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As an Innovation Coach and Business Agility Catalyst, Cem specializes in crafting and executing inventive strategies that enable organizations to reach their goals, enhance operations, and adapt to fluctuating market dynamics. By collaborating closely with clients, he tailors solutions to their requirements, utilizing his expertise in futures thinking, design thinking, agile practices, and business design. Over the years, Cem has held various roles since 1998, including change agent, experience designer, serial entrepreneur, marketing and brand consultant, and business development manager, focusing on creativity, innovation, and change.
He graduated from the Stanford LEAD program and holds an MBA from OU Business School (UK), specializing in innovation, operations, and financial strategy. He was an adjunct professor at Mediadesign Hochschule - University for Design and Computer Science (Berlin) and served as a mentor at Startupbootcamp – European Startup Accelerator - and this is the most extended text he’s ever written in the third person.
Experiences are the Product.
Evidence shows that new management techniques and new tools are required. Whether your challenge is to develop a new product or service, craft a strategy, accelerate work in progress, or kick-start a disruptive new direction.
Cem founded C5T & Company to validate this assumption. He advised companies to build a Lean Startup/Enterprise by coaching value proposition/business model design, user experience design practices, and agile methodologies training.
He is the inventor of the "TheBrucke Innovation Garage program", the "FacilitateAIº Flow", and the "Cloud Engagement Model Framework", which synthesises people, tools, and creative space for getting relevant things done collaboratively to deliver the best experience for all.
Now, he has been building experiences exclusively at bluplanet.
Innovation Architect @ bluplanet
2022 - present
bluplanet is the leading digital marketplace and trusted reseller for cloud solutions from Salesforce and beyond. We are enabling companies uniting all teams around their customers through digital workflows that power an all-new way to work.
Together we co-create and execute the transformation journey to full potential and build new growth engines.
Engagement Manager @ Salesforce
2015 - 2022
Salesforce is the world's #1 CRM company. Our industry-leading Customer Success Platform has become the world's leading enterprise cloud ecosystem. Industries and companies of all sizes can connect to their customers in a whole new way using the latest innovations in cloud, social, mobile and data science technologies with the Customer Success Platform.
Adjunct Professor @ Mediadesign University
2012 - 2015
Lectured entrepreneurship at mdh - University for Design and Computer Science.
Entrepreneurship is the act and art of being an entrepreneur who undertakes innovations or introduces new things, finance, and business acumen to transform innovations into economic goods.
Teaching students theories of entrepreneurship, the lean startup, business model canvas, and how to pitch the business idea.
Partner @ SCRUMCENTER London
2012 - 2015
SCRUMCENTER is an agile methods consultancy based in Berlin and London with clients in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Every client has different requirements, but often, the engagement includes looking at the business case for agile, designing and delivering custom training for business and technical staff, coaching, and mentoring.
Mentor @ Startupbootcamp
2012 - 2015
Startupbootcamp is a mentorship-driven program; these mentors drive the startup's acceleration over the 3-month program - and often for months or years afterward. The Startupbootcamp founder's team, together with their group of international mentors, can open the door to nearly every investor, customer, or partner.
With programs in major startup hubs, including London, New York, Singapore, Berlin, Amsterdam, and many others.
Business Design for Strategic Innovation - Transition BIG™
TheBrucke is an innovation garage (TBIG™) for organizations preparing for new challenges. It functions as a bridge between the startup wilderness and the established company, offering entrepreneurial talents a dynamic environment for developing new businesses while giving the enterprise access to fresh ideas and insights on emerging technologies and trends.
Mentor @ LSM Berlin
2012 - 2015
Lean Startup Machine (LSM) is a three-day workshop on building a successful business. Most new ventures fail because they build something no one wants. LSM teaches you a process for discovering which products will succeed in the marketplace and which won't. LSM is an immersive, 48-hour educational experience, NOT a conference and NOT a hackathon.
CEO @ C5T & Company
2012 - present
C5T & Company is a workshop design and facilitation studio.
We help people work better together. Our main goal is to give teams the tools, methods, and mindsets to build innovative experiences that delight customers.
You need passion, experiences and years of reading*
He adds value by fixing or implementing business operating systems and agile frameworks, designing new products or services, solving business problems, undertaking research on the feasibility of a specific change, re-engineering or reorganizing processes, or creating new functions based on a clear vision with the motivation and support to make it happen. (*here is a list of recommended Mindshaker Business Books)
// Cem holds the Business Agility Catalyst Professional Accreditation from the Agile Business Consortium.
Cem has become a member of the Agnostic Agile movement, which recognizes the importance of maintaining an open-minded approach to agility and strives to help individuals achieve agility without being limited to a single method. This is no small feat in a world dominated by frameworks and pre-packaged methodologies.