For 32 years, he acted as the Director of different departments in
Siemens Turkey and was also the General Manager of “Siemens
Business Solutions”. After his role as the E. Board Member and D. General Manager, he established the “ION Academy” in Oct.’17. He is consulting, mentoring/coaching and teaching.
He was born in 1957 in Koçarlı/Aydın. After graduating from the Tarsus American College and Electronics Faculty of Istanbul Technical University, he studied in Technical University of Vienna and got his second B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees. Simultaneously, worked as research assistant for 5 years.
He is the founding President of Digitalization and Industry 4.0 Association, TÜSİAD Industry 4.0 Working Group and Ethics and Reputation Society. Was/is member or member of managing board in the, Medical Imaging,Personnel Management, Turkey Informatics, Informatics Industry, Software Industrialists, International Coach Federation USA, ICF Turkey, Rotary, Propeller, AlumniTurk, Kitchen Fellows, Futurists, Wheat, Slow Food, Western Urla Villages Associations; German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Health & Education and Turkey Science Center Foundations.
He has “Angel Investor”, “ICF Associate Certified Coach” and
“SME/Startup Mentorship” certificates. His books named “Managing Change in the Age of Digitalization & Innovation”, “Coaching/Mentoring in the Digital Age”, “Burnout Syndrome” and “Industry 4.0 Manual” are being prepared for publication.
Derya İren was born in Istanbul in 1980. She was graduated from
Hüseyin Avni Sözen Anatolian High School and received her B.S
from Istanbul University Business Administration – EN Faculty.
Since 2001 she’s been working in Siemens in various roles and
departments, such as IT Solutions and Services, Quality
Management, Corporate Technologies, Strategy and Business
Excellence. After her sixteen-year career in Siemens and 7 years
of experience as Business Excellence Manager, she has expended
her expertise in Quality & Process Management, Project
Management and Business Excellence towards Digitalization and
has been acting as the spokesperson of the company since May
Ediz Altun is the Deputy General Manager of Intel Turkey running Intel’ s IOT business. He has held various positions in Intel in the last 15 years. He has an Electric&Electronics and executive MBA degrees from Bogazici University.
Erdem Özsalih received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from graduated from Boğaziçi University in 2004. After joining Ekol in 2006, took role in several technology integration projects as a process development engineer. Between 20010 and 2013 worked as the Manager of Process Development Department. Since 2013, working as the Director of Research and Development department which is the first and the only registered R&D Center of logistics market in Turkey. Ekol R&D Center which is made of more than 70 computer, science and engineering experts is responsible for developing new technologies to improve the overall performance of the logistics operations.
Hayley Leibson is an empathetic technologist and inclusion advocate with an entrepreneurial drive aspiring to make an impact and pursue interesting work that matters. She is the founder of Lady in Tech, an award-winning technology and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring women to become technologists, creatives and entrepreneurs and create a life that they love. Hayley is featured in BBC World Service, ABC, BBC 100 Women and OZY. She also contributes to Forbes; her column moves millennial women to enter the tech industry and build impactful products at scale to improve the world. Hayley moonlights as an organizer and community builder for TEDx San Francisco, the Anita Borg Institute of Silicon Valley, and Women in Product, a non-profit dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in product management.
Rafael Domene is a Customer Experience and RPA Expert applying Robotics Process Automation and AI to improve Organisations Performance and Services. Fintech and Blockchain passionate. Customer Value Management (CVM) and Customer Lifecycle Management Expert (CLM). Telco Startups, Multinational P&L Management, Outsourcers Startups, LATAM & EMEA wide Experience, Deep industry knowledge of customer needs and service providers constraints.
Safder heads Huawei’s Digital Industry Center of Excellence, prior to
which he has held various leadership roles in global ‘blue chip’
companies. With over 20 years of experience across the world in
industries from smart cities to telecom B2B services, Safder has
enabled global companies to deliver exceptional results in new lines of
business. Key to this success has been the innovative use of
technology to drive business transformational outcomes.
Having held senior leadership positions as the customer, the
consultant and the vendor, this 360 degree view combined with over
10 years in the Middle East region gives Safder a rounded perspective
of the market, challenges and opportunities. He has worked directly
with city and government leaders to help formalize their strategies to
enable next generation services to be delivered.
He has been involved in computing on a full-time basis since 1984. In that time, He has developed substantial hands-on, consulting, technological, business and management skills, which has enabled his to be the CIO of Arabian Centres, CIO of Bank Albilad, Senior Vice Present of Information Technology Governance and Chief Architect of Riyad Bank, head of Technical Support SAMBA, Technical Services Manager of Saudi Customs.
Uğur has over 14 years experience in sales management, leadership, alliances, channels and solution selling for professional services, software and technology firms. With the start of new era at IT, he is now helping customers in their cloud adoption journey at Amazon Web Services. As an entrepreneur, Uğur has enjoyed working in a variety of roles that have enabled him to gain a wide range of skills across multiple business disciplines within the IT industry.
Uğur is a self driven individual who has led teams through change, growth and from start up. He contributes actively to the development of others and has a passion for seeing individuals grow and to be comfortable stepping out of their comfort zones.
Uğur has set up channel models and direct coverage models for several organisations and understands the nuances necessary to making a business relationship work from initial start up phase to one of incremental growth.
He is a technology leader, Senior Director – Information Security with Ericsson, after earlier roles with the company including Head of Consulting & System Integration Partner Management, Consulting and System Integration Program Director, Strategic Program Director, Head of Governance and Fulfillment and Customer Operations Manager.
My career has encompassed Information Security leadership & international program / project management; driving successful global digital transformation programs. I am known as a highly-commercial leader with the proven ability to create & develop long-lasting and productive relationships with senior clients to C-level, working closely with them to drive transformative and profitable change.
I have a degree in Computer Science / Mathematics and I am a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by ISACA, Business Development Manager (BDM) by TMF, Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI and Consulting & Systems Integration Program Director (CSI PD) by Ericsson. I am currently preparing for the Certified Information System Security Practitioner (CISSP) certification from ISC².
Soner Cesur graduated from the Management Information Systems department of the Bosporus University and successfully held several managerial positions for the Turkish operations of international companies in his professional career. He has worked in management positions in the sales and marketing fields between 2000 and 2007 in Hewlett-Packard; Sales Director and Country Manager between 2008 and 2010 in Sony Ericsson. He held different Senior Manager roles from 2011 to 2013 in NetApp which is a leader in enterprise data storage industry. He is now serving as the CEO of Arvato Telekomünikasyon (Arvato CRM) Turkey and leading the country within the Bertelsmann group for Turkey operations.