Speakers

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  • IFINTEC 2021 Conference Speakers

    • Gokhan Eker - Akbank - IT Architecture and Core Banking Applications Development Senior Vice President

      Gokhan Eker - Akbank - IT Architecture and Core Banking Applications Development Senior Vice President

      Gokhan Eker graduated from Computer Science Engineering Department of Ege University and he also completed his MBA study at Yeditepe University. After working Information Technologies departments of Eczacibasi and Yapi Kredi Bank, he started to work at Information Technologies body of Akbank in 2006. After working 7 years as Project and Program Manager at Project Management Department, he worked as Treasury and Investment Applications Manager for 3 years. He has been working as IT Architecture and Core Banking Applications Development Senior Vice President since 2017.

    • Funda Oney - HSBC - CIO

      Funda Oney - HSBC - CIO

    • Murat Yilmaz - The Interbank Card Center - IT Infrastructure and Operations Senior Vice President

      Murat Yilmaz - The Interbank Card Center - IT Infrastructure and Operations Senior Vice President

      Murat Yilmaz has 25 years of IT experience in finance and telco industries. Now, he is responsible for IT Infrastructure and Operations in BKM (Interbank Card Center) since 2014. He also worked for Turkcell for 10 years in several positions. His main interests are operational excellence, automation and cloud. Murat gathered his Bachelor’s degree from METU Computer Engineering and his Master’s degree from Yeditepe University Computer Engineering departments.

    • 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.

    • Gurhan Cam - DenizBank - Digital Generation Banking Senior Vice President

      Gurhan Cam - DenizBank - Digital Generation Banking Senior Vice President

      Gurhan started his professional life in Fortisbank as Management Trainee on Corporate Banking. By ending 3 years in banking, Gurhan converted his career to IT business and soon became Department Head of Core Banking IT Projects and accordingly Department Head of Retail Banking. Throughout his 8 years IT career Gürhan has successfully built business in both local and international projects. At March 2012 Gurhan has attended the foundation team of Digital Generation Banking at DenizBank as Department Head of Innovative Special Projects. By returning to banking business he has played leading role in building up new generation products and services in past 3 years. He is one of the architecture of award winning products FastPay, Twitter Loan, MobilDeniz, Direct Banking Platform (DijitalDeniz). He has spent many effective efforts resulting with DenizBank’s “Most Innovative Bank Of The Year” and “Global Innovator” title winning. Through the pipeline he gained the MSc degree on “Strategic Marketing and Brand Management”. Now he is working as Digital Generation Banking Senior Vice President, responsible from Mobile Platforms, Direct Banking and Digital Payment Systems. He is also President of DenizBank Innovation Committee coordinating the Innovation process all around the bank.

    • 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.

    • Cuneyt Dincer - Garanti Bank - Digital Banking, Digital Agile Projects Manager

      Cuneyt Dincer - Garanti Bank - Digital Banking, Digital Agile Projects Manager

      Cuneyt Dincer has completed his primary and secondary education at Arı College. After finishing Science High School, he has entered the Economics Department at Bilkent University in 1997. After graduating in 2001, he had different responsibilities in Turkey's leading financial institutions, related to Online Banking, Websites Management, ATMs, Kiosks, Voice Technologies and Mobile Financial Services. He has taken several managerial positions in all of the digital channels, created new platforms with these technologies, and developed innovative projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing digital channels. In 2007 he has participated Dogus Group as Eureko Insurance Alternative Delivery Channels Manager. After 2009 he has taken managerial roles in the Digital Banking in Garanti Bank. He has introduced many successful digital projects in the Turkish financial market and led several international award-winning digital applications. Currently, he continues to work in the Garanti Bank as Manager of Digital Agile Projects Manager.

    • Ercan Tuzun - Vakif Participation Bank - Digital Banking and Payment Solutions Vice President

      Ercan Tuzun - Vakif Participation Bank - Digital Banking and Payment Solutions Vice President

      He graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Selcuk University in 2006. Between 2004 and 2009 he worked at various technology companies as software consultant and software architect. Between 2009 and 2015 he worked at Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank and he worked in the fields of the development of the software infrastructure and the enterprise architecture in scope of the Core Banking Transformation Project. He started to work in the body of the Information Technologies in the process of the establishment of Vakif Participation Bank in 2015. During this process, he took important tasks in the infrastructure and installation, development and integration of Core Banking, Digital Banking and Payment Systems. After the establishment process of Vakif Participation Bank, he worked as software consultant, software architect, technical team leader and unit manager at Vakif Participation mobile branch, internet banking, call center channels transformation projects. At the same process, he provided the development of different payment systems products in the fields of POS, Soft POS, Virtual POS, ATM and Credit Cards. Currently Ercan Tuzun has been working as Digital Banking and Payment Solutions Vice President in the body of the Information Technologies and Digital Banking Directorate of Vakif Participation Bank and he is responsible from the product and application development of Digital Banking, Customer and User Experience, Digital Channels and Payment Systems.

    • Frank Kretschmer - Dermalog - Head of Strategic Business and Innovation Development

      Frank Kretschmer - Dermalog - Head of Strategic Business and Innovation Development

      Frank Kretschmer is head of strategic business and innovation development at DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH. He is specialized in the evaluation of disruptive business concepts and the development of new strategic fields of business, e.g. in the context of authentication methods based on single and multimodal biometrics. As part of his position, he is also responsible for implementing a Biometric Identification and Payment Platform. He has more than 12 years of experience, including as an IT strategy consultant, where he was responsible for the introduction of interoperable payment systems and the implementation of large bank transformations in the context of regulatory compliance.

    • 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.

    • Onur Gurcan - The Interbank Card Center - Vice President, Corporate IT Architecture & Application Development

      Onur Gurcan - The Interbank Card Center - Vice President, Corporate IT Architecture & Application Development

      He completed his education in METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 2001. Then, after working in Yapi Kredi Bank's System and Software Development departments for 5 years, he continued his career in Internet Banking Software Development department in Akbank Information Technologies. After a five-year career in Akbank, he founded G-LCK Consulting Co. as his own entrepreneurship. During this time, he participated in many projects including software development, agile transformation, electronics and automation. For the last two years, he has been working as vice president in the Corporate IT Architecture & Application Development department in BKM(Interbank Card Center).

    • Selma Yaldiz - TEB Finansman - Digital and System Development Senior Manager

      Selma Yaldiz - TEB Finansman - Digital and System Development Senior Manager

      Selma Yaldiz graduated from Mathematics Department of Bogazici University. She worked in IT for 20 years in several positions. She started her career at Koc Finans in 2000 as Software Specialist. She went on her career at TEB – BNP Paribas as Software Development Manager between 2007-2011. She has been working at TEB Finansman as Digital and Transformation Senior Manager since 2011. She implements transformation strategy and applies digital solutions to the company.