Bulent Dogan – Founder, Senior Solution Architect

Bulent brings over seventeen years’ experience in Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Media Asset Management (MAM) to CyanGate. He started his experience in DAM/MAM in 2000 as a member of the OpenText Digital Media Group (Artesia) as a Technical Solutions Architect. In 2007, he founded CyanGate as a solution to provide cost effective service solutions for OpenText Media Management (OTMM).

In 2009, he added two additional services to CyanGate: S-Drive and Elvis DAM. He included S-Drive for Salesforce.com to address the cloud storage needs for Salesforce.com end users. He added Elvis DAM to the CyanGate solutions portfolio as a cost effective DAM solution for departments and companies who needed a small to medium DAM solution. He became the first to bring Elvis DAM to Turkey and the United States.

With his seventeen years of experience at Artesia, OpenText and CyanGate, he brings a plethora of experience in different DAM deployments and best practices. As a result, he was able to craft CyanGate’s solid methodology to DAM / MAM projects to address the needs of CyanGate’s customers. As a result, customers receive faster deployments, solid integrations, and customizations that fit the customers’ needs. Besides DAM and MAM, Bulent brings Salesforce.com services and Amazon Web Services to CyanGate customers such as S-Drive and customizations for Salesforce.com.


OTMM: Georgia Pacific, Central Arizona Project, Kamehameha Schools, Vistaprint, Genentech, PBS, Columbia Sportswear, Fox Entertainment, Kohler, Monster Energy Drinks, Kraft-Heinz, USAA, Centurion, Hobby Lobby, Ralph Lauren, Smithsonian Institute, Verizon, Research in Motion, Hard Rock Café, Corus Entertainment, Oakley, Travel Channel Media Systems, Televisa, HBO, Premier Retail Network, CMP, AT&T, Lippincott, Random House, Target

Elvis DAM / Swivle: Drees Homes, Union For Reformed Judaism, Delta Faucet Company, Oldcastle Architectural, Tana Bana Designs, Salesforce.com MAM Bridge for Elvis DAM, Elvis DAM Adobe Premiere integration

SFDC: S-Drive, Artesia / OpenText Salesforce.com Integration

Amazon Web Service: Cloud Storage Plugin 

DAM Consulting: Designs Direct Creative Group

Other: OpenText Media Group Product Development, Artesia Workflow, Artesia PowerPoint Adaptor


Jeffrey Lee - Senior Solution Architect

Jeffrey Lee brings over 16 years of IT experience, including over 11 years of experience with full-lifecycle implementation of enterprise-class, multi-tiered Digital Asset Management solutions.  Prior to joining CyanGate, Jeffrey was a Principal Architect at OpenText, providing the full range of OpenText Media Management services for Fortune 500 companies, multinational media corporations, manufacturing & retail, game development studios, and the public sector.
OTMM: Georgia Pacific, Central Arizona Project, 20th Century Fox, PBS, Vistaprint, Disney, Target, T-Mobile, McDonalds, Plantronics, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Take-Two Interactive, Hasbro, Smithsonian Institution, Corus Entertainment, USAA, IFAW, Turner, Rosetta Stone, SAIC, Genzyme Corporation, FADEL Asset Rights Clearance (ARC) OTMM Integration


Umut Dogan – Senior Team Lead / Senior Consultant

Umut is the Senior Team Lead at CyanGate’s development office in Ankara, Turkey. Umut is responsible for leading the development team and all techincal aspects on projects.  These tasks include analysis, development, customizations and configuration of the OpenText Media Management (OTMM) and Elvis DAM.  Umut has worked on OTMM and its predecessor, Artesia DAM, since 2007.

Besides digital asset management, Umut specializes in software development such as S-Drive, Amazon Web Services and Zoomify.  Prior to CyanGate, he served as a software developer and engineer on BOTAS ERP project and several other projects.


Georgia Pacific, Central Arizona Project, Magna, Genentech, Kamehameha Schools, Vistaprint, Columbia Sportswear, PBS, Fox Entertainment, Kohler, Kraft Heinz, Ralph Lauren, Hobby Lobby, Loblaw, Target, Verizon, Del Monte, McDonald’s, AMD, BBC, Sun Microsystems

Elvis DAM:
Turkish Parliament, Arnavutkoy Municipality

S-Drive, Artesia / OpenText Salesforce.com Integration

FADEL Rights Cloud, MediaDrop, Artesia Zoomify, Artesia FFMpeg Project


Spencer Harris - Business Analyst

Spencer has been involved in the DAM space for several years now and prior to joining CyanGate he managed the DAM system for an Advertising firm and Men’s Wearhouse. While at Men’s Wearhouse he also oversaw the design and implementation of a custom built automated database used for commercial photography workflow. Spencer received his Bachelor of Arts from Utah Valley University where he studied Business Management and Photography. His senior thesis included the writing of a 60-page book on the topic of Digital Asset Management. Spencer is actively involved in the DAM industry through contributing articles to Digital Asset Management News, case studies, a webinar, and peer based community. 

Elvis DAM - Brasscraft Manufacturing Company
Extensis Portfolio - SBC Advertising, (Product testing and feedback along with created over a dozen product training videos)
Global Edit - Men's Wearhouse
Independent DAM Consulting: Studies Weekly (Vendor Selection Consultation)
Articles, Case Studies, and Webinars:


Alperen Atmaca – Senior Consultant 

Alperen has been in IT since 2001.  Alperen specializes in OpenText Media Management Integrations, Elvis DAM customization, Business Process Suite, Elvis DAM plugins, needs analysis, HTML5, web services and e-commerce solutions. He applies his UI/UX design and OpenText skills to design portals for CyanGate customers. In 2015, he developed the integration between OTMM and FADEL ARC. 

Outside of CyanGate, he is the founder and developer for Inomage and Argeparkweb developing web sites and web applications.  He was a contributor to .NET Starter & .NET Intermediate Training Books providing hundreds of questions and answers for Microsoft exams 70-305 and 70-306.


OTMM: Bell Media, PBS, Vistaprint, Kraft Heinz, Fox Entertainment, Ralph Lauren, FADEL Asset Rights Clearance (ARC) OTMM Integration

Elvis DAM: Brasscraft Manufacturing Company, Drees Homes, Delta Faucet Company, Metadata Publish Plugin, STIBO PIM - Elvis DAM Integration

Amazon Web Service: Cloud Storage Plugin  

Other: Pioneer Electronics and Digicom, LG Electronics, ATR Touristik Germany, Kalde

Ashley Kays - Project Manager

Ashley has more than 15 years of Project / Product Management experience and is also well versed in User Experience, User Interface Design, Development, Usability and leadership. As a creative professional she has walked in the shoes of our clients using tools like the technologies we offer. Most recently Ashley served as Creative Director for NCR Managing Consumer Experience projects for National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, ENBD, Mashreq and many others. In addition, Ashley worked in Business Intelligence for Walt Disney World creating Dashboards, Visualizations and KPI Trackers to power decision making for performance and revenue.  She worked in many industries in varying capacities, started a consulting company at 20, and ran an agency that created Digital Experiences for organizations all over the world, managing teams domestically and internationally. Her tech experience started at 15 as a graphic designer for a magazine.  She frequently speaks about User Experience, Design, Coding and the future of technology. She has a passion for Block Chain, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and our changing interaction with the world around us.

Outside of technology her passion is charity and how to gap the divide and provide education for all.  Her lifelong passion for technology inspired her to pay it forward by founding a coding, design and maker school to teach kids about becoming creators. This school has taught more than 5000 students to code, design and bring ideas to life. She loves learning new things and finding ways to make things better. 


Walt Disney World, NCR, National Bank of Canada, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Cendant, Social Network, Dairy Queen, University of Pittsburgh


Darryl Hadfield - Project Manager

Darryl has worked his way up in the IT world over the past two decades, filling roles in application development, business analysis, web development, infrastructure, and management.
He has also worked in specialized roles for Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, Data Center Migrations & Consolidations, and Mergers & Acquisitions. 
Darryl's customer-facing efforts for prior employers have ranged from small startups, to Fortune 50 companies and national governments, interfacing with all levels of staff from IT Interns to multinational CxOs in Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and the occasional leadership of national governments.


James Gabele - Account Executive

James heads the sales, marketing, partner program and account management at CyanGate.  James leverages his analyst training, competitive intelligence in the DAM market and prior help desk experience to understand customer needs, wants to determine what is the best solution for them and provides project management.  He provides consulting services for companies searching for DAM solutions including writing DAM RFPs.

Outside of CyanGate, James provides consulting on accounts payable software and research.



Elvis DAM / Swivle: Brasscraft Manufacturing Company, Union For Reformed Judaism, Delta Faucet Company

DAM Consulting: Designs Direct Creative Group

Other: THF, HAFA, Shenandoah's Pride (Dean's Foods), Dillard's

Serhat Alkın - Senior Consultant

Serhat brings 4+ years of Salesforce.com experience to CyanGate as a Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer. He specializes in Force.com development using Declarative Tools, Apex Classes and Triggers, Visualforce Pages, Web Services and Salesforce integration with external systems. He has been involved in several Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud implemented Salesforce.com projects.

He is currently responsible for development, customization and support of S-Drive, deployment of S-Drive to Salesforce.com AppExchange and also integration of S-Drive with Amazon Web Services.


SFDC: Monster Energy Drinks, S-Drive

Erhan Firat - Software Consultant

Erhan brings +5 years of experience as a front-end developer with a passion to enhance user experience and improve software functionality.  Erhan focuses on improving S-Drive and enhancing its features.  

Prior to joining CyanGate, Erhan developed Kaft.co Admin Management Panel and www.vitaminegitim.com/ortaokul/ user interface. 


SFDC: Monster Energy Drinks, S-Drive

Murat Aykanat - Software Developer

Murat is software engineer/developer with eight year’s experience in IT developing applications in corporate and academic customers.  Murat specializes in OpenText Media Management projects, AI, web applications, desktop applications and game development.

Outside of CyanGate Murat is an Information Technology PhD candidate at Yildirim Beyazit University researching artificial intelligence and machine learning, teaches programming courses and write technical articles.  Prior to working at CyanGate, he was a founder and developer of his own software company,  Aykanat Software.


OTMM: Georgia Pacific, Central Arizona Project, Monster Energy Drinks, Magna International, Kamehameha Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Kraft-Heinz, Genentech, Vistaprint, USAA, Kohler, Google Vision API Plugin for OpenText Media Management

Other: Yildirim Beyazit University, Aykanat Software

Publications: http://tutorials.pluralsight.com/author/aykanatm


At CyanGate's core is its talented staff of software engineers, developers, project managers, consultants and architects.  CyanGate's talented staff enables CyanGate to provide successful digital asset management and Salesforce.com solutions.  The average CyanGate staff member has over seven years of experience in IT.