Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

Previous Work Experience

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product and marketing strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse.

Education

Boris holds a degree in music education from Moscow Gnessin School Of Music, Russia.

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  • Innovation
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Find, Support, And Keep Emerging Touchpoint Talent

    There is no uniform organization structure to support emerging touchpoint innovation. Instead, success requires a shared strategy and C-level support of nontraditional, high-caliber staff. Today's...

    • Downloads: 92
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric HRM Technology, Q2 2014

    Innovation Boosts Employee Engagement And Customer Value

    The technology for human resource management (HRM) addresses the life cycle of the workforce, including attracting, selecting, training, supporting, assessing, and rewarding employees. In the fast...

    • Downloads: 270
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forge EA-Business Partnerships To Support The Mobile Mind Shift

    EA Practices Should Recalibrate For "Outside-In" Architecture

    Enterprise architects are frustrated by a lack of clear business strategy that they can use for alignment; but they are not alone in their frustration. The pace of digital disruption only seems to...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Energize Your Developers With A Hackathon

    What Enterprise Dev Leaders Need To Know About Hackathons

    The clock is ticking down. A small team — a couple developers and a single designer — huddles around laptops, rushing to put the finishing touches on an application user interface. They...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:B2C Marketers Must Turn Fragmented Marketing Budgets Into Business Budgets

    B2C 2014 Marketing Budget Trends

    Forrester's Q3 2013 North American B2C Marketing Budget Online Survey presents a mix of good news and bad news from marketers. The good: Unlike those surveyed two years ago at the tail end of the...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Bertucci's Innovates The Fast-Casual Restaurant Experience

    New Dining Concept Draws Gen Y And Millennial Diners

    In 2011, the executives at Bertucci's, a 30-year-old restaurant chain in the US Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, faced a big problem: The restaurant had become nearly invisible to younger...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:How To Innovate With Customer Analytics

    Processes: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    Analytics innovation is neither fast nor easy. That's why some companies are buying their way to innovation to quickly ramp their analytics chops — an option not realistic for most marketers....

    • Downloads: 331
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into high...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Think Like A Sponsor To Improve Emerging Technology Investments

    Continuous Improvement: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    This report will discuss the long-term evolution after incorporating emerging technology into your EA program.

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA 2020 — The Transformation Of EA In The Age Of The Customer

    Future Look: The EA Practice Playbook

    Customers are the key to business success. And changes in how customers engage with your business are forcing changes to marketing, product, and business strategies. In the "age of the customer,"...

    • Downloads: 461
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Disruptive CIO

    CIOs Must Master Business Agility, An Offensive Posture, And Customer Obsession

    There is more pressure than ever on CIOs to capitalize on digital opportunities for their business. Traditional, well-established business models are increasingly being toppled by more nimble and...

    • Downloads: 630
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Transform Banking Enterprise Architecture For Business Innovation

    Leading China-Based Banks Show How To Support Product, Operational, And Organizational Innovation

    The banking industry in China is transforming. Internet companies and changes to the regulatory environment are having a significant impact on this highly regulated market segment. Facing a complex...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Costs And Benefits Of Marketing Innovation Labs

    Build An Innovation Lab To Focus The Organization On "What's Next" Customer Engagement Opportunities

    Marketing innovation labs are all the rage. Companies including Staples, Wal-Mart, Mondelez International, Nike, Comcast, Nestlé, Chick-fil-A, and many more have developed innovation labs to...

    • Downloads: 418
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: India's BLP Sources Long-Term Business Innovation

    Plan For The Right Incentives To Source Continuous Business Value

    With a number of large outsourcing contracts in Asia Pacific coming up for renewal in 2014 and 2015, organizations are asking how they can move away from traditional, rigid engagements focused on...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developers Are The St. Bernard For Mobile Projects

    How App Developers Will Rescue Their Business Counterparts And Continue The Pursuit Of Innovation

    Rushing to "check the box" on mobile projects has led to far too many shortcuts. Digital business leaders have picked the low-hanging fruit and the tree is nearly bare. Too many companies are making...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Google Bank Won't Happen

    But A Google-Powered Financial Services Hub Might

    Since 2010, Google has systematically built capabilities in areas such as digital wallets, payments, and comparison engines. These activities, as well as Google's reputation as one of the most...

    • Downloads: 210
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: NASA Uses Open Innovation To Spur Creativity And Generate Business Value

    The International Space Apps Challenge Generates 770 Ideas In One Weekend

    NASA's role in the US federal government isn't what it used to be. The days of the space race are long finished, and Cold-War-fueled, multibillion-dollar missile programs are a distant memory. NASA's...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Business Model And Brand Fuel Customer Experience Innovation

    How To Dodge Innovation Copycats

    Executives strive for customer experience innovation and make significant investments to get it. And yet, too many innovation initiatives are vulnerable to copycats. The remedy is to connect...

    • Downloads: 406
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Citizen: Smart Governments Embrace And Enable Disruption

    In the current age of the customer, the power has shifted from the provider of goods and services to the consumer. These individuals — your citizens — are bringing their expectations to...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Plan A Stream Of Emerging Touchpoint Programs

    No two organizations are the same, and that means there is no universal approach to developing a single emerging touchpoint. Developing a stream of these innovative touchpoints is even more...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Focus B2B Marketing Budget Gains On Business Outcomes To Succeed In 2014

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketing executives must stretch budget dollars across an increasingly fragmented set of funding demands to reach buyers where they are spending their time. While CMOs...

    • Downloads: 400
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Marketing Automation Success With European Companies

    Who's Hot In Europe? Local Vendor Innovations Thrive

    Wake up, sales enablement professionals, especially those of you in North America. Many of you in firms with marketing automation solutions have not yet seriously set up shop in Europe because you...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Philips' Journey Toward Becoming A Connected Business

    Lessons Learned From Philips' CIO About The Strategic, Operational, And Cultural Transformation

    The connected business is central to the age of the customer. To succeed in the age of the customer and thrive in times of digital disruption, businesses need to transform into highly collaborative...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Organizing For Digital Disruption: Where And How To Ignite The Disruption You Need

    Forrester's surveys make it clear that executives believe in digital disruption; a majority of them are excited to put into practice the foundational tenets on which digital disruption must be built:...

    • Downloads: 522
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding Provides A Viable Alternative Source Of Funding

    Crowdfunding, which is collaborative funding, typically via the Internet, has grown exponentially over the past few years. There are currently hundreds of crowdfunding sites, including Indiegogo,...

    • Downloads: 177