Dr. Ozkan Erdem

Co-Chair
 
Biography: 

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

He has extensive experience in Global business development and International trade, Export control, and Cyber security with a strong background in electronics, computer, software, industry automation, material processing, mobility/transportation, defense technologies and manufacturing industries for more than 23 years. His focus areas are U.S. EAR, ITAR, OFAC and NRC compliance, Cyber security, NIST security framework, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), government sanction programs, compliance program development, audit, training, global technology transfers and export documentation. 

He managed export and import compliance activities at different Siemens companies and he served as the global export compliance manager at Texas Instruments. In these positions, Dr. Erdem played critical roles regarding ongoing compliance with the export control regulations that are applicable to company products, systems, software, and related technology.  
 
Mr. Erdem regularly presents on Global business and exporting, Cyber security, ITAR/EAR compliance, and Defense compliance 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 between 1998 and 2001 and took several roles in design, implementation and deployment of NATO 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.