Ms. Sona Saha Das

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Ms. Sona Saha Das

Head of Data & Integration
M. H. Alshaya Co, Kuwait


 Establishing and building the Data Governance, IT Transition, and independent QA teams from the ground-up while overseeing the five major workstreams: Data Governance & Management, Test Management, IT Transition, Service Delivery & Release Management. • Built teams ground up for Data Governance & Management as well as an independent QA Governance team and IT Transition team • Responsible and accountable for the governance & architecture of Data of 90+ brands, across the Middle East, Russia, Poland, and Turkey • Ensure adoption of optimum data architecture to maintain quality and interoperability across all applications • Develop and implement standard data policies and governance structure to optimize daily operations; define KPIs and benchmarks to measure and track progress and growth • Work very closely with enterprise architects & application architects to create the right data architecture and integration topology • Oversee the independent QA governance for all business applications, NRFs, OAT, and performance test. • Manage IT transition of all applications and infrastructure; analyze new applications/services and ensure they are optimized and service support prior to release into operations; lead a team of four in ensuring compliance • Direct and administer the entire release change management process with a team of 11 in ensuring there is a

seamless integration of the applications development into production; control all delivered changes • Defined and ensured adoption of & adherence to the Test Governance Strategy and execution standards, IT Transition approach exhaustive checklist, and Transition Stage gate criteria • Manage the service delivery team in accordance with ITIL using Service Now & JIRA along with CMDB