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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  • Consumer Technographics
  • Report:The Increasing Sophistication Of The European Digital Home

    European Consumer Technographics®

    The European digital home is evolving — the average consumer with a home network has three devices connected to it, and we expect that number to increase. The profile of technology early...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Customer Experience Drives Revenue: A New And Improved Look

    How CX Professionals Can Make The Case For CX

    Customer experience (CX) professionals who want to drive CX transformation need to show how CX drives business outcomes. Forrester's new Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) framework helps CX...

    • Downloads: 504
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Digital Travel Business

    Multichannel Strategies To Better Serve The Connected Traveler

    The act of traveling may always be immune to digital disruption, but the way in which travelers engage with the experience is ripe for digital enhancement. The Internet has revolutionized the way in...

    • Downloads: 729
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Best Of Tablet User Experience

    Design For Immersive Content And Intuitive Feel

    Despite their universal characterization as mobile devices, tablets are not mobile. Unlike with smartphones, most consumers use tablets at the end of the day, in the comfort of their home, while...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Sizing Up US Tablet Usage And User Experience

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Mobile Behavior, Social Listening, And Online Community Data

    Today, we lump tablets into the broader category of mobile devices, implying that consumers take them wherever they go and use them throughout the day. Our data, however, tells us the opposite. Most...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Companies Improved Their Customer Experience Index Scores, 2014

    Processes: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Forrester interviewed customer experience (CX) professionals at brands that showed the biggest year-over-year improvement in our annual CX benchmark. We asked them what they and their companies did...

    • Downloads: 1036
  • 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: 659
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Build Seamless Experiences Now

    Experience Persistence Transforms Fragmented Interactions Into A Unified System Of Engagement

    Multidevice ownership and pervasive connectivity mean customers now have, use, and expect multiple ways to interact with companies far beyond the desktop or retail outlet. This change in behavior is...

    • Downloads: 763
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why More Banks Should Put Search On Their Secure Websites

    Online Bankers Say Search Is Important But Low In Quality, And Many Banks Don't Offer Search On Their Secure Websites

    Banks routinely upgrade and enhance their secure websites with an eye toward meeting users' needs, driving sales, and differentiating from competitors. Key decisions in this process often revolve...

    • Downloads: 224
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ranking The Most Agile US Banks

    Banks are burdened with sizable infrastructure, struggle to service traditional and emerging channels, are severely boxed in by increasing compliance demands, and are not particularly nimble —...

    • Downloads: 422
  • Report:How Online Video Will Challenge DVRs' Role

    Advertisers Must Now Prepare For A Multiplatform Video Ecosystem

    Digital video recorders (DVRs) have become popular devices with consumers who want to control their television viewing, but today, online streaming services make it possible for viewers to get their...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand Communication Channel Needs To Craft Your Customer Service Strategy

    Consumers' preferences for customer service channels are rapidly changing. And it's not just the younger generation of consumers — there's disruption and change across all ages and...

    • Downloads: 896
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Networked Digital Home Is Well Established, But The Smart Home Is Still Nascent

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    The US digital home continues to evolve, and Forrester has been tracking this evolution for more than a decade. Year after year, we've witnessed the home becoming more digital and more connected....

    • Downloads: 33
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA's Value To Customer-Experience-Driven Transformation

    Firms can no longer rely on operational excellence or product innovation alone for their success. Sooner or later, cost reduction efforts run out of steam and the organization is forced to...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Comparing European And US Consumers' Perspectives On Wearable Technology

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    Technology publications predicted that 2014 would be "The year of the wearable" — and looking at the past 12 months, 2014 has more than lived up to that prediction. Within Q4 alone, Apple...

    • Downloads: 25
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2014

    Digital Teams Continue To Expand Their Mobile Services

    Insurance companies are rolling out a widening range of mobile insurance functionality for both consumers and agents. While there's substantial and growing consumer interest in mobile insurance,...

    • Downloads: 677
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Three Key Features That Increase App Engagement

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Behavioral Tracking, Survey, And Online Community Data

    Understanding the mobile experiences that support users in their moment of need is the foundation to developing a successful mobile app. Forrester takes a new approach to analyzing what drives app...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:From Mobile Government To Mobility Enablement

    Governments Not Only Embrace The Mobile Mind Shift, They Enable It

    In the age of the customer, government organizations must understand and address the needs of their citizens. For governments, it's the "age of the citizen," with demands for greater transparency and...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2015

    Benchmarking The Canadian Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Six in 10 Canadian companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmarks 194 companies that do business in Canada...

    • Downloads: 229
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Segmenting Chinese Mobile Phone Users

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Mobile phones are an integral part of day-to-day life for most Chinese consumers. But not everyone uses their phone in the same way nor is similarly attached to their phone. Forrester's analysis of...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The China Customer Experience Index, 2015

    A Benchmark Of How Well Brands In China Use The Customer Experience To Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty

    For the first time, Forrester has applied the new Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) methodology to appraise how well companies in China are delivering customer experiences that create and...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Social Technographics® Intensity Matrix Drives Tactical Success

    How To Target Your Audience's Favorite Social Behaviors And Sites

    In 2013, Forrester introduced two new data models — the Social Technographics® Score and the Social Technographics Intensity Matrix — to help you better understand your audiences'...

    • Downloads: 497
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Customers' Personal Identity And Data Management Attributes

    Assessment: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    Personal identity and data management (PIDM) changes the way marketers will communicate with their customers. But to understand how, customer insights (CI) professionals need to first understand the...

    • Downloads: 265
  • 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: 180