Speaking & Awards

Awards and Recognitions

> 2016 | Design Expert Panel, Design for Europe, Appointed by Design Council

> 2016 | Curator and Speaker, New Opportunities, New Design Roles, The First Design Thinking Conference, Harvard Business Review in Turkey

> 2015 | 2nd Prize,  MIT Media Labs, Hacking Arts Hackathon, Boston, USA, Team members: Arpit Gupta and David Henry

>2014 |  1st prize | Winning solution for Estimating Age from DNA on a competition involving 417 solvers, Innocentive, USA, Team members: Nagajyothi Nookula and Geoffrey Siwo

> 2013 | Singularity University, Grant for Graduate Studies Program, NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley, USA

> 2012 | Fellowship. Only recipient outside of North America, %99 Conference, Behance Network, New York, USA

> 2010 | IE Foundation Award, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

> 2007 | EMBA Scholarship at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France

> 2002 | Top 5 International Project Competition in new technologies, Interpro, Turkey

Speaking

> Speaker | Design for Europe Conference | Tallinn, Estonia, October 6th, 2016

> Curator & Speaker |Design Thinking: New Roles, New Opportunities| Harvard Business Review Turkiye Design Thinking Conference |Soho House Istanbul. May 2016

> Speaker| A Personal Journey from STEM to STEAM by Design | TurkishWin STEAM Conference| Istanbul, 2016

> Speaker | Where does Design add Value in a Tech Start-up? | DMI 40th Leadership Conference | Boston, USA, 2015

> Speaker | Design Lens as a Tool to Increase Startups’ Success Rate | TurkishWin | Boston, USA, 2015

> Speaker | Future of Design and Exponential Technologies | DMI Webcast Series | Worldwide, 2014

> Speaker | Design Giving Heart to Technology | AllDesign International Conference | Istanbul, 2014

> Speaker | Design, Meaning and Humanizing Technology | TEDxKocUniversity | Istanbul, 2014

> Speaker | Experience Design | Singularity University | NASA Ames Research Park | USA, 2014

> Speaker | Innovating for Value Design Management Conference | Madrid, 2012,

> Opening Keynote Speaker | A Design-Driven Entrepreneurship for SMEs in Emerging Markets | Government and SMEs of the Middle East program, 2011

> Speaker | University of San Francisco MBA Global Immersion Program, 2010

> Keynote Speaker | Fostering Innovation | Raya Holding Innovation Summit | Cairo, 2010

> Conference Speaker | Success Strategies for Operators Multimedia Services | Russia & CIS Com | Moscow, 2009

> Speaker | Project Management Sucess Stories in Mobile Technologies| Malta, 2008

> Panel Chair | Change Management Success Stories | Madrid, 2008

> Designer and Speaker | Mobile Internet Technologies: Recommended Strategies and Services |  China Mobile-China, Digicel OECS-St Lucia, Azercell- Azerbaijan, UTS-Curacao, between 2003-2006.