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Bulent Egrilmez

Bulent Egrilmez

Istanbul, Turkey
Member since June 16, 2018
Since 2001, Bulent has been offering his technical and managerial expertise on digital transformation. He's been focused on projects involving on the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and smart contracts. Bulent also has extensive experience with the Scrum methodology and managing software projects.
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Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Agile Project Management
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Blockchain
  • Business Analysis
  • Fintech
  • Jira
  • Scrum
  • TensorFlow
Education
Employment
  • Principal Management Consultant
    2015 - PRESENT
    Delta Consulting
    • Managed several major digital transformation projects.
    • Gained experience in AI and IoT.
    • Applied Scrum principles to project management.
    • Managed and developed projects in Blockchain- and DLT-related enterprise solutions.
    • Managed several SAP landscape transformations.
    • Sold professional services on cybersecurity and privacy management.
    • Designed and delivered customer engagement programs for banks.
  • Strategy & Business Development Director
    2013 - 2016
    Aktifbank
    • Provided various types of management.
    • Developed program management.
    • Helped shape the management in startups.
    • Managed international teams.
    • Aided in business development.
  • Digital Business Development Manager
    2011 - 2013
    Turk Telekom Group
    • Paas & Saas Service Development.
    • Digital Strategy.
    • Scrum Project Management.
    • Cloud Strategy Management.
    • Incubation Program Design and Management.
  • Engagement Manager | Senior Consultant
    2008 - 2011
    Peppers and Rogers Group
    • Maintained multimillion dollar engagements for customer-centric solutions and managed the accounts and teams in marketing, sales (including the operational efficiency in retail, telecom, and FSI).
    • Provided headcounts and managed the 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.
  • Senior Consultant
    2006 - 2008
    Pegasystems
    • Delivered successful projects that aided the business process and changed the management in Europe and the US; within the FSI (Foreign Service Institute) and government and telecommunication sectors.
    • Implemented PMI-based project management.
    • Developed the business and presales for financial markets in London, Frankfurt, and NYC.
    • Managed the business process and cases for RPA Robotic Process Automation; those related to forecasting experiences.
    • Managed an international virtual team.
  • Support Team Member
    2003 - 2006
    STMicroelectronics SA
    • Handled customer interaction fo the consumer electronics clients.
    • Managed the project.
    • Administered to 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.
  • Consultant
    2001 - 2003
    SAP AG
    • Managed several project engagements concerning supply chain management and CRM in Europe; in the fields of retail, FMCG, telecom, and manufacturing.
    • Developed a SAP DSD front-end using Java.
    • Worked on the mobile infrastructure product team.
    • Managed the proposals for several prospects for professional services engagements.
    • Developed CRM and R/3 implementations.
Project History
  • Retail Store Location Optimization using AI
    Led the team and the development for an optimization of a retail store location using TensoFlow for a data analytics group

    A telco operator needed an AI-based optimization model for the location of its retail stores. I have deployed a team and created the model using Keras and TensorFlow for regression.

  • GDPR Compliance Program for an Insurance Company
    Overall management of a compliance program for GDPR and data governance.

    I managed the entire program for a GDPR compliance analysis and implementation and a related data governance effort.

  • Supply Chain Provenance using Hyperledger Blockchain
    Developed & deployed a Hyperledger implementation for supply chain provenance on tracking goods from the farmer to the silos.

    The client demanded a solution for the real-time tracking of quality management metrics in an immutable environment. I deployed Hyperledger Sawtooth that was also in line with their front-end IoT sensors.

  • Digitized Service Kiosk Design
    Led the service design team for a kiosk service using service design techniques.

    The client demanded an end-to-end service design for a digitized services kiosk terminal experience. I delivered the solution using service design methods.

  • Document Discovery and Classification
    Led the team for document classification and discovery using OpenCV.

    The client requested a solution for a layout-based classification on unstructured data of documents. I managed the team developing an OpenCV solution for that.

  • Banking Mobile App Service Design
    Led the project for a loyalty companion app for a major bank including the service design prototyping and delivery.

    A major bank in MENA requested that I revamp its loyalty program. I proposed a new concept and subsequently led a team of developers and designers in its implementation—successfully delivering the application on time and on budget.

  • Video-on-demand App Service Design
    Led the team for a broadcaster's mobile app service design for its video on demand app.

    The client requested a mobile app for its own new video-on-demand service. I managed the team and conducted service design workshops for the experience with users as well as the management of the design team

  • GDPR Data Protection Project for a Local Conglomerate
    Led the project for data protection and compliance according to GDPR.

    The work I did for this project included data classification, anonymization, and the management of legal analysis for article 6.

  • Football Ticketing System
    Implemented Scrum-based project management of 100 people involving several epics.

    I led the team of designers and developers to deliver a full-fledged security and venue management solution for a national football association.

  • Fintech Platform for Algorithmic Trading
    Led the project for an algorithmic trading platform that is a marketplace for MetaTrader algorithms and robots

    The platform is based on robots that are running on MetaTrader and further versions will include FPGA on demand for faster processing. This marketplace is an internal marketplace for fintech clients.

  • Product Management for Post-perimeter Cybersecurity Product
    Managed the project and release lifecycle for a post-perimeter cybersecurity product on iOS and Android.

    The client asked for the delivery of solutions for post-perimeter IoT and BYOD devices for global accounts. I managed the product development team and managed the project in the Scrum methodology. The application is based on endpoint security, mobile device management, antiphishing, and integrations to Microsoft Intune, XenMobile, AirWatch, and similar systems

  • 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.

    The client required a landscape transformation of their legacy systems using SAP R/3 models. I led the PMO team in an international capacity over two major time zones.

Education
  • Master's degree in Business Administration
    2007 - 2010
    Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems
    1996 - 2001
    Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey
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