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7. blog yazım: http://bit.ly/ozet-7  Bu hafta #PebbleTime, #Kickstarter & #AndroidforWork hakkında yazdım. Yorumlarınızı bekliyorum.
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6. blog yazım: http://bit.ly/ozet-6  Bu hafta Çin'deki akıllı telefon pazarı ve #Xiaomi hakkında yazdım. Yorumlarınızı bekliyorum.
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'Haftalık Özet' serisinin altıncı bölümünden merhaba, Yazılarımın popüler başlıklarından biri olan akıllı cep telefonları ile ilgili güncel haberleri paylaşmaya devam ediyorum. Bu yazıdaki verilerin ilginizi çekeceğine inanıyorum.  Manşetler: 1. Xiaomi Passes Samsung as Top Chinese Vendor in 2014 2. Social Selling - Book Your Next Hotel Room Via Instagram 3. Mobile Game Revenues to Grow 16.5% in 2015, Surpassing $3 Billion...
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My 5th blog post: http://bit.ly/nutshell-5 I shared my comments about the articles I read over the last week. Let me know what you think.
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My 4th blog post: http://bit.ly/nutshell-4  I shared my comments about the articles I read over the last week. Let me know what you think. #WeekinaNutshell  
Welcome to the fourth episode of the 'Week in a Nutshell’ series. Tech companies continued to report their Q4 2014 earnings during the last week. I believe we will see more action starting from February. Headlines: 1. Tablet shipments decline for the first time in Q4 2014, leaders Apple and Samsung both lose market share 2. Twitter sells promoted tweet ads outside of Twitter, Flipboard first 3. Under Armour acquires h...
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Üçüncü blog yazım: http://bit.ly/ozet-3 Geçen hafta içi okuyup beğendiğim yazıları ve düşüncelerimi paylaştım. Yorumlarınızı bekliyorum.
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İkinci blog yazım: http://bit.ly/ozet-2   Geçen hafta içi okuyup beğendiğim yazıları ve yorumlarımı paylaştım. Yorumlarınızı bekliyorum.
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'Haftalık Özet' serisinin ikinci bölümünden merhaba, Teknoloji dünyasında yoğun bir haftayı geride bıraktık. Haftanın öne çıkanlarına gelin birlikte göz atalım.
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My 7th blog post: http://bit.ly/nutshell-7 I wrote about #PebbleTime, #Kickstarter & #AndroidforWork in this post. Let me know what you think.
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My 6th blog post: http://bit.ly/nutshell-6  I wrote about the smartphone market in China and #Xiaomi in this post. Let me know what you think.
Welcome to the sixth episode of the 'Week in a Nutshell’ series. Smartphone industry has been a popular topic in my blog. I believe statistics about the smartphone market in China will be an interesting read in this post. Headlines: 1. Xiaomi Passes Samsung as Top Chinese Vendor in 2014 2. Social Selling - Book Your Next Hotel Room Via Instagram 3. Mobile Game Revenues to Grow 16.5% in 2015, Surpassing $3 Billion Click ...
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Beşinci blog yazım: http://bit.ly/ozet-5 Geçen hafta içi okuyup beğendiğim yazıları ve düşüncelerimi paylaştım. Yorumlarınızı bekliyorum.
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Dördüncü blog yazım: http://bit.ly/ozet-4 Geçen hafta içi okuyup beğendiğim yazıları ve düşüncelerimi paylaştım. Yorumlarınızı bekliyorum.
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'Haftalık Özet' serisinin dördüncü bölümünden merhaba, 2014 yılı dördüncü çeyrek finansal sonuçlarının açıklanmaya devam ettiği bir haftayı daha geride bıraktık. Teknoloji sektörünün 2015 yılı girişimleri ile yavaş yavaş hareketlenmesini bekliyorum. Manşetler: 1. Tablet shipments decline for the first time in Q4 2014, leaders Apple and Samsung both lose market share 2. Twitter sells promoted tweet ads outside of Twitter...
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My 3rd blog post: http://bit.ly/nutshell-3  I shared my comments about the articles I read over the last week. Let me know what you think.
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My 2nd blog post: http://bit.ly/nutshell-2   I shared my comments about the articles I read over the last week. Let me know what you think.
Welcome to the second episode of the 'Week in a Nutshell’ series. Tech world was pretty busy last week so come on in and have a look at my list.
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Electronics Engineer, MBA
Employment
  • Google
    Technical Program Manager, 2014 - present
    - Manage growth initiatives for Google Apps, www.google.com/apps - Identify and scope new growth opportunities
  • Google
    Search and Mobile Ads Technical Product Expert, 2013 - 2014
    - Provided technical consultancy to AdWords account managers for large clients especially for the North America - West Coast region. - Collaborated with product managers and engineering teams to improve the search and mobile ad products. - Coached 4 team members in search and mobile ads.
  • Google
    AdWords Account Strategist, 2011 - 2013
    - Managed sales, support and revenue programs dedicated for AdWords SMB clients in Turkey. - Led the revenue program champions across the EMEA region due to high performance of Turkish market. Shared weekly best practices globally and improved the revenue programs globally. - Launched an internal tool for AdWords Sales and Support organization globally - Designed a reporting dashboard for the product management team to keep track of the incentive programs performance for AdWords clients. - Acted as AdWords Billing Products Expert and provided constant feedback to the product team. - Contributed to the launch of 'Getting Turkish Business Online' initiative on technical implementation. - Re-launched the AdWords Turkey Twitter channel, @AdWordsTurkey - Interviewed +25 candidates for the team and mentored +10 new team members. Awards: - 'Vice President Award' for the launch of the internal tool - Team contribution award, - Two business awards for strong monthly sales record across EMEA Region. - 28 peer bonuses due to continuous support.
  • Sabanci University
    Research and Teaching Assistant, 2010 - 2011
    - Conducted market research based on supply chain management for Prof. Cagri Haksoz's latest book: Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road: Strategy, Performance, and Risk. - Graded course homework, exams and assisted fellow students of 'Business Statistics and Operations Management' graduate courses.
  • Turkcell
    Product Manager Intern, 2010 - 2011
    - Assisted the launch of eco-friendly paperless billing products such as Email Bill and SMS Bill. - Conducted user interviews, focus groups and field visits for market research to increase the penetration rate of those billing products. - Contributed to the 'go to market' strategy.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Product Marketing Manager Intern, 2010 - 2011
    - Assisted all the marketing activities for the bottled (non tin can) Coca-Cola products. - Analyzed AC Nielsen market data and prepared market performance reports for VP of Marketing. - Launched the product placement campaign for a prime-time TV show in Turkey
  • IBM
    Internship and Graduation R&D Project Leader, Part-time Employee, 2008 - 2009
    - Launched a software that determines cancerous tissues using morphological image processing algorithms to demonstrate the performance gains provided by cloud computing and parallel programming. - Led a team of four software engineering interns.
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
    Project Research Assistant, 2009 - 2010
    - Assisted the academic paper focused on the strategic assessment of e-commerce and retail ecosystem in Turkey by conducting data analysis and research.
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Technical Program Manager at Google, Electronics Engineer, MBA
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I'm an Electronics Engineer with MBA degree and currently working as a Technical Program Manager at Google, responsible for the growth initiatives for 'Google for Work' products.

I have +5 years professional experience and I'm highly interested in

- Product management
- Growth hacking
- Online advertising (Google AdWords)
- Startups and new technologies

Education
  • Sabanci University
    MBA, 2009 - 2011
    GPA: 3.81/4.00 (1st in Class) - Elected as SU MBA Club President for 2009-2010 Academic Year and promoted to Chairman for 2010-2011 Academic Year. - Won Third Place Award in “Most Active Club of Turkey - 4 ” Contest held by Uniaktivite.net and led SU MBA Club to first award in its history during presidency period. - Interviewed by Hurriyet, Turkey's reputable newspaper about MBA Club's success. - Honored as a Jury Member in Junior Achievement Contest 2010 Turkey branch based on the MBA Club’s voluntarily help for Junior Achievement organization Awards: - Certificate of High Honor for 4 Semesters - Merit Scholarship for 2 years Graduate Education, awarded based on the success of the undergraduate education, GMAT score (600) and interview performance - 'Special Award for Extracurricular Activities' in two consecutive years for the contributions to university culture and reputation via the success of MBA Club.
  • Sabanci University
    Electronics Engineering, 2005 - 2009
    GPA: 3.08/4.00 Awards: - Merit Scholarship for 4 years. - Certificate of High Honor for 2 Semester, - Certificate of Honor for 4 Semesters - Special Award for Extracurricular Activities (Contributions to University Handball Team )
  • University Of Florida
    Exchange Student, 2010 - 2010
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