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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: BI Service Providers, Q4 2014

    The 12 BI Services Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 30-criteria evaluation of business intelligence (BI) services providers, we identified the 12 most significant services providers in the category — Accenture, Capgemini,...

    • Downloads: 564
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014

    The 16 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 16 most significant software providers — Actuate, Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

    • Downloads: 991
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 72-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — Actuate, IBM, Information Builders,...

    • Downloads: 1569
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012

    The 12 Market Leaders That Deserve To Be On Most Shortlists

    In the past few years, the business intelligence (BI) services market has evolved significantly: advisory and management consulting firms have beefed up their implementation capabilities, while...

    • Downloads: 1714
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

    Seven Leaders, Six Strong Performers, And Two Contenders Compete For Share Of The ADV Market

    Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities. In...

    • Downloads: 1910
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012

    Six Leaders And Six Strong Performers Compete For A Share Of The End User BI Market

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of self-service business intelligence (BI) vendors, we found that IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, Tibco Software, and MicroStrategy led the pack due to the breadth of...

    • Downloads: 2269
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2010

    IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, and Oracle Lead, With Information Builders, SAS, Microsoft, and MicroStrategy Close Behind

    In Forrester's 145-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, Oracle, Information Builders , SAS, Microsoft, and...

    • Downloads: 4488
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010

    Actuate BIRT Leads, With Jaspersoft Enterprise, SpagoBI, Pentaho Enterprise, And Pentaho Community Close Behind

    Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial open...

    • Downloads: 2239
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008

    In Forrester's 151-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos and SAP Business Objects maintain their leadership positions, while Oracle...

    • Downloads: 4861