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Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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Boris serves application development and delivery professionals. He is a leading expert in insights-driven business (IDB) capabilities. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define IDB 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 IDB strategies and roadmaps, including a holistic look at people, process, data, and technology components. Boris also continues to explore emerging trends such as infusion of AI capabilities into IDB technologies and how advanced IDB capabilities are a key part of modern adaptive enterprises.

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 serves application development and delivery professionals. He is a leading expert in insights-driven business (IDB) capabilities. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define IDB 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 IDB strategies and roadmaps, including a holistic look at people, process, data, and technology components. Boris also continues to explore emerging trends such as infusion of AI capabilities into IDB technologies and how advanced IDB capabilities are a key part of modern adaptive enterprises.

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 Most Recent Research

Research

Enable An Insights-Driven Business

Vision: The Insights-Driven Business Playbook

Becoming an advanced insights-driven business (IDB) — one that uses data, analytics, and software in closed, continuously optimized loops to differentiate...

10 min read
Research

Chart Your Course To Insights-Driven Business Maturity

Invest Across Five Competencies To Reap Tangible Benefits
April 27th, 2021 | Boris Evelson

Charting your journey to advanced insights-driven business maturity requires balanced investment in five key competencies: strategy, practices, internal...

7 min read
Research

Now Tech: Augmented BI Platforms, Q2 2021

Forrester's Overview Of 40 Augmented BI Platform Providers
April 14th, 2021 | Boris Evelson

You can use business intelligence (BI) platforms augmented with AI functionality — augmented BI — to turn raw data into meaningful signals and then turn...

6 min read
Research

Evolve Data And Analytics Roles And Skills For The Adaptive Enterprise

Advanced Level: People Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses
February 26th, 2021 | Boris Evelson , Cinny Little

Insights-driven businesses (IDBs) must continuously build and improve on five competencies: strategy, people, process, data, and technology. Weaknesses...

11 min read
Research

The Forrester Tech Tide™: Enterprise Business Insights And Analytics, Q1 2021

Intermediate Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses
February 17th, 2021 | Boris Evelson

Turning raw data into actionable insights is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their journey to...

18 min read