The Impact of Robotic Applications on Good Governance

The aim of this webinar was to provide information on the impact and the changing role of robotics for the good governance of businesses in the digital era.

This event is part of the Digitalization and Corporate Governance Research Forum.

The programme is part of the Good Governance Research Forum which guides and equips organizations, academics and researchers to connect and establish effective governance practices.

About this event

The aim of this webinar was to provide information on the impact and the changing role of robotics for the good governance of businesses in the digital era.

Background Information

With the increase in the level of maturity in digital transformation, we observe that robotic applications are becoming widespread in businesses. In this context, we will create a knowledge-sharing platform with representatives from the business world and academia in our webinar event, where we will discuss the new business dynamics and the impact of robotics on the business environment based on a good governance perspective.

What you will learn in this session

Considering the increasing speed of digital transformation and the scale of the investments made into intelligence systems, it is important for business executives and decision-makers to be aware of the latest point reached. The aim of this event is to create awareness about the developments and needs in the business world, and to reveal the perspective of the academy, which has a role in the preparation of qualified human resources that can meet these needs. 


Through the harmony and coordination that emerges in the business world, it will be possible for business professionals to produce value-added strategies for robotic process implementations to achieve good governance. In order to contribute to this good governance process, we invited esteemed guest speakers who have practical and theoretical experience in this field.

Benefits of attending

Webinar was designed to benefit executives, internal auditors, internal controllers, and risk managers of public and private institutions, IT professionals responsible for the management of information technologies in organizations, and the academics who are interested in doing applied work in this field, i.e., digital transformation, robotics applications, AI implementations and block-chain technologies.

Presentations will be available soon

Guest Speakers

Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Associate Professor of Finance CIA, CFE, CFSA, CRMA, CICP, CPA Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Management Department, Kyrgyzstan University of South Africa, Financial Governance Department, South Africa University of Johannesburg, Commercial Accounting, South Africa

Assoc. Prof. Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu graduated from Bosporus University and earned the degree B.Sc. in Management. Sezer had an MA degree in Money Banking and Finance from Sheffield University and Certification in Retail Banking from Manchester Business School, both with a joint scholarship from the British Council and the Turkish Bankers Association. 


After finishing her doctoral studies, Sezer earned Ph.D. degree in Econometrics from Dokuz Eylul University in 2015. Sezer worked in the finance sector in various positions of the head office. Sezer worked in KPMG Risk Consulting Services as Senior Manager. Afterward, Sezer joined to Grant Thornton as the founding partner of advisory services and worked there in Business Risk Services. Afterward, Dr. Sezer worked in SMM Technology and Risk Consulting as Partner responsible for ERP Risk Consulting. Sezer worked as Associate Professor at Izmir Bakircay University from October 2018-March 2022. 


Currently, Sezer is working at Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and an academic associate of the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, AI, Blockchain, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring, and NLP. 


Sezer has various refereed articles, books, and research project experiences in her professional field. She was among the 15 leading women selected from the business world within the scope of the “Leading Women of Izmir Project” which was sponsored by the World Bank and organized in cooperation with the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO), Izmir Governor’s Office, and Metropolitan Municipality. Sezer is the associate editor of two indexed journals and the AI book series editor at Springer. Sezer is Steering Committee Member at Good Governance Academy Research Forum.

Abejide Ade-Ibijola

Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Applications at the Johannesburg Business School

Abejide holds a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, and he has published 80+ articles in recognised outlets on AI algorithms, and innovations for solving real-world problems in the 4th Industrial Revolution.


In his 15 years of experience, he has taught several modules at all levels and supervised master’s and doctoral candidates to completion. Abejide has won 65 major teaching, research and innovation awards and secured over R12 million rands in funding towards research, innovation, and social development (training of youth technopreneurs, and unemployed graduates). He is the recipient of the UJ CBE Dean’s Top Senior Lecturer Award 2018 (in a faculty of 338 academics), a Two-time Winner of the UJ Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards for the Innovation of the year 2019 (Valued at R500,000.00), and Teacher Excellence 2020 (Valued at R150,000.00).


Abejide is also the recipient of South Africa’s Department of Public Service (DPSA) Ignite Hack Innovation Award 2018, SA Department of Communications Living 4IR Hackathon Overall Best Innovation of 2019, Two South Africa’s State IT Agency (SITA) Public Service Innovation Awards in 2019. In 2020, he secured software licenses for the entire UJ community, worth over $1.5 Billion US Dollars.


Abejide’s career is decorated with over 100 awards and recognitions. At the JBS, Abejide is the Founder and Lead of the Research Group on Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovations for Digital Transformation, the Director of the Postgraduate Diploma Programme, and the Chairperson of the Centre for Entrepreneurship’s Advisory Board. He also heads the Innovation Lab of the JBS, known to produce immersive experiences, video games, mobile/web app solutions, and a range of algorithmic solutions.


At UJ, he is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, he serves on the Teaching Portfolio Assessment Committee (TPAC), and he is also a member of the Senate’s Teaching and Learning Committee. Abejide is a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the School of Business, Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India, and holds several academic, consulting, and advisory positions around the world. He has recently given invited talks at University of Oxford, United Kingdom and at Cornell University, New York, USA on Artificial Intelligence and Applications. He is the Founder and Chairman of GRIT Lab Africa (a social project for training young Africans in Grit and programming). At GRIT Lab Africa, Abejide mentors 116 young people across 38 higher institutions of learning in 11 African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). More about GLA at:


He currently mentors 60+ students, and has directly mentored 1000+ students in the last seven years. In 2022, he paid out R1,111,587.38 in wages to 33 students for work-integrated learning, while training these students to become software engineers across a diverse range of technologies. Abejide is the publisher of the Kingsman Academic Magazine, a publication that showcases the technological innovation of his mentees.

Erkan Yeniçare

General Manager of Norm Digital

Erkan is an Executive Board Member and CIO of Norm Holding. He received Electronic Communication Engineering education and he took his engineering study to the business management dimension by obtaining an MBA degree. In his business life, he worked in leading institutions in their sectors such as Eczacıbaşı, Siemens, Dünyagöz Hospitals.


For the last 10 years, Erkan has been leading companies within the framework of P&L responsibility by performing senior management positions in sales, business development, operation and information technologies. After working as a factory manager at Norm Holding, his last workplace, he led the SAP transformation and significant strategic projects of the group. NORM SAP transformation, one of the largest national projects, has received many awards.


He has an excellent command of English language as well as a beginner’s level of German language. He has the 6 Sigma Black Belt certificate which is important in terms of Operational Excellence and Management Consulting. International companies Country and EMEA Region Leadership, increased growth with performance improvement, and increased turnover with new investments are among his achievements.


Erkan executed the digital transformations of the companies he led in a fast and efficient way. Combining the competencies he has acquired in information technologies with his experience in company management for many years and putting information technologies at the center for ensuring that they speak the same language has become one of his important competencies.

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