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Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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 Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Evolve Data And Analytics Roles And Skills For The Adaptive Enterprise

    Advanced Level: People Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses

    February 26, 2021Boris Evelson, Cinny Little

    Insights-driven businesses (IDBs) must continuously build and improve on five competencies: strategy, people, process, data, and technology. Weaknesses and gaps in any one of the competencies — including the people part of the equation — will decrease the chances for success of the entire IDB approach. This report for senior data and analytics leaders recommends new and emerging roles, responsibilities, and skills that are critical to improving the overall success and adaptiveness of insights-driven efforts as companies strive to become future fit.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Intermediate Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses

    February 17, 2021Boris Evelson

    Turning raw data into actionable insights is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their journey to become insights driven, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies, platforms, solutions, and professional services. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 20 market categories that support creating and scaling business insights across the enterprise. Data and insights leaders should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q4 2020

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    December 8, 2020 Mike Gualtieri, Boris Evelson

    In our 22-criterion evaluation of digital decisioning platform (DDP) providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — ACTICO, CRIF, Decisions, Experian, FICO, FlexRule, IBM, InRule, Pegasystems, Red Hat, SAS, Sparkling Logic, and TIBCO Software — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q3 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 Digital Decisioning Platforms Providers

    August 25, 2020 Mike Gualtieri, Boris Evelson

    Digital decisioning platforms (DDPs) streamline and govern digital decision logic authoring, analytics, and execution, so you don't have to fight an uphill battle to manage business rules and/or decision logic buried in spaghetti code. But to realize these benefits, you will first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. AD&D pros working with their business colleagues should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a DDP provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: More Options, More Confusion — The Paradox Of Intelligent Document Extraction

    Eleven Criteria Will Help You Navigate Through The Fog

    August 24, 2020 Craig Le Clair, Boris Evelson

    Intelligent document extraction platform (IDEP) use case opportunities are heating up. Early solutions offered a high level of automation but a low level of accuracy and provided little insight. Combining computer vision with advances in machine learning has made solutions more valuable and easier to build and maintain. But these improvements make choosing among the platform category alternatives even harder. This report describes the options and provides a downloadable tool to allow enterprise architecture (EA) pros to compare them.

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