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:Market Overview: Text Analytics

    Expand Your Big Data Capabilities With Unstructured Text Analytics

    The big promise of big data to deliver better insights to enterprise decision-makers will not fully materialize unless business intelligence (BI) and analytics incorporate all available sources of...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Boost Your Business Insights By Converging Big Data And BI

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What is the difference between business intelligence (BI) and big data? Is big data just a more modern version of BI, or are there significant differences? If they are different, what are the typical...

    • Downloads: 280
  • 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: 583
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: It's Not Your Grandfather's Open Source BI Market Any Longer

    In a dizzying 1-2-3 succession, three leading business intelligence (BI) vendors whose software and business models are to various degrees based on open source have been acquired within the last nine...

    • Downloads: 86
  • 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: 2191
  • 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: 633
  • 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: 2984
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Performance Management: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is often defined as processes and technologies to manage business performance, with the ultimate goal of making more informed decisions based on real data, not hunches. But...

    • Downloads: 713
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update 2014: Forrester’s BI Maturity Assessment Tool

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

    • Downloads: 267
  • 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 working on BI projects to quickly assess the maturity of their...

    • Downloads: 734
  • 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: 215
  • 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: 2214