DBA Turkey Announcements


” The Global Impact of the Dutch Elections” by NLinBusiness

30 March 2021

The Netherlands is a country with a strong focus on export. The outcome of the upcoming Dutch elections (15-17 March) will significantly impact international business activities. Thespeech of Ingrid Thijssen, president of VNO-NCW, who will reflect on the elections’ results and its impact on doing business internationally, will be followed by a panel discussion with experts such as Cees Westera, Managing Partner at Public Matters, Rem Korteweg, Senior research fellow at the Clingendael institute and Frank Heemskerk, Secretary General European Round Table for Industry, who will shine their lights on the election outcome from different perspectives.

Economic Outlook 2021

16 March 2021

DBA organised  “Economic Outlook” webinar in cooperation with ING Turkey. We would like to thank guest speakers Chris Turner and Muhammet Mercan for sharing their forecasts for the global and Turkish economy. Also, many thanks to our Chairman Caspar van Haaften for hosting our webinar, our Board member Ayşegül Akay for her supports and all participants for joining.

”Time is Ripe for Starting New Service Businesses in Turkey”  by Dogma Alares

23 February 2021

Dogma Alares is a next-generation consulting firm; composed of strategy consultants, machine learning engineers, service designers and full-stack digital application developers. They produce tangible results, not long inexecutable reports and they take ownership of their customers’ problem end-to-end and implement highly sophisticated yet easily usable solutions.

“Scrum: 25 Years Old and Counting for Creating Agility” by Tolga Kombak, Managing Partner ACM

15 December 2020

Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while
productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.

Scrum itself is a simple, lightweight yet difficult to master framework for effective team
collaboration on complex products.

Since it was first presented by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in 1995, use of Scrum has
spread widely in the world and 14th Annual State of Agile Survey in 2019 shows that 76% of the
participants are using Scrum or combinations of Scrum with other methods for their Agile product

Mr. Tolga Kombak

Tolga is a trainer, Agile coach and consultant, keynote speaker with 16
years of prior hands-on software development experience in the finance
sector. For the last decade he has been training, coaching Agile teams
and consulting various companies in their Agile transformation journey.
He has taken role in various companies’ Agile transformations from
small-middle enterprises to 10,000+ people big organizations supporting
governance, Agile Leadership cultivation and team level Agile way of

Tolga is one of the 300 Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers in the world and one of three in Turkey. He is also an ICAgile Accredited Trainer.