Speakers

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  • IFINTEC 2022 Conference Speakers

    • Halil Ozcan - Burgan Bank Turkey - Chief Digital Officer

      Halil Ozcan - Burgan Bank Turkey - Chief Digital Officer

      Halil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Galatasaray University, in Istanbul, Turkey. He has 15+ years of professional experience in financial services and technology management with a wide range of innovation projects mostly focused on digital banking, and new technologies. Halil is Chief Digital Officer for Burgan Bank Turkey and leading neo bank “ON” as a business line. Prior to Burgan Bank he was in charge of sales and marketing of digital bank CEPTETEB at Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) BNP Paribas JV in Turkey. He had participated several roles in business development, marketing, mobile strategy including launch of CEPTETEB Pure digital bank. He also worked as consultant for IBM and focused on financial services projects such as new channel development for banks and insurance companies. Halil is fluent in Turkish, English and French.

    • Aziz Fahri Arkan - AgeSA - Executive Vice President, Business Technologies

      Aziz Fahri Arkan - AgeSA - Executive Vice President, Business Technologies

    • Erkan Dervis - Fibabanka - Director of Digital Channels

      Erkan Dervis - Fibabanka - Director of Digital Channels

      Erkan is the Director of Digital Channels in Fibabanka. Responsible for Internet and Mobile Banking Department, Call Center Platforms Department and CRM Technologies Department. Skilled at leading Digital Transformation of banking digital channels, Platform Banking, SuperApp, Open Banking, Payment Systems, and IT Transformation. In addition to more than 20 years of programming experience, he worked as software engineer, software architect and middle-high management positions in his 15 years of professional business life. Before Fibabanka, worked at Ziraat Bank, Turkey Is Bank / Softtech, Meteksan and Dogan Holding companies. Took key roles in major software development, IT transformation projects and business process improvements. Graduate from the Eastern Mediterranean University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, in addition, holds a MBA Degree from Bilgi University.

    • Evren Ayorak - Allianz Turkey - Information Technologies Executive Vice President

      Evren Ayorak - Allianz Turkey - Information Technologies Executive Vice President

      Evren Ayorak was born in Eskisehir in 1978 and completed the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bogazici University Computer Engineering. Before joining Allianz Turkey in 2016, he began his career as software developer and took different responsibilities by years as system and application architect, enterprise architect, IT manager and IT department manager in financial banking industry in Turkey and Netherlands. During his career in Allianz Turkey, he performed as Software Development and Transformation Director between 2016 and 2018 and CIO/IT Director roles between 2018 and 2020. He is appointed as member of Executive Board and Information Technologies Executive Vice President in April, 2020

    • Funda Oney - HSBC - CIO

      Funda Oney - HSBC - CIO

    • Gurhan Cam - NEOHUB (A Subsidiary of Denizbank) - CEO

      Gurhan Cam - NEOHUB (A Subsidiary of Denizbank) - CEO

    • Itir Aydogan - Yapi Kredi Bank - Strategic Business Development and Innovation Director

      Itir Aydogan - Yapi Kredi Bank - Strategic Business Development and Innovation Director

    • Kaan Konak - Aksigorta - Technology & Operational Excellence Assistant General Manager

      Kaan Konak - Aksigorta - Technology & Operational Excellence Assistant General Manager

    • Murat Bitirici - Odeabank - Head Of Digital Banking

      Murat Bitirici - Odeabank - Head Of Digital Banking

      Murat Bitirici is Digital Banking Director who has 14+ years experience in Financial Services mainly in Banking, Insurance and Investment banking industries specialized on digital banking, innovation management, strategy formulation, business model design, operating model design, transformation program design and execution. Murat had executed variety of projects in Accenture Management Consultancy in digital domain almost 10 years. He decided to pursue his career on Akbank since 2017 in innovation management. He setup Innovation Center and rolled-out first impactful projects in Akbank. After completion of successful projects, Murat joined to National Bank of Kuwait, as Head of Digital Business and Digital Transformation Office. His main responsibility is formulating digital strategy and execution to gain competitive edge and realizing market making, innovative ideas as well to perform business results. Now, Murat is Head of Digital Banking at Odeabank since 2021, leading digital agenda and transformation program of the bank. Murat has been desirable expert in digital and innovation area as to perform various speeches, researches, point of views and lead strategist.

    • 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.

    • Serkan Fergan - TEB - Digital Banking Group Director

      Serkan Fergan - TEB - Digital Banking Group Director

      Serkan graduated from Kadikoy Anadolu High School in 1988 and continued his studies at Yildiz Technical University Computer Sciences Engineering Dept. and İTÜ Control and Computer Engineering Masters program. After two long term traineeships in Italy and Canada, he started his career at Pamukbank Information Systems Group. He continued this position until 2000 when he joined Disbank, Fortis. He worked as Head of Application Development Department of the Bank until 2011. After a short start-up experience, he consecutively worked at Verifone, ICBC and Turk Telekom. Following his experience in various responsibilities and roles, he joined TEB Retail and Private Banking Group in 2017 and is working as Digital Banking Group Director in addition to his previous Business Development role in the same company. In his current position, he’s responsible for CEPTETEB Digital Bank and managing partnerships with Fintechs.

    • Turker Tunbis - ICBC Turkey Bank - Managing Director of Digital Banking Department

      Turker Tunbis - ICBC Turkey Bank - Managing Director of Digital Banking Department

      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. He has focused on customer experience, usability and software development in the past few years. As the Managing Director of Digital Banking he is responsible from all digital channels of the bank including call center and branch network management.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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).

    • Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Head of Information Security, Quality and Project Management

      Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Head of Information Security, Quality and Project Management

    • 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.