Speakers

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  • IFINSEC 2018 Conference Speakers

    • Cihan Vural - Burgan Bank - Executive Vice President, Internal Audit and Control Group

      Cihan Vural - Burgan Bank - Executive Vice President, Internal Audit and Control Group

      Cihan Vural graduated from METU Statistics Department in 1992 and worked as research assistant at Dokuz Eylul University and University of West London. He started his professional career at Kocbank in 1995 as business analyst. Between 1995-2008, he worked at Kocbank and Yapi Kredi Bank which are under Koc Financial Services. He worked on projects like internal audit, development of control and enterprise risk management systems, structuring of Internal Audit Center and Information Systems Audit units, implementation of AML and Fraud Prevention and Detection systems. Later he took top management roles like Head of Internal Control Center. Since 2008, he has been working as executive vice president of Internal Audit and Control Group at Burgan Bank A.S. and he is responsible from the management of Audit Board, Internal Control Center and Compliance Department. Cihan Vural is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditing of Turkey (TIDE) and International Fraud Examination Experts Associations (USIUD) and also a member of Ethics Committee at The Banks Association of Turkey. He has CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance) certificates.

    • Burak Erkek - Garanti Bank - Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

      Burak Erkek - Garanti Bank - Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

      Mr. Burak Erkek, has been Senior Vice President of Internal Audit of Garanti Bank, since April, 2014. He is in charge of IT audits, Remote Audit, Treasury & Risk Management Audits. He has an extensive audit experience within Garanti Bank (Turkey, Netherlands, Romania, Luxembourg, Russia, Cyprus, Malta) & Fortis (Turkey, Malta). He participated to the internal audit department of Fortis, in 2003 and was employed by Fortis for 3 years. In December 2006, he joined Garanti Bank to lead the IT audit function. He designed and developed Garanti Bank’s IT Audit organization, in 2006. Mr. Burak Erkek has expertise in Internal Audit, IT Audit, Remote Audit, Operational Risk Management, E-Banking, E-Commerce, Information Security, Project management, Governance & Compliance, Ethical Hacking, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and Vendor management. Mr. Burak Erkek has B.S. & M.B.A. degrees, CISA, CEH, CRISC, PMP, ITIL FC, ISO 27001 and BS 25999 LA credentials. He is a member of ISACA, EC-Council, PMI and several global communities.

    • Ersin Emir - QNB Finansbank - Chief Audit Executive

      Ersin Emir - QNB Finansbank - Chief Audit Executive

      Born in 1971, Ersin Emir graduated from Management Department of Middle East Technical University. He started his banking career in 1995 at İşbank Internal Audit Department as Assistant Internal Auditor. In 1998 Mr. Emir then continued his career as Senior Internal Auditor in QNB Finansbank and was appointed as the Deputy Chief Audit Executive in 2004. After serving the last two years of this position in charge of the Head Office and Subsidiary Audits, he was appointed as the Chief Audit Executive in March 2011. In addition to CAE responsibilities, he holds a board membership position at Finans Portfolio Management and serves as a consultant to board of directors of Finans Leasing, all of which are financial subsidiaries of QNB Finansbank. As a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors-Turkey (TIDE), Ersin Emir has the professional designations of being Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He took his Master of Science degree in Organizational Psychology from University of London in 2010 and currently continues his academic studies at Business Administration PhD program of Bahçeşehir University in İstanbul.

    • Hakan Inceoglu - ING Bank - Senior Vice President, Technology Services

      Hakan Inceoglu - ING Bank - Senior Vice President, Technology Services

      After graduating from Computer Engineering Department of Ege University in 1990, he had a Master degree in Economics at Bogazici University. Hakan Inceoglu has 24 years of IT experience including 18 years in Banking and 6 years in Telecomnunication sector and since last 10 years he has been working for multinational companies. Currently he is Senior Vice President at ING Bank responsible for Technology Services. His responsibilities include subjects like System Operation, IT Security, IT Governance, IT Network, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IT Application Management, Database Management, Help Desk and IT Disaster Recovery. With the Disaster Recovery project he implemented, he successfully recovered the main data center in Izmir Disaster Recovery data center with zero data loss and in a very short time when his company faced an IT Disaster by losing its main data center due to a flood in 2009. He comes together with University youths at different platforms via University programs he’s working on. People management, Talent management, Coaching and Mentorship are his areas of interest.

    • Jan Adamovsky - Slovenska Sporitelna Bank (Erste Bank Group) - Chief Security Officer

      Jan Adamovsky - Slovenska Sporitelna Bank (Erste Bank Group) - Chief Security Officer

      Jan Adamovsky is working for Erste Bank Group since 2007, having various positions in security area. His experience includes creation and execution of security strategy, managing IT security teams, defining security requirements for large project in banking area, design, implementation and operations of security solutions. He likes to challenge traditional approaches and do things that makes sense.

    • Suzan Pektas - Aksigorta - Chief Information Security Officer

      Suzan Pektas - Aksigorta - Chief Information Security Officer

      Information Security Professional with in-depth experience in information security governance and management, including team leadership, project planning and implementation, policy building and overseeing the related activities, audit compliance implementation. Possesses thorough understanding of current information security technologies and practices across major-computing areas. Has over 10 years of experience in designing and leading the implementation of information security projects that provide innovative solutions to industrial problems in compliance with the security regulatory requirements. Holds CISSP, CISA, ISO-27001 and BS25999 Lead Auditor certificates. Has a working knowledge of several management frameworks, regulations and rulings including PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, 5651, ISO-27001, COBIT and ITIL. Delivered compliance consulting to several enterprises.

    • Erkan Dogan - Citibank - Head of Internal Control

      Erkan Dogan - Citibank - Head of Internal Control

      Erkan Dogan joined Citibank in 2010 and works as the Head of Internal Control and ORM Cluster Head. Erkan Dogan has 18 years sector experience. Before joining to Citibank, he worked at Yapi Kredi Bank and Deloitte Turkey. Erkan Dogan graduated from Economics Department of Marmara University and he has CIA, CFSA, CFE, SPK Advanced License and SoX Expert certificates. Since 2006, Erkan Dogan took various tasks at The Institute of Internal Auditing - Turkey (TIDE) and currently he is an Advisory Board Member at TIDE.

    • Alpaslan Binici - Sekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan Binici - Sekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan BINICI took his undergraduate degree from Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul University in 2001 and later he took Master of Science degree from Computer Engineering Department of Sakarya University. He started his career at Siemens Business Services A.S. as system engineer. Later on at E-Guven A.S. he managed IT projects related to electronic signature, mobile signature and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) also he gave consultancy services to clients and performed IT audits for PCI DSS ,ISO 27001. During his career he attended many events and seminars and he holds CISA, CISSP and ISO 27001 LA certificates. Currently he is working at Sekerbank A.S. as IT Security Project Manager.

    • Bahattin Sayi - Burgan Bank - Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department

      Bahattin Sayi - Burgan Bank - Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department

      He is a graduate of Hacettepe University Computer Engineering Department. He has an MBA from METU. He has over 14 years of experience in information security, IT audit and IT process management. He started his business life at Aknet, affiliated to Sabancı Group. He joined Akbank's Audit Board in 2003. He pursued audit, security and process consultancy activities in Akbank NV Netherlands, Akbank AG Germany, and different external companies. He has been working as Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department in Burgan Bank since 2014. He holds CISSP, CISA, CRISC and CEH certificates. He is also interested in underwater photography and sailing.

    • Engin Eraydin - The Interbank Card Center - Security Solutions Manager

      Engin Eraydin - The Interbank Card Center - Security Solutions Manager

      Engin Eraydin was born in 1973. He completed his undergraduate education at Education Faculty of Middle East Technical University. He started his career in 1997 at Credit Cards Department of Esbank. In 2001 he started to work at The Interbank Card Center (BKM) at where he has been currently working as “Security Solutions Manager”. With BKM Security Committee, his primary duties are; working to prevent fraud aimed at cards payment systems and banking service channels in Turkey, following local and international developments on fraud prevention, providing sharing of necessary information, determine security precautions and for this purpose supporting establishment of standard, rule and regulation and management of relationships with institutions related with this topic. In addition to working on prevention of fraud at payment sector, he is working with his colleagues at Security Solutions Department established under BKM R&D in June 2018 on new security solutions that will assist BKM members to struggle against fraud more actively.

    • Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Division Manager

      Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Division Manager

      He started his career in the midst of 1980 as author and editor at MacWorld, PC World and PC Magazine. He started his professional career in 1993 at IT Department of Pamukbank. Until 2007, he developed Credit Cards banking package and software, he took role in adapting IBM’s Core Banking packet into the design of Pamukbank Core Banking system, he worked as a project manager and technical manager in the installation of many projects like Pamukbank Digiturk TV Banking, Internet Banking. Since 2007 at the unit he worked, he managed ITSM (IT Service Management) and CSI (Continual Service Improvement) projects that supplied comprehensive innovative transformations to implement global best practices in IT by service oriented approach and IT process model compatible to regulations. He has Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and ITIL-Foundation certificates and he was a former board member of ISACA Turkey and itSMF-Turkey Chapter. Currently he is working at IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Department and he’s responsible from following areas; Project Office, Management of Risk and Compliance, Quality Management, Performance Management, Chance Management, Project and Portfolio Management, Service and Information Architecture Management, Governance and Planning, IT Strategy and Value Management and Continual Improvement.

    • Murat Cihan - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Information Security Manager

      Murat Cihan - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Information Security Manager

      He got his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees on Computer Engineering at Işık University. He contributed to academic research on information security field as a researcher at Işık, İstanbul Ticaret, and Boğaziçi Universities. He took part on various projects on private sector on embedded design design, cryptography, security applications, and security management fields. Currently, he is with Albaraka Turk Participation Bank as Information Security Manager. He has 15 year experience on information security and he holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001 LA certificates.

    • Mustafa Gulmus - Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK-Borsa) - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Mustafa Gulmus - Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK-Borsa) - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Mustafa Gulmus graduated from Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Yildiz Technical University, BS in 1996 and MSc in 2010. Have excellent technical skill, communication skill, and goal-focused professional offering 23 years of experience in Computer industry. He held different roles and responsibility including Security Engineer, Sistem Support, Network Engineer, IT Audit, IT Manager, IT Security Manager, Risk and Compliance Manager in many industry like IT Vendors, Telco and Finance since 1994. He is currently employed as the Information Security Service Manager at Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK-Borsa) since 2005. At the same time as volunteers, he has been a member of the board of directors since 2009. He was also the president of ISACA Istanbul in 2014-2015.

    • Onur Ayyildiz - Anadolu Insurance - Associate Supervisor - Information Security, Risk and Compliance Area Manager

      Onur Ayyildiz - Anadolu Insurance - Associate Supervisor - Information Security, Risk and Compliance Area Manager

      Mr. Onur Ayyildiz graduated from Mathematics Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University at 2004. After working as System and Network Administrator at Mavi Jeans, he joined Anadolu Insurance Company in 2009 as Network and Security administrator. Mr. Ayyildiz was assigned as Information Security, Risk and Compliance Area Manager at 2012. Area of responsibility of him was extended in 2015 and currently Mr. Ayyildiz has been working as Supervisor in Anadolu Insurance Company. Mr. Ayyildiz has expertise in Information Security, IT Risk Management, Governance and Compliance, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery management.

    • Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Information Security, Quality and Project Manager

      Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Information Security, Quality and Project Manager

      He was born in Bursa in 1971. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University. He started his career in 1993 in IT sector and currently is working at Alternatifbank as Information Security, Quality and Project Manager. He is responsible in the fields of IT governance, information security, project management, regulations, audit, business development, certifications (ISO) and quality functions. Prior to Alternatifbank Mr. Gulce worked at TSKB, OBASE and SDLC and he took executive active roles in the area of information technologies.

    • Ozerk Sarac - DenizBank - IT Audit SVP

      Ozerk Sarac - DenizBank - IT Audit SVP

      Mr. Sarac graduated from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, and he also completed his MBA at this university’s Social Sciences Institute. Mr. Sarac has been working at the Internal Audit Department of DenizBank since 2004. He has been responsible from performing and managing information systems audits of DenizBank and its local/international subsidiaries since 2006. He holds CISA, PMP, CRISC, CSX-F, Cobit-F and ITIL-F certificates.

    • Duhan Karadeniz - The Interbank Card Center - IT Compliance Expert

      Duhan Karadeniz - The Interbank Card Center - IT Compliance Expert

      Duhan Karadeniz, who is working in Information Security and IT Compliance Unit at BKM, graduated from Boğaziçi University and New York State University Information Systems Engineering double degree program and has ITU Executive MBA degree. He started his career in KPMG Information Risk Management department in 2009 and continued his career as Information Systems Controller at Akbank. In the banking and finance sector, he has participated in a variety of audit/advisory projects including information system, business process, supplier / 3rd party audits, regulatory gap analysis and process improvement. Since 2017 he has been working in the BKM IT Compliance department and has been actively leading the PCI DSS, PCI 3DS, PCI PIN Security, ISO 27001 and COBIT compliance processes. He has CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certifications, specialized in CobIT 4.1 and PCI DSS processes

    • Ersun Bayraktaroglu  - Alternatifbank - Information Security Team Leader

      Ersun Bayraktaroglu - Alternatifbank - Information Security Team Leader

      Ersun Bayraktaroglu is currently working at Alternatifbank, responsible from Information Security, IT Risks and monitoring. After serving in both public and private sector on Application Deveopment, Open Systems architectures, portal application development and network management areas, he went on his career especially on information security and IT Governance since he wanted to use know-how and experiences on information security he had from the projects when he worked in with Allianz Company. He has a thesis study on SIEM/Log management and he also has works and implementations on open source coded products which he shared them with open source code developers. In addition to his certificates on software development, network and security, by getting ISO27001, ITIL, Cobit, CISM, CRISC control areas certificates that are for auditing information systems and defining methodologies, he formed application areas in the field for these accumulations. He graduated from Faculty of Science of Ankara University and completed his post graduate study at Science Institute Engineering and Bahcesehir University Information Technologies respectively. He also lectures at various universities and institutions at odd times.