Fireside Chat with Faruk Eczacıbaşı

On October 3, the TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network held its fall event with Faruk Eczacıbaşı at the San Francisco Microsoft Reactor. The discussion, moderated by Silicon Valley Network Chair Aysegül İldeniz, centered around Mr. Eczacıbaşı’s new book Daha Yeni Başlıyor. Approximately 70 professionals based in and around the Bay Area attended the event, which was the fourth to take place since the Silicon Valley Network was founded.

Sayan Gomel, Chair of the Start-up Committee, opened the event with an update on developments within the Silicon Valley Network and its key committees. Aysegül İldeniz then began the discussion with Mr. Eczacıbaşı, the President of the Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV) and the Vice Chairman of the Eczacıbaşı Group since 1996.

Mr. Eczacıbaşı began his career in the planning department of the Eczacıbaşı Group in 1980 and has since served in various positions across the organization. He is also the President of the Eczacıbaşı Sports Club, a position he has held since 1999. Born in Istanbul in 1954, Mr. Eczacıbaşı is a graduate of the Istanbul German Lycee and Berlin Technical University where he earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees.

Following the conversation with Faruk Eczacıbaşı, the event concluded with a networking reception.

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About the TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network

The TÜSİAD Silicon Valley Network is formed of business professionals on voluntary basis who have various roles in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. The goals of the TÜSİAD Silicon Valley Network are to facilitate communication and knowledge exchange between TÜSİAD members and professionals in Turkey and professionals in the Bay Area. The Network supports entrepreneurship, innovation and the internet ecosystem, STEM education, digital industrial transformation and Industry 4.0 in Turkey through content and communication, helps entrepreneurs navigate effectively in Silicon Valley, and promotes awareness and interest in the Silicon Valley ecosystem.