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Women Think Next 2012 Speakers

  • Sara Clemens
    GM, Strategy & Development, Entertainment & Devices, Micorosft Corporation

    Sara Clemens
    GM, Strategy & Development, Entertainment & Devices, Micorosft Corporation

    Strategy, alliances and corporate development executive with 18 years experience in the new media, telecommunications, information technology, gaming and broadcasting sectors.
    Specialties
    Expert in the identification and assessment of new market opportunities, with a focus on accelerating growth options and driving value creation.
    Extensive experience in the development and negotiation of alliances and strategic investments in emerging technology and media markets.
    Broad international experience across European, North American, LATAM, Middle East and Greater AsiaPac markets.

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  • Limor Lahiani
    Senior Develpment Lead, IPE Group, Microsoft Israel R& D Center

    Limor Lahiani
    Senior Develpment Lead, IPE Group, Microsoft Israel R& D Center

    Limor Lahiani started out at Microsoft Innovation Labs back in 2008 and was one of project TLV leaders, an innovative project which led to the inauguration of the Information Platform and Experiences group in Israel (formerly- Israel Bing Mobile group). Limor held a lecturer and teaching assistant position at Ben Gurion University, College Achva, and at the Israeli Air force Academy at Hazerim, but decided to leave the academia for her true passion: Technology and Product Development. In addition to her job at Microsoft, Limor also serves as an external director of board, in an Israeli start-up company and takes active part in technology and entrepreneurship communities.
    Limor was born 34 years ago, in Kiryat Gat to loving parents who did not know how to use a computer but knew their children must have one at home. Today she lives in Tel Aviv, love computers, but love people even more.

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  • Keren Master
    Senior Program Manager, ATL Israel, Microsoft Research

    Keren Master
    Senior Program Manager, ATL Israel, Microsoft Research

    Keren joined Microsoft initially in 1993 and then again rejoined Microsoft to work at the Innovation Labs in 2008. In her 15 years at Microsoft Keren was involved in different job disciplines (development, testing, program management and management) and different technologies (Wind32s, Windows 95, Small Business Server, Modem Pooling, ISA Server). Keren is a wife, a mother of 3 and a technologist. In addition to her passion for technologies and challenges she enjoys traveling with her family, riding her bike without them, meditating, reading and writing. She a hyperactive geek, and spiritualist all at once trying to resolve the conflict of leaving a full life and getting it all done on a daily basis. Keren holds a BSc degree in Computer Science.

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  • Prof. Yoram Yovell
    MD, PhD

    Prof. Yoram Yovell
    MD, PhD

    Yoram Yovell is a graduate of the MD-PhD program of the Hebrew University Medical School and the Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science. He was a visiting doctoral student at the laboratory of Prof. Eric Kandel, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, at Columbia University. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University and his psychoanalytic training at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

    He is co-director of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN) at the University of Haifa, and training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Israel Psychoanalytic Institute, Jerusalem, where he is on the teaching faculty. He is a founding member of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society and served as editor of its journal, Neuropsychoanalysis. His current areas of research include the pharmacological treatment of suicidality and the neurobiology of memory disturbances following psychological trauma.

    Prof. Yovell published two bestselling books about the interface between psychotherapy and the neurosciences, and is the host of an award-winning interview program on Israeli TV where politicians, writers and performing artists talk about the relationship between their biographies and their work. He lives outside Jerusalem and practices psychoanalysis and psychiatry.

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