Seminar: Our Technological Journey: From Where, To Where…

09 April 2019

Boğaziçi-BME/Lifesci & Inovita & ISEK Joint Seminar
Our Technological Journey: From Where, To Where…


9 April 2019 (Tuesday);   13.00 – 14.00

Biomedical Engineering Institute, AZ-19, Boğaziçi University Kandilli Campus, Istanbul


Health and Life Sciences Sectors Leader,  Ernst&Young (EY), Turkey

Hosted By: Selin Arslanhan, Boğaziçi Univ. LifeSci & ReDis

About The Seminar:

As we entered to the last age (8.0), the humankind’s age-old question is getting tougher to answer each day: What is next for us? Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain, VR, AR like technologies are changing our lives dramatically. These and upcoming innovations will affect us in a faster and faster pace. If we compare how long it took for a new technology to be part of our lives: it used to take decades, then years, but nowadays, advanced technologies become part of our daily life in an extremely fast speed. During the last decade, the data technology companies are stepping ahead of the old school corporations in conventional sectors like Oil&Gas and Telecom. We see the same trend in the global R&D spending. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine are shaping the future of Healthcare.

All these new technologies will strengthen the global competitiveness of the countries. Turkey, which aims to become one of the top ten strongest economies during the next decade should set and implement clear strategies for the technologies which will shape the future. R&D spending, high impact scientific research and startup ecosystem are the main drivers for a competitive future.

About the Speaker:

Ufuk Eren has leading roles as Health and Life Sciences Sectors Leader, Turkey and Healthcare Sector Senior Consultant for Central, South and East Europe, Russia&CAS Regions at EY (Ernst&Young) since July 2014. He is also the founding partner and CEO of VOLITAN GLOBAL, company based in USA, Turkey, Switzerland and branch offices in UK, India, Israel and Germany focused on health, technology, management, investment and m&a.

Eren also has been in senior positions in healthcare industry throughout his career. Prior from his long Siemens years, he had managing roles as at International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey and Canton Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG) in Switzerland. Throughout his 20 years Siemens career, he held roles as CEO of Clinical Products Division for the regions Central and Eastern Europe and Russia&CAS and also Managing Director of Siemens Healthcare Turkey.

Ufuk Eren contributes to the realization of the Visionary Meetings for the development of the healthcare sector in Turkey at TÜSAP (Turkey Healthcare Platform), which he is among the founders and is currently a member of the Executive Committee.

Eren received his undergraduate degree at Istanbul Technical University in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering and his Master degree at Boğaziçi University in 1995 in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Following that, he received postgraduate degree Hospital Management at Istanbul University and also graduated from Bobson College Executive MBA as a part of Siemens leadership programme at 2003.