2. Turkish-German Innovation Summit, March 16th, 2017


09.00 - 10.00

Plenary Session

Smart Manufacturing for the future

From smart factory to smart products; transformation management and challenges of digitalization on the way to a smart factory

Moderator:Prof. Dr. Nihat Akkus,Marmara University Istanbul

Speakers among others

Dr. Axel-Andreas Gomeringer, Head of Innovation & Technology Management & Project Lead Industry 4.0, Festo

Mehmet S. Keskiner, Deputy General Manager, Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Mehmet Kürümlüoğlu, Head of Competence Centre R&D Management, Fraunhofer IAO

Dr. Mustafa Koçak, CEO at Gedik Holding

10.00 - 11.00

Plenary Session

Textile 4.0

Insights in the development of Industrie 4.0 for the textile industry from Germany and how successful projects can be implemented to boost the compatibility of the textile industry both in Germany and Turkey.

Moderator: Dr.-Ing. B. Aslan MBA, Managing Director at ITA Istanbul / Head of Division Turkey at ITA of RWTH Aachen university

Speakers among others
Dr.-Ing.Yves-S.Gloy, Head of the "Textile Machinery / Production Technologies" division and Member of the Management.

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

Bahadir Küpeli, Chief Marketing Officer, Has Group


11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break / Refreshments in the Innovations Lounge
11.30 - 12.30

Plenary Session

Business-Model Innovations unlocked by disruptive Industrie 4.0 technologies

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hakan Ürey, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Koc University

Speakers among others

Prof. Dr.Thomas Clauss, Head of the Research Group for Management & Innovative Value Creation Concepts, Philipps University Marburg.

Dr. Aytül Ercil, CEO & Shareholder at Vispera Technologies A.S.

Gül Erol, CTO, Enerjisa, TBC
12.3012.40 Closing Remarks
12.40 - 14.00 Lunch & Networking in the Innovations Lounge

All sessions will be held in English.

Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to this schedule or to our featured speakers as necessary.



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