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Boris Evelson

VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

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. He 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. He 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.

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, He was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. He cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan. Prior to JPMorgan, He served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse

Latest from Boris Evelson

The power to define how business is won has shifted into the hands of digitally empowered customers— both businesses and consumers—displacing information and control over distribution or manufacturing. With mobile devices, the Internet, and all-but-unlimited access to information about products, services, prices, and deals, customers are now well-informed...