We are aware of the challenges that CTOs are facing with. Those can be from "new-era" changes in practices like

  • Product Development
  • Agile, Scrum, Kanban
  • Agile Contracts in Outsourcing
  • RFP Regulations
  • Employee Performance Evaluation
  • Employee Motivation
  • Holacracy
  • Remote Work
  • Experimentation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Badge System

to fast changing technologies like

  • Cloud
  • DevOps
  • Test Automation
  • Native vs Hybrid Apps
  • Frontend Technologies
  • Micro Services
  • NoSQL/key-value Databases
  • Serverless Architectures

Learn additional skills like

  • How to manage fixed deadline or fixed scope projects?
  • Portfolio Management and Ansoff Matrix
  • High Maturity DevOps practices with Product Business Team
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Communication Skills with "Non-Violent Communication"
  • ContinuousImprovement
  • ElevatorPitch

CTO Mentoring

One2one online mentoring sessions

Path to "new-era" CTO

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What type of online sessions?

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Mentoring Session

Free Session

Simulation Session

1 hour, preferably weekly sessions, focusing on mentee hot-topics, and mentor agenda as well.

In order to simulate the business environment challenges, mentor and mentee do simulations, in order to practise the skills and the techniques that are gained during mentoring sessions

Online sessions are given privately to one mentee at a time. 

What People Say

I had chance to work with Derya, best managerial experience in my life. There is no need to talk about his knowledge or experience. I am sure you will benefit from his wide vision from hard topics to soft topics


Umut is a software engineer and a serial entrepreneur with 22 years of experience. He is the founder/partner of 9 startups and having worked for over 10+ years in the enterprise world, he has an extensive knowledge both in the startup and the corporate world. He can help you build your tech team, help you productize your idea and fix technical scalability issues. Umut is passionate about business and helps business owners find better ways to do things, make more money and enjoy life more.



Almost 20 years of IT experience with world-class vendors and service providers. Undertaken big tasks as Governance&Security assurance of a $2B GSM company. Currently leading the IT team of one of the biggest e-commerce companies in MEA.

A strategic planner with solid communication and visualization skills. Visionary with cutting edge Internet technologies, puts special emphasis on earning the buy-in of both internal and external customers with exceptional presentation skills.

Takes pride in ability to effectively combine corporate objectives and values with personal and professional goals and work ethics. Employ proactive management and strong leadership techniques to generate accomplishment-driven workplace environment, resulting in employee loyalty.

Born in 1979, B.Sc. in Computer Engineering @Galatasaray University, M.Sc. @Bogazici University and MBA @Heriot-Watt University. 

Experience in Software Development, Operations and Management. Recently Head of IT @CreditEuropeBank, CTO subsidiary). 

CSP(Certified Scrum Professional) and DASA(DevOps Agile Skills Association) Trainer

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