GOALS

To facilitate collaboration between the members

To advocate, support and protect the practice

To contribute to the advancement of the study of service design in theory, research and practice at all levels of education

• To collaborate with stakeholders in design and other organizations to foster an understanding of service design 

Dr. Yiğit Kulabaş
Dr. Yiğit Kulabaş - Chapter of SDN Turkey/ President at RE/DESIGN Business

SENIOR BUSINESS EXECUTIVE Successful at leading global, regional and local organizations with P&L responsibility up to $1B. Selected as one of the “50 CMOs to watch” in 2014 by Global Telecom Business Magazine. Skilled at translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies, establishing operational excellence and executing business initiatives designed to improve market share, revenue and EBITDA.

Bengi Turgan
Bengi Turgan - Co-Founder, Bilende

Bengi is a T-shaped professional with 10+ years of experience in software and design. Her expertise spans across various industries with a focus on transformational applications in product-service system.s She is the co-founder of Istanbul based service design company Bilende where she runs the service design unit. Prior to Bilende she managed software projects for banking, logistics, higher education in Veripark. She has been lecturing Interaction Design and Service Design courses in Istanbul Bilgi University since 2013. She is a PhD candidate researching on Service Design and has her BA degree in Economics and MSc degree in Software Engineering.

Ongun Tan
Ongun Tan - Founder Makers Turkiye & Maker Çocuk & Flyler.com

Ongun has more than 10 years of experience both in technology and marketing. With four startups he already founded to date and two co-founded, he is a multi-disciplinary serial entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and social good booster. His corporate life experience include companies such as Isbank, PwC Istanbul, PwC london and finally Turkcell where he was the head of Internet of Things business. He served clients all over the world regarding strategy and innovation also mentoring new tech startups in Turkey.

Engin Çomakcı
Engin Çomakcı - Turkcell

With 16 years of experience, specializes in the Business Design, Strategic Marketing, Thought Leadership, Innovation Management, Design Thinking and Service Design field. Last 4 years in new technologies and particularly the M2M / Internet of Things has developed the strategy and product development. It has led to multidisciplinary teams to drive growth and accelerate the business to the next level.

Kerem Alper
Kerem Alper - Co-Founder, Atölye Labs

An interdisciplinary designer with a passion for complex challenges. Co-founder of ATÖLYE Labs, a transdisciplinary design and innovation studio + ATÖLYE, an interaction and creativity platform. I obtained a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University and completed an MBA at Stanford University along with an MS in Interdisciplinary Design at Stanford University’s d.school. In 2014 I was awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award by the British Council. I've spoken at events such as Stanford Global Entrepreneurship Conference, TEDxReset, Smart Cities Summit, Inspired Istanbul on topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation cultures & design thinking.