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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.

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.

Boris Evelson's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Next-Generation Business Intelligence Is Here — More Automated, Pervasive, And Actionable

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    September 15, 2017Boris Evelson

    Older-generation business intelligence (BI) applications cost too much and take too long to develop and deploy. In the next two to five years, only the insights-driven enterprises — those that can react swiftly to new and constantly changing customer and regulatory requirements — will succeed and survive. In this report, we reveal how application development and delivery (AD&D) pros can transform their existing data and analytics investments into systems of insight with fully automated, pervasive, and actionable BI. This is an update of a previously published report; Forresterreviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms With Majority Cloud Deployments, Q3 2017

    Ten Solutions Offer Choice In An Environment Characterized By Innovation

    September 11, 2017 Martha Bennett, Boris Evelson

    In our 22-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platforms with majority cloud-deployment providers (some of whom also offer complete or partial on-premises options), we identified the 10 most significant ones — 1010data, Altair, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Birst, Domo, GoodData, InsightSquared, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report, along with the companion Forrester Wave™ evaluation of enterprise BI platforms with majority on-premises deployments, Q3 2017, will help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives make the right choice of BI platforms.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms With Majority On-Premises Deployments, Q3 2017

    A Significant Reshuffling Of Vendor Positions In A Changing Landscape

    September 11, 2017Boris Evelson, Martha Bennett

    In our 22-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platforms with majority on-premises deployments providers (that also have cloud deployment options), we identified the 15 most significant ones — BOARD International, IBM, Information Builders, Looker, MicroStrategy, OpenText, Panorama, Pyramid Analytics, Qlik, SAP, SAS, Sisense, Tableau Software, TIBCO Software, and Yellowfin — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report, along with the companion Forrester Wave™ evaluation of enterprise BI platforms with majority cloud deployments, Q3 2017, will help AD&D pros working on BI initiatives make the right choice of BI platforms.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    September 1, 2017Boris Evelson

    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 reinvent the wheel, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives should leverage Forrester's business intelligence playbook — a series of reports with practical and actionable advice on how to jumpstart any BI initiative or turn around a failed one. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: BI Platform Implementation Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q3 2017

    The Top 11 Providers Impress With Their Breadth, Depth, Execution, People, And History Of Success

    July 6, 2017 Tim Sheedy, Frederic Giron, Boris Evelson

    In our 18-criteria evaluation of business intelligence (BI) platform implementation service providers (BIPISPs) in Asia Pacific, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Infosys, PwC, TCS, and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps CIOs and their application development and delivery (AD&D) teams working on BI initiatives and looking to procure BI professional services make the right choice.

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