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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    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: 897
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Unleash Social Listening Data's Potential

    Continuous Improvement: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    In the age of the customer — where consumers are empowered, informed, and have myriad options before them — it is more important than ever to keep close tabs on what your customers and...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Select The Right Interactive Agency In China

    Vet Interactive Agencies Against Four Key Criteria To Effectively Drive Your Marketing In China

    The opportunity for interactive marketing professionals to reach and win Chinese consumers via digital channels is enormous. But the threat of failure looms just as large for brands with a shallow...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:2013 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    The Ultra-Connected Customer Will Upturn Marketing

    In 2013, the ultra-connected customer base will grow at a staggering pace, destabilizing marketing as you've come to know it. This report identifies the changes you'll see in your customers'...

    • Downloads: 1157
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    Report:Predictions 2015: Brand Protection And Crisis Preparation Will Mitigate Social Risk

    The Security And Risk Management Professional's Social "To-Do" List

    Social media will experience more evolution than revolution in 2015. Privacy issues will get people's attention but not scare anyone away from social sites. In fact, customers will grow more willing...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Interactive Agency Landscape

    Agencies Reinvented As Mediators Will Win While The Rest Wither

    The agency model is crumbling under the weight of continual innovation in digital channels, the changing media behaviors of the always-addressable customer, and marketers' frustration with a siloed...

    • Downloads: 1196
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    Report:The Total Cost Of Social Listening

    Business Case: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Listening platforms continue to be hot and marketers are keen to use consumer conversations to inform marketing and business strategy. But as more businesses adopt listening platforms, the question...

    • Downloads: 1383
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    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: 126
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Engage Your Omnichannel Consumer

    Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    The report "Brand Engagement The Consumer Way," originally written for market insights professionals, highlights key behaviors that today's US online consumers exhibit when they engage with companies...

    • Downloads: 862
  • 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: 501
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Exploring The Social Technographics® Ladder: Creators

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    Creators sit at the top of Forrester's Social Technographics ladder®: They are a group of highly active online consumers who write blogs and articles, upload self-created video and music, post...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Financial Service Brands Fail To Earn TRUE Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Financial Services

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral, and...

    • Downloads: 414
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Trust, Not Buzz, Builds Health And Beauty Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Health And Beauty Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

    • Downloads: 275
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Build Your Army Of Brand Advocates From Across The Enterprise

    Forrester's research with senior marketing leaders shows that enterprisewide commitment and engagement are critical to successfully building a brand in the 21st century. But this is also marketers'...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Top 10 Customer Experience Strategy Questions Answered

    Most firms' ambition is to be the customer experience (CX) leader in their industry or a leader across all industries. To achieve this weighty goal, they'll need (among other things) a shared...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Engage The Enterprise To Reach Brand Experience Maturity

    Benchmarks: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In 2014, Forrester surveyed senior marketers to get a pulse on their progress toward building a resonant brand experience. The results show that marketers are still in the early stages of brand...

    • Downloads: 639
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Listening Platforms Satisfy Users For Now

    Benchmarks: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Forrester's "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Listening Platforms, Q1 2014" report revealed that listening platform customers are satisfied with vendors' basic trend tracking and competitive...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Connect The Brand And Customer Experience To Drive Engagement

    Five Leading Firms Share Their Success At Forrester's 2015 Forum For Marketing Leaders

    At Forrester's Forum For Marketing Leaders in New York, marketing leaders and Forrester's presenters shared best practices for building customer-obsessed enterprises. Our industry keynote speakers...

    • Downloads: 97
  • 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: 104
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Make Content Partnerships Work For Your Brand

    Link Content Partnerships With Key Elements Of Your Brand Strategy To Drive Results

    Partnerships with media organizations can play a key role in helping brands plan and execute their content marketing strategies. Media organizations can give marketers access to audiences they may...

    • Downloads: 318
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mix Optimization Takes Over Planning

    Continuous Improvement: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    The marketing mix optimization playbook has charted a course toward a data-driven, scientific approach to marketing, supported by more-fluid adaptive processes, that addresses consumers at each stage...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How To Exploit The Database Of Affinity

    And Why Google, Not Facebook, Will Dominate Affinity Marketing

    Every day, huge numbers of people tell us what they like by voting for things, talking about things, reviewing things, and engaging in other online social interactions. All these behaviors add up to...

    • Downloads: 453
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Uncovering The Value Of Social Intelligence For B2B Companies

    Business-to-business (B2B) companies that do not already have a social media strategy or a listening platform are at risk of being left behind. While social media and business-to-consumer (B2C)...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Global Marketplaces All Brands Must Know

    The Opportunities For Brand Owners On Amazon, eBay, MercadoLibre, Rakuten, And Tmall

    The global expansion process has changed substantially over the past five years, with eBusiness leaders no longer expanding internationally just by launching a series of direct-to-consumer websites....

    • Downloads: 363
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: The Extended CRM Technology Ecosystem, Q1 2013

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

    • Downloads: 1239