Dr. Ozkan Erdem


Dr. Oz  Erdem serves as the Chair of the NADEC board, Chair of the Central-North Florida District Export Council, and Vice Chair of Government Contractors Council.

He has extensive  experience  in  export control, cyber security, customs, and international trade issues with a strong background in electronics, computer, software, information security, industry automation, material processing, mobility/transportation, defense technologies and manufacturing industries for more than 23 years. His primary focus areas are U.S. EAR, ITAR, OFAC and NRC compliance, Cyber security, NIST security framework, government sanction programs, compliance program development, compliance audits, training, global technology transfers and export documentation. 

He managed import and export compliance activities at different Siemens sector companies and he served as the global export compliance manager at Texas Instruments, Inc. In these positions, Dr. Erdem played critical roles regarding ongoing compliance with the export/deemed export regulations that are applicable to company products, systems, software and related technology.  
Mr. Erdem regularly presents on cyber security, ITAR, defense compliance, and export control related seminars and webinars. Prior to his experience in trade compliance, Dr. Erdem led challenging projects including design of networks and infrastructure for secure telecommunications systems at governmental organizations and defense industry. He was also member of the NATO Information Security subcommittee - PKI WG between 1998 and 2001 and took several roles in design, implementation and deployment of NATO secure messaging systems.
Mr. Erdem obtained his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and his Ph.D. degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2005. His research topics included authentication protocols for mobile networks.