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:The State Of Customer Experience Management In Australia, 2014

    The only way to compete effectively in the age of the customer is to become truly customer obsessed. To help firms achieve this goal, this report sheds light on the current state of customer...

    • Downloads: 141
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Design Thinking Drives Innovation With Drop, A Connected Kitchen Product

    Drop is a new iPad-connected kitchen scale that seeks to reduce bakers' anxiety and enhance the social experience of making food. To accomplish this goal, the team at Drop followed a design-oriented...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 US Health Insurance Plan Online Sales Rankings

    Humana's Website Is Best Prepared For Health Insurance Shoppers

    Come January 2014, US health insurance plans will be facing a big enrollment event when millions of Americans will be required to purchase health insurance. Where will many go to do research and...

    • Downloads: 488
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Experience Platforms From Agencies And SIs: What's The Secret Sauce?

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    Over the past year, many agencies and systems integrators have begun white labeling and directly licensing/selling digital experience platforms as a platform as a service (PaaS). This includes large...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:2013 B2B CMO Imperatives

    Driving Growth With Customer Insights, Marketing Automation, And Content Marketing

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs will have three key initiatives to execute on in 2013 in order to separate themselves from the competition in front of empowered business buyers. Marketers must work...

    • Downloads: 1105
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Planning A Co-Creation Workshop? Sweat The Details

    Best Practices For Including Customers, Employees, And Partners In Customer Experience Design

    Co-creation — the practice of involving people from across the customer experience ecosystem in the experience design process — is a valuable and versatile methodology, but it usually...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Mobile Moments Transform Customer Experience

    Mobile Experiences In Four Steps: Identify, Design, Engineer, And Analyze

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift: the expectation that she can get what she wants in her immediate context and moments of need. As a result, mobile is central to customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1155
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Great Mobile Experiences Are Built On Systems Of Engagement

    By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT...

    • Downloads: 1084
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Solving The Quandary Of Responsive Design

    Seven Key Questions That Will Guide eBusiness Leaders To Make The Right RWD Decisions

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    • Downloads: 553
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Digital Design Projects And Spending, 2012

    Customer Experience Professionals Share Plans For Design Tools, Budgets, And Staffing

    During the past few years, Forrester has seen tremendous momentum for digital design projects as digital touchpoints proliferate. And the trend held true this year, too: A recent survey of...

    • Downloads: 526
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Left-Shift Technology Monitoring For Success In The Age Of The Customer

    The Technology Concepts Of End User Behavior Monitoring

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    • Downloads: 375
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 US Bank Online Sales Rankings

    Bank Of America Takes The Top Spot For The First Time

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    • Downloads: 408
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Apple Continuity is a collection of features that leverage device proximity and connectivity to enable seamless customer interactions across Apple devices. In total, Apple Continuity delivers the...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Ecosystem

    Even companies that make customer experience a strategic priority struggle to implement major long-lasting improvements. That's because they fail to connect behind-the-scenes activities to customer...

    • Downloads: 4353
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Agile Development And Customer Experience — A Marriage Made In Heaven

    Embed CX Professionals Into Modern Application Delivery Early And Often

    Companies are investing huge sums to enhance the customer experience (CX). Sometimes they embark upon a major digitalization or re-engineering of how their customers discover, explore, ask for, buy,...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 US Online Banking Benchmark

    Citi And Wells Fargo Have The Most Extensive Secure Website Functionality

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

    • Downloads: 262
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Local Marketing Opportunity

    Showcase Your National Brand Where It Matters Most

    Now is the time to initiate a local digital marketing strategy; new technologies have lowered the barriers that previously made marketers shy away from the scale issues associated with local. This...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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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: 86
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:2013 Customer Experience Predictions

    What Customer Experience Professionals Need To Know About The Year Ahead

    Over the past two years, consumer technology adoption and market forces have catapulted the field of customer experience into strategic stature. But it will be years before customer experience is...

    • Downloads: 1631
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Services Frontier For The Digital Consumer

    Services For The Digital Self

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief customer officers. And here's why: As consumers continue to aggregate data — spanning personal and work-related...

    • Downloads: 327
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Embrace Five Disruptive Trends That Will Reshape BPM Excellence

    Enterprise architects leading business process management (BPM) excellence initiatives live at the crossroads of business strategy and process execution, providing BPM insights to technologists and...

    • Downloads: 1032
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Starting Your eCommerce Business In China

    Identifying The Right Option For Your B2C eCommerce Business

    China has become the leading emerging market for many Western brands and retailers. Attractive due to the scale and growth of the retail market, many companies view China as both a near-term...

    • Downloads: 600
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Capital One Gets It Right With Adaptive Path Acquisition

    Firms that aspire to become customer experience (CX) leaders should pay close attention to the unfolding CX case study at Capital One. Following a busy two years of innovation efforts, Capital One...

    • Downloads: 150
  • 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: 164
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Analyze This: Web Style Analytics Enters The Retail Store

    Privacy Remains A Significant Barrier For Adoption

    eBusiness leaders have a lot to offer retail store executives as they embark on injecting digital commerce technology into the physical store. Retail stores have been living in the analytical "dark...

    • Downloads: 536