Open Data Summit will be held on June 10

Turkey’s first public and private public sector open data conference will take the stage online on June 10.

The Open Data Summit, organized by the Open Data and Technology Association and the Union of Municipalities of Turkey, will take place online on June 10, 2021 with the emphasis on ‘Open Data for Turkey’s Future’.

In the opening session of the event, where 15 different speakers, each more valuable than the other, will take the stage in seven different sessions, President of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Digital Transformation Office Dr. Ali Taha Koç and the Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin. At the Open Data Summit, different topics will be discussed, from open government structure to open data law, from open data opportunities to commercial applications of open data.

Open Data Summit, which will bring together academicians, lawyers, public and private sector employees who are experts in the field of open data, will continue throughout the day and answers will be sought for audience questions.

Aiming to bring together thousands of people on the internet this year, the Open Data Summit aims to bring the cultural, commercial and public aspects of open data to the agenda every year as a traditional conference.
https://acikverizirvesi.org EVENT PROGRAM:

09:00 – 10:00 – OPENING

Bilal Eren – President of Open Data and Technology Association
Dr. Ali Taha Koç – Head of the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey
Fatma Şahin – Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality

10:00 – 11:00 – WHAT IS OPEN DATA? WHAT IS NOT?

Assoc. Dr. Deniz Tunçalp (Moderator) – ITU Management Engineering Faculty Member
Assoc. Dr. Şahika Eroğlu – Hacettepe University Faculty Member
Dr. Şebnem Özdemir – Head of Istinye University Management Information Systems Department

11:00 – 12:00 – WHAT PROBLEMS DOES OPEN DATA SOLVE FOR A BETTER FUTURE? (EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS)

Sertel Şıracı (Moderator) – Sistem Global Consulting, Partner
prof. Dr. Mete Yıldız – Hacettepe University Faculty Member
Alim Küçükpehlivan – Başarsoft Co-Founder and CEO

13:00 – 14:00 – OPEN DATA IN TURKEY: OPPORTUNITIES AND PROBLEMS

Yüksel Koçak (Moderator) – Head of IT Department, Union of Municipalities of Turkey
Dr. Erol Özgüner – Head of Information Processing Department of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
İlker Şahin – Head of IT Department of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality
Ahmet Ata Temiz – Head of IT Department of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality

14:00 – 15:00 – OPEN DATA IN THE WORLD: OPPORTUNITIES AND PROBLEMS

Fırat Demirel (Moderator) – Technology Writer, Founder of Girisimler.net
prof. Dr. Murat Okcu – Lecturer at Süleyman Demirel University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Dizem Özalp Sarı – Data and Digital Strategy Leader

15:00 – 16:00 – OPEN DATA LAW

Okşan Gülşen Uz (Moderator) – Vice President of Open Data and Technology Association
Mustafa Şeref İşcan – Personal Data Protection Specialist
Gökçe Çobansoy Hızel – Turkcell Innovative Technologies Law Manager

16:00 – 17:00 – OPEN DATA ECONOMY

Akan Abdula (Moderator) – FutureBright Group, Co-Founder
Ömer M. Wilson – Senior Marketing Manager Asya Pacific, Co-Founder & CEO Anatolia.Asia Consulting Group Dr. R. Erdem Erkul – Founder and Chairman of Cerebrum Tech

17:00 – CLOSING

About Open Data and Technology Association: AVTED was established in 2020 to expand the open data culture and application areas in Turkey. The Istanbul-based association aims to create an open data culture and awareness, establish an open data application developers community and lead the establishment of an open data index.

About the Union of Municipalities of Turkey: TBB, which was established in 1945 as a public benefit association to operate in the field of municipalism, has been working as a local government union since 2002. Gathering all municipalities in Turkey under one roof, TBB continues its activities to carry out all kinds of activities and initiatives for the development of municipalism. https://www.tbb.gov.tr

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