Many Tech Ecosysystem Stakeholders were together Launch of Cerebrum Tech, “Turkey’s New Face of Technology”
The successful name of technology and business world Dr. R. Erdem Erkul, shared his new journey which will bring a new breath to Turkey in the technology and innovation field, with an online live broadcast for technology experts and press members at Cer Modern.
Erkul, together with his teammates, defined his new initative “Cerebrum Tech” as “a technology company which will be a leader in digital transformation, have a strong ecosystem, open our country to the world with our solutions and products, and inspire young people in the field of entrepreneurship. He underlined that the Cerebrum Tech has team members who believe Turkey’s potential in this journey, are technology ambitious, want to give direction to digital transformation, and has deep experience and entrepreneurial spirit.
Cerebrum Tech’s main business areas composed of 7 focus technologies. These are artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotics, block chain, mobile application development, AR/VR simulations and cyber security. As an important note, announcement regarding the opening of CerebrumTech’s Ankara, Istanbul, San Francisco, London, and Seoul offices were also made during the meeting.
“The Importance of Inspiring Young People”
Erkul who represented the global technology giants in the country and abroad for many years, states that he aims to build a leading technology ecosystem in Turkey and in the world with his new enterprise. Also, he emphasized the importance of inspiring the young generations. “The ratio of the young population to the total population in our country is 15.6%, and we are ranked first among 28 EU countries with this rate. Young people are a very significant target for us because they are the ones who are involved in digital transformation and know technology best. For this reason, their presence in digital transformation journey of our country and their inclusion in our large technology ecosystem is extremely crucial. Digital generations are beginning to shape today’s and future business world. Today, our young people have high usage rates on internet, taking part in social media, playing games. This makes many people nervous, but we prefer to approach this situation from a very different perspective. In fact, they adopt digital transformation skills and future professions more easily. We care about them to improve themselves by taking online trainings in many areas such as coding, programming, artificial intelligence, data science, digital marketing, and communication. In addition, our young people’s appetite for new initiatives in the field of technology is increasing day by day. At this point, we want to inspire young people to believe in achieving their goals by raising their entrepreneurial spirit and to create value in our country’s digital transformation. “
“An initiative that rises from Turkey with the aim of being one of the leading tech companies at global scale”
By stating that as the Cerebrum Tech team, they aim to create a digital transformation ecosystem by bringing together passions and resources, Erkul routed the question, “Don’t you think it’s the time?” to the participants and also added “In the future, we will grow and develop this ecosystem both locally and globally. Our country has a huge potential. There is a need to extract this potential as soon as possible, and we have an appetite to fulfill this need. We are ready to create our dynamic, change embracer and growing ecosystem with our deep-rooted experience and skills.”
About Erdem Erkul
Erkul began his career as a Kent Guide reporter in 1999 in Turkey’s first web and media portal Turkport Electronic Publishing and Communications Inc. Then in 2003, He worked at Hacettepe University School of Political Science and Public Administration as an academician. He was rewarded in Turkey, in Europe and America with Turkey’s first information portal featuring information portal of e-government www.dijitaldevlet.net founded in 2005 and with international e-government portal www.digital-goverment.net founded in February of 2008. 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 Research Fellow in 2008-2009 academic year. He studied at Massachusetts University about Public Policy, e-Government, Innovation in 2009. Erkul was awarded a certificate of completion for the Innovation for Economic Development Program in June 2013 in Executive Program of Harvard University and John F. Kennedy School of Government. 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). 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 in Council 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 Practice. 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. As of December 2020, He was appointed as board member of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN Turkey). He is a Selection Committee Members of Young Innovators Competition of International Telecommunication Union. 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. Between July 2018 and November 2020, R. Erdem Erkul was appointed as the Director of Public Sector and Investments at Microsoft Turkey. He is also the Vice President at Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS). In addition to them, he is one of the speakers of the TEDx conference. He publishes “Digital World”, “Technology and Sociology” podcast series on Spotify. He broadcasts on YouTube in many areas from music to technology.