On April 13, the Bilkent Faculty of Business Administration held an alumni reunion in İstanbul. Hosted by Garanti Bankası, the event was attended by over a hundred Bilkent FBA alumni.
The main attraction of the meeting was a panel discussion on digitalization strategies in the contemporary business landscape. Moderated by FBA faculty member Levent Akdeniz, the panel had a lineup of high-profile speakers: Fuat Erbil (FBA alum and Garanti Bankası general manager), Faruk Eczacıbaşı (FBA advisory board member and Turkish Informatics Foundation president), Gökhan Öğüt (Vodafone Turkey CEO), Derya Matraş (Facebook Turkey operations director) and Bülent Hiçsönmez (Google Turkey operations director).
During the panel, the speakers engaged in a vibrant discussion on how digitalization has changed business models, where Turkish businesses stand on this front and what future trends may be expected. This event represents one of many initiatives by Bilkent FBA to strengthen bonds with its alumni and increase its presence in İstanbul.