Dr Güven Fidan, received his B.S. and M.S. degree from METU, Department of Computer Engineering and Ph.D. degree from METU, Information Systems. As a professional, he has participated and managed numerous R&D projects in Turkey, EU and USA. He has also given lectures in METU and Bilkent universities. As an entrepreneur, and also within the role of over 25 years of IT technical management, he has played critical roles in the realization of many successful IT start-ups and has achieved successful exits in his previous companies. His current R&D interest areas are on blockchain technologies, data science, artificial intelligence and cloud-based systems.