Mr. Serhat Cicekoglu is an expert on Innovation Management with over 25 years of industry experience serving corporations in Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor, Consumer Goods, and Industrial Products sectors, including AMD, Accenture, KPMG, and SAP. His areas of expertise include Corporate Strategy Planning, Corporate Venturing, M&A, and New Product Development. He is a graduate of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and Istanbul Technical University, one of the oldest (founded in 1773) and one of the top engineering schools in Turkey. Mr. Cicekoglu, as a Clinical Lecturer, thought multiple courses on Innovation and Technology Management domains at MBA, Executive MBA and Undergraduate Programs at Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. At Quinlan he has also led Center for Risk Management. Under his tenure the Center has introduced several executive education programs in enterprise risk and resilience management, big data and cyber security risks, and advanced risk management. The Center also founded one of the leading Financial Services and Business Analytics Lab in the Chicago Academic circles. Mr. Cicekoglu has founded Sente Advisory Services, located in Chicago, IL USA, in 2008 to provide consulting services in the areas of innovation and new ventures. Sente Advisory is the exclusive international startup accelerator program partner of 1871, largest technology hub in the USA. Mr. Cicekoglu has worked with over 250 start-ups and growth companies in varying roles to provide mentorship and guidance regarding business modeling, incubation, and fund raising. He is a frequent judge at programs like Verizon Innovation, AHA Heart Challenge, Start-up Chile, KAUST, Teknojumpp, ITU Gate and ITU Seed new venture programs. He is also the Managing Partner of an emerging venture capital fund, Anka Capital Management that focuses on Turkish startup ecosystem.