The Future of the Open Banking

The Future of the Open Banking

Topic      : The Future of the Open Banking

Date       :  26 October 2021

Time       :  10:30 AM Istanbul time (GMT+3).


Mr. İlhami Öztürk

Secretary General




Head of Digital Banking and Channel Management Department

Ziraat Participation Bank

Born in Istanbul in 1972. 

Graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering in 1995.

Currently a graduate student at Istanbul University, School of Business, Accounting and Auditing.

Started his banking career as a software developer at Egebank in 1995. 

After working in the positions of software development specialist and system analyst, transferred to Akbank in 2000 and worked as Information Technologies Software Development Specialist and Application Development Manager. 

In 2011, appointed as Service Manager at Ziraat Teknoloji A.Ş. 

In 2013, transferred to Ziraat Bank Card Operations as the Head of the Department.

Taking an active role in the establishment of Ziraat Katılım Bank in 2014, appointed as Head of Digital Banking Department at Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş., 

He has been working as Head of Digital Banking and Channel Management Department at Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş. since 25.03.2015.


Head of Digital Transformation and Innovation 

Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank

Dr. Taştan began his banking career in 2005 by started working for Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank as Quality Manager and Project Manager in the IT Group. 

Between 2013 and 2016, he worked as the head of IT at KT Bank AG, a subsidiary of Kuveyt Türk, established in Frankfurt, Germany. 

He moved back to Istanbul and continued his career as the IT Application Management Manager in Kuveyt Türk's IT Group. 

He has since 2018 been working as the head of Digital Transformation and Innovation in the Strategy Sector. 

He completed his PhD in Business Administration and his doctoral thesis was on Economic and Technological Determinants of New Entrepreneurs Emerging in the Global Financial Technology (Fintech) Sector. 

He has Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL Expert and Service Manager, COBIT Foundation and CISA certificates.


Investment Relations Director

Reinves Ventures

He is a digital leader in fintech space focusing on digital product development, 

open banking, neobanking, crowdfunding and innovation. 

He has a vast knowledge on building digital products, neobanking and APIs. 

Nowadays he is working for Reinves Ventures as Investment Relations Director to grow the company's VC Fund and Angel Investor Network.