YASAD brought the software industry together in Istanbul

ISBI, ETIYA, Hitit, Mirsis, Ekin, Havelsan, Destek Patent and Solak&Partners acted as Silver Sponsors and Virgosol was the event sponsor of the summit. Turkey Software Assembly Committee, Bulutistan and Liner Law took place in the Supporting Organization category of the summit.   

YASAD Chairman of the Board of Directors Gönül Kamalı made the opening speeches of the summit. Kamalı said that domestic software companies, which have left 50 years behind, have taken important steps towards growing with exports, transforming into international companies and ensuring brand awareness in the global arena. Reminding that significant progress has been made in the last year for software exports to become the target of all companies, to increase and accelerate its scope and capacity, Kamalı said, "Major innovations in incentive systems, globalization programs in institutions, platforms created, venture capital institutions becoming operational and expanding the investor network have created great opportunities for our software companies to globalize." Kamalı explained that YASAD is working with all its strength for the development of domestic software, increasing brand awareness and globalization.  

Gönül Kamalı

Hürol Karlı, Head of the Informatics, Software, Digital and Communication Services Department of the Ministry of Trade's General Directorate of International Trade in Services, gave detailed information about the activities carried out by the Ministry of Trade for the globalization of the software industry, as well as the support and incentives.  

Hürol Karlı

Uğur Özcan, Head of the Implementation Evaluation Department of the Ministry of Trade General Directorate of Free Zones, explained the supports offered in specialized free zones, which are the center of technological production, in his presentation titled 'Turkey's first high-tech specialized free zone in Istanbul'.  

Uğur Özcan

İlhan Bağören, Member of the Board of Directors of the Service Exporters' Association - Chairman of the Software and Informatics Committee of the HIB, and Dr. Fatih Özer, Secretary General of the Service Exporters' Association (HIB), shared the support they offer to companies on the road to overseas growth.   

İlhan Bağören

Fatih Özer

In the event, Sistem Global Consulting's 'Overview of Turkey's Software Ecosystem' report, prepared by Sistem Global Consulting for YASAD's 30th anniversary, was presented by Elif İşgör Önen, COO of Sistem Global Consulting.  

Pioneers of globalization drew a vision 

The presentation titled "The importance of international fairs when starting exports" was made by Soner Şeker, Deputy General Manager of ExpoHIS, and the presentation titled "e-Turquality success models" was made by Serter Baltacı, EY Turkey Company Partner, Data and Analytics Consultancy Leader.  

The panel titled "What the leading companies in e-Turquality have achieved abroad" moderated by HIB Board Member İlhan Bağören was attended by Hürol Karlı, Head of the Department of IT, Software, Digital and Communication Services of the Ministry of Trade, Aslan Doğan, CEO of Etiya, Ebru Ünver Kılıçer, Marketing Director of Hitit, Akif Ekin, CEO of Ekin Smart City, Hasan Güner, CTO of Mirsis, and Nükhet Nur Kılıçkaya, International Marketing Team Leader of Havelsan.