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
  • 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: 320
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Intelligence, Q1 2015

    Landscape: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    For a number of years now, business intelligence (BI) has remained the No. 1 software application category in companies' implementation project plans. Increasing market volatility and empowered...

    • Downloads: 432
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Win Funding For Your Customer Service Project

    Business Case: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    In the age of the customer, customer service must be a cornerstone of a company's customer experience strategy. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros supporting customer service operations...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Building Beacon-Enabled Apps

    Beacons Add The Power Of Proximity To Modern Applications

    As the mobile mind shift swings into high gear, developers must reimagine how they design apps to interact with the physical world. Wireless sensors linked to Internet of Things (IoT) systems will...

    • Downloads: 245
  • 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: 618
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 297
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobile Banking Solutions

    Mobile Banking Is More Than Mere Support Of The Mobile Channel

    For financial services (FS) firms in many countries, mobile is one of the key touchpoints with customers, if not the major touchpoint. There's no reason to believe this will change any time soon:...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data In CPG And Retail

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) line of business leaders look to their professional colleagues in application development and delivery (AD&D) roles for help in realizing the potential...

    • Downloads: 343
  • 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: 303
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Adopt Open Source Software To Improve Development Effectiveness

    Open source software (OSS) is increasingly ubiquitous as application development professionals look to trim enterprise software costs while simultaneously creating new, modern applications. OSS seeps...

    • Downloads: 1592
  • 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: 136
  • 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: 61
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success In A Customer-Centric World

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 848
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2015

    Vision: The CRM Playbook

    As organizations strive to succeed in the age of the customer and cope with digital disruptions, those responsible for customer-facing processes struggle with how to define customer relationship...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Choose Video-As-A-Service For Customer Collaboration, Mobile Connectivity, And Agility

    Enterprises Start To Replace Video Infrastructure With Cloud Services

    Although skepticism still abounds over the scalability and total cost of ownership (TCO) of video-as-a-service (VaaS) offerings, more than a third of videoconferencing managers would prefer a cloud...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strategic Planning For Big Data: Getting It Right

    Companies Need To Avoid Ending Up With A Zoo Of Big Data Silo Solutions

    We are beyond the point of struggling over the definition of big data. That doesn't mean all confusion about the term "big data" has been resolved, but rather that companies today struggle over how...

    • Downloads: 558
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Workforce Optimization Solutions

    10 Solutions For Managing And Optimizing Contact Center Resources

    Despite the rise of self-service and peer-to-peer channels, consumers still choose to interact with contact center agents. Those interactions then have a significant impact on overall customer...

    • Downloads: 281
  • 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: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your BI Strategy To Generate Maximum Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Making the right information available to the right person at the right time is more important than ever in today's fast-changing competitive environment. Business intelligence (BI) is necessary to...

    • Downloads: 726
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Create A Knockout Social Business And Collaboration Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business and collaboration programs can redefine work by changing the way employees connect with each other and the information they need to do their jobs. However, programs fall flat when...

    • Downloads: 985
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Text Analytics

    Expand Your Big Data Capabilities With Unstructured Text Analytics

    The big promise of big data to deliver better insights to enterprise decision-makers will not fully materialize unless business intelligence (BI) and analytics incorporate all available sources of...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Enable A Customer-Centric BT Agenda With These Four Application Strategies

    Strategic Plan: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are under mounting pressure to balance two competing agendas. The IT agenda focuses on secure, stable, slow-to-change systems of record. It...

    • Downloads: 161
  • 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: 97
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: 2014 Mobile Developer Platform Preferences

    Developers Disproportionately Target Android And iOS, With Windows Phone A Credible Third Option

    Android and iOS devices still attract the lion's share of developers because of their broad consumer support and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption by employees. But they aren't the only mobile...

    • Downloads: 268
  • 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: 179