Verified Expert in Product Management
Since 2001, Bulent has been offering his technical and managerial expertise on digital transformation. He's been focused on projects involving the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and smart contracts. Bulent also has extensive experience with the Scrum methodology and managing software projects.
Principal Management Consultant
- Led digital transformation and change projects in ERP/CRM and PMO management.
- Acquired expertise in distributed ledger technologies, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain programming.
- Gained extensive experience managing cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection projects in finance, retail, and manufacturing industries.
- Achieved proven success in designing, delivering, and improving services with a focus on UX and usability in omnichannel marketing, including effective go-to-market strategies and market positioning.
- Established loyalty programs for retail and financial institutions. Managed technical teams for hands-on delivery for React, Node.js, and Java technologies using CI/CD process in a scrum.
- Acted as a product manager, leading multiple simultaneous projects within budget and per the approved scope.
- Built and maintained the business case for products and features, including market opportunity models, user personas, value proposition, and KPI management.
- Implemented AI and ML-based projects using RNN, LSTM, and GAN on audio, video, language encoding, and speech-to-speech basis.
- Delivered a product lifecycle for technology products, go-to-market strategy, value proposition management, and operating model.
- Analyzed financial business cases for financial market exchanges, conventional, and crypto markets.
Strategy and Business Development Director
- Managed the business development team that created an app ecosystem for value-added services for unbanked segments, such as tickets, public transportation, international remittance, micro-lending, and credit solutions.
- Designed the customer experience for banks' investments and fintech solutions targeting unbanked segments.
- Participated in the bank's investment strategy in startups.
- Governed the program management office for internal and external projects.
Digital Business Development Manager
Turk Telekom Group
- Developed PaaS and SaaS services.
- Created digital strategies.
- Implemented Scrum project management.
- Managed the cloud strategy.
- Designed and managed the incubation program.
Engagement Manager | Senior Consultant
Peppers and Rogers Group
- Maintained multimillion-dollar engagements for customer-centric solutions and managed the accounts and teams in marketing and sales, including the operational efficiency in retail, telecom, and FSI.
- Provided headcounts and managed the budget for the assigned accounts.
- Worked on business development in Caspian, CIS, and Middle Eastern markets.
- Delivered loyalty, commercial value proposition, and data analytics projects.
- Managed international teams, including those overseas.
- Delivered successful projects that aided the business process and changed the management in Europe and the US within the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and government and telecommunication sectors.
- Implemented PMI-based project management and developed the business and presales for London, Frankfurt, and NYC financial markets.
- Managed the business process and cases for robotic process automation (RPA) related to forecasting experiences.
- Supervised international teams.
Support Team Member
- Handled customer interactions for consumer electronics clients.
- Managed the project and administered multiple internal and external parties for long-term program cases.
- Contributed to product development for consumer electronics, gaining experience in microelectronics and video and communication protocols.
- Supervised an international team and oversaw the accounts.
- Managed several project engagements in retail, FMCG, telecom, and manufacturing concerning supply chain management and CRM in Europe.
- Developed an SAP Direct to Store Delivery (DSD) front end using Java.
- Worked on the mobile infrastructure of the product team.
- Handled the proposals for several prospects of professional services engagements.
- Developed CRM and R/3 implementations for several clients.
P2P Remittance Platform
Led the product team from the ideation to market launch.
Bank Card Loyalty Wallet
Managed the loyalty product of a major bank in Turkey on their behalf.
Football Fan Engagement Platform
Managed the product of football engagement platform.
Blockchain-based Write-once-read-many SaaS Solution
Managed the product for a WORM solution as SaaS service for document validation.
LMS Platform for a Development Program for Personnel
Designed the platform specs and go-to-market strategy for an LMS platform for personnel skill development.
PMO Management for an OSS/BSS Transformation
Led a team of professionals up to 1,200 people with a PMO office for a major global telco operator.
Open Banking API Gateway
Led the product for open banking API management for European banks.
Retail Store Location Optimization Using AI
Defined the specs and managed the GTM strategy for a retail store optimization program.
Led the team and managed the product for the Japanese crypto exchange to be deployed to EMEA.
Decentralized Blockchain Project
Defined the product requirements as a product owner for the DEX on Cosmos Network.
Managed the product lifecycle for a NFT marketplace for dynamic NFTs.
JTI Multi-experience Platform
Took product ownership of a multi-experience platform for commercial applications.
Acted as product owner for a food processing company for multinational agrotech community product.
OTT Apps for Connected TV
Defined the features and backlog for MHEG-driven smart TV apps for DTV for a client in Europe.
Set-top Box Application
Worked as a product owner for an STB application and defined the tech specs and requirements.
Insurance Reassurance Portal
Defined business process definitions for business workflows.
Led the product team for wholesale green energy exchange.
AI-driven Translation and Speech-to-speech Project
Managed product definitions and technical requirements.
Interim Chief Product Officer for Fintech
Headed the product team and worked with the CEO to identify the product roadmap.
Metaverse Real Estate
Created the product definition and value proposition.
Managed the project management office (PMO) of multi programs for a global telco operator.
Product Management of an eCommerce Marketplace
Handled the overall product management of a global eCommerce marketplace that includes multi vendors and B2B and B2C facades.
Real Estate Sales Rep Tracking Apphttp://www.emaar.com
Handled the product management of the sales rep funnel tracking app for real estate.
B2B portal for FMCGhttps://tinyurl.com/dabcf4u7
Product management and feature definition for the B2B portal.
Product Manager for eCommerce Portalshttps://portfolio.tsgconsumer.com/
Managed the product definition and project management for the deployment of B2B and B2C portals using Magento to more than 50 markets.
Product Owner: eCommerce and Marketing Suitehttp://www.jti.com
Managed the product definition and delivery management of the features for marketing suite and eCommerce.
RPA Development for Automation Anywhere Platformhttps://www.automationanywhere.com/
Managed the demo preparation and delivery for Automation Anywhere, an American global software company that develops robotic process automation software.
Product management of a ChatGPT-based LLM-modeled local chatbot.
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey
Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems
Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey