Welcome!

Microservices Expo Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Mehdi Daoudi, Stackify Blog, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: Java IoT, Artificial Intelligence, @CloudExpo, @BigDataExpo, FinTech Journal, @ThingsExpo, @DevOpsSummit

Java IoT: Article

DXWorldEXPO Announces Agenda | @ExpoDX #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo has announced its conference agenda today, with three major themes

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 conference agenda, with three major themes:

* Technology - The Revolution Continues
* Economy - The 21st Century Emerges
* Society - The Big Issues

"DX encompasses the continuing technology revolution, and is addressing society's most important issues throughout the entire $78 trillion 21st-century global economy," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair. "DXWorldExpo has organized these issues along 10 tracks with more than 500 of the world's top speakers coming to Istanbul to help change the world."

There are 10 tracks running throughout the event and following the major themes. More than 500 breakout sessions will be featured, along with keynotes and general sessions from some of the world's top technology, business, and societal leaders. The event will be held over five days in Istanbul, reflecting the global nature of Digital Transformation and the city's long and historic role as a key business and intellectual center and linchpin between East and West.

DX World Expo's themes and tracks are as follows:

Technology - The Revolution Continues

DX Tech: Data-Driven Global 2000
DX Tech: The Blockchain Challenge 
DX Tech: AI and Cognitive
DX Tech: The Global Cloud

Economy - The 21st Century Emerges

DX Econ: Software is Rewriting the World
DX Econ: Smart Cities, Nations, and Regions
DX Econ: FinTech and the Token Economy
DX Econ: The Industrial Internet and Industrie 4.0

Society - The Big Issues

DX Society: Environment
DX Society: Education
DX Society: Agriculture
DX Society: Health Care

Call for Papers -speaking opportunities- as well as sponsorship and exhibit opportunities will open on August 15, 2017.

Earlier this week DX World EXPO, LLC. 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
DXWorldEXPO® will be the world's most important tech event with 1,000 exhibitors in its first year and 2,000 exhibitors in its second year, as it guides Global 2000 companies through their Digital Transformation journey for the next two decades. The global event is set to launch September 17-20, 2018 in Istanbul. It will be sponsored by Fortune 50 companies, and more than 30 international banks will be among sponsors of its FinTech/InsurTech track.

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
"For the past 10 years at Cloud Expo, we've helped drive the migration to modern enterprise IT infrastructures, built upon the foundation of cloud computing. Today's hybrid, multiple cloud IT infrastructures integrate Big Data, analytics, blockchain, the IoT, mobile devices, and the latest in cryptography and enterprise-grade security," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and founder of DX World Expo, LLC.

"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.

More Stories By Yeshim Deniz

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


@MicroservicesExpo Stories
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
We have already established the importance of APIs in today’s digital world (read about it here). With APIs playing such an important role in keeping us connected, it’s necessary to maintain the API’s performance as well as availability. There are multiple aspects to consider when monitoring APIs, from integration to performance issues, therefore a general monitoring strategy that only accounts for up-time is not ideal.
Web services have taken the development world by storm, especially in recent years as they've become more and more widely adopted. There are naturally many reasons for this, but first, let's understand what exactly a web service is. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) defines "web of services" as "message-based design frequently found on the Web and in enterprise software". Basically, a web service is a method of sending a message between two devices through a network. In practical terms, this ...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
We have Continuous Integration and we have Continuous Deployment, but what’s continuous across all of what we do is people. Even when tasks are automated, someone wrote the automation. So, Jayne Groll evangelizes about Continuous Everyone. Jayne is the CEO of the DevOps Institute and the author of Agile Service Management Guide. She talked about Continuous Everyone at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. She describes it as "about people, culture, and collaboration mapped into your value streams....
These days, change is the only constant. In order to adapt and thrive in an ever-advancing and sometimes chaotic workforce, companies must leverage intelligent tools to streamline operations. While we're only at the dawn of machine intelligence, using a workflow manager will benefit your company in both the short and long term. Think: reduced errors, improved efficiency and more empowered employees-and that's just the start. Here are five other reasons workflow automation is leading a revolution...
Docker is sweeping across startups and enterprises alike, changing the way we build and ship applications. It's the most prominent and widely known software container platform, and it's particularly useful for eliminating common challenges when collaborating on code (like the "it works on my machine" phenomenon that most devs know all too well). With Docker, you can run and manage apps side-by-side - in isolated containers - resulting in better compute density. It's something that many developer...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how ...
Did you know that you can develop for mainframes in Java? Or that the testing and deployment can be automated across mobile to mainframe? In his session and demo at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dana Boudreau, a Senior Director at CA Technologies, will discuss how increasingly teams are developing with agile methodologies, using modern development environments, and automating testing and deployments, mobile to mainframe.
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
With Cloud Foundry you can easily deploy and use apps utilizing websocket technology, but not everybody realizes that scaling them out is not that trivial. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Roman Swoszowski, CTO and VP, Cloud Foundry Services, at Grape Up, will show you an example of how to deal with this issue. He will demonstrate a cloud-native Spring Boot app running in Cloud Foundry and communicating with clients over websocket protocol that can be easily scaled horizontally and coordinate...
There are several reasons why businesses migrate their operations to the cloud. Scalability and price are among the most important factors determining this transition. Unlike legacy systems, cloud based businesses can scale on demand. The database and applications in the cloud are not rendered simply from one server located in your headquarters, but is instead distributed across several servers across the world. Such CDNs also bring about greater control in times of uncertainty. A database hack ...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...