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Dr. Mehmet Yildiz

Thought Leader for Architecting Digital Transformation at Digitalmehmet

Melbourne,, Australia

I am an executive technology consultant. I have been in the IT industry for almost 40 years. As an Enterprise IT Architect, I plan, architect, and design solutions for complex digital transformation initiatives. I'm a certified Thought Leader in Enterprise Architecture by IBM & a certified Distinguished Architect by The Open Group. With my contribution to IBM's patent portfolio, IBM appointed me as a Senior Inventor. I've experienced in multiple industries including Banking, Telecommunications, Insurance, Energy and Utilities, Financial Markets, Petroleum and Chemicals, Government, Retail, and Education.
Prior to my IBM tenure, having worked in large global organisations such as NATO and Siemens, I gained experience with a large array of leading-edge technologies, processes, methods, and tools. This experience helped me to solve complex business problems.
I'm a published author with multiple books about digital transformation, enterprise architecture, business architecture, Big Data and Analytics. More info on my publications: https://digitalmehmet.com

I am currently focusing on client success for Multi-Cloud, Big Data Platforms, Digital Transformation, Cognitive, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Quantum Computing. I collaborate with a number of universities, research institutes, and industry leaders to generate synergistic outcomes for our society.

I regularly write articles on Medium, NewsBreak, and Vocal Media.
Medium profile: https://dr-mehmet-yildiz.medium.com/
NewsBreak profile: https://www.newsbreak.com/@digitalintelligence-561548
Vocal Media: https://vocal.media/authors/dr-mehmet-yildiz

I authored multiple technology-related books: https://digitalmehmet.com/

Specialties:
Enterprise Architecture
Digital Transformation
Business Architecture
Technology, Infrastructure, Information, and Application Architecture
Cognitive Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Adoption
Innovative enterprise technology solutions
Accelerated and Agile delivery
Business Continuity, Resilience & Disaster Recovery
Advanced Research Methods for Industry Studies
Technical Strategy and Architectural Governance
Complex Technology Transition &Transformation Engagements
Technology Planning, Strategic Solution Roadmaps, Business Capability Assessment
Collaboration for mining inventions and innovative ideas
Tacit Knowledge Transfer in Enterprise
Self Healing Infrastructure Systems (patented)
Emerging Technology Assessment at CxO level
Cloud Computing, Edge Computing
Data Architecture, Big Data Platforms, Data Science and Analytics
IoT (Internet of Things) Architectural Solutions
Blockchain Security, and Cybersecurity
The practice of IBM CBM (Component Business Model)
Design Thinking Practioner
Technical & Technology Leadership

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Melbourne
Speaking Topics: Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Technology Architecture, Big Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation

Speaking Fee $3,000

Dr. Mehmet YildizPoints
Academic85
Author501
Influencer353
Speaker71
Entrepreneur160
Total1170

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: Australia, North America, Europe
Media Experience: 10
Last Media Training: 01/20/2015
Last Media Interview: 01/17/2018

Areas of Expertise

5G
Agile 30.32
AI 32.02
Analytics 30.17
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles
Big Data 46.71
Blockchain 30.13
Business Continuity
Business Strategy 33.92
Change Management
Cloud 41.67
CRM
Cryptocurrency
Culture
Customer Experience
Customer Loyalty
Cybersecurity 32.10
Data Center
Design Thinking 84.99
Digital Disruption 33.92
Digital Transformation 45.74
Diversity and Inclusion
Edtech 30.36
Emerging Technology 54.15
Entrepreneurship
ERP
Future of Work
Govtech
Health and Safety 46.67
Health and Wellness
Healthtech
Innovation 39.75
InsurTech
IoT 44.67
Leadership 38.15
Lean Startup
Legal and IP
Management
Marketing
Mental Health 36.82
Mobility
Open Innovation
Predictive Analytics
Privacy 30.09
Public Relations
Quantum Computing 30.58
Retail
Risk Management
RPA 45.97
Sales
Social 30.14
Startups
Supply Chain
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Chemicals
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Industrial Machinery & Components
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities
Wholesale Distribution

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Publications

2 Academic Certifications
Government Insights and Solutions (Bronze)
IBM
December 20, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Member of IBM Academy of Technology
IBM
February 15, 2018
The badge holder is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. This individual is actively participating in key strategic AoT initiatives. They demonstrate our AoT mission and goals by the successful outcomes of their leadership activities and value to our stakeholders. This badge is only available to members of the IBM Academy of Technology.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, Leadership

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
Professional Doctorate Scholarship
Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology
January 30, 2004
Cognitive Science

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Leadership

1 Adjunct Professor
Abnormality detection in banking environments
Victoria University
September 30, 2014
Due to widespread adoption of electronic funds transfer at point of sale (EFTPOS), internet banking and the near-ubiquitous use of credit cards, banks are able to collect abundant information about cardholders’ transactions. Extracting effective knowledge from these transaction records and personal data from cardholders has enormous profit potential for the banking industry.

In this project, we provide a novel domain-driven classification method that takes advantage of multiple criteria and multiple constraint-level programming (MC2) for intelligent credit scoring. The proposed method will classify credit card customers precisely in order to provide effective services while avoiding losses due to users’ unpaid debts.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

19 Article/Blogs
Love And Relationships Collection
Import from medium.com
October 13, 2021
An invitation to contributors of PSILY to re-home their Medium storiesContinue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Interview With Keri Mangis
Import from medium.com
October 13, 2021
Author of “Embodying Soul: A Return to Wholeness”Continue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

E-Bike Technology, Commute Agility, & Health Focus Define More Sustainable Cities
Import from medium.com
October 13, 2021
Leveraging technological advances with health and fitness awareness can contribute to sustainable lifestyles for large cities.Continue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Cherishing Fond Memories of Janine
Import from medium.com
October 13, 2021
“Sorry, she is in heaven now. I’m sure she shall appreciate your thoughts.”Continue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

How To Orchestrate Your Life For Success And Satisfaction
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October 12, 2021
Difference between suffering and thriving people and how to be part of the thriving groupContinue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Reflections from My 14 Day Compulsory Isolation, Ended Yesterday
Import from medium.com
October 09, 2021
I completed mandatory isolation requirements teaching me valuable life lessonsContinue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Neurological Effects of Covid-19 Virus from Preliminary Studies
Import from medium.com
October 09, 2021
Even though very little known so far, scientific reviews indicate direct/indirect neuro-invasive, neuro-inflammatory, neuro-psychiatric, &…Continue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Passion for Improving Humanity Physically, Mentally, And Spiritually
Import from medium.com
October 09, 2021
Exemplifying and clarifying the interdisciplinary aspects of transhumanismContinue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Architectural Implications of IoT Data
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October 08, 2021
From an architectural perspective, we need to be aware that IoT devices generate massive amounts of data on an ongoing basis. These data…Continue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

Cognitive Transformation
Import from medium.com
October 06, 2021
A technical & architectural overviewContinue reading on Euphoria »

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Mental Health

The Importance of Design Thinking Practice & Thought Leadership
Medium
July 31, 2021
Design thinking is a globally recognized and practiced solution approach. Technology leaders and entrepreneurs embrace design thinking for various compelling reasons that I introduce in this article. Design thinking is considered the most powerful tool for startup entrepreneurs.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership

Why And How Anyone Can Be A Designer
Medium
March 14, 2021
A simplified and methodical view to design approach

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership

How to & why to architect digital transformation initiatives?
Medium - Technical Excellnce
January 18, 2020
Business organisations are facing enormous challenges to respond to the rapid technological changes and growing demands of consumers for digital products and services globally. There is a constant search to find solutions to the growing business problems. From my experience, the most optimal solution to address these problems is to architect enterprise digital transformation requirements and objectives. My approach, in this article, is to propose an innovative model and framework formulated and described in a 12-step architectural method called DTM.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

How to deal with Big Data for AI?
Medium.com
January 16, 2020
As a key enabler of artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, and subsets of AI e.g. machine learning, deep learning, expert systems, and neural networks, Big Data solutions are critical business focused domain at the global level. Therefore, understanding the Big Data lifecycle and architecting Big Data solutions with pragmatic rigour is a compelling capability…

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Big Data, Leadership

Innovative & Inventive Business Culture for Digital Transformation Leadership
Import from medium.com
January 14, 2020
Innovate and invent or die! Many digitally transforming business organisations attempt to create critical innovative and inventive…Continue reading on The Startup »

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

Trust and influence in the digital world
linkedin
January 05, 2020
The digital world is complex, rapidly growing, and full of uncertainties.

These attributes pose tremendous societal implications and remarkable impact on our lives.

Trust is the prime success factor in surviving, thriving, and making meaning out of this sophisticated digital ecosystem. Only with trust, we can connect, collaborate, create new insights, and transform into a more meaningful world.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Social

Power of Knowledge Curation in the Digital Era
linkedin
January 03, 2020
How to drink from a firehose?

Knowledge curation is a critical factor in building our expertise and making a real business impact on our professional life. Knowledge curation can be defined as the selection of a subset of information based on specific criteria and distribute it to the consumer in an effective and easily consumable manner.

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Tags: Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

The Unique Role of Business Architects in Digital Transformation Programs
linkedin
December 12, 2019
We are in the midst of a frenetic and a convoluted digital age. Many business and government organisations strive to transform their core business systems and data platforms to stay competitive and relevant in this exponentially growing global digital ecosystem. Digital transformation initiatives became pervasive and ubiquitous in all business and government ventures. This new norm of constant transformation requires architecting our business and underlying technology stacks rapidly. Establishing agile business architecture frameworks are fundamental requirements to achieve successful digital transformation outcomes.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, IoT, Leadership

The First Australian IoT Code of Practice
linkedin
November 20, 2019
In this article, I’d like to highlight the importance of the IoT Code of Practice within the national security and privacy context springboarding the Australian Home Affairs’ Vision, Strategy, and Action Plan updates articulated in the #HomeAffairsSummit. The theme was maintaining a fine balance for our Integrity, Prosperity, and Security values creating a nationwide #fusion emphasising the partnership of government, industry, and academia as clearly pointed out by Secretary Michael Pezzulo.

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Tags: IoT, Privacy

8 Books
On the Cusp of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: How to be friends with artificial intelligence and look at it from a fresh perspective
Steps Publishing
April 03, 2021
AI is a special topic to me. I dedicated four decades of my life to studying and working in this fascinating field. I still enjoy contributing to the body of knowledge and breakthrough solutions in the industry. This book aims to introduce the key points and reflect on the true nature of AI. I suggest seeing AI as a new tool to extend and enhance our capabilities. Not as a replacement of human intelligence and virtues. My purpose is to introduce the remarkable benefits of AI and create a new view of AI by looking at it from a fresh perspective. I want to reflect on insights from behind the doors of AI solutions. I invite my audience to become friends with AI services and offerings by informing them of critical knowledge. Covering a broad scope, I touch on many aspects, including individuals and professions like business people, educators, learners, healthcare professionals, and overall society. You can read the chapters of the book free on Medium https://medium.com/illumination-book-chapters/on-the-cusp-of-the-artificial-intelligence-revolution-preface-f2032297c850

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, RPA

The Power of Digital Affiliate Marketing
Steps Publishing
March 03, 2021
I authored this book for a specific audience: freelance writers, including published and indie authors, bloggers, and other content creators because affiliate marketing can be a godsend for them. This book will make affiliate marketing so easy to understand that you can succeed if you apply the knowledge in it. If you are a freelance writer, blogger, or some sort of content developer, you’ve most likely heard about the term affiliate marketing. The concept of affiliate marketing is old, but online affiliate marketing, which is the scope of this book, is new. You can read all chapters free on Medium https://medium.com/illumination-book-chapters/the-power-of-digital-affiliate-marketing-chapter-1-95968b0bf2e9

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Leadership

Agile Business Architecture for Digital Transformation
STEPS Publishing Australia
December 11, 2019
We are in a frenetic and a convoluted digital age. Every organisation strives to transform its business to stay competitive in this exponentially growing digital world. Digital transformation became pervasive and ubiquitous in all business ventures. This new norm of constant transformation requires architecting our business and underlying technology stacks rapidly. Establishing agile business architecture frameworks are fundamental requirements to achieve successful digital transformation outcomes.

In this book, I attempt to share my knowledge and experience using a rigorous yet agile architectural method. My aim is to add accelerated value to the broader business architecture and digital transformation communities by focusing on the practical aspect with minimal emphasis on the theoretical aspect.

The content in this book is based on my architectural thought leadership experience gained in multiple large business and enterprise architecture initiatives, focusing on business capabilities, digital transformation initiatives, and enterprise modernisation engagements, reflecting hard lessons learned in these applied settings.

In this book, I attempt to redefine the role of business architects as primary leaders for digital transformation programs. The content reflects my experience and observations from the field. As a caveat, this book is not based on theories in the traditional business architecture textbooks which may conflict with my experience. My beta readers found this as a unique guide reflecting reality from the field. Hope it adds new insights for your role in the business digital transformation initiatives.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

A Modern Enterprise Architecture Approach
STEPS Publishing Australia
October 18, 2019
I authored this book to provide essential guidance, compelling ideas, and unique ways to Enterprise Architects so that they can successfully perform complex enterprise modernisation initiatives transforming from chaos to coherence. This is not an ordinary theory book describing Enterprise Architecture in detail. There are myriad of books on the market and in libraries discussing details of enterprise architecture. My aim here is to highlight success factors and reflect lessons learnt. As a practising Senior Enterprise Architect, myself, I read hundreds of those books and articles to learn different views. They have been valuable to me to establish my foundations in the earlier phase of my profession. However, what is missing now is a concise guidance book showing Enterprise Architects the novel approaches, insights from the real-life experience and experimentations, and pointing out the differentiating technologies for enterprise modernisation. If only there were such a guide when I started engaging in modernisation and transformation programs. The biggest lesson learned is the business outcome of the enterprise modernisation. What genuinely matters for business is the return on investment of the enterprise architecture and its monetising capabilities. The rest is the theory because nowadays sponsoring executives, due to economic climate, have no interest, attention, or tolerance for non-profitable ventures. I am sorry for disappointing some idealistic Enterprise Architects, but with due respect, it is the reality, and we cannot change it. This book deals with reality rather than theoretical perfection. Anyone against this view on this climate must be coming from another planet.In this concise, uncluttered and easy-to-read book, I attempt to show the significant pain points and valuable considerations for enterprise modernisation using a structured approach. The architectural rigour is still essential. We cannot compromise the rigour aiming to the quality of products and services as a target outcome. However, there must be a delicate balance among architectural rigour, business value, and speed to market. I applied this pragmatic approach to multiple substantial transformation initiatives and complex modernisations programs. The key point is using an incrementally progressing iterative approach to every aspect of modernisation initiatives, including people, processes, tools, and technologies as a whole. Starting with a high-level view of enterprise architecture to set the context, I provided a dozen of distinct chapters to point out and elaborate on the factors which can make a real difference in dealing with complexity and producing excellent modernisation initiatives. As eminent leaders, Enterprise Architects are the critical talents who can undertake this massive mission using their people and technology skills, in addition to many critical attributes such as calm and composed approach. They are architects, not firefighters. I have full confidence that this book can provide valuable insights and aha moments for these talented architects to tackle this enormous mission turning chaos to coherence.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Architecting Digital Transformation
STEPS Publishing Australia
September 24, 2019
Enterprises are facing enormous challenges to respond to the rapid changes and growing demands of digital consumers globally. There is a constant search to find solutions to the growing problems. The most optimal solution to address this problem is to architect our enterprise digital transformation requirements aligning with digital trends and innovative frameworks as described in this book with an articulated 12-step method.

Architecting digital transformations address the root causes of fundamental issues that we experience in the digital world. The proliferation of digital media in the form of images, sound, and videos created a massive demand for our infrastructure to scale globally. Relentless sharing of these media types creates an unsustainable load over the networks, applications, and other expensive infrastructure components unless an effective capacity plan is in place.

Based on my architectural thought leadership on various enterprise architecture initiatives, digital transformation, and modernisation engagements, with my accumulated body of knowledge and skills from practical settings, I want to share these learnings in a concise book with a specific 12-step method hoping to add value by contributing to the broader digital community and the progressing digital transformation initiatives.

I made every effort to make this book concise, uncluttered, and easy-to-read by removing technical jargons to make it readable by a broader audience who want to architect their digital transformation programs to align with the growing demands of their digital consumers.

In this book, I highlight the problems from an architectural point of view, following established and emerging methods, and recommend effective solutions to address them in a methodical way.

What distinguishes this book from other books on the market is that I provide a practical framework and a methodical approach to architect your organisation's digital infrastructure, applications, data, security, and other components based on experience, aiming not to sell or endorse any products or services to you.

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Tags: Big Data, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Digital Intelligence: An innovative framework to digital transformation capabilities
STEPS Publishing Australia
September 09, 2019
I authored this book because dealing with intelligence, and the digital world is a passion for me and wanted to share my passion with you. In this book, I aim to provide compelling ideas and unique ways to increase, enhance, and deepen your digital intelligence and awareness and apply them to your organisation’s digital journey particularly for modernisation and transformation initiatives. I used the architectural thinking approach as the primary framework to convey my message.
Based on my architectural thought leadership on various digital transformation and modernisation engagements, with the accumulated wealth of knowledge and skills, I want to share these learnings in a concise book hoping to add value by contributing to the broader digital community and the progressing initiatives.
Rest assured, this is not a theory or an academic book. It is purely practical and based on lessons learned from real enterprise transformation and modernisation initiatives taken in large corporate environments.
I made every effort to make this book concise, uncluttered, and easy-to-read by removing technical jargons for a broader audience who want to enhance digital intelligence and awareness.
Upfront, this book is not about a tool, application, a single product, specific technology, or service, and certainly not to endorse any of these items. However, this book focuses on architectural thinking and methodical approach to improve digital intelligence and awareness. It is not like typical digital transformation books available on the market. In this book, I do not cover and repeat the same content of those books describing digital transformations. My purpose is different.
What distinguishes this book from other books is that I provide an innovative thinking framework and a methodical approach to increase your digital quotient based on experience, aiming not to sell or endorse any products or services even though I mention some prominent technologies which enable digital transformation, for your digital awareness, intelligence, and capabilities.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Architecting Big Data & Analytics Solutions
STEPS Publishing Australia
August 07, 2019
IoT, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud Computing are three distinct technology domains with overlapping use cases. Each technology has its own merits; however, the combination of three creates a synergy and the golden opportunity for businesses to reap the exponential benefits. This combination can create technological magic for innovation when adequately architected, designed, implemented, and operated.
Integrating Big Data and Analytics with IoT and Cloud architectures provide substantial business benefits. It is like a perfect match. IoT collects real-time data. Big Data Analytics optimises data management solutions. Cloud collects, hosts, computes, stores, and disseminates data rapidly.
Based on these compelling business propositions, the primary purpose of this book is to provide practical guidance on creating Big Data and Analytics solutions integrated with IoT and Cloud architectures. To this end, the book offers an architectural overview, solution practice, governance, and underlying technical approach for creating integrated Big Data Analytics, Cloud, and IoT solutions.
The book offers an introduction to solution architecture, three distinct chapters comprising Big Data Analytics, Cloud, and the IoT with the final chapter, including conclusive remarks to consider for Big Data solutions. These chapters include essential architectural points, solution practice, methodical rigour, techniques, technology stacks, and tools.
Creating Big Data and Analytics solutions are complex and complicated from multiple angles. However, with the awareness and guidance provided in this book, the Big Data and Analytics solutions architects can be empowered to provide useful and productive solutions with growing confidence.

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Tags: Big Data, Cloud, IoT

A Practical Guide for IoT Solution Architects
STEPS Publishing Australia
July 30, 2019
I authored this book to provide practical guidance and insightful advice for a selected target group, which we can call ‘IoT Solution Architects’. If you search the internet for the term IoT (Internet of Things), you may come across hundreds of publications in the form of books, papers, blogs and other resources about IoT on the market. This book does not repeat the information covered in those publications. It offers a unique perspective and focus based on practical experience.
The primary purpose of this book is to provide a practical architectural framework for solutions related to IoT. The framework covers crucial several business concerns that can guide the IoT solution architects that include security, availability, performance, speed to market and cost-effectiveness of the solutions or services at hand.
In the IoT literature, researchers have stated that these significant concerns are shared by many business executives dealing with IoT products and services. Therefore, in this book, I have reviewed these concerns systematically and presented practical advice to the IoT Solution Architects in terms of how to deal with these concerns using architectural knowledge, skills, and experience.
The focus of this book is to provide IoT solution architects with practical guidance and a unique perspective. Solution architects working in IoT ecosystems have an unprecedented level of responsibility at work; therefore, dealing with IoT ecosystems can be daunting.
As an experienced practitioner of this topic, I understand the challenges faced by the IoT solution architects. In this book, I have reflected upon my insights based on my solution architecture experience spread across three decades. In addition, this book can also guide other architects and designers who want to learn the architectural aspects of IoT and understand the key challenges and practical resolutions in IoT solution architectures. Each chapter focuses on the key aspects that form the framing scope for this book; namely, security, availability, performance, agility, and cost-effectiveness.
In this book, I have also provided useful definitions, a brief practical background on IoT and a guiding chapter on solution architecture development. The content is mainly practical; hence, it can be applied or be a supplemental input to the architectural projects at hand.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, IoT

1 Founder
Founder of ILLUMINATION Publication on Medium
Medium
March 19, 2020
I am the founder of the ILLUMINATION publication on Medium. Supporting 12,000 writers and more than 40,000 readers on Medium, this publication includes articles from over 100 topics including technology, science, business, and more. All Medium members are welcome to join. Writer inquiries: https://digitalmehmet.com/contact/ My account on Medium : https://dr-mehmet-yildiz.medium.com/

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Health and Safety, Mental Health

33 Influencer Awards
IBM Quantum Conversations Award
IBM
December 16, 2019

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Quantum Computing

IBM Mentor Award
IBM
June 12, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

IBM Profession Champion 2019
IBM
April 30, 2019

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, Leadership

Architect Profession Certification - Level 3 Thought Leader Award
IBM
September 25, 2018
An IBM Senior Certified Architect leads large teams. They are responsible for defining the structures of complex solutions and architectures to address client business problems. They identify client needs, apply industry knowledge, and leverage appropriate business elements and information technology to address those needs. At Thought Leader level, the IBM Senior Certified Architect provides innovative ideas & strategic direction, working across multiple business units & geographies.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Leadership

IBM Mentor Award
IBM
August 28, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

IBM Mentor Award
IBM
July 19, 2018

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IBM Profession Champion 2018
IBM
June 11, 2018

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, Leadership

IBM Mentor Award
IBM
January 18, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Automotive Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 25, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Media & Entertainment Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 25, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Travel & Transportation Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 24, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Aerospace & Defense Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 17, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Government Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 17, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Insurance Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 17, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Retail Industry Foundations Award
IBM
October 17, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

IBM Mentor Award
IBM
October 11, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Financial Markets Industry Foundations Award
IBM
September 25, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Chemicals & Petroleum Industry Foundations Award
IBM
September 25, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Education Industry Foundations Award
IBM
September 19, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Electronics Industry Foundations Award
IBM
September 19, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

IBM Profession Champion 2017
IBM
September 13, 2017

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, Leadership

IBM Mentor Award
IBM
September 04, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Energy & Utilities Industry Foundations Award
IBM
August 31, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Banking Industry Foundations Award
IBM
August 16, 2017

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IBM Digital Transformation Model for IBM Z - Explorer Award
IBM
August 06, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Leadership

IBM Recognized Teacher/ Educator
IBM
July 31, 2017
This badge holder has demonstrated their knowledge and expertise as a Teacher. They are Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the topic(s) presented. As a Teacher, they have been recognized for their ability to effectively transfer skills and knowledge so that the recipient is able to apply the skill in a specific situation or leverage the materials presented

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

IBM Recognized Speaker/ Presenter
IBM
July 26, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Award
IBM
July 04, 2017

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Leadership

IBM Agile Achiever Award
IBM
July 03, 2017

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership

IBM Agile Advocate Award
IBM
July 03, 2017

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership

IBM Senior Inventor
IBM
July 01, 2017
The badge holder has proved an understanding of the IBM patent process, and has successfully evangelized the patent program and mentored others. This badge is available to IBM employees only.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Leadership

IBM Agile Explorer Award
IBM
June 26, 2017

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Distinguished Enterprise Architect
The Open Group
October 19, 2008
Distinguished Architects are recognized as leaders of the Profession. They develop architectures for complex projects that significantly impact the businesses of their employers or clients. They identify client needs, apply industry knowledge, and devise business and technology solutions to address those needs. Distinguished Certified Architects are a source of innovation and excellence, able to deliver effectively across multiple business units and geographies.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, Innovation

2 IP Assets
IBM Intellectual Capital/ Intellectual Property Creator
IBM
June 14, 2019
This badge holder is recognized by IBM for developing intellectual capital or intellectual property that has driven business and/or technical results for client(s) or IBM employees. They are able to develop original and innovative assets that drive technical vitality across the Corporation. This badge holder is aligned to IBM’s goal to lead in the creation, development, and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies that provide value to clients

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, Leadership

IBM Intellectual Capital/ Intellectual Property Creator
IBM
August 30, 2017
This badge holder is recognized by IBM for developing intellectual capital or intellectual property that has driven business and/or technical results for client(s) or IBM employees. They are able to develop original and innovative assets that drive technical vitality across the Corporation. This badge holder is aligned to IBM’s goal to lead in the creation, development, and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies that provide value to clients

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5 Journal Publications
Semantic Access Control for Corporate Mobile Devices
Springer
March 31, 2010
Many of the mobile business applications are executed in different domains as business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) operations. Computing environments of mobile wireless devices owned by individuals or organizations have become totally distributed between peers and partners. Designing applicable access control mechanisms in this environment is difficult from the point of traditional security measures. Semantic web technologies offer appropriate access opportunities to the corporate resources by using related context in user devices and servers under the trust philosophy. Semantic web technology combines user requests and service descriptions for efficient matchmaking. This paper examines various access control mechanisms and semantically analyzes them. The purpose of this paper is to present a more secure access control mechanism for mobile corporate devices. This model can be used as an additional security framework that enforces access control mechanisms in the organizations.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Issues in User Generated Content Process and a Proposed Model to Solve them
Journal of Technology - Common Ground
January 29, 2010
User-Generated Content (UGC) in cyberspace is an important aspect of knowledge management discipline. We observed that the technical management of UGC has a number of issues and is not undertaken efficiently in large enterprises. This study provides a review of extensive literature search for the technical issues of UGC globally. Based on the experience of authors in the field, and considering the gaps identified, it provides a macro level technical management model to address these issues using findings from a number of case studies. Common Ground, Mehmet Yildiz, Tuncay Ercan, All Rights Reserved.

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Technological Trends and their Impacts on the Virtual Teams' Learning in the IT Workplace
Internetional Journal of Learning
January 29, 2010
The emerging information technologies play a significant role in the learning process of IT professionals in the workplace. This presentation will have a three-pronged approach to inform the audience of this phenomenon. Firstly it will provide a trend analysis using a historical view of the last 7 years of recorded (qualitative/quantitative) data in the presenter's doctoral/postdoctoral studies in ethnographic settings. Secondly, it will elucidate the impact of key technologies and processes on the cognitive development of these professionals and how they affect productivity in the workplace. Thirdly, in conclusion, an attempt will be made to predict future progress in this field.

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A Layered Security Approach for Cloud Computing Infrastructure
IEEE
January 15, 2010
This paper introduces a practical security model based on key security considerations by looking at a number of infrastructure aspects of Cloud Computing such as SaaS, Utility, Web, Platform and Managed Services, Service commerce platforms and Internet Integration which was introduced with a concise literature review. The purpose of this paper is to offer a macro-level solution for identified common infrastructure security requirements. This model with a number of emerged patterns can be applied to the infrastructure aspect of Cloud Computing as a proposed shared security approach in the system development life cycle focusing on the plan-built-run scope.

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Governance of Information Security Elements in Service-Oriented Enterprise Architecture
IEEE
January 15, 2010
This paper identifies and analyzes governance roles and tasks in SOA security governance at the macro level. Drawing from Information security management standards and frameworks on one hand and SOA considerations, on the other hand, the identified governance elements are mapped to a governance structure that specifies planning and execution aspects at four organizational decision-making levels, resulting in a prescriptive model with practical relevance. This constructive study combines theoretical models and standards with the industry experience of the authors.

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2 Keynotes
IBM Regional Technical Leadership Conference - Sydney, 2007
IBM
January 31, 2008
Technical leadership research for IBM

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IBM Professional and Technical Leadership Conference - Dallas, Texas
IBM
April 30, 2003
Emerging Technology research based on Australian Federal Government scholarship for innovative use of Internet for architecture development

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PMOZ and SEPG (Software Engineering Process Group) Conferences - Melbourne, 2008
Software Engineering Process Group
January 31, 2008

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3 Patents
Method and system for providing immunity to computers
US Patent Office
January 30, 2015
A method and system for providing immunity to a computer system wherein the system includes an immunity module, a recovery module, a maintenance module, an assessment module, and a decision module, wherein the immunity module, the recovery module, the maintenance module and the assessment module are each linked to the decision module. The maintenance module monitors the system for errors and sends an error alert message to the assessment module, which determines the severity of the error and the type of package required to fix the error. The assessment module sends a request regarding the type of package required to fix the error to the recovery module. The recovery module sends the package required to fix the error to the maintenance module, which fixes the error in the system.

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Global profile management method and system
US Patent Office
January 31, 2012
Patent Number: US20110138171A1

A profile management method and system. The method includes retrieving by a computer processor from a user of social network, a user request for generating a profile. The computer processor retrieves user data and an encrypted master security token comprising an identifier associated with the user. The computer processor generates the profile with the user data and associates the profile with the encrypted master security token. The computer processor receives from the social network a request associated with a membership to the social network. The computer system adds communication data to the encrypted master security token and enables access to the profile based on the encrypted master security token. The computer processor transmits to said first social network, a copy of the profile.

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Facilitating electronic knowledge transfer in organizations
US Patent Office
January 31, 2012
The present invention provides an approach for facilitating (electronic) knowledge transfer in organizations. Specifically, under the present invention, knowledge objects are collected, a set of questions are generated and classified, and a set of checklists are generated. Based on the knowledge objects, response to the questions, and the checklists, a set of analyses is performed, and a resulting set of reports generated. The reports as well as the knowledge objects, questions and/or checklists can be archived for later use.b

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October 01, 2021
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a technologist, postdoctoral researcher in cognitive science, author of several books, editor of publications, and digital marketing strategist with four decades of industry experience. I write articles for Medium, NewsBreak, and Vocal Media. On Medium, I established ILLUMINATION, ILLUMINATION-Curated, ILLUMINATION’ S MIRROR, ILLUMINATION Book Chapters, Technology Hits, SYNERGY, and Readers Hope publications supporting 12,000 writers on Medium. You may subscribe to my account to be notified when I post on Medium and join my publications requesting access here. I share my health stories on my publication, Euphoria. My health, mental health, and fitness collection.

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7 Speaker Awards
IBM Best Practices Conference - New York, USA, 2008
IBM
January 31, 2008
Comprehensive research on emerging Cloud technology best practices

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IBM Technical Leadership Exchange Conference - Anaheim, California, USA, 2007
IBM
January 31, 2008
Technical leadership research for IBM

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IBM Best Practices Conference: On Demand and Beyond conference - Boston, MA USA
IBM
April 20, 2005
Enterprise architecture best practices leadership conference speaker award

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The Open Group Enterprise Architect Conference - Barcelona, Spain, 2005
The Open Group
January 24, 2005
Enterprise architecture leadership - award for Distinguished Certification by the Open Group

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IBM Technical Experts Council Conference - Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 2008
IBM
January 24, 2005
Enterprise architecture leadership conference speaker award

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Asia Pacific IT Architect Conference - Singapore, 2005
IBM
January 24, 2005
Enterprise architecture leadership conference speaker award

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AIPM (Australian Institute of Project Management) National Conference - Alice Springs
AIPM
April 28, 2004
Enterprise architecture leadership and project management awareness for architects - conference speaker award

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5 Speaking Engagements
10th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing – Korea, 2010
Springer
January 20, 2010
Many of the mobile business applications are executed in different domains as business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) operations. Computing environments of mobile wireless devices owned by individuals or organizations have become totally distributed between peers and partners. Designing applicable access control mechanisms in this environment is difficult from the point of traditional security measures. Semantic web technologies offer appropriate access opportunities to the corporate resources by using related context in user devices and servers under the trust philosophy. Semantic web technology combines user requests and service descriptions for an efficient matchmaking. This paper examines various access control mechanisms and semantically analyzes them. The purpose of this paper is to present a more secure access control mechanism for mobile corporate devices. This model can be used as an additional security framework that enforces access control mechanisms in the organizations.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Design Thinking, Emerging Technology

10th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks
IEEE
December 14, 2009

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Tags: Cloud, Design Thinking, Emerging Technology

Governance of Information Security Elements in Service-Oriented Enterprise Architecture
IEEE
December 14, 2009

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Innovative Marriage of Security and Performance in SOA Based Dynamic Enterprises
Helsinki University of Technology
September 30, 2009
SOLEA Service-Oriented Locally adapted Enterprise Architecture Innovative Marriage of Security and Performance in SOA Based Dynamic Enterprises Sponsors: Presented by: -Helsinki University of Technology Dr. Mehmet Yildiz -University of Kuopio IBM Certified Executive IT Architect myildizmel@gmail.com Abridged version Proposed Abstract: “All enterprise systems have two key concerns: security and performance. All CIO / CTOs have these two in their daily agenda through the life cycle of their mission critical business systems. These two aspects hardly go along well unless specialised design considerations, innovative techniques and methodical practices are applied. Finding the right balance for security and performance marriage is a significant challenge for dynamic enterprises especially when the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the key enabler of it. This paper aims at identifying key security and performance factors for SOA projects in dynamic enterprises and how they can be efficiently architected for desired business outcomes. In this paper, the experience based claims are substantiated with industry based literature review and a sample case study from the field.”

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International e-Learning Symposium, (University of Illinois and RMIT)
Internetional Journal of Learning
January 31, 2007

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Summary of Digital Intelligence Book on Medium
Thinkers360
October 14, 2021

Introduction

I am delighted to establish ILLUMINATION Book Chapters giving an opportunity to published authors, preparing aspiring writers to get published, and giving diverse reading options to book lovers.

The purpose of this post is to introduce one of my published books to Technology Hits readers. I provide links to chapters published on ILLUMINATION Book Chapters. I also added an abstract of each published chapter to give you an idea about the book. You can read the chapters free if you are a member of Medium.  If you are not a member, you can join using this link: https://dr-mehmet-yildiz.medium.com/membership

You can access all chapters from these links  Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6a, Chapter 6b, Chapter 7a, Chapter 7b, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18, Chapter 19, Chapter 20, Chapter 21, Chapter 22


Chapter Summary for Digital Intelligence

I published this book as a guide for dealing with a special type of intelligence in the digital world. My goal is to provide compelling ideas and unique techniques to increase, enhance, and deepen digital intelligence, awareness, and apply them to the digital business journey, particularly for modernizing and transforming initiatives in digital ventures.

I keep my chapters relatively short to make them easily digestible by my readers. Your feedback is important to me. If you want to turn your stories to book chapters, please contact me and I will help you achieve your goal. https://digitalmehmet.com/contact/

Book cover by Dr Mehmet Yildiz
Book cover by Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Chapter 1

Introduction

What distinguishes this book from other books is that I provide an innovative thinking framework and a methodical approach to increase the digital quotient of my readers with insights from experience and hard-learned lessons. I’m not trying to sell or endorse any products or services.

Chapter 2

Definition and Fundamentals of Intelligence

Quite frankly, despite my diligent efforts, I have not come across a standard definition for digital intelligence so far. Even more, I have not seen an established body of knowledge with influential and cited publications directly researching the digital intelligence phenomenon.

Chapter 3

A Thinking Framework to Unfold Digital Intelligence

This chapter aims to provide an overview of the structural thinking approach and its relation to digital intelligence. To make the framework digestible, I categorized them under ten critical topics. From my experience, architectural thinking can be used as a robust framework to gain digital knowledge, uncover the mystery behind digital intelligence, and enhance digital intelligence with a structured approach.

Chapter 4

Intelligence for Financial Aspect of Ventures

Let’s put it this way. Even if we create a pinnacle of architecture with impeccable designs, if the solution is economically not viable and does not produce compelling returns on investment, the business stakeholders will consider the venture a failure. Therefore, financial intelligence for any digital venture is mandatory.

Chapter 5

Innovative And Inventive Intelligence

In this chapter, I highlight the importance of a particular thinking mode as an empowering factor for digital ventures’ success. I also introduce some critical points that enhance and harm innovation and inventions in these ventures. Let me clarify what I mean by innovative and inventive thinking.

Chapter 6a

Intelligent Simplification

In this half chapter, I touch on three critical points which require simplicity and clarity. They are communication, process, and technology. My focus is on why digital ventures must pay attention to simplicity. I divided this chapter to two sections to keep it at a reasonable size for my readers. The title of my chapter inspired me to do so.

Chapter 6b

Why designs and specifications require simplicity

In this condensed chapter, my purpose is to discuss how we can create a win-win position for service providers and consumers by simplifying designs and specifications. Design and specification simplicity are essential factors to consider carefully in digital ventures. They pose a tremendous impact on the subsequent phases of the modernization and transformation lifecycle, especially during service delivery and support phases.

Chapter 7a

Agile Thinking In Digital Ventures

Agility is a critical pillar in the digital intelligence framework. In this economic climate, digital venture leaders must think on their feet and act fast. Leaders capable of thinking and acting fast are more influential, credible, competitive, and productive in the market. Business organizations and customers expect these leaders to work in agility. These technology leaders relentlessly ask how they can make the technology footprint more intuitive, responsive, and nimble.

Chapter 7b

Accelerated intelligence and a pragmatic approach in digital ventures

This chapter focuses on two critical concepts: accelerated and pragmatic approaches for creating and delivering sustainable solutions. Speed to market is the bread and butter of digital ventures. Some aspects of digital solutions pose the risk of delays in producing and delivering products and services according to the plan. The most challenging parts are architecture and design, as these phases require deep thinking, researching, and thorough planning.

Chapter 8

Collaborative Intelligence and Fusion Culture

Digital venture leaders survive and thrive with collaborative intelligence. Thus, collaborative intelligence is inescapable in their skill sets. Collaboration refers to a team of people working together to achieve mutual goals and to create synergistic outcomes. The terms like

Chapter 9

Creating Trust And Credibility In Diverse Digital Ventures

The power of connected people from diverse backgrounds working for the same goal generates new ideas and insights for digital ventures. Some of these ideas and insights may touch people from different angles and further motivate them to take more responsibilities in these transforming ecosystems. With the ignition of the initial strategic leadership, this shift causes the emergence of new technical and technology leaders in transformative ventures.

Chapter 10

Why The Cloud Services Matter To Digital Ventures

Digital Ventures Cannot Survive And Thrive Without Cloud Service Nowadays. The Cloud service can be an infrastructure solution panacea for start-ups. Let me explain.

Chapter 11

Big Data and Analytics For Digital Venture Leaders

Data and analytics are two related, complementary and vital technologies for digital ventures. The digital ventures leaders must understand and use data and analytics processes and tools to create insights and competitive market advantages for their businesses.

Chapter 12

Open-source Big Data and analytics tools for digital ventures

Even though executives usually do not go to the details for tools, they need to choose cost-effective and robust tools to empower their data and analytics practices in small and medium-sized ventures. Open-source is ideal for startup companies. Open-source is widespread in the technology sector.

Chapter 13

Leveraging Ethical Hacking for Cybersecurity Requirements of Digital Ventures

Like any business organization, digital ventures need to include cybersecurity in their business vision, mission, strategy, and operational tactics to survive and thrive. This is a broad topic but I provide essential considerations for technology leaders responsible for the success of digital ventures.

Chapter 14

Technical leaders of digital ventures leverage architectural and design thinking skills, established and emerging technology stacks, project management methods, and many digital enablement tools to create customer-focused solutions for digital transformation goals. These bespoke solutions can manifest as digital products or services depending on the purposes and the scope of the transformation initiative.

Chapter 15

Digital ventures revolve around mobility. Mobility concept relates to Ventures’ process, tools, technology, and people. Digital ventures use mobile technology and tools on a massive scale. Mobility is essential for people in the enterprise. The need and demand for mobile devices is rapidly increasing.

Chapter 16

Like any ventures, the vitality and success of digital ventures depend on the quality of team members. A digital business ecosystem can be consisting of many interrelated team members, including a wide variety of professionals covering various facets of business in harmony. Digital ventures require many roles and responsibilities. These roles and responsibilities need to be defined clearly and described in detail. Clarified roles and responsibilities can contribute to harmony in the digital team ecosystem.

Chapter 17

Giveback activities are highly sought after and create the learning and skill-building backbone for flourishing ventures. Learning is a never-ending process in transformational environments. Digital ventures operate with constant transformation. Due to rapidly changing technologies, processes, and tools, technology leaders and employees must learn rapidly and efficiently. Their learning process includes both formal and informal modes. While college degrees, supplementary education courses, and short courses are considered formal and essential for gaining knowledge and skills, the tip of the iceberg relates to informal learning activities.

Chapter 18

Effective management and utilization of roles and responsibilities determine the business success in digital ventures. In this chapter, I introduce crucial roles and responsibilities in modern digital ventures. Digital ventures differ from traditional business organizations. The main difference is the flat structure as opposed to the hierarchical structure in conventional business models. The main reason for adopting a flat structure is the speed to market for tremendous consumer demands.

Chapter 19

In this chapter, I introduce IT service management, technical governance and compliance. My goal is to show the relationships among these crucial disciplines and critical considerations for technology and business executives responsible for the success of digital ventures. Digital ventures require a broad spectrum of Information Technology (IT) service management tools, processes, and people.

Chapter 20

This chapter is about key traits of exceptional leaders in digital ventures. Technical leaders are expected to lead with excellence rather than perfection. Excellence refers to demonstrating outstanding quality for the leaders by making a noticeable impact on the followers. Since leaders lead the way, followers expect their leaders to be tolerant of uncertainty and ambiguity. Taking risk is one of the necessities in digital ventures.

Chapter 21

IoT (Internet of Things) is a complex technology and business domain touching many aspects of technology infrastructure, business applications, and commercial services. Digital ventures use a plethora of IoT devices, process tools, storage, hosting, and consumer products, including customer services. IoT is rapidly growing globally and being a substantial contributor to the economy. When compared to all aspects of an IoT solution, Security comes at the top of the list.

Chapter 22

I overemphasised the architectural rigour on purpose. We cannot compromise the rigour aiming to improve products and services as a target outcome for modernisation and transformation goals in the enterprise. However, there must be a delicate balance between architectural rigour, business value, and speed to market. Applying a pragmatic approach to multiple substantial transformation initiatives and complex modernisations programs has been beneficial for me.
Thank you for reading my perspectives.
 

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The Importance of Design Thinking Practice & Thought Leadership
Thinkers360
October 14, 2021

This is my first blog post on the Thinkers360 network.

I am a practitioner and thought leader in the design thinking discipline.

Design thinking is a globally recognized and practised solution approach. Technology leaders and entrepreneurs embrace design thinking for various compelling reasons that I introduce in this article. Design thinking is considered the most powerful tool for startup entrepreneurs.

I am inspired to write this post after learning that my design thinking contributions are recognized by the Thinkers360 network, as announced on LinkedIn today. Annually, the Thinkers360 network organization assesses contributors and informs the public about the top 50 leaders and influencers in the field.

In this post, I briefly introduce the Thinkers360 network, define design thinking, and share my experience of why entrepreneurs need to use design thinking and add it to their leadership toolbox.

As a Certified Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner since 2017, I wrote books, scholarly papers and penned several articles about design thinking on multiple platforms.

The recent one on this platform is titled: Power of Design Thinking for Writers: Design Thinking is one of the most powerful tools for my professional and personal goals. I apply it to my writing practice too.

Details of this article can be accessed via the Technology Hits publication on Medium.

https://medium.com/technology-hits/the-importance-of-design-thinking-practice-thought-leadership-1b0a9413429a

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