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GRF Young Professionals Program 2018 – 2019 Term Third Meetings

GRF Young Professionals Program
2018 – 2019 Term
Third Meetings


The third round of meetings of the 2018 – 2019 term of the GRF Young Professionals Program, which aims to provide a platform for young professionals who are equipped with the resolve, background, and experience to contribute to the future of Turkey and the world, were held on June 15, 2019 and June 22, 2019 at Istanbul Conrad Hotel and Koç Pera.

The theme of the 2018 – 2019 GRF Young Professionals Program was designated as “Technology.” The discussions and presentations of this first meeting were organized around two main topics: “Blockchain” and “Virtual Reality”.

The presenters used the following books as reference points in addressing their selected topics:


• The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust – Kevin Werbach
• Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works – Mark Stuart Day

Virtual Reality

• Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What Can It Do – Jeremy Bailenson
• Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey Through Virtual Reality – Jaron Lanier