Vice President Fuat Oktay said, “In our age, the level of civilization of countries has been measured by technology-oriented parameters, from the amount of information used per capita to smart device usage rates, from the use of social media to the prevalence of broadband infrastructures and the number of e-Government users.” said.
Oktay spoke at the “International Productivity and Technology Fair” organized by the Turkish Efficiency Foundation at the ATO Congresium.
Oktay started his speech by conveying the greetings of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and wished success to the fair participants.
Stating that maintaining stability in economic growth depends on technological progress and sustainable productivity increases, Oktay said, “We can define efficiency in its simplest form as achieving the highest possible result with the lowest possible resource expenditure in every field.” said.
“The concept we express as total factor productivity includes both the productivity of labor and capital and technological transformation.” Oktay said, while talking about efficiency and technology until recently, it was accepted that innovative applications are a very important factor for efficiency, but they thought that efficiency could not be achieved only with technology.
“We used to list many other factors from workforce capacity to business scales, from production structure to the use of time. Today, groundbreaking and innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotic production systems, augmented reality and the internet of things have become a reality of our lives. Today, productivity All factors affecting digital transformation and technological developments are directly affected by digital transformation and technological developments and high technology means high efficiency and high added value.According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) foresight, groundbreaking technologies such as cloud computing are expected to contribute approximately $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030. McKinsey On the other hand, in the ‘The Future of Our Business After Covid’ report, it is predicted that new jobs will be created for approximately 11 million people by 2030, thanks to the positive impact of automation on productivity and growth.
According to the researches conducted by IBM and Harvard University on the principle of doubling information, while the information used by human beings doubled every 25 years in the last century, this period decreased to half a day, especially with the introduction of the Internet of Things and machine learning into our lives. We are talking about an atmosphere where approximately 1.5 million video and audio calls were made in 1 minute over the internet last year, more than 260 thousand video conference sessions were opened in 1 minute and more than 41 million Whatsapp messages were sent, with the effect of the epidemic conditions. Here, we need to consider advanced technologies, prominent technologies such as big data analysis and artificial intelligence, which are also the theme of this year’s fair, in the light of this folding and production speed of information. I sincerely believe that we will be the pioneers of changing trends by standing shoulder to shoulder with our business world, universities and incubation centers today, where data is increasingly becoming the most valuable mineral.”
“Increasing productivity in the public and private sectors can be achieved with an innovative and inclusive management approach”
Stating that the technological transformation experienced is a dynamic process that requires citizens, business people and decision makers to adapt proactively, Oktay said, “In our age, the civilization levels of countries range from the amount of information used per capita to smart device usage rates, social media usage, broadband infrastructures. It has become measured by technology-oriented parameters, up to the prevalence and the number of e-Government users. said.
Stating that competitiveness in terms of the private sector is possible with the advantages such as reduced costs provided by technology, accelerated network opportunities, easier access to new customers and markets, Oktay said, “To increase efficiency in both the public and private sectors, but with policies that can see beyond the future, with an innovative and inclusive management approach. available.” he said.
“We, as Turkey, are realizing our ‘high value-added structural transformation’ and ‘sustainable economic growth’ target under the leadership of our President with the vision of ‘National Technology, Strong Industry’. The sub-axis of our vision is productivity increase in the industry, digital transformation and regional development. From that moment on, you have had the opportunity to witness together once again the concrete signs of the point our country has come to in these three axes. Our domestic and national defense industry projects and our leading universities in R&D are here with their products. Our informatics sector and our energy projects that we look forward to with hope for the future are here.
Even during the epidemic, our industrialists and chambers of industry, our brave entrepreneurs, who turn the investment, employment, production and export cycle faster, are here. Our young people with startups, who shed light on our development and development with their ideas, and our children with dreams for the future are here. What we call advanced technology is not far or ahead for us; here it is with all its stakeholders. Undoubtedly, we still have a long way to go, and we have difficult slopes to overcome. Under the leadership of our President, we have established 1239 R&D centers and 79 Technoparks, and we will work to establish many times more than this.”
“We are carrying out 750 Defense Industry projects”
“We are carrying out 750 Defense Industry projects with a volume of over 60 billion dollars, and we will increase this number and the project volume.” Oktay emphasized that 805 public services belonging to institutions are offered to citizens via e-Government, and this number will be further increased with the inclusion of local governments and the private sector, and the analysis of big data will contribute to decision-making processes.
Reminding that with the Geographical Information Systems infrastructure, the land and map information in the hands of the state are put into use for land registry and cadastre, efficient agricultural practices, real estate transactions and domestic navigation development studies, he said that efforts are continuing to make the system more effective.
Fuat Oktay said:
“We have identified areas such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented reality, big data, robotics, cyber security and sensor technologies as critical technology areas to be developed. We primarily support initiatives and inventions in this field. If we were to waste time with the delusions of the opposition, we would create our National Space Strategy and take concrete steps. Could we have thrown in? If we had obeyed the pessimism, ‘we do not want’ mentality, would ATAK, ANKA, AKINCI be in the skies today? Could we be exporting to many countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Tunisia? If we had allowed the games that were being played on our country, domestic national and national ones such as TÜRKSAT 6A and İMECE Could we start the design and production of our communication satellites or our domestic car TOGG? Our nation is aware of all of these and knows very well who produces words and who produces work. This nation knows very well with whom to interrupt the greeting in the morning, and with which ignorant to interrupt the conversation, as Aşık Veysel said. he knows.
We will continue on our way in the same way we have won hearts with our investments, concrete works and actions for 19 years. In terms of efficiency and technology, we move forward by spreading our experience in one sector to other fields and transferring our know-how to critical sectors. Our defense industry infrastructure covers health technologies, our logistics infrastructure includes e-commerce, automotive industry, informatics and autonomous sectors; As we feed renewable energy infrastructures, our export records and positive growth figures will continue to come.”
“Turkey will progress strongly to 2053 and 2071 with a strengthened economic model”
“We will carry a stronger Turkey to 2053 and 2071 with an economic model strengthened by high technology and increased productivity.” Oktay said that in the coming period, quantum technologies, internet provided from space, automation, advanced nanotechnology, picotechnologies and wearable domestic national technologies can be exhibited at such fairs.
“We don’t have the luxury of using any of our country’s resources, especially energy, raw materials and capital. The efforts of the Turkish Efficiency Foundation, which works on the issue of efficiency, are extremely important. As in the previous two exhibition programs, it will be possible to reach large masses through this exhibition. Thus, awareness of the phenomenon of productivity in different segments of the society will increase and coordination between the sectors will be strengthened.
The fact that the ‘start-up’ street, located in the fair area, gives place to young minds and inventions, is a promising approach for our future. We will walk beyond the future with our young people who think, design and produce start-ups. With these feelings, I would like to thank all stakeholder institutions and organizations, especially our Ministry of Industry and Technology, the locomotive of our productivity and technology vision, Turkey Efficiency Foundation and Ankara Bilim University, and wish the continuation of the cooperation established at the fair.”