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About Kaan Turnali

Specializing in executive mobile analytics, Kaan helps the C-suite drive growth and profitability with business intelligence (BI) solutions. By leading small and agile teams, he creates opportunities for innovation with customer-centric solutions built on the principles of design thinking. He led the development of a new BI platform for the SAP’s Global Customer Operations reporting & analytics landscape and managed its 3x growth in user adoption that served a worldwide base of over 25,000 registered users and generated more than 1 M report views annually.

The Art Of Opportunity And Innovation With Design Thinking

26-Sep-2016 | Kaan Turnali

When we realize that innovation is an opportunity to deliver customer-centric solutions, we develop a growth mindset that’s vital for success. Frameworks, such as design thinking, help us uncover hi

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Innovation With Design Thinking Demands Critical Thinking

8-Sep-2016 | Kaan Turnali

As our world becomes more and more digital, it’s not the first click that counts – it’s what happens after that first click. We design five steps ahead in the user experience, not one. And to de

Lean Innovation: Design Thinking Meets Lean Startup For The Enterprise

13-Apr-2016 | Kaan Turnali

Innovation is often born from individuals who view design as a way to shape forward-thinking ideas. While design alone can’t deliver the promise of innovation, frameworks – such as design thinking

The Art And Science Of Customer Empathy In Design Thinking

28-Mar-2016 | Kaan Turnali

Customer-centric solutions demand empathy. But how we employ this principle within design thinking is as critical—if not more—as what we do in the process. Certain slices can be easily repeated

Empathy, Design Thinking, And An Obsession With Customer-Centric Innovation

26-Jan-2016 | Kaan Turnali

To deliver innovative, customer-centric solutions through design thinking, we must begin with empathy. In its simplest and purest form, empathy enables us to not only experience and understand anot

Competing On Design Thinking

22-Dec-2015 | Kaan Turnali

Steve Jobs famously said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Design thinking takes this notion further and provides a set of tools to power innovation

Analytics Excellence Starts And Ends With Leadership

2-Dec-2015 | Kaan Turnali

In my last post, I described analytics excellence as the relentless pursuit of driving growth and profitability. Of all the pieces we’ll explore in this series, leadership is most important to analy

4 Ways We Can Redefine Innovation In The Enterprise

23-Nov-2015 | Kaan Turnali

If we want to drive growth and profitability in the enterprise, we need to redefine innovation. Changing how we think about innovation directly influences our ability to transform our organization and

Analytics Excellence Is The Relentless Pursuit Of Driving Growth And Profitability

16-Nov-2015 | Kaan Turnali

This is the first in a series of articles exploring how we can drive growth and profitability by pursuing analytics excellence. We will closely examine the elements of leadership, talent, and culture

3 Reasons Why Thought Leadership Matters

10-Nov-2015 | Kaan Turnali

Thought leadership has been at the forefront of digital transformation and continues to expand the idea revolution that started with the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press. It has become a key