Anoop Kumar V K, Business Intelligence

I am Anoop Kumar V K, author of this BI blog. I am a freelance data and BI consultant and also an entrepreneur with PublicBI initiative. I like to use my experience and efforts to help improve businesses by building cost-effective solutions.  17+ years of experience in implementing & leading several end-to-end business intelligence, data warehousing, analytics and data solutions successfully across various sectors for organizations based in Australia, Germany, UK and US in multiple roles.

As a freelancer data/BI consultant, I work on building cost-effective data/BI solutions that improve businesses. Work includes problem specification, envisioning solutions, research, process optimizations, data quality auditing and data improvement, designing and creating solution architectures, development, testing and recommending the best fit set of tools and technologies

Expertise: Data/BI solution development, business analysis, product management/ownership, project management, data analysis, process improvements, agile coaching, mentoring, leading teams and departments. Hands-on on multiple frontend & backend BI tools.

Domains: Fintech (Card Issuing and Payments), EU Public Procurement (Open data), Energy Trading, Fleet Management, Retail, CPG & Gas Upstream

As an entrepreneur I am building (although slowly) solutions that will derive more value out of public data and help both general public and organizations.

  • Author of the published book Business Intelligence Demystified
  • Creator of IBI, Agile KABIPublicBI BIKON , and among others.
  • 2nd prize winner at EUDatathon2018 for the PublicBI EUProc solution.
  • Speaker at EU DataViz 2019.
  • Recipient of several awards for excellence at work.
  • Recognized for setting up effective processes.
  • Proven track record of recruiting and building high-performance BI/Analytics teams.
  • 5+ years at Wirecard, Munich and 8+ years at Infosys at various locations.
  • Highly passionate about data, BI and solutions.
  • Ability to grasp big picture quickly and be in the details when required.
  • Business improvement, positive change & result-oriented with sound technical knowledge.
  • Highly solution-focused, prefer building cost-effective and timely solutions over hyped-solutions.
  • Have an eye for useful & important topics, and a mind that gets highly creative from time to time.
  • Innovative, highly proactive & organized.
  • Continuous learner, I like challenging the status quo & working on continuous self-improvement.
  • BI blogger at Non-BI blogging at
  • Invited to present PublicBI EUProc solution at ESWG meeting, European Commission at Brussels. 
  • Invited to present PublicBI EUProc solution at Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.
  • In the past I was actively answering BI questions on Quora, see Anoop Kumar V K in Quora.
  • Leading and managing both co-located and offshore based BI teams. Lead by example. 

BI Expertise
  • Building, leading and managing BI teams/departments
  • Business analysis and product ownership
  • Envisaging dashboards, KPIs and metrics
  • Solution design and architecture
  • Working in in-house team and as an external
  • Data warehousing 
  • BI tools research
  • Data modeling (especially dimensional modeling)
  • Data profiling
  • Data cleansing
  • Data visualization
  • ETL jobs development (both with ETL tools and scripting)
  • Project management
  • Both on-premises and cloud-based solutions
Some of the BI tools I have hands-on experience are listed

ETL Tools
  • Datastage
  • Ab Initio 
  • BODS
Data VisualizationReporting and Analytics platforms
  • Business Objects (BO)
  • Microstrategy (both EE and Desktop)
  • Google Data Studio 
  • MS Excel
  • Google Sheets
  • Tableau
  • Power BI
  • IBM Watson Analytics
  • Google Big Query
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • My SQL
  • DB2
  • Oracle SQL Data modeler
  • Toad Data modeler
  • Cloud services
  • Python
  • SQL
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I will try my best to answer your BI questions through the blog.

Note : All views expressed by me in this blog are my own and not associated with any of my employers, clients, etc.

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