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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  • Past 12 months
  • Innovation
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Finding And Developing Partners Of The Future

    Opportunities Abound In The Tech Accelerator Community

    In the past 18 months, the buzz and momentum surrounding tech accelerator programs in the US has exploded, and now more than 100 tech accelerators dot the country. This boom is not only great for the...

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  • 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: 53
  • 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: 193
  • 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: 369
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Marketing Innovation Culture

    In May 2013, Forrester surveyed marketing leaders to get a pulse on their progress toward building a marketing innovation program and a culture of innovation within their organizations. The results...

    • Downloads: 241
  • 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:...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:There Is No Internet Of Things — Yet

    Landscape: The Emerging Touchpoints For Marketing Playbook

    Sensor-embedded objects — the endpoints that compose the so-called "Internet of Things" — present marketers with the opportunity to learn more about their customers and the way they use...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Five Emerging Methods Advance Customer Analytics

    Continuous Improvement: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    The customer analytics environment is morphing from traditional practices that rely on internally sourced, static customer data to applying a predictive lens to externally sourced, dynamic streams of...

    • Downloads: 565
  • 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: 50
  • 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: 117
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Yihaodian Leverages IT Assets To Deliver Results In China's eCommerce Market

    China's dynamic and rapidly growing eCommerce market is drawing considerable investment from strong players, including veterans like Tmall and 360Buy as well as global retail giants like Amazon.com...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Tune Your Organization For Emerging Technology Innovation

    Organization: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    The disruptive impact of IT has become the top concern of chief executive officers (CEOs), and chief information officers (CIOs) are shifting their priorities in response. Despite this, we find firms...

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  • 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...

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  • 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: 265
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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ensure That Your Innovation Management Tool Is Not Just Another Empty Suggestion Box

    Best Practices Shared By Innovation Management Tool Customers

    While many organizations realize the importance of business innovation, the relatively minuscule size of the software market for innovation management tools indicates that most organizations do not...

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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Next Act For Agencies: The Post-Digital Agency Landscape

    Over the past five years, digital has defined "what's new" from agencies, and marketers have moved substantial budget to social, mobile, and customer relationship management (CRM), to the tune of $50...

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  • 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: 136
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Culture Is Key To Marketing Innovation Velocity

    How B2C Marketers Inspire Cultural Change

    Marketing innovation is hard and getting harder. Traditional marketing tools, channels, strategies, and tactics are becoming less effective in the age we live in now — that of the perpetually...

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  • 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.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Technology Innovation Enables Nongfu Spring To Strengthen Market Leadership

    It's not easy for a local Chinese company to grow to occupy the leading position in a highly competitive market segment. But Nongfu Spring did this in the bottled water manufacturing industry in...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Power Of Customer Context

    Beyond Campaigns: Build A Contextual Marketing Engine

    Campaigns are far less effective at winning and retaining customers than they once were. To achieve sustainable competitive advantage now, you must deliver self-perpetuating cycles of real-time,...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use Past Performance To Create Future Emerging Technology Success

    Performance Management: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    Firms depend on emerging technology to meet strategic business objectives, but most projects involving new technology tend to fail late. Architects and technology strategists recognize they need to...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Process Toolkit: Example Processes, Deliverables, And Responsibilities

    • Downloads: 56
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:mHealth Illustrates New Business Opportunities

    How To Combine New Data Sources, Cloud Resources, And Engagement Tactics To Maximize Impact In Mobile Moments

    A phenomenal amount of innovation is happening in the healthcare and wellness industries that places them at the forefront of mobile engagement. From wrist bands to smart pills, firms are using...

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  • 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...

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