Murat Erten is currently the general manager of İzmir Technology Development zone. He is also the head of department of Computer Engineering at İzmir Institute of Technology. He received his BS degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Birmingham, England, his MS degree in Computer Science from Missouri Institute of Science and Technology, and his PhD in Computer Engineering from METU. He has previously held management positions at Ortas Telecommunications Inc, Ericsson and Lucent Technologies as well as academic positions at various universities in Turkey. He has been working at Innova Information Solutions as Executive Committee Member prior to joining Izmir Institute of Technology in 2015. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM.