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Imagine a world that is constantly changing including the ability to make decisions. In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape AI has undeniably taken center stage. It has permeated our lives and is here to stay! Within a short period of time, it has touched almost every aspect of our lives from high-tech and healthcare to media and education. But what is expected in the coming years? How will our lives be affected as AI continues to evolve? The future of AI has yet to be explored.  Journey 2023 will bring together the high-tech industry executives who will discuss the power of change, the new capabilities and the unimaginable opportunities. JOURNEY, Israel’s most prestigious annual High-Tech conference, is where you want to be! From senior corporate executives and entrepreneurs to financial experts and world leading investors, 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. 


  • 08:00-09:00

Registration & gathering

  • 09:00-10:30
  • Plenary 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 Meitar Law Offices, ESOP and Barry Katz.

Moderator: Elad Sternlicht (EY Israel)
Judges: Eyal Niv (Pitango), Sivan Shamri Dahan (Qumra Capital), Daniel Shinar (Claltech), Adi Soffer Teeni (Meta Israel)

  • 10:30-11:00

Coffee break

  • 11:00-11:15
  • Plenary Hall

THE JOURNEY SURPRISE! Don't miss the opening act

  • 11:15-13:00
  • Plenary Hall

Plenary session

  • 13:00-14:00


  • 14:00-15:00
  • Hall A

Session A1: Bridge over troubled water

The "Bridge Over Troubled Water" panel at the Journey will bring together industry experts and investors to delve into the complex landscape of financing early to growth stage companies amidst a turbulent economic environment. With challenges like inflation, high interest rates, and reset valuations, the panel aims to explore viable funding options that can navigate these stormy waters. Participants will engage in insightful discussions surrounding innovative strategies such as venture debt (and the way it can be customized to a company's profile and business case), SAFE, equity restructuring and M&A; we will also explore the ways to decide what the right solution is for a company. By delving into these financing avenues, the panel seeks to equip entrepreneurs and investors with the knowledge and tools necessary to weather economic uncertainties and forge a path towards sustainable growth and success.

Moderator: Michal Kissos Hertzog (Poalim Tech)
Speakers: Adina Eckstein (Lemonade), Sarel Eldor (Key1 Capital), Jonny Saacks (F2 Venture Capital), Raoul Stein (BlackRock), Marta Suarez Estebanez (TCV)

  • 14:00-15:00
  • Hall B

Session B1: From Gen AI to ITDR - Just hype or the real deal?

The cybersecurity industry loves talking about new trends and buzzwords, but how do we know what could be the next cloud revolution and what is just a lot of hot air? Join our panel of experts, top-tier CISOs and seasoned Israeli entrepreneurs, who will offer their insights into this year’s hottest security spaces, assess their staying power and address the challenges and opportunities that CISOs face in this ever-evolving security landscape.

Moderator: Yoav Leitersdorf (YL Ventures)
Speakers: Dan Amiga (island), Ben Dewar-Powell (Tide), Rinki Sethi (BILL)

  • 14:00-15:00
  • Hall C

Session C1: Beyond boundaries - How Generative AI is rewriting Fintech's future

The fintech industry is constantly evolving, and generative AI is poised to be one of the most disruptive technologies in the years to come. This panel will bring together fintech industry leaders to discuss the future of fintech and how it will be impacted by generative AI. The panelists will explore how generative AI can be used to create new financial products and services, automate complex financial processes, improve the customer experience, and better fulfil concepts like embedded finance. We will also discuss the implications of generative AI for each player in the fintech ecosystem, including banks, fintechs, retailers, and big tech. Will generative AI lead to a shift in power in the fintech industry? Will it create new opportunities for innovation or threaten the status quo? Join us for this thought-provoking discussion to learn more about the future of fintech and how generative AI will change the way we think about financial services.

Moderator: Ronen Assia (Team8)
Speakers: Yoni Assia (eToro), Vagelis Kollintzas (Jefferies), Rakefet Russak Aminoach (Team8), Pranav Sood (Airwallex), Michael Tannenbaum (Brex)

  • 14:00-15:00
  • Hall D

Session D1: Workshop - Go to market

Workshop: Assaf Egozi (EY), Gigi Levy Weiss (NFX), Leeor Moses Voronov (AI21), Michal Tzuchman-Katz (Kahun Medical)

  • 15:00-16:00
  • Hall A

Session A2: Upside down - From sellers' to buyers' market

Our annual Journey M&A panel is to delve into the transformative shift within the M&A landscape, transitioning from a sellers’ market to a buyers’ market. Our panelists will analyze the evolving dynamics that have led to this change, exploring the different factors such as the economic fluctuations and specific industry trends. Attendees will gain insights into the strategic adjustments required for both buyers and sellers to navigate this new landscape successfully. The panel aims to shed light on the implications for deal structures, valuation strategies, and negotiation tactics in an environment.

Moderator: Tad Freese (L&W)
Speakers: Shira Azran (Meitar), Simon Brown (Jefferies), Omer Cygler (Warburg Pincus), Eran Gorev (Francisco Partners), Arik Kleinstein (Glilot Capital), Dor Knafo (Axis Security)

  • 15:00-16:00
  • Hall B

Session B2: Gaming – Raise the game to keep ahead of the curve

As the gaming industry expands it will continue to impact many others industries In this panel we will dive into the industry's current landscape and future directions including game development trends, AI in Gaming, Emerging Technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, Diversity and Inclusion and its potential, the role of gaming communities, social interactions, and online platforms in shaping the gaming experience, Global Market Insights, Mental Health, ethical considerations in game design. Financing, M&A and other important trends.

Moderator: David Lee (Samsung Next)
Speakers: Nir Korczak (Playtika), Keren Marom (Beachbum), Eitan Reisel (vgames), Mike Turner (L&W)

  • 15:00-16:00
  • Hall C

Session C2: AI in healthcare - A game changer

Generative AI is becoming a major game changer in several industries, including health care. Generative AI algorithms can analyze large volumes of medical data and create entirely new content. The use of generative AI tools will influence the access to care to patients, the quality of care and the ability to present new solutions to unlock value in new ways. Moreover, those solutions are being adopted by care givers and by payers, to the point it will turn from supporting systems to golden standard.

Speakers: Daniella Gilboa (AIVF) Hila Karah (Pitango), Varda Shalev (Team8)

  • 16:00-17:00
  • Hall A+B

Closing plenary session

* THE PITCH 2023 winner announcement

* The time capsule
Moderator: Barak Pridor

  • 17:00
  • Main balcony

Closing cocktail party

Registration fees

Regular ticket


Special startup fee


Promo code required.
To enjoy our special startup fee, make sure to register by October 19th

Special group fee


5 people and up.
To enjoy our special group fee, make sure to register by October 19th


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Dan Amiga

Dan Amiga

Co-Founder & CTO Island

Yoni Assia

CEO, eToro

Ronen Assia

Managing Partner, Team8

Shira Azran

Shira Azran

Partner, Meitar

Simon Brown

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Jefferies

Sir Ronald Cohen

President, GSG

Noam Canetti

General Partner, Ey Israel

Omer Cygler

Senior Adviser, Warburg Pincus

Ben Dewar-Powell

Ben Dewar-Powell

Global CISO, Tide

Shlomo Dovrat

Co-Founder & General Partner, Viola Ventures

Adina Eckstein

COO, Lemonade

Assaf Egozi

Partner, EY Parthenon

Sarel Eldor

Managing Partner, Key1 Capital

Dominic Lester

Dominic Lester

EMEA Head of Investment Banking, Jefferies International Ltd

Tad Freese

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Eran Gorev

Partner and President of Israel, Francisco Partners

Hila Karah

Managing Partner, Pitango HealthTech

Michal Kissos Hertzog

CEO, Poalim Tech

Arik Kleinstein

Arik Kleinstein

Founder, Managing Partner, Glilot Capital Partners

Dor Knafo

Dor Knafo

VP of SASE, HPE Aruba

Vagelis Kollintzas

Vagelis Kollintzas

EMEA Head of Financial Technology, Jefferies

Nir Korczak

Nir Korczak

CMO, Playtika

David Lee

David Lee

Head of Samsung Next and Executive Vice President at Samsung Electronics, Samsung Next

Yoav Leitersdorf

Managing Partner, YL Ventures

Gigi Levy Weiss

General Partner, NFX

Keren Marom

Keren Marom

Co-founder & COO, Beach Bum

Yaacov Michlin

Yaacov Michlin

CEO, Biolight

Leeor Moses-Voronov

VP of Business Development and Alliances, AI21 Labs

Eyal Niv

Managing Partner, Pitango