About Me

Metin Ferhatoglu
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 (212) 359 2322

Ambitious and solution oriented Information Technology Director with 19+ years of experience specialized mainly in educational technology, 21st century skills and integration of technology into curriculum and classroom.
HundrED’s Top 100 Visionary Leaders*, founder of GEG Istanbul (Google Educator Group), former co-leader of Student Tech Crew, Makers and Junior Achievement Clubs at Robert College, a top leading private school in Turkey, which played a crucial role in supporting students and teachers and which was recognized for being a role model within other schools in the region. Ambitions include but not limited to run educational blogs, Ed-chats for teachers and lead projects using design thinking methodology.

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Robert College, the largest English language high school in Istanbul, has more than 1300 students and staff who work and lean in a highly computerized education environment – developed and supported by Metin. Since Istanbul is in an active earthquake area, Metin has been very aggressive in protecting the computer environment to ensure that major disaster does not affect the ability of the students to learn or the school to teach. Metin is very knowledgeable in all aspects of IT management and is a great asset to Robert College

‐ Gary Caldwell

Metin :) I can write a book about us. Our strong friendship started at Istanbul University Mechanical Engineering Department. We shared lots of things and learned a lot from life and business together. We started our business journey as a part time Microsoft Certified Trainer when we were university students. After graduation he continued as an IT speacialist at Robert College and now he’s very successfull at his job. I continued as a designer and an illustrator. Even we had selected different branches, he is still one of my best friends. Metin has always been a clever, honest, and practical problem solver at his job. His good human relationships are also affects his success and friendships. You will always be successfull my friend, because you never changed your character even after years. :)

‐ Oguzhan Secir

I worked together with Metin, supervising him while running project of renovating Robert College’s IT and system room. He is far more mature than his age. He can see, foresee the small details. Good companion, a hard, stable worker, willing to help and contribute, acting as a dynamo of the team. As long as he is given continued support by senior management, his good work will shine. I’ll be happy to work with him again on another project, while recommending him to others as well.

‐ Ali Nur Öztuna

Dear to whom make it concern, I am writing to recommend Mr Metin FERHATOGLU for all directorship position in IT depaertment in training or private sector. I have known Metin since he was a manager in IT department in ROBERT COLLEGE, Istanbul TURKEY and he is a highly qualified manager for a position in Robert College. He has lived in Istanbul for most of his life. He is involved in our projects related digital printing and digital documents archiving and he has worked as project leadher in Robert College side. Metin has shown his performans to the Robert Collegeand appointed as a Member of the Board, and as an actived participant in many projects endeavors. Metin would be a tremendous asset to the Robert College and I recommend his to you without reservation.

‐ Serdar GOKER
Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015 • Apple

The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Apple is pleased to welcome Lee Bruner to the ADE Class of 2015. Learn more about this group of innovative educators online at http://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-educator.

IDC Advisory Board • IDC - International Data Corporation

The IDC CIO Advisory Council is a peer-to-peer advisory for CIOs and other top IT leaders. Membership in the CIO Advisory Council is strictly by invitation and is limited to IT leaders. The CIO Advisory Council provides a secure, confidential place where IT leaders can network with their peers, share best practices and keep up to date with industry trends. Exclusivity is strictly enforced and it comprises of 8-10 Enterprise CIOs from across the Turkey.

AFOT Fellowship • AFOT - American Friends of Turkey

AFOT – American Friends of Turkey