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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  • Enterprise Architecture
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  • 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: 160
  • 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: 138
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Changes How EA Works

    EA Must Transform Its Practices To Become Engaged And Remain Relevant

    Digital businesses focus on digitizing customer experience and operational excellence in support of customer value. To be successful, they must plan and manage these within a cohesive portfolio and...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Key Trends That Are Shaping How We Manage Enterprise Content

    Landscape: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    This report identifies the current inflection points in the enterprise content management (ECM) market. Five key trends are shaping how enterprise architecture (EA) professionals address their ECM...

    • Downloads: 1541
  • 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: 372
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Methods And Techniques For CX-Driven Transformation

    Companies that set out to transform the customer experience (CX) they deliver need to redesign their firms from the outside-in — starting with the experience they want customers to have and...

    • Downloads: 368
  • 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: 235
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    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: 522
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Customer Engagement Lessons From Visionary Chinese Firms

    Use The Mobile IDEA Practice To Accelerate Digital Business

    In the mobile age, digital enterprises are disrupting many traditional companies; even some startups are struggling to survive in the face of fierce competition. However, visionary Chinese firms such...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Focus On Customer Value To Grow Organizational Maturity

    Most organizations aspire to implement outside-in, customer-focused, cross-functional processes that transform the culture of their organization and set it on the path toward continuous improvement....

    • Downloads: 362
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Look Through A Business Capabilities Lens To Optimize CX Solutions

    EA Teams: Guide Your CX Pros To Deliver Better CX And Business Outcomes

    Experience management is transforming today's businesses. Many B2C and B2B organizations are modeling their interactions with external entities, including customers, suppliers, and partners, to make...

    • Downloads: 164
  • 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: 145
  • 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: 419
  • 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: 4021
  • 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: 536
  • 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: 628
  • 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: 191
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BPM Projects Show Good But Varied Performance

    A business process — at its highest level — is any activity that helps an enterprise achieves its goals. Measurement via metrics and comparison via benchmarks are critical to achieve emerging age of...

    • Downloads: 720
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:A Technology Guide To Turn Data Into Customer-Obsessed Action

    Leverage Forrester's Data, Analytics, And Insight-To-Action Technology Research To Become Customer-Obsessed

    All the market noise about data and analytics misses an important idea — your business cares about changing outcomes, and data and analytics are simply a means to that end. But knowing what type of...

    • Downloads: 151
  • 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: 403
  • 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: 498
  • 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: 135
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:PMOs In The Age Of The Customer

    Designing The Strategy That Gets You There

    Internally facing project management offices (PMOs) that support technology management can easily lose sight of the fact that they play a critical role in delivering products and services to their...

    • Downloads: 466
  • 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: 234
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architect Your Predictive Analytics Capability, Part 1

    Chinese Companies Are Leveraging Predictive Analytics To Engage Customers

    Predictive analytics has become the key to helping businesses — especially those in the highly dynamic Chinese market — create differentiated, individualized customer experiences and make...

    • Downloads: 227