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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  • Past 6 months
  • Customer Experience Management
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Convergence Of Brand, Customer Experience, And Marketing

    Organization: The Brand Experience Playbook

    The line between the brand, marketing, and customer experience (CX) disciplines has blurred as people gain access to companies and products on their own terms. This requires an explicit architecture...

    • Downloads: 1169
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Key Takeaways From Forrester's Forum For CX Professionals West 2014

    CX Leaders Transform Their Organizations To Drive Innovation

    At Forrester's Forum For Customer Experience Professionals West 2014 in Anaheim, California, speakers shared best practices for rising above the pack and boosting customer experience from good to...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Most Brands Will Underinvest In Mobile

    Brands Embracing The Mobile Mind Shift Will Pull Ahead Of Those Treating Mobile As Just Another Channel

    In 2015, marketing leaders who have embraced the mobile mind shift will accelerate spending to create an insurmountable gap between themselves — the industry leaders — and the laggards...

    • Downloads: 461
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Follow Best Practices To Encourage Mobile Banking Use

    Processes: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    The crucial question for many digital banking teams after they've launched their mobile banking sites and apps is how to encourage customer adoption and use. Forrester spoke to eBusiness executives...

    • Downloads: 1540
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Ready Is Your Commerce Platform For Responsive Web?

    An Analysis Of The Leading Commerce Suite Vendors' Responsive Web Maturity

    Delivering optimized commerce experiences across an increasingly diverse landscape of mobile, tablet, and desktop browsers is now an imperative for eBusiness teams. Responsive web design (RWD) has...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Unlock Customer Context With Marketing Technology

    Executive Overview: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Once relegated to the province of direct mail teams and analysts, customer data and marketing technology are now essential to every marketing function, from strategy to creative development to...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Retool For A New Workforce Reality — New Technology For A New Breed Of Agent

    Agent Tools Must Provide Process Guidance And Predictive Data

    A new generation of contact center agents has begun to vex application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. The new agents seem reluctant to learn detailed product and service information...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Be A Great Client

    Master The Three P's To Elicit Top-Shelf Work From Digital Agencies

    Digital design agencies now offer iterative design-focused, user-centered processes to help their clients create quality customer-obsessed work on tight deadlines. But too many potential clients of...

    • Downloads: 87
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Modernize User Experience

    It's Not Just About Usability Testing Anymore

    Today, user experience (UX) is a robust field combining elements of product design, service design, and innovation. But most customer experience (CX) professionals maintain a narrow view of UX,...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Embed BA In The Organization

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Architecture Playbook

    While technology management planning is a common starting point for business architecture (BA) efforts, the methods and techniques really come into their own when applied to critical business...

    • Downloads: 534
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Unified Digital Customer Experience Imperative In India

    Complex Customer Engagement Mandates Unifying Digital Experiences

    India boasts a growing digitally active population. Booming device usage means that digital users are increasingly adopting a multiscreen approach, often leveraging multiple devices to accomplish a...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Audit Your Digital Transformation Efforts To Ensure Successful Delivery

    Introducing Forrester's Digital Business Transformation Program Assessment Tool

    Digital transformation is a complex and potentially expensive undertaking. How do you know if your team is set up for success? Do you have the right senior sponsorship and cross-functional governance...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Banking Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as boosting mobile banking use, improving mobile experiences, and increasing sales — eBusiness and channel strategy executives at banks need to put...

    • Downloads: 1002
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 US Credit Card Secure Website Benchmark

    Discover Takes The Top Spot

    Digital teams at credit card issuers have worked hard on enhancements to their secure websites as the Web has become the primary way that cardholders manage their money. But these teams need to...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Power Of Disciplined Simplification

    Assessment: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    Customer experience (CX) professionals at established firms struggle to replicate the lean mix of strategy, technology, and execution associated with successful startups and their distinctive...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2015: European Digital Insurance

    eBusiness Executives Must Drive Digital Business Transformation

    After a number of lean years, European insurers are eager to return to growth in 2015. But with economic growth in Europe still subdued, this aim can only be achieved by winning new customer segments...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Demandware Gears Up To Enter The Store

    Demandware's Acquisition Of Tomax Accelerates In-Store Ambitions, But Retailers Will Likely Take A "Wait and See" Approach

    Demandware announced on January 12 its intent to the acquire Tomax, a Salt Lake City-based provider of point-of-service (POS), store operations, and merchandising solutions, a decision that will...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Path To Customer Experience Maturity

    Road Map: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Companies have lofty goals for customer experience. Unfortunately, most customer experience professionals aren't doing even a fraction of the things required to achieve those goals. Customer...

    • Downloads: 1359
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Four DevOps Plays Focus On Digital Agility

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released the US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Drive Action With Your VoC Program

    Boost Your Customer Experience By Leveraging Your Stakeholders More Effectively

    Voice of the customer (VoC) programs are still not taken seriously because they struggle to drive action. To change that, VoC teams need to leverage stakeholders across the organization; only then...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Why The Sharing Economy Matters For Customer Experience Professionals

    In the past few years, thousands of companies that eschew traditional business models in favor of digital platforms have popped up to deliver peer-to-peer services to customers. These companies,...

    • Downloads: 124
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digitizing Non-Profit And Government

    The State Of Digital Business 2014

    While government agencies and non-profit organizations come to digital business with different agendas, for both, profit isn't the driving force of their missions. But do executives in these...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Digital Customer Experience Trends, 2015

    Landscape: The Digital Customer Experience Playbook

    In 2014, Forrester identified the pursuit of user experience (UX) talent and a focus on mobile to drive customer experience innovation as two dominant digital customer experience (CX) trends. We saw...

    • Downloads: 530
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Maybelline Chooses Responsive Web Design Over Mobile Apps

    The Cosmetics Retailer Built A Mobile Solution To Engage Mobile Customers In 10 Asia Pacific Countries

    Companies operating in Asia Pacific (AP) need to adopt a mobile-first strategy when engaging customers and prospects. But the high degree of mobile device heterogeneity in terms of screen sizes and...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Keeping Score Of US Smartphone Usage During The 2015 Super Bowl Event

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Behavioral Tracking, Social Listening, And Online Community Data

    The 2015 Super Bowl had 114 million viewers, making it the most watched television event in US history. This unprecedented level of viewership presents B2C marketing professionals with many...

    • Downloads: 6