Geek in Chief

Özgür Öztürk

Özgür Öztürk

In 1995, my father bought me my first computer. Immediately I fell in love with those ugly white boxes. 2 years later, my journey in IT Industry started at a local computer shop as a part time support guy. Since then I have been working in this industry nearly at all areas from local it support to team and department management. I have experience in both technical and managerial positions such as trainer, project manager, it manager, system admin and team leader. This diversity provided me the ability to see every aspect of the business and to look at things from a wider perspective. In addition to that I have worked together with all the levels from juniors to CXOs. That gave me the ability to understand their different priorities and way of workings. 


2020 - 2023

Cloud Solution Architect

• Leading partner technical engagements to support development and launch of solutions, services, and practices on cloud native application development area (Proof of Concepts, Architecture Design Session etc.) • Developing Partner Solutions and Services Leveraging Enrich Partner Portfolio (EPP) and Priority workloads. • Developing and Delivering workshops, trainings and other formats to enable partner on Azure and cloud native app dev. • Engaging co-sell activities between partners and CSU/STU/segments that contributed to customer wins in a repeatable fashion.

2018 - 2020

Solution Architect

Windows Solutions Architect as part of Professional Services Department • Working on­site with strategic, enterprise­ class customers, delivering solutions architecture consulting, technical guidance, knowledge transfer and establish “trusted advisor status” • Leading proof­ of­ concept and pilot implementations of the Docker platform within key customer accounts • Presenting Docker platform strategy, concepts, and roadmap to technical leaders with the customer’s organization

2016 - 2018
Here Tech

Technical Project Manager

Project Manager @ Cloud Management & Operations - Project management on Cloud Governance - Work through cost, security, and governance operational problems at a fleet level using tracking and planning collaboration tools – from strategy to planning to implementation to operating - Locally develop the community interactions surrounding training, cost optimization and review at a team and fleet level - Operate one of the AWS’s largest Enterprise customers from a strategic position for EMEA, including on site access of Account Executives and Technical Account Managers - Maintain attendance, organizing events and take a leading role in meetups

2015 - 2016
unymira USU

Platform and Infrastructure Team Leader

Managing ops part of DevOps Team (consultants and system administrators). • Planning, developing and implementing the department budget, obtaining competitive prices from suppliers, to ensure cost effectiveness. • Creating and implementing department procedures. • Develop requirements, outlines, budgets, and schedulers for information technology projects. • Oversee all phases of project from conception to completion. • Offering users appropriate support and advice. • Managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems. • Managing and mentoring support team. • Developing and implementing process improvements to support operation.

2011 - 2015
Vodafone Turkey

Cloud&Datacenter, Messaging, Security Services Expert

• Product design, Product RFI, RFQ , Product test, selection, POC, Acceptance, Documentation, Monitoring • Redundancy of the related infrastructure • CAPEX-OPEX management of the related infrastructure • Patch upgrade decisions • Capacity planning • Supporting Pre Sales teams • Vendor management • Process analysis of related products

2007 - 2011

IT Manager

I have worked at Alstom for almost 4 years. Alstom has 3 railway projects in Istanbul. One of them is Marmaray Project, the biggest railway project which has ever been made in Turkey. • Setting up, managing and monitoring Alstom's office It and network infrastructure. (2 main and 5 branch offices) • Setting up, managing and monitoring Alstom server infrastructure. (File, Lotus domino, Wsus, Sharepoint, Active directory, Sql 2005, Oracle, Primavera and other small applications running on the servers) • Managing local IT team. • Managing procurement process for IT. • Managing the associations and agreements with customers related to IT. • Preparing documentation and managing process for Alstom Global IT Audit. • End user support.

2005 - 2007

System Network Trainer

• Microsoft Certified Trainer • Conducting training on MCSA, MCSE to both individuals level and corporate level. • Preparing articles and participating as an editor in the hardware department. • Organizing many seminars that aim to describe new technologies.