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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  • 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: 131
  • 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: 201
  • 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: 1056
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Media Buying's Evolution Challenges Marketers

    Continuous Improvement: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    The rise of digital media and the increasing use of new, automated, impression-by-impression platforms for planning, buying, and measuring all forms of media have upended traditional marketing and...

    • Downloads: 372
  • 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: 192
  • 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: 190
  • 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: 42
  • 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: 238
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Innovation Requires The Right Processes To Flourish

    Processes: The Innovation Playbook

    Rapidly changing buyer behavior and persistent market volatility heavily disrupt every market. Companies of all sizes need to innovate their products, their internal processes, their go-to-market...

    • Downloads: 1059
  • 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: 18
  • 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: 201
  • 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: 632
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Aereo Loses As TV Incumbents And Content Owners Breathe 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: 83
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2015: Australian And New Zealand Digital Banking

    Digital Technologies Will Be Crucial To Driving Growth And Innovation

    The strong focus on growing revenue, combined with digital disruption, tougher competition, a shake-up in payments, and increasing consumer expectations, means that digital banking teams in Australia...

    • Downloads: 98
  • 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: 153
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Transform Banking Enterprise Architecture For Business Innovation

    Leading China-Based Banks Show How To Support Product, Operational, And Organizational Innovation

    The banking industry in China is transforming. Internet companies and changes to the regulatory environment are having a significant impact on this highly regulated market segment. Facing a complex...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Innovate To Become Attribution Masters

    Continuous Improvement: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    Cross-channel attribution advances traditional marketing performance measurement approaches by connecting and accurately measuring different interaction points across marketing tactics, channels, and...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Telecoms Will Struggle To Align To The CIO's BT Agenda

    2015 Will Be Another Roller-Coaster Ride For Telecoms

    As the CIO's attention shifts from information technology (IT) to business technology (BT), the telecom business model will undergo dramatic transformation. Only a minority of telecoms will manage to...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Financial Innovation Requires Matchmaking

    Partner To Generate And Execute Ideas Faster

    To develop and deliver digital innovations, eBusiness and channel strategy executives at financial firms need ideas, data, technology, software development skills, design experience, and change...

    • Downloads: 156
  • 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: 219
  • 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: 985
  • 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: 99
  • 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: 504
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How CX Pros Innovate

    Three Strategies For Fostering A Culture Of CX Innovation

    To understand what role customer experience (CX) professionals play in innovation efforts, Forrester talked to CX pros and innovation experts at 29 companies and agencies. What we learned is that...

    • Downloads: 143
  • 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: 152