Bulent Egrilmez, Project Manager in Barcelona, Spain
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Bulent Egrilmez

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Project Manager

Barcelona, Spain
Toptal Member Since
July 3, 2018

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.

Project Highlights

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.
Blockchain Network
Product management for a Blockchain network forked from Cosmos Network.
DeFi Dapp
DeFi dapp definition for a decentralized exchange.


Work Experience


2015 - PRESENT
Krossdelta Consulting
  • Acted as a project manager in ERP CRM and EAI domains with major clients. Conducted ERP process management in landscape transformation for greenfield and brownfield theatres.
  • Mastered supervised learning and generative networks, in particular, in artificial intelligence (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.
  • Led a team of consultants in the end-to-end implementation of SAP S/4HANA.Conducted comprehensive business process analysis and designed future-state processes aligned with S/4HANA's capabilities to optimize operational efficiency.
  • 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

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 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.

Senior Consultant

2006 - 2008
  • 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

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.


2001 - 2003
  • 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.

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.

I 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.

I 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


Defined the product. Managed the metaverse definition with Unreal Engine.

I managed the project for an unreal-based world machine-generated, world-based play-to-earn, NFT-based game that has an IRL impact on 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.

I managed the landscape transformation for a major food company for their SAP transformation from R/3 to S4 Hana. I was in charge of the PMO and CR management and also helped gather the functional requirements.

Web Store Management

Oversaw the entire web store project management and customizations.

I managed the transformation project for a web store configuration for 120 markets for a major FMCG company. It included Scrum-based team management, backlog management, and refining the requirements from market business units.

Real Estate Sales Rep Tracking Mobile App


Oversaw the product management of the real estate sales rep tracking mobile app.

I designed the features and managed the technical team in the development of a real estate sales rep tracking mobile app and a dashboard for Salesforce analytics. I also used Scrum methods in technical team management.

Project Management

Managed the ERP implementation for the manufacturing of durable packaging.

I managed the ERP requirements—collected, refined, and prioritized them according to the SAP Business One system and manufacturing add-on specifications. I also developed the dashboard for Monday.com so the entire team could receive activity updates.
2007 - 2010

Master's Degree in Business Administration

Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey

1996 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems

Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey


Trello, Microsoft Project, Jira, Adobe Target, SQL, Slack, PegaRULEs Process Commander (PRPC), R, Pandas, Figma, Asana, Salesforce


Blockchain, iOS, Pega, SAP HANA


Agile Project Management, Azure DevOps, Mobile App Design, Agile, Scrum, Agile Product Management, Implementation Project Management

Industry Expertise

Telecommunications, Retail & Wholesale, Industrial & Manufacturing


Mobile Prototypes, Ideation, Fintech Consultant, Hardware, Project Management, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Hyperledger Sawtooth, Internet of Things (IoT), Fintech, Loyalty Programs, Analytics, CRM Systems, APIs, Product Management, Cybersecurity, Route to Market, eCommerce, Master Data Management (MDM), Learning Management System Administration, SaaS, Cryptocurrency, Data Governance, Program Management, Strategy, Business Cases, IT Strategy, User Research, Embedded Hardware, Ethereum Smart Contracts, TensorFlow, Business Analysis, GDPR, Mobile App Development, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Estimation & Planning, Product Owner, Startups, Adobe Campaign, Data Mining, Discovery Workshops, Business Process Modeling, Machine Learning, Technical Project Management, SAP, SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD), SAP ERP, Distributed Team Management, Wearables, Smart Contracts, Cosmos, Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), Web3.js, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Java, Software Implementation, SAP Business One, Stakeholder Management, Project Scoping, System Requirements, Manufacturing, Keras

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