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Semih Kumluk, Ph.D. (abd)

CDO, Head of AI, Data and Digital, Strategic Leadership Team Member at PwC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Semih is a futurist and an eminent figure in the realm of AI-driven leadership, innovation, and digital transformation, boasting over 14 years of multinational experience in telecommunications, FMCG, consultancy, and training. His expertise spans a unique blend of business acumen and data analytics, achieving significant results in AI, business transformation, strategy execution, innovation, project management, and some various other business functions. Semih’s contributions have not only been recognized with international and top management awards but also have positioned him as a thought leader in artificial intelligence and digital innovation.

As a visionary leader, Semih has spearheaded groundbreaking projects, such as launching the first AI program in the Middle East and founding the Singularity University Dubai Chapter. His accolades include being named a Top50 Thought Leader and Influencer in Artificial Intelligence by Thinkers360, receiving the Global AI Ambassador title from SwissCognitive, and earning the Instructor of The Year award twice. His achievements highlight his dedication to advancing AI and digital transformation globally.

Currently leading AI and digital business transformation programs for clients in the Middle East at PwC, Semih is also a prolific speaker and advisor. His efforts focus on preparing businesses for the future, bridging skills gaps, and fostering innovation. Through his leadership, Semih continues to inspire change and drive the adoption of AI across industries, making him a highly sought-after keynote speaker for conferences and corporate events worldwide.

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How Semih can contribute to you and your event

- Drive Your Digital Leadership Forward: Leverage Semih's extensive experience to empower your leadership team with the strategies and insights needed to thrive in the digital age.
- Address Your Most Pressing Challenges: With Semih's guidance, tackle the critical problems facing your organization through innovative AI and digital solutions.
- Innovate Within Your Sector: Utilize Semih's expertise to discover and implement groundbreaking innovations that can transform your industry landscape.
- Cultivate High-Performance Teams: Learn from Semih's experience in building and leading teams that excel in executing digital transformation projects.
- Shift Mindsets for Digital Success: Benefit from Semih's insights on understanding and changing organizational cultures and mindsets to embrace digital innovation.
- Secure Your Competitive Edge: Draw on Semih's knowledge to create strategies that not only give you a competitive advantage but also position you as a market leader.
- Equip Leaders with Essential Tools: Gain access to Semih's comprehensive toolkit designed for leaders navigating the complexities of digital and AI-driven markets.
- Achieve Excellence through Agility: Embrace Semih's philosophy of thinking big while working on manageable scales to achieve brilliance in your projects and initiatives.
- Revitalize Team Dynamics: Ignite your team's passion and courage for innovation with Semih's engaging and inspiring approach to leadership and digital transformation.
- Smooth Your Transformation Journey: Rely on Semih's expertise to guide your organization through the intricacies of digital transformation, ensuring a seamless and successful transition.

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Choosing Semih as a speaker or advisor for your event or project brings unparalleled insights and expertise to the forefront of digital transformation and artificial intelligence. Semih's distinguished career, marked by over a decade of multinational experience and groundbreaking achievements, positions him as a leading authority in AI-driven leadership, innovation, and digital business strategies. His work, recognized by numerous international awards, reflects a deep commitment to advancing AI technology and its application across various industries. Semih's ability to blend advanced business acumen with cutting-edge data analytics has led to significant advancements in AI, business transformation, and strategy execution. His visionary leadership in launching the first AI program in the Middle East and founding the Singularity University Dubai Chapter further exemplifies his role as a catalyst for technological innovation and digital growth.

Moreover, Semih’s role as a keynote speaker is not just about sharing knowledge; it's about inspiring change and preparing businesses for the future. His recent speaking engagements across global platforms highlight his expertise in addressing current and future trends in AI, FinTech, and digital transformation, making him a valuable asset to any conference or corporate event. Semih's dedication to bridging skill gaps and fostering innovation is evident in his dynamic and engaging presentations, which are tailored to inspire and equip audiences with the knowledge and tools needed for success in the digital era. By choosing Semih, you're not only gaining insights from a top thought leader in artificial intelligence and digital innovation but also leveraging his unique ability to translate complex technological concepts into actionable strategies for business growth and competitive advantage.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Dubai, UAE
Speaking Topics: Data & Artificial Intelligence Strategy, FinTech, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Startups, Digital Upskilling

Semih Kumluk, Ph.D. (abd) Points
Academic 75
Author 16
Influencer 14
Speaker 197
Entrepreneur 45
Total 347

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Type: Company
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Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

AI 33.11
Analytics 33.39
Big Data 33.68
Business Strategy 31.73
Careers 31.74
Change Management
Culture 30.02
Cybersecurity 30.11
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption 31.10
Digital Transformation 32.01
EdTech 31.12
Emerging Technology 31.24
Entrepreneurship 34.02
FinTech 32.23
Future of Work 30.82
HR 32.11
Innovation 30.51
Leadership 30.12
Lean Startup
Management 30.25
Marketing 30.27
Open Innovation
Predictive Analytics
Retail
Risk Management
Startups 34.86
Supply Chain
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Chemicals
Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

Publications

2 Academic Certifications
Certified Artificial Intelligence Practitioner
CertNexus
May 29, 2020

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

Artificial Intelligence for Business Professionals
CertNexus
May 14, 2020

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

1 Academic Whitepaper
Leadership vs. Management
Bogazici University
December 01, 2011

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Tags: Leadership, Management

1 Advisory Board Membership
Advisory Board Member
BukyTalk
November 01, 2019

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Tags: AI, Entrepreneurship, Startups

1 Article/Blog
Creating an AI-driven organization
The Yuan
June 21, 2022

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Tags: AI, Culture, Digital Transformation

3 Coursewares
Artificial Intelligence for Business Professionals
CertNexus
November 01, 2022

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Tags: AI, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

Subject Matter Expert - Data
CompTIA
January 01, 2022

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

Certified Data Science Practitioner
CertNexus
November 01, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

5 Influencer Awards
Instructor of The Year - Global
CertNexus
November 09, 2022

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Tags: AI

Instructor of The year
CertNexus
November 16, 2021

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Tags: AI

Wall of Fame
Logical Operations
November 01, 2021

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Tags: AI

Instructor Excellence Award: Semih Kumluk
Logical Operations
November 01, 2021

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Tags: AI

Human Resources Professional of The Year
Stevie Awards
November 01, 2018

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Tags: HR

17 Keynotes
Careers in AI
Tawdheef
November 15, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Careers

Responsible AI
GITEX
October 12, 2022

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Disruption

Data Transformation of Internal Audit
Institute of Internal Auditors
March 09, 2022

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

FinTech 101
LEAP
February 02, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, FinTech, Startups

Artificial Intelligence for Leaders
LEAP
February 01, 2022

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Corporations and Startups
ULUTEK
December 16, 2021

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Artificial Intelligence in Finance
The Financial Academy
June 28, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, FinTech

Islamic Finance
FinTech Surge
December 01, 2020

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, FinTech

Digital disruption - what does it mean for you?
PwC
October 17, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Data Driven Decision Making
Chamber of Commerce
September 20, 2020

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Marketing in a Digital World
Chamber of Commerce
September 15, 2020

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Human Resources Analytics: What is next?
HR Dergi
June 23, 2020

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, HR

The future of learning: Adopting digital
ACCA
May 11, 2020

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Tags: EdTech, Emerging Technology, Future of Work

Artificial Intelligence Driven Transformation
World Class IT Transformation & Artificial Intelligence 2019
September 24, 2019

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Artificial Intelligence Driven Transformation
4th AI & Robotic Process Automation World Summit 2019
June 07, 2019

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Data-Driven Transformation
O'Reilly
April 30, 2019

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Artificial Intelligence Driven Transformation
5G MENA - Telco AI Summit
April 10, 2019

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

1 Media Interview
Semih Kumluk in conversation with Certnexus
CertNexus
January 01, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

5 Mentors
Startup Mentor and Judge
Take Off Startup Summit
October 25, 2022

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Tags: AI, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Startup Mentor and Investor
Durioo+
March 01, 2022

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Tags: AI, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Startup Mentor - Tech
Techstars
January 12, 2022

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Tags: AI, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Startup Mentor
Founder İnstitute
November 01, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Startup Mentor - FinTech
DIFC FinTech Hive
November 01, 2020

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Tags: AI, Entrepreneurship, Startups

1 Professor
Professor of Human Resources Analytics
Istanbul Commerce University
September 01, 2019

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Tags: Analytics, Future of Work, HR

7 Trainings
Digital Banking - FinTech 360
The Union of Arab Banks
November 13, 2022

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, FinTech

Train The Trainer - Certified Artificial Intelligence Practitioner
CertNexus
October 27, 2022

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

Artificial Intelligence for Business Professionals
Future Tech Event
September 12, 2022

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Tags: AI, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

Artificial Intelligence for Business Professionals
Dubai Expo 2020
March 15, 2022

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Tags: AI, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

Digital Leadership
Bogazici Business Academy
January 01, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Certified Artificial Intelligence Practitioner (CAIP)
GITEX
October 20, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

Senior Corporate Trainer
PwC's Academy Middle East
January 07, 2020

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Video
Getting ready for AI
YouTube
June 14, 2021

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Tags: AI, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

2 Visiting Lecturers
Demistifying Machine Learning
Higher Colleges of Technology
January 18, 2022

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Tags: AI, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

Machine Learning in Accounting and Finance
SP Jain School of Global Management
November 01, 2021

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, FinTech

1 Webinar
AI in Automotive
Renault Group
March 21, 2022

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

1 Whitepaper
AI in Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity in AI
PwC
April 01, 2022

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Tags: AI

1 Workshop
Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security
GISEC
June 01, 2021

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

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