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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  • Branding
  • 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: 883
  • For Marketing Leadership 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 Marketing Leadership 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: 353
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Voice Of The Customer Vendor Go-To-Market Strategies, 2014

    Exercise Due Diligence When Selecting VoC Vendors

    When companies select vendors to support their voice of the customer (VoC) programs, they must look not only at vendor capabilities but also at other factors that drive success in the vendor...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Put Money Where A Consumer's Mouth Is

    How Consumers Discover New Brands, Products, And Services

    This report, originally written for market insights professionals, includes important content for CMOs and marketing leaders looking to improve discovery of their products and services. The discover...

    • Downloads: 384
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 317
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Wireless Brands Fail To Connect With Consumers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Wireless

    Wireless brands have traditionally locked in customers with long contracts. But the market is changing as brands like T-Mobile blow up these traditional business models to put the control in the...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Market Is Ready For Disruption

    Vision: The GRC Playbook

    When we take a look back at the past 12 months and consider the number of corporate failings that occurred — including massive product recalls such as that from GM and regulatory fines well...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Customer-Activated Enterprise

    Closing The Customer-Employee Gap

    Customers increasingly use digital technologies to "activate" their suppliers, throwing off significant and highly valuable data in the process; they expect enhanced value across all touchpoints in...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Four Steps To Build Your Brand Experience

    Road Map: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Once the brand has its strategic bearings laid out — the North Star, the brand compass, and the brand experience map — it's time to cast off and start thinking about how to plan for the...

    • Downloads: 855
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Make The Switch To The Customer Life Cycle

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The customer life cycle provides a better explanation of modern marketing than does the traditional marketing funnel, but marketers still struggle to adopt the customer life cycle. Problems with the...

    • Downloads: 1561
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Road To Social Business Transformation Starts With A Burning Platform

    Road Map: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business technology can transform the way employees work by eliminating barriers to collaboration, improving customer engagement, and accelerating the flow of information and ideas. But even...

    • Downloads: 1044
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 182
  • 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: 638
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 448
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 904
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Marketing — A Forrester Compilation

    More people own smartphones than ever before and they’re using them more often too. This makes a mobile marketing strategy crucial for any interactive marketer. Yet today we find that although...

    • Downloads: 359
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 421
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Listening Platforms Won't Become A Major Marketing Technology In 2015

    Tools And Technology: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Social listening platforms — software platforms that capture, manage, and enable analysis of social data — are essential tools for social marketers and customer insights (CI) pros alike,...

    • Downloads: 1191
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Spotlight On Award-Winning Communities

    Learn B2B Tech Marketing Best Practices

    This report showcases the exemplary community processes into practice by Forrester's 2011 Groundswell Award winners and finalists. These community leaders did not achieve success by luck, rather they...

    • Downloads: 589
  • 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: 1220
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor

    Quantifying The Impact Of A Facebook Fan On Brand Interactions

    Quantifying the impact of a Facebook fan can be difficult and elusive for marketers. Forrester uses statistical modeling to analyze the effect of being a Facebook fan on brands. The model gives...

    • Downloads: 1391
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Deliver A New Brand Experience

    Many companies are well on their way to delivering a top-notch brand experience for their demanding customers. CMO and marketing leadership professionals can learn from the experiences and processes...

    • Downloads: 628
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Brand Building Capabilities

    Benchmarks: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In 2012, Forrester surveyed marketing leaders to get a pulse on their progress toward successfully building a brand experience. The results show that marketers are in the early stages of building a...

    • Downloads: 546