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
  • Management & Organization
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    Align Data Management Roles To Create Stronger Business Value

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

    • Downloads: 3193
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quantify The Tangible Business Value Of BI

    Business Case: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    As the demand for pervasive and comprehensive business intelligence (BI) applications increases, so does the complexity and cost of large enterprise BI implementations. Organizations must demonstrate...

    • Downloads: 3005
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Insight With Effective BI Strategy

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    How does an enterprise — especially a large, global one with multiple product lines and multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications — make sense of operations, logistics, and...

    • Downloads: 2228
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile BI Organization

    Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Earlier-generation business intelligence (BI) support centers — organized along the same lines as tech support centers for all other enterprise software — fall short when it comes to BI's...

    • Downloads: 2211
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Implementing Your Business Intelligence Solutions Center

    Mitigate Common Pitfalls To Optimize The Return On Your BI Investment

    The increasing pervasiveness, complexity, and criticality of today's business intelligence (BI) applications have led enterprises to recognize the need for something more formal than a traditional IT...

    • Downloads: 1813
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use HR Analytics To Optimize Talent Processes

    HR Analytics Help Improve Workforce Recruiting, Performance, And Learning

    Human resources (HR) analytics have taken on new importance as organizations strive to hire, develop, and retain the best employees to remain competitive in fields where efficiency and human...

    • Downloads: 1158
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Enterprise BI Survey Q&A: BI Professionals Recognize The Need To Focus Beyond Tools

    Forrester's Perspective On BI Survey Client Responses

    Business intelligence (BI) remains a top priority for many enterprises, but delivering successful BI capabilities goes far beyond just the tools and enabling technologies. Historically, foundational...

    • Downloads: 1006
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends In Business Intelligence Organizational Structures

    This set of data charts presents the results of the May 2011 Global Business Intelligence Organization Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 72
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Get Ready For BI Change

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Market conditions are changing quickly; firms need to make the best possible business decisions at the right time and base them on timely, accurate, and relevant information from business...

    • Downloads: 651
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your BI Environment For Continuous Improvement

    Benchmarks: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Is your investment in business intelligence (BI) returning tangible benefits? If not, are you investing enough in BI, analytics, and big data? How many application development and delivery (AD&D)...

    • Downloads: 604
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Make Customer-Facing BI Agile

    Agile Methods Improve Customer Intelligence

    Customer Intelligence (CI) is a subset of business intelligence (BI); CI and BI professionals share similar struggles, particularly when it comes to implementing applications that produce valuable,...

    • Downloads: 536
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's Time For A User-Driven Enterprise BI Strategy

    John Wanamaker, considered the father of modern advertising, said: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don't know which half." Today, we can ask the same question of a...

    • Downloads: 384
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    All modern enterprises and organizations are drowning in huge oceans of data. It's a double-edged sword, however. On the one hand, having and using this wealth of data can mean the difference between...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile Customer Data Support Organization

    In a customer-centric world, designing, architecting, building, and deploying processes and applications based solely on business requirements no longer works. Leading organizations need to take an...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

    • Downloads: 129
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    Report:BI Effort And Price Estimation Model

    Initial business intelligence deployment efforts are often difficult to predict and may dwarf the investment you made in BI platform software. The effort and costs associated with professional...

    • Downloads: 79