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.


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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Design Thinking Reshapes EA For Dynamic Business

    Redesign Your EA Program For Front-Office Engagement

    Customer-facing business executives are turning to cutting-edge service design firms to help launch new services that tap digital to deliver differentiated customer experiences. Unfortunately,...

    • Downloads: 474
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA's Value To Customer-Experience-Driven Transformation

    Firms can no longer rely on operational excellence or product innovation alone for their success. Sooner or later, cost reduction efforts run out of steam and the organization is forced to...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: 2016 To 2018

    The Age Of The Customer Will Drive Firms To Increase Their Investments In End-To-End Technology Solutions

    Five years into the age of the customer, investments in mobile, cloud, big data, predictive analytics, and social technologies are booming. But unlike previous technology cycles, tech investments...

    • Downloads: 975
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric BPM Technology, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: Business Processes Management Playbook

    The shift to customer centricity has disrupted an aging business process management (BPM) software market with deep roots in the back office and a mixed track record for driving efficiency and worker...

    • Downloads: 451
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Transform Customer Experiences With Systems Of Insight

    Insights Masters Create Amazing Experiences With Digital Insight — And Point To What Enterprises Can Do

    Your business wants to grow its customer base and understands that customers will come only if experiences improve. You expect that lots of data and good analytics will help deliver these...

    • Downloads: 289
  • 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: 421
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Design For Disruption: Take An Outside-In Approach To BPM

    Embrace Design Thinking To Drive Customer-Centric BPM Initiatives

    Business architects and business process professionals have traditionally focused on designing durable business processes that can stand the test of time. However, new technology disruptors such as...

    • Downloads: 420
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: TM Forum Defines An Architecture Framework For Digital Business

    TM Forum Live 2014 Highlights Its Relevance To Enterprise Architecture

    The challenges that many industries are now facing with the transformation to digital business have been faced by the telco industry for many years. Nonprofit industry association TM Forum (formerly...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA 2020 — The Transformation Of EA In The Age Of The Customer

    Customers are the key to business success. And changes in how customers engage with your business are forcing changes to marketing, product, and business strategies. In the "age of the customer,"...

    • Downloads: 595
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Financial Services Client On-Boarding Solutions

    Providers Offer Fresh Ideas And Approaches For On-Boarding Challenges

    Peter Drucker once commented that the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. Improving your mobile experience, social media presence, or use of the Internet of Things is meaningless...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Successfully Set Up IT Infrastructure For Your Business In China

    For the thousands of foreign companies that establish business operations in China every year, one of the first things on their to-do lists is setting up IT infrastructure, including horizontal and...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Use Personas To Shape Mobile Architecture And Strategy

    Persona Analysis Should Be Part Of Your Architecture Toolkit

    Mobile projects move at the speed of light to deliver internal and consumer-facing applications. Many of these projects are successful, but others are epic failures. The frequent root causes are...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Transform Business Processes For Mobile Moments

    Successful companies achieve a great mobile experience for customers and employees by redefining existing business processes using a mobile-first approach. Transforming traditional desktop processes...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Chinese Cloud Market Is Entering A New Era

    The Chinese cloud market has grown quickly over the past three years. However, cloud providers have focused primarily on the basic features of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings and have...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Foundational Architecture Roles And How They Are Changing

    Two Additional EA Roles Are Needed For Digital Businesses

    Forrester described six foundational architecture roles in the organization report of the enterprise architecture practice playbook, which we published June 8, 2012. Since then, Forrester has...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Customers Drive The Process Change Strategy

    Road Map: The Business Process Management Playbook

    This report outlines the road map stage of Forrester's playbook for building and managing enterprisewide change programs. This report is designed to help you develop an effective road map for process...

    • Downloads: 889
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Chinese Firms Must Embrace DevOps To Accelerate Digital Transformation

    Start The Journey By Digitizing Application Life-Cycle Management

    Consumers are undergoing a mobile mind shift; Internet companies are disrupting traditional Chinese companies in almost every industry; macroeconomic growth is slowing; and competition is increasing....

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Top Technology Trends To Watch: 2014 To 2016

    Businesses are forced to operate at a new pace as they contend with informed customers, smart competitors, and employees who choose to use their own technology for work. These trends change how firms...

    • Downloads: 3951
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Things We Do For… Data

    Many Apps Give You Something For Nothing — Well, Not Quite Nothing

    Forrester has noted the growing presence of applications and websites that provide free services just to capture consumer data and market it to third parties. This report reviews examples of the...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Telstra's Business-Led IT Transformation Facilitates Global Operations

    Profile Of An Enterprise Architecture Award Winner

    Managing IT complexity to support business strategy is often a big challenge for enterprise architects at large companies. This effort usually becomes even more difficult to manage when a company has...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The New Economics Of Experimentation

    Sprint Uses Digital Experimentation To Drive Rapid, Customer-Centric Innovation

    Corporate leaders all agree that to excel in the digital economy, innovation must come from every nook and cranny of the enterprise. To deliver on this innovation imperative, enterprise architecture...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architecting Customer Experience

    Typically, customer experience (CX) transformation programs are driven by business leaders in marketing and sales. Their objective is to create a more sustainable future for the enterprise by...

    • Downloads: 536
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Great CX Strategies Need EA Insight

    EA Pros Must Influence And Shape Actionable CX Strategy

    A recent Forrester survey of customer experience (CX) professionals found that only 15% of CX initiatives are very or extremely effective. In many cases, there was little or no collaboration between...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Age Of The Customer Is Set To Disrupt The BPM Market

    Predictions: The Business Process Management Playbook

    The age of the customer is disrupting a business process management (BPM) discipline that started in the 1990s to drive costs from production and operations. Over the next two years, new alternative...

    • Downloads: 429
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Why Enterprise Architecture And Customer Experience Teams Need Each Other

    Customer experience (CX) professionals trying to change their organization's operations to deliver sustainable CX improvements will eventually hit a wall when the size and scope of change becomes too...

    • Downloads: 177