Tarkan Maner is a global executive operator, investor and adviser in IT. Operational/Investment areas of focus include security, software-defined infrastructure, social commerce, mobility, virtualization, converged infrastructures, contextual intelligence and cloud computing. Executive roles at Nexenta, Dell, Wyse, CA, IBM, Quest, and Sterling Software. Founding chairman of TechAmerica’s cloud computing commission. Serving on the boards/advisory boards of Anki, DocuSign, Teradici, Workspot, Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum’s Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a coalition of senior executives to improve the quality of life for all citizens of the region and the world through its advocacy around public and private policy issues, from the mecca of innovation and progress, Silicon Valley.
Graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management. Received an MBA degree at Midwestern State University in Texas. Attended Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Avid fan of soccer, politics, arts, history, nature, innovative ideas, people, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and Planet Earth! 😉