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: Market Overview: Text Analytics

    The big promise of big data to deliver better insights to enterprise decision-makers will not fully materialize unless business intelligence (BI) and analytics incorporate all available sources ...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Micro...

    • Downloads: 517
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Boost Your Business Insights By Converging Big Data And BI

    What is the difference between business intelligence (BI) and big data? Is big data just a more modern version of BI, or are there significant differences? If they are different, what are the ty...

    • Downloads: 344
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Benchmark Your BI Environment For Continuous Improvement

    Is your investment in business intelligence (BI) returning tangible benefits? If not, are you investing enough in BI, analytics, and big data? How many application development and delivery (AD&D...

    • Downloads: 604
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: It's Not Your Grandfather's Open Source BI Market Any Longer

    In a dizzying 1-2-3 succession, three leading business intelligence (BI) vendors whose software and business models are to various degrees based on open source have been acquired within the last...

    • 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: 6786
  • 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: 4864
  • 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: 4492
  • 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: 3193
  • 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: 3005
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