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Meet Our Partners Series—Connect with the AEFIS Product Team

2021 Learning Impact Conference


Ozgur Yogurtcu

Chief Technology Officer


Steven Forehand

Director of User Experience


Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


October 5, 2021 @ 5:00 PM 6:00 PM EDT


Learn about best practices and winning assessment strategies from our expert users and VIPs⁠—Very Important Partners! Get a chance to have thought leadership discussions with these amazing colleagues and exchange battle stories from the field.

This particular special session features the people behind the scenes that help make success happen through clever use of the AEFIS software.


Ozgur Yogurtcu, Chief Technology Officer, AEFIS

Ozgur Yogurtcu is a partner and the Chief Technology Officer at AEFIS. Since he joined AEFIS, he set the vision for AEFIS technology architecture, created the product, and oversaw the creation of the technology teams. He plays a leading role in the company’s business and product strategy. Prior to AEFIS, he co-founded one of the leading enterprise software development firms in Turkey. As the vice president, he was instrumental in driving the company to success and international expansion. During his leadership, the company was selected as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in Europe and the Middle East by Deloitte & Touche. His enterprise software project experience includes mission-critical business applications in different industries, retail and corporate banking systems, airport operations systems, and education technologies. His interest areas include software architectures, microservices, object-oriented design, code and software quality, and software development methodologies. Ozgur has over 25 years of experience in leadership and software architecture at startup companies.

Steven Forehand, Director of User Experience, AEFIS

20+ years of professional experience developing software focusing on higher education. The common thread during my career is the belief software should be powerful with a purpose presented with a simple, people-centric experience. Remember, software can be powerful and fun to use!

Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Academic Partnerships at AEFIS. Suzanne has 27 years experience in higher education teaching, curriculum design, assessment and leadership. Most recently, Suzanne served as the Director of Assessment at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences where she designed the real-time assessment process for the newly implemented competency-driven doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She came to USciences from Rider University where she served as Director of Assessment and Strategic Partnerships at the College of Education. Here she redesigned their assessment process and managed over a million dollars in grants. Suzanne has led successful self-studies and re-accreditation efforts for the doctor of pharmacy and teacher and leader education programs. She is a proud member of the team who successfully received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2019 Award for Excellence in Assessment. Suzanne was invited to present her research and development of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to IMS Global at the 2018 Learning Analytics Summit, 2019 IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit and was a finalist for Learning Impact Awards at the Leadership Institute in May 2019. She received the USciences 2018 Founder’s Day Award for Innovation and has presented at AALHE (2018, 2019, 2020), Drexel Assessment Conference (2018, 2019, 2020), IUPUI (2018, 2019, 2020), AACP (2019) as well as regional assessment conferences, and the Competency-Based Education Network (2019, 2020).

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