Mert works as Digital Strategy and Transformation Manager at EY Turkey Advisory Services. As a consultant, he has been focusing on management and technology strategies since 2011. Mert holds BSc and MSc degrees from Yildiz Technical University and Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Granted by Fulbright Scholarship, he continued his studies in the U.S. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York and obtained his second master’s degree. Mert is a member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV), executing initiatives aiming to assist Turkey's transformation to an information society as aligned to the foundation's vision. As the co-founder of Beginning Node (Başlangıç Noktası) Platform, he participates in projects and activities to look at today’s grand transformation with different lenses and be a part of the solution process with other platform fellows rather than responding problems with insoluble answers.