Underpinning the world’s hospitality industry with its high-end technology platform and acting with the vision of uniting the travel industry and creating a bigger travel economy.


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Selma Bahçıvanoğlu

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HotelRunner underpins the world’s hospitality industry with its SaaS-enabled unified sales, operations, and distribution management platform, AI-driven solutions, and worldwide market network.

They offer a wide spectrum of products and services targeting all types of properties, whether resort hotels to independent properties and vacation rentals.


Arden Agopyan

Arden Agopyan is an experienced entrepreneur and business development executive with a proven track record. Prior to founding HotelRunner, he led IBM’s Cloud Computing Software technical sales and market creation activities across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa.

As a talented hacker coming from software development background, along twenty years of business experience in technology, Arden is a Ph.D. candidate in Finance, holds a BSc in Computer Engineering degree and an MBA. Arden speaks five languages and is also Advisory Chair for Cloud Computing at International Academy, Research and Industry Association and co-author of a book, academic journals and articles.

Ali Beklen

Ali Beklen is an accomplished entrepreneur and a seasoned engineer passionate about building bigger ecosystems and networks. Prior to founding HotelRunner, Ali gave strategic business and technical consulting for large enterprises at IBM and worked with CxOs, business, and technology teams. Ali brings to HotelRunner a refined focus on the technical and business areas and also participates in driving the vision and product strategy as a customer-obsessed sales veteran.

Ali has more than 25 years of experience in developing local and international projects and businesses in the education, hospitality, banking, aviation, and telecommunications industries. He has publications in international refereed journals and conferences about service and cloud computing. Ali holds an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Economics. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering. For the last ten years, he has been advising many organizations and initiatives focusing on the digital transformation of the travel industry globally.

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