Technology is moving at an incredibly rapid pace. Each day, new innovations hit the market, with the IT industry leading commerce, education, and economic advancement around the globe. Evolving technology leads to better understanding between nations and individuals, and it reaches beyond cultures and borders. One of the foremost leaders in Internet Technology, today, comes from the very edge of the modern and ancient world. From Turkey, Atif Unaldi emerges with unparalleled experience in the tech field. His name is synonymous with ground-breaking IT advancement, and he is both a seasoned expert in his field, and a continuously emerging star as well.
Since 1994, when he introduced the first Internet network to Turkey, BBS Unaldi, Mr. Unaldi has been at the forefront of Internet research, consulting, academics, and literature. He has written extensively on the subject of Internet growth and technology as a columnist for Net Magazine, PC Magazine, Computer Life, and many more leading IT industry magazines and newsletters. In addition, he was the chief editor at Journal T3 Unaldi.
Unaldi is at the center of the Turkey’s ever-budding rise in the IT world . A September 2013 EurActive press release on the strength of the Turkish influence on technology states, “Situated on the brink of Europe and the edge of Asia, Turkey has taken advantage of its strategic position while managing to avoid both the slump to its west and the strife to its east.”
Atif Unaldi has created some of this shift through his inventive and ambitious role in Turkish technology. He now sits as General President of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), a system through which television is delivered to homes around the globe through the Internet, rather than through traditional methods of cable and/or satellite. The business has proven very successful throughout Europe and Asia, and Mr. Unaldi stands at the forefront of this rapidly growing market. IPTV is unique from other television networks, in that, it allows for a strong subscriber-based telecommunication system.
The ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) IPTV Exploratory Group, in 2005, described IPTV as,
“…the secure and reliable delivery to subscribers of entertainment video and related services. These services may include, for example, Live TV, Video On Demand (VOD) and Interactive TV (iTV). These services are delivered across an access agnostic, packet switched network that employs the IP protocol to transport the audio, video and control signals. In contrast to video over the public Internet, with IPTV deployments, network security and performance are tightly managed to ensure a superior entertainment experience, resulting in a compelling business environment for content providers, advertisers and customers alike.
In addition to writing, consulting, and speaking, he shares his knowledge, guidance, and inventive spirit with IT students at Okan University. Indeed, technology is moving at a rapid pace, and Atif Unaldi has created much of the speed.