Cavit Yantaç is Software Engineering Manager for Microsoft Commercial Software Engineering, responsible for large and impactful Government Engagements in EMEA, leading high impact software engineering projects in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, High Scale Data, etc. He also is a part-time instructor at Master’s level programs at Bogazici and Bilgi Universities in Istanbul, Turkey.
Prior to his current role, he was a Deputy General Manager at Microsoft Turkey, leading the company’s activities among Developers, Students, Academia, Startups and IT Professionals as well as partnering with companies and individuals to create next generation innovative solutions, leveraging emerging technology. His focus areas include Educational technologies, Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Selected as one of Turkey’s most influential 100 tech-leaders by the DigitalAge magazine in September 2016, Cavit Yantaç has been with Microsoft for 13 years. Prior to Microsoft, he’s worked for Nexum Bogazici, a German-Turkish consulting, IT and interactive design company, and completed consulting projects in Turkey, Europe and the US. Cavit holds an MBA degree from University of Georgia and a BA degree from Bogazici University, Turkey.