Innovate Israel is designed to be industry agnostic and will expose you to the latest disruptive thinking, enabling you to better position your business in a world of change.
With over 20 leading Israeli thought leaders giving 10 minute talks, there will be NO pitches and NO panels at the event.Book here
Founder & CEO
Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo between 2006-2012, a leader in the mobile social and video applications area. Vringo trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol of VRNG.
Prior to founding Vringo, Medved founded Israel Seed Partners in 1995 in his garage and co-managed the fund until January 2006. Israel Seed had $262M under management in four funds and has been an investor in 60 leading Israeli companies. Exits include: Shopping.com (acquired by Ebay), Compugen (Nasdaq: CGEN), Answers.com (acquired by Summit)), Tradeum (acquired by VerticalNet),Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), Mobile Access (acquired by Corning), Cyota (acquired by RSA), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Xacct (acquired by Amdocs), Business Layers (acquired by CA), Xtellus (acquired by Oclaro), Digital Fuel (acquired by VMWare).
Prior to Israel Seed, Medved built several technology startups. Medved was a founder and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at MERET Optical Communications, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA) between 1982-1991. MERET was an early pioneer in fiber optic communication systems for video transmission which was acquired by the Amoco Corporation (NYSE:BP) in 1990. Medved then was part of the founding management team at Accent Software (Nasdaq:ACNTF) where he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales between 1992-1994.
Chairman & CEO
CEO & President
Since 2008 Karin served at HFN Law Office, Israel’s largest law firm, as the Managing Director of the BizDev Division. Prior to this, for 9 years she served as Startup Division Manager & BizDev Managing Director at Efrati Galili & Co.
Karin is a member of steering committees and a keynote speaker of many leading global events and conferences around the world and in the United Nations. She lectures on entrepreneurship at the MBA Program at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University.
Karin was nominated twice for the Forbes Top 100 Influential Young Business Persons, and TheMarker’s Top 40 Leading Young Business Persons.
She is a Member of Board of Governance of Tel Aviv University, Director in Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Tech, and a Member of the Advisory Board of She Codes.
Karin regularly sits as a jury member in leading tech competitions and awards worldwide: she was a judge in the IATI, Mastercard & Citi Tech Award, Microsoft Israel’s Innovate For Good, Women. Innovation. Technology Israel, mastersofcode, Startup Battle Korea, Innovex, and more.
She is a Member of the Board of Governance of TAU, a Director in the Israel-America Chamber Of Commerce, a Member of the Advisory Board of She Codes, a Member of the advisory Board of Hamitham Accelerator and more.
VP – Cyber Investments
Zohar holds a B.S. in Electric and Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. Zohar also holds the 2008 Israeli highest defense award
CEO, Western Europe
Between 2011 and 2015,Matteo led the launch of operations and full turnaround of industrial assets for Pirelli in Russia. In 2015 he joined McKinsey, where he covered the role of Implementation Lead for Advanced Industries in Western Europe. In June 2016 Matteo joined Gett as COO for Western Europe and was promoted to CEO in October 2016.
Matteo holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa in his native Italy, and currently lives in London with his wife and two daughters. He is a keen sailor and accomplished piano player.
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Asher’s first career as a diesel-electric submarine officer gave him the foundation for his electric-vehicle career.
Asher was also a founding shareholder in Cyota (online anti-fraud software company) and Co-Founder of Coral-Tell the operator of Yad2 Israel’s largest classifieds website.
Asher has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland and graduated first in class from the Israeli Naval Academy (Chovlim)
VP Sales EMEA
Why some of the world’s largest multinationals are looking to Israeli startups for new initiatives – Laly David, OurCrowd
Commercialising knowledge from the academic world – the need for a university VC – Nimrod Cohen, TAU Ventures
Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships, Karin Mayer-Rubinstein, IATI
Democratising Venture Capital: can the “crowd” gain access to the highest quality venture capital deals?, Jon Medved, OurCrowd
Amazon has changed the rules of retail, Raanan Cohen, Bringg
Urban Mobility: what can a “Sustainable Disruption” bring to our lives?, Matteo de Renzi, Gett
A sky without limits, Eden Attias, ParaZero
Emission free cities by 2025, Asher Bennett, Tevva Motors
Coffee break and networking in the exhibition area
Your Mobile: the ultimate intelligence gathering tool, Avi Rosen, Kaymera
The age of ransom, Zohar Rozenberg, Elron
Into the Mind of a Fraudster, Richard Perry, BioCatch
The trillion sensor world, Michael Shalyt, Aperio
The Internet of Soil, Tomer Tzach, CropX
Intent Intelligence: the next generation of interactions through machine vision, Ofri Ben-Porat, Pixoneye
The Robots are coming: Can machines replace creative jobs? Yali Saar, Tailor Brands
Why virtual and augmented reality are not a reality yet, Yehiel Attias, Hexa
Augmented Reality Drones – from fun and games to saving lives, Menashe Haskin, Edgybees
Lunch & Networking
Gett is already in more than 100 cities across the world. In London alone, nearly half of all black cabs run on Gett. In NYC, it’s the fastest growing ridesharing app, and on-track to become the second-largest player in that market. It is also the global leader in business ground travel, trusted by over 7,000 leading corporations worldwide. Gett has raised $640 million in funding and was selected by Forbes as one of the “top 15 explosively growing companies”.
Our rich portfolio ranges from hardened mobile devices serving the most sensitive personnel, to powerful mobile threat defense apps and secure landlines continuously protecting all other organizational assets. Kaymera balances mobile functionality, usability and productivity with uncompromising security – optimally engaging mitigation measures on demand according to the specific threats and risk contexts.
Pixoneye is the only company in the world who can do this – the technology is ground breaking (the image recognition capabilities are the same accuracy as Google’s but 5 times smaller) so it can work on mobile handsets and no images leave the device, ensuring privacy. Pixoneye has strategic investment from Santander and has 2 signed contracts with large European banks and with one large UK insurance provider.
Pixoneye despite being a relatively young start-up, has some of the leading minds in computer vision and deep learning with a 15-man R&D team, including the ex-head of computer vision at Samsung and the commercial team residing in London. Pixoneye won best AI company 2017 at 4YFN (the world’s largest start-up competition) during MWC, Barcelona and is currently on the shortlist for a BIMA award for Start-up of the Year.
With an unparalleled patent portfolio and deployments at major banks around the world that cover tens of millions of users to date, BioCatch has established itself as the industry leader. The company was founded in 2011 by experts in neural science research, machine learning and cyber security and is currently deployed in leading banks and e-Commerce websites.
Hexa is a post seed stage Israeli startup based in Tel Aviv and recently participated in HTC ViveX acceleration program in Beijing and has customers in the US, Japan, Russia and China.
Tevva’s intelligent, autonomous range extended electric drive train removes range anxiety altogether which means that every last available mile from the grid electric charge is used every day – that’s up to 100 miles per overnight grid charge daily. The range extender means that Tevva powered trucks can be deployed by fleet operators in exactly the same way as their old diesel vehicles; that means operators can deploy them in far greater numbers, further accelerating the reduction in diesel miles in favour of electric miles.
Tevva has already sold trucks into the Fleets of UPS, DHL and Kuehne+Nagel (in Costa Coffee livery) and is now offering lease options to smaller fleets in partnership with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions.
Tevva has won numerous awards including BusinessGreen’s “Transport Technology of the Year 2016” and LOWCVP’s “most innovative small company 2016”.
Bank Leumi (UK) plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.