Baris Ruacan started his professional career in 1998 as a product manager for various internet companies which produce internet based software in San Francisco before he worked as a senior product manager at SUN MICROSYSTEMS (later brought by Oracle) located in Silicon Valley between the years of 2001 – 2004. In 2004 Baris Ruacan started to work as the senior product manager at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Nokia. He was mainly responsible for the product range consisted of mobile solutions and corporate smart phones. After 8 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Baris Ruacan returned to Turkey and moved on his career within the body of Nokia Turkey in 2006 and occupied significant positions as the head of enterprise solutions for Turkey and Israel and regional division for smart devices and sales manager respectively. Worked as the sales manager of Nokia until 2010, Baris Ruacan currently carries on with his career as the general manager of Qualcomm Turkey.
Graduated from the Middle Eastern Technical University on Civil Engineering, Baris Ruacan also holds an MBA degree from San Francisco University on Marketing and Information Technologies and a Technology Management certificate from Standford University.