Speakers

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  • IFINSEC 2017 Conference Speakers

    • Gulden Yuncuoglu - Turk Economy Bank - CISO

      Gulden Yuncuoglu - Turk Economy Bank - CISO

      Gulden Yuncuoglu, CISSP® is the Chief Information Security Officer of TEB A.Ş (BNP Paribas JV). She has been graduated from ITU Control and Computer Engineering Department and has been working in the information security area since more than 20 years. She has worked in Pamukbank, Innova and Disbank and managed information security units. She has been leading information security, IT quality and compliance and IT continuity and processes functions since 2011 in TEB. She has CISSP certificate.

    • Harika Yalaza - Intertech ( A Subsidiary of DenizBank) - IT Security Management EVP

      Harika Yalaza - Intertech ( A Subsidiary of DenizBank) - IT Security Management EVP

      Harika Yalaza is working as a Member and Special Consultant at Board of Directors of Intertech A.S. After graduating from Mathematics Engineering Department of ITU, she started her IT career as System Security expert at Yapi Kredi Bank. Yalaza is also a Founding Member of of ISACA Istanbul Chapter and between 2002-2016 she worked as being responsible from IT Security and Risk Management of all companies within DenizBank Financial Services Group.

    • 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.

    • Suzan Pektas - Aksigorta - Chief Information Security Officer

      Suzan Pektas - Aksigorta - Chief Information Security Officer

      Information Security Professional with in-depth experience in information security governance and management, including team leadership, project planning and implementation, policy building and overseeing the related activities, audit compliance implementation. Possesses thorough understanding of current information security technologies and practices across major-computing areas. Has over 10 years of experience in designing and leading the implementation of information security projects that provide innovative solutions to industrial problems in compliance with the security regulatory requirements. Holds CISSP, CISA, ISO-27001 and BS25999 Lead Auditor certificates. Has a working knowledge of several management frameworks, regulations and rulings including PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, 5651, ISO-27001, COBIT and ITIL. Delivered compliance consulting to several enterprises.

    • Gamze Yurttutan - MasterCard Payment Transaction Services Turkey - Vice President of Information Security

      Gamze Yurttutan - MasterCard Payment Transaction Services Turkey - Vice President of Information Security

      Gamze Yurttutan is the Vice President of Information Security in MasterCard Payment Transaction Services Turkey since October 2015. Her responsibilities include IT Risk Management, compliance, vulnerability management and security incident response. Previously, she was the Head of IT Security & Risk Management Department in Burgan Bank (formerly known as Eurobank Tekfen). Gamze Yurttutan started her career as a network security engineer in National Research Institute of Electronics & Cryptology. In 2006, she was transferred to Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services as Senior Consultant. Her main fields of interest were attack & penetration tests, information security management systems consultancy, and security infrastructure setups. Later in her career, in order to help creating advisory services line, she was transferred to Ernst & Young in 2007. She worked in Ernst & Young as a manager until 2010. She is CISA, CISSP, CEH and ISO27001 LA. She has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University. She is also a part-time instructor in Bogazici University, where she teaches Auditing of Information Technologies.

    • Gokhan Yilmaz - Royal Bank of Scotland - Internal Audit Director

      Gokhan Yilmaz - Royal Bank of Scotland - Internal Audit Director

      Having more than 15 years experience on internal audit and risk management, Gokhan Yilmaz currently is working as Internal Audit Director of Royal Bank of Scotland EMEA region. Gokhan Yilmaz has a broad experience on internal audit, evaluation of internal control systems, fraud examination, audit of information systems, risk management and improvement of business processes. After working on banking sector for long time as Internal Auditor, at KPMG Gokhan Yilmaz led many internal audit and risk management projects for the leading companies of Turkey and the world on manufacture, finance, energy, health, automotive, retail, holding and service sectors. Gokhan Yilmaz completed his master of science on the usage of computer aided audit tools and goes on his PhD thesis study at Marmara University. He also provides trainings for Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Investigation Techniques and falsehood detection. Gokhan Yilmaz is a board member and also secretary general of ACFE Turkey and he holds CIA, CISA, CFE, SMMM, CCSA and CRMA certificates.

    • Yildiz Balaturk Erkan - Burgan Bank - Deputy Head of Audit Board Responsible From IT Audit

      Yildiz Balaturk Erkan - Burgan Bank - Deputy Head of Audit Board Responsible From IT Audit

      She graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University. She has more than 14 years experience on IT Audit, Information Security, Project Management, Quality and Process Management. She started her career as an auditor at Audit Board of Yapi Kredi Bank. She worked on Branch, General Directorate and IT Audit tasks. She carried out works on internal audit, risk management, audit coordination information security, process improvement and project management at Garanti Technology and IBTECH. She worked on IT Audit at Audit Board of Tekstilbank. Since 2015, she has been working as the Deputy Head of Audit Board responsible from IT Audit. She is responsible from IT audit of Burgan Bank and its subsidiaries according to the regulations and best practices. She works as a consultant on Blockchain works. She teaches COBIT 5 and Digital Transformation at The Banks Association of Turkey. She holds CISA (Certified in Information Systems Audit), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), PMP (Project Management Professional) and ITIL certificates.

    • Acelya Akbas - Halkbank - Manager, Information Technologies Risk and Compliance Management Team

      Acelya Akbas - Halkbank - Manager, Information Technologies Risk and Compliance Management Team

      After graduating from Industrial Engineering Department in 2006, she started her master study in the same year in Marmara University on Management and Organization. She started her career at Halkbank IT in 2008 and until 2016 she took active role in the design and implementation of Service Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Performance Management, Governance and Planning, IT Strategy and Value Management, Continuous Improvement and Project and Portfolio Management processes compatible with global best practices by service oriented approach. Since 2016 she is responsible from management and improvement of Risk and Compliance Management and Quality Management processes together with the Risk and Compliance Management team. Having ISO 20000 internal auditor certificate, Acelya Akbas takes role in the work of Halkbank BT ISO 20000 certification.

    • Adrian Madden - Gurucul - EMEA Regional Sales Director

      Adrian Madden - Gurucul - EMEA Regional Sales Director

      The EMEA Regional Sales Director for Gurucul, Adrian Madden maintains the leadership role in business development for strategic accounts in Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. He leads the regional sales and marketing strategy for Security Analytics and Intelligence leveraging advanced technologies like User and Entity Behavior Analytics and Identity Analytics, expanding Gurucul’s leadership in this global market segment. Madden’s prior roles included Vice President of Sales for Decision-Zone Inc., where he led the sales and marketing strategy to bring the next generation of security software solutions to market for global clients. Other positions include key positions at Symantec, Sentry Metrics, TELUS and Bell introducing industry changing enterprise security solutions worldwide.

    • Alpaslan Binici - Sekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan Binici - Sekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan BINICI took his undergraduate degree from Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul University in 2001 and later he took Master of Science degree from Computer Engineering Department of Sakarya University. He started his career at Siemens Business Services A.S. as system engineer. Later on at E-Guven A.S. he managed IT projects related to electronic signature, mobile signature and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) also he gave consultancy services to clients and performed IT audits for PCI DSS ,ISO 27001. During his career he attended many events and seminars and he holds CISA, CISSP and ISO 27001 LA certificates. Currently he is working at Sekerbank A.S. as IT Security Project Manager.

    • Can Tarakci - ISC2 Turkey Chapter - Board Member and Secretary General

      Can Tarakci - ISC2 Turkey Chapter - Board Member and Secretary General

      He has over 20 years of experience in information security, IT audit and governance. During his professional life he has worked with Hewlett Packard, Vodafone, IngBank and Turkcell. Having decided the time is right for entrepreneurship he has started Secureway, serving customers on cyber security consultancy, risk management, compliancy and security products. Can Tarakci is a board member and also secretary general of ISC2 Turkey Chapter and he holds CISSP, CISM certificates.

    • Cem Ergul - IsNet A.S. - CAE, Chief Audit Executive

      Cem Ergul - IsNet A.S. - CAE, Chief Audit Executive

      Cem Ergul is presently Vice President of ISACA-Istanbul Chapter. He is also founder of Internal Audit Department and is Internal Audit Group Manager in Istanbul, Turkey for Is Net A.S. (a telecom company and participation of Turkiye Is Bankasi). He has over 20 years experience in governance, auditing, information security, business analysis and software development. Cem has obtained Masters and Bachelors Degrees from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. During his first professional experience in the Middle East Technical University Computer Center, Cem was the coordinator of “Computing Information Service Newsletter” and has written the book “Beginners’ Guide to Unix”. After starting to work as a software developer for Turkiye Is Bankasi, he joined the first Information Systems Internal Control team of the Bank. Cem was Internal Audit and Control Manager for SoftTech A.S. (a software development company and subsidiary of Turkiye Is Bankasi). He was also senior consultant in Turkiye Is Bankasi, Anadolu Insurance Company, and Milli Reassurance Company for COBIT compliance projects. Cem, one of the many national and international conferences and panel speakers including Eurocacs, has CISA, CRISC, ISO27001 LA, ISO9001 IA and ITIL certificates.

    • Denis Legezo - Kaspersky Lab - Security Researcher

      Denis Legezo - Kaspersky Lab - Security Researcher

      In Kaspersky Lab Denis Legezo are working as Security Researcher with Global Research and Analysis Team and specialized on targeted attacks research. Before joining Kaspersky Lab at the beginning of 2014, he worked as a technical expert for a Russian system integrator, with prior spells as a programmer at both state and commercial companies. Denis received his degree from the Faculty of Cybernetics and Applied Mathematics at the Moscow State University in 2002. His thesis was directly related to information security. Denis is a huge fan of anything that’s high-tech, including embedded systems and modern car security. He has presented at the RSA US conference, and also contributed to Russian IT magazines and online news resources on the subject of information security.

    • Dmitry Zveginets - Kaspersky Lab - Solution Business Lead

      Dmitry Zveginets - Kaspersky Lab - Solution Business Lead

      A graduate Engineer and MBA, Dmitry has spent over a decade in the Information security industry. This has included a Financial Services Key Account Management role with Symantec, and Strategic Account Management for enterprise financial and banking customers with Hewlett Packard. A seasoned public speaker, Dmitry has authored more than a dozen global publications, and currently spearheads Embedded Systems and ATM/POS Security and Financial Services security business globally for Kaspersky Lab. Dmitry has also actively participated in long-terms SOXA compliance, SIEM and SOC projects.

    • Elif Uslu - BNP Paribas Cardif - Security and Business Continuity Manager

      Elif Uslu - BNP Paribas Cardif - Security and Business Continuity Manager

      She graduated from Electronic Engineering Department of Uludag University. She worked as product engineer and information systems supervisor for 2 years. She joined to Citibank group in 1995 and she delivered information system controls and adaptation of information systems technologies and settlement of governance processes according to corporate policies. She managed Year 2000 syndrome and Business Continuity Coordinator role was added to her current tasks. Between 2002-2004, she took her master degree on Technology Management from Bogazici University. In addition to her current tasks during 2003-2012, she worked on operational risk management and innovation as well. Since 2013 she has been working at BNP Paribas Cardif group as Security and Business Continuity Manager.

    • Erkan Sertoglu - Fibabanka - Information Security, Governance and Compliance Unit Head

      Erkan Sertoglu - Fibabanka - Information Security, Governance and Compliance Unit Head

      Erkan Sertoglu graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1999. He took his MBA degree from the same university in 2004. He has more than 15 years experience on Information Technologies. At PricewaterhouseCoopers he managed several IT process management and information security consultancy projects. He is specialized on PCI, CobiT and ISO 27001 management frameworks. He has broad theoretical and practical knowledge for telecom and finance sectors. He obtained CISA, CISM, ISO27001LA and CIA credentials. Currently Erkan Sertoglu has been working at Fibabanka as Information Security, Governance and Compliance Unit Head and he is responsible from development of security, management and regulation solutions and reviewing implemented solutions to ensure they are operated effectively.

    • Fatih Okumus - Odeabank - Network and Security Manager

      Fatih Okumus - Odeabank - Network and Security Manager

      Since 2012, Fatih Okumus has been working at Odeabank IT team as Manager responsible from IT Security, Network, Transmission, Unified Communication systems and Contact Center infrastructure. He started his career in 2004 at Biltam A.S. as Network and Security Expert engineer and worked at this company until 2008. In 2008, he worked at Eurobank Tekfen as Senior Network and Security Expert on the projects of renewal of all banking and IT infrastructure. Between 2010-2012, he worked at the Security Planning and Operation Management team of AVEA Communication Services and focused on security planning and internal projects security consultancy services. He took Bachelor of Science degree on Electric and Electronic Engineering in 2004 and MBA-Management in 2012. He’s married and father of 2 girls.

    • 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.

    • Hilmi Beydes - Garanti Bank - Internal Audit Manager (Digital Processes, Operational Risks and External Enterprise Risk Audits)

      Hilmi Beydes - Garanti Bank - Internal Audit Manager (Digital Processes, Operational Risks and External Enterprise Risk Audits)

      Being graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul University, Hilmi Beydeş has been working at Internal Audit of Garanti Bank since 2008. In the meantime, he took role in management and coordination of Information System Audit and Risk Management Audits and currently he’s responsible from the management of audits related with Digital Processes, Operational Risks and External Risks. Hilmi Beydes has CISA, CISM, ISO 27001 and BS 25999 certificates. Also he took active role Mentorship and Reverse Mentorship projects realized in the bank.

    • Ilkay Aygun - Citrix - Corporate Account Manager

      Ilkay Aygun - Citrix - Corporate Account Manager

      After graduating from ITU Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ilkay Aygun has undertaken various responsibilities in system integrators, financial institutions and ISVs for 19 years in the Information Technologies industry. Having particularly focused on virtualization, cloud solution models and enterprise mobility & security in the last 5 years of his career, Aygün has been working as a corporate account manager in Citrix Turkey since January 2017.

    • Koray Arikan - KOBIL - Head of Regional Sales

      Koray Arikan - KOBIL - Head of Regional Sales

      Koray Arikan is the head of regional sales of KOBIL Systems since mid-2017. He has more than 20 years of experience in information security, cryptographic systems and application of these technologies in digital channels of financial institutions in the EMEA region. He has his BSc of Electronics and Telecommunication and EMBA degrees from Istanbul Technical University. Throughout his career, he has worked for various companies specializing in IT, information security and digital banking solutions including TUBITAK Informatics and Information Security Research Center and Monitise by leading the business development, technology transfer and sales operations in the EMEA region.

    • Laszlo Jobbagy - Balabit - Regional Sales Director

      Laszlo Jobbagy - Balabit - Regional Sales Director

      Mr. Jobbagy is a skilled Canadian professional with many years of experience in managing such world class IT and Telecommunication Companies like the Hungarian subsidiary of Oracle Corp. or Vivendi Telecom. Mr. Jobbagy was educated in Hungary and Canada and beside his business assignments he regularly held positions in various universities including teaching at University of Toronto for 12 years. He has been heading Balabit’s regional operations for the past 5 years and he is also a professor at the Budapest Metropolitan University.

    • Merve Can Kus Khalilov - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - FinTech R&D Team Leader

      Merve Can Kus Khalilov - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - FinTech R&D Team Leader

      Merve Can Kus Khalilov received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Since 2014, she continues her Ph.D. studies in Computer Science and Engineering department at Sabancı University and her thesis study is on Bitcoin, digital cash mechanisms and blokchain in the security field. She is with Information Technologies of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, R&D Center since 2010. She served as Enterprise Architect and Change Manager, and she is currently FinTech R&D Team Leader and she conducts R&D activities on leveraging innovative technologies in the banking sector.

    • Murat Cihan - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Information Security Manager

      Murat Cihan - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Information Security Manager

      He got his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees on Computer Engineering at Işık University. He contributed to academic research on information security field as a researcher at Işık, İstanbul Ticaret, and Boğaziçi Universities. He took part on various projects on private sector on embedded design design, cryptography, security applications, and security management fields. Currently, he is with Albaraka Turk Participation Bank as Information Security Manager. He has 15 year experience on information security and he holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001 LA certificates.

    • Mustafa Cuneyt Batmaci - QNB Finansbank - IT Audit Department Manager

      Mustafa Cuneyt Batmaci - QNB Finansbank - IT Audit Department Manager

      Mustafa Cuneyt Batmaci graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Marmara University in 2003. He started his career in IT Audit area at Internal Audit Department of Dogus Holding in 2003. He worked as IT Audit Expert responsible from IT Audit activities of Dogus Group companies until 2009. In 2009 he went on his career as Senior Auditor at IT Audits Unit of QNB Finansbank Internal Audit Depatment. Since 2014 he has been working as IT Audit Department Manager at the same bank. He has experience on IT Security and audit standards like COBIT, ITIL, CMMI, PCI DSS and ISO 27001. He holds CISA, ISO 27001 LA and ITIL certificates.

    • Mustafa Gulmus - Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK-Borsa) - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Mustafa Gulmus - Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK-Borsa) - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Mustafa Gulmus graduated from Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Yildiz Technical University, BS in 1996 and MSc in 2010. Have excellent technical skill, communication skill, and goal-focused professional offering 23 years of experience in Computer industry. He held different roles and responsibility including Security Engineer, Sistem Support, Network Engineer, IT Audit, IT Manager, IT Security Manager, Risk and Compliance Manager in many industry like IT Vendors, Telco and Finance since 1994. He is currently employed as the Information Security Service Manager at Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK-Borsa) since 2005. At the same time as volunteers, he has been a member of the board of directors since 2009. He was also the president of ISACA Istanbul in 2014-2015.

    • Mustafa Ozen - Insurance Association of Turkey - Information Technologies Department Manager

      Mustafa Ozen - Insurance Association of Turkey - Information Technologies Department Manager

      After graduating from Computer Engineering Department of Sakarya University, Mustafa Ozen completed his master degree on Management and Organization at Marmara University. He is preparing his thesis on Insurance of Cyber Risks. He gave technologic consultancy service to many companies like Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Fortis, Turkcell, Akbank, Borusan and Oyak Holding. Since 2013 he has been working as Information Technologies Department Manager at Insurance Association of Turkey. He has special interest to corporate communication, risk management, information technology law and digital forensics. He took part in the establishment of CIO Turkey social business network that is consisting of IT executives and which aims to increase interaction among IT executives. He’s responsible from corporate communication at the Board of CIO Turkey.

    • Necati Ertugrul - MAY Cyber Technology - CTO

      Necati Ertugrul - MAY Cyber Technology - CTO

      As the CTO of MAY Cyber, Necati Ertugrul leads the R&D Division and is responsible for product strategy. Necati has more than 15 years of experience in cyber security and worked in different technical and managerial roles. Necati started his IT career in Finansbank and then worked in TUBITAK as a project manager. After realising the opportunities in Security Management Necati decided to develop new products helping organizations to overcome the challenges they face and founded MAY Cyber. Necati holds BSc. Degree in Electrical-Electronic Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a MBA from Marmara University. He is also certified as CISSP, PMP and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

    • Nevzat Yegin - Takasbank - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Nevzat Yegin - Takasbank - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Nevzat Yegin graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University in 2005 and started his career at Halkbank as IT expert assistant. During his 10 years career in Halkbank, we worked on projects like quality management, performance management, compliance, internal/external audits, process model, project management, IT service management. In 2016 he left Halkbank while he was working as Compliance Manager and started to work at EPIAS (Energy Exchange Istanbul) as Enterprise Quality and Compliance Manager. Currently he has been working at Takasbank (Istanbul Clearing, Settlement and Custody Bank) as Information Security and IT Risk Manager since 2016. In addition to being a Board member of ITSMF Turkey Chapter, Nevzat Yegin also gave many seminars and trainings on Project management, risk management and information security and we carried out ITIL, COBIT and Re-organization projects on different sectors.

    • Ozdemir Sarman - Kron Technology - Sr. Manager, Enterprise Solutions

      Ozdemir Sarman - Kron Technology - Sr. Manager, Enterprise Solutions

      Ozdemir Sarman is the Senior Manager of Enterprise Solutions in Kron Technology Turkey since February 2017. He has more than twenty-one years of IT experience especially in service providers and enterprise market. He graduated from Faculty of Science of Istanbul University and completed his post graduate study at Bahcesehir University Information Technologies. He started his business life at Alnet, affiliated to Alemdar Group. He was worked in Turk.net, Aidata Net, Netone, Doruk.net, NETAS as a lot of different engineering and management roles. This is why gained his wide experience in different areas of IT and solution & software development. His main fields of interest is Linux and open source technologies, application & OS & network security, performance and optimization, data & data structures & databases, OSS/BSS and solution design & architecture. He holds a lot of certificates about IT technologies. He is also interested in programming languages, computer and sound technologies.

    • Ozer Gulce - ABank - Information Security, Quality and Project Manager

      Ozer Gulce - ABank - Information Security, Quality and Project Manager

      He was born in Bursa in 1971. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University. He started his career in 1993 in IT sector and currently is working at ABANK as Information Security, Quality and Project Manager. He is responsible in the fields of IT governance, information security, project management, regulations, audit, business development, certifications (ISO) and quality functions. Prior to Abank Mr. Gulce worked at TSKB, OBASE and SDLC and he took executive active roles in the area of information technologies.

    • Tan Deniz Sarihan - KOBIL - Global Innovation and Strategy Leader

      Tan Deniz Sarihan - KOBIL - Global Innovation and Strategy Leader

      Tan Deniz Sarihan is responsible for the innovation and strategy at KOBIL Systems globally, and in charge of KOBIL US office and partnerships. Sarihan holds a B.Sc. Computer Engineering from Bogazici University, has six Information System Security Architecture, Management certificates for enclave level design and access of secure datacenters in the USA, has one US patent in communication, collaboration, control systems, and several international pending patents in information security. Sarihan currently focuses on solutions with an emphasis on building any experience and any interaction environments, which is to be executed on any trusted device, at any trusted place, by any trusted user, with hand off and multi device capabilities, preventing fraud and enabling diverse multichannel digitalization use cases.

    • Tugce Karakaya - ING Bank - IT Security System Administrator

      Tugce Karakaya - ING Bank - IT Security System Administrator

      Between 2008 and 2014, I worked at Liberty Insurance which is owned by Liberty Mutual Group. At Liberty Insurance, I worked on many important projects as Critical Systems Administrator for the first 4 years and as Network & Security Administrator as for the following one and a half year. Currently I have been working at ING Bank as IT Security System Administrator since 2014. I’m working as ASE (HP ArcSight Accredited Solution Expert) for the management of ArcSight which is now called as SIEM Engineer. I took important roles in the establishment of 7/24 working Soc team in its own body which is the first one among Turkish banks and management/improvement of Security Monitoring processes with minimum false+. At the same time I’m also leading the SoC team. By adopting ING’S global approach on Security Monitoring, I worked a lot on rule development for Scenario Based Analyze especially for the abilities of ArcSight Flex Connector and ESM Advanced Content. I contributed in the production of running alarms for real/possible cases which are analyzed though application based scenario with running rules on ArcSight.

    • Ersun Bayraktaroglu  - Alternatifbank - Information Security Team Leader

      Ersun Bayraktaroglu - Alternatifbank - Information Security Team Leader

      Ersun Bayraktaroglu is currently working at Alternatifbank, responsible from Information Security, IT Risks and monitoring. After serving in both public and private sector on Application Deveopment, Open Systems architectures, portal application development and network management areas, he went on his career especially on information security and IT Governance since he wanted to use know-how and experiences on information security he had from the projects when he worked in with Allianz Company. He has a thesis study on SIEM/Log management and he also has works and implementations on open source coded products which he shared them with open source code developers. In addition to his certificates on software development, network and security, by getting ISO27001, ITIL, Cobit, CISM, CRISC control areas certificates that are for auditing information systems and defining methodologies, he formed application areas in the field for these accumulations. He graduated from Faculty of Science of Ankara University and completed his post graduate study at Science Institute Engineering and Bahcesehir University Information Technologies respectively. He also lectures at various universities and institutions at odd times.

    • Huseyin Erdem Akin - Anadolu Insurance Board of Corporate Strategy and Performance Management - Senior Auditor

      Huseyin Erdem Akin - Anadolu Insurance Board of Corporate Strategy and Performance Management - Senior Auditor

      He graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Economics in 2008. He has been working as an auditor in Anadolu Insurance Company since January 2009. In this period, he completed the MBA program at Yeditepe University. During the first 7 years of his career, he served as a team member and team leader in both insurance departments and IT audits. In addition, Huseyin Erdem Akin, who also took part in various researches and investigations, has CISA, CFE, CRMA and CICA certificates. For the last 2 years, he has been leading the Strategy and Planning Unit in the Board of Corporate Strategy and Performance Management. His hobbies are travelling, watching movies and doing all kinds of sports.