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GIRISH VASUDEVAN

55 Commons Drive, Shrewsbury MA 01545
774-285-3463

girishnair85@gmail.com

Certified Cognos professional Seeking challenging assignments in
Business Intelligence and Analytics

Profile Summary

Over 7 years of experience in IT industry with hands-on experience in full development
lifecycle with Cognos reporting suite in System analysis, requirement gathering and
specification, software design, development and unit testing in Business Intelligence.

Performed analysis and effective diagnosis of client issues to Identifies key drivers of a defined
problem and proposed solutions using analysis, experience and judgment.

Primarily efficient in building reports using Cognos report studio and modeling with Cognos
framework manager as well as building transformer models for analysis of cubes with cognos
suite 8.x and 10.x

Experience in leading a big team for delivery of development services with minimal
supervision.
Possess excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills with proven abilities in
training, development and planning.
Experience in a client facing role and maintains a strong client services mindset.


Professional Experience

Associate, Cognizant Technology Services (CTS), Chennai (India) and Boston (US) from
September, 2012 – Till Date.

Analyst in Thomson Reuters Chennai from Oct 2011 to September 2012.

Associate Consultant in Saksoft LTD Chennai from July 2009 to Oct 2011.

Technical Skills

Cognos 8.4/10.1.1/10.2.1 - Framework
manager, Transformer, Report studio, Business
Insight& Advanced, Power play client, Active
reports, Analysis Studio, Dynamic Cubes,
Dynamic Analyser.



IBM DB2
MS SQL Server2005
Oracle11g



JavaScript
HTML &CSS
Windows .bat script

Business Intelligence Reporting Tools

Databases

Web Tools / Scripting

Certifications:
1.
2.

IBM Cognos 10 BI Author
IBM Cognos 10 BI Metadata Model Developer

Project Summary
Organization: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Project #1
From

June 2015

Client

TJX Companies INC

To

Project

Information Architecture (IA)

Role

BI & DWH Technical Architect/Developer

Technology

Cognos 10.1.1,10.2.1

Location

DB2, Oracle, MS SQL
Boston Massachusetts

Till Now

Description:
TJX is a retail client and have Business intelligence reports in every aspect of business.
Information Architecture (IA) involves in analyzing the new requirements which we receive from
various application business users. We study the requirement, analyze the feasibility and plan for
development of the same.
Responsibilities:

Interacting with business to understand and collect their requirement.

Validating the requirements to analyze the feasibility and plan the project.

Prepare Functional Requirement Specifications, Detailed project plan and follow required
process for code promotion.

Schedule status meeting and update stakeholders with progress.

Establish “Best Practices” and plan for continuous improvement of process.

Develop the Framework Manager package/Transformer cube’s for the project.

Develop/Provide guidance to the team to develop complex reports/dashboards.

Provide training to new users in Query studio/Report studio.

Project #2
From

September 2012

Client

IFC World Bank

Project

IFC Portfolio Reporting

Role

Technical Lead

Technology

Cognos 10.1.1

Location

Chennai, India

To

May 2015

Oracle

Description:
IFC (part of world bank group) mainly handles private side lending .The data regarding this funding
is made to flow in the system day in and out and it is split into various applications based on the
department. The objective of the project is to create reports for each application which will help the
customer to analyze the data.

Responsibilities:

Understanding business requirements and analyzing the same.

Designing new Framework Manager Packages.

Modifying existing Powerplay Transformer Model.

Designing Cognos Reports and Ensure Zero defects in Delivery.

Developed 19 new Reports and Dashboard as part of this project plan.

Create new job, event studio reports to schedule reports to be delivered to users mailbox
through Cognos scheduler/Trigger.

Established Data Level Security based on users role, Groups and access privileges.

Define Column level securities in the Cognos framework manager to determine the access
of the login user using Parameter Maps and hence display the user’s accessible data alone.

Writing oracle queries to test the report outputs with that of database.

Providing Data extract either from reports or by writing queries to user based on request.

Developed Dimensionally Modelled Relational model to enable Hierarchical presentation of
Organization and Manager Details in reports.

Preparing test plan and Performing Unit Testing on Cognos Reporting objects. Verifying
whether the components developed are in accordance to the requirement.

Organization: Thomson Reuters
From

October 2011

Client

WellPoint HealthCare, US

Project

Account Group Reporting (AGR) Standard Dashboards

Role

Cognos Developer

Technology

Cognos 8.4

Location

To

Sep 2012

MS SQL
Chennai, India

Description:
Thomson Reuter’s Healthcare business provides data, analytics and performance benchmarking
solutions. The Healthcare business provides its customers with solutions to identify savings
improve outcomes, fight fraud and abuse and more efficiently manages their healthcare operations.
We created Standard reports, Executive Summary reports and different Dashboards for WellPoint.
Responsibilities:








Understanding business requirements.
Design & development of Cognos Reports and Dashboards.
Created different kind of custom measures using the in house tool Decision Analyst (DA)
and imported those measures through ODP (On Demand Publish).
Developed List, cross tab, drill through, master-detail, chart and complex reports which
involved Multiple Prompts in Report Studio.
Created Reports using Conditional Blocks and Conditional Formatting.
Created reports with value prompts, Date & time prompts, cascading prompts and Search and
Select prompts.
Developed Reports which uses Complex Dimensional functions.
Created reports with layout and query calculations.
Unit testing and regression testing.

Organization: Saksoft LTD
From

June 2009

Client

Michael Page International, UK

Project

Gateway Reports

Role

Cognos Developer

Technology

Cognos 8.4

Location

To

Oct 2011

Oracle
Chennai, India

Description:
Gateway makes information available across the enterprise with a repository that includes standard
reports, which are automatically generated by the system, creates simple and complex reports
through the selection of a series of powerful filters to subset data, making it immediately available
for reporting and analysis
Responsibilities:











Created Model by importing tables from Data base by using framework manager.
Created Physical layer, Business Layer and Presentation Layer.
Involved in the designing Dimensional Modeling using Cognos Framework Manager,
created Regular & Measure dimensions.
Involved in security activities like data security and providing authorization to user.
Created LIST Reports, CROSSTAB Reports, Combinational Charts, Master Detail Reports &
Drill through Reports by using Report studio.
Created value prompts, Date & time prompts, cascading prompts and Search and Select
prompts.
Created string and Boolean variables for conditional formatting.
Created layout and query calculations.
Extensively used HTML and scripts in Reports creation.
Created a custom portal page for the Client interaction as per the requirement with
portlets contents like Search, Navigator, and Viewer.
Implemented Data, Object & User level security in reports.
Implemented Single signon using integrated windows authentication.

ACADEMICS
Master of Computer Application from Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai,
India
Bachelor of Science from Madras Christian College, Chennai, India

Personal Information
Date of Birth

: February 05, 1986

Sex
Nationality
Marital Status

: Male
: Indian
: Married

Visa Type

: H-1B