Devrim Sönmez, Partner, United Kingdom
Devrim Sonmez is regarded as a high performing executive and entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience at intersection of digital and technology with various industries, over 10 years of Executive Board experience and taking a strategic role in securing Mergers & Acquisition deals worth over $170 million in technology.
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Mr. Sonmez is a qualified and experienced professional, who over his career has developed excellent personal and business abilities with a proven track record of building technology companies and increasing their shareholder's value. He lives is London and is also the Guest Lecturer in Oxford University for "Data Science for the Internet of Things" program. The program is focusing in deep learning, IOT and Artificial Intelligence.
Mr. Sonmez's education includes a Mathematics Bachelor of Science from the leading Turkish university in Ankara, the Middle Eastern Technical University graduating in 1998 and a Master of Business Administration from the Koc University in Istanbul, graduating in 2005.
In 2013, he became the CEO and co-founder of Blesh Inc. which is an award winning and innovative start up in IoT space developing IoT platforms and solutions through its own research and development. It is among the top Global 5 Mobile Proximity Solution providers and is considered the first global beacon solution provider of Google Physical Web technology since 2014 with exports more than 30 countries.
Alongside these positions, Mr. Sonmez has sat on the board of several more companies and associations including IOT.ATL a program of US Metro Atlanta Chamber that intends to boost the region's tech sector in the burgeoning industry of Internet of Things products and software, the highly prestigious TUBISAD (Turkish Informatics Industrialists Association). and English Ninjas (An innovative mobile startup for English practicing), where his influence plays an integral part in grow and success.
He lives in London, helping exporters and entrepreneurs grow their businesses in European Markets.