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Management Team


H. Gökçer Gökdoğan, MBA - Cofounder

After his graduation from TED Ankara College in 1992, he got his Bachelor’s Degree from Gazi University Mechanical Engineering Department. After studying a Master of Business Administration degree at Texas Tech University, he started working in the US. He first worked as a Software Engineer and then became a Technical Leader at Onboard Software, which was bought by BAE Systems. Since 2003, he has worked in various project and program management positions in Milsoft, TUSAŞ, and Innova in Turkey. Gökçer Gökdoğan cofounded Proven Information Technologies with Alpay Karagöz in 2014.


N. Alpay Karagöz, Ph.D. - Cofounder

After graduating from Antalya Anatolian High School in 1995, he got BSc degree from METU Computer Engineering in 1999 and completed his MSc studies at METU Information Systems Department in 2001 and completed his Ph.D. degree in the same department in 2008. Following his position as a Research Assistant in METU for 2 years, he worked as a partner in the Bilgi Grubu for 8 years as a process improvement consultant/trainer/software engineer. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as the manager of R&D, Quality and Test Group at Innova. Alpay Karagöz cofounded Proven Information Technologies with Gökçer Gökdoğan in 2014. He has been working as a lecturer in the Software Management MSc program at METU since 2004 and has actively participated in various conferences as a member of the program committee and the organizing committee and has been involved in research projects.


Demet Demir, MSc. - Director of Engineering

Demet received her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from METU Department of Computer Engineering. Her graduate theses was focused on Behavior Based Robotic Systems. She is now a Ph.D. student at the Department of Information Sytems, METU. Her doctorate studies are focused on Reliability in Deep Learning Systems. During her 20 year of career in the defense industry projects, she took part in many safety critical avionics software and C2 projects as a software developer, team leader and project manager. After having worked for Milsoft A.Ş. and AYESAŞ companies, she joined PROVEN as the Director of Engineering in 2017. She is responsible for all software development projects including Research and Development projects


Mehmet Değirmencioğlu - Director of Engineering Services and Business Development

After a very succesfull high school period at İzmir Fen Lyce, Mehmet received his Undergraduate degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, METU. He took part in the establishment of the Simulation Systems department at HAVELSAN in 1996, where he managed numerous projects. He also took part in the technology transfer program and spent 1 year in the United States. In 2002, following the entrepreneural spirit, he established his own company and provided off-shore engineering services for 3 years. After that, he acted in managerial roles for various companies where Milsoft was his last destination before PROVEN. He joined PROVEN in 2020 and acts as the Director of Engineering Services and Business Development.