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DXWorldEXPO Announces Its Leadership Team | @IoT2040 @MLSesen @Witchw @Vatchif @AtillaKurama
DXWorldEXPO will shape digital transformation for Global 2000 companies

DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team.

The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.

World's Most Important Tech Event
DXWorldEXPO® will be the world's most important tech event with 1,000 exhibitors in its first year and 2,000 exhibitors in its second year, as it guides Global 2000 companies through their Digital Transformation journey for the next two decades. The global event is set to launch September 17-20, 2018 in Istanbul. It will be sponsored by Fortune 50 companies, and more than 30 international banks will be among sponsors of its FinTech/InsurTech track.

Gaining a better understanding of customers and acting upon this information is the foundation of Digital Transformation (DX) in the enterprise. Applying the latest technologies in this area is the key to driving new topline revenue opportunities.

Global 2000 companies have more than US$40 trillion in annual revenue - more than 50% of the world's entire GDP. The Global 2000 spends a total of US$2.4 trillion annually on enterprise IT. The average Global 2000 company has US$11 billion in annual revenue. The average Global 2000 company spends more than $600 million annually on enterprise IT.

Governments throughout the world spend another US$500 billion on IT - much of it dedicated to new Smart City initiatives. There are more than a dozen Global 2000 companies in Turkey, including Isbank, Garanti Bank, other financial institutions, Turk Telecom, Turkcell, Turkish Airlines, and ENKA.

More Management Quotes
"For the past 10 years at Cloud Expo, we've helped drive the migration to modern enterprise IT infrastructures, built upon the foundation of cloud computing. Today's hybrid, multiple cloud IT infrastructures integrate Big Data, analytics, blockchain, the IoT, mobile devices, and the latest in cryptography and enterprise-grade security," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and founder of DX World Expo, LLC.

"As a report from the World Economic Forum and Accenture recently stated, 'Companies need  to fundamentally change the way they identify, develop and launch new business ventures.' We agree," said Atila Kurama, Vice President of Finance and Strategic Alliances.

"Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair and Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Studies. "DX is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions. Our new event in Istanbul brings together the top companies and delegates from around the world, who are transforming the world."

Complete Management Team Bios

Levent Selamoglu - CEO

Levent Selamoglu is the Chief Executive Officer of DX World EXPO, LLC.

Levent has long and successful finance career in various sectors which span from soft drinks to global construction to telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Levent served as CFO, Chief Commercial Officer, and a member of the board for GlaxoSmithKline Turkey.

Most recently he served as the CEO of MN Pharmaceuticals, where he sold the company to Amgen for US$700 million.

He serves in the boards of number of international companies.

Levent holds a BA degree in Economics from Boğazici University, and a MBA degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University.

Belkis Alpergun - President and COO

Belkıs Alpergun is the President and Chief Operating Officer of DX World EXPO, LLC.

Belkis is one of the first female CEOs in a major enterprise in Turkey. She built a successful 'big brand' factoring company from scratch and served as an active board member of the Turkish Factoring Association.

Belkıs joined Coface Group in 2005 as the Country CEO and Chairperson. She established the first credit insurance company in Turkey by challenging traditional bank driven financing for SMEs and kept "top" position with double digit growths in market penetration.

She served on the board of LOGO, a publicly traded software company for 6 years. She was actively involved in LOGO's success story through M&A and additional public offerings. She initiated the company's FinTech-InsurTech collaborated platform of A/R management.

Belkıs graduated from Wilmington Friends School in Wilmington, DE. She holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğazici University.

Vasif Sayil - Vice President of Operations

Vasif Sayil is the Vice President of DX World EXPO, LLC, in charge of company's global operations.

Vasif is the former Vice President of ENKA, a Global 2000 company. He delivered multibillion dollar projects, power plants, pipelines, petrochemical complexes and high rise buildings. ENKA is one of world's biggest conglomerates, active in 44 countries. During his 35-year tenure with the company, he built joint ventures with Bechtel, Flour, GE, Siemens, Alstom and others.

Vasif's vast executive leadership experience along with his excellent communication and negotiation skills will make him an integral part of DX World EXPO, LLC. executive management team.

Vasıf holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from METU.

Atila Kurama - Vice President of Finance and Strategic Alliances

Atila Kurama is the Vice President of Finance of DX World EXPO, LLC, where he is in charge of the company's financial direction as well as its global partnerships, alliances and the worldwide licensing strategy.

Atila Kurama is the Chairman and Founder of the BRK Investment Company and the founding CEO of Gozde Private Equity Investment Co., the largest publicly listed private equity business in Turkey where he architected acquisitions valued at US$5.7 billion.

Earlier he served as the CEO of Yildiz Holding, the third largest business conglomerate in Turkey. During his tenure he played a major role in transforming the company to one of the world's largest food producers through restructuring, investments and acquisitions like Godiva for US$850 million and United Biscuits for US$3.2 billion.

As the founding CEO and board member, Atila negotiated and sold Turkiye Finans Bank to NCB for US$2 billion.

Atila holds a MBA degree from Cardiff Business School and a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University.

Carmen Gonzalez - Vice President of Sales

Carmen Gonzalez is the Vice President Sales of DX World EXPO, LLC.

Carmen is a successful entrepreneur who for the past 25 years produced the world's largest tech events, launched 15 leading print magazines along with 34 online publications comprised of 500,000 plus subscribers and 5 million online viewers.

She is the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo, Inc. and Ulitzer, Inc.

Carmen was in charge of SYS-CON's sales and marketing. Under her leadership, the company was named by Inc 500 among the fastest-growing privately held companies in North America three years in a row.

SYS-CON Media, founded in 1994, is widely recognized in the internet-technology and magazine publishing industries as the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, electronic newsletters and accompanying breaking news, education and information portals. The company has further solidified its dominant role in the technology space with the 2001 launch of SYS-CON Events.

Roger Strukhoff - Conference Chair

Roger Strukhoff is Conference Chair of DXWorldEXPO, the world's biggest technology event.

Roger has been Conference Chair of Cloud Expo and ThingsExpo. He also serves as Co-Chair of DCD Converged, Co-Chair of the Big Data World Forum, Director of Research for Altoros, and Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Studies.

He holds a BA degree from Knox College, Technical Writing Certificate from UC-Berkeley, and conducted MBA studies at Cal State-East Bay.

Fuat Kircaali - Chairman and Founder

Fuat Kircaali is the Chairman and Founder of DX World EXPO, LLC.

Fuat is the Chairman and Founder of SYS-CON Media, leading tech publisher with revenues over US$150 million, which was named among America's fastest growing private companies three years in a row by Inc 500.

Cloud Expo, among brands he created is considered the world's most influential technology trade show for the past nine years. Kircaali's "Java Developer's Journal" print magazine surpassed US$1 million in monthly revenues and LinuxWorld was the highest circulation title among all Linux magazines worldwide.

Fuat holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğazici University, and conducted PhD studies at Zurich University, Switzerland.

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These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories. Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units within an enterprise. APIs are created as the easy access points for these siloed data lakes.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architect, will explore how storage and software-defined solutions from IBM have evolved for the road ahead....
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Thanks to the plethora of communication and messaging apps available to the average user, unified communications (UC) is becoming more important than ever before. UC is a set of products and services designed to give employees a uniform communications experience, integrating different apps and channels to a singular point of interaction. For example, UC might allow a transcript of a voicemail to be delivered to a recipient’s email, enabling a central communication location that comprises multiple mediums at once.
Everyone could agree that silos created unnecessary separation, protectionism, and bureaucracy. No one would dare argue that having rigid silos were somehow good for the organization. Silos were, therefore, the easy target. They became the mantle onto which leaders could lay all past transgressions, and, in so doing, they became a convenient artifice to allow the leader to proclaim the dawn of a new era of integration, collaboration, and communication. Silos are dead! Except they never quite died, did they? In spite of all the talk, silos have persisted. They now just have different names....
Over the last several months, intent-based networking (IBNS) has gained momentum as a newly viable technology that aims to further automate traditional network management. Although IBNS has existed for a few years now as a general concept, it was more buzz than reality until Cisco® launched its first IBNS software package earlier this year. What is intent-based networking? Traditionally, network administrators manually translate business policies into network device configurations, a time-intensive and error-prone activity that contributes to rising OpEx. But as digital transformation initi...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as ...
Fintech is a lucrative, yet quite saturated market. In order to stay competitive, businesses should keep track of the emerging trends and be able to capitalize on them before their competitors do. Artificial Intelligence is currently among the most promising fintech trends. Leading financial brands such as Capital One, MasterCard, as well as hundreds of startups have set the pace for the adoption of virtual financial advisors. If you want to stay ahead of your competition or simply explore the opportunities for AI in fintech, this article is for you.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now...
Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines.
The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what’s coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries.
Every time there’s a notable cybersecurity breach, someone (even me) writes a comprehensive primer on the proper way to create “secure” passwords. Lather, rinse, repeat. Until a few years ago, everyone (including me) based their password advice on a 2003 paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the catchy title “NIST Special Publication 800-63.” The paper recommended that passwords be cryptic, contain special characters, and be as close to nonsense as possible.
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago, will discuss the digital enterprise evolution in the context of artificial intelligence.
Trying to improve density, lower costs and run applications faster than before? Today, enterprises looking for a secure cloud strategy are increasingly turning to container-based Platform as a Service solutions for on-premises hosted DevOps. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alise Cashman Spence, Offering Manager, Power Systems Cloud Solutions at IBM, will discuss the driving factors behind these cloud trends and how IBM customers are realizing exceptional performance, security and control for data and analytics services.
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather made headlines last weekend for making light work of Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor. But he also made tech headlines recently by endorsing the Hubii Network, an initial coin offering (ICO), on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. This isn’t the first time Mayweather (who’s dubbed himself Floyd “Crypto” Mayweather) has endorsed an ICO. In late July, he promoted the ICO for the Stox project, which went on to raise more than $30 million in its token sale. (BTW: There are subtle differences between an ICO, a token sale, and a crowdsale, although the terms are ...
I’ve always felt that bringing an economics perspective to our big data and digital transformation discussions is more important than a traditional accounting or even information technology (IT) perspective. Heck, I believe that a Chief Data Officer’s background should be more along the lines of economics than IT. Economics brings a forward-looking perspective on creating value (wealth). In fact, economics is defined as “the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer (capture) of wealth.”
My discussions with organizations looking to “digitally transform” themselves is yielding some interesting observations. I expect that when these discussions move into the execution phase, we will start to create some “Laws of Digital Transformation” that will guide organizations digital transformation journey. So with that in mind, let me start by proposing these “4 Laws of Digital Transformation.”
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