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About ICterra

ICterra is a Software Engineering Company with 200+ software professionals and offices in Munich, London, Wroclaw, Ankara, İstanbul. We combine more than 30 years of software development experience with technology expertise and proven methodologies to provide Software Solutions to our customers.

We have been building long lasting strategic partnerships with our customers across multiple industries such as Healthcare and Medical, Energy, Automotive, Avionics and Telecommunications.

Excellence in Software Engineering

With our expertise in numerous areas, we provide innovative solutions about Software Development, Software Testing and UI / UX Design services.

2022

Our History

First Nato Project

2021

Our History

Office in Wroclaw, Poland

2019

Our History

Top 500 IT Companies in Turkey: 16th in “Domestic Software Engineering Companies”

2018

Our History

UK based Computing Security Magazine “One to Watch” Award

2017

Our History

– Offices in Munich and London
– Aselsan Strategic Business Partner
– Common Criteria Certification (EAL4+) for ATES

2016

Our History

First appraisal for CMMI Development Level-3

2015

Our History

National and NATO Secret Classified” Facility Security Certificates

2013

Our History

– Unify R&D Partner
– Independent Company: ICterra Information & Communication Technologies

1991 – 2012

Our History

Software R&D Team within Siemens Turkey and one of Siemens’ top 5 global R&D centers

Management Team

H. Vedat Uslu

Chief Executive Officer

H. Vedat Uslu graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1990 and completed his MBA at METU in 2000. Developing his first professional software in his third year of university, Vedat Uslu planned a career in software development.

Following his short data processing experience in the banking sector, as of 1992 he worked at the software R&D department during Siemens Turkey’s establishment. He took numerous software development and management roles.

In 2007, Vedat Uslu worked as a Vice President and a board member at Siemens Enterprise Communications Turkey. In 2011, he was appointed as the General Manager. In 2013, as a result of a management buyout, Vedat Uslu became the sole shareholder of the company and changed its name to ICterra Information and Communication Technologies.

As ICterra’s CEO, Vedat Uslu gives priority to developing ICterra’s global business strategy, establishing long-term relationships with customers and stakeholders based on trust and value, placing creativity at the forefront, achieving operational and technological excellence and ensuring growth in all active markets.

H. Vedat Uslu

CEO

Aylin Akça OKAN

European Union, NATO and R&D Director

Aylin AKÇA-OKAN graduated from Computer Engineering and obtained her MSc in Economics, Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1993 and 1997, respectively. She continues her Ph.D. studies in Software Engineering department, Atılım University.

Aylin started working in Department of Computer Engineering, METU in 1993 as a Teaching & Research Assistant, responsible for several technical and hands-on courses as well as execution of many e-government projects. Following her tenure in METU, she first worked in Siemens Business Services (SBS) as a senior project manager (PM) and managed national/international teams for projects and proposals. Meanwhile, she was appointed as the PM Champion and represented SBS Turkey in the global PM team. Then, she became Professional Services Country Manager and Projects Coordinator in Software AG, managing the business unit that reported directly to MEA Group Director. She later worked in Atılım University as a senior lecturer focusing on practices from theory to real-life experiences. Later, she started working in Atos as the Head of Business Unit in Ankara that leads the projects for defense, public, and energy & utilities. Between 2019-2021, she led the project controlling teams in Havelsan and then in ODTÜ-GÜNAM, responsible for the operational management of projects and programs, strategy building, and planning.

Aylin joined ICterra in 2021 and continues her role as Director of European Union, NATO and R&D.

  • customer & contract management
  • strategy planning, business development, and proposal management
  • national and international bidding, incentive and project structuring processes (NATO, EuropeAid, World Bank, Horizon2020/EU, ITEA, TÜBITAK, Regional Development Agencies, etc)
  • e-Government, e-Defense, e-Business and Digital Transformation
  • extensive practical and theoretical know-how on software engineering methods and methodologies
Aylin Akça Okan
European Union, NATO and R&D Director

Sinan Bubik

Business Development Director

After graduating from Istanbul Technical University Electronics and Communication Engineering Department in 1995, Sinan Bubik continued his education at Marmara University Social Sciences Institute Informatics (German) Department.

In his business life, which he started in 1995 at Siemens Turkey, he worked as a sales and product manager in the field of Communication and Information Technologies until 2009. Between 2009-2022  he worked as a senior manager in Power Generation and Energy Distribution Divisions respectively

Joining ICterra GmbH (Germany) in 2022 in line with ICterra's vision of becoming an international software house primarily through its European offices, Sinan is responsible for the Business Development activities of the ICterra family.

Sinan aims to reveal the experience gained in different and new business areas over the years and the growth story experiences of which he's taken part, in parallel with the company strategy.

Sinan Bubik
Business Development Director

Hakan Yüksel

Finance and Operations Director
Hakan graduated from the Department of Management at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1990.

He started his career at T.C. Ziraat Bankası Banking School with completing a one year education programme. Following this programme he worked as Specialist and Assistant Manager in various Head Office Departments in the Bank.

After his 5-year post as vice president in London Branch, he was appointed to various Turkey Branches, Frankfurt and New York branches as Manager. During his 24 years of banking career, he presented the bank at national and international meetings held with Treasury, Central Bank, Parliamentary Commissions, IMF and rating institutions and he carried out several international finance and banking duties.

In 2015 he joined a construction company involved with international projects. Since 2017, he has been working at ICterra as Director of Finance and Operations.

Hakan Yüksel
Finance & Operations Director

Meltem Harput

Human Resource Manager
Meltem has graduated Department of Psychology at Faculty of Art and Science at Middle East Technical University in 1997.

In 1998, she has started to serve as a human resources specialist at Havelsan, which is a leading software development and system engineering company of Turkish Defense Industry. She has contributed to the initial structuring of human resources department and establishment of respective processes. She has assumed the role of Planning and Assessment Manager at Human Resources Department in 2008 and has taken active role in setting up systems of competence based interview, recruitment, performance evaluation, compensation management, strengthening corporate culture, 360 degrees competence evaluation , personality analysis and career planning. She continuously led the restructuring of these systems as per strategic needs of the company during her service.

Meltem has started as HR Manager at ICterra in 2016. Her role in ICterra is ensuring HR processes are run in alignment with strategic targets of the company.

Meltem Harput
Human Resource Manager

Ayşegül Y. G. KALAYCIOĞLU

Quality Manager

Ayşegül Y. G. KALAYCIOĞLU graduated from Middle East Technical University, department of Aeronautical Engineering, in 1994.

From 1995 to 1999 she worked for Ministry of Transportation – Directorate General of Civil Aviation, in the activities of establishment of national civil aviation regulations, auditing aviation companies and air vehicles, and performing accident investigations.

In 1999, she started to work at HAVELSAN Inc., one of the leading company in defense, aviation and IT sector in Turkey, as Quality Engineer. From 2004 to 2014, she worked as Quality and Process Management Director in the same company. In this position, she

  • lead the activities of  establishment, maintenance and certification of HAVELSAN Management System in accordance with standards / models  CMMI Level-3, ISO 9001, AS 9100, AS 9115, AQAP 2110, AQAP 160, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001;
  • had an active role in establishment of Balances Score Card used in measurement of corporate performance and 360° Competence Evaluation System providing systematic carrier management for employees;
  • developed training courses for familiarizing HAVELSAN personnel about Organizational Management System and its applications, established and managed “HAVELSAN Academy – Faculty of Management by Processes”;
  • lead the activities for establishment of process automation infrastructure.

On 1 March 2016, Ayşegül KALAYCIOĞLU joined ICterra Family. Her present major goal is to add value to the ICterra’s effectivity and productivity focused management perspective and way of searching for excellence.

Ayşegül KALAYCIOĞLU, is also lead auditor for the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 ve ISO 27001 management systems.

Ayşegül Kalaycıoğlu
Quality Manager

Murat Gül

Information Systems Manager
Murat graduated from the Department of Mathematics at the Middle East Technical University (METU). He started his career as a Research Assistant at METU Computer Center, as a Network and System Administrator for the Faculty of Architecture. Then, he joined the Network & System Team at the Ministry of Economy as a specialist and participated in various projects in the area of network, security and system architecture.

He joined Siemens Turkey’s R&D team as the lead engineer, responsible for the Configuration Control and Network Division. He participated in various projects in the following areas: configuration management, network, security and system architecture.

Since 2013, he has been working as the Information Systems Manager at ICterra. Murat’s main responsibilities are planning and managing the company’s IT infrastructure, budget management and information security.

Murat Gül
Information Systems Manager

Fikret Ottekin

Advisor

Fikret Ottekin obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1990 and 1992. He fulfilled system/software engineering tasks, attended tests and exercises in Turkey and abroad for ASELSAN until 2007, where he contributed to the development of several communication systems as well as Turkey’s first GSM cellular phone.

He worked for The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) from 2007 to 2015, helping shape the National Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan and offering consultancy to several public institutions in the fields of common criteria, information security and critical infrastructure security.

Fikret joined ICterra in 2015 and managed the cyber security program until the end of 2016. Since then, as Advisor to CEO, Fikret has been studying the requirements and technology of developing sectors, helping the efforts to spread the culture of invention and innovation in ICterra and providing system engineering assistance to challenging projects.

Fikret Ottekin
Advisor

Tunca Gerdaneri

Advisor

Tunca graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Telecom & Computers Section in 1987. He started his carrier in Turkish Telekom (formerly Turkish PTT) in the same year as a software engineer.

In 1991 he joined Siemens Turkey's newly establishing R&D department. He was the one of the first five members of this department. He worked as a software engineer for rural exchanges developed together with Argentina Siemens.

He continued his carrier in Siemens in various roles and projects such as pabx exchanges, military software, configuration management projects. In 2013 the division of Siemens he works became a new company named ICterra by management buyout. He has been working in ICterra as software consultant till present.

Tunca Gerdaneri
Advisor

Zekeriya Dinçer

Sales Support Manager
Zekeriya completed his BSc degree in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Software Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU).

He started his career at Siemens Enterprise Communications as Software Engineer taking part in the HiPath Management Console and IPDslam management projects. As a result of the changes in Siemens Enterprise Communications’ service strategy, he dived in to the service management and ITIL world. He worked as Software Engineer, Business Analyst, and Project Manager in many projects such as service management process unification and standardization, CMDB Data Model, SAP integration and event management of customer assets.

He continued his career as an IT Solution Architect leading a global service management solution, enabling technicians, field engineers, customers and partners to manage service related activities, compliant with ITIL standards.

At ICterra, Zekeriya is responsible for coordinating a team of consultants experienced in service management, IT automation, proactive monitoring and cyber security. With over 10 years of IT project experience, he is managing business development and sales activities mainly in finance and telecommunications sectors.

Zekeriya enjoys traveling around the world and playing bowling. He is currently playing in the Turkish professional league.

Zekeriya Dinçer
Sales Support Manager

Deniz Katırcıoğlu Öztürk, PhD

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Dr. KATIRCIOGLU-OZTURK is a graduate of Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU) and has MSc & PhD degrees (focused on healthcare AI) in Medical Informatics.

Throughout her professional career, she has been part of both start-up and corporate software companies while actively participating in domestic and international projects concerning the “digital transformation” of healthcare systems, medical AI, and innovative Io(M)T (Internet of Medical Things) products. Her contributions have been focused on data modelling for National Databank of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (for government reimbursement), algorithms for diagnosis-related grouping (DRG), “disruptive” virtual pharma projects, 3D diagnostic tools in Radiology, healthcare interoperability standards and AI-based “personalized” risk scoring systems in the field of Cardiology.

’She has been with ICterra since 2018 and is currently holding the position of Healthcare & Life Sciences Unit Manager.

Deniz Katırcıoğlu
Health & Life Sciences
Business Unit Manager

Buğra Deveci

ICT Solutions Business Unit Manager

Buğra completed his undergraduate education at Computer Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University in 2008 and started his career as a Software Engineer at Siemens Enterprise Communications in the same year. He had worked on software products and licensing with the company's R&D centers in different countries. In the following years, he served as team leader and group manager within the same team.

At ICterra, he leads various global projects carried out in Europe and supports business development activities.

Buğra Deveci

ICT Solutions Business Unit Manager

Hakan Noyan

Enterprise Solutions Business Unit Manager

After graduating from Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hakan Noyan completed his master's degree at Hacettepe University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

During his career, he continued his business development, testing, customer and product support at 3 different levels, software architecture, product management and ownership in the field of telecommunication at NETAŞ Telekomünikasyon A.Ş., mostly in North America and the EMEA region. Legacy gateways and new technology VOIP gateways have expertise in a variety of communication protocols. He took part in various roles in European Union (H2020, Celtic+) and Tübitak projects. Other areas of expertise are speaker-independent voice identification, IoT and IoE systems, next-generation networks, digital filter design and 5G technologies.

After leading international teams of various sizes, he joined ICterra in 2018 as a project manager and software consultant. As a group manager, he continues his career in the fields of production management systems and the management of telecommunication sales and configuration tools.

Hakan Noyan
Enterprise Solutions
Business Unit Manager

Serkan Orhon

Financial Solutions Business Unit Manager

Serkan completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at Yeditepe University.

He has experience in software development in payment systems and banking about 15+ years.

He started his career at Deutsche Bank as a software engineer and continued at Pay Core, Havelsan and DC Bank Canada.

He has worked in various fields for Mobile payments, Card payments, Tokenization, EMV consultancy in Turkey and abroad companies.

He manages projects in finance at ICterra and he takes part in business development activities in order to develop innovative payment solutions for the Financial Technologies.

Serkan Orhon
Financial Solutions Business
Unit Manager

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