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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  • Consumer Technographics
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Unify The Digital Experience Across Touchpoints

    Create A Consistent Experience To Engage Customers

    Today's rush to reach customers on their smartphones and tablets is just the beginning of an explosion of software-fueled digital touchpoints. Smartphones, tablets, eReaders, games, smart TV, goggles...

    • Downloads: 1559
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Put Money Where A Consumer's Mouth Is

    How Consumers Discover New Brands, Products, And Services

    This report, originally written for market insights professionals, includes important content for CMOs and marketing leaders looking to improve discovery of their products and services. The discover...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Services Frontier For The Digital Consumer

    Services For The Digital Self

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief customer officers. And here's why: As consumers continue to aggregate data — spanning personal and work-related...

    • Downloads: 327
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Look To Asia To Inspire And Pilot Your Marketing Innovation

    Asian markets are key for international brands: With 60% of the world's population and continuing economic growth, senior marketers are paying close attention to the region's potential. CMOs should...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Fitness Wearables — Many Products, Few Customers

    Product Strategists Must Broaden Wearables' Appeal Beyond Fitness

    Wearable devices are part of the next wave of growth and innovation in personal computing, a phenomenon we call "smart body, smart world." Wearables could target any use case, from gaming to...

    • Downloads: 828
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Retool For A New Workforce Reality — New Technology For A New Breed Of Agent

    Agent Tools Must Provide Process Guidance And Predictive Data

    A new generation of contact center agents has begun to vex application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. The new agents seem reluctant to learn detailed product and service information...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Digital Money Management, 2014

    Landscape: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Interest in digital money management has been strong for the past few years since pioneers like Wesabe and Mint.com showed how simple online money management could be. Yet despite growing numbers of...

    • Downloads: 409
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Segmenting Buyers: Introducing Super Buyers, Connected Traditionalists, And Traditionalists

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Report

    For US consumers, the shopping experience has moved beyond the in-store experience and involves multiple other channels. Online shopping now accounts for a significant part of consumers' wallet share...

    • Downloads: 141
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's Latin American Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, 2013. It provides an overview of metropolitan Latin American consumers' Internet and consumer...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Must-Have Features On Banks' Secure Websites

    Understanding Consumer Use And Best Practices Can Guide Providers Toward Online Banking Success

    For banks, getting their secure websites right is critical to business success. So how can digital teams at banks ensure their websites meet or exceed user expectations? Our data shows that some...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Establish Product Credibility On Your Website

    Complement Your Brand's Content With UGC To Drive Exploration

    Consumers trust what they hear from other customers on third-party sites more than they trust your own branded content. This is because the content generated from your customers provides more...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Loyalty Program Participant Profile

    Landscape: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Consumers have a healthy appetite for loyalty programs and are drawn in by discounts and savings. But consumers aren't necessarily just interested in the cold hard cash. Loyalty program members also...

    • Downloads: 1609
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Shoppers Buy At General Retailers In France And The UK

    European Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase

    Consumers are more empowered today than ever before to choose where and when they shop. Forrester sought to develop an understanding of how and why consumers choose a retailer and what they expect...

    • Downloads: 19
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:A Qualitative Look At Pinterest Usage In The US And UK

    A Technographics® Report: How US And UK Consumers' Usage And Perception Of Pinterest Differ

    Adoption of Pinterest is showing continuous growth, particularly in the US, and companies need to understand why consumers spend time on it. This will help brands develop a successful strategy for...

    • Downloads: 64
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Unified Digital Customer Experience Imperative In India

    Complex Customer Engagement Mandates Unifying Digital Experiences

    India boasts a growing digitally active population. Booming device usage means that digital users are increasingly adopting a multiscreen approach, often leveraging multiple devices to accomplish a...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Websites That Don't Support Customers Waste Millions

    This report is an update to "Web Sites That Don't Support Customers' Goals Waste Millions" originally published on February 17, 2010. To understand the effect of poor website usability, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 2167
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2015: European Digital Insurance

    eBusiness Executives Must Drive Digital Business Transformation

    After a number of lean years, European insurers are eager to return to growth in 2015. But with economic growth in Europe still subdued, this aim can only be achieved by winning new customer segments...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Location-Based Features Are Still New For Consumers

    Forrester Technographics® Digital Consumer Community Report, June 2012

    Almost everyone has a social media account these days. However, consumers are only just starting to use interactive features like checking in, and exchanges with brands via social media are still...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor: US Online Youth

    Quantifying The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Brand Interactions For US Online Youth

    It's been more than a year since Forrester published its original report on the "Facebook factor," which quantified the impact of a Facebook fan on brand interactions for US online adults, and social...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Commerce Is Poised To Take Off In India

    The Growth Of Online Shopping On Feature Phones, Smartphones, And Tablets Will Catalyze The Growth Of Mobile Commerce In India

    The number of smartphone and tablet owners in India will double by 2017 as mobile devices increasingly become extensions of consumers' lifestyles. A host of macro factors, such as the emergence of a...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Introducing The Global Retail Segmentation

    Leverage Forrester's Global Technographics® Benchmark Data To Design Localized Retail Experiences

    It's easy for eBusiness executives to assume that shoppers use different touchpoints the same everywhere. But the reality is that there are some significant global differences in consumers' attitudes...

    • Downloads: 536
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Take Advantage Of Positive Email Attitudes

    Landscape: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Forrester has evaluated consumer email attitudes over the past four years, using our Consumer Technographics® data from 2010 through 2014. Overall, attitudes toward email have become...

    • Downloads: 522
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Exploring The Social Technographics Ladder: Conversationalists

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    Conversationalists are the highly active individuals that post updates and/or update their status on social networking sites at least weekly. Members of this group not only express their opinion on a...

    • Downloads: 65
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In India's eCommerce Market

    How Online Retail In India Is Evolving Differently From Other Major Markets

    India's eCommerce market is at an early stage but is expected to see huge growth over the next four to five years. Over the past 12 months, venture capitalists have invested heavily in India's...

    • Downloads: 751
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Introducing The New Social Technographics®: The First Step Toward Social Success

    Landscape: The Social Marketing Playbook

    For most marketers, the question is no longer whether their customers use social media but rather how best to use social media to interact with those customers. So we've created a new data model...

    • Downloads: 2115