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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    Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

    • Downloads: 459
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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2016 And 2017: Cloud And Business Caution Will Slow Growth

    Cloud Reaches A Tipping Point In US Tech Budgets, Rippling Through All Categories

    CIOs and other tech decision-makers will have to navigate conflicting positive and negative forces on their firms' tech spending in 2016 and 2017. On one hand, adoption of cloud is spreading to the...

    • 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...

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      Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

      Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

      Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

      • Downloads: 433
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

      How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

      CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

      • Downloads: 1744
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      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: 314
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Forrester's Data Can Help CIOs Defend And Improve Tech Budgets

      2014 To 2015 Tech Budget Benchmarks

      CIOs often request tech budget benchmarks, and Forrester is once again providing these benchmarks using data from our Business Technographics® Global Budgets Survey. This report provides 2015...

      • Downloads: 429
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      Report:The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2015

      Canadian Firms Continue To Lag Behind Their US Counterparts In Both BT And IT Spending

      Canadian CIOs need to be more aggressive in pushing for tech spending increases in 2015. At a time when firms in the US are expanding technology expenditures — especially on business technology...

      • Downloads: 222
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      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...

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      Report:The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

      Canadian Tech Buyers Showed Signs Of Life In 2015, But That Will Fade In 2016

      CIOs in Canada must prepare to make important decisions to fast-track their adoption of cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS). While 2016 to 2017 promises to be a tumultuous period for many...

      • Downloads: 121
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      Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

      Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

      Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

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      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: 404
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      Report:2016 Tech Budget Benchmarks

      What You Need To Know About What Your Industry Peers Are Spending On Business And Information Technologies

      Every year, CIOs look for tech budget benchmarks to defend tech spending levels to business partners and to help determine where their firm may be overspending or underspending on technology. In this...

      • Downloads: 547
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      Report:2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For European Countries

      Better Growth Outside The Eurozone Than Within

      Will Europe's modest economic expansion strengthen or go into reverse? Will China's economic slowdown and the ongoing geopolitical conflict with Russia put a dent into European exports? What will...

      • Downloads: 305
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      Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

      Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

      At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

      • Downloads: 411
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      Report:2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

      Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico

      Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

      • Downloads: 194
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      Report:2016 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

      Where The BT Agenda Is Driving The Most Change

      This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners are preparing their 2016 tech budget plans. To help, this report provides our current forecast for the US tech market in aggregate, by...

      • Downloads: 584
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      Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

      Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014

      Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

      • Downloads: 341