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.

Boris Evelson's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: It's Time For A User-Driven Enterprise BI Strategy

    John Wanamaker, considered the father of modern advertising, said: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don't know which half." Today, we can ask the same question ...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Data Taxonomy Tool

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What’s the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data- or information-as-a-service? Are columnar datab...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Lost In Data Translation? Forrester's Data Taxonomy To The Rescue

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What's the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data or information-as-a-service? Are columnar databases also re...

    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Forrester's Agile BI Capabilities Self-Assessment Model

      This model is a companion tool to the Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014 evaluation. Clients can use this tool as a self-assessment of their existing busin...

      • Downloads: 23
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014

      In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 16 most significant software providers — Actuate, Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information Bui...

      • Downloads: 451
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Topic Overview: Business Intelligence

      Business intelligence (BI) is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information. It allows business users to make ...

      • Downloads: 6775
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008

      In Forrester's 151-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos and SAP Business Objects maintain their leadership positions, while Ora...

      • Downloads: 4846
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2010

      In Forrester's 145-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, Oracle, Information Builders , SAS, Microsoft, an...

      • Downloads: 4468
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

      The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

      • Downloads: 3094
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: It's Time To Reinvent Your BI Strategy

      Business intelligence (BI) sits at the top of the IT priority list for many enterprises. Enterprises that haven't paid enough attention now see a need to act, and those that have kept up with BI...

      • Downloads: 2286
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