Nuray Gokalp has a passion for innovation, technology, culture, and many more topics. She finished her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Nuray’s thesis “Multimodal, Affective, and Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction” combined her passion for technology and innovation.
Her passion for technology and culture brought her to Japan, where she studied Japanese language and culture at Keio University in Tokyo. As a student, Nuray was part of the Extreme Blue internship at IBM, where she expressed her passion for technology and innovation. As a young professional, she worked as a Management Trainee at Air France KLM, where she was responsible for several innovative projects, the first one creating an Agile development track using Scrum.
As a next step in her career, Nuray has worked in several roles (project manager, portfolio manager, information manager, advisor) for several innovative, local and European projects (open innovation, open data, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding) as part of the City of Amsterdam in “quadruple helix” partnerships with public, private, academia, and citizens.
She has combined these experiences in AmsterdamTech.City and GlobalTech.City, focusing on tech trends such as Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big & Open Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Nuray organises and moderates monthly tech events every first Monday of the month in Amsterdam and other cities around the world. This is a platform where government, academia, corporates, startups, scale ups, students, and citizens connect presenting problems and solutions. We are all connected!