Dr. Bülent Erbilgin has over 20 years of executive experience leadership and teaching experience in technology.
As an executive of seven startups and several public companies he successfully released products ranging from cyber-security, network security, web applications, SaaS, complex high-availability software, highly-distributed systems, analytics, big data, IOT, machine learning to network intelligence products.
His teaching experience includes leadership, teaming, ethics, innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, product development as well as engineering management at UC Berkeley, Northeastern University and KAUST.
In addition, Dr. Erbilgin has mentored founders and students in various entrepreneurship classes to identify startup opportunities, develop business plans, and VC presentations. He spent significant time with number of teams guiding them through all stages of forming a startup. Served on panels together with VCs to evaluate and score various startup teams as part of the classes.
Most recently Dr. Erbilgin led the Security Software Development effort at Workday. Prior to that Dr. Erbilgin was a VP Engineering at Telesense, VP Engineering at Cryptography Research/Rambus, VP Engineering at SS8, and several other companies.
Dr. Erbilgin holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Computer Architecture) and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.