Veera Narayanaswamy

Founder & COO

Veera is a perfect mix of energy, passion and talent. His 25+ years of experience in the industry building several successful teams and billion dollar practices are few of his remarkable achievements. Veera is an inventor and futurist and has been the driving force behind many of the market making technologies in the Information Management space and among his creations are the world’s first on-demand Enterprise DW&BI Impact Analysis technology and Data Integration Code Health Improvement Engine. The evolution of BigTapp is because of his strong vision and desire to build a successful company. Veera's passion is anything that is bleeding-edge in technology, from state-of-the-art gadgets to the latest in cars. His strong belief in the power and ability of technology to transform life, has kept him clued to the latest shifts in this space. A perfectionist, he thrives not only in technology excellence but in other innovations as well.

Prior to BigTapp, Veera was with Cognizant as Managing Director and Global head of their Enterprise information Management (EIM) practice. Through his visionary leadership, Veera built and grew the EIM practice to a billion dollar practice and achieved a phenomenal growth (CAGR of ~70%) in the past 13 years.

Veera is known as a Transformational Leader and has turned around two practices in Cognizant. Veera's passion for excellence has helped him succeed in the role of Transformational Leader. Beyond his personal and professional aspirations, this passion has driven his career graph to what it is today. What provides him the adrenalin rush is the excitement of transforming businesses to achieve significant profitable growth, organizational and cultural change.

Veera devised Cognizant’s DW&BI process methodology framework and Award winning best practices - he championed the end-to-end lifecycle project that won the Best Practices Award 2000 from The Data Warehouse Institute [TDWI] in the analytical applications category. Veera powered Cognizant to be the first onsite-offshore company to get this prestigious TDWI award and since then has partnered clients to win many accolades such as Cognos, Informatica, Computerworld, DMReview, Teradata and CIO100 Awards.