Vodafone CEO: We dream of a digital Turkey by 2030

The first of the webinar series launched in cooperation with INBUSINESS Magazine and VodafoneBusiness was marked by ‘Doing Business in the Cloud’. Participants drew attention to the importance of digital transformation.

Turkuvaz Media Group’s business magazine INBUSINESS has launched a Future Of Technology webinar series in cooperation with VodafoneBusiness. The first webinar was held under the title ‘The Key to Digital Transformation: Doing Business in the Cloud’. Omer Fatih Sayan, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, attended the webinar that started with the opening speech of INBUSINESS Magazine Editor-in-Chief Hulya Guler. He said that the cloud computing market is expected to increase from $445.3 billion in 2021 to $800 billion by the end of 2025, and to $947.3 billion in 2026.

Sayan said, “Although the use of cloud information technologies has increased even more during the epidemic process, it should not be seen as a temporary effect. In terms of decreasing the cost of institutions and work efficiency of employees, working regardless of location is gradually entering our lives.”

Faruk Eczacibasi, Eczacibasi Holding Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the Turkish Informatics Foundation, who attended the webinar as a special speaker, said, “The average age of the world population is 30. When you look at it from this perspective, half of the world was born in the internet age. Today’s executives, most of their executives were not born in the internet age, but take a look at today’s fast-growing startups. We see that the initiatives are actually coming out of the head of today’s youth.”


Vodafone CEO Engin Aksoy pointed out that with the pandemic, companies have brought their digital transformation processes forward six years and said, “We dream of a digital Turkey by 2030. We think that digital services will play an important role in this transformation. We have turned our route to become the fastest growing digital services company in Turkey.” Aksoy said that Vodafone Business is an important pillar of the growth plan they have implemented.


In WEBINARD, a panel was held on “Opportunities, Risks and Competition while Adapting to the Cloud-Moving Economy”. Deloitte Turkey Partner Technology Media and Telecommunication Industry Leader Metin Aslantas moderated the panel; KOSGEB President Hasan Basri Kurt, Women’s in Technology Association President Zehra Oney, Progroup International Consulting Board Chairman Dr. Salim Cam and Vodafone Turkey Executive Board Vice President Ozlem Kestioglu attended. Stating that digitalization and widespread use of technology are very important for the development of SMEs and increasing their capacities, KOSGEB President Hasan Basri Kurt said that Turkey is one of the leading countries in digitalization and especially 5G.

Vodafone Turkey Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ozlem Kestioglu drew attention to the digitalization efforts of institutions that gained momentum with the pandemic process. Zehra Oney, Founder of the Women’s in Technology Association, said: “We see that there is a need for more guidance and training in this area in order to transform technology knowledge into behavior.” Dr. Salim Cam, Chairman of Progroup Consulting, said, “As a business model, Turquality continues to exist in a sustainable way. 50% of the expenditures made by companies benefiting from this program in the field of digitalization are covered by this program.”

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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