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IDC Directions & Digital Transformation Awards 2019

Multiplied Innovation: Scaling a Technology Revolution

Microsoft Türkiye Office, İstanbul, February 7, 2019


The global ICT industry has entered an era of multiplied innovation, where the emergence of new digital business models will see more than half of the global economy become digitalized by 2021.

Multiplied innovation represents the next chapter of the digital transformation journey, and the new imperative is to keep pace with the unprecedented rate of business change while increasing the speed of business operations, the speed at which changes are delivered, and the speed and scale of innovation. The forces of multiplied innovation are powering up, and we are seeing an explosion in digital innovation platforms and ecosystems to facilitate this transformation.

Developing an effective digital transformation platform that can sustain, advance, and scale business operations may be the most important task facing the region’s decision makers over the next few years. Many future applications will be developed by AIs without human supervision, and beyond that, augmented humanity – the fusion of digital technologies and humans – for improved mobility, sensing, and cognition will start to become routine.

As a result, the future workplace will become far more collaborative. However, while new technologies are transforming key aspects of the modern business, legacy systems are holding others back, limiting innovation, opportunity, and engagement. Indeed, end-user organizations from every sector are now facing up to the challenge of having to balance traditional systems and next-generation technologies.

To this end, IDC Directions 2019 provides an exclusive forum for senior executives from the region’s pre-eminent technology firms to engage with experienced local and global IDC analysts on their predictions for Turkey.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Breakfast


Welcome Address

Nevin Çizmecioğulları
Country Director, IDC Turkiye

Impact of the Trends on the ICT Industry: Tech Leaders’ Perspective

Berke Menekli
VP IT T-MEA-CIS - B/S/H Ev Aletleri
Murat Boyla
CEO, Data Market
Sinan Dumlu
Country Manager, Dell EMC
Güngör Kaymak
General Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Önder Sönmez
General Manager, Hitachi Vantara
Burçak Soydan
Global Technology Services Country Leader, IBM
Mehmet Ali Akarca
CEO, KoçSistem
Murat Kansu
General Manager, Microsoft Turkey
İlker Çalışkan
CFO, Netas
Burak Aydın
General Manager, SabancıDx

IDC’s Global Technology Trends

Steven Frantzen
Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, MD CEMA Region, IDC

IDC’s Top Technology Trends for Local Area

Eren Eser
Principal Analyst, Turkey, IDC

CxO’s Agenda for 2019

Levent Kızıltan
CIO, Eczacıbaşı Holding
İlker Altıntaş
EVP, Technology & Operations, Akbank
Mustafa Ayhan
CDO / CTO, Borçelik
Cengiz Gürer
CIO, DeFacto
Gül Erol
İnsan Kaynakları ve Bilişim Başkanı, Enerjisa
Dr. Murad Ardaç
Digital Transformation Leader, Koç Holding
Gökçe Bezmez
CIO, Mercedes Benz Türk
Şirin Aktaş
IT Director, Turkey & Central Asia, Unilever

DX Awards Ceremony


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 About IDC Digital Transformation Awards

The IDC Digital Transformation Awards (IDC DX Awards) honors the achievements of organizations that have successfully planned and executed the digital transformation (DX) of one or multiple areas of their business through the application of digital and disruptive technologies in Turkey.

We pride ourselves on enforcing the highest level of transparency and impartiality in the evaluation process. Each nomination is reviewed and validated using a multi-tiered process and assessed by a panel of independent judges composed of industry thought leaders, veterans, and academia.

The award categories and selection criteria are aligned to reflect today's most critical business transformation areas.

2018 is the year where we will see increased participation in the journey of transformation into a Digital Native Enterprise. During this journey, organizations will be characterized by close collaborations, intense innovations, and accelerated implementation of DX initiatives, as they fast track themselves into one of the leaders in the DX economy.

This 2018, the search for the Turkey’s top digital trailblazers intensifies. Could you be one of them? Find out and compete with the best of the best.

 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 25 January 2019.


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Advisory Board

* The list is in company alphabetical order.

Erkin Öztürk

Head of IT, A101 Yeni Mağazacılık A.Ş.

İlker Altıntaş

EVP, Technology & Operations, Akbank

Metin Demirel

CIO, Aksigorta

Haldun Aydoğdu

CIO-COO, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik

Mehmet Abacı

CIO, Anadolu Sigorta

Oğuzhan Öztürk

CTO, Arçelik

Mert Oruz

CIO, Arkas Holding

Fahri Arkan

CIO, AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat

Ege Örer

CIO, AXA Sigorta

Hakan Duran

CIO, Aydınlı Grup


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