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Burcin Kaplanoglu

Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD | Head of Oracle Industry Labs

Dr. Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, innovator, thought leader, and keynote speaker. He is co-founder and head of the Oracle Industry Innovation Labs, which support Oracle Vertical Industries, offering solutions for Construction and Engineering, Energy and Water, Communications, Food and Beverage, Banking and Insurance Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Retail, and the Public Sector.

A technology influencer, Dr. Kaplanoglu has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of its Top Voices for sharing developments in AI, robotics, 5G, and other emerging technologies. Last year, alone, his LinkedIn posts were viewed over 21 million times. Today, he is Chair of the Board Committee at the Institute for AI in Construction, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Discovery Partners Institute (DPI).

In 2022, Dr. Kaplanoglu received the prestigious James B. Porter Award for Technology Leadership by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in recognition of his contributions, innovation and dedication to the construction and engineering industry. That same year, he was also named as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers.

  • Listen to Dr. Kaplanoglu's 2022 appearance on HPAC 'On The Air' here.

He was acknowledged as one of the “BuiltWorlds 2020 Mavericks” in the Technologists category, and as one of the 7 “AEC Innovators” by BD+C magazine. He received the Oracle Construction and Engineering “Let’s Build” award in 2020, and was an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering for over a decade.

Previously, Dr. Kaplanoglu served as VP, director of operations at Lendlease’s telecommunication’s infrastructure business unit, where he was responsible for innovation, strategy, and operations. During his 16 years at Lendlease, he led construction projects, spearheaded national real estate development programs, developed corporate operational systems, and initiated process improvements to operations. He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to the corporate innovation, Internet of Things, disruption of tech, investments, and construction technology, the next generation of wireless communication (5G), and innovation leadership.

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