|I have been into computing stuff at the age of 14 and my professional career started in 1994. As of mid 2002, I have more than
7 years of professional experience in various IT disciplines ranging from mission critical financial environments to multinational
organisations, from corporate e-commerce projects to my own entrepreneurial ventures.
Entrepreneurship : March 2001 - Present : Istanbul
Business Developer & Chief Technology Architect
Çağrı Gürbüz, İlker Çilingir (two friends of mine) and I founded Senardi - an information services company - focused on corporate web projects,
e-commerce applications, innovative value added services and mobile entertainment in June 2001. Here we had a chance to face the challenges of creating one's own brand.
Senardi gave me a unique opportunity of acting as a share holder, business developer, chief technology architect and salesman. Due to heavy financial crisis in Turkey, Senardi
is having hard times rightnow but anyway it's nice to have something on your own :)
In October 2001, I met a guy via an Internet newsgroup. He told me that he was running an ICT news portal and offered me to join forces. I accepted and
now we are running Bilisim Cumhuriyeti together with Volkan Gazioğlu.
Bilisim Cumhuriyeti is one of the most respected ICT news portals now in Turkey, featuring local and foreign upto date ICT news together with value
added reviews and interviews.
Turk.Net : December 1999 - February 2001 : Istanbul
Turk.Net was planning to take active role in B2C e-commerce and I was employed to set company's e-commerce
strategies. I was responsible from:
Business plan preparationAcquisition & design & outsourcing of the e-commerce platformLeading the e-commerce teamProject managementIntegrations with 3rd party e-commerce sites
Development of value added e-commerce servicesIntegrations with logistics and payment providers
E-Commerce Team and I, have introduced some unique e-commerce concepts such as Conceptual Shopping, Shop in Context and Cost per Click to the Turkish e-commerce market.
I have also participated in the redesign phases of corporate web sites of Akbank, Aksigorta and
Sabanci Holding during my assignment in Turk.Net.
Xerox : August 1998 - July 1999 : Istanbul
Printing Systems Analyst
I was in enterprise printing systems sales group and was responsible from providing pre & post sales technical support for sales activities. Here I had a great chance to get acquinted with sales concepts,
proposal preparation, selling a solution and implementing what has been sold. Some of my responsibilities were:
Participation in pre-sales activitiesCustomer need analysis and determination of the right solutionUtilization of 3rd party hardware & software enablers
Application protoyping and deployment using XGF on Sun SolarisPost-sales supportAssessment of document management solutions such as Documentum and InputAccel
Superonline : August 1997 - January 1998 : Istanbul
I joined Superonline right after I have completed my military service and became
a member of the e-commerce software development team which was responsible from the development of a multi-merchant B2C shopping mall.
I have done server side programming using Perl, MLE (Meta Language Extention) and Oracle stored procedures on Netscape Merchant Server and Netscape Publishing System.
I had a chance to utilize the SET 1.0 protocol (using GlobeSet wallet) together with a proprietary payment solution.
Turhish General Staff : August 1996 - August 1997 : Ankara
During the last 12 months of my military service, I worked as IT Officer in Turkish General Staff. Some of my responsibilities were:
Administration of an 80 client Windows NT LANSoftware development using Delphi 1.0 C/SUser trainings and support on MS Office products
YKB Technology : January 1994 - April 1996 : Istanbul
Systems Development Engineer
I have started my professional career in a mission critical financial environment in YKB Technology. I had the overall
responsibility of the export project. I have gained extensive experience on full software development life cycle in various banking projects.
Succeeded in completing a major conversion project affecting 400+ branches on time and in an error free manner.
My scope of work was:
Analysis of business requirements with functional groupsProject management of the export projectSoftware development, test and deployment using PL/I, COBOL II, DB2 and CICS on IBM ES90007x24 application support