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With its now traditional sectorial meetings, SBM once again became the eyes and ears of the sector

​​During the event participated by IT managers and general managers of insurance companies, SBM shared its services and products with the leaders of the insurance industry.

The fourth round of the sectorial meetings organized by Insurance Information and Monitoring Center (SBM) with a view to diversifying services and products offered, supporting innovative products and reviewing novel approaches, was held at Marriott Hotel Asia on 18 November 2015. The event which was held under the title of "SBM, The Technological Powerhouse of the Insurance Industry Meeting Up with Leaders", once again brought together the IT managers and general managers of insurance companies.

The event which was sponsored by Turkcell, Hewlet Packard Enterprise (HP), Oracle, SAS, Vizyoneks, Agito, and SFS  was hosted by famous social media figure Nilgün Bodur.

The meeting whereby the services and products offered by SBM were shared with the leaders of the insurance industry, started with the opening speeches delivered by Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB) Secretary General Mehmet Akif Eroğlu, SBM Executive Board Chairman, TSB Deputy Chairman of the Board, and Ak Sigorta General Manager Uğur Gülen and SBM General Manager Aydın Satıcı.

In his speech, Mehmet Akif Eroğlu, emphasized that it is the young population that uses technology most effectively and said "The share of young population aged 15-24 is 17% and the share of Internet use of this 13 million population is 73%."​

Eroğlu, "This young generation that is in love with technology offers a great opportunity to increase penetration rates, expand product range in the industry and to offer innovative products."

Uğur Gülen, stated that it is crucial to set the right target so that sustainable profitability can be attained and economic value can be created. Noting that Turkish insurance industry is far ahead of Europe in terms of database management, Uğur Gülen said "information that will distinguish us is gathered at a single center which is SBM. SBM is the most valuable player of the information economy."

Uğur Gülen, who is also the Chairman of the Board of SBM stated that SMB is the quarterback of the insurance industry and invited his colleagues to become the driving force behind the information requested and its format.

In his speech, Aydın Satıcı talked about SBM's contributions to the insurance industry and the projects brought to life in 2015, and stated that SBM is the data bank of the industry and the industry displays a quite satisfactory growth trend and that the industry which currently generates 30 billion TL revenue has the potential to increase it to 100 billion TL. Aydın Satıcı, stated that their goals are growth in the sector, improved profitability, increased confidence in the sector, turning the sector into a data center, establishing systems to prevent fraud, helping the sector gain and retain new customers.

The meeting comprised of 2 panels. During the first panel, the sector's technological expectations were reviewed. Among the panelists of this session which was moderated by Aydın Satıcı, were Sompo Japan Sigorta Deputy General Manager Murat Dişçi, AvivaSA Deputy General Manager Berkant Dişçigil and Fiba Emeklilik Deputy General Manager Erol Öztürkoğlu.​

And the second panel of the event titled “How is Insurance Industry Innovation accomplished through SBM?” was moderated by Allianz Sigorta A.Ş. Deputy General Manager Kaan Günay. The panelists of this session were Acıbadem Sigorta Deputy General Manager Emel Varol, Demir Hayat Sigorta Deputy General Dr. Bülent Eren and Sompo Japan Sigorta Deputy General Manager Şenol Ortaç.

During the event which was spiced up with guest speaker journalist-writer Serdar Kuzuloğlu who is one of the famous faces of the IT world, Sezin Mızraklı from Turkcell made a presentation titled “Technological Trends that will change during the next 10 Years”.

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