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Seval Öz

Technology Specialist, Board Advisory Member

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Teknoloji Uzmanı, Yönetim Kurulu Danışma Üyesi || Technology Specialist, Board Advisory Member

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Over a decade of being at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technologies, Seval Oz has lead

the colliding forces behind the acceleration into the new movement industry. She is an Executive

Board Advisor to automotive industry leaders and is an avid investment advisor to several

investment funds.

Seval was founding partner and CEO of, concentrating on camera/radar image fusion

for sensory perception in autonomous vehicles. Aurima was funded by Google Alphabet’s AIfocused

fund, Gradient Ventures, in Mountain View, CA and was later sold to a manufacturing

partner. She holds 10 patents in vehicular technology software.

Prior to this, Seval served as CEO of world automotive giant Continental AG’s Intelligent

Transportation System’s new division HQ’ed in Silicon Valley, Seval grew the SW engineering

team to develop an open stack cloud back end computing architecture for the entire company.

This initiative was responsible for Continental’s mobility services and digitalization transformation.

Seval was formerly Senior Director of global business development and partnerships for

GoogleX’s self-driving vehicle’s commercial launch. The far-reaching implications of this

revolutionary technology hopes to change the way we mobilize as a society. Known as Chief

Troublemaker on her team, Seval was the recipient of the Women in Technology Awards for

Courage presented in San Francisco and Women in Automotive award in Detroit.

Formerly, she was Senior Partner and VP of Finance and Business Development for the Internet

search engine, Cuil, acquired by Google in 2011. While at Cuil, Seval was responsible for

business partnerships, strategic funding and internal financial planning for the company. Prior to

Cuil, she was VP Finance for Urban Media Communications, responsible for all equity and debt

funding requirements.

Seval was Principal with the NYC based global investment fund of GEM Advisors where she was

involved with all aspects of business development and fund management for the international

debt and equity fund. Earlier, Seval worked on Wall Street as VP of Equities and managed the

Emerging Market Equities Desk for Salomon Inc and Merrill Lynch Global in NYC.

She is on the Advisory Board of HealthCorps®, a national health education program for high

schools and Endeavor.Org, a global high-impact entrepreneurship organization based in NYC.

She is also a steering committee member of the New York Public Library and serves on the

Executive Board of the Turkish American Society, NYC. She is a frequent speaker of women’s

leadership in technology and has represented Google in the State Department sponsored Global

Women’s APEC initiative.

Seval received her MBA from Wharton Business School, graduating with High Distinction, and

her BA, cum laude, from Wellesley/M.I.T.

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