As general manager of Manufacturing & Resources Industry at Microsoft, Çağlayan Arkan is currently responsible for leading the digital transformation for manufacturing and energy companies across high-tech and electronics, industrial equipment, aerospace, chemicals/agrochemicals, oil & gas, mining, power & utilities verticals globally, as well as growth and compete strategies for Microsoft in these verticals worldwide. Arkan is passionate about empowering customers to position themselves as first movers in today’s disruptive era. By empowering organizations with new technology-led capabilities, strategies and insights that will fundamentally reinvent their products, services and business models, Arkan and his team are helping businesses drive sustained growth, agile innovation and operational excellence. Prior to his current role, Arkan held several leadership roles at Microsoft Turkey between 2003 and 2009 and Siemens between 1997 and 2003, successfully spearheading new strategic growth, market penetration and business development initiatives. Arkan is currently based in Bellevue, Washington with his family.