Who are you?
Thank you for the opportunity to interview me.
I am honored and humbled to be selected!
Who am I? Wow! This is a gigantic question. Not sure where to start!
Let me take a deep breath.
This is a question I keep asking myself for a lifetime.
I am still asking this question as part of my stoic practice daily.
Defining myself has been a challenge as I keep growing, radically changing, and transforming day by day.
As an inventor, I also reinvented myself multiple times, aiming at the better version at each iteration. I practice agile progress striving for excellence yet refraining from perfection.
Why write on Medium?
First of all, writing is one of my pleasurable hobbies.
I love sharing my knowledge and experience with others. The more I give, the more I receive. It is an abundance mentality with a growth mindset.
I enjoy meeting new readers and writers. Writing leads to potential collaboration yielding to synergistic outcomes. I believe in serendipitous encounters. Medium is a prime environment for creating serendipitous fusion. Therefore, Medium is one of my favorite content development platforms.
I like amplifying great messages of writers on this platform for them to reach out to a bigger audience using social media. For example, I tweet articles after reading hence giving chance for the Medium writers to be recognized outside of the Medium platform. This act of kindness also leads to other serendipitous encounters in the vast worldwide ocean.
Medium is an environment I can experiment with various styles of writing, which may appeal to different kinds of readers. I am relatively new on Medium and inspired to create two publications of covering different scopes. My current publications are:
This publication covers high impact articles for leadership, innovative, architectural, & technical topics for emerging…
Sensible Biohacking & Transhumanism
This interdisciplinary journal’s focus is on day to day transformational activities, sensible transhumanism practices…
In my publications, I aim to allow Medium writers who are interested in writing and readers discussing these areas. Please contact me if any of these publications are interest to you. I can provide access to submit your articles.
I also plan to create other publications in eclectic topics and domains reflecting insights from research, experience, and established body of knowledge in my interest areas.
Currently, I am writing for The Startup, Data-Driven Investor, and The IoT Magazine on the Medium platform. I am grateful that these publications allowed me to publish my articles. Special thanks to Justin Chan, who is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in this platform. Justin leads the Data-Driven Investor publication.
I also like to mention and send my special thanks to Mindbowser, who introduced me to The IoT Magazine and paved the way for understanding the Medium environment.
What are your writing interests?
My writing interests are eclectic.
From professional point of view, I focus on digital transformation, technical leadership, leadership excellence, enterprise and business architecture, emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big Data Analytics, Data Platforms and Practices, Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Business, Mobility, Data, and Digital Intelligence.
I also enjoy writing about my transformation under the umbrella of sensible biohacking and transhumanism disciplines. I authored a book reflecting my experiments for my transformation, which was translated into three languages. It is titled “Simple & Powerful Life-Transforming Bio-Hacks”
Carnivore diet, dry sauna, and joyful exercises have been particular interests as part of my transformational experiments and published a number of articles on these topics on Medium.
What do you hope to accomplish by writing?
I have several goals and aspirations. They can be summarised under five key points.
- To express myself, share my thoughts, knowledge, and experience with others. It is therapeutic
- To meet new readers, reach out to extended readers, create collaborators
- Amplify key messages and create societal awareness for critical matters
- Contribute to the body of knowledge using my ongoing research, experimentation and thought leadership
- Gaining social eminence to make a high impact for spreading the truth which can help those who may need insights from my experience
Can you share a highlight of your life?
I had many exciting milestones that added meaning to my life.
Some key highlights in summary are:
- Publishing several books, some were translated into Spanish, German and Italian, and writing articles for various peer-reviewed scientific journals
- Being recognized as a senior inventor by IBM, an honorary professor by Victoria University, and a Distinguished Enterprise Architect by The Open Group
- Advising dozens of enterprises for realizing their digital transformation goals and having opportunities to speak in many international conferences across 35 countries
- Being awarded a federal scholarship for seven years long doctoral studies that resulted in publishing a 300+ page dissertation
Share a few of your article links with us?
Out of many articles, the following ten articles gained more interest and became popular on Medium. Some are curated too.
How to be an excellent technical leader
In this article, I want to provide an overview of the 26 key characteristics of excellent technical and technology…
Free AI, Cognitive, Data Science, Programming, and Cloud Learning for 2020
In this post, I want to introduce free learning programs and industry badges offered by the Cognitive Class AI to help…
How to deal with Big Data for AI?
As a key enabler of artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, and subsets of AI e.g. machine learning, deep…
When will Watson die?
I was hesitant to write this embarrassing experience but after having an existentialist moment, decided to share it…
Increase your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook , & Instagram followers with a simple & free tool
In this article, I introduce a simple yet powerful tool and a technique which helped me increase my followers on…
Do you write anywhere else?
I also regularly post microblogging pieces to Twitter (@digitalmehmet) and would love to follow more Medium members on Twitter.
My Amazon author profile also syndicates some of my blogs for my Amazon followers. I also aggregate my thought leadership materials on Thinkers360, which shows my content on the top 100 influencers list, currently 22nd in the list.
Any big plans for 2020?
I am currently working on five new books that are planned to be published by the end of 2020. Some of them are being edited and close to the publication phase. I want to learn more about Medium, discover new writers, and gain more followers in 2020.
Can you recommend other Medium authors?
Yes, I gratefully met terrific writers on the Medium platform. Some are insightful writers reflecting their personal experience; some are humourous with fascinating writing styles; some are technically brilliant sharing specialist level of knowledge in detail.
The following are some great writers I serendipitously discovered and read their articles with pleasure. I am sure there will be more writers on my list soon. Here are a few of the fantastic writers from my reading list who provided me interesting and unique perspectives:
Alex Kusters, Ali Kayaspor, Andrew Spence, Anthony Boyd, Carol Burt, Caryn Leach-Smith, Ciji Shippley, JC Gaillard, The Good Men Project, Jacob Grandstaff, Jason McGathey, Jewel Eliese, Katharine Trauger, Keira Fulton-Lees, Officevibe, Matthew Spira, Officevibe, Rasmus Bøgelund Christiansen, Selma, Scott Ninneman, Lawrence Toppo, Trevor Huffman, Ugur Akinci, Aashna Pant, Abraham T. Steel, Amy Cottreau, Adam Skali, Adama Diop, Alvin Ang, Andrew George, Angela Volkov, Ann Green, Antonio Grasso, Apeksha Srivastava, Shaun Gurmin, Arthur G. Hernandez, Ashish Juneja, Ashwin Singh, ashok athukuri, Aurora Eliam, Bre Bitz, Burak Selim Şenyurt, Carter Tinsley, Dan Langerock, Charlotte VanDerLouis, Jody McAlister, Ann K Frailey, Mike Alexander, Lanu Pitan, Alessa Grace, Dean Rocheleau, Jun Wu