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GRF Young Professionals Program 2016-2017 Term Third Meeting

GRF Young Professionals Program
2016-2017 Term
Third Meeting


The third meeting of the 2016-2017 term of the GRF Young Professionals Program, which aims to provide a platform for young professionals who are equipped with the resolve, background, and experience to contribute to the future of Turkey and the world, was held on April 15, 2017, in Istanbul.

The theme of the 2016-2017 GRF Young Professionals Program was designated as “technology.” The discussions and presentations of our third meeting were organized around three main topics: “digital technology of and the evolution of human culture”, “big data, euphoric prospects, rising concerns” and “how to organize the economy to prod invention and innovation.”

The presenters used the following books as a reference point in addressing their selected topics:

  1. How To Organize the Economy to Prod Invention and Innovation

    Entrepreneurial State - Mariana Mazzucato
    Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy - William Janeway
    Cycles of Invention and Discovery - Narayanamurti and Odumosu

  2. Big Data, Euphoric Prospects, Rising Concerns

    Social Physics - Alex Pentland
    Who Owns the Future - Jaron Lanier
    Reality Mining - Nathan Eagle Kate Greene

  3. Digital Technology and the Evolution of Human Culture

    To Save Everything - Evgeny Morozov
    Cognitive Surplus - Clay Shirky
    You Are Not a Gadget - Jaron Lanier