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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  • Boris Evelson
  • Past 18 months
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Insight With Effective BI Strategy

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    How does an enterprise make sense of operations, logistics, and finances? There's just too much information for any one person to process. So it's business intelligence (BI) to the rescue! But how...

    • Downloads: 2543
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 13 most significant software providers in the category —Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

    • Downloads: 701
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Grow Your Business And Compete By Creating A Winning Business Intelligence Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Enterprise business intelligence (BI) is chock-full of challenges. Only partially a science, it remains mostly art based on best practices and lessons learned. Rather than reinventing the wheel,...

    • Downloads: 556
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Lost In Data Translation? Forrester's Data Taxonomy To The Rescue

    Tools And Technology: The Data Management Playbook

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What's the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data-as-a-service? Are columnar databases also relational? These...

    • Downloads: 780
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Boost Your Business Insights By Converging Big Data And BI

    What is the difference between business intelligence (BI) and big data? Is big data just a more modern version of BI, or are there significant differences? If they are different, what are the typical...

    • Downloads: 639
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Upgrade Business Intelligence To Systems Of Insight

    Supercharge BI With Agility, Big Data, And Insights To Drive Action

    Business intelligence (BI) has been faithfully serving enterprises for more than two decades. The world, however, doesn't stand still. BI must keep evolving, improving, and adapting to key business...

    • Downloads: 388
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: BI-On-Hadoop For Customer Insights

    Six Steps To Bridge The Worlds Of Business Intelligence And Big Data

    By the time you've inched closer to a complete view of your customers by integrating internal data, you are facing the next challenge of enriching this view with new external data sources like social...

    • Downloads: 357
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In our 20-criteria evaluation of big data text analytics platforms providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Attivio, Cambridge Semantics, Clarabridge, Digital Reasoning, Expert System,...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Use Marketing Dashboards To Uncover Customers' Behavior

    A Practical Guide For Business And Technology Professionals To Build Effective Marketing Dashboards Together

    Customer insights (CI) professionals are tasked with measuring, analyzing, and optimizing marketing activities. But they struggle to find the right dashboard to share insights across the...

    • Downloads: 219
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: It's Not Your Grandfather's Open Source BI Market Any Longer

    In a dizzying 1-2-3 succession, three leading business intelligence (BI) vendors whose software and business models are to various degrees based on open source have been acquired within the last nine...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Reasons To (Or Not To) Modernize BI Platforms With Hadoop

    Some BI Challenges — Culture, People, Processes — Cannot Be Solved With Big Data

    Business intelligence (BI) and big data are two pieces of the same jigsaw puzzle — a mosaic of multiple technologies, processes, and best practices that transform data into information for...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Stay On Top Of New BI Technologies To Lead Your Enterprise Into The Not-Too-Distant Future

    Earlier-generation business intelligence (BI) still fails to deliver fast, agile, and actionable business insights. But as market dynamics change quickly in the age of the customer, so do the data...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Forrester's BI Pricing Analysis To Negotiate Better Deals

    Embrace Forrester's Approach To Get More Value For Your Money

    Many business intelligence (BI) vendors do not publish list prices. Some do not even provide list prices under nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to their customers and prospects. Plus, BI pricing and...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Data Visualization Unlocks The Value Of Business Insights

    Have you ever wondered what's behind the age-old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? How does that translate in practice into the world of data visualization? While there are many...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Business Intelligence: Now Always At Hand On Your Smartwatch

    Smartwatches Are No Longer Just For Collecting Data: Use Them For Instant Glanceable Insights

    The modern world moves at lightning speed, and fumbling to find a smartphone in your purse or pocket to answer a client's question may take a while. The customer may be long gone by the time you find...

    • Downloads: 49