Mehmet Sezgin

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Q&A for the start-up life

Q. Let’s start with a general question;  how is the startup life treating you since you left the professional career after 32 years? It has now been almost two years since you started this journey, right? Well, so far so good...

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An Invitation to Automation

“It takes away thinking” About four years ago while I was still working at BBVA, I visited San Francisco for several meetings including one with Apple about Apple pay. After I finished the meetings in downtown in the first couple of days I took a...

Goodbye and Hi There

Goodbye and Hi There

My professional career started in 1984 at Price Waterhouse during my senior college year at METU in Ankara. Perhaps the only break I had to date had been my MBA studies in Boston. Even then I worked as a research assistant, had my masters and more...

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Mr. Victor Shiner and My Wallets

Victor is a great friend of mine. He lived in The Netherlands for more than 10 years. He travelled the world when he was young. Unlike me and lucky for him, he had nothing to do with banking, he was in fashion and retailing business (which already...

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Nimble, Pay Watches and Timing

The other day I was showing my wife the great e-commerce platform we built at BBVA for small and medium-size merchants in Spain called Nimble. She looked at it and simply said “I’ve done it 15 years ago”. In fact she was the founder CEO of an e...

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