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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How to narrow the CMO-CIO divide

How to narrow the CMO-CIO divide

In the absence of common performance metrics linked to business outcomes, “who should own IT?” is a debate about authority without accountability.

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Is enterprise IT misbehaving?

Behavioral economists have long discovered that the human beings are predictably irrational. Can their findings help us better understand, and manage, the system behavior of enterprise IT?

Is technology spending a cost of doing business or a source of alpha?

Is technology spending a cost of doing business or a source of alpha?

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What to make of enterprise IT in a digital world?

What to make of enterprise IT in a digital world?

The monopoly of enterprise IT on corporate technology spending is diminishing, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

The pain of legacy-to-digital transformation is an epidemic

The pain of legacy-to-digital transformation is an epidemic

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Is the business-IT gap intentional?

Is the business-IT gap intentional?

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A call for action -- the renaissance of enterprise IT

A call for action -- the renaissance of enterprise IT

During the time of transition from industrial-age to digital-age practices, what the business needs most is a renaissance of enterprise IT. This is an exceptional opportunity, a call for action, for CIOs and CDOs to spearhead the...

Does your digital program suffer from an aspiration gap?

Does your digital program suffer from an aspiration gap?

Contrary to aspirations of many, the digital revolution hasn’t turned out to be a gold rush; rather, it feels like a game of survival.

The weakest link in digital transformation

The weakest link in digital transformation

The future of the multitrillion-dollar enterprise IT industry will not evolve from the retrofit of half-century-old IT management practices with relics of the industrial age.

Why software capitalization can be wasteful

Why software capitalization can be wasteful

The treatment of enterprise applications as capital assets is a relic of the industrial-age IT operating model. In the digital age, capitalization of the application development cost can be wasteful and counterproductive.

It’s not the workforce but the system that needs a fix

It’s not the workforce but the system that needs a fix

Cheaper inputs are no longer strategic for enterprise IT, but a system that propels productivity and throughput while supplying a steady stream of innovations is. The Trump presidency may become a catalyst for it.

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