IDC Women Transforming Technology Summit Educate, Engage, and Empower

DIGITAL Event | December 1 - December 3, 2021

Overview

 

 

Over the past decade, diversity and inclusion have gained momentum, shedding light on the critical role of women in technology. Globally several women have assumed leadership positions with success, confirming findings that diverse organizations perform better, hire better talent, have more engaged employees, and retain workers better than companies that do not focus on D&I.

At its very core, digital transformation is about cultural change.  Other than the technology aspect, it is change management, with a focus on creating a diverse organization. Over the past decade, diversity and inclusion (D&I) have steadily gained momentum, shedding light on the critical role of women in technology. According to IDC research, more than 80% of C-Suite executives think that D&I policies will have at least “some impact” on their business.

IDC research also indicates that at least 35% of organizations worldwide have D&I requirements as T&C criteria for IT suppliers, underlining corporate commitments to strengthening efforts on social topics – as more clients want to work with partners and vendors who share their values.   

Source: IDC

Diversity is a hot topic in the tech industry — and because it’s discussed frequently, it might be easy to feel like things have already changed. However, the momentum is still too slow in this region.  Women remain largely underrepresented in STEM roles at about half that of male representation. Female participation in IT is about 35% with less than 18% in managerial roles.

Compounding the problem, IDC research found that 51% of employers in the region are accelerating their digitalization agenda and 60% of employers intend to accelerate the automation of processes. These changes are likely to do away with a set of roles that are increasingly redundant in the new future of work— and accelerate the creation of new roles. The distribution of female roles in IT is highly skewed towards the roles that will become automated.

Key Themes

  • Attract more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to close the gender gap
  • Strengthen DX through Diversity
  • Fight against Unconscious Bias
  • Achieving Balanced Participation of Women and Men in IT
  • Equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities for women
  • Gender equality in tech is more important than ever
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Technology
  • Hybrid is the new Everything!
  • Future of Work: The Engaged Employee Experience

Agenda


Time Event & Speakers
10:00

Trends & Opportunities in Turkey for Women Transforming Technology

Nevin Çizmecioğulları

Country Director, IDC Turkiye
10:10

Welcome Address

Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan

Deputy Minister, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure
10:20

DX Strengthened Through Diversity in the Workplace

Burcu Bahadır

Cloud Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

Sibel Akay

Information Security Team Lead, Trendyol

Günseli Gökalp

IT Service Management Director, N11.com
11:05

Supporting Women in Closing Gender Gaps in Technology

Işıl Hasdemir

Country Manager, DELL Technologies
11:25

The Role of Women in Digital Transformation

Sitare Sezgin

CEO, Teknosa
11:35

The Rise of Diversity in Technology

Zeynep Kılıç

Program Manager, Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions, IDC

Yekta Caymaz

CIO, Arçelik Global

Murat Erez

Head of IT, Kale Holding

Gürkan Papila

CIO, Eczacıbaşı Holding
12:15

C Level View of Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and Sectoral Challenges

Murat Yeşildere

Senior Partner, Egon Zehnder

Oya Güldalı

CHRO, Ajinomoto Turkiye

Eylem Özgür

CHRO, Eczacıbaşı Holding

Esra Beyzadeoğlu

Chief People and Culture Officer, Hepsiburada

Özge Korkmaz

EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Director, JLL EMEA

Selim Arda Üçer

CHRO, Penti

Bülent Bayram

Country Human Resources Director, Vodafone

Duygu Sancar Civelek

Head of Digital Technologies | Product | Project, Doğuş Yayın Grubu
13:45

Women in Education Sector & Career Opportunities

Serhat Özeren

Chairman of the Board, İTÜ ETA Vakfı Doğa Koleji
14:00

Women Entrepreneurship, Mentoring and Support

Ayten Ezentaş

Managing Partner, Mentor Derneği
14:05

Istanbul Blockchain Women Foundation Panel

Başak Burcu Yiğit

Co Founder, İstanbul Blockchain Women Association

Leyla Arsan

Board Member, Istanbul Blockchain Women Association

Çağla Gül Şenkardeş

Board Member, İstanbul Blockchain Women Association

Av. Ece Ildır

Board Member, Istanbul Blockchain Women Association
14:45

#IamRemarkable

Deniz Ulus

Media Solutions Manager, Search Ads 360, Google, Google Cloud
16:00

IDC Women Transforming Technology Felicitation Ceremony

Speakers

Nevin Çizmecioğulları

Country Director, IDC Turkiye

Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan

Deputy Minister, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure

Burcu Bahadır

Cloud Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

Sibel Akay

Information Security Team Lead, Trendyol

Günseli Gökalp

IT Service Management Director, N11.com

Işıl Hasdemir

Country Manager, DELL Technologies

Sitare Sezgin

CEO, Teknosa

Zeynep Kılıç

Program Manager, Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions, IDC

Yekta Caymaz

CIO, Arçelik Global

Murat Erez

Head of IT, Kale Holding

Become a Speaker

Women Transforming Technology Felicitation Ceremony

 

The 'IDC Women Transforming Technology Awards 2021' will recognize the efforts of leading female executives, based on their proven ability to drive innovation, strengthen resiliency, and shape rapid change while championing digital transformation.

 

Our aim is to honor female leaders who have not only positively impacted business outcomes, work cultures, and levels of innovation but also successfully promoted gender diversity in their organizations and underscored the need to expand mentoring programs that develop female leaders.

 

To this end, we will be unveiling four separate lists that will recognize top 50 performers in the following categories.
 

The closing date for submissions is 25 November 2021.

 


Rising Star

Recognizing women who have begun their career in technology in the last five years and have already become high achievers. The judges will examine the last 18 months, looking at achievements, contributions to successful projects, examples of innovation, and an understanding of how technology can create business value.



Download Nomination Form
Online Submission

CEO Catalyst

Recognizing business leaders who have become an effective role models for other women in the last 18 months. The judges will examine demonstrations of leadership and business achievements, as well as examples of being a role model by inspiring other women to succeed in technology.



Download Nomination Form
Online Submission

CIO Pioneer

Recognizing women who have championed the use of technology within their organizations, successfully communicated its merits to a wider audience, and demonstrated innovation and IT excellence in the last 18 months. The judges will look at projects and achievements spanning their current organizations, along with examples of best-practice implementations, leadership, and alignment with business goals.



Download Nomination Form
Online Submission

Digital Transformation Leader

Recognizing women who have led an IT transformation, digital transformation, or business-change program driven by technology in the last 18 months (CISOs, CDOs, application heads, infrastructure heads, and other senior IT designations). The judges will assess the planning, execution, and results of the transformation program, looking particularly at the technologies and innovation involved, best practices, alignment to business goals, and impact on the wider business.



Download Nomination Form
Online Submission

General Information

 

 

 

 

Digital Event

 

 

 

 

 

December 1-3

 

 

 

 

11:00

 Language
Turkish

Registration Fee
Free of Charge: For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)

Contact

For More Information, contact: Merve Kaya - Conference Project Manager

Mobile: +90530 261 3562 | Email: mkaya@idc.com

While this event will celebrate the role of women in technology, all members of the end-user community – both male and female – are welcome to join us as champions of diversity in the workplace.

Partners

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Contact Us

Merve Kaya

Conference Project Manager

+90 530 261 3562

Ceren Tugcu

Sales Manager

+90 533 599 5205

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