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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  • Jost Hoppermann
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:An Introduction To Digital Core Banking

    Avoid The Potemkin Effect And Ease Your Banking Platform Transformation

    Banks need to digitize the way they do business to remain competitive. Their application development and delivery (AD&D) teams must update their application landscapes to support this digital...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Ready Your Bank For Its Move From Legacy IT To Business Technology

    Six Steps For Moving To Digital Banking In The Age Of The Customer

    Financial services companies around the world are changing the way they serve and interact with their customers. Without this change, banks and other financial services firms will be unable to...

    • Downloads: 301
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Banking Solution

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Increasing mobile banking adoption and customer expectations put banks under pressure to develop advanced mobile banking capabilities. They often prioritize implementable single-channel solutions...

    • Downloads: 1815
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Top 10 Business Technologies In Financial Services

    Bridge The Digital Business Gap In Financial Services

    Forrester's Q3 2014 Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey identified both the major areas in which financial services companies are investing and the areas they are considering for...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: BIAN Is At The Tipping Point For Banking Applications

    Watch For BIAN's Deliverables For Semantic Services Specifications At The API Level

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are critically important for application development and delivery (AD&D) teams at banks, but standardized banking APIs are still a long way off. This brief...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: Modern Development Goes Mainstream

    Leading-Edge Practices Spread From The Best To The Rest Of Application Development And Delivery Shops

    The world of software development and delivery is changing fast, but the most significant changes — like continuous delivery, DevOps, composable apps, microservices, and API management —...

    • Downloads: 424
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Banking Solutions, Q4 2015

    Five Solutions Demonstrate How Mature Off-The-Shelf Mobile Banking Solutions Are Today

    In market research for mobile banking solution vendors, we identified the five most significant software providers — Digital Insight, EdgeVerve (formerly Infosys Finacle), Jack Henry &...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use APIs And Components To Prepare For The Banking Industry's Increasing Pace

    Watch For Seven Key Banking Application Trends In 2016

    Banking applications do more than offer information about customers, products, services, and the state of the business: They are the primary touchpoints for customers and embody the banking business....

    • Downloads: 418
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Global Banking Platform Deals Survey 2016: New Customer Dynamics Reshape The Industry

    Demanding customers and disruptors continue to threaten banks' revenues and margins. AD&D teams at banks need to leverage off-the-shelf banking software to support customer retention and drive...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: International Banking Platforms

    Use International Banking Platforms To Improve Customer-Facing Processes

    Banking platforms aren't just technology — they're the embodiment of a bank's business, and banks need them to provide a great customer experience and support digital banking. As banks' interest in...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Regional Banking Platforms

    Consider Key Regional Banking Platforms To Accelerate Digital Banking

    Banking platforms aren't just technology — they are the embodiment of a bank's business, and banks need them to provide great customer experience and support digital business. As banks' interest in...

    • Downloads: 124
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Emerging Technologies In Financial Services

    Three Solutions To Improve Customer Experience In Financial Services

    From both an investment and innovation perspective, financial services firms show huge interest in business insight, customer experience, and digital banking. This brief showcases solutions that can...

    • Downloads: 431
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Banking Solutions, Q3 2015

    The Six Omnichannel Banking Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In this Forrester Wave evaluation of omnichannel banking solutions, we researched, analyzed, and scored the six most significant software providers — Backbase, Infosys, Misys, SAP, Sopra...

    • Downloads: 477
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Achieve Market Differentiation With Omnichannel Banking

    Five Key Differentiators Of Omnichannel Banking Solutions Make A Difference

    Digital transformation in banking shows a strong focus on customer touchpoints — and omnichannel banking solutions support plenty of different touchpoints. Application development and delivery...

    • Downloads: 141
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Learn From A Multicountry Transformation Program

    Enhance Best Practices For Banking Platform Transformation To Deal With Multicountry Challenges

    The majority of banks are in the process of transforming their application landscape or plan to start soon. Best practices ease the transformation journey, but many transformation projects still...

    • Downloads: 27
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Choosing The Best-Suited Mobile Banking Platform

    Five Key Differentiators Of Mobile Banking Solutions Accelerate Vendor Selection

    Digital transformation in banking shows a strong focus on customer touchpoints, one of the most relevant of which is mobile banking. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals need to...

    • Downloads: 102
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Avoid Vendor Lock-In On Your Way To Digital Banking

    A US-Based Financial Services Firm Explains How Its Hosted Solutions Vendor Prevents It From Becoming Fully Digital

    Many financial services firms, particularly in the US, use their business applications in a hosted environment. This case study looks into the tradeoffs of such an approach when it comes to important...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Software-As-A-Service In Banking

    The Time Has Come For Public Clouds In The Financial Services Industry

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has become a common deployment option for many horizontal enterprise applications, such as CRM, HR, collaboration, and sourcing applications. But to date, the use of SaaS...

    • Downloads: 349
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Maximize The Value Of Your Banking Solution Reference Client Visits

    Forty Questions To Discuss With Your Vendor's Banking Reference Clients

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) teams at financial services firms typically evaluate a business application in terms of its functionality, architecture, strategy, and customer base....

    • Downloads: 53