Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Gün Evren GÖREN

Mr. Gören was born in Switzerland in 1976. He graduated from İzmir Bornova Anatolian High School in 1993 and Bosphorus University Industrial Engineering Department in 1997.  He started his career at Procter & Gamble (P&G) and worked there till 2002 in different positions covering Production Planning, SAP, Technical Purchasing, Warehouse Management. During this period he succeded SAP Technical Purchasing Project and consolidation of 25 storerooms into one central storeroom in a record time of 7 months. In parallel to his career in P&G, he continued Bosphorus University Industrial Engineering Master Study and graduated in 2002. After P&G, he worked at Artı Strategy & Consulting till 2004 and managed detailed outsourcing and feasibility projects covering banks and financial institutitons. Then he started Canovate Electronics as Strategic Planning Manager and continued as Supply Chain Manager responsible for Production, Purchasing and Planning Departments. In 2007 he was appointed as Domestic Sales Department Manager and in 2008 he was promoted as Vice President. In 2012, he was appointed as Canovate Russia General Manager. After his experience in Russia, he set up Global Customers Department in Canovate and currently manages this division responsible for customers like Vodafone, Alstom, Anixter, ZTE, so on. During his experience in Canovate, he significantly contributed to the development of Canovate end to end datacenter ve fiber optic solutions both in marketing and production perspectives. Besides he created success stories with majör customers like Turkish Telecom, Turkcell, Vodafone, Huawei, Conectis. Currently he is at  the thesis stage of Bosphorus University Environmental Engineering PhD program and during this study he represented Bosphorus University at European Union 6. Frame Cleaner Production Program and contributed to the research report. He realized volunteer works at different platforms like Environment, Education and Homeless Children. He is a member of BUMED, BALMED, Recycling Platform, UNICEF,  Maltepe University Industrial Engineering Advisory Board. He gives seminars at Bosphorus University, Marmara University and Maltepe University continuously. He speaks English, German and basic level Russian. 


Closing Speaker



Katja Ulbert works for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team as a mapping and outreach coordinator. She is a certified geomatic and holds a diploma in Information Design and Signaletic from the University of Applied Sciences HTW in Berlin. Her current activities focus on visualisations of geopolitics and humanitarian emergencies, tracing of migrant digitalities and data collection in refugee settlements inside and outside of camps. She is the founder of MapFugees, a participatory project for refugees to map and assess their living environment.

Open geodata for Humanitarian Aid

Free, up-to- date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to natural disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps, committing to the principles of open source and open data for humanitarian response and economic development. The presentation explains the characteristics of OpenStreetMap and introduces the open source tools and open data methodology developed for the process of generating maps for humanitarian use: from offline field data collection and online remote mapping to map editing apps and software, online task management, export tools and GIS solutions. It will further highlight the importance of affected communities and local actors as contributors and initiators of the mapping process, the crucial role the global volunteer community plays during emergency activations, and the collaboration with stakeholders to meet and anticipate data needs and enable data sharing.