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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    Report:Digital Design Projects And Spending, 2013

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    A recent survey of Forrester's Global Customer Experience Peer Research Panel revealed that the vast majority of firms are planning large-scale digital experience projects in 2013. This report is...

    • Downloads: 388
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2012 US Bank Digital Sales Rankings

    This is one of two reports that detail the findings from Forrester's annual ranking of the digital sales offerings of the 12 largest banks in North America. The report covers six major US banks and...

    • Downloads: 572
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    Report:Brief: How Customer Data Elevates Experiences

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    • Downloads: 378
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    • Downloads: 187
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    Report:2012 Canadian Bank Digital Sales Rankings

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    • Downloads: 313
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

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    • Downloads: 166
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: European Online Apparel Retailers

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    • Downloads: 172
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Customer experience (CX) and user experience (UX) have similar names and goals but very different approaches. And as yet, there is no standard operating model for how they should work together. While...

    • Downloads: 485
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 US Mobile Auto Insurance Functionality Benchmark

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

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    • Downloads: 348
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    Use Country-Specific Context To Improve Your Marketing

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    • Downloads: 37
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    • Downloads: 56
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    Report:2013 US Bank Online Sales Rankings

    Bank Of America Takes The Top Spot For The First Time

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    • Downloads: 419
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    Report:International Shipping Solutions For US Online Retailers

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    • Downloads: 393
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    • Downloads: 193
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    Report:Best Practices For Chinese Mobile User Experience

    Mobile represents an enormous opportunity to transform customer experiences in China — but only for those able to cope with proliferating platforms and devices, challenging human factors, and...

    • Downloads: 102
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    Report:2012 US Bank Secure Website Rankings

    Citi Moves To The Top With Added Functionality And A New Look

    Digital banking teams want to know where they stack up against competitors when it comes to their secure websites and other digital features — everything from mobile functionality to customer...

    • Downloads: 415
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    Report:CIOs: Structure Your Tech Management Roles To Balance Local And Enterprise Capabilities

    The First In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    Many CIOs struggle with this question: Which processes, technologies, organizations, and competencies should be common across the organization (i.e., enterprise), and which should be specific to a...

    • Downloads: 316
  • Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index: Global

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    Forrester recently introduced its revised Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI), a tool that enables marketing leaders to assess their customers' mobile intensity, expectations, and behaviors and then...

    • Downloads: 62
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    Master The Three P's To Elicit Top-Shelf Work From Digital Agencies

    Digital design agencies now offer iterative design-focused, user-centered processes to help their clients create quality customer-obsessed work on tight deadlines. But too many potential clients of...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    The proliferation of new form factors and touchpoints has companies struggling to create digital experiences that meet rising customer expectations. To handle this challenge, customer experience (CX)...

    • Downloads: 668
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    The Opportunities For Brand Owners On Amazon, eBay, MercadoLibre, Rakuten, And Tmall

    The global expansion process has changed substantially over the past five years, with eBusiness leaders no longer expanding internationally just by launching a series of direct-to-consumer websites....

    • Downloads: 401
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose B2B eCommerce Features That Matter

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    • Downloads: 332
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Contextualization

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    • Downloads: 683
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    • Downloads: 315
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014

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    • Downloads: 1209