The event was about a shared Road Map Digital in Transformation. It was organized by the Smart City Talks, on the evening of February 10, with theTurkish German University and the Digital Transformation Officer Associate Professor Dilek Kurt. The event took place at Zemin Istanbul with the participation of Industrial Automatization Industrialists Association (ENOSAD) Chairman Hasan Basri Kayakıran and Turkish German University Industrial Engineering students Berna Yapıcı and Burak Menteşeoğlu.
Our valuable speakers shared the important topics that the industry needs to focus on, such as the role of the young generation in digital transformation, the vision of digital transformation, digital competencies, digital creativity of young people, and the digital culture of companies.
Associate Professor Dilek Kurt stated that when the competitiveness of the markets was analyzed on the basis of years, product production in 1950, cost in 1970, 1980 quality, speed in 1990, information in 2000 and 2010 cooperation emerged as the most important factor providing competitiveness.
Associate Professor Dilek Kurt emphasized the importance of keeping up with the changes in the road map to digital transformation with the words of the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus.
“The only thing that doesn’t change, is change itself.”
Dr. Dilek Kurt explainined that keeping up with change and keeping up with the innovations of the developing industry by keeping up with the voice of the youth, will play a role in determining the vision of digital transformation that will occur with the common denominator of industry, academics and a qualified young generation.
“If there is love and respect, there is trust and obedience. There is discipline where there is trust and obedience, peace where discipline exists, and success where peace exists. Work hard for this. ”
Hasan Basri Kayakıran, Chairman of the Board of Industrial Automation Industrialists Association (ENOSAD), emphasized that in order for young people to gain competence in the field of digital transformation, they should be curious and researching. In 2006, Nokia gave the example of the fact that 50% of the world mobile phone market dominated but lost its place in the market due to the result of not being able to keep up with the development. He pointed out that smart phones have replaced the task of many vehicles used in the past and that young people should keep up with the rapidly developing technology. Kayakıran said that 50% of the children born in America today will work in unknown professions; He emphasized that young people can improve by getting out of the comfort area and only by renewing the knowledge.
Turkish German University Industrial Engineering students, Berna Yapıcı and Burak Menteşeoğlu, explained the tasks that young people can undertake in the digital transformation process, and what responsibilities industry and academics should take in this process.
Menteşeoğlu explained that in order for the industry to develop a digital transformation vision, it should not be limited to the expectations about learning and being open to innovation, and that there should be a structure that can take risks as a private sector and government structure and care about the opinions of its employees. We need to start from one place and move forward in all areas. He stated that they had difficulty in developing ourselves through the industry framework.
Berna Yapıcı stated that the balance in academia and industry should be established by balancing the importance of applying information learned at school, and applying the knowledge we have gained in industry.
We would like to thank the valuable speakers and all the participants for attending the event.
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