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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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendors Battle For The Heart Of The Contact Center

    Customer service leaders struggle to meet customer expectations and internal cost structures. One leading factor contributing to this struggle is that the heart of the contact center is comprised of...

    • Downloads: 427
  • 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: 374
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Modernize Your CRM In Six Steps

    Landscape: The CRM Playbook

    The business benefit of CRM solutions, firmly centered on improved operational efficiencies, is easy to quantify and has helped CRM become widely deployed. Yet, successful CRM is not only about...

    • Downloads: 775
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SaaS HR Management Systems, Q4 2014

    The Eight SaaS HRMS Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60 criteria evaluation of SaaS HR management systems (HRMS) vendors, we identified the eight most significant software providers serving medium to large companies — ADP,...

    • Downloads: 1107
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: Contact Center Solutions For Customer Service, Q2 2013

    Locking in customer loyalty via deeper engagement and differentiated experiences will continue to be critical priorities for organizations in all sectors in the decade ahead. But navigating the...

    • Downloads: 927
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluating Microsoft's Software Assurance

    Are You Making The Most Of The Benefits On Offer?

    Whether acquired via the Microsoft Select Plus agreement or Enterprise Agreement (EA), many organizations have signed up to the Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) program, but time and again we find...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Define Your Governance Model For Outsourcing Relationships

    At Forrester, we see clients apply a variety of vendor governance models in their outsourcing relationships. These governance models cover the spectrum of IT services engagements, including: managed...

    • Downloads: 651
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Business Applications Landscape 2016 To 2020: SaaS Disruption And Vendor Proliferation

    Landscape: The Business Applications Playbook

    Organizations rely heavily on commercial packaged application software to support business processes. This landscape ranges from customer-focused business technology (BT) applications to solutions...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Two-Speed Banking Will Separate Winning Financial Institutions From Their Peers

    Banks Need To Transform Their Application Landscape Or Risk Shifting Down To Low-Speed Banking

    Customer-facing applications are now crucial across all industries. However, in banking, business applications are even more important: Banking applications don't merely offer information about...

    • Downloads: 470
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Demand Insights: The SMB Software Market 2015

    SMB Software Adoption Reflects Customer Obsession

    The small and medium-size (SMB) market's laggard adoption of technology can be vexing to B2B marketing professionals. But SMBs are responding to the easing of the credit crunch with investment plans...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Digitizing Operational Processes, Q2 2015

    A Digital Business Needs Operational Excellence To Drive Customer Experience

    As enterprises look to become customer-obsessed, digital initiatives have risen in priority. Investment in new mobile and online solutions has improved digital connections with customers — but...

    • Downloads: 412
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Ten Trends Will Reshape Customer Communications Management

    Enterprise architects face unprecedented pressure from the business to secure technology to help reduce print costs, prepare for mobile payment growth, and revise language used in customer...

    • Downloads: 311
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Four Questions That Free Employees To Access Customer Data

    A Guide For Customer Experience Pros Looking To Break Down Information Silos

    The vast majority of the information workforce directly supports customers or helps their organizations understand customers' behavior. But the way that organizations warehouse client data and...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Home Depot's Age Of The Customer Transformation

    Senior Management's Digital Transformation Business Plan

    On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Fourth Annual Retail Summit in Atlanta, Frank Blake, chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, talked about the firm's age of...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft Cleans Windows Licensing And Reveals A Path To VDI

    Microsoft's New Per-User Subscription License Enables Use On And From Multiple Devices, Both Locally And/Or Virtually

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who set client device strategies for their organizations should welcome Microsoft's new option of a user subscription license (USL) for Windows. Not...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data In Banking: It's Time To Act

    Compete In The Age Of The Customer By Making Use Of All The Available Data

    Big data is a key trend for many industries, including financial services in general and banking in particular. Key business drivers in the banking industry, such as improving customer service,...

    • Downloads: 878
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Global Banking Platform Deals 2012

    Market Heat Returns After A Prolonged Cooldown

    Forrester surveyed 29 vendors of globally deployed banking platforms on their 2012 deals. The results indicate a growing market: We counted nearly 20% more deals in 2012 than in 2011 among firms that...

    • Downloads: 489
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Measure And Improve The Contact Center Agent Experience

    Contact center agents can have a huge impact on customer experience. Unhappy contact center agents equal unhappy customers. It's that simple. What is less straightforward is how application...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    The Five Themes That Will Define Tech Spending In The Next Two Years

    With CIOs returning to work after their New Year's Eve celebrations, it is time to get back to the serious business of reviewing their 2016 tech spending plans and starting to think about what should...

    • Downloads: 425
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CRM Sales Automation Software For Every User

    The Ecosystem Of Software Products Intent On Enabling Your Sales Teams Has Grown

    Sales organizations have traditionally used CRM sales force automation (SFA) software to track leads and opportunities and manage contacts, accounts, pipeline, and forecasts to increase the sales...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Midmarket IT Budgets In India

    CIO Success At Midmarket Firms Increasingly Depending On Customer Engagement

    Forrester recently surveyed 430 midmarket businesses in India regarding their IT budgets in the current (2013-2014) fiscal year. The survey found that increasing customer expectations, fast-changing...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Tibco's BT Moment Of Truth

    Vista Deal Signals Enterprise Software Firms Must Urgently Shift To Business Technology Agenda

    After an impressive growth spurt during 2010 and 2011, Tibco Software hit a wall. It grew past $1 billion in sales, but growth has slowed and stockholders are getting impatient. The solution? Get rid...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define The Right Metrics For Tracking CRM Success

    Performance Management: The CRM Playbook For 2015

    Defining the right metrics to track success and prompt corrective action is a critical best practice for getting more value out of customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives. In addition to...

    • Downloads: 2160
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:What's New With Customer Feedback Management Vendors

    A CX Pro's Guide To The Evolved CFM Vendor Landscape

    In the past year, the already-dynamic customer feedback management (CFM) market has further evolved, requiring customer experience (CX) professionals to navigate a changed vendor landscape. This...

    • Downloads: 428