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Burcin Kaplanoglu

Executive Director, Innovation Officer | Oracle Construction & Engineering

Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, innovator, thought leader, and keynote speaker. He leads industry strategy and innovation at Oracle Construction and Engineering. He is the co-founder of the Oracle Industries Innovation Lab. He was recognized as one of the seven AEC Innovators for 2019 by Building Design + Construction magazine. He was named one of Engineering News-Record's Top 20 Contributors Under 40 in 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.Kaplanoglu was previously vice president, 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 Internet of Things, disruption of engineering and construction, investments, and construction technology, the next generation of wireless communication (5G), and innovation leadership.