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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  • Integrated Marketing (Cross-Channel)
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Context Enriches Email Marketing

    Continuous Improvement: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Shifting email marketing efforts to support customer context need not be a complete departure from marketing leaders' existing email best practices. In fact, just expanding your current use of...

    • Downloads: 160
  • 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: 271
  • 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: 1124
  • 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: 206
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Marketing Optimization Readiness

    Assessment: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketers today face increasing customer power, rapid change in media consumption, and ever-greater pressure for marketing to be accountable for business impact. To respond to these new demands,...

    • Downloads: 523
  • 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: 1173
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Getting The Green Light For Marketing Mix Optimization

    Business Case: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Consumers, empowered by technology, increasingly rely on digital sources of information to make better-informed purchase decisions. Marketing leaders need to gain insights into the touchpoints that...

    • Downloads: 752
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Adopt A Staged Approach For Successful Marketing Optimization

    Road Map: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketing mix optimization (MMO) has become an indispensable discipline for marketing leaders because it helps tame the flood of data from an increasingly fragmented media and marketing landscape,...

    • Downloads: 813
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Western European Social Media Marketing Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Growth Slows But Remains Strong Despite Legislative Uncertainty

    Social media marketing spending in the European Union (EU) will rise over the next five years, boosted by increasing numbers of addressable devices; consumers' willingness to use them; continued...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mix Art And Science For Marketing Success

    Vision: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    In the age of the customer, people have access to more media and information channels than ever before— and marketers are struggling to allocate budget effectively across channels and properly...

    • Downloads: 1240
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Create An Effective Enterprise Marketing Technology Blueprint

    Strategic Plan: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Planning and implementing enterprise marketing technology is at the top of the customer insights (CI) professional's to-do list. But you can't do it alone. You and your business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 1375
  • 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: 386
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Manage Your Marketing Mix Modeling Vendors

    Performance Management: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    In the age of the customer, powerful analytical tools, the wealth of media consumption data, a more granular understanding of consumer behavior, and sales data enable marketing leaders to understand...

    • Downloads: 473
  • 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: 184
  • 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: 1575
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Attribution Providers, Q4 2014

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 56-criteria evaluation of cross-channel attribution vendors, we identified the eight most significant cross-channel attribution providers with advanced algorithmic-based models —...

    • Downloads: 681
  • 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: 548
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Build Capabilities For Measurement Success

    Strategic Plan: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Firms fail at marketing measurement; they cannot keep up with the customer's complex purchase path and their changing cross-channel marketing efforts. A clear measurement strategy enables customer...

    • Downloads: 504
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Bridging The Cross-Device Chasm

    How Marketers Can Bridge The Cross-Device Gap To Better Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

    Today's B2C marketers' challenge is to reach always-addressable customers across multiple screens effectively. While a multitude of tools present cross-device targeting and measurement as table...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Scale Success with Programmatic Multichannel Media Buying

    This report will guide marketers to think beyond the possibilities of programmatic media management in display; take them down the path to embracing programmatic on video, mobile, and social; and...

    • Downloads: 757
  • 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: 267
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: AOL Acquires Convertro, Adding Attribution To Its Ad Tech Stack

    AOL Leapfrogs Competitors To Deliver Marketers' Holy Grail

    On May 6, 2014, AOL announced its acquisition of attribution vendor Convertro for a reported $101 million dollars. This move is in keeping with the company's ongoing commitment to investing in...

    • Downloads: 103
  • 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: 608
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Measure The Impact Of Cross-Channel Attribution

    Cross-channel attribution measurement promises to allocate appropriate credit to all marketing interactions along the customer purchase path. More and more organizations embrace attribution...

    • Downloads: 371
  • For Customer Insights 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 marketers and customer insights (CI) pros understand that assigning marketing credit must reflect the dynamic purchase path....

    • Downloads: 1141