“Shaping the Future of Transportation”
Organized by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Association of Turkey without considering profit, SUMMITS is aimed to be the most comprehensive and rich-content event of our country in the field of smart mobility and digitalization of transportation and to be the gateway to the world.
We create synergies and collaborations by bringing together industry organizations.1
While we aim to convey the experiences of experts and officials in the field of smart mobility and digitalization of transportation from the public, private sector, universities and NGOs to the participants, we do not forget about start-up companies.3
While we mediate the delivery of the works carried out in our country and in the international arena to the stakeholders, we open the door to cooperation between the stakeholders.2
It is an event that includes panels, presentations, exhibition space, trainings and bilateral meetings in order to guide the ITS studies in our country in line with the developments in the world.4
This field will be updated as speakers are confirmed.
Last update date: 28/01/22
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
He was born on May 19, 1969 in Trabzon. He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He completed his master's degree in Bahçeşehir University Urban Systems and Transportation Management program.
He started his career in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Transportation Coordination Directorate in 1995. In 1998, he moved to the General Directorate of IETT. He worked as an engineer and manager in various units of IETT.
While working as the Deputy Director responsible for traffic control center, signalization and smart traffic systems at the IMM Traffic Directorate since 2002, he was appointed to the Transportation Coordination Directorate on 16 November 2009. He assumed the position of Head of Transportation Department on 23 July 2014.
Adil Karaismailoğlu was appointed as the Head of the Istanbul Real Estate Department at the Prime Ministry Mass Housing Administration (TOKİ) in July 2016, and as the Deputy Secretary General of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in April 2018.
He has been serving as the Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure since September 2019. He was appointed as Minister of Transport and Infrastructure on 27 March 2020.
İsmail Karaismailoğlu is married and has two children.
Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality - President of the Union of Municipalities of Turkey
Fatma Şahin was born in Gaziantep in 1966. She completed her primary and high school education in Gaziantep and was graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgy of İstanbul Technical University.
She worked in a private holding company for 18 years at the beginning of her career.
She became the Founding Member of Gaziantep Provincial Organization of Justice and Development Party in 2001. She was elected as the first woman member of Grand National Assembly of Turkey from Gaziantep in 2002 general parliamentary election. She served as a Deputy during 22nd23rdand 24th legislation terms.
During her tenure at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, assigned as member of European Union – Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee and Chairperson of Ad-Hoc Morals and Decency Murders Commission and Chairperson of Ad-Hoc Research Commission of Violence against Women and Children.
Ms. Şahin was appointed as the Founding Minister of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies in the 61st government, which was established after the 2011 general parliamentary election. Herewith, she became the first woman minister from Southeast Anatolia and served as the only woman member of the Cabinet.
Turkish Foundation for the Handicapped elected Fatma Şahin as the “woman of the year” due to her works related to disabled individuals.
In the local elections in 30 March 2014, she was elected mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality as one of the first woman metropolitan mayors of Turkey. Ms. Şahin was elected as the President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey in 8 May 2018.
She held the offices of the Presidency of Asian Mayors Forum during 2016 – 2019 term, Vice-Presidency of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) during 2016 – 2019 term, Presidency of United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia (UCLG-MEWA) Section during 2016 – 2019 term. In addition, Ms. Şahin is holding the office of Vice-Presidency of Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) since 2014.
Fatma Şahin is still the Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and the President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey (TBB).
She is married with two children.
Deputy Director General of Communications at Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure - President of ITS Turkey
Esma Dilek, born in Denizli in 1981, graduated from Yıldız Technical University Computer Engineering in 2003. After working as a Software Engineer in the private sector for approximately 1.5 years, he started to work as a Computer Engineer in the Traffic Directorate of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) in 2006.
Within the scope of the project initiated by IMM, she got the opportunity to do a master's degree in the USA. She completed her master's degree in Computer Science at Boston University in 2010 and continued her work as a Software Development Specialist at the IMM Traffic Directorate.
She took part in many projects at IMM Traffic Control Center (TKM) as an AUS application developer for desktop, internet and mobile platforms. As the Deputy Director, she served as the technical and administrative officer of IMM's IMM components, systems and software in the field and in the center, managed from TKM.
She was the Project Manager of the VITAL and R4E (Roadmaps for Energy) Projects, for which IMM was entitled to receive grants within the scope of the 7th Framework and Horizon 2020 programs of the European Union.
He has papers published in many national and international transportation congresses on the effects of Intelligent Transportation Systems and mega projects implemented in Istanbul on Istanbul transportation.
Dilek, who worked as IMM Information Processing Manager and Smart City Manager between August 2018 - April 2020, has been working as the Deputy General Manager of Communications at the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure since April 2020. She is also volunteering as the President of ITS Turkey since April 2021 and has a good command of English.
Dilek pursues her doctoral studies at Gazi University Department of Information Security Engineering.
ERTICO - ITS Europe CEO
Joost is a Belgian national with 30 years of experience in legal and regulatory policy affairs combined with a strong track in strategy and project management. He served as legal and regulatory affairs director with incumbent operators in the telecommunications, postal, eCommerce/logistics and automotive sectors. He had leading policy-making roles in European associations such as PostEurop, FEDMA, ACEA as well as at the United Nations level (UPU). Joost has also been a member of the cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Economy and director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, an EU consultancy firm.
Before joining ERTICO in January 2022 as Chief Executive Officer, he was the Smart Mobility Director of ACEA for over five years. Joost hold positions as chair of the Strategy Committee of ERTICO-ITS Europe as well as a member of its Supervisory Board. He served also as a member of the Board of the European Mobility as a Service Alliance (MaaS). Furthermore, Joost was selected as a member of various Expert Groups of the European Commission.
As a frequent speaker at conferences and author of papers, he engages with stakeholders on European and international policy issues and research and innovation project management issues in mobility and digital agenda context.
Fluent in Dutch, French, English and German, Joost holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Business Law, a Master’s Degree in law and a Diploma in Teaching Law (Universities of Leuven, Poitiers and Louvain-la-Neuve). He gained additional education in the economic, business and management areas.
Director General of Highways
Abdulkadir Uraloğlu was born in Trabzon in 1966 and graduated in 1988 from the Department of Civil Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University.
After starting his working life as a field engineer in the private sector, Mr. Uraloğlu was appointed as a survey team engineer at the General Directorate of Highways in Erzurum 12th Regional Directorate in 1989. In 1990, he was appointed to Ankara 4th Regional Directorate, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until 1998. Mr. Uraloğlu was then promoted to be the Chief Engineer of Road Construction Service for Erzurum's 12th Regional Directorate.
In 2003, he became the Deputy Regional Director of the 10th Regional Directorate in Trabzon, where he remained until 2005. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Regional Director of Kayseri 6th Regional Directorate, and a year later became the Regional Director of Samsun 7th Regional Directorate.
After a brief period as the Regional Director of Bursa 14th Regional Directorate in 2009, Mr. Uraloğlu served six and a half years as the Regional Director for Samsun. In 2012 he was appointed as Regional Director of İzmir 2nd Regional Directorate.
Most recently, Abdulkadir Uraloğlu was appointed as Director General of the General Directorate of Highways by the Presidential Decree issued on 23 July 2018.
Mr. Uraloğlu is also the President of the Turkish Road Association and the Highways Foundation and has made significant contributions to improve the country's road network. He has played a major role in highway construction, helping to build more than 3000 km of divided highways and motorways across Turkey.
The many important and large-scale projects in which Mr. Uraloğlu has participated include:
- Northern Marmara Motorway
- İstanbul–İzmir Motorway
- Menemen–Aliağa–Çandarlı Motorway
- Ankara–Niğde Motorway
- Black Sea Coastal Road, including – Ordu Nefise Akçelik Tunnel
- Ankara–Pozantı Motorway
- Aydın Peripheral Motorway
- Bursa Peripheral Motorway
- Konak Tunnel
- Sabuncubeli Tunnel
- Amasya Peripheral Highway
- Kahramanmaraş–Göksun Highway
- Kömürhan Bridge and Tunnels
- Hasankeyf-2 Bridge
- Ankara–Kayseri Highway
- Ankara–Samsun Highway
- Northern Route of TETEK (Turkey Transit Highway) Project
As Director General of the General Directorate of Highways, Mr. Uraloğlu continues his efforts to bring major new highways into service. Among these projects are the Malkara–Çanakkale Motorway and the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the Aydın–Denizli Motorway, the Zigana Tunnel, the Mediterranean Coastal Highway, the Başakşehir–Bahçeşehir–Hadımköy Motorway, the Istanbul Canal Sazlıdere Bridge, the Yusufeli Dam Relocation Roads and other projects that will further improve the standard of Turkey's road network.
Abdulkadir Uraloğlu is married and is the father of three children.
Director General of Communications
Gökhan EVREN was born in 1978 in Tokat. He completed his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Marmara University. Then he completed his master's degrees in Science and Technology Policies (MS) from Middle East Technical University, and in Communications Policy (MA) from Westminster University (London). He currently continues his doctorate education in Political Sciences in Hacettepe University.
EVREN, who previously carried out the duty of department head in Information Technologies and Communication Authority, has been carrying out the duty of Directorate General of Communications since 2018 September, and is a member of the Board of Directors of General Directorate of State Airports Authority since March 2019.
ERTICO ENSEMBLE Integrated Vehicle Safety Project Manager
Dr. Marika Hoedemaeker is a senior project manager at TNO, where she has been conducting human factors research in mobility since 1999. After finishing her study in experimental psychology, she went to the Delft University of Technology to work as a PhD student on the introduction of Automated Vehicle Guidance systems in personal road transport, especially the effects of Adaptive Cruise Control on individual driver behavior and the acceptance of driver support systems by individual drivers. She performed driving simulator experiments and conducted a large-scale questionnaire study. She received her PhD in 1999.
At present her main activities are focused on managing complex research projects.
As an example Marika was technical coordinator of the EU-UDRIVE project with 20 international partners performing naturalistic driving studies all over Europe. Before, Marika acted as the coordinator of the GOAL project (5 international partners, 1.000.000 euros) which investigated the transport needs of an ageing society. The GOAL project delivered an important action plan with seven research actions that need to be addressed because of the considerable transport challenges we face by the growth of the older people populations in the coming decades.
Another example of her project management work is a projects for the Pharmaceutical industry focusing on the effects on driving behaviour and cognitive performance of medicines by testing with healthy participants in the TNO driving simulator.
At this moment she is the coordinator of the ENSEMBLE project. The ENSEMBLE project (H2020 with 20 million euros funding) has implemented and demonstrated multi-brand truck platooning on European roads over the next three years. This paves the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe that will improve fuel economy, CO2 emissions, traffic capacity and throughput for the road freight sector. Also impacts of platooning on behaviour of other road users, fuel economy, CO2 emissions, traffic capacity and throughput were studied.
ITS Japan President & CEO
-Worked for Toyota Motor Corporation for over 30 years.
Transferred to ITS Japan in 2021 and became president of ITS Japan in June.
-At Toyota Motor Corporation, engaged in information systems and corporate planning and since 2014 a leader of ITS / Connected business and product planning.
-Participated particularly in data business (how to make money from data), M&A projects, ITS products and service planning.
ITS America President & CEO
Laura Chace was named President and CEO of ITS America in August, 2021. Previously, she served as the association’s Chief Operating Officer. In her role as COO and now as President and CEO, her focus is to promote policies that advance the development and safe deployment of intelligent transportation technologies throughout the United States.
Chace has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, communications and advocacy, and a proven track record of implementing complex initiatives with strong engagement and collaboration among stakeholders. As COO, she led operations across ITS America with a focus on technology’s ability to save lives and reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, reduce congestion, minimize transportation’s carbon footprint, and provide seamless mobility and transportation choices for all Americans.
She is passionate and speaks often about the need to include more female and diverse voices in the transportation workforce to create better outcomes for all who use the transportation system. Chace is a founding member of the MobilityXX initiative, which is focused on increasing the number of women in transportation by 10 percent in 10 years.
Chace brings 15 years in trade association management to her new role, having previously worked at USTelecom and the American Trucking Association. Early in her career, she served in the Clinton Administration at the U.S. Department of Justice Office and in the White House. She holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree from Colgate University.
Director General of Transport Services Regulation
Born in 1980 in Ankara.
After completing his secondary school education in Istanbul, he graduated as Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineer from Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Faculty of Engineering
He started to work at Directorate of Transport Coordination Unit at Transport Department in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 2005. He worked at different tasks including reporter at Anatolian and European Sides Regional Directorates, Chief and Deputy Director. He was involved in various transport projects in Istanbul including urban transport projects, multi-storey intersections, road study and projects and metrobus project. Under Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, he also worked as Board Member of BELBIM (Electronic Money and Payment Services) and ISTAC (Industrial Waste Management) Corporations.
He was appointed as Regional Director in Istanbul under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in February 2020 and later as Director General of Transport Services Regulation in 23.06.2020 under the same Ministry. Currently he continues his task under this Ministry.
As Director General, he carries out digitalization projects in transport services such as e-Government Portals (online licence applications, e-permit project, online reservation for permits etc). E-Government services in road transport have become one of the most commonly used services in Turkey especially in COVID-19 pandemic. Studies are in progress to ensure more digitalization in transport.
Murat BAŞTOR is married and has two children. His foreign language is English.
Director General of TCDD (Turkish State Railways)
Mr. Metin AKBAŞ was born in Akçakale, Şanlıurfa in 1971.
After completing his primary and secondary school education in Pozantı, Adana, he graduated from Eskişehir Railway Vocational High School in 1987 and graduated from Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in 1992 as an Electrical Engineer. He has a master's degree in Urban Systems and Transportation Management.
Metin AKBAŞ, who started his career in 1987 in the Directorate General of Turkish State Railways, has worked in the same institution until the beginning of 2015, respectively as a civil servant, Telecommunication Engineer in Charge of Thrace Region, Control Engineer, Istanbul Suburban Service Manager (Founder), Deputy Director and Director of the 1st Region of TCDD.
He also carried out important duties such as being responsible for the investment units of TCDD, the Chairman of the Marmaray Coordination Commission on behalf of TCDD, and the head of the team that carried out and operated the Preparation of Marmaray for Operation.
He served as the Deputy Director General of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure between March 2015 and May 2016, and was the Acting Director General in the same Institution between May 2016 and August 2016.
Among the projects he carried out during his term in office at the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments include Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport - Kaynarca Subway Line Construction Work, Bakırköy - Kirazlı Subway Line Construction Work, Construction and Consultancy Service for the Marmaray Project, Vehicle Procurement for Marmaray Subway, Rehabilitation Project for Istanbul Suburban Lines, Eurasia Tunnel BOT Construction Work, Survey-Project Work for Istanbul New Airport’s Rail System Connection, Three-Storey Great Istanbul Tunnel Project, Construction of Ankara Subway Lines and Vehicle Procurement, Survey-Project Work for Ankara Esenboğa Airport Subway Line, Survey-Project Work for Konya Subway, Antalya Expo Tram Line Construction and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Construction Projects.
He was appointed as the Deputy Director General of İstanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ) of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on September 1, 2016, where he carried out his duty for 3 years as the Deputy Director General in charge of Information Technologies, Research-Development and Planning, Planning, Project and Investments, Property Expropriation, Basin Protection and Control, Wastewater Treatment, Support and Machinery Supply Departments. Among the other important projects he managed are: The “2018 Istanbul Water Congress and Fair (istsu-waterist)” event which was held for the first time with the participation of 8,500 academics and water and wastewater sector representatives from Turkey and abroad attended by nearly 70 companies, of which he was the Chairman of the Steering and Executive Board; İSKİ İnstitutional Asset Management System Based Smart Grid Project İSKİ 4.0 and Istanbul Water Control and Automation Centre (İSKOM); Integrated Quality Management System work and; Istanbul Water and Wastewater Master Plan Studies with the target of year 2053.
He resigned from his duty as Deputy Director General of İSKİ on 2 August 2019 at his own request. Metin Akbaş, who was a member of the Board of Directors and Audit of VADEMSAŞ Switch Factory, an affiliate company of TCDD, and who was the Acting Deputy Chairman of the Board of Istanbul Asphalt Factory (ISFALT), an affiliate company of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, took up the position of Deputy Director General of TCDD on January 29, 2020 and has been a member of the Board of TCDD since 2020. He has started to work as Acting Chairman and Director General of TCDD as of 14 September 2021.
Metin AKBAŞ is married with children and speaks English.
Director General of TCDD Transport Inc.
He was born in Gümüşhane, Turkey in 1970. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the department of Faculty of Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in 1995.
He started his career in 1996 when he served as an engineer and control supervisor in the departments of Structural Maintenance and Repair, Rail Systems and Machinery Supply and as Project Manager of Rail Systems at Directorate of Special Projects within IETT (Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel Enterprises General Directorate) of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
He took office as a Director at Directorate of City Lighting and Energy of Department of Technical Works; Directorate of Rail Systems of Department of Transportation and Directorate of European Side Rail Systems of Department of Rail Systems respectively within Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality between the years of 2006-2019. He left the office of his own accord in November 2019.
Pezük, who carried out successful works in the feasibility, survey, design and construction stages of rail system projects for most of his professional life made significant contributions for the extension of metro and tram systems in Istanbul.
He was actively involved in the management, testing, commissioning and acceptance of all construction activities starting from the project surveying for the Rail System Lines (Metro and Light Rail Systems, Tram, Cable Car, Monorail) which fall under the responsibility of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
He contributed to the development of the domestic industry by conducting successful works in the processes of drawing up of specifications, bidding, procurement, testing and commissioning for metro and light rail systems, trams, cable cars and monorails purchased by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and in the achievement of an increase in localization rate for metro vehicles.
He carried out works on energy efficiency in buildings and facilities of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality by the application of remote control and automation for lighting systems in the main arteries, avenues and streets throughout Istanbul.
He served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kültür A.Ş. (Cultural Center), İGDAŞ (Istanbul Gas Distribution Industry and Trade JSC.), KİPTAŞ (Istanbul Housing, Public Works Planning Industry and Trade JSC) and at İzmir Metropolitan Municipality İZBAN (İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Suburban System).
He was appointed as a Counselor to the General Directorate of TCDD in November 2019.
In February 2020, he was appointed as the Head of Railway Modernization Department at General Directorate of TCDD.
Pezük, who was appointed as the Director General and Chairman of the Board of General Directorate of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. by the Presidential Decree no. 2021/12, is married with one child.
His Awarded Works
Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro achieved great success by ranking among one of the top 8 projects out of 145 projects from 32 countries at 2017 AEC Excellence Awards, which is one of the most prestigious awards of the world in the field.
Ataköy-İkitelli Metro achieved significant success by ranking among one of the top 3 projects in the field of infrastructure projects out of 196 projects from 32 countries at 2018 AEC Excellence Awards, which is one of the most prestigious awards of the world in the field.
Lecturer at Istanbul Commerce University
He was born in Ilıca, Erzurum in 1954. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He worked in various departments of the Ministry of Public Works for about 4 years. He started to work at Yıldız Technical University as an assistant in 1979 and completed his doctorate on Transportation Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1988. In 1994, he was given the title of Associate Professor by the Interuniversity Board, and in 2000 he was appointed to the Professorship in the Department of Transportation. In 1994-1999, he undertook the duties of Transportation Consultant, Head of Transportation Department and a member of the board of directors of various municipal companies during the time of President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN's Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayorship. He was elected as AK Party Deputy from Erzurum in 2002 and served as Deputy Chairman of Public Works, Reconstruction, Transport and Tourism Commission, Member of Turkish delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Turkey-Austria Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman and AK Party MKYK Member. Between 2008 and 2015, he broke new ground at Bahçeşehir University and became the Founding President of the master's program for municipalities and Turkey's first Transportation Engineering undergraduate program. In 2015, he worked as a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at Istanbul Commerce University. In addition, between 2007 and 2015, he served as the advisory of President of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the consultant of many central units. He was re-elected as AK Party Erzurum Deputy in the General Elections of November 1, 2015. During this period, he has a very important role in Erzurum being a candidate for the 2026 Winter Olympics. In addition, he has personally followed all the processes from the preparation of the Rail System Project, which will be a solution to Erzurum's transportation problem, to its approval by the Council of Ministers. It has been instrumental in the implementation of many projects in order to prevent unemployment, which is the biggest problem of the region, and the resulting migration. An example of this is the Turkcell Call Center, which opened its services in Erzurum for the first time in 2005, apart from the three big cities. Currently, approximately 5,000 people are working in this sector. Some of the projects he is the coordinator of: Transportation Master Plan Strategy, Erzurum Great Municipality Regional Development Plan, DAB Tourism Oriented Regional Development Project and Winter Tourism and Thermal Tourism Development Agreement between Turkey and Austria. He also gave lectures on local governments in almost every province of Turkey at the AK Party Political Academy. He has Legislation Proposal and Realized Regional Development Projects and many Transportation - Traffic projects. Ilıcalı, who served as AK Party Erzurum Deputy until 2018, has been the Head of Istanbul Commerce University Transportation Systems Application and Research Center since 2018. In addition, he served as the Chairman of the Istanbul Public Transportation Science Board, which was established by the Governorship of Istanbul in order to operate the urban transportation service in accordance with the controlled social life rules, together with the Covid-19 pandemic that affected the whole world. He has many national and international publications.
Coordinator of ARPROGED (Research and Project Development Directorship) of İstanbul Okan University
Born in 1955. Graduated from Ankara Fen Lisesi in 1972, and got his B. Sc. degree from METU Mechanical Engineering in 1978. In 1979 completed his master programme in the same department with the subject of “Computer Aided Mechanism Design”. In 1982, got his Ph.D degree on the subject of “The Application of Microprocessors to Machine Tools” at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Before starting to work in TOFAS in 1984, worked in a research company in London for two years. In 1992, got his associate professorship degree in “Computer Aided Design and Production" area. Has been employed in TOFAS respectively as Computerized Production Systems Expert, Administrator of Manufacturing Engineering Department, Vice Manager of Technical Services and R&D Director. At TOFAS, he has supported and managed the R&D projects related to Doblo, Palio, Siena, Albea and Minicargo ( Fiorino). Between July 2006 and January 2008 , he has undertaken the position of General Manager of the Design and R&D Company of TOFAS-FIAT, Platfom Inc., founded in Uludag Technology Development Zone . Between 2008 and 2009 , he acted as “Technology Consultant” in KOC Holding. Between 2009 and August 2011 , he has taken the position of “Technology and Environment Coordinator “ at Koç Holding. Since September 2011, he acts as a Professor and Director of “Research and Project Develeopment at Okan University” coordinating the Technology Transfer Office activities of the university. Prof. ORHAN B.ALANKUS has many articles published in various national and international journal and symposiums. He is a Senior IEEE member and an SAE member. His foreign languages are English and Italian and some limited German..
Lecturer at Boğaziçi University / Director of ITS-Mobility Lab of the Civil Engineering Department
Dr. Ilgın Gökaşar is one of the most experienced experts in Turkey’s operating mobility and smart transportation systems, both commercially and academically. She has been working as a faculty member and director of ITS-Mobility Lab of the Civil Engineering Department in Boğaziçi University since 2007. Also, she is the managing partner and R&D director of Bizero, one of the leading mobility and technology companies in Turkey.
Dr. Gökaşar started her academic career after she graduated from Boğaziçi University in the Department of Civil Engineering in 2000. During her M.S. and Ph.D., she worked in a Graduate Assistantship position at Rutgers University at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering between 2001 and 2006. In 2007, she returned to Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering as an Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Civil Engineering Department. In 2014, she founded ITS-Mobility Lab to focus on Intelligent Transportation and Sharing Systems, Traffic and Safety Engineering, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Cooperation with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Boğaziçi University. With the studies in Mobility Lab, Bizero, a spin-off company, was founded to work on shared mobility with her contributions in 2017. She has been working as an Associate Professor at Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering since 2018.
In 21 years of experience working on Intelligent Transportation System, as a distinguished member of the Chamber of Civil Engineers (İMO) and Transportation Research Board (TRB), she has published 28 peer-reviewed articles papers and over 80 conference proceedings across the USA and Turkey. With references such as Republic of Turkey Transportation Ministry, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Vestel, Domino’s Pizza, and KFC the teams under her management in Mobility Lab and Bizero, completed 40 successful projects such as “The first e-bike sharing system of Turkey (2017, Vestel)”, “Pika: the first unmanned delivery robot of Turkey (2021, Dominos-Coffy), electric scooter regulation law (2020, Ankara), “Bike courier marketplace (2021, KFC-Mcdonalds)”. These environmentalists and innovative projects have prevented 50 tons of carbon emissions in their fields.
In return for the studies on advanced traffic flow theory and real-time traffic control, sustainable transportation planning, advanced public transportation systems, smart cities design, driver & rider behavior and safety, predicting traffic accident, shared economy and vehicles, last-mile logistics and mobility, micro-mobility, connected and electric vehicles, autonomous delivery robots, and drones; she was selected to receive the academic incentive award 5 times in 9 years, and outstanding teaching award (2018) at Boğaziçi University and received ITS Turkey’s Special Award in 2021.
Marmara University Director of VeNIT Lab
Mujdat Soyturk, Associated Professor at Marmara University, received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering in 2007 and 2002 respectively from Istanbul Technical University. His expertise and research interests include V2X Communications/Connected Cars, Wireless Networks, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems. In addition, he has extensive skills in statistical analysis and performance evaluation of the various network types. He is directing the VeNIT Research Laboratory (www.venit.org), which he founded in 2013 for studies in the field of ITS and V2X Communications. He carried out many R&D projects funded by the European Union and nationally funded. He has contributed to many R&D projects. He has many academic publications, including ITS and V2X. He served as a member of the Editorial Board, TPC, and as a reviewer for many high-ranked journals and conferences (TPC member of 100+ scientific conferences, reviewer of 100+ SCI/SCIE journals, reviewer of 1000+ conferences).
Additionally, specific to ITS;
He is also a member of the “Board of Directors” of “Marmara University Innovation and Technology Transfer Application and Research Center” to collaborate and cooperate with the industry and to carry out technology transfer between university and industry.
On-going EU-funded R&D Projects:
Director General of HAVELSAN
Having graduated from the Department of Computer Engineering, Trakya University back in 1995, Dr. Mehmet Akif Nacar holds a master's degree in Electronics & Computer Teaching granted by Gazi University in 1998. Earning another master's degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University in 2000, Dr. Nacar went on to get a PhD on a research scholarship from Indiana University in 2008.
Having returned to the homeland the same year, Dr. Nacar took office as a lecturer in Harran University, and focused on Grid Informatics, Cloud Computing and High-Performance Computing as a part of his academic endeavors. Dr. Nacar ran and delivered high-budget projects sponsored by the Ministry of Development, TUBITAK and GAP BKI.
Mehmet Akif Nacar served as the head of Harran University's Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from 2009 to 2010, the Department of Industrial Engineering from 2010 to 2011, and the Department of Computer Engineering from 2010 to 2014.
Dr. Nacar also took office as the Director of the IT Research and Application Center from 2009 to 2013, and the Director of the Information Technologies Application and Research Center from 2013 to 2016 within the body of Harran University, and then went on to serve as a Secretary General between 2016 and 2017, and a Consultant to the Rector of the University from 2015 to 2017.
Appointed as an Assistant General Manager of Training and Simulation Technologies at HAVELSAN on 16th of May, 2017, Dr. Nacar took office as the chairman of the board at EHSIM (Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering Trading Inc.) in 2018.
Dr. Nacar was appointed as a board member of HAVELSAN in 2017, and has been serving as the chairman of the board at Quantum3D, a technology company in Silicon Valley, USA, since 2020.
in 2019, Dr. Mehmet Akif Nacar also took office as a board member of Cornea Aero Systems Industry and Trade Inc., which was founded in cooperation between HAVELSAN and Turkish Technic in 2018 to develop in-flight entertainment systems, and he now serves as the vice chairman of the board.
As a part of academic-industrial partnerships, Dr. Nacar has served as a founding and board member of Şanlıurfa Teknokent, a member of the R&D Board at KOSGEB, a provincial agent of Public-Academic-Industrial Partnership (KUSI) for the Ministry of Industry and Technology, and an academic representative for the Project on Intellectual and Industrial Rights by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPE). As a part of academic-industrial partnerships, he also took office as an R&D project consultant for KOSGEB, an arbitrator and an observer for TEYDEB by TUBITAK, a panelist and an observer for KAMAG by TUBITAK, and a panelist of Research Projects for the Ministry of Development. Dr. Nacar has been involved in scores of domestic R&D and entrepreneurship projects (TEYDEB, Santez, Teknogirişim) as a panelist/arbitrator/observer/consultant. Dr. Nacar has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of TUBITAK's Ulakbim TRUBA, and of the Advisory Board of TUBITAK's TEYDEB Cloud Computing.
Having participated in 7 different national and international projects, Dr. Nacar was appointed definitively as the General Manager of Havelsan on July 21, 2020, an office which he held by proxy since June 23, 2020, by the Decision of the Board of Directors of HAVELSAN. Nacar is married with 3 children.
Istanbul Technical University Director of CIDDI (City Development Through Design Intelligence)
Imdat is an architect, entrepreneur, academician, and the recipient of the prestigious Turkish Scientific Research Council (TUBITAK) 2232 Grant and Fellowship. He leads the City Development through Design Intelligence (CIDDI) lab at Istanbul Technical University (ITU). His work focuses on new technologies that shape the morphology of the future city.
He received his doctoral degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), his M.Sc. in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and his B.Arch. from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.
He co-authored, Dynamic Digital Representations in Architecture: Visions in Motion (Taylor & Francis, 2008), and founded Arcbazar.com in 2011 -- the first-of -its-kind crowdsourcing platform for architectural design. Arcbazar has been featured as one of the “Top 100 Most Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2017, he received a DARPA grant -in collaboration with Raytheon- to use Arcbazar’s design data to generate novel architectural compositions via artificial intelligence (AI). He currently works on two upcoming books on AI, one for Taylor & Francis, (May 6, 2021), and the other for Elsevier (July 2022).
Lecturer at Istanbul Commerce University / Smart City Consultant
Dr. Fatih Gündoğan graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering. He completed his master's degree at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany and his doctorate studies on "intelligent transport systems" at the Technical University of Graz in Austria. He worked at various levels in ISBAK Inc., a subsidiary company of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and carried out smart city / smart transportation projects. Between 2015 and 2019, he served as Deputy General Manager responsible for technical affairs. Between the years 2019-2021, he served as the general manager of one of Turkey's leading smart city technology companies. He also works as an adjunct lecturer at Yıldız Technical University and Istanbul Commerce University. Gündoğan is married, has three daughters, and speaks German and English.
Secretary General of Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa
Ulaş AKHAN was born in Edirne in 1978. He graduated from Uludağ University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 2001. After serving as deputy tax inspector in revenue administration in the ministry of finance in the year 2005, he was appointed to the civil administration profession as Bursa District Governor Candidate in 2006.
After completing his assignments as Koyulhisar Deputy District Governor in Sivas, Seydiler District Governor in Kastamonu, Alacakaya District Governor in Elazığ, Deputy Governor in Kilis, Doğubayazıt District Governor in Ağrı and Kaş District Governor in Antalya, he has been serving as Secretary General to Bursa Metropolitan Municipality since 08.11.2019. District Governor Ulaş AKHAN married with two children.
Director General for National Technology
Zekeriya COSTU, Director General for National Technology
Zekeriya Costu has been serving as the Director General for National Technology in The Ministry of Industry and Technology since August 2020.
Prior to his current position, he had been in charge of executing the National Technology Initiative in The Ministry of Industry and Technology as the Director of Project Management Office. During this time, he took part in a variety of programs and projects that have had significant impacts on the national technology ecosystem.
Costu has also an extensive experience in aviation industry gained by holding managerial positions in the Turkish national airline company for more than a decade.
Director General of Ford OTOSAN
Haydar Yenigün graduated from Yıldız Technical University in Mechanical Engineering and joined Ford Otosan in 1987, He found opportunity to serve in many different departments in production and worked as Project engineer between 1992 and 1996. He continued serving in different positions during the establishment of the Kocaeli Plant after the shares of Ford Motor Company and Otosan A.S. were equalized in 1997. He became Project Leader in 1998. He participated in the production process of commercial vehicles design and production processes to be built in the new plant. He worked as Body Construction Area Manager in the Kocaeli Plant between 1999 and 2007, and served as Kocaeli Plant Manager and Assistant General Manager from 2007 to 2012. He was appointed as Ford Otosan General Manager and became a Member of the Board of Directors on 15 February 2012. Since March 2018, he has been the Chairperson of the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Board of Directors and member of Employers Association of Metal Industries Board of Directors, member of Turkish Industry and Business Association, and Vice Chairperson of the Turkish-American Business Council Executive Committee. In 2020, he became a member of European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Board of Directors.
UTIKAD President of Board of Directors
Mrs. Ayşem Ulusoy, born in 1972 in Istanbul Turkey, undertook the Presidency of UTIKAD as a result of General Assembly elections held in September 2021.
After having graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, she started her career at combined transport department of Türksped International Transport Trade. Inc.
She has been working as the General Manager of her family company ATC Group International Transport & Commerce Ltd since 2002.
She has training in psychodrama and she is actively engaged in the art of sculpting.
A member of the Trade Facilitation Coordination Committee of Turkey representing UTIKAD, Mrs Ulusoy
She speaks English and French. She is married with one child.UTIKAD President of Board of Directors
Technical Director of Intetra
Middle East Technical University Electronics and Electronics Engineering Computer Telecom
Kadıköy Anatolian High School Science - Mathematics
Technical Manager / CTO - Board Member Intetra A.Ş.
Management, tracking, research and development management of technological developments in line with the studies on Smart Transportation Systems and Smart Cities within the company. National and international transportation highway project development, project design, system design and management, management of product and systems development
Deputy general manager Intetra Ltd.Şti
Offering project solutions in line with customer needs, projecting, project management, managing projects, designing products, production, purchasing follow- up and decisions planning, managing and directing assembly details, as well as products produced by the company working on traffic systems and smart transportation systems, as well as the products produced from abroad.
Technical manager Intetra Ltd.Şti
Traffic systems, communication systems, intelligent transportation systems, products sold from foreign companies that it represents, and products selling products with traffic products, led systems, etc. transforming it into a company that manufactures its own products, makes projects and develops business. To work on electronic software and hardware designs and mechanical designs within the company.
Project Manager ortana A.Ş.
Follow-up of LED systems, traffic systems projects of the company at home and abroad. Determining customer requests, meetings and project requirements from the beginning of the project. Production planning and coordination of systems. Performing tests at the installation and acceptance stages after production and the operation and organization of customer acceptance procedures.
R&D Manager ortana Ltd. Sti.
To be used in projects on traffic systems and LED systems, from research development to customer, making designs, organizing production, organizing installations and installing in communication with customers in necessary installations.
R&D Engineer ortana Ltd. Sti.
Design and production of software for the systems produced by the company producing led systems and traffic systems. Organization in preparing products for production. Tracking of card designs. Organization of the production preparation and testing team.
Electrical electronics Engineer ortana Ltd. Sti.
Design and preparation of cards to be used in electronic production. Directing production.
Design / Management – Malkara Çanakkale Highway and 1915 Canakkale Bridge Project ITS project
Production, construction and installation of the entire ITS project management and integration bridge and highway parts.
Design / Management – Ankara Niğde Highway ITS project
Ankara Niğde ITS – infrastructure, system, data center design, installation and software design and development. Automatic Incedent detection system development.
Design / Management - Gebze Orhangazi İzmir Motorway ITS project Nömayg
Production, construction and installation of the entire ITS project, the first part of which was previously built on the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir highway.
Design - Şanlıurfa motorway ITS project KGM 9th District Diyarbakır
ITS systems on the highway located in the 9th Region between Adana and Sanliurfa, VMS, VTS, meteorology etc. systems design, layout design.
Design / Product Development- Traffic Warning Trailer KGM-Ankara
Electronic traffic warning trailer project developed based on the appropriate budget and usage requests requested by the highways
Design- Osman Gazi Bridge Siemens
Design of the carriers that are desired to be built without touching the bridge over the bridge on the Gulf of Izmit. The design made in this project was made with the approval of the bridge designer construction company.
Design / Software- ITS design Nömayg
ITS systems design on Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway, design, layout, product development. End-user software design used in the control of VMSs.
Design - ITS design / carrier design ICA
Product development, product layout project, system design, design of carriers, design of L type carrier that can be installed in active traffic outside the project in ITS projects of Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge and connection roads. Development of end- user DMI and system software.
Design / Product development - Box Office Over DMI Aselsan
VMS product design, product development, software development works to be used in the new Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway, 3rd Bridge and connection road projects and similar projects.
Design- ALO153 screen
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
LED information display design, carrier and projecting works on the existing ALO153 building in Ankara, facing 3 directions.
Design- LED Palm
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
The shape, mechanical design, production, application of palm leaves made with specially designed LEDs about 8 meters in height, which visually appeals to 360 degrees in Ankara Kızılay square.
Design- Traffic Signaling Graphic Countdown Timer CMS-India
A countdown timer is designed to display the remaining time of green or red with both latin numbers and Indian “marathi numbers” to be used at traffic intersections at Mumbai, India.
Design / Management - Taksim Underpass Junction ITS Project Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality / Isbak
ITS project design, application, software development for the underpass in Taksim.
Design / Management - Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium LED screen Fenerbahçe Sports Club
Design, layout and software design of 2 large LED screens requested for the exterior areas of Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium. Ensuring simultaneous operation and design of energy distribution boards
Design / Management - Çağlayan Junction ITS project Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality / Isbak
Istanbul Çağlayan Junction ITS project design, carrier design for the project, software development, product development, project assembly, commissioning
Design / Management - Metro Passenger Information Izmir Metro
Construction of new technology Passenger Information Systems for new stations added to existing stations in Izmir Metro and integration into the old system. Software development, product development, application.
Design / Application - ITS system, fiber infrastructure, monitoring center
ITS system design, product development, implementation, project management in road projects carried out by Turkish contractors in Ashgabat
Design / implementation - Traffic Signaling, crosswalk Ashgabat-Turkmenistan
Urgent necessary special design for the Turkish contractor company in Ashgabat Design, production, application, installation and commissioning of traffic signalization and pedestrian crossing lamps.
Design / product development Antalya Kemer Tunnels ITS project KGM 13th Region Antalya
VMS, VTS, to be used in tunnels built between Antalya Kemer. Etc. systems design, implementation, software development, carrier design, management.
Design / Product development In Tunnel Distance Sign Savronik Albania Thirra Tunnel
Design and production of the distance sign construction work within the tunnel, with the CE certified backlight required for abroad.
Design / Product development, Nefise Akçelik Tunnel KGM 7th District
ITS design and implementation work of Nefise Akçelik tunnel and associated tunnels, which are an important pillar of the Black Sea highway.
Design / Product development - Dubai ITS project RTA United Arab Emirates
In the Smart Transportation Systems project required for the city of Dubai, product development, project management, production, application, commissioning and software development works were carried out. In the project, Arabic alphabet design was also made and the same design was marketed to different companies abroad. The products and software developed in the project are still used.
Design / Product development Passenger Information System Ercan Airport, Nicosia, TRNC
Within the scope of the renovation of Ercan Airport, the design, product development, production, software development, implementation and commissioning of the necessary Passenger Information systems
Design / Product development Variable Message signs İsbak - Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
With the increasing traffic in Istanbul, variable message signs design, hardware design, embedded software and communication design, central control software development software were made for the information systems need to direct the 1st and 2nd Bridge traffic on the roads to inform the drivers. This project is the first visual systems installed on the roads of Istanbul. With the software made, the traffic control center cameras were observed and the instant status was given to the systems as bridge states by the operator.
Design / Product development Akay Junction ITS project Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
Hardware design and software development, project management of the project, which is one of the first smart transportation applications carried out in front of the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara.
Design / Product development İzmir Selatin Tunnel Siemens - KGM 2nd Region
Card design, software development and project implementation work of the products of ITS systems in Selatin tunnel on the highway in Selçuk, İzmir. This project was made with the first ITS tunnel project in Turkey.
Design / Product development - Bolu Mountain Transition project KGM Region 4
Design, software development and product development works were carried out in the project, which was carried out on the state road on the Bolu and Düzce side at the Bolu Mountain pass, to report the situations in Bolu mountain. The project carries the distinction of being the first electronic traffic information system in Turkey. With the software, information was sent to the DMIs located at the mountain entrance from the control center on the mountain.
French, German, Spanish
Windows, Windows Server, MS SQL installation, setup
Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, CorelDraw Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premier,
SolidWorks, AutoCad, Fusion 360, SAP2000 Programming
Delphi, TurboPascal, C, PHP, VisualBasic, Data Structures, algorithms, Fortran
Project Management, Product development, Product management, Artificial Intelligence, Game Development, Mobile game, R&D, Game design,
Traffic Engineering, System programming, LED system design, product development, Project planning, Project management, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Tunnel marking design, Traffic marking design, Electronics, Software, algorithm protocol design, Smart Cities, Digital Transformation Management
Android, Delphi, Embedded C, MySQL
İstanbul Metu Alumni Association
Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner Network International Tunneling and Underground Space Association
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Kadıköy Anatolian High School Alumni Association Traffic Management Centers
ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)
Turkish Games Business Network
Transportation Systems Industrialists Association www.ussad.org.tr
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Turkey
Tübitak Intelligent Mobility cluster
Intelligent Transportation Management Systems maritime transport and Communications Ministry
R&D Activities, Domestic Product and Production Group
ISO Digital Transformation, Mini MBA Smart Cities Istanbul
ISO Agile (Agile) Project Management Training ITS World Congress Copenhagen
Integrated Systems Amsterdam
Intertraffic Amsterdam Intertraffic Istanbul
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Turkish International Transporters’ and Logistics Association (UND)
ALPER OZEL, MBA
Istanbul University, Institute of Social Science. Masters in Business Management and Organization (1997-2000) Master Thesis: Quality Awards-Total Quality Management Applications in Industrial and Service Companies According to the EFQM Excellence Model.
Istanbul University, Institute of Business Economics. Certificate in Business Management (1997-1998)
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters. Four-year diploma program in Slavic/Russian
Philology and Linguistics (1993-1997) & Certificate of Pedagogical Competency
Pushkin Institute, Russian Federation, Moscow
Scholarship “Business Russian Program” Summer Academic Program (1995-1997)
Aston American University, Marketing Program (2018-2019)
Aston American University, Principles of E-Commerce (2018-2019)
Aston American University, Business English Communications (2019)
June 2019- Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI), London, UK Member of Board of Directors
May 2019- Appointed as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Turkish International Transporters’ and Logistics Association (UND)
Nov 2018- May 2019 Warehouse Associate, Estee Lauder Cosmetics Canada Distribution Center, Toronto, Canada
Sep 2018- Nov 2018 Warehouse Associate, Synaptive Medical, Toronto, Canada
Sep 2017- Aug 2018 Business Development Manager, Sapci Exim Inc., Toronto, Canada
May 2017- Aug 2017 Lufthansa German Airlines, Customer Relationship Management (German and English), Peterborough, Canada
Dec 2001-May 2017 Vice Chairman, International Transporters’ and Logistic Association of Turkey (UND), Istanbul
2003-2014 Lecturer, Faculty of Logistics and Transportation, University of Istanbul
2018 Completed Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training/Workplace Law Consulting- Toronto, Canada
2009-2017 Consultant and Instructor, International Road Transport Union Academy, Geneva, Switzerland
2014- 2016 US European Air Force Command Director of Logistics, Ramstein, Germany
2009-2013 Vice President, Dangerous Goods Working Group International Road Transport Union, Geneva, Switzerland
2003- 2017 Advisor and Instructor, Dangerous Goods Advisor by the Chamber of Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, Germany
2013-2017Auditor, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization Union of Road Transporters’ Association (BSEC-URTA), Istanbul, Turkey
2013-2017 Boreas International Consult, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003-2015 Attending in various trainings of transportation and logistics of dangerous goods in Germany and Switzerland (TÜV Akademie, Dekra Akademie, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Munich and Upper Bavaria, IRU Academy)
Work Experience in various countries e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Canada
Ozel, Alper (Co-Writer/2000). Learning Organizations. (Publisher. KalDer Yayinlari TR)
Ozel, Alper (Co-Writer/2012). Leadership of Change. (Publisher: Varlik Yayinlari TR)
LANGUAGES · Fluent in Turkish, German, English and Russian (certain degree)
REFERENCES Available upon request.
Product Manager of Ottomotive Engineering and Design Inc.
EXPERIENCE(Total: 10 yrs,)
06.2021-… Product Manager
Ottomotive Mühendislik ve Tasarım A.Ş. Kocaeli, Turkey
02.2020-06.2021 Senior Expert System Engineer (1 yrs, 5 mths)
Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.Ş. Sakarya, Turkey
06.2016-01.2020 Expert R&D Engineer (3 yrs, 8 mths)
Temsa Ulaşım Araçları A.Ş. Adana, Turkey
07.2015-06.2016 Expert Project Engineer (11 mths)
Koluman Otomotiv Endüstri A.Ş. Mersin, Turkey
10.2014-07.2015 Design Engineer (10 mths)
Hidromek A.Ş. Ankara, Turkey
11.2012-10.2014 Project Engineer (1 yr, 11 mths)
Koluman Otomotiv Endüstri A.Ş. Mersin, Turkey
09.2007-06.2012 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 2.36/4.00
Çukurova University Adana, Turkey
09.2003-06.2007 Physics Sciences 84/100
İçel Anadolu Lisesi Mersin, Turkey
Knowledge / Soft Skills Product Management, Project Management, Leadership
Tools & Technologies Catia, MS Office, Creo Parametric, AutoCad, Ansys, ERP
2021 Project Management
LABA İstanbul, Turkey
2019 Yönetim Sistemleri Kuruluş İçi Kalite Tetkiki
BQS Adana, Turkey
2018 Kaynak Tasarımı ve Kaynak Kalitesi
Gedik Eğitim Vakfı Adana, Turkey
2018 Enerji Altında Güvenli Çalışma Eğitimi
TMMOB Elektrik Mühendisleri Odası Adana, Turkey
2018 Geleceğin Liderleri Eğitimi
EDU Adana, Turkey
2017 Project Management
Yönetim Academy Adana, Turkey
2016 Ansys Mechanical
Anova İzmir, Turkey
2014 Temel Hidrolik Eğitimi
Mert Teknik Mersin, Turkey
Ekol Logistics System Development Director
Erdem Özsalih received his Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici Universitesi in 2004. He started his career in 2004 as an International Project Coordinator in Sistem Reklamcilik and he joined Ekol Logistics in 2006 as a Process Development Engineer. He was responsible for integrated logistics solution design and process improvement in warehousing and transportation operations.
After he worked as Process Development Manager in Ekol between 2010 and 2012 he took active role in the management of the first Research and Development Center in logistics industry in Turkey starting from the application and registration of the center as R&D Director starting from January 2013.
Currently responsible with the System Development division, Erdem and his team is developing in-house technology solutions for logistics operations used by Ekol subsidiaries in 13 countries.
SUMMITS, which is the first and the only event of our country in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems, is supported by many public and private sector organizations, especially by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. It is an international event, where senior officials, those who lead the ITS sector and representatives from our country participate as speakers. Participation to event by professionals is important, as it is the event where prominent projects are exhibited, opportunity to meet start-ups, industry experts, exchange ideas, and see successful ITS projects and applications in our country.
Other prominent features of SUMMITS are as follows:
-It is the only event where ITS industry stakeholders come together in Turkey,
-Start-up companies are given special importance and opportunity to share their projects/ideas,
-“Smart Way of the Transportation Awards”, where successful ITS projects are awarded, are presented at this event.
SUMMITS'22 invites organizations across the broad spectrum of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) ecosystem to play a role in the ongoing development of smart mobility. The SUMMITS Program offers a unique opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest ITS technologies and new mobility concepts. Experts, researchers, policy makers, solution providers from the transport sector and all related sectors invites you to SUMMITS 2022 to share innovative ideas and lessons learned, and to discuss the mobility challenges cities face today and how they can be overcome with ITS solutions.
A study to organize a face-to-face training on March 8, 2022 together with ERTICO is underway. If there are no problems with the participation of instructors due to the pandemic, the subjects and educators of the training that will be held will be announced here when determined.
09:30 Opening, Tribute and National Anthem
09:35 Summit Video
09:40 Opening Speeches
Esma DİLEK, ITS Turkey President
Aynur ULUĞTEKİN, General Manager of NMM Anatolian Motorways
10:35 Adil KARAİSMAİLOĞLU, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
11:05 The Way of the Transportation Award Ceremony
11:30 Presentation of Membership Certificate
11:45 Taking a Family Photo
11:50 Opening the Exhibition Area and Protocol Visits
Together with the ITS policies and projects carried out in our country and around the world, the projects planned for the near future will be discussed by policy makers and experts.
Dr. Ömer Fatih SAYAN, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
Fatma ŞAHİN, Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality - Head of Union of Municipalities of Turkey
Gökhan EVREN, MoTI, Director General of Communications
Laura CHACE, ITS America President&CEO
Zekeriya COŞTU, Director General for National Technology
The following topics will be discussed as the subtitles of this session, in which the latest developments in logistics, one of the most important elements of transportation, will be evaluated:
Murat BAŞTOR, MoT&I General Director of Transport Services Regulation
Hasan PEZÜK, General Director of TCDD Taşımacılık
Alper ÖZEL, UND Chairman of the Executive Board
Ayşem ULUSOY, UTİKAD President of Board of Directors
Erdem ÖZSALİH, Ekol Logistics System Development Director
In this session, autonomous vehicles technologies, one of the most important technologies that will shape the future, and related issues and developments in the world as well as in Turkey will be discussed.
Prof. Dr. Orhan B. ALANKUŞ, İstanbul Okan University Coordinator of ARPROGED
Dr. D. Marika HOEDEMAEKER, ERTICO ENSEMBLE Integrated Vehicle Safety Project Manager
Haydar YENİGÜN, Director General of Ford OTOSAN
The session where products, services and similar solutions for ITS will be transferred will be held in the Academy Hall.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilgın GÖKAŞAR, Lecturer at Boğaziçi University
Onur NOYAN, Product Manager at Ottomotive Eng. and Design Inc.
Recep BAHAR, İntetra Technical Director
Minimizing the negative effects of the transportation sector on climate change, which forms the world's agenda, what needs to be done for climate neutral transportation and smart and sustainable transportation studies will be discussed by experts in this session.
Dr. Fatih GÜNDOĞAN, Lecturer at İstanbul Commerce University, Smart City Consultant
Metin AKBAŞ, General Director of TCDD Turkish State Railways
Akio YAMAMOTO, ITS Japan, President&CEO
Dr. İmdat AS, Member of the Scientific Committee of TUBITAK
Ulaş AKHAN, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Secretary General
Up-to-date information about the latest ITS applications in the field of ITS will be shared by the domain experts.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa ILICALI, İstanbul Commerce University, Director of Transport Center
Abdulkadir URALOĞLU, Director General of Turkish Highways
Dr. Mehmet Akif NACAR, Director General of Havelsan
Aynur ULUĞTEKİN, General Manager of NMM Anatolian Motorways
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Müjdat SOYTÜRK, Marmara University, Director of VeNIT Lab.
This field will be updated as the exhibitiors are confirmed.
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