Tanol Türkoğlu joined Robert College in August 2018, following executive positions at several national banks in Turkey. As Chief Information Officer at Şekerbank, he carried out the digital transformation projects as well as deploying new delivery channels between 2002 and 2014. During 2014 and 2017 he completed data center and core banking software infrastructure transformations in Alternatifbank as Chief Operating Officer. In addition to his professional duties, Mr. Türkoğlu is a regular columnist on a weekly national science magazine, namely “Herkese Bilim Teknoloji” and the author of six books about digital culture, information society, internet, social media and artificial intelligence. His recent book, “Digital Racon”, made second edition in 2019. He has been a co-speaker of a monthly conference series on artificial intelligence between 2018 and 2019, a part time lecturer on subjects like digital culture, information society, digital marketing between 2011 and 2014 and a member of national Internet High Council between 2001 and 2004.
Mr. Türkoğlu studied Computer Engineering at Middle East Technical University, where he received a B.Sc. with the dean’s list of honors. He has become one of the first certified project management professional (PMP) in Turkey via Project Management Institution (PMI), a US based international institution.
Mr. Türkoğlu enjoys collecting rare and first edition signed books of national and international authors. His list of interests include reading, writing, photography and playing Go.
“For me, it is a kind of return to Robert College because my daughter is a Robert College graduate. This time I am delighted to transfer my vision and experience of digital transformation into the teaching and learning environment so that an obligatory and fine amalgamation of education and technology might be formed with the help of augmented reality, virtual reality, big data, internet of things and artificial intelligence.”