Ali Beklen, brings to HotelRunner a refined focus on the technical and business areas and also participates in driving the vision and product strategy. Prior to founding HotelRunner, Ali gave strategic business and technical consulting for large enterprises at IBM and worked with CxOs, business and technical teams. Ali also bootstrapped and executed number of projects, ranging from helping startups establish a technical vision, to mission critical enterprise solutions.

Ali is adjunct faculty member at engineering department of a university. He has publications in international refereed journals and conferences in cloud computing. He is Advisory Chair for Software Service Computation at International Academy, Research and Industry Association. Ali is also a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Economics.