Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Özcan Asilkan
Metropolitan University of Tirana
Tirana, Albania

Keynote Title: Understanding the Digital Transformation

Abstract: Are you ready for Digital Transformation? Do you really know where to start, how to proceed and manage the change?
There is no longer any doubt about whether the businesses should realize the digital transformation. Any business that wants to survive or increase profitability in today’s highly competitive marketplace must definitely go digital to satisfy the increasing expectations of its customers. The main concern for digital transformation should be how correct and efficient
to realize it.

Performing a right digital transformation is crucial for all organizations. Researches show that most of them fail the transformation when they primarily focus on IT investment. In fact, digital transformation is a complete transition that affects all areas of a business. It must start with a thorough understanding of the philosophy of digitalization and continue with modification of the current business plans to a new digital business model. When done right, it modifies the way organization works along with significant changes. That requires a thorough understanding of change management. Companies doing the digital transformation in the right way will be surviving and becoming more profitable while others will be disappointed.

This keynote will present the core issues on digital transformation to understand it better and implement successfully.

Bio: Prof. Dr. Özcan Asilkan is an experienced professor and computer engineer with a demonstrated academic and professional experience in universities and industry. His research interests focus on Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Database Systems, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Health Informatics and Hospitality. With more than 20 years of academic and business expertise, he has held many engagements throughout the world like Turkey, Germany, North Cyprus, Albania, North Macedonia, etc. As computer engineer, he worked at various positions like System Analyst, Database Administrator, Application Developer and Consultant. As academic, he founded and chaired the departments of Computer Engineering and Management Information Systems in various universities. He chaired several international conferences and took part as Keynote speaker in several others. In addition to his native tongue (Turkish), he also knows fluent English and intermediate German. Since September 2019 he has been working as the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and IT at Metropolitan University of Tirana in Albania