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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  • 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,...

    • Downloads: 1308
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    The 16 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    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...

    • Downloads: 439
  • 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: 415
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile Customer Data Support Organization

    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...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting Business Intelligence Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that just keeps picking up more and more speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. Technology vendors caught on to this...

    • Downloads: 234
  • 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: 37
  • 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 databases...

    • Downloads: 17
  • 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: 44
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Create A Common Language For All Things Data In Your Company

    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...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Q&A: How To Energize Your Enterprise BI Platform With Integrated Predictive R Models

    The business intelligence (BI) market is slowly but surely broadening and extending its reach into new areas beyond basic reporting, analytics, and dashboards. Data exploration, text, geospatial, and...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    What Are Your Organization's Agile BI Capabilities?

    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 business...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    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 of a...

    • Downloads: 78