GIS Business Analyst

Professional more than 7 years of experience in Geo-Analytics and its application in insurance/reinsurance industry. Good project management skills, including the ability to design and implement innovative methods that directly impact workflow, strategy & operations and overall performance.

Last Resume Update August 11, 2017
Address Bangalore, India
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Swiss Re
Business Analyst, GEO Services
Jul 2010 - Current
CatNet1 & GEOportal2: Main responsible for the overall functioning of the online hazard portal
which includes software development, data preparation & updating different catastrophic event
datasets, model development, maintenance, coordination and training for internal stakeholders
and external clients. Understanding, creating and delivering Business solutions for clients which
can be delivered through CatNet (web services)
GEO Database3: Data preparation, update and maintenance of Centralized GEODB using
SQL, Python and Oracle. Creating Scripts for GEO database update, QC and other GIS analysis
using Python and SQL
Catastrophic Modeling: Natural Catastrophe modeling and data preparation for various perils
(Earthquake, Tropical Cyclone, Flood using DEM, Thematic images, Satellite imageries) that
would be used as the base data for developing models for pricing
Web Mapping Service (WMS): Implementation & Development of web-services and web
applications from the hazard atlas for external clients and also implementing back end changes
on the Java platform along with the developers. Business solution delivered to clients through web apps customized
Cartography: Customized digital Cartographic maps for Underwriters, Client managers and various internal stakeholders and publications
Underwriting: Underwriting support using NatCat tools for Pricing (RiskLink, MSP) and GIS analysis
QA & QC: Setting up quality control procedures and workflows for spatial data, Quality check, Quality Assurance & Documentation
Others: Tool Development for GEO services in various projects. GEO Desk (Internal and External Clients mailbox), GIS analysis. Responsible for Geospatial analytics, from creating customized solutions for clients across the globe which involves understanding the requirement, conceptualizing, coordinating, developing and delivering to the client which adds immense value to our business proposition
• Tools: Geospatial: ArcGIS 9.x, 10.x, QGIS, GEOserver, Google maps API's, DBMS, ArcGIS Server Manager, PostGIS, SQL Server, Benthic Golden6, Python, Web services(WMS)
• Agile development for each tasks which include daily Scrum calls, resolve tickets in JIRA, code handling in Git Hub
• Liaison with clients on training and presentations. Collaboration with teams across the globe on spatial analytics delivering solutions


Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), Münster, Germany/Dept. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos (LSI), Castellón, Spain
2008-10: Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Geospatial Technologies (MSc)
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
GIS, DBMS, Remote Sensing, Web services, SDI, INSPIRE, Java, Ontology, Programming,
UML, Image Analysis, Statistics, R, Point Pattern Analysis, Earth Observations, Advanced
Cartography, Metadata Standards, Meteorological data standards & Interoperability
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India
2005 - 2007: Masters in Resource Management (MFSc)
Sep 2005 - Aug 2007
Resource management, GIS, Remote Sensing, Population Dynamics, Geo- Statistics, Project
Formulation & Regulations, Economics & Marketing, Stock Assessment & Modeling
College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India
2001-05: Bachelors in Fisheries Science (BFSc)
Sep 2001 - Aug 2005
Resource Management, Aquaculture, Economics, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry,
Environmental and Ecology

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