BSc Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, 1981
Osman’s journey with entrepreneurship started in 1983 when he co-founded BenchMark Technologies Ltd, debuting the first real-time DOS machine that featured high resolution graphics. He helped build 4 companies successful and in the process raised probably around $400M in various equity transactions.
Osman delivered the 2017 EPS Distinguished Lecture on the subject "Success gives you the credibility to talk about your failings".
“I had an improbable and blessed journey which brought me from Turkey to Birmingham (which was a formative experience) and then to Silicon Valley and beyond.”