İsmail Hakkı Polat

İsmail Hakkı Polat



  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Culture
  • CryptoCurrency, BitCoin, BlockChain
  • Industry 4.0
  • New Media

What he offers

İsmail Hakkı Polat is one of the most interdisciplinary speakers of our day, who combines his professional experience on Information Technologies, Telecom and Media with digital transformation trends of present and the future and shares this combination with his students through undergraduate and masters classes in university and with his readers through his weekly columns. He simplifies the complex concepts regarding the transformation in almost every sector and enlightens the institutions and organizations that seek digitalisation and digital transformation.

How he presents

Through his extensive knowledge and dynamic attitude, Ismail Hakkı Polat integrates the concept of digital transformation into daily business practices and creates a highly interactive atmosphere that allows to new paths in the minds of participants’ and increase their motivation.

Ismail Hakki Polat graduated from Middle East Technical University Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department in 1989. Along his professional carrier, he mainly worked in the global leading companies of telecommunications industry such as Siemens, Nortel, Ericsson and Turkcell in different positions ranging from engineering to executive management.

Since 2004, he has been lecturing on New Media at Kadir Has University as well as setting up the new media services of local media conglomerates such as Dogan Holding, Merkez Broadcasting & Publishing Group and Ciner Media Group as an active consultant. He also works for BBC Media Action as a freelance consultant during the preparation of New Media Journalism Curriculum in Baku Slavic and Baku State Universities.

Polat is the founder of the first New Media University Department as well as the Founding President of The Digital Transformation Association in Turkey further to his course module authorship for Mobile Journalism at Open School of Journalism in NYC. He has a column in Bloomberg Business Week Turkiye where he shares his opinions on new media, digital transformation and cryptocurrencies on a weekly basis.

Presentation Languages: Turkish, English

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