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Mehmet "James" Bayburt

Alameda, CA
Work Permit: Green Card

Career Summary

A Data Enthusiast! A Tableau Expert with both Desktop and Server certifications. A Project Manager with PMP certification. An accessible team player and leader. Business Intelligence expert with knowledge and expertise on each aspect of BI as well as technologies. Focusing on delivering results providing the best solution for business needs with insights from data analysis.

Areas of Expertise

Project Management | Business Intelligence | Management Information Systems (MIS) | Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) | User Experience | Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) | Data Analyst | Analytical Analysis | Solution Architect | Tableau Desktop | Tableau Server | SAP Business Objects | Data Warehousing | Data Modeling | PureData | Snowflake | Anaplan | ETL | SAP Data Services Designer | Microsoft Azure | Oracle SQL | Microsoft SQL | Teradata | Netezza | PL/SQL | ASP.NET / C# / Java | Python | Big Data / Hadoop | Microsoft Office, Excel


Harbor Freight Tools (Apr 04, 2021 - ...)
Business Intelligence Manager (Calabasas, CA)

  • Manage a team of 4 by actively working with business teams
  • Collaborate closely with functional leads to ensure visualization and data representation are highly effective and interactive
  • Provide Tableau Training to business teams by increasing self-service analytics adoption
  • Provide Tableau Community to increase collaboration among power users

Penumbra Inc. (Aug 23, 2018 - Apr 02, 2021)
Business Intelligence Lead (Alameda, CA)

  • Managed a team of 3 by actively working with business teams and external vendors for gathering requirements on Data Warehousing and Tableau analytics needs
  • Administrated Tableau Server with a successful upgrade providing 80% efficiency increase in performance and 99.5% High Availability
  • Collaborated closely with functional leads and 8 different business teams to ensure visualization and data representation were highly effective and interactive
  • Data conversion to meaningful information and business insight with providing better Sales Analytics by managing $125 million+ quarterly sales volume and contributing 5% quarterly increase
  • Gathered and documented business requirements, formulated use cases and participated in solution design activities
  • Provided Tableau Training to business teams by increasing self-service analytics adoption to 400+ workbooks in 6 months for 40 users
  • Provided Clinical Studies analytics by combining 5 different studies into a single semantic layer in data warehouse and visualization in Tableau

Pluralsight (May 2, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018)
Content Author (Laguna Beach, CA)

  • Composed assessment test questions, reviewed T-SQL content and assessment questions
  • Tableau Desktop content review and writing assessment test questions

Solution Architect (May 30, 2017 - Jul 06, 2018)
Caligo Data Management Consultancy (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Provided company with 4 new clients from new industries with a total of $100,000 revenue in one year covering all pre-sale and post-sale activities on Tableau
  • Completed 35 successful Tableau POC studies with various data sources and business needs within the first year
  • Business Intelligence Analysis and Design Consultancy on Tableau Desktop
  • Provided consultancy on Tableau Server Design, Architecture, Administration, Maintenance, and Implementation on Windows and Linux Servers
  • Support and Consultancy on Tableau Server scale out and build out (single and multiple nodes)
  • Implementation and Load Testing with Performance Tools like TabJolt
  • Data warehousing, data modeling, and ETL solutions architect, consultant and project manager
  • Data analysis of corporate data to support business to provide an increase in business development and growth
  • Managed Team on Project basis including resource planning, requirement analysis, and user experience management

Senior Business Intelligence Specialist (Dec 01, 2015 - May 29, 2017)
TAV Information Technologies (TAV Airports Affiliate) (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Managed Business Objects and Tableau Servers by solving performance issues and providing an increase in efficiency by 70%
  • Managed Business and Data Analysis and Reporting for TAV Airports Holding affiliates using Tableau and SAP Business Objects
  • Managed Data modeling and Data warehousing with SAP Data Services (ETL)
  • Implementation of Monitoring Tableau with tools like TabMon

Business Intelligence Analytics Expert Designer (Jan 01, 2011 - Nov 29, 2015)
IBTech Technologies (Finansbank Affiliate) (Kocaeli, Turkey)

  • In the absence of Team Leader, supervised 10-member team, managing the team resources and planning and thus reducing the workload by 78%
  • Provided Analytics reporting for Finansbank's different departments' needs using Oracle SQL, Microstrategy, and MS SQL Server
  • Automated the frequently needed reports on Microstrategy with modeling and optimizations
  • Data Modeling and working on ETL processes
  • Increased performance of SQL statements by at least 40% and provided mentorship to other team members
  • Managed web applications development for Team Resource Management, alternative BI tool, and Knowledge Base

Business Intelligence Development Senior Supervisor (Jun 01, 2010 - Dec 29, 2010)
Turk Economy Bank - TEB (BNP Partner) (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Managed the workflow for Hyperion applications and analysis on Hyperion and Business Objects
  • Improved the existing budgeting process on Hyperion, saving 2 weeks of time in the process

Graduate Assistant (Aug 01, 2008 - May 29, 2010)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Graduate Assistant with responsibilities of Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at the School of Informatics
  • Managed a major laboratory experiment to test user’s physiological signals during interface interaction
  • Administered major research projects with Usability Testing, Expert Review, Prototyping, User Experience, Interface Design
  • Instructor for Human-Computer Interaction class for Spring 2010

Application Servers Administrator (Jul 04, 2005 - Jul 29, 2008)
Fortis Bank (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Decreased the operational load of the team by 90%, allowing an increase in productivity by 70%
  • Management, deployment, monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance tuning of Hyperion and the Application Servers such as BEA WebLogic, Microsoft IIS, IBM WebSphere, Microsoft Host Integration Server, Apache, SunOne LDAP Server
  • Managed deployment, infrastructure, maintenance, and upgrades on Hyperion with hands-on integration experience
  • Managed Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Project, Migration Project, and Virtualization Project
  • Developed system applications using asp.net with C#
  • Awarded as a "Result Deliverer" twice for "Delegation of Deployments" project along with the success on problem-solving and accomplishments on the other projects

English Course Instructor (Dec 01, 2003 - Dec 30, 2004)
Deulcom International (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Lectured English as a foreign language to beginner, elementary, and intermediate level classes
  • Managed activity classes for games, movies, and conversations

Technical Support Specialist II (Feb 01, 2003 - Oct 29, 2003)
Siemens Business Services (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Supported customers calling from North America about the technical inquiries and support for Toshiba notebooks, desktops, servers, and routers as a 2nd Level Technical Support Specialist for the company's Toshiba Global Support Center project
  • Awarded for the excellence in customer relations and the quality of the technical support provided
  • The design coordination of team’s newsletter/intranet called "Right Click!"


University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
MSc in Informatics / Human-Computer Interaction (Aug 2008 - May 2010)

  • GPA: 3.81 / 4.00
  • Cognate Area on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Concentration on User Experience, Usability Testing, Expert Review, Affective Computing
  • Published an article called "Affectively Intelligent User Interfaces for Enhanced E-Learning Applications" on Human Centered Design, HCII in 2009
  • Project on "Upgrade of Metavist v1.6 into v2.0 with HCI Improvements"
  • President and Tournament Coordinator for UNLV Chess Club

Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey)
BSc with Honor in Management Information Systems (Sep 1999 - Jul 2004)

  • GPA: 3.14 / 4.00
  • Designed decision support system on the entertainment business where the system provides individually customized offers for movies, music, books, games, and drinks to users based on an artificial intelligence algorithm
  • Senior Project on "Factors Affecting the Use of Wireless Communication"

Designated Projects

Vodafone Multi-Channel Campaign Management Project (Istanbul Turkey)
Project Leader (Jun 2017 - May 2018)

  • Data warehousing infrastructure for the Campaign Management Project for Vodafone, Turkey. Integration and management of the agile project on Data Warehouse Team

Executive Dashboard Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
Project Leader (Nov 2016 - Mar 2017)

  • Tableau Project that enables Executive Board Members to overview all company information including Human Resources, Financials, Project Management Office, Bids and Contracts, Products, Web Analytics, CRM

Medina Airport Dashboard Project (Medina, KSA)
Project Leader (Sep 2016 - Dec 2016)

  • The project that provided Medina Airport with insight information regarding flights, passengers, resource usage and financials

Human Resource Reporting Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
Project Leader (Jan 2016 - Apr 2016)

  • Analysis, Data Warehouse design, Business Objects reporting, and training of the power users

Knowledge Base Project (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Project Manager (Apr 2014 - Aug 2014)

  • The project that enabled the team to use unified language for coding as well as a resource for knowledge base library

Resource Management V2 Project (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Project Manager (Oct 2011 - Jul 2012)

    Resource Management Project (Kocaeli, Turkey)
    Project Manager (Jun 2011 - Aug 2011)

      Hyperion Budgeting Process Management Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
      Project Mannager (Aug 2010 - Oct 2010)

        Metavist V2 Development Project (Las Vegas, NV)
        Project Leader (Aug 2008 - Apr 2010)

        • The project that provided me with scholarship and assistantship during my Master's degree in the USA

        Operational Workload Delegation Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
        Project Leader (Apr 2006 - Dec 2007)

        • awarded as Result-Deliverer

        Deployment Delegation Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
        Project Manager (Dec 2005 - Jun 2006)

          International Conference and Workshop Publications

          F. Nasoz, M. Bayburt (2009) Affectively Intelligent User Interfaces for Enhanced E-Learning Applications. Human Centered Design, HCII 2009, 5619:765-774
          In this article, we describe a new approach for electronic learning applications to interact with their users. First, we discuss our motivation to build affectively intelligent user interfaces that can recognize learning related emotions and adapt to these through user modeling. In the remainder of the paper, we describe the experiment we designed to elicit learning related emotions from students in order collect their physiological signals while they are experiencing those emotions and to classify those physiological signals into emotional states with pattern recognition algorithms.


          Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate (May 2016 - May 2022)
          Project Management Institute (PMI) (License 1932870)

          SAFe 4 Agile Practitioner (Aug 2019 - Aug 2020)
          Scaled Agile (Certification 81684698-3615)

          Tableau Server Qualified Associate (Aug 2017 - Aug 2019)
          Tableau Software (Certification 994604)

          Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate (Jul 2017 - Jul 2019)
          Tableau Software (Certification 994604)

          Hadoop Administration, Apache Pig and Hive (May 2016)
          Bilginc IT Akademi

          Project Management – Gold Package (Mar 2016)
          Istanbul Kurumsal Gelisim

          ITIL Foundation (v3 2011) for IT Services Certificate (Jan 2016)
          PeopleCert (License GR750218573MB)

          PL/SQL (Apr 2012)
          Bilginc IT Akademi

          Microsoft .NET (Jun 2006)

          CompTIA A+ Certificate (Apr 2003)


          English (Excellent) | Turkish (Native) | French (Conversational)


          Project Management Institute (PMI) (since May 2016)

          Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM) (Jul 2010 - Jul 2012)

          Upsilon Pi Epsilon – International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines (UPE) (Jul 2010 - Jul 2012)

          United States Chess Federation as a member and a tournament director (USCF) (Jul 2008 - Jul 2011)

          Personal Interests

          Chess | Poker | Movies | Photography | Music | Sudoku


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