Hakan currently serves as a Product Strategy Manager at IBM’s SDN and Edge Computing business unit. His focus areas are Edge computing, Multi-Cloud Networking, and applying AI/ML to multi-cloud operations. He is a member of the Governing Board of Linux Foundation Edge (LF Edge) organization. He works closely with IBM technical leadership on the Open Horizon project of LF Edge. Previously, he was a lead consultant at IBM Corporate Strategy team.Prior to IBM, Hakan held various technology roles in Networking and Telco industry, including Cisco Systems, Airvana Networks, Sycamore Networks and
NextWave Wireless. Hakan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management