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 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: 95
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 79
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Innovation Capability Maturity

    Assessment: The Innovation Playbook

    Innovation is a must for an organization to succeed in today's harsh business climate. Understanding how well your organization has mastered the key capabilities required for a sustained innovation...

    • Downloads: 792
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Innovation Creates Options For Future Business Value

    Business Case: The Innovation Playbook

    Most investments are based on business cases that show a positive return on investment (ROI). The numbers within the business case represent best estimates for the costs and benefits that will result...

    • Downloads: 787
  • 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: 597
  • 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: 365
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Plan A Stream Of Emerging Touchpoint Programs

    No two organizations are the same, and that means there is no universal approach to developing a single emerging touchpoint. Developing a stream of these innovative touchpoints is even more...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:How To Innovate With Customer Analytics

    Processes: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    Analytics innovation is neither fast nor easy. That's why some companies are buying their way to innovation to quickly ramp their analytics chops — an option not realistic for most marketers....

    • Downloads: 435
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 127
  • 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: 97
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Marketing Automation Success With European Companies

    Who's Hot In Europe? Local Vendor Innovations Thrive

    Wake up, sales enablement professionals, especially those of you in North America. Many of you in firms with marketing automation solutions have not yet seriously set up shop in Europe because you...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Citizen: Smart Governments Embrace And Enable Disruption

    In the current age of the customer, the power has shifted from the provider of goods and services to the consumer. These individuals — your citizens — are bringing their expectations to...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Measure And Manage The Innovation Process

    Performance Management: The Innovation Playbook

    In today's rapidly changing global marketplace, an organization's innovation process is critical to competitive survival, regardless of the industry. Innovation takes many forms ranging from small,...

    • Downloads: 881
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Collaborative Economy Will Drive Business Innovation And Growth

    Over the past two decades, the Internet has triggered a tectonic shift in the concept of networking — one that has redefined how companies market and sell products. More recently, social media,...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 158
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Customer-Centric Innovation Is The Future Of China's Banking Industry

    EA Professionals Should Lead The Innovation Practice For Business Transformation

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals at companies doing business in China should take a look at what the country's banking and financial services industry (BFSI) is doing to enable...

    • Downloads: 169
  • 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: 636
  • 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: 108
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Hits And Misses Of Apple Pay: What You Need To Know

    Apple Pay Will Advance Mobile Payments, But It Lacks Essential Ingredients For Long-Term Success

    "Our vision is to replace [the wallet] and we're going to start by focusing on payments." Those were the words of Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, on September 9, 2014 as he unveiled Apple Pay. Although the...

    • Downloads: 363
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Disrupting Finance: Crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding Provides A Viable Alternative Source Of Funding

    Crowdfunding, which is collaborative funding, typically via the Internet, has grown exponentially over the past few years. There are currently hundreds of crowdfunding sites, including Indiegogo,...

    • Downloads: 300
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Product Innovation Must Focus On Simplicity To Enhance Customer Experiences

    Leading Vendors Showcase The Importance Of Simplicity For User Interfaces, Architecture, And Business Functionality

    In the age of the customer, empowered consumers have much broader access to products; they can purchase from anyone at any time. As a result, companies must look to product innovation and...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Data Governance Disrupts The MDM Status Quo

    When data from internal and external sources collide, organizations get a better view and understanding of customers. But when old and new data management principles collide — as they do in...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: European Digital Insurance

    Digital Executives Must Lead The Transformation To Digital Business

    Digital disruption has arrived in insurance. Years of slow growth, low consumer trust, and heavy regulation have weakened incumbents. In the meantime, customer expectations have been rising, fuelling...

    • Downloads: 550
  • 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: 443
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Power Of Customer Context

    Vision: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Campaigns are far less effective at winning and retaining customers than they once were. To achieve sustainable competitive advantage now, customer insights (CI) pros must deliver self-perpetuating...

    • Downloads: 958