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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Different Investor Segments Really Want

    Understanding US Investor Segments Through The Media They Consume

    Forrester segments investors based on two dimensions: investable assets and self-directedness. The combination yields nine discrete investor segments. Among other distinct characteristics, the...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

    • Downloads: 773
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is simply part...

    • Downloads: 1209
  • 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: 221
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Engage Your Omnichannel Consumer

    Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    The report "Brand Engagement The Consumer Way," originally written for market insights professionals, highlights key behaviors that today's US online consumers exhibit when they engage with companies...

    • Downloads: 884
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The 2012 Consumer Security Market Landscape: Key Dynamics And Growth Opportunities

    Freeware solutions, device proliferation, consumerization, the app Internet, and new entrants offering adjacent consumer privacy and security offerings have and will continue to change consumer...

    • Downloads: 491
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Insurance Teams Need A Tablet Strategy

    The intuitive design and the standard features of tablets make it possible for digital insurance teams to create compelling customer experiences and support insurance agents in an effective and...

    • Downloads: 603
  • 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: 2189
  • Report:The US Consumer Tablet Landscape

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    Consumer uptake of tablets continues to climb. In 2013, one-third of US online adults reported using a tablet; in 2014, this figure has grown, with the largest increase in usage coming from older...

    • Downloads: 94
  • Report:How Do Teens Use Social Media?

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In 2014, it would be difficult to find a US teen that doesn't use social media on a regular basis. The majority of young consumers ages 12 to 17 connect with their friends on social networks every...

    • Downloads: 85
  • 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: 421
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Personal Identity And Data Management Success Starts With Customer Understanding

    Processes: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    With the increase in high-profile data breaches and the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlements that hold Facebook, Google, and Twitter accountable to strict privacy audit guidelines,...

    • Downloads: 527
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2015

    Landscape: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Six years after the appearance of the first insurance apps, eBusiness executives at insurance firms have rolled out a widening range of functionality across mobile platforms. However, much of mobile...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Credit Cards

    Online Capabilities Are Crucial To The Purchase Journey

    Credit cards remain the top selling financial product in the US, even though sales are significantly lower than before the financial crisis. Prospects shopping for a new credit card have clear goals...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Russia

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Based on sheer geographical size, Russia is the largest country in the world. It spans nine time zones, represents a diverse ethnic population, and is on track to be one of the five largest economies...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 268
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Integrate Social Into Your Marketing RaDaR

    Vision: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly every marketer uses social media today, but too few use it well. Most marketing leaders treat social as something special and unique, leading them to either separate it completely from the...

    • Downloads: 2201
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Financial Service Brands Fail To Earn TRUE Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Financial Services

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral, and...

    • Downloads: 436
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 646
  • 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: 108
  • 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
  • Report:Revealing The Social Technographics® Scores Of Global Consumers

    Global Consumer Technographics

    Social media is now embedded in the Internet experience for consumers around the globe. This means that marketers now face the question of how to use social media, rather than whether they should...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Spanish Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2015

    Weave Digital And Human Touchpoints Together To Deliver A New Generation Of Digital Banking

    Banking channel use in Spain is changing as customers increasingly use online and mobile banking to manage their financial lives. Although digital banking use is increasing, human contact remains...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Poland

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    With a population of 38 million, Poland is one of the largest European markets and holds a central position in Europe. In 2004, 15 years after the end of communism, Poland entered a new era when it...

    • Downloads: 39
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Multichannel Home Lending Status Boosts Results

    eBusiness Professionals Must Integrate Mobile Into Loan Processes

    As customers become more comfortable with research and applying for financial products through mobile devices, eBusiness professionals at banks will need to consider how mobile can support...

    • Downloads: 408