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Kriste Kolasa, MBA, CISM, CSM, PMP and SA

Kriste Kolasa, MBA, CISM, CSM, PMP and SA

IT Director | Architect | Program Manager with passion for Strategy | Business & IT Alignment | Program Delivery | PMO | PMI | Agile | SAFe | Governance | Cloud | Compliance | Cyber Security | Regulatory | Operations

Las Vegas Metropolitan Area

IT Director | Cyber Security Director | Architect | Program Manager

★How do businesses with limited resources strive to leverage their IT investments to drive revenue, transform, reduce costs, & ensure meeting its compliance & cyber security requirements? ★

As an experienced technology leader, I am able to solve this by looking at the gaps in technology utilization with a cross-reference to the company’s business goals so that implemented technology solutions are able to bridge those gaps & support the company’s regulatory, compliance, revenue, transformation or cost savings targets.

I address this by leveraging solution implementations that include the use of multiple technologies, integrations & process improvement efforts. Business leaders value my feedback on their technology selection & delivery plans for the company. End users & managers appreciate my attention to detail when planning & delivering a technology solution for their area.

I am an accomplished IT leader with extensive experience in strategic IT portfolio management, spearheading architecture, delivery & governance of enterprise level programs & projects. Willing to travel & relocate.

Specialties:
•IT Strategic Direction & Planning
•Business Engagement Management
•Digital Transformation | Collaboration | Customer Experience
•IT Portfolio | Product Roadmaps | Prioritization
•Data | Enterprise | Solution | Architecture | EA | SA | SOA
•Cloud | IaaS | PaaS | SaaS
•Portfolio | Program | Product | Project Management
•Cyber Security | Data Privacy | Regulatory | Compliance
•Governance | ARB | PRB | Agile | Scrum | SAFe | PMBOK | ITIL
•Budget | Forecast | Financials
•Analytics | KPI | Metrics
•IT Supplier | Vendor Management
•Audit | Influence | Risk Assessments
•Communication | Creativity | Problem Solver
•Coaching | Mentoring | Team Building

Domain Knowledge:
•Commercial | Indian Casinos | Online | Mobile Gaming | iGaming
•Hospitality | Entertainment
•Race & Sports Book
•Food & Beverage | Retail
•Marketing (CRM, B2C, B2B)
•e-Commerce | Kiosks | Mobility
•Cyber Security | IT Security | Audits
•Data Privacy | GDPR | CCPA | HIPAA | PCI | PHI | PII | IP
•Regulatory | Risk | Compliance | AML/BSA | GCB | GRC | IRS | SOX
•Cloud | IaaS | PaaS | SaaS | DevOps | DevSecOps
•Innovation | R&D

Lets connect for discussions or job opportunities at: kriste.kolasa@gmail.com or 702-683-4316

IT Director | Program Director | Transformation | IT Portfolio | Program Manager | PMP | PMO | Scrum | Agile | SAFe | Architect | Azure | AWS | GCP | DevOps | Audit | Cloud | Cyber Security | Compliance | GRC


Experience:

  • IT Specialist (Hewlett Packard (HP))
  • Cloud Program Manager (Dell Technologies)
  • IT Director of Strategic Innovation & Integration (MGM MIRAGE)
  • IT Director Portfolio and Program Management (Caesars Entertainment, Inc.)
  • IT Director of Business Engagement (Las Vegas Sands Corporation (LVSC))
  • IT Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture (Las Vegas Sands Corporation (LVSC))
  • Cyber Security Program Manager (Caesars Entertainment, Inc.)
  • IT Business Systems Analyst (BSA) (Hewlett Packard (HP))
  • Senior Information Technology Project Manager (Caesars Entertainment Corporation)
  • IT Director of Business and Systems Analysis (MGM MIRAGE)
  • IT Program Manager (Caesars Entertainment, Inc.)

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