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: Update 2015: Forrester’s BI Maturity Assessment Tool

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

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Big Data Text Analytics

    Without the insights buried in petabytes of unstructured data, your customer view will never be complete. But most of the axioms, best practices, and technologies used for structured data do not...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting BI Vendors

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that keeps picking up speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. The result: there are now more than 50 vendors in t...

    • Downloads: 701
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Four Data Visualization Design Steps Help Turn Business Insights Into Action More Effectively

    As data volumes and information complexity skyrocket, business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools have added data visualization capabilities, helping users move from insights to action by lev...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: Data Visualization Unlocks The Value Of Business Insights

    Have you ever wondered what's behind the age-old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? How does that translate in practice into the world of data visualization? While there are many s...

    • Downloads: 104
  • 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: 6795
  • 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: 4876
  • 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: 4505
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Quantify The Tangible Business Value Of BI

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

    • Downloads: 3118
  • 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: 3238
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