SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The World Economic Forum opened the doors of its Center for Fourth
Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)
(BIST:TCELL), which is among partners of the Center, participated in the
inaugural roundtable where more than 120 participants discussed
extending the benefits of technological transformations to the society
as a whole.
“When we think about the leaps in technology, we often find ourselves
talking about ‘humanless’ technologies – driveless cars, unmanned
vehicles, factory machines that minimize the need for human labor, smart
homes that operate without humans. What we need to do is to realize the
human element within them. We should work on these technologies with the
purpose of facilitating human lives, augmenting human capabilites in
education, work, health and nameless other fields.” said Kaan
Terzioglu in his speech in the opening session of the roundtable.
“Only through this vision can we extend the true value of the Industry
4.0 to the entire society and to the future. I feel privileged to be a
part of the mobile communication industry which has a leading role in
this, and we are proud to be among the partners of World Economic Forum
Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution which will be a platform for us
to discuss these issues with leading global stakeholders.”
Representatives of Microsoft, Huawei, the United Nations’ Organization
for Coordination of Humanitarian Affiars (UNOCHA, UNHCR), World Bank and
University of California – Berkeley were among the participants of the
day-long discussion in San Francisco.
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the process through which the
current evolutions in technology transform our lives in ways and with an
intensity not experienced before. The increasing overlap between
information and communication technologies, the break-throughs in
processing power and machine learning, and the integration of technology
into every sphere of human life have countless consequences. They
enhance the capabilities of human bodies, redefine the experience of
work and the workplace, change the ways in which we learn and access
information and entertainment, influence how we build trust and interact
with the society. Advances in fields such as artificial intelligence,
robotics, the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, biotechnology and energy
storage are likely to bring further, exponential changes.
World Economic Forum’s Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution brings
together more than 120 technology companies, start-ups, universities,
researches, representatives of governments, NGOs and international
organizations to discuss and to work on projects which will analyze the
influence of these dynamics on society. Among the topics the Center will
address are the jobs of the future, artificial intelligence and ethics,
Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), cross-border data flows, civil
drones, autonomous vehicles and the environmental commons.
About Turkcell: Turkcell is a converged telecommunication and
technology services provider, founded and headquartered in Turkey. It
serves its customers with voice, data, TV and value-added consumer and
enterprise services on mobile and fixed networks. Turkcell launched LTE
services in its home country on April 1st , 2016, employing LTE-Advanced
and 3 carrier aggregation technologies in 81 cities. In 2G and 3G,
Turkcell’s population coverage is at 99.67% and 96.04%, respectively, as
of December 2016. It offers up to 1 Gbps fiber internet speed with its
FTTH services. Turkcell Group companies operate in 6 countries – Turkey,
Ukraine, Belarus, Northern Cyprus, Germany, Azerbaijan – as of December
31, 2016. Turkcell Group reported a TRY14.3 billion revenue in FY16 with
total assets of TRY31.6 billion as of December 31, 2016. It has been
listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only
NYSE-listed company in Turkey.
About the Center: The Center is set up by the World Economic
Forum with support from its inaugural partners Salesforce, Kaiser
Permanente, Microsoft, Palantir, SAP, Huawei, IDEO, Reliance Industries
and Turkcell among others. The Center can host meetings for over 120
people and has initial capacity to grow to up to 80 staff.
Turkcell Corporate Communications
Selin Gulec Yakın, 0090 532 210