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JOURNEY Summit - The Pinnacle Gathering of Israel's High-Tech Industry
In these challenging times, the Israeli high-tech sector is facing unprecedented challenges, yet is thriving and presenting new and endless opportunities. We are pleased to invite you to take part in the JOURNEY event - the summit meeting of Israel's high-tech industry. The event serves as a platform for leading investors, entrepreneurs, and start-up founders who wish to explore various strategies for coping with the crisis, learn about new growth opportunities and discuss the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on the industry's future. Join us to uncover the secret behind the resilience and drive of the Israeli high-tech sector and be part of shaping the industry's future.


08:00 - 09:00 | Registration & gathering
09:00 - 10:30 | THE PITCH Finals

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 Meitar Law Offices, ESOP, and Barry Katz.

Elad Sternlicht (EY Israel)
Mentors: Daniel Shinar (Claltech) | Sivan Shamri
Izhar Shai | Natalie Refuah (Viola Growth)

 Plenary Hall

10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee break
11:00 - 11:15 | THE JOURNEY SURPRISE! Don't miss the opening act

Plenary hall 

11:15 - 13:00 | The JOURNEY Opening presentation

Plenary session: TBD

Plenary hall 

13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 | Session A1: M&A- the day after

While the challenge of reaching a successful M&A transaction is significant, extracting real value from an M&A is where the real challenge begins. In this panel, we will explore the do’s and don’ts, quick wins, and strategies to win big when executing an M&A in today’s market. Our speakers will share their experiences, both from an operational and strategic standpoint, and discuss how to ensure your next M&A transaction becomes a true success story.

Speakers: Shira Sol Azran (Meitar) | Omer Cygler (Warburg Pincus) | Chen Leshez (Playtika) | Ran Meidan (Permira) | Hagit Yinon (Walkme)

Hall A

14:00 - 16:00 | Session B: The founder's combat


Hall B

14:00 - 15:00 | Session C1: Cybersecurity - navigating the next wave Cybersecurity - anticipating the road ahead

The Israeli cybersecurity ecosystem has always attracted significant global interest for acquisitions , but in the past year the industry has been experiencing a surge in M&A activity amid a recovery from economic downturns. Flooded with promising cybersecurity startups, the market has shifted towards consolidation. Many startups are challenged to extend their roadmap and may seek acquisitions, while others are strategically positioning themselves to become dominant players in their fields. As these trends are expected to shape the industry in the second half of the year, our panelists will discuss the evolving landscape of M&A activity , the impact of the economic forecast on these trends and what lies ahead for the Israeli cybersecurity sector.
Moderator: Yoav Leitersdorf (YL Ventures)
Speakers: Dan Amiga (island) | Liat Hayon (Tenable) | Matthew Olton (Tenable) | Gur Talpaz (CrowdStrike)

Hall C

14:00 - 15:00 | Session D1: Shaping the next generations of work

Join us to imagine the new era of work – which is already here! Disruption in technology, globalization, remote working, new skill sets developed rapidly, regulations and social dynamics will continue to change where, how, and when business in done. With humans at the center of business, the HR panel will explore how organizations can grow their revenue, footprint and their talent, while reducing costs and boosting efficiencies with a process led, technology-enabled workplace. We will discuss how AI, machine learning, virtual assistants, people analytics, internal skills-focused talent market places and other advances can result in higher productivity, lower attrition and more creativity. Knowing that change is the only constant, our diverse panel of executive experts will discuss what is needed for an agile work environment and workforce, so you can address what the future has in store. Are you ready?

Moderator: Dr. Tali Geiger Avigdor (EY)
Speakers: Alex Campos (Vensure Employer Solutions) | Shay David ( | Eynat Guez (Papaya Global) | Anna Pelkin (TikTok) | Ronni Zehavi (HiBob)

Hall D

What’s here to stay, what’s on the horizon, and what could change everything.
Join us for a captivating journey into the world of Fintech. In this panel, we will dive deep into what trends and conditions are here to stay, what’s about to shake things up, and what could totally flip the script in the world of finance. We’ll chat about the rock-solid stuff that won’t budge, the exciting changes on the horizon, and the game-changers that could redefine finance as we know it. So, buckle up for a discussion that’ll give you a sneak peek into the wild and innovative future of fintech

Ronen Assia (Team8)
Speakers: Ben Gammell (Brex) | Michal Kissos Hertzog (Poalim Tech) | Robbie Traube (Zoura)

Hall A

15:00 - 16:00 | Session C2: Driving innovation – the future of software infrastructures (AI, DevOps)

The Future of software development, infrastructure, DevOps, and data. Explore the future of software development, infrastructure, DevOps, and data management through the lens of AI. This panel will discuss how AI is driving innovation across the software lifecycle, from development to deployment, transforming infrastructure and DevOps practices, and revolutionizing data management. With insights from leading engineering to data executives and visionary startup founders, this session promises to provide a comprehensive understanding of AI’s role in shaping the next generation of software solutions.
Moderator: Lotan Levkowitz – Grove Ventures

Hall C

15:00 - 16:00 | Session D2: Connected Care - Integrating Tech in the Healthcare Ecosystem

Join us for a fascinating journey into the world of HealthTech. In this panel, we will discuss the challenges of the HealthTech ecosystem through insights from top VCs, founders and key players of the industry. Participants will gain insight on how VC’s pave their way into a successful investment, what they look for in a start up in every stage and how they support their portfolio along their jouney. We will chat with the founders on the struggles companies are dealing with in different stages, how to maneuver altruism in an ocean of interests as well as the requirement to monetize fast and the contribution AI has on the HealthTech industry. We will also gain perspective from key executives managing US medical institutions on how HealthTech has improved their capabilities and their views on how Tech will affect the health industry in the next 10 years.

Yael Gruenboum Cohen (aMoon)
Speakers: Ronen Lavi (Navina) | Prof Ari Shamiss (Alive VC) | Avi Veidman (Nucleai)

Hall D

17:00 | Closing cocktail party


Zohar Alon

Chairman, Firefly

Dan Amiga

Co-Founder & CTO, Island

Ronen Assia

Managing Partner, Team8

Shira Sol Azran

Partner, Meitar

Noam Canetti

Managing Partner, EY Israel

Omer Cygler

Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus

Shay David

Co-Founder, CEO,

Arnon Dinur

Partner, 83North

Omri Geller

CEO, Run:ai

Ori Goshen

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, AI21 Labs

Yael Gruenbaum

Partner, aMoon

Eynat Guez

Co Founder& CEO, Papaya Global

Liat Hayun

VP Research & Product Management, Tenable

Nowi Kallen

Managing Director, Salesforce Ventures