Onur Koç

Onur Koç

CTO, Microsoft Turkey

Onur Koç joined Microsoft 15 years ago. After he built up the Corporate Services Team at Microsoft’s new Saudi office, he was appointed a special SWAT team at Seattle headquarter where he managed several international strategic projects by flying 500,000 km in a year. Onur rejoined the product development team at Microsoft’s Seattle headquarter. He held junior, senior and director positions at Microsoft’s product development department and managed the processes of several strategical products such as High Performance Computing, Xbox One and Azure Smart Cloud. He, also managed software teams and played an important role in the process of creating these products. After living abroad for 14 years, Onur came back to Turkey and started working for Microsoft Turkey as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Onur is responsible of telling how technology changed individuals, companies and countries lives and what kind of opportunities that it offers. Also, he’s responsible of identifying how Turkish companies and our country take benefits from these offers by using Microsoft cloud technologies. Onur is a graduate of the Dokuz Eylül University of Electric Electronic Engineering in İzmir, Turkey and holds a technology leadership master from University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business.