2018 Iot EurAsia Speakers

Kjeld J. V. Jespersen

Global Product Manager, Digital Services, Caterpillar Inc., Switzerland
Kjeld J. V. Jespersen

Global Product Manager, Digital Services, Caterpillar Inc., Switzerland

Kjeld Jespersen is Global Product Manager, Digital Services for Construction Industries at Caterpillar Inc. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Kjeld works closely with multiple business partners to support the commercialization of Caterpillar’s digital product and service portfolio.

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Mary-Jo de Leeuw

Partner, Revnext, The Netherlands
Mary-Jo de Leeuw

Partner, Revnext, The Netherlands

Bits and bytes fascinated Mary-Jo de Leeuw ever since she got a Commodore 64, back in the 80’s. What followed in the next 25 years, was much, much more (digital) toys and the "investigation" of it. But this toystory doesn’t
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Samar Singla

CEO and Founder, Jugnoo, India
Samar Singla

CEO and Founder, Jugnoo, India

 Samar is a physicist by education and has previously worked as a researcher at IBM and CERN. He is an avid traveler and amateur photographer who likes to document the everyday world.


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Eddie Segal

Innovation Leader, MTS Group, Russia
Eddie Segal

Innovation Leader, MTS Group, Russia

Eddie Segal is the Innovation & Digital business development leader of Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading Telco & Digital group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, which provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband
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Gerard van der Hoeven

Managing Partner, DigiGurus BV, The Netherlands
Gerard van der Hoeven

Managing Partner, DigiGurus BV, The Netherlands

Entrepreneur, visionair and senior executive with 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in the Tech industry. Been leading digital transformations in software, telecom, utility, electronics and payments.

Skilled in strategy, leadership, business development, executive management and finance. Combined with a deep understanding
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Hussein Nassar

Supply Chain Customer Service Manager, Sanofi, Saudi Arabia
Hussein Nassar

Supply Chain Customer Service Manager, Sanofi, Saudi Arabia

Certified Supply Chain Manager from ISCEA-USA with 15 years’ experience in multinational company with invaluable knowledge of managing projects, resources and staff in an effective and efficient manner. Highly focused on demand planning, Business Process and the supply chain.
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Nikhil Padhi

Global Lead, Manufacturing Applications, SunPower, USA
Nikhil Padhi

Global Lead, Manufacturing Applications, SunPower, USA

Nikhil is the Global Lead for Manufacturing applications in Module Manufacturing plants at SunPower. He has led setting up of highly automated plants in Latin America and South Africa. He ran a Merger and Acquisition project in EU which involved
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Rodney Kincaid

CEO, Balmoral Financial, USA
Rodney Kincaid

CEO, Balmoral Financial, USA

Rodney Kincaid CEO www.balmoralfinancial.com world investor and mural painter
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/kincaidpaintings/) will be speaking in Turkey at IoT EurAsia.

He will make available to EuraAsian clients more than 50 Million in financing
for companies needing back up energy storage, software and services
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Tibor Komroczki

Head of Process Information & Automation, MOL Group, Hungary
Tibor Komroczki

Head of Process Information & Automation, MOL Group, Hungary

Tibor Komroczki is the Head of Process Information and Automation in MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company.
Tibor Komróczki has been working at MOL since 1987. He started his career at the FCC unit and has moved through different roles
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Walid Benzarti

Director for Innovation & Technology, THALES Group, France
Walid Benzarti

Director for Innovation & Technology, THALES Group, France

Walid BENZARTI holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics and an Executive MBA. He has been working for more than 20 years in Innovation and Scientific Research as a Scientist, Visiting Professor, Conferences Keynote speaker, Consultant and Executive in different International public
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Dr. Ahmad Wassim

Group Manufacturing Excellence Head, Al-Khaleej Sugar, UAE
Dr. Ahmad Wassim

Group Manufacturing Excellence Head, Al-Khaleej Sugar, UAE

Dr. Ahmad Wassim is the Group Manufacturing Excellence Head at Al-Khaleej Sugar since September 2017. Before this, he was the Regional Manufacturing & Supply Chain director for Construction Company in UAE. Dr. Ahmad started her career at GSK as a
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Fadi Nasser

GM of ICT & Advisor to CEO, Omantel, Oman
Fadi Nasser

GM of ICT & Advisor to CEO, Omantel, Oman

Lionel Anciaux

Founder, IOT Factory, Belgium
Lionel Anciaux

Founder, IOT Factory, Belgium

Founder of IOT Factory. We help Businesses to generate Value through the Internet of Things (IoT). We provide Business Solutions, Consulting Services and a Startup Studio for IOT Startups. Lionel has more than 15 years experience in IOT (LoRa, SgFox)
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Nikica Mikulandra

Business Development Manager, Koncar , Croatia
Nikica Mikulandra

Business Development Manager, Koncar , Croatia

Nikica Mikulandra is currently deputy director in KONCAR Electronics and Informatics Inc. in Croatia, a manufacturer of advanced electronics and systems and director in Upland Global Wireless Technology in Nigeria, an IoT/M2M telecom company. He has over 20 years of
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Rithesh Phalaksha

Digital Solutions and Technology Acceleration Lead, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, India
Rithesh Phalaksha

Digital Solutions and Technology Acceleration Lead, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, India

Rithesh leads digital solutions and technology acceleration teams in Novartis, my current responsibilitiesincludethe digitization of customer experience and day to day operationsand also innovating and incubating novel technologies like sensors/IOT, intelligent process automation, bigdata and real-time advanced analytics in the
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Sharul A Rashid

Principal Engineer, Instrument and Control, Petronas, Malaysia
Sharul A Rashid

Principal Engineer, Instrument and Control, Petronas, Malaysia

Sharul A Rashid is the Principal Engineer, Instrument and Control in East Coast Refinery and Aromatics Plant based in Kertih, Terengganu, Malaysia. Sharul had passed recent Custodian Assessment and ready for promotion. Sharul has more than 26 years of
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Tomasz Pactwa

Project Director, The City of Warsaw, Poland
Tomasz Pactwa

Project Director, The City of Warsaw, Poland

Tomasz Pactwa is responsible for social matters at the city of Warsaw that includes policy dedicated to families, seniors and people with disabilities. He started his professional career with the NGO as a fundraiser and soon became a project manager.
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Valeriano Donzelli

Supply Chain Optimization Leader, GE Power, Hungary
Valeriano Donzelli

Supply Chain Optimization Leader, GE Power, Hungary

Valeriano (Vale) Donzelli has 14 years’ experience in GE. He worked for GE in 3 different countries and 2 different business. He held various position with growing responsibilities in Supply Chain Management, mostly covering Multi-plant roles for EMEA and, in
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Ali Tamer Ünal

Founding Partner, ICRON
Ali Tamer Ünal

Founding Partner, ICRON

He is the visionary and founder of ICRON, which was established in Chicago USA in the early nineties. Tamer has been working on large scale Supply Chain Planning, Scheduling and Optimization systems for clients around the world for over two
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Bola Awobamise

CEO & Chairman, AFCOMSAT, Nigeria
Bola Awobamise

CEO & Chairman, AFCOMSAT, Nigeria

Çağdaş Tanrıöver

Product and Service Development Director, Turk Telekom
Çağdaş Tanrıöver

Product and Service Development Director, Turk Telekom

Cengiz Ultav

Chairman of Board, TTGV and Board Member, VESTEL Ventures
Cengiz Ultav

Chairman of Board, TTGV and Board Member, VESTEL Ventures

Born in Eskişehir on the 26th of February in 1950 . Mr. Ultav was graduated from Ankara Science High School and received his BSc and MSc degree from Electrical and Electrical Engineering Department (Computer and Control Option) from Middle East
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Dr Adnan Abu-Dayya

CEO, QMIC, Qatar
Dr Adnan Abu-Dayya

CEO, QMIC, Qatar

Dr. Adnan led the establishment of the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) in 2009 at the Qatar Science & Technology Park. It is the first independent innovations institution in the region focused on translating local large-scale innovations into scalable
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Ersan Meric

Managing Director, Integral Solutions
Ersan Meric

Managing Director, Integral Solutions

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, MBA, Ph.D in Management Previous Roles: Procurement Governance and Development Director @Telecom industry, General Manager @ manufacturing, Head of Industrial Projects @ Holding Ersan has strong leadership background in Business Development, Supply Chain and Manufacturing.
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Kozan Demircan

Chief Digital Officer & Lecturer, Bilgi & Bahçeşehir University
Kozan Demircan

Chief Digital Officer & Lecturer, Bilgi & Bahçeşehir University

As Chief Digital Officer I advise companies on how they can use current and future technologies for sustainable profit. I work at Bilgi & Bahçeşehir University as senior lecturer and give lectures on e-business, internet marketing and innovation. I specialize
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Mohummed Haris Farooq

Corporate Performance Specialist – Corporate Affairs, STC Solutions, Saudi Arabia
Mohummed Haris Farooq

Corporate Performance Specialist – Corporate Affairs, STC Solutions, Saudi Arabia

Currently working as part of Corporate Affairs Team for STC Solutions, Mohummed Haris Farooq has over 9 years of experience in Organizational Strategic Planning and Performance Management (Balance Scorecard, KPIs & Project Management). In the past, he as worked
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Nevzat Ataklı

CEO, Trio Mobil
Nevzat Ataklı

CEO, Trio Mobil

Mr. Nevzat Ataklı holds an undergraduate degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Sabanci University, started his carrier as a software & diagnostics engineer at Ford Motor Company R&D Center. After founding Trio Mobil in 2011, he played a major role in
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Volkan Kuzucu

Head of IT, Agaoglu Group of Companies
Volkan Kuzucu

Head of IT, Agaoglu Group of Companies

Volkan Kuzucu born in İstanbul , 1982. Completed his undergraduate education in İstanbul Bilgi University, Computer Science department. Has 15-year IT experience in Tourism, Energy and Construction industries. Proved itself by implementing case studies in Tourism industry , then transferred
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Burak Polat

CEO & Co Founder, Skysens
Burak Polat

CEO & Co Founder, Skysens

Burak Polat is Co-founder and Ceo of Skysens , born in Kayseri Turkey 1986,have extensive experience on multinational- multicultural technology development. Graduated from Aerospace Engineering in Istanbul Technical University and finished Engineering Management Master at Bogaziçi University.
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Fayez Kharbat

Board Member, Middle East & Process Industries Chairman, MESA International, Saudi Arabia
Fayez Kharbat

Board Member, Middle East & Process Industries Chairman, MESA International, Saudi Arabia

An industry thought leader, entrepreneur, strategic thinker and passionate Engineering & Knowledge Management consultant with over 27 years of experience in the petrochemical, refining and gas industries. Fayez possess a unique combination of a strong technical background coupled with
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Giuseppe Padula

Digital Manufacturing Innovation Program Expert, European Commission & Advanced Design & Technology Manager, University of Bologna
Giuseppe Padula

Digital Manufacturing Innovation Program Expert, European Commission & Advanced Design & Technology Manager, University of Bologna

Giuseppe Padula, MSc, MBA, is Adj. Prof. of Digital Manufacturing Innovation at University of Bologna, Advanced Design Dpt. He is co-founder of the Executive Master in Business Innovation Design at Bologna Business School, and Scientific Director of the Italian Magazine
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Pete Wassell

CEO, Augmate, USA
Pete Wassell

CEO, Augmate, USA

Pete is an IBM alumni with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. During his time at IBM, Wassell spent a majority of his career managing multimillion dollar programs, conducting business presentations in every major city of the
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Ali Erhan Binici

CEO, ANKAREF
Ali Erhan Binici

CEO, ANKAREF

Born in 1974, Nigde, Binici completed secondary and high school education in Icel Anatolian High School after his primary school graduation in Mersin. He graduated from METU, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1997. He started his professional life
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Katriina Valli

Managing Director, Zyfra Europe, Russia
Katriina Valli

Managing Director, Zyfra Europe, Russia

Katriina is an entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience in ICT and all things digital. In 2017 Katriina was recognized as one of the top 100 IT influencers in Finland by a prominent local magazine Tietoviikko.Katriina was previously a
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Michel Anderson

Board Member, MESA Middle East
Michel Anderson

Board Member, MESA Middle East

Michel Anderson is a Principal Director within the Accenture Resources practice, based in the Dammam Saudi Arabia. His expertise includes manufacturing operations management, supply chain management, operations excellence, performance management and complex system integration.Prior to joining Accenture, Michel worked for
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Sarper Arslan

Senior Head of Corporate Services, HUGO BOSS Textile Industries
Sarper Arslan

Senior Head of Corporate Services, HUGO BOSS Textile Industries

Sarper Arslan, Senior Head of Corporate Services HUGO BOSS Textile Industries, has 20 years of experience in the fashion business in manufacturing, project management, organizational development, engineering and product development in a multi-national environment, leveraging business potential and creating high
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Döndü Ünal Haktar

Head of Corporate Projects Management, HUGO BOSS Textile Industries
Döndü Ünal Haktar

Head of Corporate Projects Management, HUGO BOSS Textile Industries

Döndü Ünal Haktar, Head of Corporate Projects Management HUGO BOSS Textile Industries, has18 years relevant working experience on executive level, e.g. expert in the area of manufacturing, organizational transformation and leadership development. HUGO BOSS Textile Industry is HUGO BOSS
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Nejat Unsal

Managing Director, International Operations, ANKAREF
Nejat Unsal

Managing Director, International Operations, ANKAREF

Born in Ankara in 1986, Nejat Unsal has always attracted the attention of foreign investment companies before his graduation in Turkey and Belgium. Having a wise head on young shoulders, Mr. Unsal has been providing consultancy services for investment companies
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John Mickey

Founder, RPMA M2M IoT Türkiye
John Mickey

Founder, RPMA M2M IoT Türkiye

Formerly of Red Hat and Ford Smart Mobility, John Mickey has created global multi-million dollar strategic partnerships in the manufacturing automation space with Dedem Mekatronik. As Product Manager at TransLoc, now Ford Smart Mobility, he created software products featured in
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Masood Mohamed

Director, Digital Transformation, Software AG
Masood Mohamed

Director, Digital Transformation, Software AG

Masood is the Director, Digital Transformation at Software AG. In his current role, based in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, he is responsible for guiding Software AG’s customers in the Middle East & Turkey region realize their Digital agendas with Software
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Bob Visnov

CTO, Augmate, USA
Bob Visnov

CTO, Augmate, USA

Aykut Alper

Technical Team Leader, Inforte Bilişim, Netscout
Aykut Alper

Technical Team Leader, Inforte Bilişim, Netscout

Bora Gemicioğlu

Legal Council Etid
Bora Gemicioğlu

Legal Council Etid

Mr. Bora Gemicioglu has graduated from Galatasaray High School and has a degree in Law from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law in 2004 and an LL.M. degree from Essex University in 2006. His areas of expertise include Corporate
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Caner Taşkın

Chief Technology Officer, ICRON
Caner Taşkın

Chief Technology Officer, ICRON

He joined ICRON in 2001 and specializes on large-scale optimization methods and software. He was named the recipient of the 2010 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award given by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and his research has appeared in many
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Mürsel Karabıyık

Senior IT Consultant, Inforte Bilişim, Netscout
Mürsel Karabıyık

Senior IT Consultant, Inforte Bilişim, Netscout

Okan EROZDEN

Country Manager, Turkey, Gemalto
Okan EROZDEN

Country Manager, Turkey, Gemalto

Önder Güler

Country Manager, Turkey, Google Cloud
Önder Güler

Country Manager, Turkey, Google Cloud

Önder has spent time with some of the best tech vendors of almost every stack of the IT hierarchy. He started with NCR and Digital then moved to Microsoft, followed with Cisco. Doing senior management roles in
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Peter Orban

Chief Commercial Officer, Augmate, USA
Peter Orban

Chief Commercial Officer, Augmate, USA

Peter is a strategic and digitally focused global marketing leader with agency, client and startup experience. He is an entrepreneurial business leader with significant P&L experience in strategic communications development across traditional, digital, direct and retail. With deep experience in
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Burak Çifter

General Manager,Bilge SGT
Burak Çifter

General Manager,Bilge SGT

Bilgi güvenliği sektöründe 2004 yılından itibaren uzman, denetmen ve danışman pozisyonlarında görev yapan Burak Çifter, yerli ve yabancı finans kurumlarına, telekom şirketlerine, servis sağlayıcılara ve kamu kurumuna hizmet verdi. Özellikle uygulama veağ güvenliği alanında yaptığı çalışmalarda yaygın kullanılan çeşitli kapalıve
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Melih Melik SÖNMEZ

Ulusoy Maritime Group & Turkey Cesme Customs IT Manager
Melih Melik SÖNMEZ

Ulusoy Maritime Group & Turkey Cesme Customs IT Manager

Year of Birth : 1976

Ulusoy Sealines Management S.A.
Information Technologies Manager
• Acting as the contact and responsible person for all IT Operations

Ulusoy Holding
Web Developer
• Developing and designing sites of all Ulusoy Holding companies
• Developing Online Ticket System
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Bora Yilmaz

Business Developer & Technopreneur, Revo Capital
Bora Yilmaz

Business Developer & Technopreneur, Revo Capital

Bora Yılmaz is part of the Revo Capital founding team, the largest early stage technology venture capital fund in Turkey with $66 million AUM dedicated only for IOT, B2B cloud and neo-commerce enabler startups. After being involved in product management
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Dr. Şevket Akınlar

Consultant Fraunhofer, Germany
Dr. Şevket Akınlar

Consultant Fraunhofer, Germany

Dr.rer.pol. Sevket Akinlar, born in Istanbul, is the founder of AKT Centre of Applied Research A.S. as a consulting company of logistics and consultant of Fraunhofer Germany in Istanbul. Sevket worked many years for Volkswagen AG and founder of Innovation
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Ibrahim Demir

Co-Founder, Ironman Consulting , Turkey
Ibrahim Demir

Co-Founder, Ironman Consulting , Turkey

İbrahim Demir, 1979 yılında TED Ankara Koleji’nden, 1984 yılında Hacettepe
Üniversitesi İşletme Bölümü’nden mezun oldu.
Çalışma hayatına 1987 yılında Kordsa’da “İnsan Kaynakları Uzmanı” olarak başladı.
Bu görevini takiben aynı şirkette ve Sabancı Holding’in özel projelerinde “İnsan
Kaynakları Bilgi Sistemleri Uzmanı”
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Muzaffer Yontem

Co-founder, Infolitik, Turkey
Muzaffer Yontem

Co-founder, Infolitik, Turkey

Muzaffer Yöntem is Managing Director of Infolitik that is TIBCO Software Partner in Turkey, acting big
data and business software architect having 20 years’ experience in integration and analytics. He has
also previously led Sybase Turkey as country sales leader.
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Cengiz Avci

CEO, Electrosa Group, Canada
Cengiz Avci

CEO, Electrosa Group, Canada

Cengiz has worked on many successful projects in the fields of Aero Space & Defense, IT Solutions, Security Industry and Retail Industry with his business life of more than 25 years and has mentored many Start-Up organizations. Right now; Image
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Olcay Taysi

CEO, NETOP IoT, Netherlands
Olcay Taysi

CEO, NETOP IoT, Netherlands

In 1995 he became a double majored graduate of SDSU Software and Mathematical Engineering. Until 1997, he worked in various positions in the private sector. He started his professional business life by establishing his first company in 1997. Over the
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Önder Özturan

Special Solutions and Business Development Director, Data Market, Turkey
Önder Özturan

Special Solutions and Business Development Director, Data Market, Turkey

He started his professional career in 1993, working in Information and Operation Technologies (IT - OT) areas. With the discipline of Electronic Engineer (MSc), he had developed solutions in the field of industrial automation and manufacturing execution systems. He has
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Serhat Kut

Digital Transormation Director, MNG Kargo,Turkey
Serhat Kut

Digital Transormation Director, MNG Kargo,Turkey

Dr. Serhat Kut 2002 yılında M.S.G.S.Ü Mimarlık Bölümünden mezun olmuş ardından aynı üniversitede Kentsel Tasarım alanında yüksek lisansını tamamlamıştır. İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Mimarlık Fakültesinde Araştırma Görevlisi olarak akademik hayatına başlayan Serhat Kut, 2006 yılında İTÜ’de Nesnelerin İnterneti (IOT), Artırılmış Gerçeklik
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Ekrem Zoroglu

Group Manager - SAP Solution & Delivery Center
Ekrem Zoroglu

Group Manager - SAP Solution & Delivery Center