Speakers

CENGIZ ULTAV


Chairman
TTGV - Technology Development Foundation of Turkey, TR

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​​​​​Bio​

Born in Eskişehir on the 26th of February in 1950. Mr. Ultav graduated from Ankara Science High School and received his BSc and MSc degrees from Electronics Engineering Department (Computer and Control Option) from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He also has Diploma Degree from Philips International Institute in Eindhoven, Holland. Held technical and management positions at Bimsa AS, Info AS in Turkey and Dornier System Gmbh in Germany, worked as Vice General Manager of NCR Turkey and as General Manager of Sun Microsystems in Turkey. As a certified consultant by Microsoft on its Solution Development Discipline, he offered consultancy services to holding group companies of Koç, Sabancı and Eczacıbaşı. Worked as an Executive Committee member of Vestel Electronics AS on strategic planning and investor relations since 1995. He is currently a board member of Vestel Ventures. As a UNDP consultant in Vietnam, he conducted a study for the development of electronics industry. He is founding member of the Turkish Informatics Society (TBV) and the Turkish Unix Users Group. He is awarded by TUBİSAD with "Lifelong Service Reward" in 2005. Mr. Ultav has been serving in TTGV as Board Member since August 2005 and as Chairman of Board since April 2012.​​


​Presentation ​

Major Chord​

​​​​Major shifts are taking place around a smarter, friction free and sustainable world. Business models are impacted by these shifts as well as changing demands coming from millennials. Strong scientific and technology platforms are developing to reach new levels of productivity and value add in this new and exciting era, empowering young people to reshape the near future. The focus of the presentation is this new platform and the associated dynamics.​​​​