Speakers

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  • IFINTEC 2020 Conference Speakers

    • Murat Ozlu - Citibank Turkey - Assistant General Manager,Treasury & Trade Solutions Head - Turkey, Central Asia & Caucasia

      Murat Ozlu - Citibank Turkey - Assistant General Manager,Treasury & Trade Solutions Head - Turkey, Central Asia & Caucasia

      Murat Ozlu is currently working at Citibank as an Assistant General Manager, responsible for Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) for Turkey, Central Asia and the Caucasus regions. He is based in Istanbul and he has been with Citibank for the last 9 years. He joined Citibank Turkey in 2010 as the Head of TTS Product Sales Group responsible for Corporate and Public Sector clients. He started his career in 1996 in the Finance Department of a multinational corporate institution while he was completing his master’s degree. Afterwards he started his banking career in 1999 at Bankekspres as a Corporate Banking Management Trainee. In the following years, he served as a Corporate Banking Senior RM, Head of Corporate Branch and Regional Head of Commercial Banking in the leading local and global banks such as TEB, HSBC, ABN Amro and RBS. After graduating from Dokuz Eylul University Business Administration Department in 1998, Murat completed his master degree in 2001 in Management and Organization Department of Business Administration Department again at the same university. Murat is married and he has two daughters.

    • Turker Tunbis - ICBC Turkey Bank - Head of E-Banking

      Turker Tunbis - ICBC Turkey Bank - Head of E-Banking

      He completed his undergraduate education on Economy and his graduate study on Business Administration. After working as a DJ and voice-over professionally for 5 years, he started to work in banking sector in 2001. During his banking career, he worked on various departments like call center, credit allocation, project management, digital channels management and took active role in merger&acquisition of 3 banks of which one is in Poland. He works on recycling and wooden furniture projects at a small atelier at his house. He holds CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and SCRUM certificates.

    • Funda Oney - HSBC - CIO

      Funda Oney - HSBC - CIO

    • Bulent Ersoz - TEB - Card Payment System Director

      Bulent Ersoz - TEB - Card Payment System Director

      Bulent Ersoz is an expert in Payment Systems. He has been working heavily in the finance sector more than 20 years. Currently, Bulent is member of TEB Retail Management Committee and leads TEB’s Issuing and Acquiring Business. His responsibility is in full aspect of the product development, product management, sales coordination, p&l responsibility, vendor relationship of all types of Credit Card, Debit Card, Prepaid Card and Acquiring. With his leadership, TEB has been one of the fastest growing banks in sector in both of the major product lines and strong profit contribution to the Bank.

    • Ozlem Sema Dincer - Yapi Kredi Bank - Director, Digital Banking Applications Development

      Ozlem Sema Dincer - Yapi Kredi Bank - Director, Digital Banking Applications Development

      Ozlem Sema Dincer is responsible for Digital Channels, Customer Relations Center and Self Service Banking technologies in Yapi Kredi Bank. Prior to Yapi Kredi, Ozlem was responsible for digitalizing financial services on automotive sector, in Doguş Technology. She also worked for Garanti Technology early in her career for 12 years. Ozlem has Bachelor’s degree from Hacettepe University and Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from ITU. During her 19-year career journey, she took part in end-to-end development of ERP systems, digital transformation projects, international projects, R&D and innovation projects. Providing value-adding technology solutions has always been her basic motivation.

    • Mahmut Sinan Sarikaya - Ziraat Technology (A Subsidiary of Ziraat Bank) - Analytic Banking Group Manager

      Mahmut Sinan Sarikaya - Ziraat Technology (A Subsidiary of Ziraat Bank) - Analytic Banking Group Manager

      He graduated from Mathematics Department of Middle East Technical University and started his career at Software Development Department of Isbank as Software Expert at 1999. He completed his MBA at Banking Department of Business Administration Faculty of Gazi University. Since 2002, he worked at Ziraat Technology as Software Expert, Group Leader and Service Manager respectively. He is working as Analytic Banking Group Manager since March 2017.

    • Okan Acar - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - Digital Transformation Group Manager

      Okan Acar - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - Digital Transformation Group Manager

      Okan has 19 years of banking experience in several departments including Credit Analysis, Product Development, Retail Marketing, SME Marketing, Digital Marketing and Private Banking Marketing. He also taught undergraduate courses at private universities for 3 semesters. He has a PhD in Finance at Istanbul University. In addition, he has an advanced CMB license, credit and corporate rating licenses and a BES certificate. Since April-2018, he has been working on the digital transformation program of Kuveyt Turk with the main objective of maximizing Customer Experience.

    • Unal Sezer - QNB Finansbank - Group Manager, Internet and Mobile Banking Channels

      Unal Sezer - QNB Finansbank - Group Manager, Internet and Mobile Banking Channels

      Unal Sezer has more than fifteen years of IT experience especially in banking and finance industry. He completed his undergraduate education on Department of Computer Engineering in 2003. He has completed master’s studies on artificial intelligence in 2007. Between 2003 and 2011 he had worked as application development consultant at Sabanci Group. In 2011 he took part as software team leader at QNB Finansbank internet banking, call center channel projects and Enpara.com internet and call center channels which was first branchless banking in Turkey. Currently he is working as group manager of internet and mobile banking channels at QNB Finansbank / IBTECH. He had previously spoken at IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference, IDC IOT & Analytics, BigData and Cognitive/AI Services Conference, GDG, academic conferences, university social programs etc. Also he is columnist at technology magazines (FintechTime, BTHaber, TechInside) and he is also coaching voluntarily to start-up companies in IT sector. He is still mentoring 60+ senior software engineers and analysts. Also, he is AI consultant at Pearson Professional Programs.

    • Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - Private Systems Division Manager

      Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - Private Systems Division Manager

      He started his career in the midst of 1980 as author and editor at MacWorld, PC World and PC Magazine. He started his professional career in 1993 at IT Department of Pamukbank. Until 2007, he developed Credit Cards banking package and software, he took role in adapting IBM’s Core Banking packet into the design of Pamukbank Core Banking system, he worked as a project manager and technical manager in the installation of many projects like Pamukbank Digiturk TV Banking, Internet Banking. Since 2007 at the unit he worked, he managed ITSM (IT Service Management) and CSI (Continual Service Improvement) projects that supplied comprehensive innovative transformations to implement global best practices in IT by service oriented approach and IT process model compatible to regulations. He has CRISC (Certified Risk and Information Systems Control), TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) and ITIL-Foundation certificates and he was a former board member of ISACA Turkey and itSMF-Turkey Chapter. Currently he is working at Private Systems Department and he’s responsible from following areas; IT Business Continuity, Capacity ve Performance Management, Data Management, Financial Systems Management and User Experience Design.

    • Visal Ahmet Ozten - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Manager, Alternative Delivery Channels Department

      Visal Ahmet Ozten - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Manager, Alternative Delivery Channels Department

      Visal Ahmet Ozten has almost 20 years of experience in Payment Systems. He has also worked for several banks in Turkey and abroad as manager in Payment Systems and Dijital Channels Departments. Visal Ahmet Ozten was working for Credit Europe bank in Kyiv and Bucharest for 5 years as Credit Cards Group Head previously and his current position is Manager in Albaraka Turk Participation Bank Alternative Delivery Channels Department. He has completed master’s studies in 2012 in Okan University Banking Department while he holds BA degree. He is one of the instructors in the bank and he was member of Security Council and Operation Technology Council of BKM while he also was a representative in different work groups. He led many projects in Payment Systems Operations and Alternative Delivery Channels, Project and Product Management Departments of different banks. Main projects Visal managed are card schemes launching projects, EMV conversions, loyalty projects, payments system infrastructure projects, Display Card which can generate OTP, Mobile wallet, Internet banking and mobile branch can be mentioned here.