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.


Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Branding
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Business Model And Brand Fuel Customer Experience Innovation

    How To Dodge Innovation Copycats

    Executives strive for customer experience innovation and make significant investments to get it. And yet, too many innovation initiatives are vulnerable to copycats. The remedy is to connect...

    • Downloads: 446
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Acquire Adaptive Skill Sets

    Organization: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Most marketers have earned their stripes through corporate work experience and business-school training that takes a top-down linear approach to marketing planning and optimization. Today, winning,...

    • Downloads: 955
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Master Content Marketing To Drive Engagement, Credibility, And Preference

    Executive Overview: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Today's empowered consumers are in control and telling brands where, when, and how they are open to a mutually valuable exchange of information. To counter growing media fragmentation and consumer...

    • Downloads: 531
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Organize For The Always Addressable Customer

    Vision: The Interactive Marketing Agency And Organization Playbook

    This report in the interactive marketing agency and organization playbook lays out Forrester's vision for how you should organize internally and in relation to your agency partners: Move from a...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Be A Social Data Extrovert

    The Best Social Listening Initiatives Go Beyond Social Networks

    Customer insights (CI) professionals have looked at social data to answer their customer questions for about 10 years, but at most organizations, social insights continue to live exclusively in...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: How Facebook's Mood Manipulation Study Affects Marketing

    The Social Giant's Research Could Help Brands In The Long Term, If It Doesn't Scare Users Away

    Now that Facebook has confirmed its ability to manipulate user sentiment by changing what users see in their news feeds, marketers and customer insights leaders need to reconsider their brands'...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 1 Of 5

    To Become A True Business Partner, Focus Investment On Customer-Centric Monitoring Technologies

    The monitoring technology market is awash with solutions, marketing acronyms, best practices, and the promise of "proactive" technology management. For many enterprise IT organizations, this remains...

    • Downloads: 575
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Extend Your Marketing Into Games

    See Through The Myths, And Tap Games As A Medium For Marketing

    Are you looking to deliver interactive, integrated marketing messages and advertising to reach an attractive, broad base of users in a medium where emotional response is predictable and guaranteed?...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Upgrade Your Marketing Plans With Push Notifications And In-App Messaging

    Push notifications and in-app messaging offer new opportunities for marketers to engage their audiences in their mobile moments. But these opportunities for engagement are a double-edged sword: If...

    • Downloads: 150
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Strategy With The Marketing RaDaR

    Strategic Plan: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Today's empowered and digitally connected customers engage less with traditional advertising messages yet, at the same time, are interested in useful and valuable content that can help them orient a...

    • Downloads: 779
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 2 Of 5

    Analysis Of Business Monitoring Technologies In The "Creation" Ecosystem Phase

    In Part 2 of Forrester's TechRadar™ series on business technology (BT) monitoring, we examine three technologies in the "Creation" ecosystem phase: application fault monitoring, end user...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Customer-Centric Brand Experience

    Executive Overview: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steeper hill to climb to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers. This is forcing marketers to rethink...

    • Downloads: 1641
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing's Future: A Segmented Vendor Reference For Marketers

    This workbook is a companion to the Forrester report "Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing’s Future." In that report, we made the case for a new way of classifying marketing technologies...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Will Drive Brand Resonance For Rental Newcomers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Car Rental And Sharing

    New ride-booking and car sharing services like Getaround, Lyft, Uber, and Zipcar — some of which exploit the rising sharing economy — threaten to change car ownership eventually but will...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Use Social Login For More Than Just Fast Registration

    A Guide To The True Benefits Of Implementing Social Login

    Social login, the ability to use Facebook, Twitter, or other social network credentials to register on websites, is becoming increasingly popular with buyers as they become more comfortable providing...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Understand Immediacy, Simplicity, And Context

    Processes: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report highlights the key principles of mobile experience that marketing leaders must weave into the process of crafting mobile marketing strategies. As more people own smartphones than ever...

    • Downloads: 1952
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Enrich Customer Life-Cycle Understanding With Customer Journey Maps

    Processes: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Customer experience is rapidly increasing in importance across all phases of the customer life cycle — including early phases that have traditionally been the exclusive purview of marketing. As...

    • Downloads: 1022
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Design A Social Intelligence Function

    Organization: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Finding and acting on insights gleaned from online and social discussions requires the right combination of a clear objective, business planning, technology, and, most importantly, people to do the...

    • Downloads: 990
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Proofpoint Acquires Nexgate

    Acquisition Signals A Maturing Social Risk And Compliance Market, But Proofpoint Still Has 'Points To Prove'

    On October 23, 2014, Proofpoint announced that it had acquired social risk and compliance (SRC) vendor Nexgate for approximately $35 million. While smaller than other security or social media vendor...

    • Downloads: 62
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Generation Z

    Generation Z, the generation born after the Millennials, are true digital natives who have grown up in the age of technology. The only world they know is a digital one — where they can connect...

    • Downloads: 651
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Marketing Leaders Mix Data, Content, And Insight To Craft Brand Experiences

    Customer-Obsessed Marketers Will Harness The Power Of Contextual Data To Deliver Highly Differentiating Brand Experiences

    The year 2015 will see the gap between customer-obsessed brands and the rest grow even wider. As more interaction data from multiple channels and touchpoints floods customer databases and marketing...

    • Downloads: 574
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revamp Your Agency Roster To Lead A Connected Brand Experience

    Performance Management: The Brand Experience Playbook

    As marketers move from managing their brand to leading a connected brand experience, they will need agency partners that can help develop and execute their vision. To effectively manage agency...

    • Downloads: 741
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Consumers Discover New Brands, Products, And Services

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Report

    Discovery is the first phase of the customer life cycle — it's the crucial time when consumers first find out about new brands, products, and services. If the "Discover" phase is successful,...

    • Downloads: 162