With over 20 leading Israeli thought leaders giving 10 minute talks, there will be NO pitches and NO panels at the event.
From start-up nation to scale up nation – Abe Finkelstein, Vintage Investment Partners
How Israel is leading the digital health revolution – Jonathan Medved, OurCrowd
Going deeper with big data – Ami Daniel, WindWard
Fighting fire with fire using AI to combat cyber financial crime – Mark Gazit, ThetaRay
Milk, honey and startups: turning Israel’s advantages into a top performing VC – Kobi Samboursky, Glilot Capital
Next-generation aerospace – Guy Cherni, Atlas Dynamics
Fiber from the sky – supercharging satellite communication – Dr. Raz Itzhaki Tamir, NSLComm
Coffee break and networking in the exhibition area
How artificial vision can improve lives of billions – Ziv Aviram, OrCam
Developing value propositions in precision medicine – Dr. Yaron Daniely, Yissum
How to be agile in a world of dark marketing – Alon Leibovich, Brand Total
Strategies for managing the risk of targeted attacks – Ivan Foreman, Illusive Networks
Digital living 2030: using AI to face new challenges & opportunities – Prof. Irad Ben Gal, Tel Aviv University
Hacking insurance – the sky is not the limit – Tomer Kashi, SkyWatch
Helping enterprises collaborate better with startups – Toby Olshanetsky, prooV
Panel Discussion: How UK corporates access Israeli innovation
Future Trends in Venture Capital: A global and Israeli perspective – Amit Kurz, Sweetwood Ventures
Lunch & Networking
Keynote speakers include
Founder & CEO
Since co-founding OrCam in 2010, Mr. Aviram is serving as the company’s President and CEO. OrCam has a clear mission – harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform that improves people’s lives. OrCam MyEye is a revolutionary device which has the ability to provide visual aid to hundreds of millions of people. Within its wide-ranging scope of capabilities, OrCam’s device can read text, and learn to recognize thousands of new items and faces, providing independence to people who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or other conditions. This wearable AI is already in the hands of thousands of people around the world.
Prior to Mobileye, Mr. Aviram was the CEO of three leading Israeli companies in their fields. Mr. Aviram holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ben-Gurion University.
Professor of AI
Tel Aviv University
Prof. Ben-Gal is the recipient of several research grants and awards including from General Motors, Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology, the Israel Internet Association, the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and the European Community. Moreover, Prof. Ben-Gal has led numerous R&D projects in cooperation with top global companies such as Intel, GM, AT&T, Siemens, Kimberly Clark and Nokia. He is a co-founder and chairman of CB4 (“See Before”), a software startup backed by Sequoia Capital which provides novel predictive analytics solutions to retail and service organizations.
Chief Marketing Officer
Prior to Atlas, Guy founded NUA robotics that created an IoT suitcase, and participated in the HAX Hardware Accelerator in Shenzhen. Besides hardware, Guy is heavily involved with community oriented ventures, launching the Siftech startup accelerator in Jerusalem and social tech programs in developing countries such as Rwanda and Ethiopia.
As an interdisciplinary entrepreneur who is driven by Empathy, Guy is interested in the connection between management and product that is translated to design management. He recently launched Bezalel’s Design Management Podcast and the Service Design Israel community.
He studied in the Honors BA program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, followed by an MA in Community Development, both at Hebrew University and is currently pursuing his M.Des in Design Management at Bezalel.
Previously, Yaron held a number of leadership positions, including General Manager and VP of Business Development at Gamida Cell-Teva Joint Venture, Ltd, a joint venture company based in Jerusalem, Israel which acquired an exclusive license to develop and commercialize a Phase 3-stage cell therapy product for treatment of Leukemia and Lymphoma. Additionally, he co-founded and served as Director of Bioblast Ltd. (NASADQ:ORPN).
Yaron earned a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Florida International University, and a PhD from the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the NYU School of Medicine. Following his doctoral program, Yaron served as an NIH Visiting Fellow in its Cell Biology section and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at The Weizmann Institute for Science in Israel. Subsequently, he received an Executive MBA from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Yaron co-founded Israel’s first M.B.A. program specializing in Biomedical Management at the College of Management Academic Studies (Rishon LeZion, Israel) and has served as the program’s director since its inception.
Vintage Investment Partners
Prior to joining Sweetwood Ventures, Amit worked as an Associate in the High Tech and Venture Capital Department of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co., a top-tier Israeli law firm. At APM, where he represented private equity and venture capital funds, technological incubators, and high-tech and bio-tech companies in all of their corporate and commercial affairs, including M&A and fund formations. Prior to joining Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co., Amit served as a Junior Analyst at Sweetwood Capital. Amit also has previous experience in the public sector, where he served as the Director of Legislation for Member of Israeli Parliament Dr. Einat Wilf.
Amit graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya were he was also a member of the prestige Rabin Leadership Program.
Amit is currently studying for his Master in Business Administration majoring in Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tel-Aviv University.
Amit is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.
Centrica Innovation Labs
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Prior to founding Glilot, Kobi founded and successfully exited several technology companies including Lamda Communication Networks (acquired by NICE Systems) and iWeb Technologies (acquired by a Japanese consortium). He was a member of the founding team of Infogear Technologies, the creator of the original iPhone (acquired by Cisco)
Founder & CEO
Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (2007) “one of Israel’s leading high-tech venture capitalists”. In the 2008 NY Times Supplement “Israel at 60” Medved was named one of the top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel.
Medved is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors which has raised more than $750M for almost 150 companies since its launch in February 2013. Bloomberg Businessweek said that OurCrowd “has blown up the exclusivity around tech fundraising” and The Jerusalem Post added that “It has taken OurCrowd only a matter of months to become one of Israel’s most active funds”. TheStreet.com said that OurCrowd is “Crowdfunding for Real Investors.”
Prior to OurCrowd, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo (Nasdaq:VRNG) and the co-founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, with $262M under management.
Co-founder & CEO
Alon holds a B.A. in Psychology & Management from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and an M.Sc. in Behavioral & Management Sciences from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Head of Global Innovation
International Airline Group (IAG)
Outside work, Dupsy is a board member for F-Lane (a global accelerator program focused on female empowerment), a frequent public speaker and media expert. She has numerous features including Wired, the Financial Times, and on the BBC. She was named one of the top 100 influential Black Britons by the Guardian in Oct 2016 for her passionate advocacy on inclusion within leadership and organisations.
VP – Group Innovation Office
He aims to help Barclays better understand the potential for change and engages with Fintechs on a Global scale to identify and match in solution opportunities.