ITU Has Reached the Peak in Business World
Apr 14, 2016


Organized by ITU for the professionals in business world, Business World Summit on “Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0” was held with a huge turnout.

In the summit held for the first time this year, 400 leading mid-level and senior managers of the business world came together.  The names dominating the business world attended the summit held in Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center at Ayazağa Campus. 

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ITU Rector, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, the Dean of Management Faculty Prof. Dr. Fethi Çalışır,   Siemens General Manager Ali Rıza Ersoy, Intel General Manager Burak Aydın, GE Turkey Chairman of the Board Canan Özsoy, Cisco Turkey General Manager Cenk Kıvılcım, Akbank Assistant General Manager Orkun Oğuz participated in the summit as speakers.

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In the summit, the topics such as Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Digital Transformation and New Business Models, Digital Transformation in Banking and Finance Sectors, and Retailing were evaluated.

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Rector Karaca: ITU is so Close to Being a Third Generation University

Speaking at the opening of the business summit, Our Rector Mehmet Karaca, explained the concept of “Third Generation University” by citing MIT and Standford Universities in the world. Saying that “ITU is the closest university to this concept”, Rector Karaca added “Third generation university uses the information for the society, produces for the society, works to increase the welfare of the society.” Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca also stated that:

ITU is so close to be a third generation university. Third generation university is a university concept where international concepts are highlighted; products are made for patent and which is a solution partner for these. In this respect, Technical University is very important. The graduates of Technical University do not prefer much to take KPSS exam. They try to establish their own companies. See the students of universities like Standford. They found companies in places like Silicon Valley. It is already the most important feature of the Technical Universities. 

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Stating that one of the most important features of Technical University is top 50 students’ tendency of getting a job abroad or establishing a company, ITU Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca also said: “ITU Career Center is very active in this issue. Without humans, how much digital transformation you have realized or which infrastructures or superstructures you have used would be pointless because the human will use and produce them in the center. From this point, we touch the human
 and touch the talent.” 

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ITU Business Summit Hosted Doyen Names

With the moderation of Vice-Dean of ITU Management Faculty, Assoc. Prof. Alp Üstündağ,  Borusan Assistant General Manager Ali Fuat Çetelioğlu, Arçelik Manufacturing Technology Director Mustafa Esenlik, Kibar Holding Assistant General Manager Hakan Korkmaz, Rockwell Automation Turkey General Manager Cenk Ceylan and Harting Turkey General Manager Ahmet Can Ayan participated in the summit as speakers.