Ali Rıza Ersoy
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.
Oliver Steil has been CEO of TeamViewer since January 2018. He is an internationally experienced manager with a proven track record in building and successfully leading tech champions. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Steil is responsible for the development and implementation of TeamViewer’s strategy.
Before taking over the position of CEO TeamViewer, Mr. Steil was Partner at the international private equity firm Permira. There he built up and headed Permira’s Portfolio Group, which works with global deal teams across all sectors on designing and delivering value creation plans for Permira funds’ portfolio companies. Prior to joining the private equity firm, Mr. Steil served as CEO of Sunrise Communications AG, the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Switzerland, and as CEO of Debitel (today: freenet AG), a leading mobile service provider in Germany. He started his career at McKinsey where he became a Partner with focus on the telecommunications and technology sector.
Mr. Steil holds a master’s degree (German diploma) in Electrical Engineering, from the Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany.
Metin Salt is the general manager of both Vestel Ventures and Vestek. His previous work experience includes TUBITAK and HAVELSAN
Sadi Abalı is an IT professional who has 30+ years of executive
Between 1987 and 2002, he worked at Siemens Business Services and
Siemens Nixdorf. He was responsible for the integration of major IT
systems for banking, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and public
sectors and directed business units responsible for IT outsourcing projects.
Between 2002 and 2013, he worked as the Country Manager for Orange
Business Services. After that, he founded eFinans, a subsidiary of
Finansbank and Cybersoft, which provides electronic tax solutions and
services. SadiAbalı has been working as the General Manager of Radore
since 2016SadiAbalı holds a master’s degree in electronics and communications
engineering from İstanbul Technical University and a MBA from Marmara
University. He speaks English and German.
Özlem Yanmaz is Partner in Deloitte Digital, having 20 years of consulting experience across industries. She is country leader of ‘’Digital Customer’ value proposition focused on Sales, Customer Interaction & Digital Marketing. She is also country leader of Technology Strategy & Architecture practice in Deloitte EMEA network.
Özlem led large scale digital & business & technology transformation programs of leading groups & companies from a vast range of industries including consumer business, manufacturing, telecom, financial services, logistics, healthcare, construction and public having multi industry, country, company, technology features & focusing on customer experience design, target operating model design, digital asset design & development, technology selection, roadmap development & implementation.
Özlem has BSc in Industrial Engineering from Yıldız Technical University and MBA from İstanbul University.
Efe Çağlar was born in Izmir in 1984 and graduated from Izmir Atatürk High School and the Department of Industrial Engineering of Selçuk University. Çağlar worked as Analyst for Interneer Turkey between 2007-2010.
He has been working for CBKSoft as Product Team Leader since 2010.
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.
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.
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.
Highly proficient in Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems, including back-end technical support
Highly proficient in ADOBE Creative Suite Applications (Photoshop, Premier, Illustrator, After Effects)
Highly proficient in web-based design and site-building applications (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Xibo, FreePBX)
Authored and currently maintain dozens of professional websites.
T.C. Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu
Head of Information Systems and Cyber Security Separtment
Dr. Yenal Arslan
Computer Engineer, Virtualization expert, IT Architect, Head of IT Department, CIO, Team leader, Asistant Professor, Internal Auditor
A highly accomplished Information Technology Management professional with more than 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Comprehensive experience in planning, directing, and managing all aspects of information systems. Expertise in managing projects within Information Systems, Telecommunications and Customer Service. Proven ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical conversations and facilitate communication between those with no Information Technology knowledge and developers, programmers, and technical support. Vast experience with regulatory compliance in the financial industry with information technology and business continuity sectors. Proven ability in consulting on Information Technology expenditures and negotiating with Information Technology industry vendors. Experienced interfacing with key business units including Marketing, Operations, and Finance. Excellent communicator, with emphasis on building strong teams and strong client relationships, and capable of making professional presentations. Quick learner that rapidly adapts to emerging technologies.
Specialties: Automation, Computer hardware, Credit, Directing, Documentation, Executive management, Feasibility studies, Information systems, Information technology, Microsoft office, Microsoft windows, networking, operating systems, personnel, policy analysis, servers, strategic, Vendor Management
Ferdi Alici is the Founder and Director of OUCHHH, a talented new media and art studio. A graduate of Istanbul Bilgi University’s Visual Communication Design Department on a full-scholarship, he has over a decade of experience functioning as a Design Director for art and new media industry.
Ferdi’s work has been featured in world renowned museums, organizations, publications and has worked with numerous international brands. He has also been selected as a jury for 2017 PromaxBDA Global Excellence Awards and PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2017 Collaborators include CERN (Switzerland), National Space Center UK, Mercedes Fashion Week (Turkey), Google USA, City University of Hong Kong, CODAworx (United States), MoMA (United States), Immersive Festival (Spain), santralistanbul Museum of Energy (Turkey), IdN Magazine, CNN, WIRED Magazine, Stash Magazine, Fubiz, The Creators Project, Nike, Vodafone. He is also the recipient of a number of awards, including Red Dot Design Awards, German Design Awards, ADC Awards, International Design
Awards LA, Ars Prix Electronica, FELIS Awards and Crystal Apple Awards.
Mustafa Erdem Demirkol
He is a VP level executive & he worked for top industrial conglomerates in Turkey and he has been working for a leading global energy management company listed in Fortune 500 in N-1 positions of Global BU SVP, Middle East and Africa Zone President and currently Turkey, Central Asia Cluster President.
He has 10+ years of expertise in strategic planning and business development, with experience in new sales channel development, forming strategic alliances, developing long-term marketing & strategic plans, conducting market research, running benchmark studies, building financial and valuation models and conducting feasibility studies in both greenfield and acquisition projects.
Yusuf Yeşil, M.D. graduated from Istanbul Medical School, found “Yesil Science” startup in 2015, after his internships at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University Medicine throughout his university studies. Dr.Yesil, the founder of the team that develops solutions for the applications of technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), 3D drawing, animations and the developing the distruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), to make molecular processes visible to make understandable with AR technology and to bring a new dimension to classical narratives by transferring drug action mechanisms to holographic models.
Meltem joined Uptime Institute in 2017 as Consultant for Turkey. Prior to
joining Uptime Institute, Mrs. Karabulut was Project Coordinator for Deerns
in Turkey. She has extensive experience on design, consultancy,
construction and T&C of Data Center projects. Earlier in her career, she
worked for several consulting and contractor companies as Designer,
Consultant and Project Manager.
Mrs. Karabulut holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Middle East
Technical University and a Master Degree from Yıldız Technical University.
İşletme eğitiminin ardından, MBA Yüksek Lisans Programı’nı tamamlayan ÇINAR,
finansal sektördeki tecrübesinin yanında 2010 yılında Analytics trendin rüzgarına kapılarak halen #DataAnalytics ve #VeriGörselleştirme dünyasında kelebek uçurmaya devam etmektedir.
“Kompleksite Kuramı” ve “R Yazılımı ile Makine Öğrenmesi Teknikleri ve Veri Görselleştirme“ alanındaki çalışmaları ile OR Bilimsel Kongrelerine Kompleksite Kuramı ve Grafik Datamining/Veri Görselleştirme alanlarında bilimsel tebliğler sunmaktadır. Çok sayıda makalesi bilimsel dergi ve kitaplarda yayınlanmıştır. ISCASS InternaationalScienceAssociation ve OR Yöneylem Araştırması Derneği (YAD) üyesidir.
2014 yılından bu yana DataLab “Veri Analitiği Eğitim Araştırma Projeleri”ndeCo-Founder& CEO olarak görev almaktadır.
Born in 1978 in Istanbul, Married and have a son. Experienced in Team Management, IT Management,Customer Management, Sales & Marketing, Artificial Intelligience, Software Development and Design. 17 years of information technologies experience.