Murat Talu, has born in 1980, graduated from TED Ankara College in 1997, received his BSc degree on Economics from Bilkent University and MSc on Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduation he worked as a MT at Leviton Manufacturing Co. in NYC / New York. In 2005, he founded Intengo. Intengo has been backed by business angels and TUBITAK. Under Murat’s leadership, revenues has grown more than 200% annually each year and currently is the leading independent e-sourcing and e-auction services provider in Turkey.
Murat will talk about his entrepreneurship experience as well as his future plans.
ERSIN PAMUKSUZER Managing Director, The LifeCo, Turkey Ersin Pamuksüzer is successful businessman with over 20 year of experience in executive positions in technology and telecommunications area (CEO of Ericsson Turkey, executive commitee member and member of BOD, Turkcell among others). Right now, he is the managing director of The LifeCo, a company dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living in urban environments. He is also board member of Smile holding.
In 2002 he found Next Generation Media A.S. which is active in the newly developing digital signage field. The company makes content and advertisement broadcasting over digital screens in places that are open to the public, such as Shopping Centers, airports, Metro stations,etc.
In 2006, Pronet group decided to get into the Security Guarding field and established Pronet Security Consulting and Services A.S. to be active in the Security Guarding field.
Currentl y, Alp Saul carries out the duty of CEO and Head of Board of Directors of these 3 companies . He is also the Chairman of GESIDER (Security Industry Industrialists and Businessman Association), a board member of TOBB Genç Girişimciler Kurulu and a member of Endeavour Consulting Comitee.
He was chosen to be among the 5 finalists in “Enterpreneur of the Year” contest which was organised by newspaper Milliyet and Ernst&Young in year 2007. Alp Saul is married and a father of two children.
Alp Saul, born in year 1971, has graduated from Robert College in 1990 ,and received his B.S. Degree from the University of Virginia, U.S.A, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1994. After completing university, together with his two friends he found Pronet Security System ltd. which designs , installs and services electronic security systems for the residential and commercial applications.
Farzad has an 20-year record of management, software development, and research at companies such as Motorola, NEC, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Prior to Fluential, he was the business and engineering head of Entropic’s Application Group, which was sold to Microsoft for over $90M.
Farzad is CEO of Fluential Inc., a technology company based in Silicon Valley which builds products to enable communication between people who do not speak the same language. Fluential’s speech translation solution offers innovative applications for the mobile, healthcare, and military industries.
As Fluential’s (www.fluentialinc.com) CEO, Farzad is responsible for defining and articulating the product vision, driving the market opportunity, and managing the day-to-day operations of the company. Holding several patents and having authored numerous papers on the technological advancements in speech technologies, Farzad holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering and a B.S. degree in computer science, both from MIT. He is fluent in three languages, with a working knowledge of four other languages.
Farzad will talk on advantages and disadvantages of being an engineer in entrepreneurial world.
Our guest speaker is Ahmet Unver. Ahmet is one of the founding partners of Telcotank International that has offices in NY USA, London UK, Bakü Azerbaijan and İstanbul, Turkey. He has more than 15 years work experience in both corporate and enterpreneruship world. He has BSc and MSc both from computer engineering at ITU, Istanbul, Turkey.
Ahmet has served on management boards of more than fifteen telecom companies in the region in the past five years as a senior executive management consultant.
Ahmet will talk about differences between working as a professional in corporate world and enterpreneurial world.
Question in advance are more than welcome.