Technology Multipliers Team
Kerim Tumay – Chief Technology Multiplier: is a technology product management and marketing expert. He has played technology and marketing multiplier roles for successful enterprise software companies. He has over 25 years of experience in integrated product development and management, product marketing, and internet marketing as well as deep technology knowledge in modeling and simulation, video asset management, enterprise search, semantic indexing, e-publishing, and online advertising. Mr. Tumay has co-authored two books and over 20 technical papers. He is a member of PDMA.
Mark Benedyk, PhD – Life Sciences
Mark Benedyk is a business development and portfolio strategy expert for the life sciences industry. With an experience base ranging from R&D Management to corporate Strategic Planning, Mark Benedyk has provided insightful counsel to companies and other entities throughout North America, Asia and the EU. Rila Partners provides the critical objective advice required for life sciences companies to create long term value for both employees and investors in companies seeking to integrate commercial focus with scientific and financial insight as they mature. Mark is a consultant and strategic advisor to the Center for Drug Research and Development as well as advisor to one pre-clinical and one clinical-stage biopharma company. Mark is the Managing Director of Rila Partners, LLC.
Yusuf Ozturk, PhD – High Tech, Electronics & Telecommunications
Yusuf Ozturk is a computing and networking technology expert. He has played in technology advisory roles for successful technology startups as well as major corporations such as Nokia. He has over 25 years of experience in mobile computing, wireless networks, ad hoc networks, network monitoring, application management and profiling, location based services, image and video classification, and mobile health. Dr. Ozturk has published over 30 technical papers in refereed journals and industry conferences. He is the author of two patents and is a frequent speaker in mobile computing and networking industry conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE.