IDC DX Summit 2020

Champions of the Digital Arena

DIGITAL SUMMIT | Turkey | December 17, 2020


In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and digital transformation (DX). At a time when technology is changing at an exponential rate, DX is not a choice – it is an inevitability.

And the difference between winners and losers can be as simple as the role that leaders play in their organization. Today’s leaders are empowered to create their futures, and the futures of their organizations. In the face of the unknown, leaders and organizations need to act.

Fortunately, leaders are not without their tools. In the form of third platform technologies and innovation accelerators, these tools allow leaders to shape the future of work, operations, culture, customers and intelligence, where the only limits are their imaginations and ability to execute.

Future is constantly being invented and re-invented. IDC’s DX Summit recognizes the people and the organizations who have taken the future into their own hands, to dictate what they see as The Future Enterprise.


Time Event & Speakers



IDC Welcome Address

Nevin Çizmecioğulları
Country Director, IDC Turkiye

Opening Address: Government Affiliation
Turkey's Transition to a Digitally Enabled Smart Government

Mehmet Fatih Kacır
Deputy Minister, Republic of Turkey, Ministery of Industry and Technology

Harnessing The Forces of Change to Reshape The Enterprise

Carrie MacGillivray
Group VP & General Manager WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research, IDC

Far-reaching changes in diverse areas such as society, organizational culture, and technology are redefining what it takes for any organization to remain competitive and generate business success. Now is the time to harness the power of technology and reshape the enterprise with a modern digital enterprise experience. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated change. For IT and digital transformation projects, what would have taken months has taken weeks or even days. CIOs in Turkey are now asking: "What next?"
How can they maintain the new pace?
How can they keep elevated productivity while avoiding burnout?
When it comes to big issues such as volatile customer demand, IT and operational agility, and adapting to the "new normal" of work arrangements, which of the new practices should be kept in place?
What changes are needed to their strategic frameworks?


Endless Possibilities, Timing and Inches

Oğuz Sezgin
CIO & Digital Transformation Leader, Koç Holding

Digitalization in the Era of Accelerating Change

İlker Altıntaş
COO, Akbank

DX Success Factors: Enterprise Perspective

Cemal Akyel
VP, Management Information Systems, Eti

A New Leader for a New Era: A Steve Jobs for Every Company

Öget Kantarcı
General Manager, Gittigidiyor & MENA Reginal Director, eBay
Utku Barış Pazar
Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, Arçelik
Bülent Gürcan
CEO, TeknoSA
Lale Ergin
ESA Esports Co-founder & CEO
Cahit Erdoğan
COO, Yapı Kredi

Paradigm Shift and Value Based Transformation

Mehmet Ali Akarca
General Manager, KoçSistem

Our Vision of Digital Transformation

Haluk Tekin
Turkey General Manager, Red Hat

Rushing for Gold – How Digital Will Transform Your Customer Experience

Fernando Egea
VP, Strategic Solutions, Genesys

Transformation of Leadership in Unprecedented Times

Murat Yeşildere
Senior Partner, Egon Zehnder

The Future Reimagined: Seeding Digital Innovation in Organizations

İlker Baydar
CEO, Bilyoner
Dr. Oğuz Mülazımoğlu
General Manager & Executive Board Member, Abdi İbrahim İlaç
Özge Doğan
CEO, Gratis
Cüneyt Yavuz
CEO, Mavi
Ahmet Hasanbeşeoğlu
Digital Supply Chain Director, Unilever
M. Kerem Öztürk
General Manager, TAV Technologies

Change is afoot and the imperative to transform our IT organizations is manifest; new requirements from our internal, line-of-business departments, our customers and our business partners are before us every day. This session provides CxOs with a strategic framework and set of practices, grounded in usable metrics, that they can use to stay ahead of their daily challenges: enabling IT infrastructure modernization, automating IT operations, taming an exploding volume of data with new systematic data optimization strategies, exploiting new artificial intelligence and machine learning options; and delivering an achievable roadmap for the future that resonates and is readily understood by general business leaders. Attendees will leave the session with new insights into practical ways to manage their ongoing challenges and a renewed sense of optimism about the future.


Industry Track Sessions (Platinum Partners) (Parallel Sessions)

Session A: Financial Services

13:10 - 13:20

The Transformation Journey of Finance

Aynur Satıcı
SVP, Budgeting & Management Reporting Division Head, Akbank
13:20 - 14:20

Panel Discussion: Financial Services in the Next Normal – Shifting Gears from Perseverance to Acceleration

Mehmet Bütün
CIO&CDO, Vakıf Katılım Bankası
Esra Beyzadeoğlu
COO & CDO, Alternatif Bank
A. Fahri Arkan
CIO, AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat
Dr. Okan Acar
Digital Banking Group Manager, Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası
Mustafa Bezeklioğlu
CIO, Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası
Ömer Çıtak
Technical Sales Leader, BI Technology

Session B: Digital Retail & Business Services & Transportation

13:10 - 13:20

Networking & Infrastructure Systems Emerging Technologies

Kutlugün Sürmeli
Senior Technical Manager, Commscope
Nabi Hacıgaffaroğlu
Senior Technical Manager, Commscope
13:20 - 13:30

Differentiate in the Retail Industry with Advanced Customer Analytics & Big Data

Süha Bayraktar
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Business Development, Turkcell Digital Business Services
13:30 - 14:05

Panel Discussion: Reinventing Retail in The Age of Advanced Analytics

Aslı Boduroğlu de Munnink
Chief Digital Officer, Executive Committee Member, Borusan Otomotiv
Orkun Süer
IT Director, Atasun Optik
Uğur Serkan Taşkın
IT Director, Koçtaş
Şerafettin Özer
CDO, LCWaikiki
Aslıhan Güreşcier
Managing Director, Equinix
Süha Bayraktar
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Business Development, Turkcell Digital Business Services

Session C: Smart Manufacturing

13:10 - 13:25

Outstanding Solution Driving Client Innovation and Transformation: by Award Winner Local “Cloud & IoT Platforms

Begim Başlıgil
CEO, Bulutistan
Nevzat Ataklı
CEO, Trio Mobil Sistemler
13:25 - 14:20

Panel Discussion: New Face of Manufacturing: Digital, Connected and Resilient More than Before!

Murat Özkan
CIO, Anadolu Efes
Gülsün Akhisaroğlu
Global Information Technologies Director, Hayat Holding
Erkut Ekinci
Head of IT, Hugo Boss
Murat Erez
Head of IT, Kale Holding
Timuçin Erdoğu
Digital Transformation & Software Development Manager, Kalyon Group
Ali Çetinbulut
Global CIO, Orhan Holding

Technology Focus Group Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track 1: Cybersecurity & Cloud Computing

14:20 - 14:35

Anatomy of a Targeted Industrial Ransomware Attack

Michael Yehoshua
VP, Global Marketing, SCADAfence
14:35 - 15:10

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

Özer Gülce
Manager, Information Security, & Governance, Alternatif Bank
Bülent Muşlu
SVP, Information Security, IT Compliance and Service Management, Bankalararası Kart Merkezi
Yıldız Balatürk Erkan
Head of It Security & Risk Management, Burgan Bank
Dr. Mert Özarar
Group Leader, Cyber Security Engineering, Havelsan
Yusuf Özer
Head of Information Security and Enterprise Governance, Sigorta Bilgi ve Gözetim Merkezi
Kadir Yıldız
SVP, IT Strategy & Governance, Turkish Airlines
15:10 - 15:55

Panel Discussion: Cloud Strategy and Infrastructure: Which Requirements Determine the Optimal Infrastructure When Choosing the Cloud Strategy?

Koray Kocabaş
Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Group Manager, Hürriyet
Fatih Özengin
IT Director, Doğanlar Yatırım Holding
Umut Tufan
Hüseyin Yurtseven
Director of Software Engineering, Delivery Hero
Murat Migdisoğlu
Principal Software Engineer, Udemy

Track 2: Big Data & Analytics & Internet of Things

14:20 - 14:35

Analytics and Digital Transformation Solutions

Zafer Akın
Sales Director, Micro Focus
14:35 - 15:05

Panel Discussion: The IoT Journey - Where do You Actually Start?

Altuğ Soydan
IT & Digital Transformation Director, OTOKAR
Mustafa Bakır
CIO,Digital Transformation Leader, Demir Export
Mustafa Ayhan
CDO / CTO, Borçelik
Serdar Dilmen
Gökhan Bingöl
CDO, Eldor
Dr. Erdal Kemikli
Technology & Strategy Director, Otokoç Otomotiv
15:05 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: Enhancing the Digital Experience: It All Starts with the Data

Erkan Yeniçare
Technology & Digital Transformation Director, Norm Holding
Serhan Özhan
CIO & CTO, CK Enerji
Yasemin Esra Hügül
IT Director, Mapfre Sigorta
Kaan Marangoz
CIO, Nobel İlaç
Sinem Gözaydın
Head of Information Technologies and Solution, Sanofi

Track 3: Future of Digital Infrastructure

14:20 - 14:35

Process Innovation- Digitization Journey in Supply Chain

Ali Oktay Ortakaya
Key Territory Manager, MSBDEU, Panasonic
14:35 - 14:45

Be Proactive Across your Private, Public & Hybrid Virtual Infrastructure

Kev Johnson
Senior Systems Engineer, Runecast
14:45 - 15:35

Panel Discussion: Digital Reinvention: Creating Value by Unlocking the Power of Your Infrastructure

Serdar Birlikçi
CIO, Groupama Sigorta
Metin Demirel
Assistant General Manager, EVP Technology, Digital & Retail Underwriting, Aksigorta
Murat Çalışırişçi
CIO, Avrasya Tüneli
Ali İnal
IT Director, EnerjiSA Üretim
Önder Oğuzhan
CTO&CMO, Teknosa

(Parallel Sessions)

Session A: Digital Workplace: Connecting People and Creating Future Employees

16:00 - 16:50

Panel Discussion: Future of Work: Moving from Business Continuity to Business Resiliency

Esra Daver
HR Director, Metro Cash & Carry
Nursel Ölmez Ateş
İK ve Kurumsal İletişim Grup Başkanı, Borusan Holding
Özlem Salur
Head of People Department, Getir
Meltem Kalender
CHRO, ING Türkiye
Aslı Üner Dizdar
Capability Development Head (ICMEA) , Training& Learning Partner(Interim) Growth &Emerging Markets, Takeda

Session B:Talent Management

16:00 - 17:00

Panel Discussion: Developing Your Workforce to Support Your Digital Strategy

Günnur Aktoros
Founding Partner, Talentra
Sadi Abalı
Management Consultant & Digital Transformation Leader, Chestra Consulting
Esra Hüseyinzadegan
Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Namecheap
Yusuf Tokmakcı
IT Head, Canada, Siemens

Session C: Digital Transformation Roadmap of Municipalities

16:00 - 16:50

Panel Discussion: Smart Cities Strategies and Action Plans

Erol Özgüner
CIO, İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Tayfun İşbilen
Şeref Can Ayata
Head of IT, İETT
Erdoğan Bayrak
Cüneyt Yılmaz
IT Manager, Bağcılar Belediyesi

IDC Turkey DX Awards Ceremony


Music Delight
A Thank You From IDC Community

We have navigated a very challenging year 2020 together and have established a closeness, solidarity, and real sense of community.
In that spirit, as a heartfelt thank you to you all, we would like to invite you to join us online for a very special concert: Soyoung Yoon performs Astor Piazzolla's “Tango Nuevo”


Nevin Çizmecioğulları

Country Director, IDC Turkiye

Mehmet Fatih Kacır

Deputy Minister, Republic of Turkey, Ministery of Industry and Technology

Carrie MacGillivray

Group VP & General Manager WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research, IDC

Oğuz Sezgin

CIO & Digital Transformation Leader, Koç Holding

İlker Altıntaş

COO, Akbank

Cemal Akyel

VP, Management Information Systems, Eti

Öget Kantarcı

General Manager, Gittigidiyor & MENA Reginal Director, eBay

Utku Barış Pazar

Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, Arçelik

Bülent Gürcan

CEO, TeknoSA

Lale Ergin

ESA Esports Co-founder & CEO


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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.

2020 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 2020, 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 20 November 2020.


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