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DXWorldEXPO will shape digital transformation for Global 2000 companies
By: Yeshim Deniz
Jul. 20, 2017 06:00 AM
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team.
The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
World's Most Important Tech Event
Gaining a better understanding of customers and acting upon this information is the foundation of Digital Transformation (DX) in the enterprise. Applying the latest technologies in this area is the key to driving new topline revenue opportunities.
Global 2000 companies have more than US$40 trillion in annual revenue - more than 50% of the world's entire GDP. The Global 2000 spends a total of US$2.4 trillion annually on enterprise IT. The average Global 2000 company has US$11 billion in annual revenue. The average Global 2000 company spends more than $600 million annually on enterprise IT.
Governments throughout the world spend another US$500 billion on IT - much of it dedicated to new Smart City initiatives. There are more than a dozen Global 2000 companies in Turkey, including Isbank, Garanti Bank, other financial institutions, Turk Telecom, Turkcell, Turkish Airlines, and ENKA.
More Management Quotes
"As a report from the World Economic Forum and Accenture recently stated, 'Companies need to fundamentally change the way they identify, develop and launch new business ventures.' We agree," said Atila Kurama, Vice President of Finance and Strategic Alliances.
"Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair and Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Studies. "DX is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions. Our new event in Istanbul brings together the top companies and delegates from around the world, who are transforming the world."
Complete Management Team Bios
Levent Selamoglu - CEO
Levent Selamoglu is the Chief Executive Officer of DX World EXPO, LLC.
Levent has long and successful finance career in various sectors which span from soft drinks to global construction to telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.
Levent served as CFO, Chief Commercial Officer, and a member of the board for GlaxoSmithKline Turkey.
Most recently he served as the CEO of MN Pharmaceuticals, where he sold the company to Amgen for US$700 million.
He serves in the boards of number of international companies.
Levent holds a BA degree in Economics from Boğazici University, and a MBA degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University.
Belkis Alpergun - President and COO
Belkıs Alpergun is the President and Chief Operating Officer of DX World EXPO, LLC.
Belkis is one of the first female CEOs in a major enterprise in Turkey. She built a successful 'big brand' factoring company from scratch and served as an active board member of the Turkish Factoring Association.
Belkıs joined Coface Group in 2005 as the Country CEO and Chairperson. She established the first credit insurance company in Turkey by challenging traditional bank driven financing for SMEs and kept "top" position with double digit growths in market penetration.
She served on the board of LOGO, a publicly traded software company for 6 years. She was actively involved in LOGO's success story through M&A and additional public offerings. She initiated the company's FinTech-InsurTech collaborated platform of A/R management.
Belkıs graduated from Wilmington Friends School in Wilmington, DE. She holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğazici University.
Vasif Sayil - Vice President of Operations
Vasif Sayil is the Vice President of DX World EXPO, LLC, in charge of company's global operations.
Vasif is the former Vice President of ENKA, a Global 2000 company. He delivered multibillion dollar projects, power plants, pipelines, petrochemical complexes and high rise buildings. ENKA is one of world's biggest conglomerates, active in 44 countries. During his 35-year tenure with the company, he built joint ventures with Bechtel, Flour, GE, Siemens, Alstom and others.
Vasif's vast executive leadership experience along with his excellent communication and negotiation skills will make him an integral part of DX World EXPO, LLC. executive management team.
Vasıf holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from METU.
Atila Kurama - Vice President of Finance and Strategic Alliances
Atila Kurama is the Vice President of Finance of DX World EXPO, LLC, where he is in charge of the company's financial direction as well as its global partnerships, alliances and the worldwide licensing strategy.
Atila Kurama is the Chairman and Founder of the BRK Investment Company and the founding CEO of Gozde Private Equity Investment Co., the largest publicly listed private equity business in Turkey where he architected acquisitions valued at US$5.7 billion.
Earlier he served as the CEO of Yildiz Holding, the third largest business conglomerate in Turkey. During his tenure he played a major role in transforming the company to one of the world's largest food producers through restructuring, investments and acquisitions like Godiva for US$850 million and United Biscuits for US$3.2 billion.
As the founding CEO and board member, Atila negotiated and sold Turkiye Finans Bank to NCB for US$2 billion.
Atila holds a MBA degree from Cardiff Business School and a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University.
Carmen Gonzalez - Vice President of Sales
Carmen Gonzalez is the Vice President Sales of DX World EXPO, LLC.
Carmen is a successful entrepreneur who for the past 25 years produced the world's largest tech events, launched 15 leading print magazines along with 34 online publications comprised of 500,000 plus subscribers and 5 million online viewers.
She is the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo, Inc. and Ulitzer, Inc.
Carmen was in charge of SYS-CON's sales and marketing. Under her leadership, the company was named by Inc 500 among the fastest-growing privately held companies in North America three years in a row.
SYS-CON Media, founded in 1994, is widely recognized in the internet-technology and magazine publishing industries as the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, electronic newsletters and accompanying breaking news, education and information portals. The company has further solidified its dominant role in the technology space with the 2001 launch of SYS-CON Events.
Roger Strukhoff - Conference Chair
Roger Strukhoff is Conference Chair of DXWorldEXPO, the world's biggest technology event.
Roger has been Conference Chair of Cloud Expo and ThingsExpo. He also serves as Co-Chair of DCD Converged, Co-Chair of the Big Data World Forum, Director of Research for Altoros, and Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Studies.
He holds a BA degree from Knox College, Technical Writing Certificate from UC-Berkeley, and conducted MBA studies at Cal State-East Bay.
Fuat Kircaali - Chairman and Founder
Fuat Kircaali is the Chairman and Founder of DX World EXPO, LLC.
Fuat is the Chairman and Founder of SYS-CON Media, leading tech publisher with revenues over US$150 million, which was named among America's fastest growing private companies three years in a row by Inc 500.
Cloud Expo, among brands he created is considered the world's most influential technology trade show for the past nine years. Kircaali's "Java Developer's Journal" print magazine surpassed US$1 million in monthly revenues and LinuxWorld was the highest circulation title among all Linux magazines worldwide.
Fuat holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğazici University, and conducted PhD studies at Zurich University, Switzerland.
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