Bilkent University
Department of Computer Engineering


Applying what you have learnt in the real world for practical benefit


Mittu Sridhara

Going "Digital" is quickly becoming common practice - or at least a common mandate - at many companies. Most companies have high expectations for the business benefits of digital initiatives and products and are counting on them to help sustain their businesses.

But how exactly does one define "Digital" and how should you think about your careers and the applications of the products you might build? Learn about why "Digital" is more than just technology.

During this session, we will build a frame work for what makes a business "Digital". Mittu will share some of the key principles on how to think about applying your knowledge and skills with practical real-life examples from multi-billion dollar global businesses.

We will also discuss the characteristics of a pure Digital Platform business with examples.

Finally and most importantly, we will outline how to think about your careers, or products you might build, in this emerging global digital economy.

Bio: Mittu Sridhara has joined Hepsiburada as Chief Technology Officer in 2016. Mittu has an outstanding track record of building high performance teams, products and digital platforms at scale for multiple international businesses over the years. He is recognised for his customer-centric and commercially savvy approach. Mittu has worked at Board level for over 15 years and his career has encompassed Senior Leadership, Technology and Product Marketing roles at Sabre, Avis Rent-a-Car, Ladbrokes, and most recently as Group CIO at TUI Travel Plc, an 18 billion euro travel company with over 6 billion euro in online revenue.

Mittu holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIIT, a leading Indian University, and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and completed his education in Management at London Business School. In his continued quest for perfection, you will find him spending hours chasing balls around tennis courts, riding uphill on his cycle and playing with the latest gadgets to "understand the DNA of technology enabled customer experiences".


DATE: 02 May 2016, Monday @ 13:40
PLACE: Mithad oruh Auditorium