23 - 24 September, 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Pera, Istanbul, Turkey

Conference Day One: Monday, 23rd September 2019

8:30 am - 9:15 am Registration and Networking

9:15 am - 9:30 am Visionary opening address by chairperson

Phil Searle

Standards & Chazey Robotics, Turkey

RPA Transformation: The Business Necessity
Learn how companies can expect a payback in less than 12 months with operational cost savings of 59%

9:30 am - 10:00 am Visionary trailblazer case study: The robots are coming Time to prepare for the future and to be part of the $2.9 billion estimated size of the global automation market by 2020

Focus: Towards the Robot employment agency: Global solutions for scaling up and down within your organisation

  • Making robotics smarter: How we leverage our 10 years of RPA experience in our AI journey
  • How Virtual Assistant can serve your companies customers
  • Being agile all the way: Why transformation towards a data driven organisation is essential
Mustafa Ayhan, Executive Committee Member - CDO / CTO at Borçelik, Turkey

Mustafa Ayhan

Executive Committee Member - CDO / CTO
Borçelik, Turkey

10:00 am - 10:30 am RPA Leaders Panel: Humans vs. Machines Addressing emerging trends and being prepared for a new digital workforce through RPA and AI How to overcome internal fear and embrace the benefits of transformative technologies

Key Question: How can companies get a positive response from employees?

Focus: When introducing the implementation of a large-scale RPA programme, it is important to define the extent and impact of change on employee roles, responsibilities and new training programmes for success.

Senior Leadership should therefore acknowledge:
  • How to educate and train the organisation in RPA
  • How to measure successful acceptance of RPA by the employees
  • What kind of new positions will appear in the whole workforce to support RPA?

Vincent Vloemans, Former - Global Head of IT – CFO at Heineken, Netherlands

Vincent Vloemans

Former - Global Head of IT – CFO
Heineken, Netherlands

Osman Yilmaz, Group CFO at Turkcell, Turkey

Osman Yilmaz

Group CFO
Turkcell, Turkey

Georges Hobeika, COO at International Islamic Bank

Georges Hobeika

International Islamic Bank

Dr. Ali Murat Sürekli, Head of Department at T.C. Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı | Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology, Turkey

Dr. Ali Murat Sürekli

Head of Department
T.C. Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı | Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology, Turkey

Ilker Altintas, CIO / COO at Akbank, Turkey

Ilker Altintas

Akbank, Turkey


Swap business-cards and break the ice with your fellow participants to start making those valuable connections

Getting RPA started
Standardise. Improve. Automate. The question to go for process re-engineering or process-efficiency for improved productivity by 86%

11:10 am - 11:40 am International trailblazer: Process mapping, analysis & redesign for effective RPA & IA implementation

Key Question: Why does RPA need process analysis before you implement it into your organisation?

Focus: There are several reasons why process mapping, analysis, and redesign work are essential to an effective RPA implementation. The existing business process is often overly complex, with unnecessary steps that could be eliminated before RPA is implemented. RPA involves the codification of business rules, but in many cases, business rules haven’t been examined for many years and don’t make sense in the current environment

  • How to simplify existing processes and remaining redundant steps
  • Defining a rules-based approach for RPA to follow
  • Deciding the degree of automation: Full or partial automation

Haydar Vural

Head of Business Solutions
TOFAS Türk Otomobil, Turkey

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Regional trailblazer presentation: A capacity planning approach on process automation in a Turkish Bank

  • RPA and AI implementation examples at Yapı Kredi
  • Scaling up with a capacity planning approach
  • Centre of excellence for monitoring
Erkut Baloglu, Executive Vice President Process & Program Management at Yapi Kredi, Turkey

Erkut Baloglu

Executive Vice President Process & Program Management
Yapi Kredi, Turkey

Preparing your data for RPA
The importance of planning & using the right data when getting started to improve quality and accuracy by 90% for an organisation

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Regional trailblazer presentation: The importance of data accuracy and integrity for setting up the right data for your RPA journey to ensure 100% productivity of your automation

Key Question: What are the biggest technical or regulatory challenges of storing confidential data on the cloud?

Focus: This session will address how to find ways to integrate accurate data for RPA in the new IT landscape.

  • How to remove incorrect, incomplete or duplicated data and filter the right ones for an efficient RPA implementation
  • Defining objectives for your data quality strategy
  • How to avoid data errors for RPA
Yakup Sezer, Head of Business Excellence and Innovation at Albaraka Bank, Turkey

Yakup Sezer

Head of Business Excellence and Innovation
Albaraka Bank, Turkey

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm Trailblazer presentation: Standardise, re-engineer, centralise, and automate: Employee cleanup! Where to start in getting RPA-ready for real-time and reliable analytics

Key Question: How can big data be filtered to avoid data overload?

Focus: In this session you will learn about the key lessons and next steps to drive process performance and replicate strategy in other business units.

  • How to access critical data sets across your business in the HR department
  • Learn how automated standard procedures with structured approvals achieve standardisation requirements
  • Data sharing and collaboration across departments
Hakan Aran, Deputy General Manager of Technology at İşbank, Turkey

Hakan Aran

Deputy General Manager of Technology
İşbank, Turkey

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Networking lunch break


Interactive discussion group (IDGs) are the perfect setting for you to come together and discuss ideas, insights and opinions on topics including:

Interactive Discussion Group (IDGs) are the perfect setting for audiences to come together and discuss their ideas, insights and opinions on specific topics. Each IDG has a leader who will lead the discussion and mention key points that the audience seated can engage in, creating a platform for interactive conversations and learning’s from like minded individuals, from similar work backgrounds of industries, hence leading into a thought provoking discussion. Every participant will have the exciting chance of discussing and sharing their views over two topics for 30 minutes each within the respective group.

Group 5


2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Setting up a successful POC
  • Pitfalls to avoid while preparing your proof of concept


2:10 pm - 3:10 pm How many bots are required?
  • Analysis of how many, where and when you should implement bots into your companies departments
  • Strategies to avoid massive investment and automating inefficacies


2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Stakeholder & customer buy-in, engagement and collaboration to ensure RPA & IA programme success
  • Provide effective strategic alliances with various departments


2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Strategies to determine your optimal RPA support partner
  • How to identify which business departments and their heads need to be considered for collaboration
  • What kind of information needs to be shared and does not need to be shared?


2:10 pm - 3:10 pm RPA journey: Starting small and scaling up
  • Methods to scale RPA within your company

Master class
How to shift RPA from tactical discussion to strategic corporate priority

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm Empowering RPA: Maximising RPA benefits and ROI

In this master class, the class leader explains how to maximise the benefits and ROI of your RPA implementation by introducing supporting technologies like chatbots, business process management and Analytics, extending the capabilities of RPA and creating a fully connected technology ecosystem. The master class will discuss how to choose the right supporting technologies and demo how these technologies can work seamlessly and effectively with RPA

4:10 pm - 4:10 pm Wrap up & closing remarks