Arif Polat has uniquely diversified professional international executive experience, 11+ years on business strategy, product and market development, backbone sourcing, and solution architecture for wholesale & corporate segment at international telecommunication, Datacenter and ICT companies across Europe, Middle East, Caucasus and Asia. He led Head of Interconnection Strategy and Backbone Sourcing for Terabit level traffic volume for global wholesale carrier.
Over the years Arif has participated actively with different roles to develop the internet eco-systems, run 6 years Board Member of AMS-IX which is the one the world largest internet exchange. He is also a founder of “Turkey Network Operator Group (TRNOG)”
Arif is now developing new Markets and leading the Strategy of Interconnection for ITENOS, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, is an experienced specialist for secure ICT solutions. ITENOS offers customised solutions in the business sectors Data Centers, Networks and Managed IT Services. ITENOS belongs to the Deutsche Telekom Group, but acts as an independent company within it.
Arif has a Bachelor and Master degree on Communication Engineering and preparing his multi-disciplinary Ph.D dissertation on the “Value Chain of Internet” and harmonize academic knowledge with professional practice.