Verified Expert in Project 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.
- Managed several significant digital transformation projects, including program management for various enterprise applications such as web shops, CRM, EAI, and ERP.
- Mastered supervised learning and generative networks, in particular, in AI.
- Used Scrum principles for various projects, including ERP, CRM, EAI, eCommerce, and web store optimization in challenging environments and large corporations.
- Managed and developed projects in Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)-related enterprise solutions, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized finance projects.
- Performed user research, prototyping, and A/B testing to develop a mobile app product design using service design thinking.
- Managed privacy and cybersecurity, in particular, the implementation of GDPR compliance.
- Designed and delivered bank loyalty programs, NFT-gated projects, and customer engagement programs.
- Worked on projects in a hands-on technical management capacity using Node.js, React, Java, and Python for large banking, insurance, and fintech companies.
Strategy and Business Development Director
- Managed the fintech ecosystem development of the bank. Developed program management using Scrum.
- Designed AI-based decision support systems for credits. Managed digital products.
- Supervised international teams as part of my role.
Digital Business Development Manager
Turk Telekom Group
- Developed PaaS and SaaS services. Managed the cloud strategy.
- Created the digital strategy. Implemented a scrum project management.
- Designed and oversaw the project's incubation program.
Engagement Manager | Senior Consultant
Peppers and Rogers Group
- Maintained multimillion-dollar engagements for customer-centered solutions and managed the accounts and teams in marketing and sales, including the operational efficiency in retail, telecom, and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).
- Provided headcounts and managed budgets 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 within the FSI in Europe and the US in government and telecommunication sectors.
- Implemented PMI-based project management. Managed the business process and cases for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) related to forecasting experiences.
- Developed the business and presales for financial markets in London, Frankfurt, and NYC. Oversaw an international virtual team.
Support Team Member
- Handled customer interaction 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 concerning supply chain management and CRM in Europe—in the fields of retail, FMCG, telecom, and manufacturing.
- Developed an SAP direct store delivery front end using Java.
- Worked on the mobile infrastructure for the product team.
- Managed the proposals for several prospects for professional services engagements.
- Developed CRM modules in ABAP, Java, and R/3 implementations.
Retail Store Location Optimization Using AI
Led the team and the development of a retail store location optimization for a data analytics group using TensorFlow.
GDPR Compliance Program for an Insurance Company
Led the overall management of a compliance program for GDPR and data governance.
Supply Chain Provenance Using Hyperledger Blockchain
Built and deployed a Hyperledger implementation for supply chain provenance on tracking goods from the farmer to the silos.
Digitized Service Kiosk Design
Led the service design team for a kiosk service using service design techniques.
Document Discovery and Classification
Led the team for document classification and discovery using OpenCV.
Banking Mobile App Service Designhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/axess/id419236166?mt=8
Led the project for a loyalty companion mobile app for a major bank including the service design prototyping and delivery.
Video-on-demand App Service Design
Led the team for a broadcaster's mobile app service design for a video-on-demand app.
GDPR Data Protection Project for a Local Conglomerate
Led the project for data protection and compliance according to GDPR.
Football Ticketing System
Implemented scrum-based project management of 100 people involving several epics.
Fintech Platform for Algorithmic Trading
Led the project for an algorithmic trading platform that is a marketplace for MetaTrader algorithms and robots.
Product Management for Post-perimeter Cybersecurity Product
Managed the project and release lifecycle for a post-perimeter cybersecurity product on iOS and Android.
SAP SD/MM/PP Implementation for a Food Industry Player
Led the PMO team during an SAP implementation for an international food manufacturer specializing in hazelnuts.
Crypto-based Loyalty Program in Dubai
Served as a product owner of a global crypto-based loyalty program for a MENA real estate developer and lifestyle provider.
The project entailed a CRM 360 system and Salesforce integration using ERC-20 cryptocurrency as a payment medium. I managed a team of 55 members in over ten countries.
Product management for a Blockchain network forked from Cosmos Network.
DeFi dapp definition for a decentralized exchange.
Metaverse for Pets Petto.iohttp://www.petto.io
Defined the product. Managed the metaverse definition with Unreal Engine.
SAP S4 Implementation
Managed the project for the implementation of Brownfield landscape S4.
Web Store Management
Oversaw the entire web store project management and customizations.
Real Estate Sales Rep Tracking Mobile Apphttp://www.emaar.com
Oversaw the product management of the real estate sales rep tracking mobile app.
Managed the ERP implementation for the manufacturing of durable packaging.
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey
Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems
Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey