social Technographics®

    European online consumers are more reserved in social channels compared with other markets; we say they "snack" in social channels because they treat the channels as interesting but nonessential....

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Social Content Hubs

    A social content hub can be an effective tactic for providing prospective buyers with a dynamic destination to explore your products and offerings. But before you invest in the resources and...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: The Extended CRM Technology Ecosystem, Q1 2013

    Locking in customer loyalty through deeper engagement and differentiated experiences will continue to be critical priorities for organizations in all sectors in the decade ahead, but navigating the...

    • Downloads: 1220
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Extended Packaging Will Redefine Relationships Among Brands, Retailers, And Customers

    A European Perspective On Mobile Bar Codes

    You've seen them everywhere: in the corners of print ads, across billboards, on buses, or in pieces of direct mail — those small blocks of even smaller squares. Marketers are increasingly using...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Strategy With The Marketing RaDaR

    Strategic Plan: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Today's empowered and digitally connected customers engage less with traditional advertising messages yet, at the same time, are interested in useful and valuable content that can help them orient a...

    • Downloads: 650
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Profiling Brand-Loyal And Price-Conscious US Consumers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Brand loyalty and price sensitivity guide consumers' purchasing decisions, but these qualities also create unique audiences that embody distinct social attitudes, technology engagement, and...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Implement Your Digital Customer Experience Strategy

    Road Map: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    Every organization that makes customer experience a top priority needs a strategy for its digital customer interactions that will satisfy customer needs, bolster business objectives, and build the...

    • Downloads: 2386
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brand Health Measurement Is Ripe For Digital Disruption

    Tools And Technology: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have long turned to brand health measurement to keep a pulse on how the marketplace perceives their brand. But how relevant are these traditionally slow-moving and...

    • Downloads: 636
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Generation Z

    Generation Z, the generation born after the Millennials, are true digital natives who have grown up in the age of technology. The only world they know is a digital one — where they can connect...

    • Downloads: 614