I am passionate about smart integration of business and technology and leading teams that drive growth and profitability. It demands a strategy that goes beyond just connecting the dots and calls for an innovation mindset that drives us to anticipate the next dot and create the next opportunity. We innovate because we are not satisfied with the status quo and refuse to settle for complacency.

Innovation begins with a customer-centric design by looking out from the inside—rather than outside in. Design matters because it helps us deliver intrinsic value for unmet needs. Although I have been fortunate enough to deliver solutions in areas such as business intelligence, mobile, and analytics for more than two decades, I am convinced that design thinking principles shouldn’t be reserved for just new products and solutions. It should also be pursued in every area of our enterprise. No role, no engagement, and no project should ever become a lost opportunity.

We chase perfection, however elusive, not because we think we’ll ever be perfect, but because we believe it brings us closer to excellence in everything we are and ever hope to be. Human ingenuity doesn’t have any limits—only boundaries of time.

Connect with me on Twitter (@KaanTurnali) and LinkedIn so we can stretch old ideas beyond their traditional boundaries. Let’s create new perspectives that serve as a foundation for future innovation and inspire conversations that would have been otherwise lost or never started.


Kaan Turnali


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Design Thinking

This series explores how today’s businesses can foster innovation by creating a strategy and culture that place design thinking at the core of the customer-centric enterprises.

Analytics Excellence

This series explores how analytics excellence can drive growth and profitability by enabling faster, better-informed decision making in data-driven enterprises.

How Design Thinking Can Help Today’s Businesses

Today’s organizations face multifaceted problems that are part of increasingly complex business models. Continued expansion of global transactions, supported by partnerships that can span large ecosystems, create unique opportunities and unique challenges for businesses.

These challenges demand multidimensional solutions and require more than just basic applications of current products and services. This is where design thinking comes into play.

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5 Reasons Why More Data Doesn’t Guarantee Better Decisions

Just capturing and storing data will not get us far. Disconnected and fragmented data can’t paint a complete picture because different segments linger in a detached state or in isolated buckets. Left disintegrated, they lack the necessary transformations to be turned into cohesive and compatible building blocks.

With all this data, why is it that we continue to make bad business decisions? I was asked this question the most in the business intelligence course I taught for a doctorate program.

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