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Announcing the Launch of Rethinking Tomorrow: A TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network Web Series

As a part of our ongoing mission to connect Turkey and Silicon Valley, we are excited to announce the launch of Rethinking Tomorrow: A TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network Web Series. The web series will address a variety of implications of the “new normal” in leadership, business, the workplace, and beyond. We look forward to connecting and exchanging ideas with our members again.

The first webinar in the series will feature a discussion with TUSIAD President Simone Kaslowski and TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network Chair Aysegul Ildeniz on ways leadership can adapt to and address unique challenges.


1st Event: Leading Through the Crisis

Speakers: Simone Kaslowski, TUSIAD President, Aysegul Ildeniz, Chair of the TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network
Moderated by Ipek Tunca, Director of Partnerships Marketing at Facebook
Date: June 9, 2020
Time: 12:00pm PDT
Registrants will receive a Zoom link the day of the event.


2nd Event: Business Development in the Current Environment

Speakers: Esra Serbes, Founder at Naturansa; Cem Catikkas, Senior Engineering Manager at Narvar; Can Ozdoruk, VP of Marketing, Netomi; Nazli Oguzsimsaroglu, Head of Business Operations – eero; Nese Ozler, Senior Manager, Group Partnering and Business Development, Deutsche Telekom
Moderated by Hayal Koc, Sales Executive at Salesforce; Sayan Gomel, Co-Head of Corporate Development, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank
Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 5:30pm PDT


3rd Event: Design for the New Normal – Breaking and Rebuilding at a Time of Crisis

Speakers: Ayse Birsel, designer and co-founder of Birsel+Seck; Aylin Uysal, VP of User Experience, Oracle
Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 12:00pm PDT