Utku Tarzan


Angestellt, IT & PMO Manager, Koc Information Group

Kassel, Germany

About me

A highly accomplished senior agile leader and technology executive with demonstrated experience in delivering highly effective information technology and digital solutions to achieve business objectives. Passionate about building high-performing agile teams, creating business advantage through technology, and delivering innovative digital customer experiences. Believer in continuous improvement, empowered teams, and organizational growth.


Project Management
Information technology
Business Development
IT Project Management
Strategic mindset
Project Management Office


Professional experience for Utku Tarzan

  • Current 6 years and 10 months, since Apr 2016

    IT & PMO Manager

    Koc Information Group

    Striving to help the company with innovation, creativity, data, social, research, and new business. In charge of software development, project management, and IT teams. Responsible for what's next in digital. •Designed a strategy to increase tech-consulting revenue •Rebuilt the software development team and established a project management office. •Increased development productivity 4-fold within 8 months. •Managed more than 30 digital projects and more than 9 ongoing client solutions.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jan 2014 - Apr 2016

    Information Systems Manager


    Oversaw and coordinated technology direction and strategy, process, and quality improvement. •Reduced IT costs by 15% via negotiating/managing vendor/supplier contracts. •Implemented a workflow automation application that reduced the average quality check process time by over 50%. •Grew annual sales by 5%, increased sales productivity rate by 10%, and increased customer satisfaction rates by 15% through implementing new CRM systems. •Updated all corporate websites and won 5 awards in various categories.

  • 8 years and 4 months, Dec 2004 - Mar 2013

    Head of System Development


    Responsible for all Business Applications (SAP & Business Intelligence Apps, Payment Systems, E-Commerce, Mobile etc.) Additional responsibilities include: Lead IT projects portfolio and transformational change programs and make sure the successful delivery of the project/change outcomes with the highest-possible business value at minimum cost levels. Overseeing the smooth deployment of IT initiatives considering time, budget, and performance targets

Educational background for Utku Tarzan

  • Computer Engineering

    Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi

  • Master of Business Administration

    Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi

  • Current

    Infomation Management Finance

    University of California, Los Angeles


  • Turkish

    First language

  • English


  • German



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