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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: New Innovation Options Change CIOs' Services Relationships

    Crowdsourcing Provides Cheaper, Faster Options Than Traditional Consulting

    More and more companies are turning to new low-cost mechanisms to accelerate their digital innovation agenda. Firms are leveraging hackathons, internally funded incubators, digital labs, and open...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: How To RFP For Innovation

    Follow The Four-S Approach To Drive Agencies' And Marketers' Success

    CMOs must innovate or risk missing out on the next category-killing product or falling hopelessly behind their competitors. CMOs who lack the people or processes to drive innovation internally often...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Seize A Window Of Opportunity In Patent Reform Now

    Don't Let Patent Trolls Hamper Your Digital Retailing Innovation Efforts

    Virtually all eBusiness and channel strategy professionals face a significantly increased volume of patent litigation due to the issuance of many more loose patents since the 1990s and from the...

    • Downloads: 22
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Financial Innovation Is The Antidote To Disruption

    And Digital Executives Are The Ones Who Will Have To Apply It

    Digital financial innovation has finally taken off, propelled by disruptors and incumbents racing to find ever new ways to serve digitally empowered customers. Yet innovating is hard, particularly in...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Want To Improve Your Customer Experience? Turn To The Cloud

    Cloud Technologies Provide Employees, Partners, And Customers With The Agility They Need

    Technology grounds your customer experience (CX) ecosystem. It's embedded in your products; it facilitates customer understanding; it enhances your channels; and it empowers your employees. But rigid...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Hot Emerging Indian BT Vendors To Watch In 2015

    India-Based Firms Are Emerging As Sources Of Business Technology Innovation

    CIOs across the globe have a great opportunity to digitally transform their firms' business by building a business technology (BT) agenda to deliver targeted customer value faster, better, and...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Time Is Right For Email Innovation

    Road Map: The Email Marketing Playbook

    There's no doubt about it: Contextual marketing will reorient the role that email plays in your digital marketing toolkit. But marketing leaders need not abandon existing email campaigns in the name...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Augmented And Virtual Reality Should Be Part Of The Innovator's Toolkit

    Use Forrester's Evaluation Matrix To Choose The Right Augmented Reality Or Virtual Reality Device For Your Task

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders look to inject technology innovations into business processes, be they operational workforce workflows or customer experiences. But the landscape of...

    • Downloads: 68
  • 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: 362
  • 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: 706
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Create An Innovative Culture In Financial Services

    Employ Four Tactics To Build And Sustain An Innovative Culture

    Innovative culture is difficult to define and even tougher to build and sustain. eBusiness executives at financial services firms struggle with skepticism toward digital technologies, aversion to...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Emotion, Differentiation, And Innovation Take Center Stage In CX's Future

    Lessons Learned From Speakers At Forrester's CXNYC 2015 Forum For CX Pros

    At Forrester's CXNYC 2015 Forum, mainstage speakers provided a forward-looking glimpse into the practices necessary to deliver exceptional customer experience (CX). Speakers, from CX to marketing and...

    • Downloads: 171
  • 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: 186
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developers Are The St. Bernard For Mobile Projects

    How App Developers Will Rescue Their Business Counterparts And Continue The Pursuit Of Innovation

    Rushing to "check the box" on mobile projects has led to far too many shortcuts. Digital business leaders have picked the low-hanging fruit and the tree is nearly bare. Too many companies are making...

    • Downloads: 201
  • 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: 103
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: Now Through 2020

    Make These Emerging Technologies Part Of Your BT Agenda

    Emerging technology plays a big role in firms' profitability and their customers' digital experiences. Yet enterprise architects struggle with the speed of new technology delivery and constantly...

    • Downloads: 1595
  • 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: 205
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Three Process Hacks To Speed Digital Delivery

    Implement Tactical Changes To Accelerate Customer-Centric Innovation In Your Firm

    For most firms, digital transformation is a major undertaking, and one that even the savviest of eBusiness professionals can't scope, design, and deliver in one big bang. The cultural and...

    • Downloads: 99
  • 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: 671
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Disruption Threatens Wealth And Asset Management

    This Time It's Real: Incumbent Investment Firms Are Vulnerable To The Once-In-A-Generation Disruption

    Firms in the retirement, brokerage, wealth, and asset management industries have so far been spared the kind of disruption that has ripped through industries like music and publishing. That's about...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:From Ideas To Value: Lubricate The Innovation Pipeline With Processes And Incentives

    Road Map: The Innovation Playbook

    Innovation is the No. 1 challenge for CEOs. And CIOs are increasingly asked to help solve the challenge by supporting innovation across the enterprise with new technology. The problem is that...

    • Downloads: 1070
  • 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: 1114
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Succeeding At Innovation Requires A Clear Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Innovation Playbook

    As a CIO, you know that you must help drive innovation at your organization. If you don't, you risk becoming marginalized as the provider of a utility service, rather than being the enabler of...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Invest In Customer Insights To Activate Contextual Marketing

    CI Pros Will Close The Gaps Between Data, Insights, And Action This Year

    Customer insights (CI) professionals are in a unique position to help their firms make the journey toward customer obsession. Why? Because they enable their firms to close the gap between the...

    • Downloads: 450