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:Emerging Technologies For CMOs To Watch: Q3 2012

    New Technologies Push The Boundaries Of Customer Engagement

    CMOs need to keep an eye on emerging technologies that have the potential to improve customer engagement levels. This third report in our series on emerging technologies explores tools and...

    • Downloads: 896
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Global Marketplaces All Brands Must Know

    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: 340
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    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: European Online Apparel Retailers

    The online apparel retail market is highly competitive across all regions. To assess whether European online-only apparel retailers have the features and functionality to compete, Forrester evaluated...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Service Design Agency Overview, 2013

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    • Downloads: 384
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Solving The Quandary Of Responsive Design

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    • Downloads: 547
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    • Downloads: 2050
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    • Downloads: 684
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    • Downloads: 1352
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2012 Canadian Bank Secure Website Rankings

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    • Downloads: 245
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    • Downloads: 1035
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    • Downloads: 239
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    • Downloads: 223
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    Report:Optimize Performance For Global eCommerce

    Performance Management: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

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    • Downloads: 823
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    Report:Five Pitfalls To Avoid When Executing A Retail eCommerce Strategy

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    • Downloads: 967
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    Report:More Than Hype: Determining When To Use Responsive Web Design

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    • Downloads: 523
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    Report:Executive Q&A: Customer Understanding For Customer Experience Management

    Compelling customer experiences stem from a company's deep understanding of its target customers' goals and behaviors. This requires uncovering customer needs in a disciplined manner. This report...

    • Downloads: 478
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retail eCommerce In Brazil: Marketing And Site Features

    A Look At The Most Effective Customer Acquisition Tactics And Most Popular Site Features

    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: 107
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architecting Digital Business Transformation

    Australia Post's Customer Experience-Driven Enterprise Architecture Guides Pervasive Transformation

    Digital technology is transforming markets. Companies engaging in markets undergoing transformation are finding that their traditional products — and their product-centric mindset — no...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Global Payment Service Providers 2013

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    • Downloads: 1013
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    Report:European Tech Marketing Continues To Be Different

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    • Downloads: 60
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Or Mobile Web? It's A Choice, Not A Battle

    Neither Is Perfect, But Either Could Be Perfect For Your Customer

    Companies struggle to choose between building a mobile app and implementing a mobile website. The decision becomes a battle shrouded in competing points of view and often a lack of customer...

    • Downloads: 564
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Journey Maps: Necessary But Not Sufficient For Running CX Programs

    Journey maps are a tried-and-true tool for understanding customer interactions with a company. As powerful as journey maps are, however, they come up short when it comes to planning what customer...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Assemble The Right Digital Money Management Team

    Organization: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    As digital money management evolves from being a feature of digital banking to the core functionality of many mobile and online services, digital banking executives need to organize a...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Canadian Online Banking Benchmark

    CIBC Leads With A Redesigned Home Page And New Features, But All Of The Big Five Banks Offer Extensive Secure Site Functionality

    Despite the growth of mobile and tablet banking over the past few years, online banking continues to be widely used in Canada, with over three-quarters of Canadian online adults using online banking...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 406