Turkey’s leading telecommunications and technology company, hosted its 5th annual Technology Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Haliç Congress Center.
During the summit – the largest and most comprehensive technology event in Turkey – participants heard about and experienced the future of technology in Turkey and the wider world.
This year’s Turkcell Technology Summit welcomed 7 thousand participants and over 200 opinion leaders. Speakers tackled a broad range of issues, varying from connected life to mobile payments, from the future of energy with M2M technologies to real-time marketing, in 108 sessions staged over 2 days.
This year’s guest of honor at the Turkcell Technology Summit was world-renowned physicist and futurologist Dr. Michio Kaku. Addressing a full house of participants, Dr. Kaku suggested that the future wave of technological innovation – which will follow the steam engine, electricity, and hi-tech - will come in the fields of telecommunications, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence, empowered by mobile technology.
Turkcell, which supports Turkey’s innovation ecosystem through programs such as its own “Developers of the Future”, also opened the doors of its Technology Summit to the “Maker Faire” – an independent global invention and creativity movement. In Turkey’s first “Maker Faire”, over 100 independently developed projects including drones, wearable technologies, local 3D printers and systems that read brain waves were introduced to Turkey’s technology and innovation elite.