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Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec It's time for a system reboot.

Bilgi Karan

Bilgi is a UX Designer, Leader and Strategist working as the UX Responsible for IKEA Home Smart. He enjoys the crossing between digital and physical experiences that blend into people’s lives seamlessly. He previously worked with clients like Spotify, Toyota, Jabra, Pandora, Dell and Boeing in transformative projects that aligned culture and people around a common goal.

He has worked at Sony in Sweden, TEAGUE (Boeing) in US and Above Agency in Sweden before joining IKEA. He was born in Turkey and studied at Umeå Institute of Design. He values respect for the end users and planet earth above all else. IoT is one of his main focal points where he is cautiously optimistic. He likes making music, animation and reading extensively.

Bilgi is giving a keynote Friday December 7, 14:00h


ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:30h: keynotes
10:45-12:45h: workshop round 1
13:00-15:00h: workshop round 2
15:15-17:15h: workshop round 3
17:30h keynote
18:00h pitches student hack challenge
19:00h drinks, award ceremony
Whole day: demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:45h: keynotes
11:00-13:00h: workshop round 4
14:00-17:30h: keynotes
17:30h: closing and drinks
Whole day: demos and more

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Date and time

thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)


Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam