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 B2C Marketing Professionals

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    • Downloads: 827
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Direct Your 2015 B2B Budget Gains Toward Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences

    For this report, Forrester and Direct Marketing News (DMN) jointly surveyed a new crop of 132 business-to-business (B2B) marketing executives about their 2015 budget plans and expectations. The...

    • Downloads: 398
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Take Lead-To-Revenue Management Beyond The Campaign

    Leverage Contextual Multichannel Marketing To Keep Pace With The Evolved B2B Buyer

    If your lead-to-revenue process is still driven by campaigns, you're behind the vanguard. Campaigns have lost power as a tactic to attract new buyers. And, campaigns have never been the most...

    • Downloads: 303
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Use Cross-Channel Attribution To Understand Marketing Effectiveness

    Today's customers interact with brands via a wide variety of touchpoints across different stages of the life cycle. But most customer insights (CI) professionals measure campaign success using...

    • Downloads: 1072
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Digital Customer Experience Delivery Platforms

    A Range Of Software Vendors Tackle The Multichannel Experience Mandate

    Businesses need an array of software technology to support digital customer experiences, but they struggle to understand and leverage the tools necessary to create and manage unified, multichannel...

    • Downloads: 1684
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    • Downloads: 103
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Elevate Your Approach To Cross-Channel Campaign Measurement

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    • Downloads: 660
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The CMO's Role In Technology Purchasing

    How CMOs Should Plan For Technology Investments

    It's no longer a question of whether technology plays a role in marketing; it's about what role the CMO needs to play in selecting the best solution to drive marketing and overall business success....

    • Downloads: 601
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Build Capabilities For Measurement Success

    Strategic Plan: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

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    • Downloads: 546
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Email Hinges On Context

    Executive Overview: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The rules for how best to message your users are changing. Now your customers check their email, text messages, and social media posts in parallel. Even trickier: People tap their inboxes from...

    • Downloads: 998
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Plan Customer-Centric Enterprise Marketing Technology Requirements

    Assessment: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook For 2015

    Delivering contextual customer experiences requires a significant investment in enterprise marketing technologies. Yet customer insights (CI) professionals tasked with defining marketing technology...

    • Downloads: 816
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Customer Recognition: The CI Keystone

    Marketers frequently bypass opportunities to optimally address customers across channels. Why? They struggle to associate an individual or a customer segment with most interactions across their...

    • Downloads: 398
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Time Is Right For Email Innovation

    Road Map: The Email Marketing Playbook

    There's no doubt about it: Contextual marketing will reorient the role that email plays in your digital marketing toolkit. But marketing leaders need not abandon existing email campaigns in the name...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Adobe Underscores Marketing Reinvention At Adobe Summit 2014

    Announcements Emphasize Partnerships And Innovation

    On March 25, 2014, at its annual digital marketing summit, Adobe very deliberately positioned its Marketing Cloud as a comprehensive platform for digital marketers, rather than a suite of...

    • Downloads: 190
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Solving The Cross-Platform Targeting Riddle

    Why Marketers Should Not Be Satisfied With Today's Mechanisms For Targeting Individuals Across Platforms — And What They Can Do About It

    As consumers increasingly embrace personal mobile technologies, the third-party cookie, the most prevalent desktop-based targeting mechanism, is showing its limits at identifying and addressing your...

    • Downloads: 561
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Embrace The New Marketing Performance Measurement Standard

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Marketing measurement has evolved beyond last-touch credit. More and more B2C marketers understand that assigning marketing credit must reflect the dynamic purchase path. And they're embracing...

    • Downloads: 1270
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Adopt The Right Marketing Metrics To Measure Success

    Performance Management: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    The ultimate goal of cross-channel attribution measurement is to help marketers understand what's working and what isn't — by recalculating key performance indicators (KPIs) in a more accurate,...

    • Downloads: 680
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Omnichannel Digital Media Buying

    Processes: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    As more and more marketing leaders embrace omnichannel digital media buying, the processes and tools they use are rapidly evolving. This report will provide marketers with a collection of omnichannel...

    • Downloads: 820
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Use Email To Spark Contextual Interactions

    Vision: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report of the email marketing playbook introduces Forrester's most recent vision of email marketing for marketing leaders: use email to identify and act upon customer context in order to improve...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Innovate To Become Attribution Masters

    Cross-channel attribution advances traditional marketing performance measurement approaches by connecting and accurately measuring different interaction points across marketing tactics, channels, and...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: New Pricing From Adobe Campaign Will Disrupt Email Marketing

    Adobe Seeds Its Marketing Cloud With Email, Forces Other Vendors To Follow Suit

    On November 12, 2013, Adobe announced flat-rate, profile-based pricing for Adobe Campaign — its email and cross-channel campaign management product. This move dispenses with the volume-based...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Three Reasons To Consider Alternatives For Cross-Channel Campaign Management

    Many Vendors Offer Compelling CCCM Options

    The cross-channel campaign management (CCCM) market is diverse and continues to attract innovation and specialization. "The Forrester Wave: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q3 2014" features an...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Mix Modeling, Q2 2013

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Since Forrester published its first Wave™ evaluation on marketing mix modeling in 2011, the market has undergone significant growth and evolution as marketers demand more in-depth, real-time,...

    • Downloads: 1170
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Fuel High-Performance Marketing With Modern Measurement Mechanics

    Processes: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Despite the tremendous amount of work customer insights (CI) professionals do to plan and create measurement processes, they often don't get the results they aim for. In this report, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 714
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Z Gallerie Crafts A Results-Oriented, Mobile-Specific Search Strategy

    This Retailer Successfully Drives Mobile Search Consumers Through A Multichannel Customer Life Cycle

    Brick-and-mortar retailer Z Gallerie realized it was time for a mobile search strategy when analytics revealed that its consumers were increasingly connecting with it through mobile channels. To...

    • Downloads: 87