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Ufuk Tarhan          

Author, Futurist & Economist

Ufuk Tarhan is an author, futurist, economist and President of M-Gen Digital Agency, Turkey’s first futurist consulting company, which she founded in 2006. Tarhan graduated from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Economics. She then went on to obtain a master degree in “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Bahcesehir University. Since 1982, she has worked as a top executive, general manager and board member in various companies and industries mainly in IT & telecommunications. In 2002, she was awarded as “The Most Successful Businesswoman In The IT Industry”. She is ranked highly among Futurist Influencers, appearing in many top 100 female futurists in the world lists such as Forbes "Leading Female Futurists."

Tarhan is also a sought after speaker who gives conferences and lectures like “How To Create A Better Future?” “Be a T-Human”, “Get Prepared for Digital, AI, Robotic, Energy Revolutions’ Future” etc. She is one of the first members and former president of the Futurists Society (TFD) in Turkey and still the only woman futurist keynote speaker, moderator and facilitator in Turkey. She also lectures on “Future Studies” at METU and various other universities. She is a member of World Future Society, Association of Professional Futurists, a Kagider Board Member, and Futurists Association High Advisory Board Member, serving as its President from 2009 to 2012.

She is a well known blogger and writes articles on various online and print business magazines. She has written the preface for the Futurist Dr. Verne Wheelwright’s book “O Senin Geleceğin – It’s your Future and contributed to the translation into Turkish. She is the author of two books, the first being “Your Dream Future” about future planning for high school students, and the second being the winner of the Most Successful Innovative Business Book Award (2017), “T-Human,” about the successful human model of the future for adults and young adults.

Tarhan also created Future Day, which she hopes will be a national public holiday dedicated for discussions about our shared future.



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