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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  • Boris Evelson
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Advanced Data Visualization Capabilities Self-Assessment Model

    What Are Your Organization's Advanced Data Visualization Capabilities?

    There's no clear single definition of what effective advanced data visualization (ADV) is, but it's definitely more complex than just having graphs and charts. The purpose of this model is not to...

    • Downloads: 34
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    What Are Your Organization's Self-Service BI Capabilities?

    There's no clear single definition of what self-service business intelligence (BI is), but it's definitely more complex than just having a graphical user interface (GUI) and/or being user-friendly or...

    • Downloads: 29
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 72-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — Actuate, IBM, Information Builders,...

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    Report:Build An Agile Customer Data Support Organization

    Organization: The Customer Data Management Playbook

    In a customer-centric world, designing, architecting, building, and deploying processes and applications based solely on business requirements no longer works. Leading organizations need to take an...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your BI Environment

    Benchmarks: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Organizations increasingly realize the necessity of quantitatively measuring the performance of their enterprise software and applications. But quantitative measurements of the performance of...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 551
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Get Ready For BI Change

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Market conditions are changing quickly; firms need to make the best possible business decisions at the right time and base them on timely, accurate, and relevant information from business...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Effort And Price Estimation Model

    Initial business intelligence deployment efforts are often difficult to predict and may dwarf the investment you made in BI platform software. The effort and costs associated with professional...

    • Downloads: 65
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Insight With Effective BI Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    How does an enterprise — especially a large, global one with multiple product lines and multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications — make sense of operations, logistics, and...

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    Report:Quantify The Tangible Business Value Of BI

    Business Case: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    As the demand for pervasive and comprehensive business intelligence (BI) applications increases, so do the complexity and cost of large enterprise BI implementations. Organizations must demonstrate...

    • Downloads: 2610
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI On BI: How To Manage The Performance Of BI Initiatives

    Performance Management: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is often defined as processes and technologies to manage business performance, with the ultimate goal of making more informed decisions based on real data, not hunches. But...

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    Report:Build An Agile BI Organization

    Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Earlier-generation business intelligence (BI) support centers — organized along the same lines as support centers for all other enterprise software — fall short when it comes to taking...

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    Report:Establish Ongoing Processes To Assess Your Business Intelligence Maturity

    Assessment: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Forrester's business intelligence (BI) maturity self-assessment model helps BI professionals quickly assess the maturity of their current-state environments. It also allows BI pros to benchmark their...

    • Downloads: 554
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key corporate...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012

    The 12 Market Leaders That Deserve To Be On Most Shortlists

    In the past few years, the business intelligence (BI) services market has evolved significantly: advisory and management consulting firms have beefed up their implementation capabilities, while...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Decide When To Buy, Build, Or Outsource BI

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Building custom business intelligence (BI) solutions is time-consuming and inflexible; therefore, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros heading BI projects should move away from a...

    • Downloads: 968
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Maturity In The Enterprise: 2012 Update

    These data charts present the findings of the Q2 2012 Global BI Maturity Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 213
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

    Seven Leaders, Six Strong Performers, And Two Contenders Compete For Share Of The ADV Market

    Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities. In...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012

    Six Leaders And Six Strong Performers Compete For A Share Of The End User BI Market

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of self-service business intelligence (BI) vendors, we found that IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, Tibco Software, and MicroStrategy led the pack due to the breadth of...

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    Report:Updated 2012: BI Service Provider Short-Listing Tool

    Create a shortlist using our tool to find the right set of providers based on your technology requirements, industry, project size, and geographic scope.Eliminate or add partners based on factors...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of BI

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Demands by users of business intelligence (BI) applications to "just get it done" are turning typical BI relationships, such as business/IT alignment and the roles that traditional and...

    • Downloads: 2011
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    Report:Update 2011: Forrester's BI Maturity Assessment Tool

    Forrester recommends using this business intelligence (BI) maturity assessment tool at the beginning of any new strategic BI initiative to help you better understand your current state and strategic...

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    Report:Six Steps To Negotiating A Better BI Deal

    Use Forrester's Approach To Help You Get More For Your Money

    Many business intelligence (BI) vendors do not publish list prices. Some do not even provide list prices under NDA to their customers and prospects. Plus, BI pricing and licensing models differ...

    • Downloads: 733
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    Report:Use HR Analytics To Optimize Talent Processes

    HR Analytics Help Improve Workforce Recruiting, Performance, And Learning

    Human resources (HR) analytics have taken on new importance as organizations strive to hire, develop, and retain the best employees to remain competitive in fields where efficiency and human...

    • Downloads: 1047