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.

Refine your results

Date Range

Role

Methodology

Topics

Region

Vendor

11 results in Reports

  • Boris Evelson
  • IT Services
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI In The Cloud? Yes, And On The Ground, Too

    Why, When, And How To Select A BI SaaS Vendor

    Slowly but surely, with lots of criticism and skepticism, the business intelligence (BI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is gaining ground. It's a road full of peril — at least two BI SaaS...

    • Downloads: 2091
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Belt Tightening In A Tough Economic Climate

    Practical Advice Applicable To Any Economic Condition

    As an economic downturn becomes a sobering reality, enterprises look for various ways to increase revenues and reduce costs. While overall IT budgets become targets for cost cutting, business...

    • Downloads: 1574
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1577
    • Comments: 2
    • Rating:
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strong Partners Are Key To Successful BI Initiatives

    Business intelligence (BI) initiatives are unlike most other enterprise software projects. They do not fit well into the traditional software development life cycle (SDLC), and are notoriously...

    • Downloads: 1298
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Forrester BI Consulting And System Integration Vendor Selection Tool

    Similar to the Forrester Wave, this provider selection tool allows a user to enter its own weightings or use Forrester's default weightings to score particular BI consulting and systems integrators...

    • Downloads: 11
  • 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: 963
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends In Enterprises: Bright Future, But Off To A Slow Start

    Our latest data shows that enterprises are slowly but surely beginning to adopt the newest BI features like open source, end-user self-service, and search-BI convergence.

    • Downloads: 6
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Service Provider Short-Listing Tool

    Firms should use the Forrester BI Service Provider Short-Listing Tool to input details about geographic scope, technology needs, and type of third-party support (i.e., consulting versus...

    • Downloads: 41
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 731
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Current State Of BI Adoption In Enterprises: Plenty Of Room For Growth And Improvement

    Current State Of BI Adoption In Enterprises: Plenty Of Room For Growth And Improvement

    • Downloads: 4
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Buyers Of BI Services Navigate A Crowded Landscape

    Sourcing Professionals Sift Through Choices With Multiple Dimensions

    Forrester sees strong interest from technology buyers in business intelligence (BI), including the significant expansion of existing BI initiatives as well as new projects. Key areas of investment...

    • Downloads: 483