Professional Journey

  • Ashish is Self-motivated, result-driven Business Intelligence professional, with 7 years of experience in IT and progressive data analysis at large organizations with the mixed computing environment.
  • Strong academic background with masters in computer science; specializing in data analytics; research on analyzing social media data to predict personality for social benefits.
  • Enthusiastic to discover patterns in data, making sense of them and show casing them using BI tools (Power BI, Tableau, DOMO). My goal is to advance state-of-the-art Big data and machine learning.
  • Passionate about learning and implementing big data concepts such as Apache Hadoop framework, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Spark etc. to solve business problems and create impact.
  • Offer skills and great interest in designing and implementing predictive analytical methods and performing statistical analysis on a large amount of data to identify trends, figures and other relevant information.
  • Ability to collaborate with peers in both, business, and technical areas, to deliver optimal business process solutions, in line with corporate priorities.
  • An analytical, hardworking individual with good communication skills & natural ability to be a team player. Possess a strong can-do spirit with the ability to generate an action plan and work accordingly to complete the task on

Work Experience

  • 2017 - Present
    IT Consultant at IntegrationWorx

    • Certified Informatica Cloud data integration Specialist.
    • Implemented client’s business reports into Tableau by installing Tableau server on Google Cloud Platform with the tight deadline of 1 week.
    • Attended several webinars from DOMO University to get a better understanding of DOMO BI tool on deep analysis of real-time organizational data.
    • Provided internal training on BI tools such as DOMO, Power BI to other team members.
    • Discovering and masking sensitive user data using Informatica Test Data Management tool without affecting existing BI reports.

  • 2015 - 2017
    Data Analyst at New Flyer
    Role:

    • Improving business process as an intermediary between Business and IT.
    • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative as well as quantitative data with statistical theories and methods.
    • Creating and publishing weekly, monthly and quarterly status reports and dashboards to make important decisions.
    • Ensuring that the MS Access database is available to all relevant users and is performing properly.

    Accomplishments:

    • Analyzed and implemented a new efficient approach to calculate the backlog over 10 years old existing method by using R. Presented and well appreciated by Manager and Director of the department.
    • Automated the long manual process to enhance robustness and increase speed from 24 hours to 1 hour.
    • Proposed to use the Microsoft Power BI; free open source visualization tool and converted all the existing dashboards into Power BI dashboard (more interactive & descriptive dashboard).
    • An active member of Power BI community to provide solution and suggestion to open requests.
    • Customized dashboard in mobile view for upper management to have access while traveling.
    • Wrote several batch file and VBA macros to speed up the daily routine manual process such as auto backup.

  • 2013 - 2015
    Research Assistant at University of Winnipeg

    • Master’s Thesis: Personality prediction and its applications by using Social Media data (Big data analysis).
    • Project 1: Analysed a large amount of Facebook data for predicting personality from user’s publically available demographic information in social media (around 4,000,000 user’s data).
    • Collaborated with Cambridge University and MIT University for this project. Wrote a survey paper by reading around 150 research papers.
    • Project 2: Analysed data collected through a mobile based application such as SMS, Bluetooth, and accelerometer sensors etc. and prepared the analysis report to study human behavior for well-being and health benefits.
    • Extensively used Excel, SQL and SAS for manipulating, cleaning & processing data and machine learning concepts.
    • Developed the ability to perform necessary statistical experiments and interpretation of results using graphs.
    • Both the projects have been accepted and appreciated at Social Media & Society conference, presented in July 2015 in Toronto.

  • 2012 - 2013
    Software Engineer at Aricent

    • Collected requirements from clients and defined and particularized the requirements by holding meetings.
    • Modeled client requirements and created Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams using MS Visio.
    • Extensively used SQL for accessing and manipulating database systems.
    • Involved in reporting statistical findings to work colleagues and senior managers.
    • Worked closely with QA team and developers to clarify/understand functionality, resolve issues and provided feedback to nail down the bugs.

  • 2011 - 2012
    System Engineer at Infosys

    • Infosys is one of Asia’s largest IT firm. Attained and successfully completed the intense training program at Infosys Global Education Center.
    • Scored CGPA 5 out of 5 throughout in all of the 25 programming and technology tests.
    • Selected in top 25 candidates to be trained in cloud computing technology (Microsoft Azure) for a new project.
    • Migrated the Database from SQL server 2005 to Microsoft SQL Azure.
    • Provided end-user training and documentation for customer reporting services.

  • 2010 - 2011
    Software Engineer at Vichara Technologies

    • Updated and managed several data of current, prospective client’s database with accuracy and confidentiality, in accordance with Data Protection Principles.
    • I was responsible for loading, extracting and validation of client data.
    • Analysed raw data, drawing conclusions & developing recommendations.
    • Performed daily system checks and collecting the data by running the scripts. 

Interest

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Analytics with Python & R
  • Machine Learning
  • Research, Reports and Forecast