The DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) Announce two DASA Ambassadors for Finland and the Nordics
Enterprises globally are embracing the DASA DevOps Competence Model. DASA Ambassadors provide them a local resource as they transform to a DevOps way of working.
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, April 25, 2018 –
I am extremely pleased to announce two incredible IT professionals that will represent DASA in their home country of Finland and across the Nordics. Both are senior thought leaders and active consulting and training partners for DASA. Both are invested in evangelizing why skills and knowledge matter to the new IT way of working which is DevOps. says, Deborah Burton, Managing Director of DASA.
Having found a real dynamic-duo to represent DASA in the Nordic Region
Deborah Burton Managing Director DASA
Having found a real dynamic-duo to represent DASA in the Nordic Region. It is my pleasure first to welcome Sari Alander – Lead Consultant at Knowit. Sari is a change leader and agile champion with a keen interest in people’s behavior and organizational development. She is always looking to create change through people and in supporting them with the right tools and processes to get the job done. Her passion is in facilitating the development of people, organizational culture, and operational excellence. She has DASA, Scrum, ISTQB, IPMA, PRINCE2 and MoP certificates. At the moment she works mostly with DevOps, Agile and Lean coaching in organizations and team levels. Her various job roles earlier have covered areas of change, portfolio, project, product and process management, DevOps, Agile and Lean changes, international sourcing and procurement, product development and testing, audits and assessments.
What I love about DASA DevOps is the skill and knowledge model and its emphasis on organizational and cultural aspects. I am genuinely excited to about joining DASA as an Ambassador in the Nordics as it will offer me an unsurpassable opportunity to share the message of DevOps greatness – something we have already discovered at Knowit. We have had numerous opportunities to improve our own and our customers’ ways of working with learnings gained from the DASA DevOps Competence Model which very much supports Knowit’s aim of creating unique client value by offering the best tools and expertise. says Alander.
The second member of the dynamic duo is Veikko Nokkala. Veikko is a DevOps Coach, Trainer, and Consultant at Digia. Veikko thrives on improving ways of working and implement DevOps culture and operational model. He has a wide range of experience in different areas of business and IT working as an entrepreneur, project manager, coach, consultant, and trainer. Currently counting 16 different IT certifications, he has proven his knowledge in various areas related to IT services entire lifecycle. This vast knowledge gives him a holistic view on DevOps, and he feels strongly about DASA DevOps competence model and qualification program and its possibilities to help organizations improve their ways of working. The end goal for him is to help organizations deliver high quality and valuable IT services efficiently with the entire IT lifecycle in mind. In addition to working as a DASA Ambassador in Nordics, he works at Digia where he is helping Digia and Digia’s customers to excel in delivering IT services.
I have been involved with DASA since almost the beginning and was the first person certified in Finland. I think that DASA offers a tremendous holistic view of DevOps and the courses I have delivered have received great feedback. So I feel truly honored to join DASA as an Ambassador in the Nordics. We at Digia are devoted to improving our ways of working and the DASA DevOps competence model gives us good insight on where we need to improve – because of course, it’s all about continuous improvement. As a DASA Ambassador, I aim to spread the word on DevOps, its best practices and undoubtedly contribute to the development of the DASA competence model. says Nokkala.