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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Mind Shift Index

    Measuring And Analyzing The Shift In Consumers' Expectations

    Six years into the smartphone transition, customers are making a mobile mind shift. The shifted customer expects that any desired information or service is available on any appropriate device, in...

    • Downloads: 1115
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Consumer Ad Attitudes Show Promise

    Use Context To Overcome Ad Fatigue

    Here's some good news for marketers: Advertising continues to drive sales and brand affinity, and ad attitudes have improved in several dimensions since 2012. However, consumers still feel...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 1432
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Banks And Retailers: You Cannot Price Your Way Out Of Bad Customer Experiences

    Why Customer Experience Matters More To Loyalty Than Price

    Have you ever wondered whether it makes more sense to invest in customer experience or in dropping your prices to improve customer loyalty? We tested the relationship between customers' perceptions...

    • Downloads: 721
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Global PC And Broadband Penetration

    A Technographics® Global Overview Document

    The global online population has more than doubled since 2005, but not all countries have reached saturated levels of online penetration. While the majority of consumers in the US, Europe, and...

    • Downloads: 384
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    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: 335
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Marketing Case For A Branded Sales Channel

    Marketers Must Look Beyond Incremental Sales And Margins To Assess The Full Impact Of A Direct Sales Channel

    Every product category has a set of competitors that have a branded route to the customer — such as The Body Shop in cosmetics, Gap in apparel, and Apple in consumer electronics — while...

    • Downloads: 298
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of European consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes based on Forrester's European Consumer Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. We analyzed...

    • Downloads: 66
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brand Experience Redefines Brand Management

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, chief marketing officers (CMOs) battle to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers. In this new era, CMOs must shift from simply managing a brand...

    • Downloads: 1152
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific CIOs: Start Your Digital Journey With Mobile

    The Mobile Mind Shift Is Already Underway — Ensure That Your Company Doesn't Fall Behind

    CIOs in Asia Pacific are working with other business leaders to drive their companies' digital initiatives. Most of the region's CIOs focus on digitizing back-end systems and processes to enable...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Drives Retention And Sales In US Banking?

    Using Regression Modeling To Better Understand The Drivers Of Acquisition, Retention, And Cross-Selling In Banking

    In 2012, the age of the customer is in full swing. Gone are the days when companies could simply offer their services and customers could choose to take them or leave them — today, companies...

    • Downloads: 628
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Brazil

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    By far the largest and most populated country in South America, Brazil has a presence on the world stage that continues to win global attention and inspire awe with as much flair as Adriana Lima...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Online Video Advertising In Europe, 2013

    Best-Practices Adoption Is Still Slow In A Rapidly Growing In-Stream Video Advertising Ecosystem

    Online video advertising spend is growing rapidly in Europe as marketers try to tap into consumers' appetite for online video. While we see different stages of maturity across Europe overall, too...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Customer Experience Index, Q1 2015

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

    Three-quarters of companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's first US Customer Experience Index (CX Index) benchmark of 2015 sets the baseline that will tell 299 US...

    • Downloads: 604
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Retail Segmentation: Emerging Patterns Of Multitouchpoint Shopping

    Using Forrester's Online Retail Segmentation Data To Understand Multitouchpoint Shopping Behavior Across Europe

    European shoppers are embracing an ever increasing range of new devices and touchpoints across the path to purchase. eBusiness professionals must be prepared for the rise of multitouchpoint shopping....

    • Downloads: 337
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Segmenting US Investors, 2015

    Forrester's Segmentation Combines Self-Directedness And Investable Assets

    The new power of consumers means that a focus on the customer now matters more than any other strategic imperative. Customer segmentation allows firms to systematically understand and serve their...

    • Downloads: 145
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 4

    Communications Still Drives Smartphone Usage

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Banking In Europe 2012

    Mobile Banking Is A Major Strategic Shift, Not Just Another Channel

    Most European banks have now launched their mobile offerings, and customers are steadily adopting mobile banking: 21% of European Net users with a mobile phone now use at least one form of mobile...

    • Downloads: 852
  • 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:Why The Digital Wallet Wars Matter

    Smart, Convenient Commerce Experiences Will Win

    Digital wallets will transform the payments ecosystem. They are the subject of much discussion in 2012, as product strategists from startups, mobile operators, financial juggernauts, and giant...

    • Downloads: 1583
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own customers? This report helps answer that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 2431
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of US Online Consumers, 2012

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    US consumers today are exposed to more kinds of connected devices than ever before. Consumers associate the terms "going online" or "using the Internet" with devices like laptops and desktops. Social...

    • Downloads: 192
  • 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: 37
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Consistent Customer Experience Drives Airline Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Airlines

    Airlines battle daily to win market share, but they are losing the battle for brand resonance. Airline chief marketing officers (CMOs) must work harder to secure loyal customers and build more solid...

    • Downloads: 178