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 Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Keys To A Social Intelligence Command Center

    If you represent a large consumer brand, consider a social intelligence command center — a dedicated resource for listening to the groundswell. A command center like this can improve your...

    • Downloads: 1555
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Co-Creation Readiness

    Product strategy professionals increasingly recognize the value of social co-creation engagements to involve the customer directly in the product development process and how this fits into the...

    • Downloads: 970
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Telecom Brands Are Not Connecting

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Telecom

    Customers' dissatisfaction with telecom providers is well documented. These firms are known for frustrating customers with confusing programming bundles, poor customer service, and opaque pricing....

    • Downloads: 114
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Embrace Software's Role In Delivering A Compelling Brand Experience

    Software Must Enrich Your Brand

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief marketing officers (CMOs). And here's why: A perfect storm of technology change — mobile, social, and digital...

    • Downloads: 158
  • 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: 452
  • 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: 894
  • 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:Trends For The B2C CMO To Watch In 2013

    Embrace Digital Innovation To Deliver Compelling Brand Experiences

    2013 will be a unique year for CMOs of consumer-focused companies. They will have to drive their brands to deliver cohesive brand experiences that use digital to augment and extend their engagement...

    • Downloads: 793
  • 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: 279
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Brand Monitoring And Protection

    Tools To Monitor Your External Environment, Enhance Risk Intelligence, And Secure Your Brand

    Your brand is incredibly distributed online today, spread across a wide range of websites, media outlets, search engines, marketplaces, social networks, forums, mobile apps, and online ads —...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:How To Create A Social Depth Strategy

    Drive Brand Exploration With A Winning Combination Of Content And Tactics

    If your buyers score high on the Social Technographics® explore factor, you can consider implementing a social depth strategy on your branded website(s). But before diving into social depth, you...

    • Downloads: 289
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 311
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:2013 B2B CMO Imperatives

    Driving Growth With Customer Insights, Marketing Automation, And Content Marketing

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs will have three key initiatives to execute on in 2013 in order to separate themselves from the competition in front of empowered business buyers. Marketers must work...

    • Downloads: 1105
  • 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: 184
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Chart A New Course For A Connected Brand Experience

    Strategic Plan: Brand Experience Playbook

    Brand building has moved beyond the purview of the marketing department to become an organizationwide effort. Chief marketing officers (CMOs) must shift their organizations from a command-and-control...

    • Downloads: 921
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quality Of Products And Service Support Positive Brand Resonance For Insurance Firms

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: General Insurance

    Brands in the general insurance business — life, auto, and home — must prove that they are trusted across every touchpoint as consumers increase their expectations. This will force...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Invest In The Brand Building Experience

    Business Case: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, brand building is more important than ever to differentiate offerings and create long-term customer value. However, marketing leaders seeking to defend or increase their...

    • Downloads: 787
  • 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: 960
  • 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: 670
  • 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: 93
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Put Shoppers Back Into Shopper Marketing

    Shopper Marketing Needs Close Ties To Brand Marketing To Attract Empowered Consumers

    CMOs have given renewed attention to shopper marketing efforts lately, as these marketers sit closest to the consumer while she is in buying mode. However, shopper marketing teams are more typically...

    • Downloads: 379
  • 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: 274
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Consumers Demand More From 21st Century Brands

    Empowered consumers threaten the traditional building blocks of brand equity, as they have greater influence than ever over brand preference, recommendation, and pricing power. In February 2012,...

    • Downloads: 489
  • 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: 310
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Deliver Customer Value With Intelligent Content

    Landscape: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Consumers are no longer passive "eyeballs" to be tracked, targeted, and messaged to; they're now active and critical in how they hunt for, filter, and consume information and entertainment across...

    • Downloads: 573