Emre Ilke Cosar

Emre Ilke Cosar

Istanbul, Turkey
Member since July 9, 2018
Emre is a results-driven leader with lean product development and project management experience. As a Project Manager, he has led cross-functional teams delivering high profile tech-products for banking, eCommerce, and food and beverage sectors, using Scrum. Emre has strong communication and analytical skills as well as deep understanding of end-to-end software product development with customer and data-driven agile methodologies.
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Project Highlights
  • Led the development of monthly feature releases for 5M+ active users and re-launched the Android app, with a team of 25.
  • Led 10+ designers, developers, testers, and BAs to deliver the initial launch and numerous major releases for iOS/Android.
  • Led a team of ten (UX designers, visual designers, and BAs) to deliver an award-winning customer experience for iOS & Android
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Banking & Finance
  • Google Analytics
  • Jira
  • Mobile App Development
  • Product Delivery
  • Project Management
  • Scrum
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • COO
    2016 - 2018
    Pubinno, Inc.
    • Created the product backlog and development schedules.
    • Supervised a cross-functional 12-person team to develop and release a hardware product (smart beer tap) and accompanying iOS/Android apps achieving 30% cost savings on BOM.
    • Refined the B2B business model, pricing and value propositions. Closed a $2+ million contract with a leading brewery.
    • Managed the day-to-day workflow, field operations, and client interactions.
    • Pitched the company to investors and VCs. Raised more than $1 million in funding.
  • Senior Project Manager
    2013 - 2016
    Monitise, Plc.
    • Managed large scale (more than $5 million annual revenue) mobile banking and eCommerce projects using Scrum.
    • Prioritized project backlogs in accordance with stakeholder expectations, using analytics and customer reviews.
    • Led up to three concurrent teams/projects containing as many as 25 designers, developers, testers, and business analysts.
    • Oversaw scope, timelines, and budget forecasts, as well as delivering status updates and addressing risks and requirement changes.
    • Evangelized agile development, reducing test times while increasing sprint velocity by more than 40% without compromising quality.
  • Founder/Product Manager
    2012 - 2013
    Bagaway
    • Created a business model and operational framework through market and user research.
    • Assessed the feasibility of using RFID tags with reusable fabrics.
    • Launched a pilot program at local organic markets, funded by municipality and NGOs.
    • Ended the program once it was seen that the bags are not being returned.
  • Researcher
    2008 - 2012
    Aalto University
    • Designed a real-time protocol stack for time-synchronized multi-channel and slotted communication in multi-hop wireless networks.
    • Deployed wireless sensors running A-Stack on real-world structures.
    • Lectured Wireless Automation and MATLAB courses.
Project History
  • IsCep (Mobile app of IsBank)
    Led the development of monthly feature releases for 5M+ active users and re-launched the Android app, with a team of 25.

    İşCep is the mobile app of IsBank, the largest private bank of Turkey with 5M+ active users and more than 200 transactions available via mobile platforms.

    - Managed a team of 25 (developers, designers, analysts, and testers) working on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Web platforms
    - Managed the scope, budget, and schedule. Reported the progress and facilitated the trade-offs between scope, budget & schedule.
    - Implemented Scrum framework for the project, for the first time, coaching the client side for the adoption of the agile principles

  • Pegasus Airlines Mobile
    Led 10+ designers, developers, testers, and BAs to deliver the initial launch and numerous major releases for iOS/Android.

    Pegasus is the second largest airline in Turkey, with 4+ million downloads. The app is known for simplified and intuitive user journey that allows purchase and check-in within seconds and includes a push message marketing module.

    - Led the design and development teams. Launched the app initially in 2013 on iOS and Android platforms (the app reached 800K downloads within a year)
    - Used analytics & customer reviews to prioritize the backlog and improve existing features
    - Led the development of the iPad app in 2014 (First scrum project to be done in Monitise, initiation to delivery in three months)

  • Zubizu Loyalty App
    Led a team of ten (UX designers, visual designers, and BAs) to deliver an award-winning customer experience for iOS & Android

    Zubizu is a lifestyle & loyalty app from Dogus Group in Turkey with 2+ million downloads. The app provides users with customized offers and allows online reservations and purchase of event tickets.

    - Led the team of UX designers, visual designers, and business analysts to deliver wireframes, requirements, and designs for iOS & Android platforms
    - Managed the design project from concept through launch
    - Led the design and development of the responsive landing page

Education
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
    2007 - 2009
    Helsinki University of Technology - Helsinki, Finland
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
    2003 - 2007
    Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master
    MARCH 2015 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org

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