USSAL ŞAHBAZ established and managed GE’s Istanbul Innovation Center, one of the 8 innovation centers that the world’s digital industrial company owns globally.

established and managed the digital economy studies program at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV -- Turkey’s premier economic policy think-tank) which had clients including Microsoft, Google, and Paypal

managed the Business 20 and Think 20 outreach groups of the G20 Turkey

served at the Government of Turkey for 7 years as an officer at the Turkish Competition Authority (Antitrust Department)

holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Bilkent University, and a undergraduate’s degree from Middle East Technical University.

speaking engagements

His work is featured in major US media outlets including Foreign Affairs, Forbes and Techcrunch. He has been a speaker at U.S. Presidential Entrepreneurship Summits, Business 20 China, Arabnet Dubai, 5th Izmir Convention of Economics, among others.

Ussal Şahbaz describes the impact of digitalization and innovative developments on our daily lives.


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