Director of Public Sector and Investments at Microsoft Turkey, Vice President of Council of European Professional Informatics Societies
R. Erdem Erkul , PhD started his academic career in Hacettepe University, Turkey. Department of Political Science and Public Administration in year 2003.
He is an entrepreneur. In 2005 he established www.digitaldevlet.netweb
site which is a web portal on e-government and informatics. He is also
the editor of this web site. He started a new international e-government
portal : www.digital-government.net In February 2008
R.Erdem Erkul who has publications & studies on e- government, web 2.0, New Public Administration, Informatics and Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Media also gives seminars…
He received his doctoral degree from Ankara University , Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Erkul conducted research at National Center For Digital Government, ( Which was established at Harvard University in 2002 in USA ) with Prof. Jane Fountain as a Doctoral Reserach Fellow in 2008-2009 Academic Year.
Erkul, Awarded a certificate of completion for the Innovation for Economic Development Program , June 2013, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Program.
When he was Harvard, He studied Public Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
His research interests are implementation of digital government as a public policy. He is also interested in issues regarding mobile government ( m-government )
NGO’s is very important during Erkul’s life.
He was Vice President and member of Executive Board of Turkish Informatics Association between 2011 and 2015. He consults many digital government and public policy activities and awards. Since January 2010, Representative of Turkish Informatics Association inCouncil of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS ) in Brussels.
He is a member of European Commission Informatics Portal-Informal Expert Committee since April 2010. As of June 2012 he was also elected as a peer reviewer to European Journal of Epractice. He is a member of Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association (TASSA). He managed and attended many social responsibility projects.
He has written articles in reputable business and technology journals such as Harvard Business Review.
He is member of Executive Board of Turkish Informatics Foundation.
Erkul played Basketball between 1990 and 2009 in amateur and national league.
He worked as a Manager and Director Public Affairs & Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft Turkey between 2010 and 2013.
Erkul was the Regional National Plan Manager at Microsoft Middle East & Africa Headquarters until August 2014.
From 2014 to 2018 Erkul was the Director of Public Sector & External Affairs & Strategy at Samsung Turkey. He was the spokesperson of Samsung Electronics Turkey.
As of July 2018 R. Erdem Erkul is appointed as the Director of Public Sector and Investments at Microsoft Turkey.