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Innovate Israel 2017

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

£200.00 - £700.00

Innovate Israel returns to London on 12 September in partnership with The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

As part of the TLVinLDN festival, Innovate Israel will highlight the most exciting innovations coming from scale-up nation.

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.

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Keynote speakers include

Jon Medved

Founder & CEO,


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Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Medved currently is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, an equity-crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels focused on investing in Israeli and global startups www.ourcrowd.com.

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.

Fiona Darmon

Partner & COO,
Jerusalem Venture Partners

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Fiona is an integral part of the leadership team at JVP, overseeing the firms ongoing operations including defining the groups’ strategy as well as leading the raising of numerous funds that have allowed JVP to continue building world class technology companies. Fiona has over fifteen years of experience in venture capital, strategic planning, capital raising and investments in public and private companies, having previously held a variety of executive roles with leading Israeli investment conglomerate, Koor Industries, as well as serving as a founding member of the first Israeli corporate VC – Koor CVC. Fiona started her career as a financial analyst with Claridge Israel LLC, the investment arm of the Bronfman family of Canada. Fiona was an Officer in one of the renowned units of the Israeli IDF, and holds a BA in Finance and IT and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management’s international program in collaboration with Tel Aviv University.

Karin Mayer Rubinstein

CEO & President,


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As of 2011, Karin has been serving as CEO of IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries). IATI is Israel’s umbrella organization of the high-tech, life science and other advanced technology industries, with hundreds of paying members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem.

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.

Zohar Rozenberg

Vice President Cyber Investments,

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Zohar Rozenberg (Col. Ret.) is the Vice President of Cyber Investments at Elron, a leading Israeli holding company dedicated to building technology companies, actively investing in startup companies. He is also acting as Member of the Board for a number of cyber companies and as a member at R.D.C., the commercialization arm of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, in a full partnership with Elron Electronic Industries (TASE: ELRN). Zohar served in 8200 for over 20 years leading high-risk, high-innovation organizations and projects, with a track record in cultivating new technological initiatives as well as brilliant and skilled personal. Zohar was involved in the establishment of the National cyber bureau and the formalization of the Israeli national cyber strategy. He retired after serving as the Head of I.D.F’s Cyber Department. Amongst other achievements, Zohar was responsible for developing nationwide cyber educational programs and working with the Israeli office of education and philanthropy organizations to help place Israel as a global leader in cyber technology.

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

Matteo de Renzi

CEO, Western Europe,


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Matteo de Renzi is CEO in Western Europe for the on demand app Gett; he specialises in growth management and business turnaround with specific expertise in service operations and manufacturing. Matteo started his career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in London in 2003; two years later he joined Pirelli, where he worked for 10 years in a range of roles around the world.

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.

Ofri Ben Porat

Co-Founder & CEO,


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Ofri Ben Porat, is the Co-founder and CEO of Pixoneye; Entrepreneur, Executive, and a Marketeer at heart, he studied Conflict Resolution and Crisis Diplomacy at IDC, Herzliyah (Israel), after which went on to experience 10 years and counting in multiple endeavours in International project management, business development and digital marketing. His former roles include Senior Strategic Advisor to the Minister of tourism of Israel for digital and OOH Marketing, CEO at Bring-it.co.il & CMO at IU30.com. Ofri made the natural move to mobile personalization technology in co-finding Pixoneye almost 3 years ago and is currently residing in London with his wife and dog, where he manages the company’s Commercial office and is planning to change the face of mobile as we know it, one device at a time.

Raanan Cohen

Founder & CEO


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Raanan founded Bringg in 2013 with the vision of changing the way businesses deliver goods and services. A seasoned entrepreneur, he was the founder and CEO of MobileMax, leading the company from concept to multi-million dollar international sales and IPO. Raanan is one of the industry’s foremost speakers and bloggers, a respected authority on logistics and supply chain market trends and disruptions, speaking in conferences and forums around the globe. He is also an avid sports addict, having completed numerous marathons and triathlons including ironman and ultra-marathon distances.

Tomer Tzach



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With two decades of experience leading high-growth startups, Tomer Tzach currently serves as CEO of Ag analytics innovator CropX and is focused on establishing a global Internet of Soil. A seasoned executive, Tomer has grown two other technology startups into companies with multi-million dollar revenues. Prior to CropX, he cofounded and led ecommerce platform Clixie and spun out Zoara (now part of the Dalumi Group). He also served as CEO of ViewScore, which was acquired by MyThings. A former software technical leader at Intel and partner at Eurofund Venture Capital focused on software, communication and Internet technologies, Tomer has an extensive technology background. Before earning an M.B.A. from the University of Haifa (summa cum laude) and a B.A. in computer science from the Technion, Tomer dedicated seven years to the Israeli Air Force as a pilot.

Nimrod Cohen

Managing Partner

TAU Ventures

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A serial entrepreneur and investor. Previously partner at Plus Ventures, and heading the Explore. Dream. Discover. incubator, with over than 40 investments in portfolio companies in the last five years. In addition, involved as a mentor and judge in numerous startup programs, events and organizations.
Nimrod serves as a member or observer on the Board of Directors of Bringg, Meerkat/House Party, Carambola, YOTPO, CallVu, Cimagine, IsItYou, Oktopost, WSC Sports, Trophit, Re-Sec, RollOut, Shoppimon, Atomation, Icetron, Coralogix, Fringefy, Knowmail, Mmuze, DocAuthority, Articoolo, and more.
Following a fruitful and successful career as a basketball player Nimrod now serves as the Chairman of Hapoel Ramat-Gan basketball team.

Michael Shalyt

Founder & CEO


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One of Israel’s foremost experts on securing critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, Michael Shalyt is Founder and CEO of Aperio Systems. Prior to joining Aperio, Michael led the malware team at Israel’s seminal cybersecurity company Check Point, following four years as a leading researcher and team leader with an elite Israel Defense Force (IDF) unit. Holding a dual Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the Technion and a Masters in Quantum Control and Quantum Information, Michael has been accredited for his foresight and knowledge around the world.


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Full programme
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Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from The IET and UK Israel Business

“Follow the Money”

Four short talks on the Israeli eco-system from university spin-outs to global corporates

“Cyber Security”

Expert talks on cyber security including an overview from the former Head of Cyber for the Israeli Army; the human element of cyber security and securing devices effectively

“Coffee Break”

Coffee break and networking in the exhibition area

“Transportation & Logistics”

From drones to connected vehicles to smart mobility within cities – our expert speakers will discuss the biggest challenges around transportation and logistics

“AI, Machine Learning & Big Data”

Our presenters will describe the latest advances around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the most effective ways to use big data

“IOT and Connected Devices”

From uses within agricultural technology to connecting up ‘dumb devices’, our presenters will outline the future of devices


A light lunch will be served in the networking and exhibition area followed by 1:1 meetings

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September 12
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
£200.00 - £700.00
Event Category:


Central London
London, England United Kingdom


UK Israel Business