Tendu Yogurtcu
Chief Technology Officer



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Tendü Yoğurtçu, Ph.D., is Syncsort’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). She has 25+ years of software industry experience, including extensive Big Data and Cloud knowledge. As CTO, Tendu directs the company’s technology strategy and innovation, leading all product research and development programs.

Prior to her CTO role, Tendü has served as Syncsort’s General Manager of Big Data, leading the global software business for Data Integration, Hadoop and Cloud. Tendu has held several engineering leadership roles directing the development of the Syncsort Connect family of products. She also was a Computer Science Adjunct Faculty Member at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Tendü is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. She is also an advocate for STEM education for women and diversity, who was recognized as CTO of the Year at the prestigious 2019 Women in IT Awards, and recognized as an Outstanding Executive in Technology for 2018 by Advancing Women in Technology (AWT).

Tendü received her PhD in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University, Istanbul.



  1. Yogurtcu is one of a small group of female Chief Technology Officers, bringing extensive software industry experience to her role in directing global technology strategy and product innovation for one of the most widely-used enterprise data management solutions: Syncsort. She worked her way up to CTO after beginning at Syncsort as a Software Engineer and, in her growth, has also made sure to give back her time to inspire others to reach their IT goals through teaching and mentoring. She plays a critical role in ensuring its solutions remain market leaders and evolve to address emerging challenges around data, especially as developing an effective core data strategy becomes essential for all organizations. Historically a mainframe solution company, Yogurtcu drove and led Syncsort’s entry into the Big Data market. It was her leadership on both organic and inorganic growth that has cemented Syncsort as a major Big Data solutions provider.

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