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IDC AI, Advanced Analytics & RPA Conference 2019

Beyond The Hype - How Artificial Intelligence is Becoming Reality

InterContinental, Istanbul, November 5, 2019
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"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


Time Event & Speakers

Registration / Breakfast & Networking


How to Gain Intelligence from Information and Create the Value You've Been Looking For

Aslı Koçkal
Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Türkiye



Panel Discussion: Hype or Reality: Advanced Analytics and AI

Gökhan Gökçay
SVP, Digital, Payments and Data Technology Leader, Akbank
Utku Barış Pazar
Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, Arçelik
Yücel Ölçer

New Opportunities in Advanced Analytics

Önder Kaplancık
Managing Director, KoçDigital

Predictive Analytics


Coffee Break & Networking


Machine Learning and AI Enabled Ecommerce


Zero to One: Real-life Stories during Data Journey of Organizations

Koray Kocabaş
BI & Data Analytics Group Director, Demirören Dijital

Smart Flight: Developing a New Product Using Data Science

Dr. Kadir Kırmızı

Grow Your Business with Value Added Analytics

Demet Sönmez
Regional Director Emerging Europe & Middle East, Icron

How to feed you Artificial Intelligence

İsmail Cingil
Digital Insights Sales and Business Development Manager, Hitachi Vantara

Turning into A Data - Driven Organization: Challenges & Solutions

Tufan Baydemir
Data Science Team Lead, Coca-Cola Türkiye

Lunch & Networking



IoT and AI Data Analytics for Intelligent Decision Making

İsmihan Baysal Anderson
IT and Automation Director, Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Automation Framework as the RPA

Füsun Borluk
Group Head of Project Management Office and IT Quality, AvivaSA

RPA in Action

Haydar Erdem Yılmaz
Head of IT Operations, Vodafone

New Customer Experince Through Empowering Data

Ömer Bodur
Manager, Business Intelligence, DeFacto

Vakıf Katılım BI & Analytical Transformation Roadmap

İsmail Çelik
Line Manager, Data Management and Business Intelligence, Vakıf Katılım Bankası

Leverage Your Business with Artificial Intelligence

Caner Çanak
Artificial intelligence and Data Analytics Manager, Turkcell

Competitive Advantages in Pricing Analytics

Duygu Bayram
CRM and Data Analytics Senior Manager, Teknosa

Mercedes-Benz RPA Solution: Robocop

Ali Erdem Silan
Ali Erdem Silan, IT Project Manager, Mercedes-Benz Türk

Robotic Process Automation: Challenges & Opportunities

Engin Gümüşel
Manager - IT Server&System Administration, Ford Otosan
Harun Baylan
Vice President, Process Management & Service Design, Akbank
Hürol Berber
Senior Manager, IT ServiceDesk, Vodafone
Murat Gölcü
Manager, Infrastructure and Technology Services, Eczacıbaşı Bilişim
Tuğrul Sayan
Assistant Manager, Software & Quality, Odeabank

AI, Big Data & Analytic Start-ups


AI & Analytic Awards 2019


Aslı Koçkal

Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Türkiye

Gökhan Gökçay

SVP, Digital, Payments and Data Technology Leader, Akbank

Utku Barış Pazar

Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, Arçelik

Yücel Ölçer


Önder Kaplancık

Managing Director, KoçDigital

Koray Kocabaş

BI & Data Analytics Group Director, Demirören Dijital

Dr. Kadir Kırmızı


Demet Sönmez

Regional Director Emerging Europe & Middle East, Icron

İsmail Cingil

Digital Insights Sales and Business Development Manager, Hitachi Vantara

Tufan Baydemir

Data Science Team Lead, Coca-Cola Türkiye

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IDC Turkiye AI & Analytic Technlogy Awards 2019 are currently open for submission

About AI & Analytic Awards 2019

The AI & Analytic Awards were established by IDC Turkiye to honor the achievements of IT sectors' 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 IDC analysts and 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:

  • Analytics & Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Customer Excellence
  • Innovation Accelerators
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Innovation
  • Operational Excellence (i.e. 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 October 11th, 2019.


Advisory Board

* The list is in surname alphabetical order.

Altan Açıkgöz

CDO, Getir

İsa Semih Akçıra


Seçil Arslan

Head of R&D, Yapı Kredi Bankası

Ökkeş Emin Balçiçek

R&D and Enterprise Architecture VP, Kuveyttürk

Güçlü Borhan

VP, HR Applications Development, Yapı Kredi Bankası

Asst. Prof. Ahmet Onur Durahim

Faculty Member, Boğaziçi University

Erkut Ekinci

Head of IT, Hugo Boss

Ali Ercan

Head of Global Application Services, B/S/H

Mehmet Fırat

Information Systems Director, Enerjisa

Günseli Gökalp

IT Director, Çalık Holding


Contact Us

Sule Saltik Ates

Conference Project Manager

+90 536 350 5822

Ceren Tugcu

Account Manager

+90 533 599 5205

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