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We are a dynamic team of problem solving experts that constantly strives to improve your business and help you to make the best decisions. Our aim is to help businesses with excellent optimisation solutions.

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OUR TEAM

DR. HAKAN UMIT

FOUNDER and CEO

Hakan is an expert in solving large scale decision-making problems in strategic and operational management of complex systems, including smart grid optimisation and design, internet and telecommunications network optimisation, and logistics network design in supply chains. He obtained his PhD in Management Science and Applied Mathematics from Université catholique de Louvain.  Previously he worked at AT&T Labs Research in NJ, USA. He is the author of the book Decision Making in Internet Networks.

GOKSU CALI, MBA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SMART GRIDS and IoT

Goksu is an expert in business strategy and marketing in international investment management. She has experience in knowledge and change management in a highly respectable advisory firm. She has been working for project investment firms for the past 8 years, specialised in foreign investment with a special focus on industry and technology based firms. She holds an MBA degree from reputable Koc University in Turkey, as well as a master degree in International Management from Strasbourg University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at the same university.

DR. DERYA DILARA AKGUNER

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SMART CITIES

Derya Dilara is an expert in finding creative city solutions such as urban social cohesion and resilience by using a multi-disciplinary and multi-level approach. Previously, Derya Dilara worked on a project on Sharing and Re-creating Urban Public Spaces in Global Cities, in Berlin, Germany. She is now working on several indexes for various global bodies, including publishing creative data on urban issues relating to diversity, security, sustainability, resilience, and social connectivity in global urban public spaces. Derya Dilara holds a doctoral degree in Political Science and Government from Monash University.

SIMON GOFFIN, MS

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ALGORITHMS

Simon is an expert in algorithm and software development. He has an extensive expertise and experience in developing a wide range of algorithms (machine learning, genetic, tabu search) to model and optimise large scale systems. He holds a civil engineering degree from Université catholique de Louvain, where he specialised in computer science. Additionally, he obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from UCL. Previously, he worked as a software engineer to build smart grid applications.

OMER FARUK KAPLAN, MS

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, BIG DATA

Omer is an expert in statistics and machine learning algorithms. He has broad knowledge and experience in supervised and unsupervised learning methodologies for predictive analysis and classification purposes. He obtained Master’s degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Management with a specialisation in statistics and machine learning and Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Mimarsinan University in Istanbul. Previously, he worked as a price modeller and risk analyst in economic applications.

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OUR ADVISORS

PROF. DR. YULIYA SHYMKO

Dr. Shymko obtained bachelor’s and master’s (cum laude) degrees in Economics from Belarusian State Economic University and holds an MBA degree from Cyprus International Institute of Management. She has completed her doctorate studies at IE Business School (Spain). Professor Shymko’s main research interests include strategic alliances, corporate governance in emerging economies, and cross-sector collaboration in creative industries. She is currently associate professor at the Audencia Business School and visiting faculty at Vlerick Business School and IE University.

VOLKAN OZSOKMEN, MBA

Mr. Ozsokmen is an international business development, marketing and sales professional with more than 25 years of extensive international experience within energy industry and B2B business. He has built an international business background working with over 100 countries worldwide, specialising in Distribution System Operators. He is a board member of Ulusoy Elektrik A.S., a major global company which designs and manufactures solutions for electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems throughout the world. He is also an advisor for Amec-Amelec, a Spanish association for manufacturers of electrical equipment for DSOs and TSOs.

PROF. DR. BERNARD FORTZ

Dr. Fortz is Professor of Operations Research and Network Optimisation at the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Sciences at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Bernard received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1998. His research focuses on optimisation of large scale networks, including network survivability, optimisation of telecommunication and internet networks, network design, routing optimisation, advanced algorithmic techniques and mathematical modelling. He has published over 50 academic publications in prestigious journals.

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INTEGRID tests conducted in 3 European DSOs showed a cost reduction of 10% in smart meter roll-out.