Okan has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications software development, over 13 of which have been with SS8. As a vice president of engineering, Okan is responsible for SS8’s Service Provider Compliance and National Security products. In his early years at SS8, Okan was one of the original designers and developers of the Xcipio Compliance solution. Prior to his return, Okan was with NeuStar managing the software development team, which was responsible for the North American Local Number Portability solution. He has also taught software engineering and operating systems courses at several universities in the Washington metropolitan area. Okan holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering and Informatics from Bilkent University, and a PhD in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.