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.

Refine your results

Date Range

Role

Industry

Topics

Market Imperatives

Region

Vendor

Analyst

293 results in Reports

  • Consumer Technographics
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Facebook (Still) Dominates Teens' Social Usage

    Kids May Not Think It's Cool, But They're Using It As Much As Ever Before

    Marketers seem to think teens are fleeing Facebook. The reality is that this couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, young people don't think Facebook is very cool — but that doesn't mean...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Mechanics Of Trust

    Take A Three-Pronged Approach To Build Trust With Empowered Customers

    In today's always-on, post-digital world, consumers are skeptical of even their favorite brands, so marketers' old methods of building trust simply don't work anymore. This report outlines a modern,...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Evolving Consumer Attitudes On Privacy: A Q4 2015 Update

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

    Pundits like to say that privacy is dead. But from Forrester's perspective, privacy is not only very much alive, but it's set to become a major competitive differentiator in the years to come....

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Elements To Consider Before Launching A Market Research Online Community

    What You Need For Qualitative Success

    The market research online community (MROC) industry has been evolving; new tools to gain qualitative customer insight have emerged, along with different views on the right approach to community...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Your Customers Don't Want To Call You

    Invest In Self-Service And Low-Friction Channels In Your Contact Center

    Customers are increasingly using Web and mobile as a first point of contact with customer service organizations. Across all generations, they are also increasingly relying on digital channels like...

    • Downloads: 362
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Role In The Path To Purchase Across Product Categories And Age Groups

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

    Smartphones and tablets have changed the way some consumers buy. They embark on the path to purchase — they discover, explore, buy, use, ask, and engage — using a multitude of...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Apple Watch: What Makes Consumers Tick?

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

    The unveiling of the Apple Watch on September 9, 2014 left consumers and industry analysts with more questions than answers. For example, after the sluggish sales of smartwatch predecessors, such as...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Connected Car

    Prepare For The Next Computing Environment

    Persistent broadband Internet connectivity has transformed many industries, primarily via smartphones and applications but also by embedding network connections into devices and environments. Now...

    • Downloads: 1305
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Global Payment Service Providers 2013

    Globalizing your eCommerce business isn't just an option anymore — in many cases, it's an imperative. However, winning global customers' online spend often means adapting to local preferred...

    • Downloads: 1212
  • 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: 72
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:US Online Consumers' Perspectives On Wearables: An Update

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

    For consumers, wearable technology is no longer fantasy. Product launches and the explosive media coverage generated over the past year have propelled wearables into mainstream conversation. US...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:One Task, Many Devices

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

    We live in a screen-saturated world. From mobile phones and tablets at our fingertips to laptops and desktops at the heart of our offices and homes, we live our lives by moving from one device to...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile Wallets Lies Beyond Payments

    Select Your Mobile Wallet Partners To Craft Valuable Mobile Moments

    Despite the accelerating rate of disruption and innovation in mobile payments, no one, including Apple, has yet cracked mobile wallets. Forrester believes that several players will emerge as winners...

    • Downloads: 976
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, France 2014

    How good is the experience at leading French companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 38 French...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:CISOs Need To Add Customer Obsession To Their Job Description

    Business Case: The S&R Practice Playbook

    Security is an essential component of doing business in today's digital world, and, increasingly, customers will not be willing to hand over their valuable personal information if they believe it...

    • Downloads: 398
  • 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: 513
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Win, Serve, And Retain Today's Health Insurance Consumers

    North American Consumer Technographics® Report

    The US health insurance industry is in the midst of a tectonic shift. Patient empowerment and federal legislation are steering healthcare payers into a new era in which digital alternatives are...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 343
  • 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: 287
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Three Gaming Apps Earn "Engaging" Scores On The App Engagement Index

    North American Consumer Technographics® — Revealing The Q4 2014 App Engagement Index Scores Of US Gaming Apps

    As consumers shift the time they spend on PCs and TVs to mobile devices, marketing leadership professionals need to shift their advertising budgets in parallel. Forrester estimates that mobile...

    • Downloads: 21
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 269
  • 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: 801
  • 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: 356
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Embrace Customer Emotion

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

    Data from Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index) proves that a customer's emotional relationship with a brand is one of the strongest unique drivers of customer loyalty. This means you can...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Emotions Driving CX Success

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

    Appealing to emotion is key to building superior customer experiences; however, emotion also poses new challenges in customer understanding. We used Forrester's Technographics 360 approach, combining...

    • Downloads: 60