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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    Continuous Improvement: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook

    For two decades, we've introduced new and potentially better tools to collaborate, only to see tepid adoption. Over the past few years, knowledge workers have started to self-provision their own...

    • Downloads: 946
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    Report:Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

    IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP As Cloud Platform Vendors

    Public cloud platforms are a foundation for applications that win, serve, and retain customers. The four largest enterprise software providers did relatively little to drive adoption of cloud...

    • Downloads: 587
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:What Comes After The Unicorn Carnage?

    Smart CMOs Will Exploit The Slowdown To Catch Up With And Serve Customers

    By the end of 2015, investors had given 152 tech startups "unicorn" valuations of more than $1 billion. But now, valuations are deflating for many private and public tech companies. Is this 2000 all...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Learn From Agile Expert Firms

    Agile Experts Have Valuable Lessons To Share In How They Mix Methodologies, Organize, And Measure Success

    Software is eating the world, and Agile development is fueling it. Since 2013, twice as many companies are using Agile techniques to create more value for their business, faster. Our Q2 2015 Global...

    • Downloads: 562
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: 2015 Mobile App Developer Platform Preferences

    Android Extends Its Global Lead, iOS Shines In North America, And Windows Gains Ground As A Third Player

    In 2015, Android and iOS devices still capture the dominant share of mobile developers' attention. But the gap between the also-rans and at least one of these two leading mobile operating systems...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Data Loss Prevention

    Tools And Technology: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Policies to control data use and movement require enforcement mechanisms. Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities give security and risk (S&R) professionals the means to enforce those policies and...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Identify The Skills Required For ECM Program Success By Mapping Roles To Key Processes

    Organization: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    A collaborative, cross-functional team is the foundation of a successful enterprise content management (ECM) program. By prioritizing skills and partnering with business, technology, and compliance...

    • Downloads: 787
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:How To Get Away With Murder: Authentication Technologies That Will Help You Kill Passwords

    S&R Pros Can Coexist With Customer And Employee Passwords Today While Plotting Their Demise In The Next 36 Months

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    • Downloads: 341
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    Report:Cybersecurity Budgets Remain Strong, Skills Lag In 2016

    Benchmarks: The S&R Practice Playbook

    Cybersecurity is now part of regular executive discussions and is being allocated budgets accordingly. Chief information security officers (CISOs) and their teams must exhibit business acumen in...

    • Downloads: 236
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    Report:Improve Quality And Speed With Application Testing In The Cloud

    The Scale, Speed, And Standardization Of Cloud Usually Benefits Testing In Many Ways

    Fast and easy accessibility, elastic scalability, and pay-per-use pricing models make cloud computing attractive for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals looking to create a...

    • Downloads: 161
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    Report:Improving Mobile App Quality Testing

    Benchmarks: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is changing the way enterprises create software; trends and best practices for mobile developers are emerging, helping to calm the chaos for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros....

    • Downloads: 747
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    Report:Use An I&O Road Map To Lead I&O Into The Future

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    • Downloads: 612
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Experience Technology And Delivery Priorities, 2016

    Firms Aim To Invest In Personalization, People, And Platforms To Support Web And Mobile Experiences

    Forrester recently surveyed 115 technology, marketing, and business professionals with decision-making roles in customer-facing web and mobile experience delivery to ask about their strategies in...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Employee Password Policies And Practices

    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: S&R Pros Have No Choice But To Coexist With Passwords While Assessing Alternatives

    Both employees and security and risk (S&R) professionals lament password problems, but for all their issues and rumored demise, passwords remain the most common form of user authentication for apps...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: China Tech Spending By Industry, 2016

    Digital Business Drives Tech Spending In China

    China's recent macroeconomic performance has cast a veil of uncertainty over the prospects for global economic growth in 2016. Similarly, many vertical industries in China will continue to grow...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The SaaS ERP Applications Landscape

    Growing Demand Creates Vendor Melee In The Cloud As Traditional Vendors And SaaS Pure Plays Face Off

    Application delivery professionals need to rationalize costs of ownership and upgrade challenges of their current on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, while being responsive to...

    • Downloads: 602
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

    Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico

    Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

    • Downloads: 200
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Data Visualization Unlocks The Value Of Business Insights

    Have you ever wondered what's behind the age-old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? How does that translate in practice into the world of data visualization? While there are many...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the agility and economic advantages of cloud computing for digital business globally, but the enterprise public cloud vendor landscape in China is very...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Application Release Automation Market Forecast

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    • Downloads: 160
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Simplify Your Hybrid Infrastructure Strategy With Cloud Exchanges

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    As the cloud market matures, more critical business applications will continue to move into cloud environments. In this increasingly hybrid environment, infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Cyberthreat Intelligence Market

    As The Market Catches Fire, S&R Pros Must Make Careful Buying Decisions Or Fall Victim To Hype

    Cyberthreat intelligence (CTI) has emerged as a potentially powerful tool for S&R professionals who must defend their digital business from cybercriminals seeking to disrupt their operations and...

    • Downloads: 479
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Reboot Your Information Governance Program With An Outside-In Perspective

    Processes: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    New actors — partners, clients, and citizens — are now stakeholders in information governance (IG) strategies for customer-obsessed enterprises. Enterprise architects and their peers in...

    • Downloads: 479
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

    European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

    Private cloud is certainly not dead in Europe: A near majority of business and tech decision-makers have adopted private cloud or are planning to within the next year. While most efforts in Europe...

    • Downloads: 315