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Day 1: Monday, October, 05, 2015
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM G3ict Briefing: "ICT Accessibility as a Competitive Tool"

Venue: Main Auditorium, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce  

A joint briefing of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce IT Committee and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, organized to raise the awareness of ICT accessibility as a competitive tool for Turkish IT enterprises.

This briefing by international and Turkish experts will provide essential information for Turkish IT enterprises to pursue the considerable new opportunities opened by the development of global trends in ICT accessibility. 

2:00 p.m.: Opening remarks 

  • Bekir Sami NALBANTOĜLU, Chairman, IT Committee, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
  • Önal İNALTEKİN, Director, Istanbul Family and Social Policies, Ministry of Family and Social Policy
  • Axel LEBLOIS, President, G3ict, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT | overview of the program

2:30 p.m.: Why ICT accessibility matters to businesses worldwide
The World Bank and World Health Organization estimate that 15% of the world population lives with disabilities. With many countries aging, those staggering numbers can only increase, creating major challenges and opportunities for information technology providers. This session will provide an overview of the demographics of users living with disabilities, the type of barriers which limit their usage of information technologies and how those barriers can be removed in most cases with accessible design. Examples will be given of the specific impact of disabilities and aging on IT usage across technologies such as web, computers, mobile, TV, electronic kiosks, apps and software.

Speakers:

  • Halis KURALAY, Assistant Director, Istanbul Family and Social Policies, Ministry of Family and Social Policy; Chair of the City of Istanbul ICT Accessibility Commission
  • Çağrı DOĜAN, Accessible Solutions Consultant, SESTEK Speech Enabled Software Technologies; Member of the City of Istanbul ICT Accessibility Commission

3:15 p.m.: Break

3:30 p.m.: Opportunities for the Turkish IT sector in ICT Accessibility

Moderator: Axel LEBLOIS, President, G3ict, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs

Speakers:

  • Onur KOÇ, National Technology Officer, Microsoft  Turkey 
  • Ali Suha TER, ‎Special Projects Manager, Garanti Bank
  • Oner ÖZCAN, Public Employees, Elderly and Handicapped Segment Marketing Manager, Turkcell
  • Serkan EMEK, Ph.D., Digital Media Systems (DMS) Service Development Group Manager, TTNET
  • James THURSTON, Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

4:45 p.m.: Closing remarks 

  • Bekir Sami NALBANTOĜLU, Chairman, IT Committee, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce

5:00 p.m.: Adjournment and networking among participants

    Day 2: Tuesday, October, 06, 2015
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM G3ict Briefing: "Global Trends in Innovation and Good Practices in Mobile Accessibility”
     
    Venue / Address:
    ICT Authority of Turkey – Istanbul Regional Office
    Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu  (BTK) – İstanbul Bölge Müdürlüğü İstanbul Dünya Ticaret Merkezi
    Havalimanı Kavşağı
    DTM Plaza A2 Blok Kat 7
    Yeşilköy-İSTANBUL

    Format: Round table/briefing conducted in English language

    Objective:
    Discuss latest good practices in mobile accessibility from around the world

    Attendees:
    • Turkish operators executives overseeing accessibility programs
    • ICT Authority Consumer Affairs Division
    • Confederation of Persons with Disabilities
    • Istanbul ICT Accessibility Commission
    • IT industry providing technologies and services to mobile operators
    • G3ict and other international experts
    Agenda:
    Introductory remarks
    Mr. Özgür Fatih AKPINAR, Head of Consumer Rights Department, ICT Authority of Turkey and Mr. Axel LEBLOIS, President, G3ict (15’)
    • Introduction of participants (10’)
    • Demographics, challenges and opportunities, G3ict and Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (10’)
    • Mobile accessibility innovation and resources (G3ict-ITU, M-Enabling Summit and MMF), Ms. Francesca CESA BIANCHI, VP Institutional Relations, G3ict (10’) and Ms. Sabine LOBNIG, Communications & Regulatory Officer, MMF – Mobile Manufacturers Forum (20’)
    • Initiatives and success stories in Turkey, All participants (20’)
    Break (15’)
    • International case studies of market strategies and accessibility deployments (NTT DoCoMo, AT&T, Orange) - Success factors,  Mr. Axel LEBLOIS (G3ict) (20’)
    • Procurement strategies for IT vendors and mobile operators, Mr. James THURSTON, VP for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict (15’)
    • Main features of voluntary industry programs and government policies promoting mobile accessibility, Mr. Axel LEBLOIS (G3ict) (20’)
    • Group discussion (30’)