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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Big Data's Big Meaning For Marketing

    Use Big Data To Deliver Context And Personalization At Scale

    In the age of the customer, it's not enough for your organization to simply meet your customers' needs. Today, your customers often expect you to anticipate their needs, in much the same way as the...

    • Downloads: 734
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2014 And 2015 — Solid, Steady Growth

    Customer-Facing Technologies Will See The Fastest Growth

    Our updated US tech market forecast indicates that US CIOs can plan for 6% to 7% increases in their tech budgets in 2014 and 2015, after several years in which they have had to be cautious in their...

    • Downloads: 630
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:3D Printing Drives Digitization Further Into Products, Processes, And Delivery Models

    A 3D Printing Primer For CIOs

    Unlike the Web, mobile, cloud, and analytics, 3D printing innovation has entered from left field, completely independent of the technology stack. Besides presenting a valuable lesson in adjacent...

    • Downloads: 334
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 1288
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Holography: The Future Of 3D Projection

    Infrastructure Augmentation Will Ensure Project Success

    Holography will significantly disrupt 3D imaging, as it offers better usability and addresses the shortcomings of current 3D solutions. While the holographic effects in Star Wars seem futuristic,...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Embedded Systems Close The Experience Gap In Connected Cars

    Tech Mahindra Enables The Connected Aftermarket For Cars

    Over the past few years, automotive firms have invested heavily into creating great customer experiences around the process of choosing and buying cars. But once a car is sold, automakers tend to...

    • Downloads: 93
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe

    Modest Growth Of 2.3% For 2014

    The European tech market has been down so long that sooner or later it was bound to turn up. Sooner is here. With most European economies emerging from recession, and Germany, Poland, and the UK...

    • Downloads: 291
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

    Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech budget...

    • Downloads: 406
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Germany 2014

    How good is the experience at leading German companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 25 German brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2014

    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona brought together 80,000 attendees. The event is both the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring top...

    • Downloads: 369
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Technology Spotlight: End User Behavior Monitoring

    Monitor Internal End User Behavior To Optimize Workforce Productivity

    Rapid consumer technology innovation in smartphones, tablets, mobile applications, and wearables is increasing the hardware and software choices available for business users so that business services...

    • Downloads: 210
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Disrupt The Employee Performance Process To Align With Business And Customer Outcomes

    Performance Management: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    The employee performance appraisal is an underperforming, periodic business process that is loathed by both employees and managers alike. Historically linked to the annual salary review, performance...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Increase Business Benefit With Integrated Strategic Planning And Execution

    Business Case: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Today's vast increase in customer power has put significant pressure on your strategic decision-makers. They must now make strategic investments to address business needs from both an external and an...

    • Downloads: 379
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 169
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Yamaha Uses Cloud Services To Boost Business Agility

    Yamaha Motor Extends Its Cloud Strategy Beyond BC/DR

    Cloud services point the way for companies to become more agile. While cloud brings obvious cost savings by consolidating server and software usage, its real business value is the new level of...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Reset On Big Data

    Embrace Big Data To Engage Customers At Scale

    Big data rhetoric is at an all-time high. The media is all over the map with its points of view and technology vendors tout products with claims that seem incredible. In the midst of this din, CIOs...

    • Downloads: 834
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Maximize Media ROI With A Customer-Centric Approach

    Road Map: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Moving to a higher level of digital media buying maturity requires that digital marketing teams improve the way they plan and deliver around four key pillars: organization, planning and execution,...

    • Downloads: 571
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Collaborative Economy Will Drive Business Innovation And Growth

    Over the past two decades, the Internet has triggered a tectonic shift in the concept of networking — one that has redefined how companies market and sell products. More recently, social media,...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BPM Projects Show Good But Varied Performance

    Benchmarks: The Business Process Management Playbook

    A business process — at its highest level — is any activity that helps an enterprise achieves its goals. Measurement via metrics and comparison via benchmarks are critical to achieve...

    • Downloads: 634
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Informal Learning Dominates Corporate And Customer Learning Approaches

    Informal learning — as an individual activity and as an activity in a social setting — is experiencing tremendous growth. This interest is due to three factors: Millennials in the...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Italy 2014

    How good is the experience at leading Italian companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 31 Italian brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The New Paradigm Of Retail

    Vision: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Omnichannel and agile commerce promise to change the offers that retailers provide and the ways in which consumers buy; as a result, the look and feel of retail is certain to change in lockstep. All...

    • Downloads: 3692
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Map Your Migration To A Customer Life-Cycle-Powered Marketing Strategy

    Road Map: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Forrester believes that chief marketing officers (CMOs) must abandon the century-old marketing/sales funnel and embrace the customer life cycle in order to better manage their customers' interaction...

    • Downloads: 1171