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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    Report:Benchmark Your BI Environment For Continuous Improvement

    Benchmarks: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business intelligence (BI) initiatives need to understand whether their BI environment is performing well or could use a strategy...

    • Downloads: 783
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile BI Organization

    Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Getting actionable insights from data, AKA business intelligence (BI), is key to enterprise success and competitive differentiation, and Agile BI is one of the ways to make it successful. This...

    • Downloads: 2531
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Boost Customer Insights With Actionable Marketing Dashboards

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

    In this report, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros will learn about the strategies, goals, objectives, and challenges that their customer insights (CI) colleagues face when defining...

    • Downloads: 125
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Establish Ongoing Processes To Assess Your Business Intelligence Maturity

    Assessment: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Forrester's business intelligence (BI) maturity self-assessment model helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals assess the maturity of their current BI environments. It also...

    • Downloads: 888
  • 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: 131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Business Intelligence In The Not-Too-Distant Future — More Automated, Pervasive, Actionable

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Today's business intelligence (BI) applications cost too much and take too long to develop and deploy. In the next two to five years, only the enterprises that can react swiftly to new and constantly...

    • Downloads: 157
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quantify The Tangible Business Value Of BI

    Business Case: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    The business case report of the business intelligence (BI) playbook guides application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on BI initiatives through the maze of BI business case...

    • Downloads: 3270
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI On BI: How To Manage The Performance Of BI Initiatives

    Performance Management: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Most enterprises still rely mostly on anecdotal evidence of business users' level of satisfaction with business intelligence (BI), and not all BI tools quantitatively measure BI performance. In this...

    • Downloads: 903
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: SAP Acquires Roambi, Opens New Chapter In Mobile BI

    On February 16, 2016, SAP announced the acquisition of the Roambi mobile business intelligence (BI) suite of solutions and its key assets. The deal leaves the market without any significant...

    • Downloads: 85
  • 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: 483
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update 2015: Forrester’s BI Maturity Assessment Tool

    Forrester recommends using this business intelligence (BI) maturity assessment tool at the beginning of any BI initiative to help you better understand your current state and strategic priorities....

    • Downloads: 269
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Big Data Text Analytics

    Take Action From Customer Insights Hidden In Unstructured Data

    Without the insights buried in petabytes of unstructured data, your customer view will never be complete. But most of the axioms, best practices, and technologies used for structured data do not...

    • Downloads: 344
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    Report:Vendor Landscape: Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting BI Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that keeps picking up speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. The result: there are now more than 50 vendors in the...

    • Downloads: 777