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 12 months
  • Innovation
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The New Art Of Data

    CMOs Must Partner With CIOs To Lead Data Innovation

    Digital customers, channels, and competitors are putting pressure on your firm to leverage more, and messier, data to arm your products, employees, and operations with digital capabilities. But being...

    • Downloads: 196
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: How Personalized Video Works And What It Can Do For You

    Marketing leaders are shifting budgets toward new content and interaction methods to counter a reduced effectiveness in traditional digital advertising and marketing. Enter personalized video, which...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Design Thinking Drives Innovation With Drop, A Connected Kitchen Product

    Drop is a new iPad-connected kitchen scale that seeks to reduce bakers' anxiety and enhance the social experience of making food. To accomplish this goal, the team at Drop followed a design-oriented...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Advance Your Customer Analytics With Five Emerging Methods

    Continuous Improvement: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    The customer analytics environment is morphing from traditional practices that rely on internally sourced, static customer data to practices that apply a predictive lens to externally sourced,...

    • Downloads: 992
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Will People Really Do That?

    Marketers Must Get Ready For Hyperadoption Now

    Over the past 10 years, the forces that have placed us in the age of the customer have stimulated a rise in novel behavior among consumers. The next 10 years will put the past 10 to shame, ushering...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Are Not Ready To Support Business Innovation

    Benchmarks: The Innovation Playbook

    In the age of the customer, organizations must implement process and governance structures in several key areas in order to foster a successful innovation program. However, Forrester's analysis of...

    • Downloads: 812
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Disrupting Payments — Commerce Innovators Signal What Is To Come

    Key Themes From Finovate Fall And Money20/20 Center Around Redefining Digital Identity And Delivering Enhanced Commerce Value

    Digital and mobile technology is evolving rapidly and transforming the way consumers and businesses interact. Investors are actively targeting the payments space as hundreds of well-funded potential...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Google Bank Won't Happen

    But A Google-Powered Financial Services Hub Might

    Since 2010, Google has systematically built capabilities in areas such as digital wallets, payments, and comparison engines. These activities, as well as Google's reputation as one of the most...

    • Downloads: 348
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: What Salesforce Wear Means For Marketers

    Salesforce.com Supports The Enterprise But Underplays Marketing Potential

    While interest in wearables is high among consumers, the adoption rate is still too low for most marketers to take notice. But wearables are now a "when," not an "if" — a mass-market product...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Top Emerging Technologies Through 2020 — The CIO Perspective

    CIOs Need To Make Emerging Technologies Part Of Their BT Agenda

    In today's competitive environment, investing in business technologies is central to companies' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Companies that create and lead in new disruptive business...

    • Downloads: 618
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Aereo Loses As TV Incumbents And Content Owners Breath A Temporary Sigh Of Relief

    Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Content Owners' Hand In Distribution And Shifts Future Sources Of Innovation

    As Internet streaming of video and TV programming continues to boom, fragmenting audiences across ever more devices, channels, and sources, the bulk of viewing remains via traditional broadcast and...

    • Downloads: 81
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Digital Innovation Is Seeded Throughout CaixaBank

    Innovative Culture Prospers Without A Rigid Innovation Process

    Digital innovation is how companies survive digital disruption. But innovating is hard, and digital executives at retail financial services firms in particular have complained that a lack of physical...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Agencies, Q4 2014

    An Evaluation Of 10 Agencies Driving Innovation

    In Forrester's 27-criteria evaluation of innovation agencies, we identified the 10 most significant firms — AKQA, Critical Mass, frog, Huge, Isobar, Mutual Mobile, R/GA, Razorfish,...

    • Downloads: 473
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:RSAC Innovation Sandbox Finalists Spur Ingenuity In Security

    CISOs Should Look To Finalists For Future Direction And Investment

    The 2015 RSA Conference (RSAC) Innovation Sandbox marks the 10-year anniversary of its conception in North America. This contest has encouraged startups to demonstrate and share their security...

    • Downloads: 26
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apps And IoT Platforms Trump "Billions And Billions" Of Devices

    Mobile World Congress' Global Mobile Awards 2015 Highlight IoT Innovation For Connected Life

    Mobile World Congress, one of the largest global technology events, is currently in full swing. Although "mobile" remains in the event title, this year's speakers, exhibitors, and awards continue to...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Embed Innovation To Sustain Mobile Banking Excellence

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Successful digital banking teams recognize that their jobs aren't done just because apps and sites are live and the metrics are proving that the launch was a triumph. Customer and business...

    • Downloads: 1008
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Start Innovating With Future-State Journey Mapping

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook

    Rising customer experience (CX) scores have been a boon for customers who are now less likely to struggle through poor experiences, but for companies, it means that they must take more aggressive...

    • Downloads: 441
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Achieve Innovation With Multimodel Sourcing

    Forrester's approach to sourcing successfully across multiple models is based on our assertion that customers cannot thrive in the age of the customer with yesterday’s monolithic...

    • Downloads: 33
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:To Stay Competitive, Nurture A Culture Of Innovation

    Continuous Improvement: The Innovation Playbook

    Companies that don't innovate risk becoming marginalized, and CIOs are often expected to help accelerate innovation within their firms. The key to success in this role is creating and sustaining an...

    • Downloads: 967
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Venture Investments Will Spur Digital Insurance Innovation

    Digital Disruption Promises New Threats And Opportunities In 2015

    Think that insurance is a sleepy industry? It's time to rethink that notion. Empowered customers, disruptive new entrants, and innovative incumbents are exploiting digital technologies to change what...

    • Downloads: 314
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Thrive With Sustained Innovation In The Age Of The Customer

    Executive Overview: The Innovation Playbook

    Technology enables fundamental change in almost every market. New and old players are disrupting the status quo with new products, services, and business models that help them win, serve, and retain...

    • Downloads: 1033
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Organizing For Sustained Innovation

    Organization: The Innovation Playbook

    This report identifies the resources and skills technology management organizations require to successfully manage sustained innovation and establish innovation policies and practices that drive...

    • Downloads: 653
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Organize For Digital Financial Innovation

    Find The Right Organizational Structure To Spark Innovation In Digital Financial Services

    Digital disruption is hitting retail financial services as ambitious financial upstarts flood the market, aiming to delight your customers with superior digital experiences. Leading firms are...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Diverse Innovation Tools And Services Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Innovation Playbook

    While most organizations realize the importance of business innovation as they enter the age of the customer, they often lack the internal expertise to really drive sustainable innovation programs....

    • Downloads: 142