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Erdoğan Çeşmeli

Following BS in Electrical Engineering, Erdoğan earned his MS at The Ohio State University (OSU) by doing research at Cleveland Clinic Hospital utilizing computer vision for the detection of fractures in artificial heart valves. Later, his PhD at OSU was about solving computer vision problems using artificial intelligence inspired by human visual system. Finally, he received his MBA from University of Chicago with concentrations on strategy, marketing, & finance.

Having joined GE in 1999, Erdoğan took different leadership roles in R&D, marketing, business development & ventures. While being mainly in healthcare, his industry experience has spanned across energy, transportation and related infrastructure sectors. He assumed several global roles in the US and regional roles covering Europe, Middle East & Africa while working in France and Turkey. His last role at GE was with GE Ventures when he moved back to the US, to drive investment into breakthrough technologies.

In 2018, Erdoğan opened a new chapter in his career by joining IBM Watson Health (WH). In this role, he established & led Channels, Partnerships & International marketing for IBM WH, Cambridge, MA. As of August 2019, Erdoğan was promoted to be the go-to-market leader for the new cloud-agnostic platform for health as well as its ecosystem of clients and partners to solve challenging problems of healthcare. 

Recently, he has become the General Manager for Breakthrough Initiatives for Sensing & IoT, Honeywell. His team including R&D, marketing, offering management, & sales aim to initiate new product lines / business hitting triple digit revenues in 3 years. 

In his spare time, Erdoğan volunteers at high school entrepreneurship programs in local communities, e.g. TEDxYouth, at local and international entrepreneurship programs e.g. GirVak & TTGV in Turkey, at incubators, e.g. MassChallenge, MassBio.DH mainly in the areas of healthcare, industrials, & AI. 

Erdoğan is married to Tülin. Their favorite activity is to teach and learn from their 18 years old daughter, Erin Alaz, and 14 years old son, Artun Berk.

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