In this interview, we have the pleasure of speaking with Ozgur Gurkan, Vice President of Technical Product Management and a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect with over 25 years of experience. With his vast expertise, Ozgur has helped several global enterprises in various industries overcome significant performance and scale issues. As an advisor, he is passionate about driving digital transformation and helping businesses grow by aligning customer needs with technology solutions. Ozgur's advisory skills include technical software architecture decisions and data mining to add value to businesses. In this interview, we'll dive deep into Ozgur's experience and talk about disruptive trends in the industry as well as impactful projects he's been involved in as an executive.
As the Vice President of Technical Product Management and a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect with 25+ years of experience, I possess expertise in driving digital transformation and aligning customer needs with technology solutions. Throughout my career, I have worked with large customers on the Salesforce platform, developed and deployed new products, and led talented technical teams.
I have led a team of Technical Product Managers in creating products targeting the application performance management space and collaborated closely with Salesforce executives to deliver innovative solutions. I have successfully worked with global enterprises in Healthcare, Automotive, Telecom, Insurance, Retail, and Manufacturing industries, helping them solve significant performance and scale issues.
My main motivation for being an advisor is to witness the transformation and growth of businesses through my experience and expertise. I aim to continue honing my advisory skills at the board level and expand my reach to help others succeed.
I am capable of advising on technical software architecture decisions, including technology selection, system integration, cost-benefit analysis of building versus buying, long-term impacts on enterprise architecture, organization-wide DevOps, and change management practices. Additionally, I can assist with data mining to add value to your business.
In terms of disruptive trends in my industry, there are several important ones expected to make significant changes, including:
As for the most impactful project or decision I've been involved in as an executive, during the pandemic, we had to swiftly shift our focus to assisting local and state governments in rapidly implementing vaccination scheduling and processing portals online. As an executive, I played a crucial role in making decisions about the platform's performance and scalability to accommodate these tailored solutions. Our team had to collaborate closely with partners, infrastructure, security, legal, marketing, product, and engineering teams to anticipate and prevent any potential downtime-related issues.
In conclusion, if you are seeking a highly experienced and knowledgeable technical product manager and digital transformation leader, look no further than Ozgur Gurkan. With 25+ years of experience, as well as a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect, he is a true expert in his field, renowned for his ability to solve complex problems and align customer needs with innovative technology solutions. Ozgur's exceptional skills and extensive experience make him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to optimize their technical strategy and drive digital transformation. If you're interested in working with Ozgur, he's available to be hired as an advisor on AdvisoryCloud. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and benefit from Ozgur's vast expertise!
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