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  • Yoram Yaccovi

    As General Manager of the Microsoft Israel R&D Center, Yoram is responsible for all technological activities in Israel, including the R&D sites in Haifa and Herzeliya, new core R&D projects, partnering with the local venture-capital and start-up communities, and collaborating with Israeli academic institutions.

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    Yoram started his career in the previous century (1983) at Elbit Computers where he programmed an innovative real time data entry and display system for the Air Force. In 1984 he joined Intel where he worked for 9 years in engineering, consulting and training roles including working with leading companies in Israel and leading a Unix and X-Windows development team at Intel in Santa Clara.
    In 1993 Yoram joined Microsoft in Redmond where he spent 11 years in software development and development management roles building products and technologies such as Windows 95, NetMeeting, the Microsoft Reader, ClearType, MSN Communities, and the Microsoft Rights Management (DRM) Server. In his last job in Redmond, Yoram was Group Manager in the Information Worker division responsible for the incubation of the Office Information Bridge Framework.
    Between 2004 and 2008 Yoram was a Vice President at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX) - a leading telecom software provider, where he led the development of the Amdocs product portfolio as the head of the Amdocs Product Development Organization and later as the COO of the Amdocs Products Group.
    Yoram is the co-author of 23 patent applications (7 approved so far) and several IETF RFCs. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion.

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  • Moshe Lichtman

    Moshe Lichtman has spent 28 years creating software products for global markets. He's freshly retired from Microsoft where he was Corporate VP responsible for several of its consumer businesses including its MSN business in the late 90s, its TV business in the mid-2000s and most recently its Israel R&D center which he built into one of the 3 largest centers outside the U.S. Moshe was also one of the leaders of the Windows 95 team and president of Softimage, a leader in media creation software

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    He's co-author of the best-selling book "The complete guide to the C language" and holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School. He has many scary hobbies but most of all he loves doing aerobatics in his self-built experimental aircraft. Moshe is an active angel investor in Israeli startups.

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  • Ram Yonat

    Ram Yonat is a seasoned product leader, with over 20 years of experience from both large companies and start-ups.

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    Ram started out as a developer at Amdocs in 1990 working on Publishing solutions, and later became part of the first development team for a billing solution for South Western Mobile Services (now known as ATT). In 1998 Ram took on the role of General Manager and VP R&D of Proactivity Software Solutions, a start-up for Business Process Modeling.
    He came back to Amdocs in 2002 and joined the Amdocs Billing R&D, developing the first billing product generation. He then went on to become VP R&D in Revenue Management Business Unit, delivering multiple versions of Billing and other products and later took on the position of Cross Portfolio VP R&D. In his most recent role prior to joining Microsoft in 2011, Ram was Division President Portfolio & Solutions Management at Amdocs, leading overall portfolio scope and execution. Ram holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion.

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  • Yossi Malka

    Yossi Malka has extensive experience in technology and management, with more than 20 years in senior R&D management positions at Microsoft and IBM. Since re-joining Microsoft labs in Israel in 2009 Yossi leads SQL’s Data Quality Services and Master Data Service’s products.

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    Previously Yossi has been engaged in consulting to various start-up companies and technology initiatives. Prior to that he was a Product Unit Manager for Security Analytics at Microsoft’s development center in Israel where he founded an R&D group focused on innovative enterprise security products. Previously Yossi was CTO, Technical Venture Relations at IBM Israel. Yossi’s significant role at IBM was Department Group Manager for Verification Technologies at IBM Haifa Labs in Israel, where he created and led IBM’s center of competence in verification. Yossi holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion. He has also completed TIM’s Senior Management Program.

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  • Adi Diamant

    Adi Diamant (40), a serial entrepreneur (Emblaze, Alphacell, XOSoft, GooMe Interactive and iloop – the Israel community for professional Apple Developers) with more than 20 years of experience in the area of streaming media, web, mobile and iPTV markets; in both technical and strategic business aspects.

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    Adi held a variety of executive positions (R&D, Business Development and Strategy and Product Management) in software, internet-based and communications organization. Since year 2000, most of his activities went under his fully owned Consulting & Investment company, where provided consulting and managing services, mostly to hi-tech startup in the areas of Product, Business Strategy, Business Development, Quality Management and funding. I hold B.A in Economics and Computer Science as Well as an Executive MBA from the Manchester University.

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  • Roy Oron

    Roy Oron is an executive at Plus Ventures, Microsoft Azure Accelerator exclusive funding partner. At Plus Ventures Roy is the head of Plus Express and the group Portfolio Development.

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    With over 12 years of experience in leading global Business Development and Sales, Roy has experienced the whole journey of bootstrapped start-up, thru VC funding, acquisition by AOL, and all the way to leading sales and business development with big international traded companies.
    As VP Sales and Business Development with AOL Inc. since 2007, and AOL Israel Country Manager, amongst other high profile initiatives, Roy has envisioned and orchestrated the acquisition of 5min Media by AOL.
    With his creativity, vast experience, and “get stuff done” approach, Roy is leading Plus Ventures’ portfolio development – hands-on, and is also heading Plus Express.

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  • Alon Hochdorf

    " I am a Marketing/Media/Advertising Expert. Over the past 11 years was the C.E.O of ZenithOptimedia, one of Israel's leading Media Agencies and a member of the Publicis Groupe - a French Multinational advertising, media and public relations company."

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    "Ex-Chairman of Saatchi Interactive Israel. Previous experience includes McCann-Erickson San Francisco, Ogilvy & Mather Sydney, and Saatchi & Saatchi London - where I was a Board Director in charge of the Visa International account across EMEA Region. Shareowner in One.co.il (sports portal & TV channel), and Tvinci Pay OTT TV platform. Academic qualifications include an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (Sydney, Australia), and a BA in Advertising With Great Distinction from San Jose State University (California, USA). An ex-Player of the Israeli National Water Polo Team, recently appointed as the Chairman of the Israeli Water Polo Association (Wingate, Israel). I was born in Italy and in total lived/worked over 25 years overseas, therefore I have a strong Network of colleagues around the world."

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  • Amit Lavy

    Online marketing and social media expert, Ex - Facebook and Ex-Google with extensive experience in consulting and managing marketing and marketing strategy for both startups and large corporations.

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    Founder and manager of Social Media Observer, the largest Israeli social media marketing and strategy community (link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/146909365351751?ap=1) and a columnist for Nexter - the Israeli tech site

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  • Amir Sadeh

    2008 – Current – Co-founder and CEO at GreenSQL, provides the world's first set of Unified Database Security solutions for the SMB and enterprise markets. Raised $7.5 Million from VCs, lead the Go-To-Market strategy: sales 2.0 approach- low touch/no-touch sales process. Inside Sales Representative per territory, targeting end users across all verticals.

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    1998 – 2002: General Manager at Infogold France (650 employees), where I
    established InfoGold's Information-Security Company, managing all aspects
    of a full-service information security company; and deploying projects for
    major government and commercial organizations in France.
    Infogold was acquired by CGBI group for $35 million.
    2002 – 2004: Global Technology Transfer Ltd. – Co- founder and Business
    development manager, commercializing IPR (Intellectual Property Right), by
    allocating and adapting new usage/applications to existing patents and
    innovations, selling/licensing the IPR and managing the proceeds and mutual
    commitments of the involved parties. Strategically build and maintain business
    relationships with major corporations such as Bayer, BASF, Lexmark and
    many more.
    2004 – 2006: Co-founder and CEO of Onigma, developed highly innovative
    host-based Data Leakage prevention solution. Came up with the idea for the
    product, I led the effort to raise funds from private sources, identified,
    attracted, and recruited the brightest and the best staff for the company.
    Onigma had been acquired by McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE) for $20 million.
    2006 - 2008: Product Line Executive (PLE) at McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE)
    implement business development and sales strategies to penetrate the
    European market, engaging with new customers and new channel partners as well as maximizing the revenue opportunities with the existing ones.

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  • Amnon Dekel

    Amnon Dekel

    Dr. Amnon Dekel is the Chairman of the Software Engineering Department at the Shenkar College of Engineering & Design in Israel.

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    Amnon has over 20 years of experience in product development of IT based services and applications, as well as more than 15 years of experience in Applied Research in the areas of User Experience and Mobile Computing. Amnon is a world expert in Indoor Navigation with Mobile Phones. Amnon has received numerous international awards, including a Pulitzer nomination for his work with the New York Times.

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  • Ariel Finkelstein

    Ariel Finkelstein is responsible for the overall leadership and corporate direction of Kampyle. Since co-founding the company in 2007, he has overseen significant growth in revenues, client base and staff.

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    Ariel has built Kampyle into a company with a constantly expanding value proposition and with more than 65,000 customers. He currently heads Kampyle’s positioning, thought leadership & go-to-market strategy.
    With extensive experience developing and successfully fine-tuning the SaaS business model for Kampyle, Ariel has become a sought-after speaker and recognized expert in the SaaS industry. Until today, Ariel has helped and advised over 500 SaaS companies from around the world. Ariel founded and heads the IGT “SaaS Business Challenges” Forum and, since 2010, also runs his own SaaS lecture series “The 10 Laws of Building a SaaS Company in Israel”, which is documented on Kampyle’s SaaS Business Forum. Sharing his own knowledge and inviting international industry leaders, these SaaS lectures are geared to Israeli start-ups and expansion-stage companies enabling them to better face and deal with many of the business challenges facing SaaS companies.

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  • Arik Ben-Yair

    Arik Ben-Yair is the CFO of Haaretz Group, the oldest and the most prestigious publishing house and media company in Israel.
    As part of his position, he is responsible for the business development of the company in the digital arena.

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    He brings a unique experience and know-how in developing business models, monetizing and implementing them, building and executing strategies for various of companies and ventures, e-commerce experience and implementation of CRM & ERP.
    Arik has acquired these skills through an intense 14 years of management positions in media and technology industries in Israel. Previously he was a VP in “TheMarker Digital”, introducing the first metered paywall in Israel – first on Haaretz.com and then on Haaretz.co.il. Before joining Haaretz group he served as Deputy CEO of Radio 99 (led the project of the new website for the radio and the establishment of the new studios), Finance Controller of Oracle Israel (between the years 2002-2007).
    He made his internship in KPMG Israel (Somekh-chaikin), in the Hi-Tech department, and specialized in start-up companies and venture capital advisory (like Carmel , Pitango etc.).
    Arik holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the College of Management. He passed the Israeli CPA in December 2000.
    Arik is highly involved in the start-up industry in Israel. In his limited spare time he loves to travel and practices Yoga.

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  • Asaf Birenzvieg

    CEO & Founder

    Asaf is highly experienced professional with strong mix of managerial and technical skills. Asaf has 18 years of software engineering experience in strategic planning , product development , building organizations and operations.

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    Former Director of Analytics at jumptap (jumptap (www.jumptap.com) is the largest independent premium mobile advertising network in the US) where he founded & managed the BI and Analytics group responsible for the strategic planning , vision and implementation of all business intelligence and analytics functions for supporting the business throughout the company.
    Prior to jumptap Asaf was an R&D manager at Amdocs content division leading the first development and implementation of Amdocs digital commerce platform. Asaf has a Bsc. in information system from the Technion and MBA in business management from Bar-Ilan.

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  • Avihai Michaeli

    Avihai Michaeli

    Linkedin Profile http://www.linkedin.com/pub/avihai-michaeli/1/437/270

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    I Mentor Start Ups in the Cross Platforms areas of: Audio, Video & Content solutions (Including Copy Rights).
    Master the various on-line solutions for Retail
     Digital Marketing specialist:
    o Unique knowledge on smart interaction between Marketing, Content and technology.
    o Many articles & Interviews with me were published in the Israeli press concerning the various Digital platforms.
     Strong Sales & Business Development abilities. Managed Large Global & local Corporate Sales.

    My Professional Experience :
    5/2012- Present: Start-Ups Mentoring Freelancer: Business Development & Fund Raising.
    • Leading to Fund Raising.
    • Creating a valid "go to market" strategy.
    • Business Development- Closing deals in the US, Europe and Israel.

    2006-5/2012: General Manager at YCD - A leading digital signage company (Media, Content & technology)
    • Appointed as General Manager by Pitango (VC) - when it took over YCD.
    • Over 1500% growth in SaaS Sales (Retainer) within 6 years since I've joined
    • Acquiring our main competitor C-nario.

    2003-3/2006: VP Marketing & Sales: Aman Group- leading IT Integrator of SW/HW solutions
    (Israeli & European markets)

    2000-11/2003 Marketing & Sales Manager: Berlitz Israel
    • Led and supervised the implementation of the Marketing strategy in Israel. Including the well known marketing campaign (Tedaberlitz) which made a huge positive perception change of Berlitz in the eyes of its Israeli audience.
    • Sales & Marketing Trainer to the Israeli and European teams. Chosen among the three best Sales trainers of Berlitz Europe
    1991-6/2000 Area Manager at Tower Records in Israel

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  • Benny Zeevi

    Benny Zeevi

    Dr. Benny Zeevi, Managing General Partner DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners, Co – Chairman of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

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    Dr. Benny Zeevi is a Managing General Partner in DFJ Tamir Fishman Venture and DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners and leads the fund Life Science and Cleantech investments.
    Dr. Zeevi is a physician specialized in interventional pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining DFJ TFV in 2003, Dr. Zeevi was the Vice President Business Development & Medical Director of Card Guard AG since 1998.
    Dr. Zeevi is very active in the Israel life science industry and is the Co- Chairman of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI). In 2012 Dr, Zeevi was the Co-Chairman of the ILSI Biomed Conference.

    Dr. Zeevi is the Founder and Co Director of an Executive Program for Biotechnology and Medical Device Entrepreneurs and Managers, based on International faculty, at the Faculty of Management of Tel-Aviv University (http://biomedmanagement.tau.ac.il) and serves on the advisory board of the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Zeevi is the chairman of the boards of MGVS, V Wave and ReLeaf, and serves on the board of Kaiima and Oggway.

    Dr. Zeevi has an extensive background in product development, marketing and strategy formulations in Life Science technology companies. Dr. Zeevi served, among other capacities, as a professional advisor to several life science companies and venture capital funds while he was still practicing medicine. Dr. Zeevi is a certified Pediatric Cardiologist. From 1990-1998 he was Director of Pediatric Catheterization Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel. Dr. Zeevi was a fellow and a visiting Professor and part-time clinical staff at the Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. His credentials include over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles, in addition to various chapters in textbooks and invited reviews and editorials in pediatric cardiology journals. His contributions have been acknowledged in 1993, when he received the Liberman prize for significant contributions to the evaluation and treatment of children with congenital heart disease.
    Dr. Zeevi holds a M.D. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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  • Bezalel Ben-Chaim

    Bezalel Ben-Chaim, the head of infoMedia Ltd., is a senior designer and a lecturer in the field of informative media - using the strengths of the various digital channels to convey complex information and messages, to teach and inform.

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    In the last 15 years, Bezalel has worked with companies such as HP in creating information kiosks for tradeshows, visual presentation concepts for Amdocs, training programs for Kodak, and visualization concepts for Abbott, as well as aiding numerous start-ups in creating visual solutions for complex messages.

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  • Billy Cina

    Billy Cina

    I run an independent freelance service providing innovative companies with targeted marketing services.

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    I am an energetic and experienced marketeer who has made a career out of challenging convention. I am severely allergic to mundane marketing and buzzwords.

    High-energy marketing is the way I work, and the state of mind I encourage my clients to adopt. If it's not alive and engaging, don't touch it – since your audience won’t either.

    I have worked with international technology companies based in Israel, England and Australia, at various stages of growth and stability. Companies include: Scitex Vision (now HP), Fuji Xerox Australia, Canonical/Ubuntu, BUPA Hospitals, Mantis Vision, BlazeMeter, Zimperium, Votiro, Cloudyn.

    Marketing objectives range from defining target markets and route-to-market, through to product and pricing models. Creating effective marketing tools and rewarding lead generation campaigns are also high in demand.

    SaaS-based products are my particular sweet spot and area of expertise.

    For more about me, visit: www.billycina.com

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  • Chaim Friedman

    Chaim Friedman

    Chaim is an experienced business developer with over 20 years of hands-on involvement in growing technology companies.

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    He co-founded STARLIMS, a global informatics provider, and directed its financial and commercial operations including the company's 2007 Nasdaq IPO and subsequent $123 million acquisition by Abbott in 2010. Following the acquisition, Chaim joined Abbott to develop a scouting setup for new technologies and science originating from Israel's growing biomed and academic sectors. Chaim recently founded LionBird, an investment firm focusing on startups operating at the intersection between cloud, crowd, and mobile. Chaim has particular interest in teams pursuing opportunities in the digital health space.
    Chaim holds a B.Sc. degree in economics and management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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  • Cheli Aflalo-Karpel

    As an Interim I offer my executive expertise (Marketing, Operations, Sales mgmt, Negotiations, Strategic partnerships and business developments) for companies in various fields of industry Interim management is used by businesses who need extra management resources to control the crisis or change the direction of the company.

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    An interim manager is a person who provides temporary managerial support usually at executive level to an organization and the achievement of its business objectives. Many businesses today, view interim management as a cost effective way to inject highly specialized leadership skills at a time they are needed most.

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  • Daniel Cohen

    Daniel Cohen is a General Partner at Gemini Israel Funds, specializing in Consumer Internet, Digital Media and Software-as-a-Service investments.

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    He joined the firm in August 2001 and currently sits on the Board of Gemini companies SupportSpace, Adap.tv, Outbrain, Watchdox, Massive Impact, Eyeview and Sense of Fashion. Daniel began his career as a SW developer and product manager in a few Israeli high-tech companies. In his last position he ran strategic marketing for Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH). Danny has a BA in computer science and psychology from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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  • Daniel Czertok

    Daniel Czertok

    Daniel Czertok works for Comcast Inc. which is one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world.

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    Daniel Czertok spent the last decade in the USA working for Tier one cable operators including Time Warner Cable & Comcast.
    At Time Warner Cable Daniel started and managed the competitive intelligence department in the entire country. He then managed the competitive Strategy for Comcast in the states of New York, Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
    Daniel holds an MBA from Cornell and is a member of the Israeli Bar.

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  • Delia Koren

    Delia Koren

    Delia is a UX researcher and designer at the Microsoft Israel R&D Center in Herzliya, a member of the “NEXT” mobile incubation team.

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    She is leading the concept development and design of innovative mobile applications across multiple platforms with a focus on location-based-services and personal recommendations.
    Delia has over 8 years of experience across all fields of User Experience Design, Design Strategy, Art direction and leading creative teams.
    Prior to joining Microsoft, Delia filled a number of Creative and UX positions in the advertising industry as well as a research position in a design consultancy firm.
    She is a designer by profession and holds an M.Des. degree in Design Management from Bezalel.

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  • Elnor Rozenrot

    Elnor Rozenrot

    Elnor Rozenrot ’s primary focus is on the incubation and early-stage business development of companies.

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    Elnor is Co-founder & CEO of Pingjam, an intent driven mobile ad system. Most recently, Elnor served as VP, New Growth Platforms at LG Electronics where he belonged to the strategy group. At LG, Elnor set up a global business innovation incubator creating inside/outside partnerships. His work included setting up multiple ventures to introduce new services into new geographies.
    Elnor ‘s prior work as Director at Innosight Ventures, Prof Clayton Christensen’s early stage VC/incubator, focused on go to market strategies and tactics for early stage ventures in the US, Singapore and India to bring to market new disruptive products and growth strategies.
    Elnor has lived and worked in the United States and Israel, has managed turn around efforts in the telecommunications field and has lead two IT companies, one of which he founded, grew and sold.
    Elnor has a an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he was awarded the Arnold F. Adams Jr. Entrepreneurship Award For Excellence In Entrepreneurship. Elnor also holds a Bachelors degree in Law from the Academic College of Law in Tel Aviv.

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  • Eran Fine

    He is a serial entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in leading start-up companies.
    Eran Fine is the co-founder of Oree, an LED optical packaging company and served as its CEO for 6 years. Eran is also the inventor of Oree's original patents.

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    Prior to founding Oree, Eran was the co-founder and CEO of MobileSpear, a leading start-up that developed a unique and advanced platform for mobile operators. Eran led the company to production and sales in Asia and Europe.

    Previously, Eran was the founder and VP Business Development of On-Eden Ltd, a software company that was sold to Crystal Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRTL). Eran served as a consultant to Orad –High Tech Systems, Bezeq, and others.
    Eran is also the creator and lead editor of several comedy shows like "Haretzoa", "Achorey Hachadashot", "Am Sgola" and others.

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  • Eran Wagner

    Eran Wagner joined Gemini in 2011 with a rich entrepreneurial as well as executive background and over 20 years of experience in developing and scaling businesses in the high-tech industry from building, focusing and motivating teams to fund raising, bringing new solutions to market and implementing exit strategies.

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    Throughout his career Eran focused on selling to large enterprises with deep knowledge and expertise in the various segments of the telecommunication industry including telco/wireline, mobile, cable, satellite, content and Internet providers.
    In his last role Eran was the President, North American Operations at cVidya Networks where he built the company’s business in North America including direct as well as channel sales, marketing and the creation of new, cloud based offerings.
    Prior to his role with cVidya, Eran was VP, Portfolio Strategy and Planning, Amdocs Products Group where he was responsible for developing Amdocs' overall product strategy, including portfolio planning, foundational products, product integration, and the development of targeted solutions such as IPTV.
    Prior to Amdocs Eran co-founded, in 1997, XACCT Technologies Inc, where he served as the Executive Vice President of Technology, responsible for the definition, creation and market introduction of all XACCT products, and for strategic alliances. XACCT was sold to Amdocs in 2004. Before starting XACCT, Eran co-founded the Xpert Group in 1993, and served as president and CEO. The Xpert Group specialized in system integration projects for corporate and service providers’ networking and Internet/intranet environments. Xpert was sold in 2005 to One in Israel.
    Eran started his career as a software engineer. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Tel-Aviv University and is the inventor of multiple granted patents.
    Married and a father of two, in his free time Eran enjoys martial arts, basketball and music. He is a Fellow at the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a co-Founder of the IEFF (Israeli Entrepreneurs and Founders Forum) in the Silicon Valley and of the Israel Conference.

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  • Erez Diamant

    Erez is the CEO of Intelescope, developing and marketing software-based digital image analysis services for the global forestry market/industry.
    He has been around computers since he began programming as a boy in 1969 and accumulated vast experience in hi-tech marketing and start-ups building. Among others Erez was the Founder/CEO of Voltaire (acquired by Melanox for $ 218 million) and VP Marketing at Fundtech (NASDAQ:FNDT) and M-Systems (acquired by SanDisk for $ 1.6 billion).

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    In his past, Erez had been for many years a Managing Partner at POC, then Israel's leading management consulting firm and served as a consultant to top management of leading technology companies and investment firms. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering from THE TECHNION.

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  • Erez Einav

    Erez is a seasoned High-Tech professional with over 20 years of experience in the software industry, in which he led R&D groups in Precise, Symantec, and the Ministry of Defense.

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    In his current role he is the Development manager of Microsoft Protection Services, the Cloud based backend platform that serves over 100 million endpoints. Erez is a visionary entrepreneur, with comprehensive technology background and hands-on experience

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  • Eyal Livne

    Eyal Livne is responsible for the Product Management and Design in mySupermarket.com. Eyal has more than 20 years of experience in the field and a high startup orientation.

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    In 2005 Eyal co-founded mySupermarket.com and in 2006 the service was released for the British market. mySupermarket is a unique service that allows you to compare prices across the largest Grocery and Health & Beauty stores in the UK. Recently the service has become available in Israel and Japan, and is expected to launch in the US later this year. The company today consists of about 75 employees.

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  • Eynav Azarya

    high-tech industry executive, a seasoned entrepreneur and an investor in early stage startups.

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    His current investments are in the areas of Enterprise Software, Data Analysis, Internet, Social Gaming and Mobile apps. Currently he serves as the CEO of www.Panorama.com, a global leader in innovative Business Intelligence systems.
    Eynav is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the global organization serving thousands of enterprise customers worldwide. Under his leadership, Panorama launched the first cloud BI application in Google Apps, the first Cloud BI solution in Azure, and recently launched the first and only socially enabled and contextually aware Business Intelligence system.Before joining Panorama, Eynav was the COO for BrowseUp Inc., creator of a collaborative Web publishing tool. Prior to BrowseUp, Eynav served as campaign manager for Ehud Barak and also served as the CEO of the International Center for Peace. Eynav holds a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the Academic College of Engineering, Tel Aviv UNI.

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  • Gadi Veinrib

    Gadi Veinrib Serves as Vice President at Elron Electronic Industries (TASE: ELRN), one of Israel's leading technology holding companies and a member of the IDB Group.

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    In his position, Gadi oversees group investments and serves as a director in several group companies. Prior to Elron, Gadi worked for Discount Investment Corporation (DIC)/IDB Group, and served as director of 013NetVision Ltd, Israel's leading ISP and ILD, Nana10 ltd, as well as other companies within the DIC Group.

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  • Gil Peretz

    Gil Peretz, business entrepreneur, author and international consultant/speaker, is one of the world’s leading authorities on business communication skills.

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    For more than twenty-five years he has founded pioneer companies in Israel, and consulted thousands of high-profile professionals including CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales experts, political leaders, and diplomats.

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  • Gilad Bechar

    New Media Expert

    Marketing Consultant for dozens of companies & academic director for New-Media & Mobile Marketing courses at Tel-Aviv University.

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    Helping companies upgrading their mobile & social app's retention, virality, daily downloads and user acquisition to get a better valuation for the next stage.

    Consulting about mobile product and marketing:

    1. Plan and improve the company business plan.

    2. Buying targeted media and have a great launch strategy.

    3. Appstore SEO within Google Play / Apple's Appstore.

    4. Defining new media and cross promotion rules.

    5. Making the transition from random users to registered users.

    6. Implementation of some awesome virality features.

    7. Improving the hard marketing funnels.

    8. Improve the company's ROI from each user.


    Past Experience:
    1. VP Marketing at CallApp which were selected as a TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 Finalist.

    2. CEO & Partner at Mobilano – Israeli mobile ad network with 50M impressions per month which belongs to Fishman's Group.

    3. VP Media at OnTheMob – Managing media & strategy at the biggest mobile agency in Israel for more than 30 first tier advertisers.

    4. Head of Marketing via Web & Smartphones at Logia group.

    5. Social Media marketing manager at yes.

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  • Guy Bendov

    Guy Bendov is an interactive entertainment serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. Bendov co-founded Side-kick and serves as the CEO for the video game production house focusing on motion games. Bendov also founded GameIS, an association that promoted the Israeli interactive games market.

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    Prior to GameIS and Side-Kick, Bendov served as the VP of distribution at Shidonni, a creative fun world for kids that play with their animated sketched creations. Bendov is also the Co-founder of Double Fusion, a leader in the in-game advertising space, Journeys, a virtual world based on travel, Cellular Magic, a multi user mobile game platform provider and Click!, a casual games studio.

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  • Guy Horowitz

    Guy Horowitz

    Guy Horowitz, Head of Israel Corporate BD, Deutsche Telekom AG

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    Guy Horowitz heads the Israeli Business Development and Partnering activities of Deutsche Telekom in Israel. Since 1998 Guy has been involved with innovative technologies in the mobile and SaaS space, in startups, corporates and in venture capital. With roles spanning from product management to marketing, strategy and business development, Guy has been involved in getting Israeli technology into the hands of millions of consumers worldwide.

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  • Guy Schory

    New Ventures, eBay Inc.
    Guy Schory is responsible for identifying and driving new ventures and innovation initiatives for eBay Inc.

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    Previously, Guy served as the Head of Product for RedLaser, a leading barcode-scanning mobile application acquired by eBay in June 2010. In this position, he helped grow RedLaser's user base to over 12M downloads. Prior to RedLaser, he held a managerial position in eBay’s Corporate Strategy group, focused on high-level growth strategy, strategic partnerships and M&A. Guy started his eBay career in 2006, when he joined the company's Internet Marketing group. He is an inventor of six filed patents related to e-commerce & mobile, and a two-time winner of eBay's global innovation competition. Guy holds a BA in International Relations with an Economics focus from Stanford University.

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  • Gur Shomron

    Gur Shomron has 35 years of experience in the high-tech industry, including management of technology companies, venture capital and software development.

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    Gur is currently the active chairman of WalkMe Ltd. and chairman Fidelis Diagnostics (medical services.) Gur serves as a board member of several technology companies. Gur was also the Chairman of BluePhoenix (BPHX) and director at Retalix (RTLX.)
    Gur was seed investor in many technology companies including successful companies such as RIPTech, Kagoor Networks, P-Cube, Objet Geometrics, Phonetic Systems and others.
    Gur served as a venture partner at Stage-One VC and invested in companies such as Guardium and Cvidya. He also served as the Chairman/CEO of Mainsoft Corporation, a company in the cross platform area.
    Prior to Mainsoft, Gur was the CEO of Sadot R&D Fund, a public VC fund in Israel and the general manager of Argotec Ltd., an Israeli holding company that invested in and managed technology companies. Gur was the lead investor / board member in successful companies such as Retalix (RTLX), Optisystems Solutions (sold to BMC) and others.
    Gur was the founder of Quality Computers 77 Ltd., his first company that he started out of college with two partners. The company went public in Israel in 1986 and was later acquired by the Formula Group.

    In addition to his business career, Gur served for many years as a strategic consultant to the software unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (Mamram).

    Gur’s hobby is writing, poetry and prose. His first novel, NETfold, was published in Israel by Modan (www.kefel.net, also available on Amazon.) Gur also sponsored a literary contest for new writers in the US, which he stopped in 2007.

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  • Hadar Shemesh

    Hadar is an accent and pronunciation trainer, helping others to find their own clear confident voice in English. She has been working with business people, actors and singers from Israel and around the world.

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    Hadar has started her career in NYC, where she was trained as an actress. Working with the best speech teachers in the city she fell in love with phonetics, voice and the sounds of the English language, and later on developed a unique and effective method for improving a foreign accent and gaining clarity and confidence in English.
    She is currently studying Linguists and English literature in Tel Aviv University.

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  • Hanan Gelbendorf

    Hanan Gelbendorf has a passion for the study of "what makes people tick". This passion has evolved over his extensive career, which extends over almost two decades.

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    Hanan founded the NYC based agency 2creativ which later span off to BuzzHunter which, focuses on social marketing intelligence or in other words generating meaningful and actionable insights from the mining of conversations over the social web.
    In the 15 years prior to 2creativ, Hanan held product and marketing roles at Eastman Kodak and Creo-Scitex, and executive positions within several web startups in NYC.
    When he moved back to Israel, Hanan joined his alma mater, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, to reinvent the continuing education program and help alumni become major factors in the thriving Israeli entrepreneurial environment. He is actively involved in a couple of early stage web startups.
    Hanan holds an Executive MBA from Smeal College of Business, Penn State and BA Industrial Design from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

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  • Hemi Weingarten

    Hemi Weingarten is a father, foodie, and tech entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Fooducate, a company that helps consumers make better, healthier food choices.

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    Previously, Hemi was cofounder at MDRM (acquired by SanDisk), which built a system for distribution of copyrighted digital content. He holds a BSc in Computer Engineering and an MBA.

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  • Hilla Brenner

    Hilla Brenner

    Hilla was the founder and CEO of an international high-tech company and has years of experience in leading a company as well as raising funds from various sources.

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    Prior to that, Hilla holds several law degrees, practiced law in the state of Israel and the United States. Hilla is also a member of several entrepreneur groups and assists many beginning entrepreneurs in pursuing their goals (servs on several advisory boards) . In 2009, Hilla founded Yazamiyot, a networking group for women entrepreneurs from the hi-tech field

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  • Hillel Fuld

    Hillel is Head of Marketing at inneractive, a leading player in the mobile advertising space. In addition, Hillel is a tech blogger who contributes to sites such as The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Mashable, Gigaom, and others.

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    Finally, Hillel writes the Appboy blog, which includes daily posts covering new developments in the mobile industry.

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  • Ilan Kessler

    Ilan is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor.

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    Ilan was co-founder and CEO of 2 successful startup companies: Wanova, a leader in desktop cloud management (acquired by Vmware in 2012), and Actona, a leader in WAN optimization (acquired by Cisco in 2004). Previously Ilan served as VP/GM at Qualcomm Israel. Currently Ilan provides guidance and mentoring to a variety of startup companies where he is involved as an investor, board member or advisor.

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  • Itay Adam

    UI/UX and Online marketing specialists. Practice the NET since '93. Itay is a key figure in the online marketing sphere and owns a vast knowledge in social media marketing, email marketing, display media and paid search advertising.

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    Itay was the co-founder of GoTraffic, Youlicense, IbizaYearBook, iFront, NI2C, the AffiliGang conference and more. At present, Itay is the owner of cliconomy.com, a UX/UI and online marketing consulting agency.

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  • Jonathan Saacks

    Jonathan Saacks joined Genesis Partners in 2005 and focuses on internet and software investments. He is currently a board member at Innovid, Neebula, PrimeSense, ActivePath and was a board member at Yedda until its acquisition by AOL.

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    Prior to joining Genesis Partners, Jonny was at Gemini Israel Funds where he focused on software investments and fund operations management. Before venture capital, Jonny worked as head of sales, marketing and distribution at UK-based Waterlogic. Prior to this, Jonny joined Barak International Telecom Corp as one of the first employees, helping the company grow to 400 employees and overseeing product management and marketing . Previously Jonny served in the Intelligence Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces commanding large operational teams in technology-related projects, and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
    Jonny holds an MBA from Oxford University and a BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.

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  • Liam Galin

    Liam Galin

    Liam Galin joined Flash Networks as CEO in 2005, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the communications field.

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    As CEO, Mr. Galin successfully expanded and improved Flash Networks’ market position, dramatically increasing worldwide sales and making it a leader in the mobile Internet services gateway market. Previously, Mr. Galin worked at RiT (NASDAQ: RITT) for seven years, five of which as CEO. In his position at RiT, Mr. Galin was responsible for expanding the company’s reach into new markets, personally leading several multi-million dollar deals with the world’s largest carriers. Prior to his joining RiT, Mr. Galin served in an elite technology unit of the Israel Defense Forces for nine years, holding several technical and managerial positions. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, both from Tel Aviv University.

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  • Michael Cheifetz

    Michael Cheifetz

    An entrepreneur, executive and consultant with over 15 years of diverse experience in the hi-tech, software and internet fields.

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    Over the years Michael has held executive positions in marketing, sales and general management including an extended tenure at the elite technological arm of the intelligence corps, marketing and commercial position at 888 Holdings as well as co-founding several startups.
    Michael holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Tel-Aviv University and an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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  • Michal Zeevi-Bender

    As a pioneer of the internet, having founded a start-up in New York City in the early 90s, Michal Zeevi-Bender knows first-hand the importance of what it takes to grow a technology business in a cut-throat marketing environment.

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    With almost two decades of experience in strategy and product shaping, she has experience of technology and trends across the value chain.
    Michal has worked with startups as well as established companies from a range of industries, including telecom, online gaming, internet, creative collaboration, and new media, helping them develop marketing & product strategies, assisting in business development, roadmap definition, fund-raising and go-to-market strategies. She has lectured at the IDC, at both the Efi Arazi Computer Science department and the Zell Entrepreneurship program, and is an active mentor for the Microsoft Accelerator.

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  • Moti Karmona

    Moti Karmona

    Moti Karmona
    GM & VP Social Commerce
    Sears Holding Corporation Israel

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    Moti Karmona is the GM & VP Social Commerce of Sears Holding Corporation (SHC) Israel - Fully owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation which is the fourth largest board-line retailer in the US with over 3,900 full-line and specialty stores

    Moti is leading Product, Engineering, Operations and Business Development of ShopYourWay - Social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats

    Moti joined SHC via Delver acquisition as VP R&D; Previously to the acquisition, Moti was the VP R&D of Delver, Social Search startup; Previously to that, Moti held various R&D management positions in both ambitious startups and innovative Fortune 500 companies.

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  • Nati Shalom

    Nati Shalom is the CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces. Nati is a thought leader in Cloud computing and Big Data and is one of the founder of the Israeli cloud.org.il consortium.

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    He has 15 years of experience with distributed computing and known as an industry expert in building large scale deployments. As a software visionary and industry leader, Mr. Shalom is a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

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  • Ohad Inbar

    Dr. Ohad Inbar holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction and is an adjunct lecturer and researcher at Ben-Gurion University and the Technion.

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    Ohad is a veteran UX/UI researcher and practitioner, with over 15 years of experience of consulting for high-tech companies in domains such as medical, IT, and consumer products. In recent years, Ohad has taken a special interest in the design of end-user mobile applications and services, working with Deutsche Telekom, fring and various startups, in addition to performing research and teaching courses in the field of mobile UX.
    Ohad serves as the co-president of the Israeli chapter of UXPA (User eXperience Professionals Association).

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  • Omri Kohl

    Mr. Kohl is an experienced serial Entrepreneur with strong strategic and managerial experience in both public and private companies.

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    Mr. Kohl's previous experience includes both founding and managing as CEO roles at start-ups, as well as director with public companies. Mr. Kohl worked thorough the overall start-up cycle, from the idea stage to building products and commercial channels, fund raising as well as selling them to enterprise companies and managing the exit strategies.
    Mr. Kohl studied economics and management at Bar Ilan University (MBA) and Management of International Business at NYU.
    In view of business, my focus is on sales and business development by building, managing and cultivating global direct and indirect channels to increase revenue and enable scalable growth. Focusing on Entrepreneurial approach to creating and executing strategic go-to-market plans that results revenue growth and profitability in global technology environments with the ability to identify high-return opportunities that position established and emerged companies for continued growth.
    Mr. Kohl is the owner of Kohl Group Ltd, a top-tier, leading, diversified business group. Kohl Group strategy is to hold and possess corporations in key business sector alongside an ever-growing, global presence through diverse portfolio companies and joint ventures. Kohl Group has developed footprint in the Israeli economy and evolved into a global powerhouse.

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  • Ori Ben Porat

    Ori Ben-Porat is a User Experience expert, with about 14 years of experience working with Israeli hi-tech companies.

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    He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Industrial Design from the Technion university, with a focus on Human-Factors Engineering.
    Ori participated and led the user interface design of products in diverse domains – medical applications, digital press (industrial printing) and consumer electronics. He observed, interviewed, consulted with, and designed for a wide range of users – surgeons, machine operators, diamond retailers, and Swiss youth (when instant messaging was hot, before the time Facebook and iPhone ruled the earth).
    Ori sees his position in every development team as advocate of the user – going into the user's world and obtaining the user's needs and expectations, defining the requirements from the user's point-of-view, designing a GUI that would meet the user's needs, and finally letting a user test-drive the product to expose what need to be fixed as early as possible.
    In addition to his day job as a UX expert, Ori is an avid reader/listener of science fiction and non-fiction, trying to expand his understanding of what makes us tick.

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  • Ori Soen

    Ori Soen is Chief Marketing Officer at MyHeritage. Managing multiple teams and driving all online and offline marketing activities at MyHeritage, Ori brings extensive experience in building and executing marketing roadmaps that redefine industries.

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    Prior to MyHeritage Ori was General Manager at Jajah where he was responsible for a multi-million dollar P&L including Jajah’s consumer offering used by millions and its white-label B2B cloud Communications Platform used by Microsoft, Yahoo!, Match.com and many others.

    Prior to assuming the GM role, Ori was Chief Marketing Officer at Jajah where he was leading marketing and product management. Under his leadership Jajah solidified its position as the world’s leading provider of cloud IP Communication Solutions leading to a successful acquisition by Telefónica in January of 2010.

    Prior to joining Jajah, Mr. Soen was co-founder and CEO of MuseStorm, which developed a cross-platform rich media advertising solution. Mr. Soen led MuseStorm through two financing rounds and to partnerships with leading media companies such as the Washington Post and CBS and technology leaders such as Google and Yahoo!.

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  • Rafi Zarfati

    CEO Zarfati Consulting LTD

    Business and marketing strategy focused on digital strategy
    1988 -2008 Chairman of Euro RSCG Israel Ltd, Advertising Agency
    A part of Havas World Wide Group.

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    Public activity
    Ofanim Fellowship, Board Member
    Kav- Manche Israel, Director

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  • Raphael (Rafi) Epstein

    Raphael (Rafi) Epstein

    Raphael (Rafi) Epstein is a senior-level technology executive with a strong track record of building and focusing high performance organizations to achieve aggressive revenue goals, market leadership, technology innovation and dynamic growth.

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    Rafi has Over 30 years of experience in high-technology firms, focusing on software and telecommunication arena, out of which 15 years in the Silicon Valley, California, specializing in SaaS, enterprise software and cloud computing.
    Rafi’s experience encompasses C-level executive leadership in products strategy, business development, solution selling, customer development, startups venture funding, engineering management and hands-on software development.
    Rafi specializes in identifying business problems and building companies and products to address those, while operating in multi-disciplinary and multi-geographies and cultures environment between Israel and the US.
    Rafi is the founder of Netformx, and pioneered the field of Information Technology and Communication (ITC) design tools, and innovated the concept of Software + Knowledge as a Service. Under Rafi’s leadership in various executive positions as Chief Strategist, Chief Product Officer, and CEO, Netformx solutions have been adopted by top-tier equipment vendors (such as Cisco, HP, Juniper) and major Service Providers (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Belgacom, Swisscom) and others, granting Netformx a de-facto market leadership position, leading to consistent growth and profitability. Rafi was responsible for all financing rounds from seed till Series C.
    Rafi also co-founded Optunix and served as its first CEO from inception till first financing round. Optunix later changed its name to FiberZone and was sold to financial investors.
    In the course of his career Rafi has amassed extensive capital-raising experience, raising funds in excess of $40M for a variety of companies from seed to late stage.
    Prior to Netformx, Rafi was head of IT for Gilat (NASDAQ:GILT) and lead the incubation of CAD tools for the Cable TV industry.
    Before Gilat, Rafi was the CIO and Head of Computer Department for an elite R&D Military Intelligence unit, responsible for developing fault-tolerant embedded systems and command, control and communication (CCC) systems.
    Rafi holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University (Summa Cum Laude), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Technion-Israel (Magna Cum Laude).

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  • Rebecca Steinberg Herson

    Rebecca Steinberg Herson

    Rebecca Herson is the founder and CEO of The Lean Marketer, a marketing consultancy.

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    Rebecca has years of experience in strategic and tactical marketing including as a marketing executive at three high-growth “Deloitte Fast 50″ companies. During her tenure as Vice President of Marketing at Commtouch (Nasdaq: CTCH), the company’s customer base more than quadrupled and revenue more than quintupled. Prior to joining Commtouch, she served as Vice President of Marketing at Redmatch, a software start-up. Previously, she headed global marketing at Internet security startup Whale Communications (which was acquired in 2006 by Microsoft), where she was instrumental in establishing the company as a recognized leader its field by industry analysts such as Gartner and Forrester. Rebecca holds a BA magna cum laude from Yale University, and an MS in Management from Boston University.

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  • Ronen Smooha

    Ronen Smooha is a former Microsoft executive and veteran of the Israeli software industry. After joining Microsoft Israel in 2001, Ronen went on to lead the subsidiary’s ISV business development services and Developer Evangelism.

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    In this capacity, Ronen was responsible for .NET platform
    adoption across the market, growing revenue and impact worldwide, while forming long term relations with the ISV eco-system. Ronen formed RDS Business Development in 2009, which provides business development support for seasoned startups and IT companies and Business and Technical due diligence for International companies, VC's, angel investors and Israeli software incubation centers.
    Ronen is on the board of E4D solutions LTD, Advisory Board of SkilliQ and on the Investment Committee of Meizam.org, an Industrial Incubation Center.

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  • Ronen Yosifon

    User Experience Manager at Tufin Technologies.
    Creative person with excellent communication and leading skills. vast experience in Graphical User Interface, Marketing and Sales, Innovation, Product requirements and definitions, Customer’s Support and training.

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    Over 16 years experience in user experience design, product requirements, gathering application requirements, system analysis, prototyping, GUI design.
    During these years, I’ve defined and designed various software products mainly within for B2B markets
    Transforming marketing and customers needs to a product. Working closely with R&D and Marketing being a bridge between the groups.
    I took a major role in strategic products design and accompanied products from initiation to release.
    Worked as world wide UX manager at Kodak, Creo and Scitex.

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  • Sagy Gulianka

    Sagy Gulianka
    Owner, TMsight Ltd.
    Mobile: +972 544838453
    Email: sagy@tmsight.com
    Blog: http://www.tmsight.com/blog

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    Highlights
    • Pricing expert with 17 years of experience
    • Experience in working with pricing teams of leading companies such as Orange International
    • Extensive Hi-Tech background: marketing, business development and consulting
    • BA in economics and management, MBA - marketing major, Tel Aviv University
    TMsight, Owner & Consultant
    I provide consulting services in the areas of pricing, business planning and revenue management
    My projects include:
    • Pricing methodologies consulting for a software vendor
    • Development of BTL rate plans for a mobile operator in Israel
    • Workshops and training for pricing teams worldwide including Orange UK
    • Business planning and pricing for ecommerce start-up
    • Pricing review and design for an energy company in Israel
    • Pricing of a new product for a top education company in Israel
    • Pricing for embedded software company
    • Pricing courses and lectures

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  • Sarit Harel

    Sarit Harel A highly skilled professional with more than 12 years of extensive experience of leading international marketing strategies and innovative process of brand marketing based on the Internet.

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    Sarit has been developed a unique online marketing methodology for e-marketing, it combines traditional and modern marketing principles using communication technologies, specifically in the online world.
    In 2009 Sarit established, with 5 more leading investors, Koranga Ltd a leading online marketing agency (spin-off of Kenshoo.com) providing services to more than 40 leading clients/brands worldwide. Before founding Koranga, Sarit managed EURO RSCG Israel interactive, a large online marketing company and before that Sarit worked for 6 years as a VP in 888.com .
    Sarit has also experience in managing political online campaigns while acting as a, Member of the Advisory and Strategic team (headed the digital division) for Kadima party’s campaign in the Israeli national elections of 2009.
    Today Sarit is involved as an advisory board and online expert consulting for several startup companies.

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  • Shira Abel

    Shira Abel founded Hunter & Bard in May 2011 and serves as its CEO. Before Hunter & Bard, Ms. Abel was the Director of Marketing at Aniboom and doubled the revenues from its commercial YouTube channel by changing its methodology of engagement via social marketing.

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    Previously in 2006, she founded Abel Communications, and provided tech companies business development and marketing services as a consultant. Ms. Abel has also been the Director of Client Relations in an established multi-million dollar annual revenue medium-sized Internet software company, and the Head of Internet Marketing at RichFX. An early adopter with over 15 years marketing experience, her focus is on relationship (pull, inbound) marketing strategy and implementation and building marketing into the product. In addition, she’s spoken worldwide at universities and conferences on marketing. Shira holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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  • Shmulik Weller

    Shmulik has served as the CEO of SundaySky since its inception, growing the company from an initial staff of three to today’s team of 50 dedicated professionals.

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    Prior to co-founding SundaySky, Shmulik served in a number of executive positions at Veon, an Israeli start-up acquired by Philips’ MP4Net Group. Philips’ MP4Net Group appointed Shmulik vice president of research and development. In that position, Shmulik played a key role in evangelizing and developing a media transcoding solution for mobile operators. As a result of the solution’s immediate market traction, the group was spun out as Adamind and listed on London’s AIM stock exchange. Adamind soon became a global leader in mobile media transcoding.
    In addition to his achievements in business and technology, Shmulik served his mandatory military service in an elite intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces and was awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Award for innovative software projects. He earned both his Master of Arts degree in philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Tel Aviv University.

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  • Tamar Shachar

    Mobile industry expert specializing in mobile apps distribution and monetization. Vast experience in biz dev activities including working with mobile operators, partnerships with different companies and cross apps activities.

    Currently a co-founder at Grab It, a 'twitter for shopping' m-commerce solution.

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    In the last 7 years, I'm operating in the mobile business: Marketing at Comverse, VP Product at modu and CRO at Logia.
    In these years I've worked with app developers to build Go-to-Market plans and monetization strategies on the one hand, and have worked vis-à-vis mobile operators (Vodafone Group, Verizon, Telefonica Group, Telecom Italia, Turkcell) on the other hand.
    I have a background in Strategic consulting (Shaldor) and an MBA from INSEAD at France.

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  • Tsafrir Peles

    Tsafrir Peles has been deeply involved with Internet advertising since 1999. Joining TicTacTi in 2011 as CEO.

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    As co-Founder and co-CEO of DSNR Media Group (DMG), Peles has been instrumental in DMG’s rapid expansion to one of the top 5 ad networks in Europe, with over 350 clients worldwide. Peles also leads the technology division in the development of optimization platforms for online and mobile advertising.

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  • Udi Bobrovsky

    More than 15 years of entrepreneurship experience, leading innovations and teams from conceptual ideas to successful products in various industries, regions and media.

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    Specialized in product management and User Experience.
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/udi-bobrovsky/1/519/932

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  • Yanki Margalit

    Yanki Margalit

    Yanki Margalit
    Social Entrepreneur, Chairman SpaceIL, Partner Innodo Ventures
    Founder and Ex-Chairman/CEO – Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd.

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    Established in 1985. A NASDAQ traded Software Security company that was sold in 2009 with over 600 employees and close to $150M in sales.
    Chairman – SpaceIL
    SpaceIL is a non-profit organization intending to land an Israeli spaceship on the moon by 2015
    Partner - Innodo Ventures
    Yanki is an investor in 6 technology companies and he is currently engaged with starting a seed venture fund that seeks to invest and nourish early-stage technology start-up companies.
    Social entrepreneur
    Yanki has supported the creation and development of many nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, including Idealist.org, Latet.co.il, college4all.org, meet.mit.edu, Adama.org.il, mit-forum.org.il and SpaceIL.com

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  • Yavin Gil-Mor

    Yavin Gill-More currently the CEO of Yad2 - the leading classified web site in Israel. Over 15 years of experience in the Internet and Telco space In Israel and US.

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    Innovative thinker and entrepreneurial leader with proven experience generating new ideas and bringing them successfully to market; translating innovation to profitable models and business success (MSN Israel, B144, NGN bezeq products and more).

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  • Yoni Cheifetz

    Yoni is based in Lightspeed’s Israel office and leads the firm’s investment activity in Israel with areas of interest that include Internet, digital media, mobile, communications, software, semiconductors, and cleantech.

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    He has nine years of venture capital experience and sixteen years of operating experience.
    Previously, Yoni was a partner with Star Ventures, a leading Israeli venture capital fund. At Star Ventures, Yoni led investments into AeroScout (acquired by Stanley Black & Decker), Kabira (acquired by Tibco), Mercado (acquired by Omniture), Sandlinks, Sheer Networks (acquired by Cisco), and Teneros (acquired by Onging Operations). Before joining Star Ventures, Yoni was a serial entrepreneur for sixteen years, serving as a co-founder, CEO, chairman, or investor in several software companies, including: Demantra (acquired by Oracle), Agentics (acquired by Mercado), Earnix and Traiana (acquired by ICAP). Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, Yoni ran product management and business development for Click Software (CKSW).
    Yoni holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University and an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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  • Yossi Bahagon

    A clinically active Family Physician, entrepreneur and considered a world-wide opinion leader in the fields of e-health, m-Health & Tele-Care.

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    Dr. Bahagon is a partner at several digital health startups in the domains of pharma 3.0, Quantified Self, consumer medical device, Big Data value mining, m-Health and Tele-Care.

    Dr. Bahagon also serves as a lecturer in Evidence-Based Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and as a lecturer in the field of e-Health at the Ben-Gurion Medical School.

    In 2008 Dr. Bahagon founded Clalit Health Services (CHS) Digital Health division. CHS is the largest HMO in Israel and the second largest coordinated care organization WW (more than 4.2 million members, 10,000+ physicians, 1300+ambulatory clinics, 14 hospitals, 650 pharmacies). CHS Digital Health division leads next generation, digital-based, patient-centered-care services, focusing on deepening patient involvement in managing health through e-Health and mobile health interactive tools. CHS Digital Health activity became one of the largest Online-Care and e-Health provides world-wide and has won several national and international excellence prizes. Currently, more than 1.6 million patients each month use CHS digital health platforms accounting for more than 2.4 million digital health interactions each month.

    Prior to Dr. Bahagon's position at Clalit Health Services I served as the Medical Director of the Israeli Clinical Information Center, and as a consultant to CEO positions in the venture capital, Bio-Medical and Pharmaceutical industries.

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  • Zachi Dinar

    Zachi is the the founder and the Creative director of Balora, a design, UI and development services studio. In addition, he holds a VP of Creative and innovation position at NGsoft (Balora was acquired in 2010 by NGsoft).

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    During the last 18 years he worked in all areas of User Experience Design — Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Product Strategy, marketing and so on.
    He offered his product and design expertise to hundreds of projects for major companies in Israel and abroad and lead intrapreneurial initiatives from seed idea to big successes.
    He designed TV applications, web application, PC and mobile service (feature phones, smart phones and tablets) for Pelephone, AT&T, Verizon, MTV, alcatel lucent, HP, Waze, Microsoft, orca, channel 10 and many more.
    He’s a designer by profession and at heart, a UX evangelist and lecturer at HIT interactive department.

    Specialties:
    Design Strategy, Product Research, Customer Experience Management, Business Consulting, Lead Creative Teams, Web, mobile, TV Application Interface Design, Visual Design, Brand Strategy and development.

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  • Ziv Elul

    Ziv co-founded inneractive in 2007 to provide advertisers with access to audiences in the then newly evolving area of mobile apps.

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    While building the vision, Ziv incorporated his experience and insights into the advertising market to help advertisers and networks fulfill their campaign goals and ROI targets on time. At inneractive Ziv executes strategy, marketing, business development and brand partnerships as well as covering the legal and financials part of running the company.
    Ziv has spearheaded the firm’s relationships with global media agencies, ad networks and Fortune 500 brands.
    Ziv has 12 years experience managing technology operations, where he always emphasizes the development of strong personal relationships to achieve challenging goals.
    Ziv was recognized, along with Co-Founder Offer Yehudai, as a Top Entrepreneur Under 40 by Forbes and TheMarker magazines in 2008. Ziv holds a BA in Business Management and graduated summa cum laude his Executive MBA from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ziv enjoys writing books, which have yet to be published, and film production.

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  • Zohar Levkovitz

    Founder, Amobee (Acquired by SingTel)

    Zohar is the founder and former CEO of Amobee, the leading mobile corporation for far reaching mobile advertising.

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    Within just a few years Amobee has reached hundreds of millions of people and has begun a revolution in the way advertising can truly utilize the mobile medium. Amobee was recently sold for over $300M. Zohar’s recognition in the professional world as Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2011 in California, CEO of the Year 2010 in Israel, and Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum, all attest to Zohar’s mark on the face of world advertising and the power to affect change. Prior to Amobee, Zohar has been at the forefront of mobile and internet technology development for over a decade in leading companies.

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  • Zvika Guy

    Zvika Guy

    Zvika Guy is an entrepreneur and a consultant specializing in cross platform consumer products.

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    For the past 10 years Zvika was the CEO of Balora, a leading UX firm he founded together with Zachi Diner, where he worked with top leading local and international clients such as Pelephone, AT&T, Verizon, Alcatel Lucent, HP, Waze, IXI Moblie, Kodak and many more..
    Prior to Balora, Zvika filled number of product and UX positions in the software industry, and also worked for BRM, a leading Israeli VC.
    Zvika is Specializing in digital products life cycle, with an emphasis on mobile technology. Zvika holds a BSc. In Design From Tel Aviv University.

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