After a career working in most aspects of travel and in particular travel distribution, Don Birch has turned his hand to applying his industry experience by investing in and mentoring both internet based travel start-ups and travel businesses that are striving to leverage the wonders of Web2.0 and on-going evolutions thereof. Originally a true blue airline professional with over 20 years with Cathay Pacific, in the last decade or so Don has boarded the internet rocket ship and has gained experience with the hype (hotelrezexpress.com), with the technology (SITA) and with the important travel agent segment (CEO of Abacus). He has owned and operated hotels and over the years has become a well know industry commentator. In this guise he is a frequent chairman of travel distribution conferences in Europe, USA and Asia. He gets his enjoyment from learning new things every day and from aspiring to others benefiting from his input and guidance
Travel Innovation Partners LLP
Frank Colmsee is working in Online Advertising for more than 16 years. He was named as one of the web 1.0 Pioneers and led an interesting number of companies into the digital world. e.g. being Managing Director of Carat-Visions, member of the Aegis-Group and showing responsibility for the implementation of digital ideas into the "classic" media-business. In the early 2000, he built up the digital division of the Swiss located Publigroupe and successfully led the German branch to successful operation in digital/crossmedial advertising. Since 2011 he is working for CoAdvertise GmbH, acting as Sales Director Europe. CoAdvertise develops and runs an international operating Real-Time-Bidding (RTB)- platform which allows Publishers, Media-owners and Sales Houses to optimize and trade their inventory on this cutting-edge technology platform. Dated October 2012, Coadvertise actually optimizes and trades more than 20 billion impressions/month via its platform.
CoAdvertise Digital Ad Trading Platform
Head of Sales Europe
Scott C. Fox
Scott C. Fox is a graduate of Michigan University and the Faculty of Law at Stanford University. He has mentored students at the Harvard Business School and has also served as a faculty member at Learning Annex – one of America's leading schools. Fox is currently on the board of the Technology Council of Southern California and multiple other e-commerce startups and social media companies. As a successful entrepreneur and an inspiring speaker, Fox also provides consulting services to e-businesses worldwide. He is also the owner of www.ClickMillionaires.com, an association of coaches specializing in e-commerce and online marketing. He is the author of such bestselling books as "Internet Riches", "Click Millionaires" and "e-Riches 2.0: Next Generation Online Marketing Strategies".
Consultant / Author
Online Marketing Expert
Rok Hrastnik is an international internet marketing management and e-retailing professional. Until October 2011, he was the international internet director at Studio Moderno where he was directly responsible for online strategy, internet team management and online startup development. Hrastnik, who started out in e-retailing with a team of two, now runs a 150 man operation that serves 22 central and eastern European countries including, among others, Russia, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, the Baltic Republic and Poland. Hrastnik is currently the CEO of Iprom, a leading online media agency and technology provider in Slovenia. He is also the founding partner of NeedleFound, a company that aims to revolutionize online analytics.
Iprom - CEO
Founding partner of NeedleFound
Macabeo, who is in charge of Kompass's international strategies and its sales franchise network, has been the acting CEO of Kompass International since 2005. In addition, Macabeo has served as the Managing Director of Kompass France and Kompass Spain since 1993. Kompass, in order to support the regional, national and international growth of businesses, produces and shares rich content within the B2B market. Kompas International, in turn, is a subsidiary of Coface. Macabeo is also responsible for Coface's information marketing operations. Before joining Kompass, Macabeo was employed in upper management at General Electric CGR and has served in various senior positions such as the Managing Director of the group's Brazilian subsidiary.
Sinan Akkaya works as a Trade Manager at UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) Istanbul office , at the British Consulate General. Prior to joining UKTI, Sinan worked in finance and online information industries in a number of different markets. Having started his career in banking, Sinan worked as an equities trader and investment banker in Istanbul and Dubai. Afterwards, he joined ISI Emerging Markets as a Regional Product Manager and led the product development teams in Istanbul and Johannesburg. Sinan holds a Bachelor degree business administration from Koc University, Istanbul and an Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
UKTI İstanbul (UK Trade and Investment)
Tülin Betir started her professional life in IT sector as computer programmer in 1985. After creating technological solutions for many companies of different sectors, she ended up with tourism and transferred to Tourism group of Koç Holding to develop common technological solutions for the group companies. She worked for the establishment of Bookinturkey in IT group of Koç Holding. After establishing Bookinturkey in 2001, she continued as the company manager for a year. She transferred back to tourism group in 2002, then a year later Bookinturkey was also moved from IT group to Setur. She was assigned in steering committee of Koç Group e-transferring project in 2001 representing tourism companies for 3 years. In 2007 she was appointed as Business Development and IT Director in Setur, then in 2009 as Assistant General Manager in charge of tourism activities.
Born in 1984, Volkan Biçer studied Management Information Systems at Boğaziçi University and got his MBA degree from Galatasaray University. Before mobilike, he worked at Turkcell, the leading mobile operator in Turkey, as a product manager at Mobile Marketing & Advertising Division. He also worked as the Country Content Manager for Yahoo! EMEA Team. In parallel, Biçer was in charge of audience & community management at Yahoo! EMEA Marketing Team. Since 2009, Volkan Biçer is the Co-Founder of mobilike and responsible from finance, product & technology, operation and marketing departments.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Dr. Soner Canko
Dr. Soner Canko graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science, Public Administration Department. He also received master's degree and Ph.D from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics. Dr. Soner Canko's career was commenced in Dışbank, then he took up managerial roles in Procter & Gamble, Citibank, Alternatif Bank and Bank Kapital. Dr. Canko continued his career as Business Develepment Manager in HP Consultancy, CEO in Bilesim Payment Systems, Founder and CEO of First Data Turkey, and lastly Assistant General Manager of Ziraat Bankası. Currently, Dr. Canko is working as CEO of Interbank Card Center of Turkey (BKM).
BKM (Interbank Card Center of Turkey)
Turkish Employment Organization Istanbul Province Director
He was born in 1961, Ordu Mesudiye. He attended primary, secondary and high school in Mesudiye, Ordu province, graduating in Eskisehir province from Anadolu University School of Business Administration, Public Administration Program. In 1984, he was employed by Turkish Employment Organization as officer. From 1997 to 2005, he worked there as chief and branch manager. As of August 2005, he was appointed and currently is working as Turkish Employment Organization Istanbul Provincial Director. He is a member of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Professional Training Committee, Executive Board member of Istanbul Provincial Administration OZIMEK Project and member and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board at the Province Employment and Professional Training Board IIMEK. He is married, father of three.
Commercial Marketing Director
Barış Çekin graduated from İTÜ Mechanical Engineering and started his career at Arçelik as Sales and Business Development Executive . After worked here for a period of 2 years, he stayed in USA 2 years and completed MBA. He took part of a founding team at Tanı Pazarlama ve İletişim Hizmetleri and then he established a CRM department at Aygaz A.Ş. In 2007 he started to work at AY Mağazacılık and took a part in the formation of CRM&Campaigns department. Since 2011 May, Çekin has been Commercial Marketing Director at 1V1Y.COM.
Online Sales & Marketing Manager
Cengiz Değirmenci, born in Elazığ 1982, after his primary and secondary education in Elazığ graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University in 2005. After graduation, he had first project management experience with his own technology/communication related business development plan. He joined TEB/BNP Paribas TEB Bonus Card Team and had experiences in product development, sales strategies and campaign management. He worked on the subjects such as market research, product development, regulation and strategy within Tellcom (Turkcell Superonline, as its present name) which is the affiliate of Turkcell after TEB/BNP Paribas. In 2009 he has joined Turkish Airlines; he leaded CRM software team for six months and then started management of projects for mobile applications, IT portfolio management, in-flight entertainment systems between 2009-2011. He was appointed as Online Sales&Marketing Manager within Sales and Marketing department at the end of 2010. Married.
Prof. Dr. Durmuş Dündar
Istanbul Kültür University
Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences
Professor Dr. Durmuş Dündar, Dean of the Istanbul Kültür University, has featured in numerous important positions since he began his academic career in 1970. Being the Commission Member in the First Student Selection Exam of the Student Selection and Placement Center and Head of the Computer Programming Department at Istanbul Technic University Vocational School of Technical Sciences were among his duties. Being the founder of the Istanbul Kültür University Distant Education Research and Application Center, he still continues his duties as the director of this department along with directorship of the Economy and Finance Application and Research Center. He teaches Reserach Methods Course at the e-MBA Program. Prof. Dündar who has 4 published books of his own, carries on as an economic commentator at several media institutiıons. His books; Information Technology and Fortran IV was published in 1984, Data Processing System in 1990, Statistics and Computer in 1991 and Statistics in 2010.
Mobil Marketing Association
Rabarba Head Of Mobile Marketing and
MMA Turkey Chairman
Fırat Ertem started the Mobile Marketing Division at Rabarba, one of the most reputable digital agencies in Turkey giving service to more than 25 national and multinational brands, where he accomplished the award winning cases with PepsiCo brands like Pepsi, Doritos and Lay's, Unilever brands like Lipton, Clear Men and Cornetto, Carlsberg, Pinar Child's Milk brands. Since 2009 the projects realized by Rabarba Mobile Marketing Division won 7 MMA Awards, 3 Gold Effie Awards, 2 EMMA awards, 6 Crystal Apple, 3 Felis and also was nominated as finalist in GSMA 2010 and 6 awards from Turkey's GSM operators.Fırat Ertem, Head of Rabarba Mobile Marketing, is chairman of MMA Turkey since February 2012 and board member of MMA EMEA. He is also working to structure industry standards and metrics within TUBISAD New Media Commission, a governmental organization trying to compose new media principles.
Born in Istanbul, Fatih Güner has attended Visual Communication Department in the University of Bahcesehir after Pertevniyal High School. Even if his profession is being a multi-disciplinary designer, his career has turned to digital marketing. Chevrolet, Opel, Disney, TEB, Finansbank, Tatil Sepeti, Komili, Pastavilla and Mars Global are some of the big companies which he created effective social media campaigns and social media communication strategies for. At the end of 2011, he started the most visited and well-respected Turkish technology blog, sosyalmedya.co with the motto of "Social Media Guide of Turkey". sosyalmedya.co is the most referenced news source for tech from Turkey in the world. With the team of 11, sosyalmedya.co is continuing to add value to the Turkish tech world.
Director of Marketing
Ayşe Güvençer is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Politics at Northwestern University. She began her career at the New York offices of one the world's few digital agencies, Razorfish. During her time there, she assumed the job of overseeing the performance accounts of various Fortune 500 brands from a range of sectors including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, automotive, finance, retail and entertainment. She returned to Turkey in 2010 and worked as a Performance Marketing Director at Digitouch and as a Director for a Consumer Group at Ogilvy One. She has held the position of iProspect's Turkish director since 2011. She also serves on the IAB's Marketing Board as part of her industrial activities.
Brand Experience Designers
Having completed her graduate degree at the Istanbul University's Faculty of Economics, Eser Hakim has gone on to design brand experiences for over a 100 highly regarded companies including Akbank, Avea, Benq-Siemens, BMW, Bonus Card, Cheetos, Jif, Compaq, Doritors, Efes Pilsen Ice, Mercedes, Omomatik, Pepsi Max, Permatik, Persil, Perwoll, Pril, Renault Megane, Shell, Siemens Mobile, Subaru Impreza, Total, Turkcell, Vichy, YKB Worldcard and Yumoş. Hakim, who continues to work with civil society organizations such as the Beyoğlu Beautification Association, the IAA youth committee and the DPID (Association of Direct Marketing Communicators), has served as the president for the International John Caples Awards since 2007.
As a graduate of the Galatasaray High School, İşbecer had the occasion to travel to Florida through the AFS exchange program in 1993. Noticing that the technological revolution taking place over there would eventually spread throughout Turkey, he endeavoured with his colleagues to set up a number of projects with a focus on technology. After establishing Pozitron in 2000, İşbecer decided to turn his attention to mobile applications. In 2007, he developed Turkey's first mobile banking phone application, İŞCEP, for Isbank. Having gained some international attention, he was picked as one of the leading entrepreneurs of the year in Turkey in 2007 by the Endeavor association. Additionally, Pozitron won the Global Business Plan competition held by the Harvard Business School in 2008 with its mobile banking product. Most recently, the company was responsible for implementing a mobile ticket application for Turkish Airways.
After graduating from Galatasaray University, Idil Kesten has taken a B.S. degree from University of Athens in Greece. Previously, she has worked at multinational companies such as Reuters, Newsweek Turkey and Hannover-Messe. Ms.Kesten has been working at comScore more than 3 years as a reseller in Turkey. Some of her articles are published at Turkish press like Radikal, Digital Age and Newsweek.
Business Development Manager
An autodidact and long-time professional manager for some of Turkey's most prestigious tourism companies, Kızıltan is currently serving as the chairman of the board of directors at the "Tourismo Group", a company that has been active since 1989. Some brands associated with the Tourismo Group include Tourismo Tourism, Homestyle Private Catering Services, Neotech Audio & Visual Equipment Rental and New Dimensions Strategic Course Design and Consultancy. Cemal Kızıltan still serves as the founding moderator for the Tourism Operators and Travel Agencies Platform (tursapet), an occupational correspondence organization with approximately 2,000 members.
Before joining Google in 2011, he held marketing and product management roles in Siemens Mobile, Microsoft and Sony. Kirazci, as head of business marketing in Google Turkey, is in charge of promoting Google products and services to more companies while driving some projects to grow E-commerce in Turkey. He led the formation of "İşinizi İnternete Taşıyın" platform which aims to double number of e-commerce companies in Turkey.
Business Marketing Manager
Product/Business Development and Communications Management
Born in 1981, in Izmir, Ömür has joined Finansbank only about a year ago. Her prior experience lies in advertising for 7 years, 4 of which she has been working very closely with Finansbank. Omur is an Izmir American Collegiate graduate with a BA in economics and MA in Visual Arts from SabanciUniversity. Before Enpara.com, she was head of Account Planning in Medina Turgul DDB group. Ömür has been managing and sometimes personally creating Enpara.com's interface design, communication strategies and new business developments.
Dr. Mahmut Kurşun
Board Member and President of IAB Turkey Technical Committee
He was born in 1974 in Eskisehir. He went to İstanbul Erkek Lisesi then he had his degree from Bosphorous University in Mechanical Engineering. He also had his MA and PhD from the same university in Industrial Engineering. Between 1997 – 2003, he worked as Project Finance Coordinator in Park Holding which belongs to Ciner Group. He started working in Sabah and ATV group as The Head of Information Technologies in 2003. He was responsible for the building and reconstructing the group websites, also responsible for the newspapers’ editorial systems software and worked on reserach&development in new media technologies. As November 2008, he directed the process of Haberturk TV and after that he directed the stages of technical infrastructure while Haberturk newspaper was being established. In this way, all the restruction of tv channels, newspaper carried out and the establisment of editorial systems was succesfully completed by his leadership. He still is the Ciner Puplishing Holding. He also teaches New Media in Kadir Has University. He is Vice President of Internet Media Association, IAB Turkey Board Member and President of IAB Turkey Technical Committee.
Yalın Özcan, graduated from Istanbul Technical University, department of Aeronautical Engineering. He started his professional career as System Analyst at Pamukbank then he carried out Business Development & Technical Consultant role at IBM. Afterwards he worked at Garanti Payment Systems as Business Development, Product Development, Product Management, Innovation and Interactive Marketing Manager, respectively. He has been carried out Relations Management and Group Sales Manager role at Visa Europe prior to joining Turkcell Group. As Division Head of Alternative Sales Channels Management, Yalın Özcan is responsible of online sales channels, telesales & new sales channels, and chain management.
General Manager Assistant- Ticaret SVP Commercial
After completing her secondary education at the Kadıköy Anatolian High School, Öztürk graduated from the Psychology department of Bosphorus University in 1993. She began her career at the THY (Turkish Airlines). Between 1990-2003 she was employed at the THY as manager for international relations and contracts, an alliance coordinator, marketing director and, lastly, as the director of sales and marketing. During this time, she was in charge of a series of important projects that included the initiation of the first coded flights, the management of the alliance projects, the launching of the loyalty program and the bank card program, the construction of the first website and the implementation of web-based ticket sales. She joined the Pegasus family in 2005 as a sales and marketing manager and was charged with implementing scheduled flights. She is currently employed at Pegasus Airlines as Assistant General Manager for Commercial operations that include Sales, Marketing and Flight Planning.
Gülfem Toygar has worked in the electronic commerce field since 1999. After receiving extensive experience in information systems, she assumed the role of general manager between 2000-2008 at estore.com – an online service that allowed small businesses to open up web stores. Since 2009, Toygar has served as the Turkish General Manager of the exclusive shopping site limango.
Dr. E. Bora Uygun
Dr. E. Bora Uygun was the founder of Magnet; one of Turkey's Internet Service Providers. He went on to establish Turkey's first official online music download service, MelodiNet, as part of Digital Media Technologies and acquired his initial venture capital in the process. Since 2004, he and his business partner M. Fırat Kalsın have been running Dünya Sistem – a vital system integrator in both Turkey and Central Asia. The mobile game app "Bucketz", which they developed at the gaming company Picnic Hippo – for which he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors – was the first Turkish game to carry gaming to another level with its sitcom-like parodies. As of 26th July, 2012, the game has been available for download to the iPhone on a global scale.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
TAV Airports Holding
Corporate Communications Coordinator
The Corporate Communications Coordinator at TAV Group, Vargul has been running a course of Corporate Communications Certificate Program at Istanbul Bilgi University for the last four years. Graduating from the Faculty of Communication at Istanbul University and completing her master's degree on television journalism at the same university, Vargul started her career at TRT's (Turkish Radio Television) news center as a reporter in 1992. She also worked at NTV as a reporter between 1997 and 2000. In 1999, she had a milestone in her journalism career when she became the first person announcing to the world Abdullah Ocalan's extradition to Turkey. Bengi Vargul studied Communication, Persuasion Techniques and Communication Techniques with Different Cultures at London School of Canning. Vargul is a member of TUHID (The Public Relations Society of Turkey) and Corporate Communicators Association.
Ceyhun Yılmaz started his career in the media sector in 1995. He worked in various positions such as sports reporting, production assistance, sports service assistant management. In January 1999, his broadcast experience began with Ceyhun Yılmaz Show at Best FM, where he still continues presenting the same program. He started performing his shows in 2000 and put on stage over 590 plays. Yılmaz granted the gain from his 25 shows to charity organizations and he performed 101 shows in support of the Turkish Armed Forces. Comedy actor Ceyhun Yılmaz published 3 poetry books between 2002-2006 and granted the total gain of his books, "Letters Without You"( combination of his 3 books, original name; "Sensiz Harfler") and "You are The Second Woman Who I Loved" (original name; "Sevdiğim İkinci Kadınsın Sen") to the Turkish Kidney Foundation, Turkish Educational Volunteers Foundation and Foundation for Children with Leukemia. He also shared with the media that he is going to devote the gain of his new book to The Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey. The book will be published in 2013. Speaking in more than 100 university panels between 1999-2012, he maintains his successfull career with multiple awards he is deemed to deserve every year.
Ataturk University, Turkey
He is a research assistant and PhD student at Ataturk University which is one of the well-established universities of Turkey. Agirman got his bachelor degree from Uludag University, Bursa and did his MBA with finance minor in the USA with Turkish government scholarship. Agirman concentrates his researches on XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) which is gaining momentum and used as common finance reporting language over the world and also promoting XBRL in Turkey. Agirman has the XBRL Certificate which is given by XBRL International. 2008 World Financial Crisis and Turkey, Financial Development and Economic Growth: The Case of Turkey, XBRL and Manipulation and Virtual Banking etc. are some of his papers. Agırman continues his research on finance and technology both in the academic level and contribution of the universities to the real sector.
Business Networking Akademi & Divas Diamond
Entrepreneur - Author
Ertugrul Belen is the author of "Networking Book" and co-author of "The Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship". As the founder of Business Networking Akademi (BNA) Ertugrul reached more than 30 thousand entrepreneurs through his business networking articles, seminars and events. Ertugrul Belen is the Speed Networking man of Turkey! He is the first to initiate Speed Networking meetings and Elevator Pitch contests in domestic entrepreneurship ecosystem where his works contributed over fifty million dollars in new business. Ertugrul, himself an entrepreneur, is the Managing Partner at Divas Diamond which was awarded by Digital Economy E-Commerce Conference as the Best Startup of 2011. Ertugrul is the Board Member of several national and international networks such as TUGIK, GYIAD, Etohum, Startup Week, Pioneers Festival, Startup Week, XING Turkey and Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Founder and General Manager
Barış Ciner is the founder of Sahiplen.com, which legally protects the copyrights of all kinds of work such as lyrics, music compositions, blogs, web site contents, poetry, scripts and software by means of time-stamp. In addition, he is responsible for TURKTRUST's Marmara Regional Sales to sell the secure electronic signature, a qualified electronic certificate and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) under Law No. 5070. He is also a columnist, writing about technology for Gazetesiz.com, which is an internet newspaper. He gives lectures on "Digital Business World" at private educational institutions that provide training in foreign trade and electronic commerce. Ciner, who is interested in music and has played the guitar for a long time, is also a member of the professional association of music MSG.
Ebru is the Sales Manager of Kompass Turkey - a comprehensive B2B database which link buyers and sellers worldwide. It is an economical, reliable and effective source for visibility solutions and market research for the companies that want to reach customers worldwide, search for new markets, and develop their businesses.
Leveraging her experience in the sector, since 2005, Ebru continues her duty in the fields of Kompass Turkey's introduction to the local market, informing the Turkish exporters about the significance of e-trade and in developing and practicing sales and marketing strategies.
Altan Çolak is founder of Sempeak, serving in search engine marketing. Being in advertising for so long, Altan has won 'platinum awards' from Google Turkey's Internet Advertising Program 3 times in a row. In his 5 year advertising career, he has specifically worked in television, newspaper and radio advertising. He has been working on search enging marketing and digital advetising for the last 5 years.
Born in 1989, Ömer Faruk İnanöz, After finishing his graduate degree in Economics at Boğaziçi University; chose the path of entrepreneurship. While studying economics, by winning the Samsung's Mobilers Digital Marketing contest, achieved the opportunity to represent his country in Korea. Then, after working at Samsung Istanbul Office of marketing department for a short amount of time, Ömer Faruk, founded the Magnet20 with his partner. Right now working as the managing partner and creative group manager. Additionally, Ömer Faruk also worked as the head of Futurist Initiative digital comitee. Furthermore, under the roof of Coproline ömer lectures social media marketing courses. Scuba diving and music are his dominant hobies.
Ertan Kirik, one of the founders of Globalcv, which joined to HR industry with the catch phrase "Right Job, Direct Hit" was born in 1969, Ankara. He graduated from Bosporus University International Relations Program. He received his Sociology and Anthropology M.A. Degree in Marmara University. He owes his large network in the industry to his experience in various industries in Turkey or in abroad. He was founding shareholder and sales manager of Kampus Ltd, Export Manager in Evyap and Viko, General Manager in Fountain Ltd. Tanzania, Ahsen Chemicals and Nimet Foods. He is founding member and chairman of Young Entrepreneurs Association, founding member of BURA Bosporus University Alumni Association, and Supervising Member of Turkish Chess Federation. Currently, he is managing partner of Globalcv. Globalcv offers the correct job to job seekers with a human oriented point of view while providing the employers with a qualified human resource thanks to its solution oriented aspect.
Güneli & Koç Hukuk Bürosu
Mr. Serhat Koç is graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law and the founding partner of Guneli& Koc Law Firm.His practice focuses on the areas of Information and Communication Technologies Law, Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law as a legal advisor for ICT Companies. He has been an in house lecturer for respected organizations and universities especially on legal infrastructure of the Internet broadcasting and citizen journalism. He also participated as a speaker at various national and international conferences and panels on Turkish Internet Law, Internet as new media, Internet censorship and fighting cybercrime. Mr. Koçalso managed to create a compilation of published academic or sector specific papers on data privacy, online intellectual property rights, Internet regulations anddata protection law. Mr. Serhat Koç is a member of Pirate Party Turkey Movement,Creative Commons Turkey, Common Platform Against Internet Censorship, Information Technology Law Centre of Istanbul Bar Association and Turkey Digital Games Federation (TUDOF) Board of Legal Advisors.
Digital Economy Summit R&D Director
Baltaş-Baltaş Management, Training, Consultancy
In 2007, she graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Psychology with a High Honour degree. She continued her studies in Boğaziçi University Psychological Sciences Master of Arts Program and specialized in Cognitive Psychology. For two years, she worked as a research assistant at the university. She was involved in national and international meetings, namely ECP, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, National Psychology Congress, HRmagazine Trainers Summit, ICOM, Digital Economy Summit and Expo 2011, with various research projects. Odaman works as academic executive assistant in Baltaş Group, where she is responsible from academic studies. She also manages R&D operations of Digital Economy Summit and Expo. In her recent work, she has been focusing the role of psychological factors on business life. Odaman is a member of Turkish Psychological Association.
Ataturk University, Turkey
He is a research assitant and graduate student at Ataturk University. Ozcan completed his undetgraduated degree at Ege University and continues his graduate study at Department of Finance and Accounting Atatürk University. He has been working as a research assitant at Accounting and Finance department in Ataturk Üniversity Since 2012. Areas of interest, credit rating agencies and systems, international banking, entrepreneurship and SMEs, international finance..
Channel Sales Manager
Gökçe Özen graduated from Koç University, Faculty of Business Administration in 2002. After that she has completed Master Degree of Marketing Management from Galatasaray University. She began her career at Ford Automotiv as financial analyst. After that, she worked as a Partner Program Manager of Greece and Turkey regions in Hewlett Packard. Between 2002-2012 respectively she worked as Partner Account Manager, Solution Sales Manager and Business Development Manager in Turkcell. Her main focus in Turkcell was SME(small&medium enterprise) solutions. She has a great experience on SME solutions. On May 2012, she started to worked as Channel Sales Manager in SAP. She is reponsible for Turkey, Greece and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions. Her responsiblity in SAP is about SAP Business One Solution which is a specific ERP solution for small and medium companies. SAP is developing and selling this solution more than 12 years.
Founder & CEO
Yildiz Technical University, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences graduate Seyhun R. Özkara, is one of the founding partners of IdeaSoft since 2003 in the area of Internet technologies and e-commerce solutions for businesses. Ozkara, one of the founders and also served as a board member is under EDER The Electronic Infrastructure Providers Associations of Turkey.
Nurseli Kırtıloğlu Saltık
Nurseli Kırtıloğlu Saltık, after graduating from METU Faculty of Administration's Economics Department in 1981 started her carreer in Banking sector. Between 1982-2010 she worked in different banks. Her field of interest is foreign trade transactions, international loans transactions, financing of foreign trade. Since 2010 she is working as a part-time trainer in Coproline. Besides this, her researches on network marketing is continuing since 1997. She believes network marketing is one of the most important businesss infrastructures of the 21.century. She is also actively building her own network since 2010.
Ataturk University, Turkey
He is a research Assistant and PhD student at the Ataturk University. Serçemeli completed his undergraduate and post graduate studies at the Ataturk University. Serçemeli still continues his PhD education at Department of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance. He worked at the Ministry of Finance between 2009-2010. Since 2011, he has been working as a Research Assistant in Finance and Accounting, Atatürk University. His interested research areas are accounting control, electronic control, XBRL, financial statement analysis, Internal Audit, Internal Control System.
Founder & CEO
After graduating form Işık University Business Faculty in year 2000, Ezgi Şahin has earned her MBA degree at Hosftra University, New York in 2003. She has started her Professional Academic Business life working as an Assistant Marketing Proffessor at Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Afterwards she had improved her Private Business Industry experience in such companies as Ernst&Young, Pfizer, Fedex-Kinkos working in various positions. Consequently, she had decided to get back to Turkey in order to work as the Managing Partner for a Professional Digital Printing Company. While developing on-going business strategies as a Member Of Board, she has accomplished the e-business channel of the company and launched www.webtoprint.com.tr as a complete new brand. She has been working on improving B2B and B2C startegies of webtoprint.com.tr while paying attention to get a Phd Degree in Organizational and Industrial Psychology.
Operation and Purchasing Director
Nalan Turanal is Foreign Trade, Operation and Purchasing Director at Unigum Food. In addition to her current position since the establishment of Unigum, she has been sharing her experience in foreign trade domain in an e-Trade context at Coproline to open groups as well as state-sponsored corporate teams under Ministry of Economy accreditation since 2007. Prior to her 10-year tenure at Evyap Soap where she managed export operations and the Turquality brand support Project, Turanal was in charge of import and transit trade at Burc Group of Companies. Turanal was initiated to her foreign trade career in the Indian Foreign Trade Representative Office in Ankara. She is a graduate of International Relations Department of Gazi University.
White Sand Trading
Eylem Yıldız graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences at Public Administration Department in 2001. She began her career at Sprint RPG India -New Delhi , an Indo-American joint venture telecom company at marketing department. After returning to Turkey she had worked in Istanbul Chamber of Industry as foreign trade expert.Later she worked at Akmaya Yeast Industry as Export Manager for South East Asia region. After this assignment she has worked in Sabancı Group companies in foreign direct investment and international trade related projects. She has taken part in Temsa India Bus Factory project as coordinator and in Kordsa worked in global sourcing of chemicals.She has left Sabanci Group in 2011 and established his career as the co-founder and business manager of a reputable chemical trading company. In addition, she has completed a 1-year Executive Management program at the University of Istanbul and The Electronic Business School of Ireland EBSI , International Trade Specialist E-Learning Program.