Guest Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Esra Gençtürk will give a keynote speech as the Rector of Ozyegin University.

Cem KIRGIZ is the Sales Director of Hitit Computer Services. He is responsible for all aspects of Hitit’s sales processes. He has been working in the IT industry for almost 10 years with experiences in both implementation and sales positions. Under his guidance, Hitit has acquired numerous partner airlines in different parts of the world. Cem is a graduate of Economics and Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alan Murray AYDEN is recognized as an expert in helping airlines to innovate and transform their passenger check-in experience. Alan has worked with most of the world’s leading full service and low cost carriers to automate the passenger travel document headache, enabling them to unleash the possibilities of self service check-in on Mobile, App, Web and Kiosk. Over the last 15 years, Alan has worked with airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, British Airways, Cathay, Qantas, Jetstar, Emirates, Jetstar as well as most of the Star Alliance members, helping them deliver significant reductions in check-in time and immigration fines, while at the same time transforming the passenger experience.

Ersin INANKUL started his career in 1998 and has worked as a Project Manager and Consultant in the fields of Airport Systems, Telecommunication, Complex System Integration, and Process Optimization. Upon joining in TAV group in 2005, he continued his professional activities as IT Project Manager of two airports in Georgia. Between the years of 2007 and 2010, he served as IT and Integration Project Manager of two airports in North Africa. İnankul subsequently took office as Infrastructure Manager in TAV Information Technologies and advanced in his career to be the Deputy General Manager of his company. He currently serves as CIO of IGA Group to constructing and operating world’s largest airport at Istanbul and General Manager of IGA Systems who is the master system integrator and ICT operator of project to manage all IT packages.

Barış Fındık is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Turkish Low Cost Pegasus Airlines since 2017. He has been involved in the implementation of a very ambitious digital transformation at Pegasus during the last 2 years. Bariş brought a fresh view to the aviation sector from his large experience in the telecommunication and bank sectors. Before joining Pegasus he worked 13 years for Turkcell Group, where he held different positions, including his last post as IT Director. Before he was involved several years at Garanti bank involved in, and ATM channel management. Bariş is a Marmara University Industrial Engineer graduate.

Ahmet Salih ER is co-founder of inMapper, a startup that creates indoor mapping platform and aims your indoor guide. He is responsible for technology and software. Formerly he worked for Vodafone, Turkcell and Turk Telekom as software development engineer. He received his BSc degree in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, then MSc degree in Engineering Management form Marmara University. He is also studying PhD degree in Management Information Systems at Kadir Has University.

Sarp TOMRUKCU is co-founder of inMapper is responsible for maps, design and user interface of inMapper – interactive indoor map platform. He is a graduate of Geomatics Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and has MSc degree from Leibniz University Hannover. He worked for 4 years on geodata visualization, geomarketing and thematic cartography in Hannover and started his startup journey in Istanbul.

M. Seyda TARTAR is head of the Digital Innovation in Turkish Airlines. He has been working for Turkish Airlines for 3 years(first 2,5 yrs IT Project & Portfolio Manager). Formerly he worked for Honeywell, Commercial Attaché Office of Turkey in NY and United Technologies. He received his BSc degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University and MSc degree in Management of Technology from New York University.

İsmihan BAYSAL ANDERSON has Computer Engineering degree from ITU and completed Executive MBA program at the same university. She started her career as a software developer in 1997 with KoçSistem. She moved to London in 2005 and started as a Senior Consultant at Paragon Consulting Group and delivered technology implementation projects for FTSE 100 companies. Having performed different roles at Paragon Consulting Group, she returned to Turkey in 2008 and started the Eastern Europe operations of the group. With the acquisition of the group by PwC, she joined PwC team and delivered many successful projects for top Holding companies in Turkey. In 2016 she decided to change the career path to have operations experience and joined İpekyol as Strategic Planning and IT Director . Since 2018 September, she works for Sabiha Gökçen Airport as IT Director and playing a key role in preparing the airport for future travel.