Hakan Altintepe

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Hakan Altintepe is the owner of Technology for Alpha LLC. He is a technology strategy and digital transformation adviser to senior executives at leading financial services companies. For 20 years, he has focused on maximizing the business value of technology. Before starting his own firm, he worked at Accenture, a global technology consulting and services company, and A.T. Kearney, a global operations strategy firm.

Hakan specializes in operating model design, technology financial management, workforce transformation, process re-engineering, operations strategy and strategic sourcing. His current thought-leadership focus includes digital enterprises, agile at scale, product management culture, efficiency and change enablement.

Hakan holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, and a B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from Bosporus University in Istanbul.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Hakan Altintepe and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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