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
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's North American Technographics® Online Benchmark Survey (Part 1), Q2 2012 (US, Canada). It provides a generational overview of US consumers'...

    • Downloads: 554
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mapping The US Health Insurance Landscape From The Consumer's Perspective

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

    The US healthcare industry is in the middle of massive reform. This has prompted many health insurance marketers to ask what these changes mean for health insurance providers and how they can best...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Know Your Data To Create Actionable Policy

    Policy: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Data defense is the fundamental purpose of information security. To defend your data, there are only four levers you can pull — controlling access, inspecting data usage patterns for abuse,...

    • Downloads: 907
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Travel Bookers

    A Consumer Technographics® Overview

    In a world of smartphones, tablets, the mobile Internet, and apps, there is a small but important group of US travelers who have used their connectedness to book leisure trips on a mobile device in...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of Canadian online consumers' media consumption and consumer technology behaviors, broken out by age group. Our analysis shows that the youngest Canadian consumers...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Food And Beverage Brands Must Be Trusted And Essential

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Food And Beverage Consumer Packaged Goods

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

    • Downloads: 286
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:In-Stream Audio Advertising

    Expand Your Buys, Extend Your Reach, And Get Advertising Traction On Mobile

    In-stream audio is an attractive medium, as it offers a unique user experience supported by targeted reach and guaranteed impressions to support brand goals. In-stream audio advertising is a...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Community Speaks: A Look Into Consumers' 2012 Holiday Season Shopping Habits

    A Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report

    In recent years, we have seen a continued increase in online shopping around the holidays. Forrester's US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2012 again showed an increase in consumer spending; online...

    • Downloads: 15
  • Report:US Mobile Commerce Trends, 2013

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Mobile continues to be a phenomenon; we're seeing accelerating adoption and greater integration with consumers' lifestyles. The number of unique smartphone subscribers in the US grew by 34 million in...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Banking, 2015

    Landscape: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Mobile banking continues to gather momentum across developed countries, fueled by rising smartphone use and the steadily improving supply of mobile banking from banks worldwide. We expect mobile...

    • Downloads: 301
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Role In The Consumer's Path To Purchase

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

    When they want a product or service, consumers embark on a path to purchase; they discover, explore, buy, use, ask, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. The rise in the adoption of mobile...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Wireless Brands Fail To Connect With Consumers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Wireless

    Wireless brands have traditionally locked in customers with long contracts. But the market is changing as brands like T-Mobile blow up these traditional business models to put the control in the...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: India

    A Global Consumer Technographics Report

    With 1.2 billion people, India is the world's largest democracy and second most populated country; it emerged as a major power in the 1990s. It is now the world's fourth largest economy —...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Beacons In Retail

    Vendors Forge Partnerships While Retailers Deploy Pilots

    Retail organizations today are rapidly deploying beacon pilots based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). While this indoor location technology offers the ability to identify a unique shopper within the...

    • Downloads: 583
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Mortgages

    Homebuyers And Refinancers Have Complex Purchase Journeys

    The mortgage purchase journey is complex, with customers using a mix of digital and human touchpoints to research and then buy mortgages. The journey differs depending on whether the customer is...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

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

    • Downloads: 1418
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Demands For Effortless Service Must Influence Your Customer Strategy

    Consumers of all generations demand effortless service. They want to use self-service communication channels to quickly get answers to their questions; move between communication channels during a...

    • Downloads: 354
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Listening To Social With The Eyes: Visual Social Analytics

    In social media, content is king — and the king of content is the image. Mainstream social networks Facebook and Twitter have become increasingly visual over time; Facebook added images to...

    • Downloads: 277
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Consumers Shop On Mobile Devices

    Consumers Use Mobile Phones Primarily For In-Store Product Research

    Sales remain small on mobile devices, and online retailers are taking a cautious approach to investment in mobile services — for now. In this report, we discuss the size of the US mobile retail...

    • Downloads: 872
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Will Drive Brand Resonance For Rental Newcomers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Car Rental And Sharing

    New ride-booking and car sharing services like Getaround, Lyft, Uber, and Zipcar — some of which exploit the rising sharing economy — threaten to change car ownership eventually but will...

    • Downloads: 114
  • 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:Customer Advocacy 2014: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Institutions

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Providers, Insurers, And Investment Firms

    The traditional competitive barriers in retail financial services are crumbling. Digital touchpoints render branch distribution strength impotent. Digital technologies are cheaper and easier to...

    • Downloads: 408
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: North American Digital Insurance

    The Age Of The Customer Mandates Five Actions In 2014

    Not that long ago, insurers dictated the engagement model for customers. Those days are gone. Now, customers are changing the rules: They are shifting from being passive sideliners and are willing...

    • Downloads: 975
  • Report:How Do Social Apps Stack Up?

    Revealing The US App Engagement Index Scores Of Social Networking And Communication Apps

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

    • Downloads: 36
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Online Bankers

    A Technographics® Overview

    In an increasingly connected world, it's not surprising that more than three-quarters of US online adults are banking online on a PC — checking their account balances, transferring funds, or...

    • Downloads: 113