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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  • Marketing Methods
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2D Bar Codes: Emerging Role In Sales

    An Empowered Report: 2D Bar Codes: Learn Why There's No Urgency

    2D bar codes have captured the attention of eBusiness professionals in many industries who are looking to bridge the gap between online and offline media. The stakes are high. Those who execute well...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Lead-To-Revenue Management

    The challenge of accelerating revenue in the face of rapidly changing buying behaviors and an exploding number of marketing vehicles is driving technology product and service companies to refine (and...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Build A Road Map To Intelligent Loyalty

    Road Map: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Loyalty programs face many challenges, including me-too strategies, disparate or incomplete data, siloed customer insights, untargeted offer management, and inadequate measurement practices....

    • Downloads: 429
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Marketers Embrace The Power Of Digital Video In China

    With the widespread adoption of online video viewing platforms by Chinese consumers, marketers have seized the moment and increased their investment levels in the new medium. However, marketers have...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Social Content Hubs

    A social content hub can be an effective tactic for providing prospective buyers with a dynamic destination to explore your products and offerings. But before you invest in the resources and...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Email Marketing Gets Responsive

    Mobile access to email is exploding, forcing marketers to develop a strategy for creating mobile-friendly email messages. This report recommends strategies for how to improve the performance of email...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Convergence Of Brand, Customer Experience, And Marketing

    CMOs Must Define The Brand/Customer Experience Relationship To Fuel Business Success

    The line between the brand, marketing, and customer experience (CX) disciplines has blurred as people gain access to companies and products on their own terms. This requires an explicit architecture...

    • Downloads: 744
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Customer Loyalty Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Customer loyalty is top of mind for most marketers, but with so many vendors claiming to drive explicit or implicit loyalty, it's often difficult to identify a solution that best fits marketers'...

    • Downloads: 2367
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: US Digital Agencies — Mobile Marketing Strategy And Execution, Q1 2012

    The Nine Agencies That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 37-criteria evaluation of US digital agencies with mobile marketing services, we identified the nine significant agencies in this category — AKQA, iCrossing, Ogilvy, Possible...

    • Downloads: 1650
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Establish A Baseline For Mobile KPIs

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Marketers continue to advance from being mobile novices to approaching mobile strategically. With this maturity comes the responsibility to prove the success of mobile programs. However, in a rapidly...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Technographics®: Australian Online Shoppers

    Choosing The Right Approach For Your Target Consumers

    Mobile commerce is growing in Australia at a rapid pace. To shape sensible strategies, Australian eBusiness professionals must understand the behavior of their customers. For example, they should...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Toolkit: Loyalty Program Member Interaction Assessment

    The inner workings of a loyalty program and external member interactions are deeply interconnected. To truly assess the success of a given program, you must look not only at the strategy but also at...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Use Field Marketing To Align Marketing Content With International Customer Needs

    Tech Vendors That Sell Globally Tend To Market And Localize Centrally

    Tech marketing executives are struggling to strike a balance between the control they need to communicate a consistent brand promise and deliver a consistent brand experience while also being...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Vendor Tools To Help With Content Marketing Development And Distribution

    Tools And Technology: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing has rapidly gained marketers' attention as a new way to build deeper relationships with customers. But marketers' ability to sustain a meaningful content marketing strategy rests on...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Demands New Metrics

    Performance Management: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    To get the best returns from the adoption of a customer-centric approach to marketing, Forrester believes that marketers must make the shift from the traditional marketing funnel to the customer life...

    • Downloads: 1553
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Develop Content Capabilities Now

    How To Reach European Consumers In New Ad-Free Media

    Marketers' traditional advertising tactics face a new disruption: paid content. Why? Because the number of consumers buying online content in Western European countries will continue to swell over...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Australian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Australian Banks Offer Strong Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the four largest retail banks in Australia on 37 criteria. Australia's banks have laid...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Integrate Email And Mobile Marketing

    Marketers should format emails for convenient mobile access. Do this by following Forrester's principles of convenience — create mobile emails that are immediate, simple, and contextually...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

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

    • Downloads: 241
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Ride The Rise And Fall Of Digital Devices

    The eReader Case Study Illustrates How The Next Wave Of Gadgets Will Play Out

    Our digital era has witnessed the ascent and decline of a stunning number of new devices: The PDA, the digital camera, and the dedicated MP3 player have all risen to prominence only to collapse into...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Push Mobile Engagement To The Next Level

    Integrate Push Notifications Into Your Marketing Approach

    Push notifications make the most of mobile marketing's unique attributes: intimacy, immediacy, and context. When consumers opt in to receive push notifications, it means they trust you to the point...

    • Downloads: 502
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The ROI Of "Owner" Communities

    A Tool To Help Tech Marketers Uncover The Economic Value Of Their Communities

    Two of the most common questions we receive from B2B marketers are "How do I know if it's worth having a community?" and "How can I prove to my executives that my community is worth their...

    • Downloads: 372
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Lead-To-Revenue Management Benefits Realization Plan

    This toolkit is a companion to "Plan, Don't Hope, For Lead-To-Revenue Benefits," the performance management report of the lead-to-revenue playbook. In that report, we introduced three techniques that...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Measuring The Impact Of Branded Content

    Read this report if you want to understand how to measure the effectiveness of a branded content strategy along the stages of the customer life cycle. This report will help you define the most...

    • Downloads: 770