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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  • Application Development & Delivery
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    Report:Sizing The Market For API Management Solutions

    US Firms Will More Than Quadruple Their Spending To Support Integration Of Customer Engagement Software

    Today's customer-centric, software-powered businesses thrive on connectivity, and connectivity thrives on application programming interfaces (APIs). Mobile apps for customer engagement need APIs to...

    • Downloads: 332
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Investment Strategies In Financial Services Prioritize Five Major Areas

    Results From Forrester's Q3 2014 Financial Services Architecture Global Online Survey

    Forrester's Q3 2014 Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey, which includes respondents from 116 firms in 36 countries spanning multiple segments of the financial services industry,...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Should There Be A Cloud Foundry In Your Future?

    Awareness Runs High, But Few Understand The Rewards And Risks Of This Cloud Platform Choice

    The Cloud Foundry platform has all of the hallmarks of success: It has proven effective in speeding application delivery, is available as open source, is backed by HP, IBM, Intel, SAP, and VMware, is...

    • Downloads: 145
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Behavioral Analytics Can Optimize Matching Contact Center Agents With Consumers

    Predictive Analytics Can Help Enterprises Better Match Customers To Agents To Grow Revenue, Reduce Costs, And Improve Satisfaction

    Part of the promise of online dating services like eHarmony and Match.com is their ability to use software analytics of personality profiles to increase the successful outcome of connecting two...

    • Downloads: 200
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Say Goodbye To UC; It's Time For Customer-Activated Communication And Collaboration

    CACC Will Drive Deeper And More Effective Customer Ecosystem Interactions

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals responsible for communications and collaboration applications constantly struggle with driving consistent adoption and business value. While...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Forrester's BI Pricing Analysis To Negotiate Better Deals

    Embrace Forrester's Approach To Get More Value For Your Money

    Many business intelligence (BI) vendors do not publish list prices. Some do not even provide list prices under nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to their customers and prospects. Plus, BI pricing and...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:B2B Order Management Bridges The Gap Between B2B eCommerce And ERP

    Create A B2B Order Management Strategy That Prioritizes Speed And Agility Over Economies Of Standardization

    Many eCommerce projects fail due to problems integrating front-office applications with back-office order tracking and execution. This "integration gap" is a particular challenge in B2B scenarios...

    • Downloads: 199
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Agile Development Service Providers

    The Agile Capabilities Of Leading Outsourcing Services Companies Have Caught Up With Client Expectations

    As business technology moves higher on the radar screen of CIOs, the need to leverage Agile application development techniques is rising. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders, seeking...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Five Lessons From The Masters Of Web Content Management

    In 37 Customer Interviews, We Found Five Things Matter Most

    Web content management (WCM) systems are an anchor tenant in your digital experience delivery architecture. These systems deliver experiences "to the glass," thus serving as your first point of...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Unified Communications Framework For Voice Integration

    Increase Adoption, Decrease Costs, And Improve Customer Experiences

    Expanding enterprise unified communications (UC) capabilities improves the ability to win, retain, and serve customers so it's important to tackle the barriers to adoption. Users may use alternative...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 579
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Shift Your Expectations Of SharePoint

    This data chart details the full results of Forrester's Q3 2014 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results show that Microsoft's drive to move SharePoint users to the cloud is working, but...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Application Adoption Trends 2015: The SaaS Boom Continues As Businesses Demand Agility

    Vendors Race To Meet Fast-Growing Buyer Needs

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption in 2015 continues to grow rapidly as companies replace older, premises-based applications to gain business flexibility in the cloud. Results from our Business...

    • Downloads: 383
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

    Landscape: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are mistaken if they believe they can model their enterprise mobile solutions as a simple extension of dot-com and Web 2.0. The variety of mobile...

    • Downloads: 976
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Architecting Banking Systems Of Engagement

    Customer Experience And Regulation Are Driving Change In Financial Services

    Forrester's Q3 2014 Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey, which includes more than 106 participating financial services firms from 36 countries and spans multiple industry segments,...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Capitalize On SaaS CRM Solutions With Better Governance

    Organization: The CRM Playbook

    Organizations increasingly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM solutions, but many have not adapted their governance processes and policies to get maximum value out of those solutions....

    • Downloads: 746
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 713
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Software-As-A-Service In Banking

    The Time Has Come For Public Clouds In The Financial Services Industry

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has become a common deployment option for many horizontal enterprise applications, such as CRM, HR, collaboration, and sourcing applications. But to date, the use of SaaS...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Outsourcers To Build Your Omnichannel Customer Service Future

    Toss Out Outdated Attitudes About BPOs Due To Their Expertise In Chat, Social, And Even Customer Context Stores

    Customer service has decidedly moved away from a phone-only world. Consumers across all ages and demographics have adopted digital customer service channels such as chat, mobile, web, and social....

    • Downloads: 124
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobile Infrastructure Services Aid Developers

    A Rapidly Converging Market Speeds Front-End Developers' Efforts

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have many technology choices when it comes to building mobile apps that win, serve, and retain customers. One of the principal challenges for...

    • Downloads: 101
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: SAP To Acquire Concur For $8.3 Billion

    With Its Largest SaaS Acquisition To Date, SAP Looks To Dominate Corporate Travel And Expense

    SAP made a bold move on September 18, 2014 to acquire travel and expense (T&E) market leader Concur for $8.3 billion, its largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) acquisition to date. This deal...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Real-Time Speech Analytics — Still More Sizzle Than Steak

    Most customer service organizations record phone interactions with their customers. If they get around to analyzing those recordings, whatever they find can't change the outcome of those calls...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Make The Cloud A Foundation Of Your Digital Experience Platform Strategy

    Push Vendors And Service Providers To Describe Benefits, Not Cloud Marketing-Speak

    The digital experience (DX) platform market has been slow to move to the cloud. Fortunately, major digital experience platform vendors like Adobe and SAP hybris are now embracing the cloud to deploy...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Midsize Organizations, Q1 2015

    Salesforce And Microsoft Lead A Mature Field Of Vendors

    In this Forrester Wave evaluation of customer relationship management (CRM) suites for midsize organizations, we identified the 10 most significant CRM suites solutions — Aptean Pivotal CRM,...

    • Downloads: 415
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Engagement Needs APIs, But REST Is Far From A Complete Integration Strategy

    Forrester's Data Shows Strong Investment In REST, SOAP, And More

    A cornerstone of any firm's BT agenda is flexible application integration. Application programming interfaces (APIs) — and specifically representational state transfer (REST) APIs —...

    • Downloads: 259