Semih is our Digital Training Manager at PwC’s Academy. He is a well versed professional with work experience spanning over 10 years in FMCG, telecommunications and consultancy. He has delivered many trainings on Data Analytics, Design Thinking, Branding, Project Management and other subjects in his areas of expertise. Semih is a strong advocate of emerging technologies and digitalization, remains actively involved in discussions around the early adaptation of these technologies and aspires to inspire others to improve their knowledge. He has the unique combination of business and data analytics skills; with his experience in different parts of the business he is able to analyze and interpret all kinds of business data effectively He has delivered keynote sessions in international conferences like AI Masters (Berlin), Strata Data Conference (London), Telco AI Summit, World Class IT Transformation and Artificial Intelligence (Frankfurt), Turkcell AI Meet Up (Istanbul) to increase the awareness of senior executives on these topics.
Prior to joining PwC’s Academy, Semih was earlier working as a Senior Corporate Segment Marketing and Pricing Manager in Turkey’s leading GSM operator Turkcell. He also held additional responsibilities for designing and delivering effective and interactive trainings on Data analytics and other business topics in his areas of expertise. He also formed and managed the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Community within the company and slashed many successful projects. He was also a visiting Professor of Business Management and Data Analytics in Istanbul Commerce University.
He initially started out his career at Unilever as a Management trainee in the year 2010 moving onto working as the Regional Innovation Project Leader where he delivered many innovation projects successfully where he founded the new department responsible for long term strategy and execution, CAPEX and saving projects, and roll out of strategic innovation projects in the region by managing all supply chain teams, which also includes the first time launch of Elidor product in Turkey leading to world record productions in Saudi Arabia factory.
He accomplished customer collaboration projects and managed end to end CRM in 35 countries thereby improving the service level. He was also successful in establishing cross functional projects within the HR department and was awarded the “Stevie Award for 2018 Human Resources professional of the year”.Semih has completed a 300+ hour in class and online Data Science training.