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JOURNEY 2018, Israel's most prestigious annual business conference, is where you want to be!
Don’t miss out on this unique conference which features startups and leading companies from the technology industry.
Everyone who is anyone will be there – from senior corporate executives and entrepreneurs to financial experts and world leading investors.
Whether you have previously attended our JOURNEY conference or perhaps this is your first time, now is your chance to join some 2,000 participants who are looking to gain insight and inspiration from over 100 of the biggest names in the industry.
The effects of disruption are extending far beyond the business world, altering regulatory frameworks, corporate business models;
society as a whole, relationships between governments, citizens and geopolitics.
Without a doubt technology disruption is calling into fundamental questions about humanity. Would technology prevail? Is the best strategy a human one?
At a time when there are so many unknowns and no easy answers, we believe we must ask better questions.
Join us at the 22nd JOURNEY conference in order to amplify the signal rather than the noise, and see the connections, not just the dots.
And there is more… At the JOURNEY we will host, for the 7th time, our very own startup contest called THE PITCH.
If you are a leading startup with a revolutionary idea and have what it takes to be our 2018 winner, make sure you apply now!
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and register now: October 17th, 2018 Hilton Tel-Aviv Hotel.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact: Omer.Massad@il.ey.com
Watch the JOURNEY 2017 highligts from
the participants point of view:
Registration & gathering
08:00 - 09:00 Hilton, Tel Aviv
09:00 - 10:30 Moderator: Noam Canetti Main Hall
Live contest on stage - 8 selected entrepreneurs pitch new promising ventures, using multimedia, to attract 4 seasoned mentors - as well as compete for the votes of investors, professionals and peer-entrepreneurs in the audience.
In partnership with IBM, Meitar, Liquornik, Geva Leshem Tal, ESOP, Pitango, Qualcomm Ventures, GIBF Fund & Guangzhou Innovation, Barry Katz and OPEN.
10:30 - 11:00
13:00 - 14:00
IPOs, M&As and private mega rounds
14:00 - 15:00 Moderator: Hall A
The global technology IPO market bounced back in 2018, while more and more companies turned to the public market. The M&A market may be reversing a long-standing downward trend, alongside the relatively active market for IPOs. Both M&As and IPOs are the two main exit strategies that entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists use to cash out their investments in a successful startup. Today the time to exit has extended and many are changing their conception and applying new methods. These may include remaining private, raising significant growth capital and enabling certain liquidity to all those involved. In this panel we will discuss these three alternatives with the leading professionals.
Speakers: Marc Jaffe
"InsurTech" - how technology and new business models revolutionize the traditional insurance industry
14:00 - 15:00 Moderator: Moshe Tamir Hall C
Insurance remains an essential societal and business need, but the industry itself is fundamentally changing. With competitive threats, cost pressures, aging technology and increasing regulatory requirements, the industry is ripe for InsurTech. It includes many segments of new technologies that are shifting the insurance space and marking the start of a new era. What are the tools and the new business models that are defining the future of InsurTech and what are its strategic priorities? You are welcome to join this panel where we will examine the value of InsurTech to its consumers and discuss how it improves and benefits our lives.
Blockchain and ICOs - where are we going from here?
14:00 - 15:00 Moderator: Paul Brody Hall D
Public blockchains and cryptocurrencies have gained legitimacy as financial products and are providing new capabilities to the world. Blockchain technology has gained a great deal of attention as it has been tested for various applications from securities clearing to KYC. As cryptoassets are providing new avenues for raising capital, what financing structures have to be in place, and what do the opposing voices have to say? Join us to a discussion where we will examine the technology, ethical implications, impact and consequences of Blockchain alongside the ICO feasibility and its regulations.
Applying AI and behavioral sciences to change the way we live
14:00 - 15:00 Moderator: Thomas H. Glocer Hall B
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will continue to be a major driver of digital transformation in 2019. It is affecting business strategies and operations, customer interactions and the workforce itself. Enterprises are trying to keep up with the rapid technological advancements by improving their infrastructure and processes to support AI efforts. How can organizations incorporate AI in their business? What are the main ethics, legal and social issues to consider while implementing AI? In this panel we will discuss the rapidly advancing technology of AI and its effect on our lives as well as explore the AI trends that are likely to dominate our future.
The consumer dilemma
15:00 - 16:00 Moderator: Daniel Cohen Hall A
Israeli entrepreneurs have historically shied away from B2C projects, but in the past few years we have seen a growing number of highly successful consumer focused startups that are gaining global traction and a truly recognized brand. Consumer related companies have always been the major winners in the global tech, and now is the best time to see additional new B2C companies emerge out of Israel. In this panel we will discuss the major success factors for B2C companies, including topics related to product, distribution, brand building and geographical focus. We will also try to analyze potential barriers for Israeli companies and how they can be eliminated on the path to reach global scale.
15:00 - 16:00 Moderator: Zohar Rozenberg Hall C
The area of cybersecurity is expanding towards new frontiers and technologies as the potential attack surface grows. With increased use and presence of technology, cyber threats are more relevant than ever. Israel is one of the leaders in innovation and solutions featured by the international cyber community, which meets diverse challenges for a wide range of sectors. What motivates new markets to find cybersecurity solutions and what creates opportunities for disruption in existing markets? What is the role of startups when coping with new threats and new areas of technology and how do legacy cybersecurity vendors view that? How is the industry moving forward in innovation with both legacy vendors and startups? How do customers view the inflation of startups offering new solutions and how do they view legacy vendors whose solutions may have a hard time keeping up with the pace of the threat? In this panel, we will discuss the constantly developing Israeli cyber, their solution to the new threats and challenges as well as the different views concerning the industry and the market.
How to leverage AI to create value – Use Cases of Israeli start ups
15:00 - 16:00 Moderator: Thomas H. Glocer Hall B
The Israeli startup nation is at the forefront of implementing AI tools into many industries such as marketing, real estate, sales, talent management and many others.
How can the AI startup developments transform technologies and applications to solve big problems? How will AI startups pioneer the future of industries and transform lives?
In this panel leading Israeli start up's will discuss their unique innovative Use cases powered by AI .
Industrial IOT 4.0
15:00 - 16:00 Moderator: Lotan Levkowitz Hall D
The IoT industry is an area that varies greatly in technologies, systems and disparate standards of operation. Monetization of data collected from networked IoT devices, convergence of multiple disruptive technologies and standards as well as network edge processing are among key trends for 2019. What should we take into consideration while implementing IoT in our industry? You are welcome to join this panel, where we will take a look at the global industrial IoT landscape by assessing the current state of industrial IoT adoption worldwide, and we will discuss if the industrial IoT has the potential to drive new revenue with new business models.
Closing plenary session
16:00 - 17:00 Moderator: Michael Eisenberg Main Hall
THE PITCH 2018 winner announcement.
Fireside chat: Shuki Gleitman interviewed by Yoram Tietz.
Closing panel: The time capsule - leading entrepreneurs, investors and professionals share their forecast for the Israeli high-tech industry in 2020.