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Digital Event | Turkey| September 17


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Nevin Çizmecioğulları
Country Director, IDC Turkiye

Welcome Address

Yavuz Beyribey
Vice President, Digital Transformation Office, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey
Mehmet Fatih Kacır
Deputy Minister, Republic of Turkey, Ministery of Industry and Technology
Dr. Ali Taha Koç
Head of the Digital Transformation Office, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

IDC Opening Keynote: The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery: Charting Your Course to the Next Normal

Crawford Del Prete
President, IDC Worldwide

Mike Tyson is famous for saying that everyone has a strategy until they are punched in the face. The current pandemic has certainly been an unexpected blow for companies and forced a complete reshaping of digital strategies. In this session, Crawford Del Prete will take the audience through IDC’s five stages of recovery and offer insight and guidance on best practices for getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the long-term reality – the Next Normal.


Transitioning from COVID-19 Response to Strategic Opportunities

Eren Eser
Principal Analyst, IDC Turkiye

Top of mind for transitioning from COVID-19 response to the next normal was the need to continue with the executive-led business continuity program. Through the early response period, it provided a critical framework to enable constant communication where there were no barriers between the situational input and the enterprise decision-making process. Where critical operational decisions were being made and implemented at speed, the CIO's direct participation at the executive table was clearly seen to contribute to success.


Hybrid Multicloud Management

Priya Satheesh
Director, Multicloud Management & Platform Services, IBM

Mission Critical Applications (Workloads) and Cloud

Sedat Zencirci
Technology Solution Engineering Senior Director, Turkey & LEENA, Oracle
IT is transforming and it is towards to cloud. However, the decision makers of the enterprises need to be sure about the resilience, performance, security, ease of migration, … of cloud for their mission critical applications. In my session I’d like to present how Oracle Cloud is differentiating itself from the others for resilience, performance, security, ease of migration.

Catch up in the Era of Digital Transformation

Deniz Eşiyok
General Manager, Vitel
We face many challenges in the digital transformation. Here is a quick look at the ManageEngine software solutions family that can be used for a quick coping and conversion.

Digital Transformation Trends and Priorities

Haluk Tekin
Turkey General Manager, Red Hat

Powering Digital Inclusion with Technology

Burak Bıçakhan
Senior Solution Director, Huawei

To interpret digital transformation only as a change in the way of doing business will cause our perspective to be limited. We need to accept digital transformation - regardless of the business area - as taking technology as the main platform and building work on it. We all see that the scope of the CIO roles is expanding and changing in parallel.


CIO Panel: Excellence in the Digital Economy: A Blueprint for Success

İlker Altıntaş
COO, Akbank
Ali Fuat Çötelioğlu
CTO, Çalık Holding
Dilek Duman
COO, DenizBank
Gül Erol
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Yıldız Holding
Oğuz Sezgin
CIO & Digital Transformation Leader, Koç Holding
By 2020, majority of organizations globally will be digitally determined, transforming markets and reimagining the future through new business models and digitally enabled products and services. This expansion of Digital Transformation at a macroeconomic scale signals a new, digital economy. A divide is developing between organizations that are digitally transforming and those that are struggling with a series of challenges such as KPIs, funding, and organizational alignment. IDC's research shows that 46% of organizations worldwide are making the strategic, organizational, technological and financial decisions that will set them up to digitally transform their organization in the next several years. To be one of the digitally determined, it requires more than tenacity; it requires a blueprint that consists of the following four elements:
  • Create organizational alignment and culture around digital
  • Employ a single enterprisewide strategy
  • Demonstrate the inherent value of digital
  • Scale digital innovations with an integrated platform


Best Practise Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Session A: Putting Security at the Heart of the Business

13:10 - 13:20

Build to Adapt: Survival of the Fittest

Melih Kırkgöz
“Office of the CTO” Member, Regional Technology Director, Fortinet
13:20 - 13:30

Proactive Cyber Securirty in the New Era

Ömer Gazimihal
Enterprise Product Management Director, Turkcell Digital Business Services
13:30 - 14:10

Rethinking Managed Security Services in the New Era: Get More With Less

Gürkan Papila
CIO, Eczacıbaşı Holding
Ali Rıza Aydın
Group Manager, IT Security & Risk Management, DenizBank
Feridun Aktaş
EVP, Corporate Security, Garanti BBVA Teknoloji
Melih Kırkgöz
“Office of the CTO” Member, Regional Technology Director, Fortinet
Ömer Gazimihal
Enterprise Product Management Director, Turkcell Digital Business Services

Session B: Future of Digital Infrastructures

13:10 - 13:20

Value of Cloud - Assessing IT Priorities in Today’s Environment

Önder Güler
Country Manager, Google Cloud
13:20 - 14:00

Accelerate App Modernisation with Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Solutions

Mehmet Bütün
CIO&CDO, Vakıf Katılım Bankası
Uğur Serkan Taşkın
IT Director, Koçtaş
İsmihan Baysal Anderson
IT and Automation Director, Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Berke Menekli
VP IT T-MEA-CIS, BSH Ev Aletleri
Önder Güler
Country Manager, Google Cloud

Session C: Innovation Accelerators: Analytics, AI, Cloud, IoT, RPA

13:10 - 13:20

Connecting Virtual and Real Worlds with Business Platforms

Elif Gürdal
Turkey Country Manager, Dassault Systèmes
13:20 - 13:30

Intelligent Enterprise Journey, Digital Transformation Leaders that Create Value, Next Generation IoT Technologies

Alkin Aksoy
General Manager, Detaysoft
13:30 - 14:10

Intelligent ERP Journey in the Digital Economy

Muammer Kızılaslan
CDO & CTO, Borusan Mannesmann
Erol Özgüner
CIO, İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Kaan Marangoz
CIO, Nobel İlaç
Erkan Yeniçare
Technology & Digital Transformation Director, Norm Holding
Fatih İnanç
Strategic Sales & Presales Director, Detaysoft
Elif Gürdal
Turkey Country Manager, Dassault Systèmes

Session D: A

13:10 - 13:20

Platform Ecosystems Fuel Enterprise Adoption for Hybrid MultiCloud

Aslıhan Güreşcier
Managing Director, Equinix
13:20 - 13:30

Next Step after Hybrid Cloud: Multicloud Architectures

Can Barış Öztok
Chief Sales Officer, KoçSistem
13:30 - 14:10

Digital Ecosystem Power for Your DX Strategies

Akif Arsoy
VP, Engineering and Product Development,
Dr. Erdal Kemikli
Technology & Strategy Director, Otokoç Otomotiv
Funda Öney
Ümit Aslantekin
CIO, Borusan Holding
Aslıhan Güreşcier
Managing Director, Equinix
Can Barış Öztok
Chief Sales Officer, KoçSistem

Technology Focus Group Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track 1: Next-Generation Security & Resilience

14:10 - 14:25

The Power of a Data-to-Everything Platform

Çağlar Doğan
Principal Security Specialist (EMEA), Splunk
14:25 - 14:40

Enabling Zero Trust for the Enterprise of Things

Ahmed Abdelmotaleb
System Engineer - METAR, Forescout
14:40 - 14:55

The Only Winning Move is to Adopt Intelligent Security

Roger Sels
Vice President Solutions (EMEA), BlackBerry
14:55 - 15:10

New Threats and the New Normal: Secure Mobile Working in the COVID Era

Tom Davison
Senior Director, Sales Engineering International, Lookout
15:10 - 16:10

Digital Trust: Next-Gen Security in the Age of Digital Transformation

Murat Zaralı
CISO, Pegasus Airlines
Taşkın Kayıkçıoğlu
Assistant General Manager & CIO, Zurich Sigorta
Elif Uslu
Head of Security & Business Continuity, BNP Paribas Cardif
Boğaç Kanık
Information Risk Management VP, Akbank
Tuğba Öztürk
Information Security & Governance Manager, A101

Track 2: Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: A Slow-Motion Explosion

14:10 - 14:25

BI Technology Case Study: Arçelik’s Journey in Data Analytics

Bahar Karaoğlu
AI & Data Analytics Manager, Arçelik Global
14:25 - 14:40

AI-Driven Enterprise

Refat Al Karmi
Senior Consulting Engineer, Juniper Networks
14:40 - 14:55

Using AI in IT Security

Mehmet Tarımcı
Country Manager, Barracuda
14:55 - 15:55

Enabling Intelligent Transformation in a Data-Driven World

Önder Oğuzhan
CTO&CMO, Teknosa
Şirin Aktaş
IT Director, Turkey & Central Asia, Unilever
Orkun Süer
IT Director, Atasun Optik
Metin Demirel
Assistant General Manager, EVP Technology, Digital & Retail Underwriting, Aksigorta
Koray Kocabaş
BI & Data Analytics Group Director, Demirören Dijital
Mehmet Fırat
Head of IT & Digital Business Management, Enerjisa
Erkan Aytürk
Director, Information Systems & Corporate Planning, Toyota
Doğu Taşar
CIO, Aras Kargo

Track 3: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

14:10 - 14:25

Secure Cloud for Open Banking

Başar Küçük
Cloud BU Manager, GlassHouse
Mustafa Gökhan Can
Co Founder, BirAPI
14:25 - 14:40

Hybrid Cloud: The New Operating Model for IT

Töre Duman
Senior Business Solutions Strategist, VMware
14:40 - 14:55

Harnessing Public Cloud Services for Enterprise Digital Transformation

Tarık Ertuğrul
Country Manager, Nutanix
14:55 - 15:10

Move Your Organization Forward With An Enterprise Container Platform

Gökçe Tuna
SD-X & Cloud Technologies Team Leader, Sekom
15:10 - 16:10

Data Management Requirements for the Hybrid and Multi-Clouds Era

Sinan Özkan
CIO, Cengiz Holding
Enis Ozan Akkaya
IT Director, Beymen
Eray Gözener
EVP, Technology Operations & Information Security, Doğuş Teknoloji
Oğuzhan Yıldız
CIO, Renault Mais
İsa Semih Akçıra

Track 4: Future of Work

14:10 - 14:25

DX and Intelligent Business Automation Soluitons

Burak Müjdeci
General Manager, Aksis
14:25 - 14:40

FiGO - Intelligent Expense Automation with AI

Efe Yılmazer
Senior Sales Specialist, 32bit
14:40 - 14:55

Transform the Future with Process Automation

Müjdat Mutlu
IBM Business Applications Manager, Bilgi Birikim Sistemleri
14:55 - 15:10

Approaches for Digital Transformation

Gökçen Karasu
Cloud Technical Sales Engineer, IBM
15:10 - 16:10

Workforce Transformation with Human and Machine Collaboration

Engin Kavas
IT Group Director, Aydem Enerji
Yaman Acar
IT Director, İpragaz
Umut Yıldız
Head of International IT – Region (TR/RU/RO), Tchibo Türkiye
Mustafa Ayhan
CDO / CTO, Borçelik
Namık Kemal Uçkan
IT Director, Network Division, Halkbank
Necdet Akyel
CIO, Medipol Group

Track 5: Next Generation Applications for Business Efficiency

14:10 - 14:25

Unlock Information Advantage

Safa Haktanır
Country Manager, OpenText
14:25 - 14:40

Design and Deploy Application to Bare Metal & IAAS Together

İsmail Duran
CTO, Logo Yazılım
14:40 - 14:55

Omni-Channel Customer Service in Financial Services Industry

Funda Çınar
Sales Director, Turkey, DACH, CEE, VeriPark
14:55 - 15:10

Build Better Software

Erkin Küçük
Solutions Engineer, New Relic
15:10 - 16:10

Technology Platforms For Business Advantage

Hüseyin Savaş
IT Director, Türk Kızılayı
Erdem Okur
CIO, Türk Eximbank
Gökhan Yoluaçık
CTO, MNG Kargo
İlker Özer
IT Director, Tadım
Tunç Şenyol
CIO, Metro Cash & Carry Turkey
Fahri Arkan
CIO, AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat
Murat Özkan
CIO, Anadolu Efes

CIO Awards Ceremony


Women in IT in the Times of Pandemic

Hayriye Karadeniz
CDO & IT Director, Ford Otosan
Leyla Deliç
Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, Coca-Cola
Füsun Borluk
Group Head of Project Management, Quality & RPA, AvivaSA
Şirin Aktaş
IT Director, Turkey & Central Asia, Unilever
İsmihan Baysal Anderson
IT and Automation Director, Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Elif Uslu
Head of Security & Business Continuity, BNP Paribas Cardif
Tuğba Öztürk
Information Security & Governance Manager, A101
Elif Temelatan
IT Manager, Balparmak
Açelya Akbaş
Bilgi Teknolojileri Risk ve Uyumluluk Yöneticisi, Halkbank
Ayşim Niksarlı
Director, Cyber Security Consultancy Services, Forcerta

Building Confidence in an Era of Uncertainty

Marc Dowd
Principal, IDC Leadership Advisory


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