Speakers

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  • IFINTEC 2019 Conference Speakers

    • Bahadir Samli - ING Bank - Technology Assistant General Manager

      Bahadir Samli - ING Bank - Technology Assistant General Manager

      Mr. Bahadir Samli graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Ege University and he completed his MBA study on Business Administration at Ozyegin University. After working as Director at a private bank, he joined ING Bank Turkey team in 2012. Mr. Samli was assigned as Information Technologies Assistant General Manager in 2015. Area of responsibility of him was extended in 2017 and currently Mr. Samli has been working as Technology Assistant General Manager and Executive Committee Member in ING Bank.

    • Cigdem Carino - Akbank - SVP, Digital Banking Design and Innovation Head

      Cigdem Carino - Akbank - SVP, Digital Banking Design and Innovation Head

      Cigdem Carino did her undergraduate degree of Computer Engineering in Bogazici University which she also completed her master’s studies in 1995. After a short experience in Garanti Technology, she started working at Information Technology area of Akbank T.A.S. Highly experienced in management having 14 years of managerial experience during 19 years of her professional career. As a head of division and vice president, managed many departments consisting of different competency centers and led the implementations of many IT Systems in a wide range of application areas in nearly every domain in the bank. After being a vice president of different IT departments including Treasury, Investment, Private Banking, Bank Operations, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Credits, Customer and CRM Applications, In April, 2012 she was delegated as the vice president of Akbank IT Direct Banking. At the beginning of 2016, in addition to her role, she was also responsible from Payment Systems and Cash Management. As of the beginning of 2017, she transferred from Information Technologies to Direct Banking Business Unit and currently she has been working as SVP, Digital Banking Design and Innovation Head. Akbank IT Direct Banking Department has grown significantly ever since she is actively in charge of its management. So far Akbank Direkt Banking has been awarded in several important awards competitions including Apps of the Year in GSMA and Gold Stevie Winner in IBA.

    • Mucahit Gundebahar - Kuwait Turkish Bank - CIO

      Mucahit Gundebahar - Kuwait Turkish Bank - CIO

      Mucahit Gundebahar has more than fifteen years of IT experience especially in banking and finance industry. He has 5 banking conversion project experiences with different roles. He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Computer Engineering in 1997, completed his MBA in Bilgi University in 2002 and got his a PhD degree on Business Administration from Halic University in 2016. Between 2005 and 2009 he had worked for Microsoft Turkey as Senior Application Development Consultant. He was Enterprise Architecture and R&D Department Manager at Kuwait Turkish Bank between 2009 and 2012. Currently he is the IT Group Manager (CIO) at Kuwait Turkish Bank. He gives direction to the roadmap of the bank by leading critical R&D projects. He had previously spoken at Gartner Excellent Experience Exchange, Microsoft IT Summit, Banking Technology Summit, Software Architect Conference, local and international academic conferences, university social programs and he has published articles. He taught academic lessons and he had given many written and TV interviews.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Division Manager

      Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement 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 Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and ITIL-Foundation certificates and he was a former board member of ISACA Turkey and itSMF-Turkey Chapter. Currently he is working at IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Department and he’s responsible from following areas; Project Office, Management of Risk and Compliance, Quality Management, Performance Management, Chance Management, Project and Portfolio Management, Service and Information Architecture Management, Governance and Planning, IT Strategy and Value Management and Continual Improvement.