Director of Fenerbahçe Football Team
Aykut Kocaman is a former Turkish footballer, who played as a striker and current manager of Fenerbahçe. Before he made his debut 1980 with the amateur club KabataşAltınmızrak in Istanbul, Kocaman performed gymnastics at the club Eczacıbaşı, winning 40 medals and reaching second place at the national level. 1984, he moved to Sakaryaspor in Adapazarı, Sakarya and turned professional. Then in 1988, Kocaman signed a contract with Fenerbahçe, where he played and contributed much to success of his club until he was transferred to Istanbulspor in 1996. He is one of only 5 players who achiewed 200 goals in Süper Lig history, played four seasons for Istanbulspor and retired in 2000 as active player. He played his last years to pass the 200 goal barrier.
After his career as a player he served as manager of Istanbulspor for four successive seasons. He resigned in March 2005 from his duty at Malatyaspor. He coached Konyaspor in the season and Ankaraspor in the 2006 season. He returned to Ankaraspor in the 2008-2009 season. He became Fenerbahçe´s Director of Football in the 2010 season and signed contract with Konyaspor between 2013-2017. Now, he came back to Fenerbahçe as Director of Football as of June 2017.
Aykut Kocaman and his technical analysis team are using an IoT called Robotic Eye and Metabolic Power. 'Robotic Eye' is such as the system that detects the data which tells the distance that players are walking during the match, the number of sprints, high-intensity running times and also tells how tired the players directly to the technical team. The data, which is called Metabolic Power, records the drop in the performance of the players in the field instantly and reports the technical delegation. The player who shows signs of fatigue on this side is detected by the team in the analysis room and transferred by radio to the technical team in real-time.So, as a result of this analysis , the coach can make use of this simultaneous data while changing the player.
Sanjay Brahmawar is responsible for building, leading, and transforming the Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business unit for IBM around the world. In this key growth area, Sanjay is driving business into a new era of cognitive, helping clients unlock value in new insights from the massive amount of data they generate each day.
Previously, Sanjay was General Manager Europe Industrial Sector for IBMs Consulting Services. As a member of the European IBM Services Board, he built up industry focus all over Europe and was P&L responsible for the portfolio of clients in the Petroleum, Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics and Manufacturing industries in Europe.
Earlier in his career, Sanjay was appointed General Manager of Fedex Supply Chain Services Belgium, leading services delivery across the country. As a Managing Consultant at PWC Netherlands, Sanjay lay the foundation of his now wide ranging expertise on IT led Transformation Management across supply chain management, BPR, programme and project management and in the array of IT advisory, consulting and systems delivery work, including outsourcing.
Sanjay holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Sanjay and his wife and two sons recently moved from London to Munich, where in his spare time, he runs, golfs, and skis.
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Mr. Halil Aksu is a practice leader at Gartner Consulting East Mediterranean for IT strategy development, IT re-organization, IT improvement and change programmes, critical program management, IT operations management, IT service management and architectural studies. His experience at Gartner Consulting today exceeds 5 years and the number of strategic management consulting engagement is higher than 30. These engagements were in industries such as banking, telecommunications, insurance, defence, government, manufacturing, retail and IT service providers. This experience gives him a very solid understanding of client’s unique situations and developing genuine solutions to solve the issues and contribute significant value to the client success concerning information technologies. Mr. Aksu is German citizen, speaks fluent German, English and Turkish. He studied informatics, electronics and business administration, at Technical University of Munich. Today, Mr. Aksu writes articles on IT related topics for most popular daily newspaper, frequently in leading management magazines, he also maintains two blogs and is very active in the web 2.0 arena. He holds speeches at various conferences and company events and lecturer as guest lecturer at famous universities in Istanbul and Ankara.
Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. He holds a master of fine arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles in Media Arts, master of fine arts degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design as well as bachelors of arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. Co-founder and Creative director at Antilop.
As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, Refik Anadol is intrigued by the ways in which the transformation of the subject of contemporary culture requires rethinking of the new aesthetic, technique and dynamic perception of space. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations. Embedding media arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. He invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as the media artists’canvases.
Privileging difference rather than singularity and movement rather than stasis, Anadol faces all the new challenges that the gradual development of an enriched immersive environment and ubiquitous computing impose on architects, media artists and engineers. How is our experience of space changing, now that digital objects ranging from smart phones to urban screens have all but colonized our everyday lives? How have media technologies changed our conceptualizations of space, and how has architecture embraced these shifting conceptualizations? These are the three main questions that Anadol tackles by not simply integrating media into built forms, but by translating the logic of a new media technology into spatial design.
He has been given awards, residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. He is the recipient of a number of awards, prizes including Microsoft Research’s Best Vision Award, German Design Award, UCLA Art+Architecture Moss Award, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Award, SEGD Global Design Award and Google’s Art and Machine Intelligence Artist Residency Award. His site-specific audio/visual performances have been seen in Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA), Hammer Museum (USA), International Digital Arts Biennial Montreal (Canada), Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), l’Usine | Genève (Switzerland), Arc De Triomf (Spain), Zollverein | SANAA’s School of Design Building (Germany), santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center (Turkey), Outdoor Vision Festival SantaFe New Mexico (USA), Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey), Sydney City Art (Australia), Lichtrouten (Germany).
Regional Manager, The Weather Company , IBM MEA
Richard Dunn is the Regional Manager for The Weather Company, an IBM Business across the Middle East, Turkey & Africa. He is responsible for the integration, strategy and management of the Business to Business division across MEA, and oversees the teams focused on delivering industry solutions to the Aviation, Energy, Media, Transport & Agriculture sectors.
Prior to his current role, Richard managed IBM’s Analytics Platform Business across MEA and has held various management roles in information management, analytics and big data over the last 10 years.
When not working Richard can be found on the golf course or coaching his son’s football team. Richard comes from Birmingham, in the UK, but now lives in Dubai with his wife and two children.
Journalist , Speaker
As his childhood dream, Serdar Kuzuloglu stepped into the media world in 1995. He has informed a number of newspapers, magazines, radio, television and digital platforms about technology and trends. He carried and guided many channels on the internet.
As a co-founder of Digital Agency , he has signed the pioneering content projects. He is working as an academician and founder at Istanbul Bilgi University under the roof of the digital marketing graduate program Next Academy.
He is also an investor of a restaurant chain and a smart retail management system as well.
He continues to produce content on technology and trends and speaks in this context.
Vice President Systems HW , IBM MEA
Miguel Vega is the Vice President of IBM Systems Hardware for the Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai since 2011, he became responsible for the Power brand, and in 2013, took over the Mainframe franchise for Middle East and Africa. In 2016, he was appointed in his current role. In each of the positions, and brands he managed, he has been responsible for driving hardware sales and growing IBM?s market share across the region.
Joining IBM in 1998, Miguel has built an illustrious 19-year career within the company. He started in IBM Venezuela and had his first international experience in 2003 when he moved to Miami to work for the Latin America HQ supporting AS/400 sales. Towards the end of 2004, he moved to Mexico City to run the iSeries business unit for the Mexico and Latin Caribbean region. Returning to Caracas in 2005, he took ownership of the account management for the largest financial institution in Venezuela and later led the Public, Industrial and Telecommunications sector. In 2009, he ran IBM?s Systems and Technology Group for Venezuela and in 2010 he was asked to do the same role for Colombia.
Miguel holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela as well as a Post Graduate degree in Business Management from the American Institute of Higher Business Management (IPADE), Mexico City.
Innovation Unit Manager, İşbank
Ceren Sayar, Türkiye İş Bankası Dijital Bankacılık Bölümü’nde İnovasyon Birim Müdürüdür. 2003 yılından bu yana dijital kanalların büyümesi, kullanıcı sayılarının artırılması ve müşteri deneyiminin geliştirilmesi için Türkiye İş Bankası’nda çeşitli kademelerde görev almıştır. Kanallardan sorumlu yönetici olarak görev aldığı dönemlerde ticari müşterilere yönelik internet şubesinin yenilenmesi çalışmalarını (2009-2013) ve mobil bankacılık kanalı İşCep’in ana kanal haline geldiği süreci (2013-2016) yürütmüştür.
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Ekonomi Bölümü mezunudur. Evli ve bir çocuk annesidir.
Ceren Sayar is the head of Innovation Unit, a part of Isbank’s Digital Banking Department. Since 2003, she has been working in various positions within Isbank, focusing on development of digital channels, increasing number of users and enhancing the customer experience. As a channel manager, she lead the project of renewing the internet banking solution for corporate customers (2009-2013) and developed the mobil banking solution İşCep to be the main channel of transaction for Isbank.
Ceren Sayar has a Economics degree from Boğaziçi University. Married with one kid.
Emel Özmen Şimşek
Innovation Unit Manager, İşbank
Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Bilgisayar Eğitimi ve Öğretim Teknolojileri Bölümü ve Bilgi Üniversitesi MBA programı mezunu olan Emel Özmen Şimşek, kariyerine 2000 yılında Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş.’de Yazılım Uzmanı olarak başladı. 2010 yılına kadar organizasyon içerisinde farklı sorumluluklarda görev aldı.
2011 yılında SoftTech A.Ş. bünyesine katılan EmelÖzmen Şimşek, Taksitli Krediler ve Ek Hesap Uygulamaları Müdürü olarakgörev yapmaya başladı. Bu görev başlığı altında Temel Bankacılık Uygulamaları üzerinde çalışan ekiplerin yöneticiliğini yürüttü.
Temel Bankacılık Uygulamaları konusunda deneyimli bir isim olan Emel Özmen Şimşek, 2017 yılında Dijital İşbirliği Uygulamalarınıyönetmek üzere görevlendirildi. Bu görevde, API temelli iş modellerine dayalı B2B ve B2C uygulamaların hayata geçirilmesiiçin çalışmalar yürütmektedir.
Emel Özmen Şimşek graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of ComputerEducation and Instructional Technologies and holds an MBA degree from Bilgi University. She started her career in 2000 at T. İş Bankası AŞ as a software developer. Till 2010, Özmen Şimşek took responsibilities as a software expert in diverse projects of organization.
In 2011, Emel Özmen Şimşek joined to SoftTech Inc. and assigned asthe Manager of Installment Loans and Overdraft Applications. In this role, shemanaged the teams working on Core Banking Applications.Owing to her experience in Core BankingApplications , Emel Özmen Şimşek was promoted to the managing role of Digital Collabration Applications.
In her current role, Emel Özmen Şimşek leads software teams working on the development and deployment of B2B and B2C applications based on API business models and third party digital integration solutions.
Boyner Grup CEO’su
Cem Boyner 1955 yılında İstanbul’da doğdu. 1978 yılında Boğaziçi Üniversitesi İşletme Fakültesi’ni bitirdi. Aynıyıl aile şirketi olan Altınyıldız’da işhayatına başladı. 1982-1994 yıllarıarasında Boyner Holding Yürütme Kurulu Başkanıolarak görev yaptı. 1989-1990 yıllarıarasında TÜSİAD Yönetim Kurulu Başkanlığıyapan Cem Boyner, TÜSİAD’ın en gençbaşkanıoldu. Cem Boyner, Türkiye perakende sektörüne kazandırdığıyenilikler ve koşulsuz müşteri mutluluğu uygulamalarıyla tanınan BoynerGrup’un Advantage Card, Back-Up, T-Box, Morhipo, Hopi ve Wepublic gibi inovatif işlerine liderlik etti. İşdünyasında toplumsal cinsiyet eşitliğinin sağlanması, yönetim kurullarında kadınların temsilinin artırılmasıve sosyal girişimciliğin yaygınlaştırılmasıiçin de çalışmalarıbulunmaktadır.
Cem Boyner evli ve dört çocuk babasıdır.
User Experience & Interactive Technology Manager
1996 yılında Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi İstatistik Bölümü’nden mezun oldu. Aynıyıl YapıKredi Bankası’nda Management Trainee olarak işe başladı. Bir yılsonra, yeni kurulan Human-Computer Interaction & Usability Ekibi’nde görev almasıyla kullanıcıdeneyimi alanındaki kariyeri başlamışoldu. 10 yıl boyunca YapıKredi’nin tüm bankacılık uygulamalarıve dijital kanallarında çalışarak kullanılabilirlik, ekran tasarımıve kullanıcıdeneyimi bilgisini ve tecrübesini derinleştirdi. 2006 yılında Turkcell Global Bilgi’nin, 2011 yılında Turkcell’in ilk kullanıcıdeneyimi ekiplerini kurdu. Halen Turkcell’de User Experience & Interactive Technology Manager olarak çalışıyor; Turkcell’in müşterileri için, çağrımerkezi ve bayileri için olan tüm dijital ürün, servis ve platformlarında Turkcell’in vizyonu doğrultusunda kullanıcıdeneyimlerinin stratejisinden başlayarak tasarlanıp geliştirilmesinden sorumlu ekipleri yönetiyor.
Çiğdem, Türkiye’nin önde gelen firmalarında dijital transformasyonun interaktif tasarım ve deneyim katmanında tasarımcıolarak başlayıp yönetici olarak devam eden 22 yıllık kariyerinde bu alanda Türkiye'deki en deneyimli isimlerden biri olarak dikkat çekiyor.
Prof. Dr. İlber Ortaylı
Profesör , Galatasay Üniversitesi Öğretim Üyesi
1947 yılında doğdu. Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi (1969) ileAnkara Üniversitesi Dil Tarih Coğrafya Fakültesi Tarih Bölümü’nübitirdi. Master çalışmasınıChicago Üniversitesi’nde Prof. Halil İnalcık ile yaptı. “Tanzimat SonrasıMahalli İdareler”adlıtezi ile doktor, “Osmanlıİmparatorluğu’nda Alman Nüfuzu”adlıçalışmasıyla da doçent oldu. Viyana, Berlin, Paris, Princeton, Moskova, Roma, Münih, Strasbourg, Yanya, Sofya, Kiel, Cambridge, Oxford ve Tunus üniversitelerinde misafir öğretim üyeliği yaptı, seminerler ve konferanslar verdi. Yerli ve yabancıbilimsel dergilerde Osmanlıtarihinin 16. ve 19. yüzyılıve Rusya tarihiyle ilgili makaleler yayınladı. 1989-2002 yıllarıarasında Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi’nde İdare Tarihi Bilim DalıBaşkanıolarak görev yapmış, 2002 yılında Galatasaray Üniversitesi’ne geçmiştir. İlber Ortaylı, Uluslar arasıOsmanlıEtüdleri Komitesi Yönetim Kurulu üyesi, Avrupa İranoloji Cemiyeti üyesi, Makedonya Bilimler Akademisi üyesi, Rusya Bilimler Akademisi Şarkiyat EnstitüsüOnursal Profesörü’dür.