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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  • Marketing Methods
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Reinvent Customer Relationships With WeChat Mobile

    Leverage The Power Of WeChat's Mobile Ecosystem In China

    WeChat is the largest mobile social app in Asia Pacific. Offering advanced features and services that go far beyond messaging to both consumers and marketers, it dominates Chinese consumers' mobile...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Messaging Vendor Overview

    Making Smart Decisions To Support Your Business Needs

    This report is a mobile messaging vendor overview designed to provide a framework for narrowing the list of potential vendors that are well suited to meet the needs of your business. Rather than an...

    • Downloads: 1484
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2014: Marketing

    This latest report in our series using data from The State Of Retailing Online, a Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research, covers interactive marketing benchmarks for online retailers. More...

    • Downloads: 618
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Organize For Marketing Measurement

    Organization: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    Firms are eager to develop a fully integrated marketing performance measurement strategy as the next step in optimizing marketing budgets and plans. But how do they manage the process? This report...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Pave The Way To Partner Loyalty Maturity

    Road Map: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    In this report, we present a compendious road map to guide sales enablement professionals through the steps to build a partner loyalty program or to revamp an existing one. Follow this road map...

    • Downloads: 388
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Apply The Hawthorne Effect For Continuous Improvement

    Continuous Improvement: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    In this time of high demand and constrained supply of channel partners, partner loyalty can be difficult to maintain, much less improve. Many channel professionals, in an attempt to buy partners'...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Trojan Horse: The Messaging Platform

    Engage Customers In Their Mobile Moments — Even If The Moments Aren't Yours

    Companies with a strong mobile user base are going public and being acquired for astounding valuations. Some have no revenue, and you likely haven't heard of most of these companies. You are probably...

    • Downloads: 324
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Drive Sales Force Behavior Change With Strategic Motivation Programs

    Deploy Technology-Enabled Gamification To Improve Sales Performance

    Motivating salespeople to change and do what you want them to do is a daily challenge for sales managers and other sales enablement professionals in almost every company. The long-practiced comfort...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketers Must Step Up To Message Management

    A Strategic Messaging Architecture Helps Marketing And Sales Stimulate, Sustain, And Scale Consistent Communication

    Savvy business-to-business (B2B) marketing leaders know that contextual, relevant content helps their company connect with customers through all the stages of the customer life cycle. But...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: BBVA Drives Online Banking Use With Game Mechanics

    BBVA wanted to increase customer understanding and use of online banking. By employing a range of game mechanics — challenges, prizes, and leadership boards — the bank's digital marketing...

    • Downloads: 611
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Craft A Loyalty Strategy That Raises Your Maturity

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Companies that attempt to drive loyalty with points and discounts alone will miss their mark. Customer insights (CI) professionals seeking to build a loyalty strategy that stands out need a game plan...

    • Downloads: 597
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Drive Continuous Improvement With A Holistic Measurement System

    Continuous Improvement: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    The seminal idea behind lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) was the need to calibrate marketing's activities (and budget) to the result of revenue generation. But creating a system for sustained,...

    • Downloads: 614
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Advance Through The Stages Of Mobile Maturity

    Road Map: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report provides a road map for marketing leaders who are responsible for mobile marketing. As consumer mobile adoption balloons and hardware, software, and interfaces evolve, marketing leaders...

    • Downloads: 1779
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:CRM Plus Marketing Automation Equals Engagement

    Modern Marketing Widens The Lead-To-Revenue Process Gap

    Customer relationship management (CRM) has traditionally been the core technology that organizations use to manage customer relationships. So it's no wonder that B2B marketers and their technology...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Connect With The Power Of Microvideo

    Learn The Basics Of Microvideo

    Marketing leadership professionals are missing a key opportunity to connect with customers through microvideo channels. It's increasingly difficult to keep the attention of customers, and these...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Company spending on interactive marketing spending segmented by industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search, SEO,...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Marketing Tactics To Drive Your Lead-To-Revenue Strategy

    Strategy Toolkit: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    This toolkit is a companion to "Develop Your Revenue Growth And Acceleration Strategy," the strategic plan report of the lead-to-revenue (L2R) playbook. In that report we introduced a strategic...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 Mobile Trends For eBusiness Professionals

    Some Mobile Trends Will Take Off; Others Are Over-Hyped

    With more than 1 billion smartphones in consumers' pockets at the beginning of 2013, mobile is driving a second Internet revolution that's even more profound than the first one. Mobile creates new...

    • Downloads: 1174
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build New Roles, Skills, And Structures For L2R Success

    Organization: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    Lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) standardizes, automates, and scales the practices needed to engage with customers across their life cycle — from early prospect to loyal advocate. But early...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:2013 B2B CMO Imperatives

    Driving Growth With Customer Insights, Marketing Automation, And Content Marketing

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs will have three key initiatives to execute on in 2013 in order to separate themselves from the competition in front of empowered business buyers. Marketers must work...

    • Downloads: 1128
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Complex Customer Loyalty Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Are you among the many customer insights professionals trying to boost your customers' loyalty but confused by the number of vendors offering loyalty solutions? The escalating importance of customer...

    • Downloads: 2806
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Master Content Marketing To Drive Engagement, Credibility, And Preference

    Executive Overview: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Today's empowered consumers are in control and telling brands where, when, and how they are open to a mutually valuable exchange of information. To counter growing media fragmentation and consumer...

    • Downloads: 511
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:How Dirty Is Your Data?

    Strategic Plan: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    As personal identity management (PIDM) begins to take shape, companies must think about their customer insights (CI) practices differently. Today's data governance policies — the rules that...

    • Downloads: 601
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Ride The Rise And Fall Of Digital Devices

    The eReader Case Study Illustrates How The Next Wave Of Gadgets Will Play Out

    Our digital era has witnessed the ascent and decline of a stunning number of new devices: The PDA, the digital camera, and the dedicated MP3 player have all risen to prominence only to collapse into...

    • Downloads: 347