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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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Develop Your Digital Customer Experience Strategy

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    • Downloads: 3083
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 1 Of 5

    To Become A True Business Partner, Focus Investment On Customer-Centric Monitoring Technologies

    The monitoring technology market is awash with solutions, marketing acronyms, best practices, and the promise of "proactive" technology management. For many enterprise IT organizations, this remains...

    • Downloads: 605
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Financial Service Brands Fail To Earn TRUE Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Financial Services

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral, and...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Lessons From The 2013 Forrester Groundswell Awards

    Outstanding marketers at both B2C and B2B companies took a variety of approaches in Forrester's 2013 Groundswell Awards, and each of them demonstrated strong and measurable business results. Use this...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Unified Customer Experience Imperative

    Delivering Experience Excellence Across A Fractured Network Of Digital Touchpoints

    Today's digital landscape is distributed across an array of touchpoints and devices. With customers able to interact through multiple channels at any given moment, firms need to ensure that they...

    • Downloads: 1776
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Measure Brand Resonance With The TRUE Brand Compass

    Landscape: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Technology-empowered consumers today have access to more information on brands than ever before and demand more of these brands. In turn, chief marketing officers (CMOs) are challenged to understand...

    • Downloads: 830
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Four Steps To Build Your Brand Experience

    Road Map: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Once the brand has its strategic bearings laid out — the North Star, the brand compass, and the brand experience map — it's time to cast off and start thinking about how to plan for the...

    • Downloads: 1056
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Listening Platforms Won't Become A Major Marketing Technology In 2015

    Tools And Technology: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Social listening platforms — software platforms that capture, manage, and enable analysis of social data — are essential tools for social marketers and customer insights (CI) pros alike,...

    • Downloads: 1335
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Eight Social Listening Terms Defined

    In the less than 10 years that marketers have been listening to social data, a variety of terms have emerged to describe the activities of social listening, social analytics, and social marketing....

    • Downloads: 187
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brand Experience Redefines Brand Management

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, CMOs battle to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers who have as much to say about what the brand stands for as the organization does. In this...

    • Downloads: 1529
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Customer-Activated Enterprise

    Closing The Customer-Employee Gap

    Customers increasingly use digital technologies to "activate" their suppliers, throwing off significant and highly valuable data in the process; they expect enhanced value across all touchpoints in...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Engage The Enterprise To Reach Brand Experience Maturity

    Benchmarks: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In 2014, Forrester surveyed senior marketers to get a pulse on their progress toward building a resonant brand experience. The results show that marketers are still in the early stages of brand...

    • Downloads: 747
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Reinvent Product Innovation To Revive Your Brand

    Adapt Your Private-Label And PLM Process And Application Portfolio To Digital Disruption

    Successful new product introductions lift revenues for retailers and consumer brands. But out of thousands of new offerings each year, only a handful succeed. Mastery of PLM, be it private-label...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The New Benchmark For Brand Management

    How Smart CMOs Will Embrace The Rise Of Customer Experience

    Few companies recognize that managing your brand is all about managing your customers' experiences, but in 2016, smart CMOs will change that — reshaping their teams, delivering connected brand...

    • Downloads: 425
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Embrace Software's Role In Delivering A Compelling Brand Experience

    Software Must Enrich Your Brand

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief marketing officers (CMOs). And here's why: A perfect storm of technology change — mobile, social, and digital...

    • Downloads: 185
  • 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: 267
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Will Drive Brand Resonance For Rental Newcomers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Car Rental And Sharing

    New ride-booking and car sharing services like Getaround, Lyft, Uber, and Zipcar — some of which exploit the rising sharing economy — threaten to change car ownership eventually but will...

    • Downloads: 141
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Apply Immediacy, Simplicity, And Context

    Processes: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report highlights the key principles of mobile experience that marketers must weave into the process of crafting mobile marketing strategies. As more people own and use smartphones than ever...

    • Downloads: 2066
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Create Marketing Your Customers Can Use

    How To Infuse Marketing Programs With Usefulness

    Half of US online adults are always addressable, meaning that they personally use at least three Internet-connected devices and access the Web multiple times per day from multiple physical locations....

    • Downloads: 418
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Make The Switch To The Customer Life Cycle

    Marketers agree that the customer life cycle provides a better explanation of modern marketing than does the traditional marketing funnel, but they still struggle to adopt it. To manage the necessary...

    • Downloads: 1920
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Map Your Migration To A Customer Life-Cycle-Powered Marketing Strategy

    Forrester believes that chief marketing officers (CMOs) must abandon the century-old marketing/sales funnel and embrace the customer life cycle in order to better manage their customers' interaction...

    • Downloads: 1275
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Be A Social Data Extrovert

    The Best Social Listening Initiatives Go Beyond Social Networks

    Customer insights (CI) professionals have looked at social data to answer their customer questions for about 10 years, but at most organizations, social insights continue to live exclusively in...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Delivering Brand Engagement With Short-Form Social Videos

    Video-Sharing Platforms Such As Vine Can Deliver For Marketers — As Long As They Focus On Utility, Discovery, And Sharing

    Emerging short-form social video platforms, such as Instagram and Vine, have a combined global reach closing in on 200 million users and growing quickly. For marketers, the short-form videos shared...

    • Downloads: 471