Alper is a serial technology entrepreneur, engineer and product builder. Prior to Akta, Alper led the Media Engineering at Google Cloud for four years where he was responsible for all aspects of media engineering including media transport, media processing APIs and cloud rendering. Alper joined Google when Google acquired Anvato, Inc. Alper was the founder and CEO of Anvato where he built the award winning media content platform that powered the video back-end for premium media brands such as NBC Universal, Fox Sports, etc. Alper founded Verkata LLC, Alper led the product vision and brought marquee customers (e.g., Motorola, British Telecom, AOL, Virgin Mobile) on board carrying company to profitability. Prior to Verkata, Alper founded Aligo Inc., raised from venture funds and strategic partners including Motorola, Inc. Aligo was subsequently acquired by Corrigo. Prior to that, Alper was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. He holds and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.