Tasan Promoted to Lead IT Strategy of Core Banking Tech at DCI
– CTO Eager to Build Next-Gen Backbone for Digital Evolution –
HUTCHINSON, KAN., May 27, 2020 – Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360® core banking software and related omnichannel technologies for community financial institutions nationwide, has named Sencer Tasan its newest Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the company’s core IT infrastructure and digital ecosystem.
“We take great pride in the quality of our award-winning IT infrastructure,” said Sarah Fankhauser, DCI President and COO. “Sencer has been instrumental in bringing us to the leading IT position we are in today for iCore360 and our other digital banking solutions.”
Mr. Tasan’s 35-year resume of IT expertise and certification titles is as long as his arm, along with a list of colleagues who say his extensive knowledge base is matched only by a level of professional leadership that inspires confidence in those around him, whether he’s examining IT infrastructures or strategic business planning. “Plus he’s about the nicest person you will ever meet,” says his co-worker Mark Harris, Marketing VP at DCI.
Tasan began his career in bank technology as an application programmer at a large Texas bank, where his natural leadership and expertise led him to more prominent roles managing IT systems and security for premier, multibillion-dollar companies such as Texas Industries, Newtrend, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Third Federal Savings and Loan, Bridgeway and Crowe Horwath.
In 2009, Tasan joined DCI as Senior Vice President of Application Development, quickly applying his expertise to spearhead a year-long IT infrastructure upgrade and expansion project for the release of iCore360, the company’s award-winning cloud-based core banking software.
As Chief Security Officer, he implemented a series of complex technology designs to expand DCI systems security and achieve authentic PCI 3.0 certification in record time and ahead of other competitors. And most recently as Chief Information Officer, Tasan also led the design, supervision and building of a new multi-million dollar, level-5 secure DCI data center, located in an underground cavern near Kansas City.
Said John Jones, DCI CEO, “This new data center raises the bar in our industry and gives DCI customers the greatest-ever scope of capabilities for performance, readiness, expansion and hardened security of their core banking services for many years to come. It is a game-changer and Sencer deserves credit for making it happen.”
With the banking industry quickly entering a new era in technology, Tasan says he and his new data center are ready for the aggressive “digital evolution” underway at DCI. “We’re ready to stay ahead of the curve—and ahead of our competition—to make sure our customers are prepared to be their most competitive as well.” But Tasan is quick to credit the work of his team of engineers and technicians, adding, “Our teams are the best in the business. They consistently rise to any opportunity and do whatever it takes to ensure the stability and security of our systems are second to none.”
As the new CTO, Tasan will continue to oversee data center operations, networking, systems software/hardware, telecommunications, technical support, disaster recovery, information security and compliance.
Among his many credentials, Tasan holds a BS degree in Abstract Mathematics and an MBA from his native Turkey, a MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston and the IT certifications of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). He is also a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS) and Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ).
When he’s not working or earning new certifications, Tasan is involved in the local Kiwanis International club, is an avid movie-buff and enjoys spending time with his wife Rose, their two children and three grandchildren.
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About DCI DCI is the developer of the award-winning iCore360® core banking software and related technologies for community banks nationwide. DCI is privately owned by a group of bank clients, with several clients serving as board members and user group leaders. In addition to iCore360, DCI provides integrated, digital omnichannel solutions for online/mobile/AI banking, onboarding, private ATM network/card management, tellers, remote capture, custom analysis, risk/vendor management, managed IT and more. Among other awards, DCI has been named a FinTech Rankings Top 100 technology provider by IDC Financial Insights, a FinTech ForwardTop 100 technology provider by American Banker and BAI, a multiple winner of the BankNews Innovative Solutions Award and endorsements from multiple regional banking associations. For more information about DCI, visit www.datacenterinc.comor contact email@example.com.