Bulent Egrilmez, Project Manager in Istanbul, Turkey
Bulent Egrilmez

Project Manager in Istanbul, Turkey

Member since December 7, 2020
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.
Bulent is now available for hire

Project Highlights




  • Partner

    2015 - PRESENT
    Krossdelta Consulting
    • Managed several major digital transformation projects.
    • Gained experience in AI, especially in supervised learning and generative networks.
    • Applied scrum principles to project management in volatile environments and major enterprises.
    • Managed and developed projects in Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)-related enterprise solutions, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized finance projects.
    • Developed a mobile app product design using service design thinking by user research, prototyping, and A/B testing.
    • Sold professional services on cybersecurity and privacy management.
    • Designed and delivered customer engagement programs for banks, loyalty programs, and NFT-gated projects.
    • Worked on fintech, banking, and insurance projects for major companies.
  • Strategy and Business Development Director

    2013 - 2016
    Aktif Bank
    • 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

    2011 - 2013
    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

    2008 - 2011
    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 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.
  • Senior Consultant

    2006 - 2008
    • 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. 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

    2003 - 2006
    STMicroelectronics SA
    • 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.
  • 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 of a retail store location optimization for a data analytics group using TensorFlow.

    A telecommunications operator needed an AI-based optimization model for the location of its retail stores. I owned the team's deployment and created the model using Keras and TensorFlow for regression.

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

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

  • 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.

    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 mobile app for a major bank including the service design prototyping and delivery.

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

  • Video-on-demand App Service Design
    Led the team for a broadcaster's mobile app service design for a 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 a field-programmable gate array (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 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.

  • 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.

    I took product ownership of the loyalty and referral platform using Scrum methodologies that harnessed several businesses of the client in real estate, hospitality, and entertainment industry in the Middle East.
    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.

  • Blockchain Network
    Product management for a blockchain network forked from Cosmos Network.

    Managed the product for DeFi and the underlying DAO-based network for a blockchain company. Definition of PRDs and smart contract-driven DeFi apps. Managed the backlog and definition of the product specs and did the management of the teams.

  • DeFi Dapp
    DeFi dapp definition for a decentralized exchange.

    Managed the project and defined the product for a DeFi dapp for a CEX that is focused on farming and lending of cryptos as well as further defi products such as NFTs and Synthetix. Was responsible for whitepaper management, roadmap management, and initiative definition.

  • Metaverse for Pets Petto.io
    Definition of the product Management of the metaverse definition with unreal engine.

    Managed the project for an unreal-based world machine-generated, world-based play-to-earn, NFT-based game that has an IRL impact to endangered species. The application has NFT-based avatars that will be materialized in an unreal arena for PVP challenges and other quests.

  • SAP S4 Implementation
    Managed the project for the implementation of Brownfield landscape S4.

    Managed the landscape transformation for a major food company for their SAP transformation from r/3 to S4Hana. I managed the PMO as well as the CR management. Also helped with functional requirement gathering.


  • 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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