EVENT PROGRAM

The national and international leaders of the Smart City Project will come together under the roof of the World Cities Congress Istanbul between 17-18-19 April 2018, hosted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Over the course of three days, representatives from 12 countries and 120 cities will participate. Over 140 speakers will meet to discuss the headline “Smart city solutions make your future more livable, sustainable and productive”. The details of the organization and the speaker list expand with the participation of new names every day, Please keep following our page to get up-to-date information .

  • Registration
     09:00 - 10:00
    Registration
  • Opening Show and Opening Speeches
     10:00 - 11:00
    Opening Show and Opening Speeches

    Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Former Prime Minister of Spain

  • Exhibition Opening
     11:00 - 12:00
    Exhibition Opening
  • Lunch Break
     12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch Break
  • KEYNOTE SPEECH
     13:00 - 13:30
    KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Antoni Vives, CTA-CEO

  • SESSION 1: INNOVATIVE CITY TECHNOLOGIES
     13:30 - 14:45
    SESSION 1: INNOVATIVE CITY TECHNOLOGIES

    Moderator: C. Müjdat Altay, CEO-Netaş

    Paul Doany, CEO-Türk Telekom

    Meltem Bakiler Şahin, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, Vodafone Turkey   

    Steven Young, Bosch Turkey & Middle East President

    Cenk Kıvılcım, General Manager CISCO 

  • Coffee Break
     14:45 - 15:00
    Coffee Break
  • SESSION 2: TRANSPORTATION & VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES IN SMART CITIES
     15:00 - 16:15
    SESSION 2: TRANSPORTATION & VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES IN SMART CITIES

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ilıcalı, Member of Parlament

    İsmail Köse, PTT Technology, General Manager

    Zeina Nazer, ITS Arab, General Secretary

    Can Barış Öztok, Koç Sistem Pazarlama ve Satış Genel Müdür Yardımcısı

    Ömer Korkut, STM Assistant General Manager

  • SESSION 3: OBJECT’S INTERNET IN SMART CITIES
     16:15 - 17:30
    SESSION 3: OBJECT’S INTERNET IN SMART CITIES

    Moderator: Ömer Alan, General Manager, Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation

    Wu Lianqing, Huawei Turkey AR-GE Director

    Özcan Özay, Samsung Türkiye AR-GE Director

    Markus Wissmann, CISCO, Director Operations & Sales

    Esat Sönmezer, Turkcell, Smart Places and Business Applications Director

  • KEYNOTE SPEECH
     17:30 - 18:00
    KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Miguel Ángel Moratinos , Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain

  • SESSION 4: SMART CITY STRATEGIES
     09:30 - 10:45
    SESSION 4: SMART CITY STRATEGIES

    Moderator: Muhammed Alyürük, ISBAK, General Manager

    Bjarke Walmar, Executive Vice President City Of Odense / Denmark

    Renato De Castro, Smart City Expert

    Vitor Pereira, Smart City Dreamer

    Eldar Tuzmukhametov, Head of Smart City Lab of Moscow Government

  • SESSION 5: UCLG-MEWA SUSTAINABLE POLITICS IN CITIES
     10:45 - 12:00
    SESSION 5: UCLG-MEWA SUSTAINABLE POLITICS IN CITIES

    Moderator: Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General

    Hasan Tahsin Usta, Mayor of Gaziosmanpaşa

    Cahit Altunay, Mayor of Sultangazi

    Adly Yaish, Mayor of Palestine Nablus

    M. Tevfik Göksu, Mayor of Esenler

    Hazem Ahmad Awad Al Naimat, Amman Deputy Mayor

  • Lunch Break
     12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch Break
  • SESSION 6: SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES IN MEGA CITIES
     13:00 - 14:15
    SESSION 6: SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES IN MEGA CITIES

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Rafet Bozdoğan, Dean of Engineering Department in Yalova University

    Robert Cervero, Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the Berkeley University

    Dr. Ahmet Bağış, İETT, General Manager

    Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tortum, Atatürk University 

    Gil Penalosa, 8 80 Cities Founder

  • SESSION 7: DIGITAL CONVERSION AND ECONOMY IN CITY
     14:15 - 15:30
    SESSION 7: DIGITAL CONVERSION AND ECONOMY IN CITY

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Zaim, Istanbul Commerce University

    Dr. Şenol Duman, Borsa İstanbul General Manager

    İbrahim Elbaşı, Director, Information Commercialization Center

    Ruben Neieuwenhuis, Startup Boothcamp CEO

    Norbert Fuchs, Nokia Networks Senior Solution Architect Munich, Germany

    Yılmaz Alan, EY Partner, G&PS Disruptive Technologies and Digital Transformation Leader

  • KEYNOTE SPEECH
     15:30 - 16:00
    KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Kent Larson, Director, MIT Media Lab

  • Coffee Break
     16:00 - 16:15
    Coffee Break
  • SESSION 8: BIG DATA OF THE CITY AND CYBER SECURITY
     16:15 - 17:30
    SESSION 8: BIG DATA OF THE CITY AND CYBER SECURITY

    Moderatör: Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan, BTK, Chairman

    Gündüz Şengül, T.C. Assistant General Manager of Transport, Communications and Maritime Affairs

    Thomas Roth, Gryphon Secure, CTO

    Defne Tozan, IBM Turkey, General Manager

    Murat Kansu, Microsoft Turkey, General Manager

     

  • SESSION 9: SMART AND HEALTHY LIVING
     09:30 - 10:45
    SESSION 9: SMART AND HEALTHY LIVING

    Moderator: Wilco Van Herpen, TV Producer

    Gülseher Sanaç, T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Sağlık Bilgi Sistemleri Genel Müdürlüğü Veri Yönetimi Daire Başkanı​

    Nüzhet Algüneş, BPN Istanbul-CEO

    Mou Xu, Zte Smart Health Product Line General Manager

     

  • SESSION 10: ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES
     10:45 - 12:00
    SESSION 10: ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Pınar Mengüç, Özyeğin University- Founding Head, Mechanical Engineering 

    Fatih Turan, Iski General Manager

    Murat Pınar, Enerjisa Distiribution Companies General Manager

    Florian Lennert, Mentor at Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation&Energy Berlin

    Dimitri Zenghelis, Climate Change Expert

  • Lunch Break
     12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch Break
  • SESSION 11: DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
     13:00 - 14:15
    SESSION 11: DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Moderator: Fatih Kacır, T3

    Simay Dinç, Founder of Women in Games Turkey

    Boyd Cohen, Dean of Research at EADA Business School Barcelona

    Tuncay Tütek, getir.com Co-Founder

    Timur Topalgökçeli, Hello Tomorrow Turkey, Founder

  • SESSION 12: SOCIAL POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE IN SMART CITIES
     14:15 - 15:30
    SESSION 12: SOCIAL POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE IN SMART CITIES

    Moderator: Okan Erhan Oflaz, Fatih Municipality Vice President

    Joan Clos, Former Under Secretary of the United Nations; Former Executive Director of UN-Habitat, and Former Mayor of Barcelona

    Claudio Orrego, Former Mayor of Santiago

    Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Mayor of Beyoğlu

    Veysel Çıplak, Sakarya Municipality Head of Strategy Development Department

     

     

     

  • KEYNOTE SPEECH
     15:30 - 16:00
    KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Parag Kahanna, Geopolitical futuist

  • Coffee Break
     16:00 - 16:15
    Coffee Break
  • CLOSING SPEECH AND AWARD CEREMONY
     16:15 - 17:30
    CLOSING SPEECH AND AWARD CEREMONY