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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    Report:Simplify Cybersecurity With PCI

    Policy And Procedures US Government Spotlight: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    US federal law, specifically the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), requires US federal government agencies to adhere to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...

    • Downloads: 391
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2014

    Customer Trust And Digital Disruption Are Key Considerations For Your 2014 Security Strategy

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security and risk management strategy for the coming year. These recommendations stem from our understanding of the current state...

    • Downloads: 1006
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    Charts & Figures:An Overview Of The Common Data Controls Available Today

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    Report:Brief: Stolen And Lost Devices Are Putting Personal Healthcare Information At Risk

    It's Time For Healthcare CISOs To Close The Faucet Of Data Loss From Endpoints

    Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and personal healthcare information (PHI), security and risk...

    • Downloads: 151
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    Charts & Figures:Secure File Sharing And Collaboration Vendors At A Glance

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    Report:The Future Of Data Security: A Zero Trust Approach

    Vision: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Data is the lifeblood of today's digital businesses, and protecting it from theft, misuse, and abuse is the No. 1 responsibility of every S&R leader. Hacked customer data can erase millions in...

    • Downloads: 2481
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Rethinking Data Discovery And Data Classification

    Strategic Plan: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Defining data via data discovery and classification is an often overlooked, yet critical, component of data security and control. Security and risk (S&R) pros can't expect to adequately protect data...

    • Downloads: 697
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    Report:Top 15 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2014

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 25-plus research projects...

    • Downloads: 653
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    Charts & Figures:Publicly Reported Sources Of Incidents Remain Consistent Year Over Year

    Benchmarks: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

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    Report:Dissect Data To Gain Actionable INTEL

    Forrester's Data Security And Control Framework

    Forrester segments the problem of securing and controlling data into three areas: 1) defining the data; 2) dissecting and analyzing the data; and 3) defending and protecting the data. We refer to...

    • Downloads: 430
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Data Security, Q2 2014

    Road Map: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) leaders develop their road map of data security technologies using Forrester's TechRadar methodology. As data volumes explode, it is becoming a...

    • Downloads: 704
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Secure File Sharing And Collaboration

    Key Questions For S&R To Ask When Creating A Short List

    User-driven, person-to-person secure file sharing and collaboration is a hot space today with vendors of all shapes and stripes offering solutions to enable these capabilities. These solutions not...

    • Downloads: 615
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    Report:Forrester's 2014 Data Privacy Heat Map

    To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and...

    • Downloads: 1325
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    Charts & Figures:Insiders And Lost Or Stolen Devices Continue As Common Sources Of Data Breach

    Benchmarks: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

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    Charts & Figures:Market Players Today Have A Variety Of Roots

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    Report:Identify And Influence Data Security And Privacy Stakeholders

    As a security and risk (S&R) professional, you're in the direct line of fire when it comes to privacy. The business expects you to: 1) understand the laws, regulations, and standards for both privacy...

    • Downloads: 1070
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    Report:Transform Your Security Architecture And Operations For The Zero Trust Ecosystem

    Landscape: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    Forrester's Zero Trust Model of information security banishes the old security motto of "trust but verify" and replaces it with a new motto: "Verify but never trust." When you're trying to protect...

    • Downloads: 805
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Tech Spotlight: Enterprise File Sharing

    The State Of Enterprise File Sharing In 2013 And What It Means For S&R Pros

    Much of the information used in the course of doing business today exists in a digital format, and there comes a point when it's necessary to share this data with other employees or key business...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Charts & Figures:Enterprise File Sharing And IT Security's Reaction

    The State Of Enterprise File Sharing In 2013 And What It Means For S&R Pros

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    Report:Survey Employees To Target Mobility Improvements

    This report outlines the benchmarks of Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) executives working on mobile security and operations initiatives. This report provides a benchmark of budgets,...

    • Downloads: 616
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    Report:Predictions 2015: Data Security And Privacy Are Competitive Differentiators

    Landscape: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden's revelations of widespread National Security Agency (NSA) government surveillance triggered an international discussion and debate on privacy. Suddenly, the...

    • Downloads: 374
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Charts & Figures:In 30% Of Organizations, Security Is Fully Responsible For Privacy And Regulations

    Benchmarks: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

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    Report:Forrester's Data Privacy Heat Map Supplement

    To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: FTC Vs. Wyndham Ruling Further Solidifies The FTC's Role In US Data Security

    Firms Find Themselves In The FTC's Crosshairs By Violating Basic Security Principles

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals: If the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was not on your radar before, it should be now. Protecting consumers and consumer privacy is one of several mandates...

    • Downloads: 49
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    Charts & Figures:Roughly Half Of Organizations Consider Defining Their Data As A High Or Critical Priority

    Benchmarks: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook