IDC IoT, Analytics, Big Data & Cognitive/AI Computing Conference 2018

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IDC IoT, Analytics, Big Data & Cognitive/AI Computing Conference 2018

Accelerating Paths to Business Value Through Data

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, December 11, 2018


"Business leaders generally agree that analytics holds the key to competing successfully in an increasingly digital world. In the past few years, organisations have been investing in ever more sophisticated tools to handle and analyse data. But many have yet to gain the value they have been looking for. What's the secret? In this conference, we will seek to explore how to gain intelligence from information and look at best practices from governance to change management to drive value while building the truly intelligent business." Philip Carnelley, Research Director, IDC

While many traditional industry players are looking at BDA and cognitive systems to drive operational efficiencies that will help them reduce their overall cost structure and provide quick ROI, the more progressive companies are starting to utilize these solutions to aggressively enter adjacent industries and market segments. These digital “disruptors” are finding ways to leverage the 3rd Platform technologies – mobile, cloud, analytics and social – as a platform to quickly develop and deploy cognitive systems and BDA solutions that are dramatically changing the way traditional businesses models function.

This event will help delegates to address the following questions:

  •   How can organization successfully deploy BDA and cognitive systems which can actually bring benefits to top and bottom line?
  •   What are the opportunities that cognitive systems and BDA present?
  •   What use/business cases are driving the market today? And which will drive the market in the future?
  •   What are the technological and organizational challenges companies will face?
  •   What are the solutions vendors provide the technologies and skilled resources to address the major challenges?
  •   Which vendors, enterprises and governments are leading the way and what are they doing to drive this success?
  •   What steps your organization should take to embark on this journey.

This conference will separate the hype from reality; particularly in the area of Cognitive / AI. Discover the next-gen technologies that are already here today, and how they are providing the catalyst for organizations to leap frog ahead of the competition. Technology investment cannot be blind - understanding and extracting the business value is essential for this journey. 

Join us at the event to understand and visualize the concept of the digital twin - how it applies to all industry verticals, and how underlying new technologies such as Analytics, APIs, Big Data, Cognitive/AI and IoT converge as the nucleus of an organization becoming fully digitally aware.

IDC Türkiye’s Big Data and IoT conference will provide insight into the latest trends, and technologies, and provide guidance to business and technology executives on which key factors to consider in their strategic planning when allocating resources for IoT & Big Data initiatives and business plans. 

Topics To be Covered:

  • Hadoop, MapReduce, and the technologies behind Big Data analytics
  • Forecasting, Mobile Analytics, Predictive Analytics
  • Enterprise information management (EIM)
  • Cloud-based and service-oriented technologies in business intelligence (BI)
  • The complexity and compatibility of data
  • Data protection, privacy, and confidentiality
  • IoT Connectivity and future developments
  • IoT Security; the critical ecosystem component for all things IoT
  • IoT platform and Analytics - turning sensor data into profit


The IDC Turkiye IoT-Big Data Awards 2018 is currently open for submissions.

About the Awards

The IoT-Big Data Awards was established by IDC Turkiye to honor the achievements in industry technological innovations within Turkey.
We pride ourselves on enforcing the highest level of transparency and impartiality in the evaluation process – each submission is reviewed by the IDC analysts and an independent judges composed of industry leaders as advisory board members.
The award categories and selection criteria are aligned to reflect the industry’s present-day transformation.

Multiple submissions up to 3 projects can be made for any of the following categories:

  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Operational Excellence
  • Customer Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Disruptive Technologies (AI, Robotics, Machine Learning)




In order to submit your application, please follow below steps:

  1. See the questions and terms on this page,
  2. Simply fill out the online submission form and submit the completed entry

The closing date for submissions is December 3rd, 2018.


Time Event Speakers

Registration, Breakfast & Networking


From Information to Intelligence: Paths to Value for the Digital Business

Fatma Özdemir
Program Manager, IDC

Panel Discussion: Creating the Intelligent Business: Paths to Value


New Opportunities in IoT & Advanced Analytics

Mehmet Ali Akarca
Vice Chairman Board of Directors, KoçDigital

Our Future In The Modern World

Metin Salt
General Manager, Vestel Ventures+Ventek



How Big Data and Analytics is Transforming the Media Industry

Koray Kocabaş
Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Group Manager, Hürriyet

Coffee Break & Networking


Data Analytics for Intelligent Decision Making

Mehmet Hamdi Özçelik
Marketing Analytics & Optimization Manager, Yapı ve Kredi Bankası

Leverage the Power of IoT and Big Data

Orhan Karaman
Data Analytics & Big Data Solutions Sales Manager, Hitachi Vantara

Advanced Analytics at TÜPRAŞ

Mustafa Bakır
Process Improvement & Software Manager, TÜPRAŞ

Big Data Analytics Studies with Qlik Sense

Yağmur Devir,
Alican Ertürk

7 Habits of Successful IoT Projects

Ebru Kılıç Eker
General Manager, Software AG

Real Examples of Advanced Analytics and IoT

Önder Kaplancık
Managing Director, KoçDigital




Panel Discussion: Big Data & Analytics – Creating Intelligent Data Models

Mustafa Sabri Çıkrıkçı,
Fahrettin Oylum,

How Apps Are Getting Smarter

Ünal Sezer
Group Manager, Internet & Mobile Banking , QNB Finansbank - IBTech

Data: The Foundation of Future Digital Business

Murat Taşbaş
IT Director, Hopi

Intersection of Product Management with Big Data: Amplifying Value through “Productising” Data

Soud Hyder
Data Insights Lead, TRT World

Big Data – Creating Intelligent Data Models

Dilek Güven
Business Intelligence Senior Manager, TEB

Harnessing The Power of Real-Time Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Ayhan Demirci
Manager, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Enerjisa

Freeing up the Sales Force for Selling

Yalçın Terlemez
Division Manager, Digital, Analytical & Financial Applications, Aksigorta

Panel Discussion: How Disruptive Technologies Are Reshaping Our Business Models

İsmihan Baysal Anderson,
İnanç Çakıroğlu,
Ceyhun Kuyumcu,

IoT and AI Data Analytics for Intelligent Decision Making

Pınar Köse Kulacz
IoT Strategy and Projects, Digital Transformation Manager, Arçelik

“Intelligent IT Operations with AI and Machine Learning: A case study of anomaly detection in systems logs & reports”

Mürsel Taşgın
Mainframe and Storage Systems Manager, Kredi Kayıt Bürosu

IIOT Implementation Roadmap

Ali Ercan
Head of Global Application Services, B/S/H

Realities of AI

Temel Kebapçıoğlu
Cognitive Process Services Country Leader, IBM

AI For A Better World

Onur Koç
CTO, Microsoft

Data Science Lab

Mehmet Arıkkan
Director of Engineering, P1M1

İTÜ Çekirdek Startups

Smartvist: Mekan güvenliği ve konforuna yönelik geliştirdiğimiz ürünler, kapınıza veya pencerinize yaklaşan şahısların ses ve görüntülerini kaydetmekte, yüzleri tanıyabilmekte, sizi mobilden arayarak anında bilgilendirmekte, uzaktan kapı içi sesli alarmı çalıştırmanızı veya isterseniz sesli ve görüntülü iletişim kurmanızı sağlayarak proaktif ve etkin bir güvenlik çözümü sunmaktadır.

HUBBOX: Projemiz endüstriyel amaçlı kendi tasarımımız olan IoT cihazımız ve yazılımımız ile (Endüstri 4.0’ a geçiş sistemi) kolay, hızlı ve uzmanlık gerektirmeden makinelere ve istenilen noktalara hızlı, kolay, güvenli olarak ve çok fazla teknik bilgi gerektirmeden erişim sağlamayı amaçlıyor.

Reminis App: Etkinliklerde çekilen fotoğraflarınıza eşsiz yüz tanıma teknolojisi ile anında ulaşmanızı sağlayan platformdur.

Connect-ION: Kullanım asistanı, geri görüş kamerası olmayan araçlara geri görüş özelliği kazandıracak, üzerindeki sensörlerle sürüş güvenlik ve konforunu artıracak, kolayca monte edilerek kablosuz olarak akıllı telefon ile yönetilebilecek akıllı plakalık projesidir.


AI-Enhanced Safe and Secure IoT Systems


Women in Data Science
Inspiring & Educating Data Scientists & Supporting Women In This Field.

Bilge Köroğlu,
Aslı Sabreden,
Didem Makaroğlu

IDC Technology Awards


Fatma Özdemir

Program Manager, IDC

Emre Ekmekçi

President International, Hepsiburada

Bora Biçer

Vice President, Business, Service and Customer Experience Management,

Gürhan Çam

Digital Banking SVP & Deputy CDO, Deniz Bank

Semih İncedayı

CEO, Doğuş Teknoloji

Adnan Metin

CDTO, Yıldız Holding

Elif Pehlivaner

VP, SME Banking Marketing & CRM Analytics, Akbank

Mehmet Ali Akarca

Vice Chairman Board of Directors, KoçDigital

Metin Salt

General Manager, Vestel Ventures+Ventek

Koray Kocabaş

Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Group Manager, Hürriyet


Principal Partner(s)

Premier Partner(s)

Document Partner(s)

Media Partner(s)

Advisory Board

* The list is in surname alphabetical order.

Altan Açıkgöz

Head of Data, Getir

İsa Semih Akçıra


Seçil Arslan

Head of R&D, Yapı Kredi Bankası

Ökkeş Emin Balçiçek

R&D and Enterprise Architecture VP, Kuveyttürk

Murat K. Beşiroğlu

Customer Analytics Unit Manager, Türkiye İş Bankası

Güçlü Borhan

VP, HR Applications Development, Yapı Kredi Bankası

Ayhan Demirci

Manager, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Enerjisa

Tuğçe Denizlerkurdu

CRM & Advanced Analytic Solutions Department Sr Manager, Digitürk

Okan Cengaver

CIO; Vodafone

Asst. Prof. Ahmet Onur Durahim

Faculty Member, Boğaziçi University



Banu Sogut

Conference Project Manager, IDC Turkey

+90 553 636 6554

Onur Hamitoglu

Senior Sales Manager, Conferences and Events

+90 533 301 8998

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