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JOURNEY 2019, 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.

This year’s JOURNEY will address the phenomenon of fast growing companies both in the Israeli and global ecosystems. As companies continue to generate millions of dollars in revenues they are expected to face numerous challenges regarding fundraising, sales growth, global deployment, employee management and organizational structure. So how can companies maintain their DNA and original values amidst these rapid changes?

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Mark your calendars and register now: Wednesday, Sep.18 2019, Hilton TLV Hotel.

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00 | Registration & gathering

Plenary hall
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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.
Moderator: Noam Canetti (EY Israel)
Mentors: Christoph Auer-Welsbach (IBM Corp.), Rona Segev(TLV Partners),  MK Izhar Shay (Blue & White, knesset), Merav Weinryb (Qualcomm Ventures)

To THE PITCH website >>

10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee break

Plenary hall
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Speakers: Ronen Barel (EY Israel), Alona Bar-On (Globes), Marc Jaffe (Latham & Watkins), David Wah (Credit Suisse AG)

Plenary hall
* * *
* ” In a field of 1000 flowers how do you shine? A recipe for a FinTech unicorn”: Imran Gulamhuseinwala, OBE (Open Banking)
* “The rising role of a corporate VC”: Nagraj Kashyap
(M12)
* “The return on time”: Hope Taitz
(ELY Capital)

13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch

Hall A
* * *
What are the secrets behind a successful exit? In this panel we will present the experiences of CEOs who made an exit in 2019 and
will discuss the factors, the conditions, the processes and the “magic touch” that leads the entrepreneurs all the way to the acquisition or IPO.

Moderator: Shira Azran (Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal)
Speakers #1:Georg Kniese (SAP SE), Jim O’Connor (William Blair), Guy Rinat (Palo Alto Networks) 
Speakers #2: Assaf Harel (Israel Growth Partners), Jason Paltrowitz (OTC Markets Group), Shmuel Wasserman (LiveU)

 
 
 
 

Hall B
* * *
Many technological and demographic forces are reshaping urban ecosystems. How smart can a city get?
The city of the future might bring with it innovative solutions which are about to change our lives.
Can sensors tracking water usage and trash levels help create incentives for city dwellers to consume less and conserve more?
Can cameras tracking pedestrian and traffic patterns help reduce congestion and pollution?

Moderator: Sasson Darwish
(RBC Capital Markets)
Speakers: Liad Itzhak
(HERE Mobility), Boaz Peer (Qualcomm Ventures), Dr. Gerhard Plaschka (Kapsch TrafficCom Holding Corp.), 
Yona Shtern
(Arrive), Jonathan Winer (Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners) 

Hall C
* * *
How can entrepreneurs maximize their potential, break into international markets or extend business opportunities on a global level?
This session will discuss the value of relationships and preparation for taking the next big step as an entrepreneur.

Moderator: Babak Dastmaltschi (Credit Suisse AG)
Speakers: Marius Nacht (aMoon Fund), Lihi Segal (DayTwo), David Wah (Credit Suisse AG), Eyal Waldman (Mellanox)

Hall D (Floor -1)
* * *
Blockchain will integrate information and process within and across enterprise boundaries
and has the potential to streamline and accelerate your business processes, increase protection
against cybersecurity and reduce or eliminate the roles of intermediaries. What are the next steps
in the process from the test stage to broad implementation?

Moderator: Shelly Hod Moyal (iAngels)
Speakers: Omry Ben David (Viola Ventures), Lou Kerner (CryptoORacle), Joseph Lubin (ConsenSys), Haim Pinto (Bank Hapoalim),
Dr. Rodrigo Santibanez (MSD Animal Health), Chen Zur (EY US)

Hall A
* * *
What are the insights behind a mega funding? In this panel we will present the experiences of CEOs who closed a big financing round and will discuss the factors,
the conditions, the processes and the “magic touch” that leads the entrepreneurs all the way to the mega funding.

Moderator: Joshua Kiernan (Latham & Watkins)
Speakers: Aharon Aharon (Israel Innovation Authority), Philippe Cerf (Credit Suisse AG), Catherine Leung (MizMaa Ventures),
Nissim Tapiro (Next Insurance), Nir Zohar (Wix.com)

Hall B
* * *
A world-class sales organization requires the right people, the right skill-sets, the right performance,
and wise planning in advance. Some Israeli companies have succeeded in building world class sales organizations
which allow them to achieve a unicorn status. In this panel we will hear the experiences of Israeli companies which
are building a “sales machine”.

Moderator: Barak Pridor (Saban Ventures)
Speakers: Guy Bloch (BRINGG), Sigal Gillmore (SimilarWeb),
Jeroen Nijland (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency), Asaf Peled (Minute Media), Eilon Reshef (Gong.io)

Hall C
* * *
With 40% of today’s leading businesses facing difficulties in the next decade, corporate venture could be
the key to innovation. Today, Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) participates in almost every second venture deal.
In this panel we will host leading corporate VC’s to better understand their model, what they are looking for and
what the advantages and drawbacks are of a strategic investor in your cap table.

Moderator: Ruby Chen (Hyundai)
Speakers: Yuval Baharav (State of Mind Ventures), Itay Frishman (Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal), Orly Glick (Vintage), Eyal Miller (Samsung Next), 
Tony Seeff (Sony Innovation Fund), Yair Snir (Dell Technologies Capital), Graham Stokhuyzen (Coca-Cola European Partners)

Hall B
* * *
* THE PITCH 2019 winner announcement
* Keynote speaker:
“From start-up to scale-up: growing up without blowing up” – Fred Kofman (Google)
* The time capsule: Leading entrepreneurs, investors and professionals share their forecasts for the Israeli high-tech industry in 2025
Moderator: Yoram Tietz (EY Israel)
Speakers: Alona Bar On (Globes), Tomer Bar Zeev (ironSource), Or Bokobza (Venn), Javier Cedillo (Sweet Inn), Lou Kerner (CryptoORacle),
Yuval Shachar (Team8),  Guy Yamen (TPY Capital)

 Uri Adoni (JVP), Eran Hurvits (ironSource), Eyal Linur, Barak Pridor (Saban Ventures), Amir Segall (Airbnb), Shira Simanovitch (MIT Enterprise)

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. 
Moderator: Noam Canetti (EY Israel)
Mentors: Christoph Auer-Welsbach (IBM Ventures, IBM Corp), Rona Segev (TLV Partners), MK Izhar Shay (Blue & White, knesset),Merav Weinryb(Qualcomm Ventures)

To THE PITCH website >>

Plenary hall
* * *
Speakers: Ronen Barel (EY Israel), Alona Bar-On (Globes), Marc Jaffe (Latham & Watkins), David Wah (Credit Suisse AG)

Plenary hall
* * *
* ” In a field of 1000 flowers how do you shine? A recipe for a FinTech unicorn”: Imran Gulamhuseinwala, OBE (Open Banking)
* “The rising role of a corporate VC”: Nagraj Kashyap (M12)
* “The return on time”: Hope Taitz (ELY Capital)

Hall A
* * *
What are the secrets behind a successful exit?
In this panel we will present the experiences of CEOs
who made an exit in 2019 and will discuss the factors,
the conditions, the processes and the “magic touch” that
leads the entrepreneurs all the way to the acquisition or IPO.

Moderator: Shira Azran (Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal)
Speakers #1: Georg Kniese (SAP SE), Jim O’Connor (William Blair), Guy Rinat (Palo Alto Networks) 
Speakers #2: Assaf Harel (Israel Growth Partners),  Jason Paltrowitz (OTC Markets Group), Shmuel Wasserman (LiveU)

 
 
 
 

Hall B
* * *
Many technological and demographic forces are reshaping
urban ecosystems. How smart can a city get? The city of the
future might bring with it innovative solutions which are about
to change our lives. Can sensors tracking water usage and trash
levels help create incentives for city dwellers to consume less and
conserve more? Can cameras tracking pedestrian and
traffic patterns help reduce congestion and pollution?

Moderator: Sasson Darwish (RBC Capital Markets)
Speakers: Liad Itzhak
( HERE Mobility), Boaz Peer(Qualcomm Ventures),
Dr. Gerhard Plaschka (Kapsch TrafficCom Holding Corp), 
Yona Shtern
(Arrive), Jonathan Winer (Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners)

Hall C
* * *
How can entrepreneurs maximize their potential,
break into international markets or extend
business opportunities on a global level?
This session will discuss the value of relationships and
preparation for taking the next big step as an entrepreneur.

Moderator: Babak Dastmaltschi (Credit Suisse AG)
Speakers: Marius Nacht (aMoon Fund),
Lihi Segal (DayTwo), David Wah (Credit
Suisse AG), Eyal Waldman (Mellanox)

Hall D Floor -1
* * *
Blockchain will integrate information and process
within and across enterprise boundaries and has the
potential to streamline and accelerate your business
processes, increase protection against cybersecurity
and reduce or eliminate the roles of intermediaries.
What are the next steps in the process from the test
stage to broad implementation?

Moderator: Shelly Hod Moyal (iAngels)
Speakers: Omry Ben David (Viola Ventures),
Lou Kerner (CryptoORacle),
Joseph Lubin (ConsenSys),
Haim Pinto (Bank Hapoalim),
Dr. Rodrigo Santibanez (MSD Animal Health),
Chen Zur (EY US)

Hall A
* * *
What are the insights behind a mega funding? In this panel we will present the experiences of CEOs who closed a big financing round and will discuss the factors, the conditions, the processes and the “magic touch” that leads the entrepreneurs all the way to the mega funding.

Moderator: Joshua Kiernan (Latham & Watkins)
Speakers: Aharon Aharon (Israel Innovation Authority), Philippe Cerf(Credit Suisse AG), Catherine Leung (MizMaa Ventures), Nissim Tapiro (Next Insurance),
Nir Zohar (Wix.com)

Hall B
* * *
A world-class sales organization requires the right people,
the right skill-sets, the right performance, and wise planning
in advance. Some Israeli companies have succeeded in building
world class sales organizations which allow them to achieve a
unicorn status. In this panel we will hear the experiences of Israeli
companies which are building a “sales machine”.

Moderator: Barak Pridor (Saban Ventures)
Speakers: Guy Bloch (BRINGG),
Sigal Gillmore (SimilarWeb),
Jeroen Nijland (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency),
Asaf Peled (Minute Media), Eilon Reshef (Gong.io)

Hall C
* * *
With 40% of today’s leading businesses facing difficulties
in the next decade, corporate venture could be the key to innovation.
Today, Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) participates in almost
every second venture deal. In this panel we will host leading
corporate VC’s to better understand their model, what they are
looking for and what the advantages and drawbacks are of a strategic
investor in your cap table.

Moderator: Ruby Chen (Hyundai)
Speakers: Yuval Baharav (State of Mind Ventures), Itay Frishman (Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal), Orly Glick (Vintage), Eyal Miller (Samsung Next), 
Tony Seeff (Sony Innovation Fund), Yair Snir (Dell Technologies Capital), Graham Stokhuyzen (Coca-Cola European Partners)

Hall B
* * *
* THE PITCH 2019 winner announcement
* Keynote speaker:
“From start-up to scale-up: growing up without blowing up” – Fred Kofman (Google)
* The time capsule: Leading entrepreneurs, investors and professionals share their forecasts for the Israeli high-tech industry in 2025
Moderator: Yoram Tietz (EY Israel)
Speakers: Alona Bar On (Globes), Tomer Bar Zeev (ironSource), Or Bokobza (Venn), Javier Cedillo (Sweet Inn)Lou Kerner (CryptoORacle), Yuval Shachar (Team8), Guy Yamen (TPY Capital)

 Uri Adoni (JVP), Eran Hurvits (ironSource), Eyal Linur, Barak Pridor (Saban Ventures), Amir Segall (Airbnb), Shira Simanovitch (MIT Enterprise)

Keynote speakers

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Imran
Gulamhuseinwala

OBE, Implementation Trustee,
Open Banking

Nagraj Kashyap

Corporate Vice President
& Global Head, M12

Fred Kofman

Vice President, Leadership Development, Google

Hope Taitz

Hope Taitz

CEO, ELY Capital

Speakers

Aharon Aharon

Aharon Aharon

CEO, Israel Innovation Authority

Christoph Auer

Christoph Auer-Welsbach

Partner, IBM Ventures, IBM Corp.

Shira Azran

Partner, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Yuval Baharav

General Partner, State of Mind Ventures

Ronen Barel

Chairman, EY Israel

Alona Bar On

Chairwoman, Globes

Tomer Bar Zeev

CEO & Co Founder, ironSource

Omry Ben David

Omry Ben David

Partner, Viola Ventures

Guy Bloch

CEO, BRINGG

Or Bokobza

Or Bokobza

Co-Founder & CEO, Venn

Noam Canetti

Senior Partner, EY Israel

Javier Cedillo

CEO, Sweet Inn

Philippe Cerf

Managing Director & Co-head of TMT Emea, Credit Suisse AG

Ruby Chen

Ruby Chen

Head of Hyundai CRADLE TLV, Hyundai

Sasson Darwish

Managing Director, Sector Head, RBC Capital Markets

Babak Dastmaltschi

Babak Dastmaltschi

Chairman Strategic Client Partners & Managing Director, Credit Suisse AG

Michael Eisenberg

Partner, Aleph

Itay Frishman

Partner, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Sigal Gillmore

CPO, SimilarWeb

Orly Glick

Orly Glick

Vice President Value, Added Services, Vintage

Assaf Harel

General Partner, Israel Growth Partners

Shelly Hod Moyal

Founder, iAngels

Liad Itzhak

Liad Itzhak

SVP Head of Mobility, HERE Mobility

Marc Jaffe

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Lou Kerner

Lou Kerner

Partner, CryptoORacle

Joshua Kiernan

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Georg Kniese

Georg Kniese

Global Head, SVP Corporate Development / M&A, SAP SE

Catherine Leung

Catherine Leung

Co Founder & Partner, MizMaa Ventures

Joe Lubin

Joseph Lubin

Founder, ConsenSys

Eyal Miller

Eyal Miller

VP Samsung Next TLV & Managing Director Samsung Next Ventures, Samsung Next

Marius Nacht

Chairman of Check Point Software Technologies & Anchor Investor, aMoon Fund

Jeroen Nijland

Jeroen Nijland

Commissioner, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

Jim O'Connor

Global Head of Venture Capital, William Blair

Jason paltrowitz

Jason Paltrowitz

Executive Vice President & Director, OTC Markets Group

Boaz Peer

Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Asaf Peled

Founder & CEO, Minute Media

Haim-Pinto

Haim Pinto

CTO, Bank Hapoalim

Dr. Gerhard Plascka

Executive Chairman, Kapsch TrafficCom Holding Corp.

Barak Pridor

Managing Partner, Saban Ventures

Eilon Reshef

Eilon Reshef

Co-Founder & CTO, Gong.io

Guy Rinat

VP Engineering, Palo Alto Networks

Rodrigo Santibanez

Dr. Rodrigo Santibanez

Director Global Key Accounts & Consumer Affairs, MSD Animal Health

Tony Seeff

Senior Investment Manager, Sony Innovation Fund

Lihi Segal

Lihi Segal

Co-Founder & CEO, DayTwo

Rona-Segev

Rona Segev

Managing Partner, TLV Partners

Yuval Shachar

Yuval Shachar

Executive Chairman, Team8

Izhar Shay

MK Izhar Shay

Blue & White, knesset

yona shtern

Yona Shtern

CEO, Arrive

Yair Snir

Managing Director & VP, Dell Technologies Capital

Graham Stokhuyzen​

VP, Corporate Development, Coca-Cola European Partners

Nissim Tapiro

Co-Founder & VP of Engineering, Next Insurance

Yoram Tietz

Managing Partner, EY Israel

David Wah

Co-Head of the Investment Banking & Capital Markets, America’s Division, Credit Suisse AG

Eyal Waldman

President & CEO, Mellanox

Merav Weinryb

Managing Director, Europe & Israel, Qualcomm Ventures

Jonathan Winer​

Co-CEO, Head of Investments & Partnerships, Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners

Guy Yamen

Guy Yamen

General Partner, TPY Capital

Nir Zohar

Nir Zohar

COO & President, Wix.com

Chen Zur

Partner & US Blockchain Practice Leader, EY US

Organizers

Co hosts

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Supporters

Conference fees

Standard Registration

 

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750 NIS 

(1.8.2019-17.9.2019)

Start-up*

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450 NIS

Group*

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600 NIS

* A special registration code is required.
  To receive it please contact: Noam.ofir@il.ey.com

Need help with registration? Please fill in the form below

FAQ​ Most frequent questions and answers​

EY’s JOURNEY is Israel’s most prestigious annual business conference. The conference hosts over 2,000 attendees each year, from Israel and abroad including investors, VCs, angels, entrepreneurs, startups and the entire echo-system. This year the conference will take place for the 23rd time.

The JOURNEY conference will take place on September 18th, 2019 at the Hilton Tel-Aviv hotel in Israel.
The conference hours are 9:00am to 18:00pm.

You can purchase your ticket here for these prices:
Early registration (until July 31st) – 650 NIS | Standard registration – 750 NIS | Start-up* – 450 NIS | Group* – 600 NIS

* A special registration code is required.
To receive it please contact: Noam.ofir@il.ey.com

We apologize but JOURNEY tickets are non-transferable.

Cancellations made before September 4th will qualify for a full refund.
Cancellations made thereafter will qualify for a 50% refund.
To cancel please contact: Noam.ofir@il.ey.com

To receive a media pass please contact: adi@scherfcom.com

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Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Mr. Gulamhuseinwala was appointed Implementation Trustee for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) in April 2017.
As Trustee, he has oversight and responsibility for Open Banking’s delivery of the common technical standards underpinning the Competition and Market Authority’s Open Banking initiative.
Prior to joining Open Banking, Imran has been active in financial technology as both investor and start-up founder.
He has worked in financial services for over 20 years, eight years of which included investing in the FinTech sector. He is a former Partner of (EY) where he was also Global Head of FinTech.
He is the co-founder of CommuterClub, a FinTech 50 start-up which helps commuters to access savings for annual travel season tickets.
He was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for his contribution to the financial services sector.
He has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a CFA charter holder.

Nagraj Kashyap

Mr. Gulamhuseinwala was appointed Implementation Trustee for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) in April 2017. As Trustee, he has oversight and responsibility for Open Banking’s delivery of the common technical standards underpinning the Competition and Market Authority’s Open Banking initiative.
Prior to joining Open Banking, Imran has been active in financial technology as both investor and start-up founder.
He has worked in financial services for over 20 years, eight years of which included investing in the FinTech sector. He is a former Partner of (EY) where he was also Global Head of FinTech.
He is the co-founder of CommuterClub, a FinTech 50 start-up which helps commuters to access savings for annual travel season tickets. He was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for his contribution to the financial services sector. He has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a CFA charter holder.

Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman is Google’s leadership development advisor, director of the Conscious Leadership Center at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, founder and president of the Conscious Business Center International. After earning a PhD in Economics from University of California at Berkeley, Fred has been a prominentprofessor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Later, Fred founded his global consulting company, Axialent, which has delivered leadership programs to more than 15,000 executives around the world.

In 2013, Fred took a position of the Vice President of Executive Development at LinkedIn. During this time, Fred and LinkedIn offered a Conscious Business Academy program to professionals around the world.

Hope Taitz

Hope Taitz is the CEO of ELY Capital. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Taitz began her career in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Ms. Taitz continued at The Argosy Group and then at Crystal Asset Management before founding her own money management firm, Catalyst Partners. Now acting as an investor and advisor with expertise in media, technology and the consumer, she helps innovative enterprises grow through financial leadership and connections to established corporations. Ms. Taitz, currently sits on the boards of Athene Holding Ltd., MidCap Finco Holdings Limited, Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. and ATTN. On the not for profit side, Ms. Taitz focuses on education and is an advocate for STEM. Originally sitting on the board of Girls Who Code, she now is a board member of CS4All, YRFDarca, the Wharton School Undergraduate Board and the Center for Social Innovation.

Aharon Aharon

Aharon Aharon

Aharon Aharon is the CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority, an independent public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem and Israeli economy as a whole.

Prior to his role at the Authority, Aharon served as the VP of Hardware Technologies and General Manager of Apple Israel. His previous roles were Co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Camero, a startup developing through-the-wall micro-power radars, active Chairman of the Board at Discretix, a startup providing solutions for data security, CEO of Seabridge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens and COO of Zoran.

Prior to that, he held a number of senior management positions at the IBM Research Division. Aharon holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering respectively from the Technion, where he lectured for more than 15 years

Christoph Auer

Christoph Auer-Welsbach

A product driven deep tech investor and entrepreneur with a strong background in finance, strategy and artificial intelligence with over 10 years of experience in identifying, building, and growing successful businesses and partnerships in the US and Europe. Partner at IBM Ventures focusing on strategic engagements with later-stage tech companies in regards to commercial opportunities in the fields of cloud, storage, security, enterprise SaaS with a special interest in AI and other emerging technologies.

Shira Azran

Shira Azran is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group.
Shira represents corporations in a wide range of international and domestic corporate transactions, primarily mergers and acquisitions, growth equity financings and venture capital investments. In addition, Shira provides ongoing legal advice regarding corporate and commercial matters to both publicly and privately held companies with an emphasis on the tech sector. Shira works closely with entrepreneurs and investors in both early stage and growth phases of tech companies and supports their corporate decision making processes, fund raising, structural changes and strategic decisions.

Yuval Baharav

Yuval is an experienced entrepreneur, M&A executive and investor, and former CEO of startups including ooVoo, Xacct and Amdocs Cloud Services. As Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), he led ten global acquisitions totaling more than two billion dollars of investments. Prior to co-founding State of Mind Ventures, Yuval was a Partner with Sequoia Capital in Israel, and an independent angel investor.

Ronen Barel

Ronen Barel has been acting as the Chairman of EY Israel since 2007 and is a member of the American Executive Board of Ernst & Young. Since becoming a Partner in the firm in 1991, Ronen has been focusing on large public corporations in Israel and abroad. Between 2000 and 2007, Ronen served as the Managing Partner in the firm and prior to that, as partner for nine years.
Ronen holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University.

Alona Bar On

Alona Bar On is a 50% shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Globes LTD, a financial daily newspaper. Since December 2017 – Bar On is the CEO. Bar On is also co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of BAITVEGAG, an equity real estate fund specializing in development of residential urban renewal.
In the past, Bar On was a partner at ITZHAK SWARY & CO, a financial consulting firm, where she worked for public and private firms from many sectors. Bar On was also the Head of the on line division at GLOBES.

Tomer Bar Zeev

Tomer Bar Zeev is the CEO and co-founder of ironSource. Overseeing the company’s growth from day one, Tomer is passionate about making ironSource a truly global company, spearheading the company’s international growth and establishing offices on 4 continents. Under Tomer’s leadership, ironSource has become a world leader in app distribution and monetization, offering developers the only independent solution that provides the kind of scale that can rival Google and Facebook. ironSource has grown incredibly fast through organic and inorganic growth, and today employs over 750 people, with offices around the world. Tomer is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, sits on the board of the IATI, and has been named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs two years running. He is also an active investor in other technology startups.

Omry Ben David

Omry Ben David

Omry is a Partner at Viola Ventures. He joined the fund in 2017 bringing with him 15 years of technology-focused experience across investment banking, startup operations and both institutional and private venture investments. Omry’s areas of investment at Viola Ventures include Enterprise / SME Software, FinTech, SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure and related fields.

Guy Bloch

Guy has nearly 20 years of experience leading large organizations in the global enterprise software market, and transforming them into highly successful hyper-growth environments. He joined Bringg after spending 6 years in senior leadership roles at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), most recently as COO EMEA. Guy has an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology and a BA from Ben-Gurion University.

Or Bokobza

Or Bokobza

Or is CEO and Co-Founder of Venn, a new way of urban neighboring backed by top venture capital investors operating in New York, Tel Aviv and Berlin. Venn encourages inclusivity, community engagement, human relationships, entrepreneurship, fair pricing and creativity.

Raised in a cooperative community in Israel, Or was first inspired by neighborhood development when he founded an investment fund focusing on Communal Living for Casco Viejo, Panama City. Before founding Venn, Or was a Founding Partner at Selina, a hospitality and wellness start-up with over 50 locations across the world and $350M in funding.

Noam Canetti

Noam is a Senior Partner with EY Israel. Noam focuses on High Tech and SEC clients. EY is the largest accounting and financial services firm in Israel, serving most of the technology companies. Noam advises entrepreneurs, startups, public companies, multinationals, private investors, venture capital and private equity firms on business, accounting, international tax, M&A transactions, IPOs and other offerings on US or European capital markets, including on matters such as deal structure, commercial terms, regulatory requirements, and due diligences. Over the years Noam has provided services to many of the leading companies.

Noam co-founded the Israeli Business Advisory Group at EY offices in the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, where he spent few years. The group specializes in providing services to Israeli companies that operate with or in the West Coast in general and in the Silicon Valley in particular.

Javier Cedillo

Javier Cedillo-Espin, the CEO of Sweet Inn, is a seasoned travel, service and hospitality expert with over two decades of building global brands. As CEO of Sweet Inn, a next-generation travel-tech startup, Mr. Cedillo-Espin draws on his diverse repertoire of experiences acquired in leadership roles in branding, distribution and expansion in key global markets across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, with Starwood and AccorHotels. His strong business acumen has driven global market acquisition and expansion and proven Mr. Cedillo-Espin as an innovative driver of the service and hospitality industry, and a thought leader in FT, New York Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg, among others.

Javier Cedillo-Espin is a graduate of the Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, holds an MBA from Essec-Mannheim Business School and a Diploma in Japanese Language from Hokuriku University. He is fluent in English, French, Japanese and Spanish.

Philippe Cerf

Philippe Cerf heads the technology investment banking team for Credit Suisse in Emea. The team’s coverage extends across tech verticals and recent activity has included the sale of eFront to Blackrock, KMD to NEC, Linxens to Tsinghua Group; financings for Softbank, Gett, BenevolentAI and IPOs of Farfetch, Avast, Endava and Siltronic.

Ruby Chen

Ruby Chen

Diverse Corporate Development experience with a proven track record in initiating, leading and executing strategic transactions(investments, M&As, revenue generating partnerships and divestitures) at global industry leading companies (Hyundai Motor Company, Amdocs and NICE Systems). Enjoying to support tech geeks to disrupt conventional industries for over a decade, serving as BoD member, BoD observer and strategic advisor to multiple growth companies.

Sasson Darwish

Sasson Darwish is a Managing Director in the Technology Investment Banking Group at RBC, leading the converging technologies coverage efforts which include IoT and all connected things (cars, city, factory and wearables) across all the RBC vertical groups. Sass is also heading the Israel country coverage for RBC. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Head of the Americas Technology Investment Banking Group at Nomura Holdings Inc. and Head of East Coast coverage for the Technology Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. Sass received his B.A. from Tel Aviv University and his MBA from Yale School of Management.

Babak Dastmaltschi

Babak Dastmaltschi

Babak Dastmaltschi is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse. As the Chairman of IWM Strategic Client Partners he is responsible for the coverage and development of select top clients of the bank, focused on multi-regional conglomerates.
He joined Credit Suisse in 2001, and previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Bankers Trust, and McKinsey & Company.

Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg is an equal partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with $330MM under management. Aleph focuses on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build scalable, global businesses. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in more than 24 companies including WeWork, Lemonade, Windward, Honeybook, Nexar and Healthy..
Prior to Aleph, Michael was a general partner at Benchmark Capital which he joined in July 2005 and continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio. Michael has focused on Internet investments since 1995 and has invested in and sat on the board of Israel’s leading companies and start ups, such as Shopping.com (Nasdaq SHOP, acquired by eBay), Conduit, SeekingAlpha, Gigya, WeWork, Wix (Nasdaq WIX), Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Picturevison (acquired: EK).

Itay Frishman

Itay Frishman is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group. Itay specializes in corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on M&A, venture capital financing, public and private offerings, complex cross-border executive compensation and tax matters. Itay represents technology and international clients across a broad range of industries, including software, internet and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical devices, and cleantech. He counsels these clients on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, venture capital financing, executive compensation and complex tax matters. Itay also counsels companies and underwriters on public offerings, including IPOs, follow-on public offerings, tender offers, and PIPE transactions; SEC periodic reporting; disclosure issues; internal investigation; effecting resales of securities in the public trading markets under the SEC’s Rule 144; exempt transactions under Regulation D and Regulation S; Sarbanes-Oxley; and other critical corporate governance issues.

Sigal Gillmore

Sigal is a leading HR executive with over 20 years’ experience guiding global human resources strategies, practices, and operations. She has helped many organizations translate their business strategy into organizational capabilities, assisting the emergence of inspiring environments in which people can bring their best, grow professionally and drive success.
Sigal spent nearly a decade at NICE as Executive VP of HR, and over a decade at Microsoft in a variety of management positions globally including directing the company’s international Talent Acquisition strategy and execution from Redmond, WA. Sigal has gained international recognition for her capacity to lead organizational transformations in global environments.

She holds a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Bar Ilan University, and an MSc in Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University.

Orly Glick

Orly Glick

Orly is the VP of Value Added Services at Vintage, where she founded a team tasked with bringing startup digital innovation to solve corporate challenges. Based on thousands of relationships with major corporations and an ecosystem of startups in the Vintage network, Orly is the go-to for corporate executives seeking solutions to pain-points by way of the Vintage venture capital network with 6,500+ startups globally.

Assaf Harel

Assaf Harel has over 15 years of experience in tech-focused private equity investments and leadership roles in high-tech companies. Prior to joining IGP, Assaf served as the CEO of Sentigo Technologies, and as a Principal with Viola Growth and SCP Private Equity Partners.
Assaf’s global investment experience includes Growth Equity, Venture Capital, Buyouts, M&A, PIPE and Special situations. Earlier in his career, Assaf served as a Director of Business Development with HyperRoll (acquired by Oracle) and held R&D leadership roles with EDSL Networks (acquired by Orckit) and RADVision (IPO, acquired by Avaya).

Assaf holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A in Computer Science and B.A. in Management both from Tel Aviv University. Prior to that, Assaf served for 6 years as officer in the Israeli Air Force.

Shelly Hod Moyal

Shelly Hod Moyal is Founding Partner and Co-CEO of iAngels, and General Partner of the iNgenuity Fund. An Israeli international finance and investment expert, Shelly leads iAngels growth with a compelling and scalable investment platform, sales and marketing engine, and finance and management disciplines.

Shelly’s experience with Goldman Sachs, UBS and Avenue Capital equip her to reality-test the growth plans of early-stage innovative companies, make data-driven Investment decisions, and architect deal terms so investors and entrepreneurs profit alongside each other.

She is an active investor who accelerates companies׳ enterprise growth with marketing, recruiting, fundraising and business development connections. A Hunter College and Kellogg MBA graduate, Shelly is a recognized expert in the areas of Fintech and Blockchain, and is a sought-after expert at international conferences about Israeli tech investing. She serves as a board member of multiple iAngels portfolio companies.

Liad Itzhak

Liad Itzhak

Liad Itzhak is leading the Mobility business unit at HERE Technologies, driving the next revolution of the mobility ecosystem. Itzhak brings vast experience as a leader in the world of smart mobility, with expertise in consumer apps and Big Data. Prior to joining HERE, Itzhak built key units at Waze/Google from the ground up, including Data, Maps and QA. Itzhak led the Data strategy of the company, turning Waze into a data-driven organization.

Marc Jaffe

Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate Department, represents leading issuers, investment banking firms, and investors in both public and private debt and equity offerings, as well as in lending transactions.

Mr. Jaffe regularly handles high-profile and precedent-setting corporate finance matters on behalf of prominent US and foreign investment banks, public companies, non-US corporations, private equity funds, and mezzanine investment funds, with a wealth of experience in the technology sector. He also advises on general securities and corporate matters.

Lou Kerner

Lou Kerner

Lou builds, grows, and engages decentralized crypto communities for CryptoOracle, most noted for CryptoMondays, the largest crypto Meetup group in the world.

Joshua Kiernan​

Joshua Kiernan is a partner and Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Israel Practice. Mr. Kiernan’s practice focuses on international capital markets transactions, securities regulation, SEC-compliance and corporate governance, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Joshua has over 25 years’ experience advising Israeli companies in the technology sector.

Georg Kniese

Georg Kniese

Georg Kniese is SAP’s Global Head of Corporate Development / M&A, based at the company’s headquarters in Germany. Georg has been with SAP since 2002, covering a variety of leadership roles in SAP’s product, operations and corporate functions, including leading SAP Labs India for three years as managing director from Bangalore.

Before joining SAP Georg has been working at the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich and Procter&Gamble in Geneva and Frankfurt. Georg holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Operations Research from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), one of Germany’s leading academic institutions.

Catherine Leung

Catherine Leung

Catherine is Co-Founder and Partner of MizMaa Ventures, which is an early stage venture fund focused on early stage Israeli startups and helping them with their Asian access. The key investment pillars include cybersecurity, mobility, cloud computing, blockchain\fintech and artificial intelligence.
She is serving as board member of Aurora Labs, Orca.ai, Allegro.ai, Coronet, Vayavision, and Twiggle, and was on the board of Corephotonics before it was sold to Samsung.

Prior to MizMaa, Catherine was Vice Chairman of JPM Asia Investment Banking. She has advised clients in marquee IPO’s, M&A, and debt transactions. She was named among the Top 20 Women in Finance by Finance Asia in 2011. Catherine graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude. She serves on the Wharton Asia Advisory Board and Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Board. She received an Honorary Fellowship from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in June, 2018.

Joe Lubin

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum and the founder of Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a blockchain venture studio. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space, building developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions for enterprises and governments that harness the power of Ethereum. Headquartered in New York, ConsenSys also has a global presence, employing top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, software developers, and experts in enterprise delivery worldwide.

Eyal Miller

Eyal Miller

Eyal Miller is the Managing Director and General Manager of Samsung NEXT Tel Aviv. Based in Sarona and home to a range of Product, Acquisition, Venture and Ecosystem activities. Samsung NEXT offers tailored support to startups at every level, from idea to scale. Samsung NEXT is located in Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Berlin, New York, and Korea.
As an expert in entrepreneurial businesses and corporate development, Eyal specializes in early-stage venture development, strategic initiatives and strategies for scaling startups. He was featured in Business Insider as one of the The Most Influential Israelis in Tech Worldwide 2014 and in The Marker Magazine as one of The Most Influential Israelis in Tech 2013.

Prior to joining Samsung, Eyal co-founded the Google Campus in Tel Aviv, and served as Head of New Business and Corporate Development for Google Israel and a member of the EMEA Business Development team. 
He holds his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management and an MBA from Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University.

Marius Nacht

Marius Nacht is Anchor Investor of the aMoon Funds, focused on revolutionary Israeli HealthTech and Life Sciences.Marius is the Chairman of Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) a global pioneer of CyberSecurity, which he co-founded in 1993. He recently established the “8400 Health Network”, a non-profit NGO, aimed at fostering cross-sector collaboration within Israel’s healthcare eco-system.
Marius holds a BSc, cum laude, in Physics and Mathematics, from Hebrew University, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering and Communications Systems from Tel Aviv University. He is a graduate of the IDF elite Talpiot technological academy.

Jeroen Nijland

Jeroen Nijland

Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), is responsible for Foreign Direct Investment at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. In this capacity, he also serves as advisor to the government on the Dutch business climate for international companies.

Previously Nijland was part of the Task Force for Greece at the European Commission and held several roles at the OECD and the Dutch Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs.

The NFIA helps foreign companies to successfully do business from the Netherlands and get a head start on the European market. With 28 offices worldwide and with a history of helping over 4.000 companies, the NFIA serves as the national first port of call for foreign enterprises, connecting them with a broad network of business partners, regional economic development organizations and government institutions to facilitate their international expansion.

Jim O'Connor

As the Global Head of William Blair’s venture capital team, Jim draws on his deep experience and relationships throughout the technology and financial industries to connect today’s most innovative companies with visionary sources of capital. Throughout his career, Mr. O’Connor has been dedicated to promoting and advising Chicago’s start-up ecosystem. He is co-founder and former CEO of 1871, Chicago’s premier digital co-working space, and founder of the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center.

Mr. O’Connor also co-founded Motorola Ventures, leading more that 150 venture transactions and managing 25 exits for the fund. In addition to serving as a White House Fellow, his professional experiences include roles at A.T. Kearney, Ariel Capital Management, Sidley Austin, and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Jason Paltrowitz

Jason Paltrowitz manages the company’s international and domestic Corporate Services business, supporting more than 1,500 companies that trade on the premium OTCQX and OTCQB Markets. Leveraging his background in financial services and expertise in cross-border trading, Jason spearheads sales initiatives and alliances to provide issuers with efficient alternatives to raise capital, access U.S. investors, and help small-cap companies alleviate the cost and complexity associated with being a public company.

Prior to joining OTC Markets Group in October 2013, Jason was Managing Director and Segment Head at JP Morgan Chase in the Corporate and Investment Bank division. Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and served as a member of the Board of Directors at OTC Markets Group from 2008-2011. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Boston University and received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Boaz Peer​

Boaz is a Director at Qualcomm Ventures. He focuses on investments across various domains and serve as a board member / observer in companies such as Wiliot, Prospera, Anvision, i3 equity partners, Coretigo and CyberX.
Before joining Qualcomm ventures, Boaz led Qualcomm business development in Israel in various domains such as mobile, automotive and IOT (also across Europe). In this role Boaz has successfully built from the ground up a 3rd party ecosystem of startups collaborating with Qualcomm, from proof of concept phase to commercialization.
Prior to this role, Boaz led Qualcomm Israel R&D center program management group.
Before joining Qualcomm Boaz worked at Rafael and previously as an Intelligence officer in IDF.
Boaz has MBA and BSc. at information systems both from the Technion
Israel Institute of Technology.

Asaf Peled​

Asaf Peled is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minute Media, parent company of 90min, 12up and DBLTAP. Founded in late 2011, Minute Media has grown to be one of the world’s fastest growing sports media platforms with over 85MM monthly unique users worldwide and has expanded the brand throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Asaf is involved in all aspects of Minute Media’s growth and operations, from product development to marketing and content. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Wharton Business School and B.A. degree in Law & Economics degree, with honors, both from the Tel Aviv University.

Haim-Pinto

Haim Pinto

Mr. Pinto is the CTO at Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest retail bank. In his current role he is focused on identifying disruptive technologies in effort of driving innovation and defining the “bank of the future”. Prior to that Mr. Pinto was the global head of Client Experience in the Morgan Stanley’s Enterprise infrastructure CTO office.

Haim lead Morgan Stanley’s vision for how the banking workspace will look in the next few years, developing unique perspective on market trends and opportunities for the firm, this includes addressing changes in application development practices, endpoint security and cyber challenges
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Haim held senior technology roles with Cisco systems and Avaya including heading solution architecture for Avaya Israel. As an active member of the Startup community in Israel and NYC, Haim is in constant contact with entrepreneurs and VC’s, looking for the next disruptive technology.

Gerhard Plascka

Gerhard Plaschka has served as the executive chairman of Kapsch TrafficCom’s North America Holding Corporation since 2008 and has run Kapsch TrafficCom AG’s New Ventures business since 2014. In that capacity, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Streetline and had served on the Park Jockey until 2019.

Plaschka is widely-recognized for his expertise and leadership in venture management, customer choice and demand based pricing models for complex products in industrials and connected mobility markets.

Prior to joining Kapsch, Plaschka was with Booz & Company in industrials and telecommunications focusing on demand-driven strategy development. He has extensive project experience within global 500 companies and conglomerates. Earlier in his career, he co-founded two boutique science-based strategy and M&A consultancies. Plaschka serves on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 Companies Advisory Council ; and, was a founding member of the Austrian UniVenture Fund from 2000 to 2012.

Barak Pridor

Barak Pridor serves as Managing Partner at Saban Ventures. Based in Tel Aviv, he leads the fund’s venture and growth equity investments. Barak serves on the boards of Partner Communication, Playbuzz, Applicaster, Beach Bum, SimilarWeb and Sosa. Prior to Saban Ventures, Barak’s career comprised of entrepreneurial and operating roles, ranging from building an early stage company into a market leader, to a senior leadership role within a global corporation. His experience also includes venture capital investment and various executive and non-executive board positions. Earlier in his career Barak served as an Executive VP at Thomson Reuters and was CEO of ClearForest, which was acquired by TRI. As part of his commitment to Israeli tech, Barak co-founded SOSA, a hub for entrepreneurs, service providers and executives involved in Israel’s start-up scene. Barak earned an MBA from INSEAD and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.

Eilon Reshef

Eilon Reshef

Eilon is a co-founder and CTO at Gong, the leading conversation intelligence platform helping sales organizations drive more revenue. Gong has been named a Top 10 fastest growing software company worldwide and a Top 5 solution for sales.

Earlier, Eilon was one of the founders of Webcollage, a venture-backed SaaS in the e-commerce infrastructure, which connected most the world’s leading brands with thousands of retailer websites.

Eilon is a seasoned entrepreneur, an executive and (to a lesser degree) an investor in the internet and software spaces. Over the years, he’s incepted, built and marketed software, carrying out diverse responsibilities (inception, technology, engineering, product management, product marketing, and general management) in both hands-on and management capacities

Guy Rinat

Guy Rinat is Vice President of Engineering at Palo Alto Networks. Guy co-founded Demisto, the Israeli-
based Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response company, in 2015 which was
acquired by Palo Alto Networks in early 2019. Guy offers more than 20 years of experience in the
technology industry and is now responsible for developing the company’s technical strategy, leading
the team of engineers at Palo Alto Networks.
Prior to co-founding Demisto, Guy served as Vice President of Engineering at Intel Security in the
endpoint business unit. He was previously the Vice President Research and Development at Sentrigo,
which was at the time a start-up developing database security products and acquired by McAfee in
2011.
He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in engineering from the Tel Aviv University.

Rodrigo Santibanez

Dr. Rodrigo Santibanez

At MSD, Rodrigo oversees the development and implementation of global strategies to support customers with animal health solutions for their specific marketplace needs; as well as to address consumer marketplace relevant issues related to animal health such as use of antibiotics, animal welfare, transparency, traceability, etc.

Additionally, Rodrigo is the head of the Global Key Account Team, which is in charged or strategy development and execution with Key Accounts. Rodrigo currently represents MSD at the Consumer Goods Forum; he is the chair of the International Poultry Council marketing working group; and he is part of the Pre-Harvest Food Safety Task Force at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) leading the efforts in poultry.

Rodrigo earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a Doctor of Philosophy focused in agricultural leadership, education and communications from Texas A&M University in the United States of America.

Tony Seeff

Following several years in Sony’s European consumer business, established Sony’s first office in Israel to drive new growth opportunities and deepen Sony’s access to the thriving innovation ecosystem. Over the years many forms of strategic partnerships and collaborations have been developed in various domains from medical devices, robotics, automotive, AR/VR, image sensors, semiconductors and more. Such engagements have included joint technology development, licensing, early stage VC investments and late stage strategic investments as well as M&A. The challenge being addressed is bridging cultural gaps between the corporate HQ and start-ups and between Israel/EU and Japan. By providing a platform for startups to navigate the key stakeholders and decision makers in the corporate, value is generated for our partners as well as for Sony.

As a key member of Sony Innovation Fund and newly formed Innovation Growth Ventures in EMEA, Tony is leading the investment activities in Israel.

Lihi Segal

Lihi Segal

Lihi Segal co-founded DayTwo in 2015 to bring personalized health solutions based on the gut microbiome into the consumer mainstream. She is experienced in leading business and financial operations having been COO and CFO of Sisense, a provider of business intelligence and analytics software, before starting DayTwo.

For more than fifteen years prior to that she has held senior roles in a number of businesses, from startups to large public enterprises. She is a certified Lawyer, has an LLB from the Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Northwestern University, USA.

Rona-Segev

Rona Segev

Rona is a founding partner of TLV Partners. Rona is a member of the board of Varonis (NASDAQ: “VRNS”), Aqua Security, Oribi, AiDoc, Datree.io, Rookout, run.ai, Quantum-Machines, Packboard and Datagen.

Previously Rona invested and partnered with the founders of Varonis (Went Public on Nasdaq in February 2014, VRNS), Skycure (acquired by Symantec), Puresec (Acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Traiana (acquired by ICAP), Worklight (acquired by IBM), Actona (acquired by CISCO), ItemField (Aquired by Informatica), Identify (acquired by BMC), Aduva (acquired by SUN), Fring (acquired by GenBend), SalesPredict (acquired by eBay) and Totango.
Previously, she was a General Partner at Pitango and Evergreen, and was head of the enterprise software sector at both funds. Rona herself was a successful entrepreneur in the computer gaming industry.

Yuval Shachar

Yuval Shachar

As an “investorpreneur”, Yuval provides guidance and mentoring to a broad range of founding teams and is involved as a co-founder, board member or investor in a broad portfolio of cyber companies including Team8 (Chairman), Tufin, Mobile Spaces, Aorato, illusive networks, Claroty, Hysolate and Dyadic. Yuval is a founding partner of Marker-LLC, a multi-stage venture capital firm which has invested in over 40 companies.

He is also a General Partner of Innovation Endeavors, an early-stage venture capital firm backed by Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google. Until 2009 Yuval served as a GM at Cisco, and prior to that, he co-founded P-Cube, leading the evolution of the DPI market where served as its CEO up to its acquisition by Cisco in 2004. Yuval has a BSc in Math and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, holds a variety of patents and has contributed to a variety of telecommunications standards.

Izhar Shay

MK Izhar Shay

MK Izhar Shay is a member in the Israeli 21st Parliament (Knesset).
Prior to joining the Israeli Parliament, Shay was a high-tech entrepreneur, CEO of start-up companies, member in boards of directors, mentor for entrepreneurs and a social activist.

Izhar Shay is a public figure, widely known and appreciated within the Israeli high-tech eco system and additional circles. He wrote a popular weekly column at Globes for 11 years, authored two books, founded Israel’s largest digital community for entrepreneurs (“Start-Up Stadium”) with about 45 thousand members; Also, he founded and anchored a popular radio program (“High-Tech Ba’Pkakim”), which reached tens of thousands on a weekly basis. He was voted in a Geektime poll as one of the top 100 influencers in the Israeli high-tech.

Izhar Shay accumulated 30 years of experience within the Israeli high-tech as an engineer, a manager, a successful entrepreneur and a venture capital investor.

yona shtern

Yona Shtern

Yona Shtern is CEO & Chairman of Arrive – the market leader in delivering transactional mobility services to over 50 million consumers though partners like SiriusXM, Amazon, Avis, TomTom, Ticketmaster, Groupon and many others. Arrive also operates 2 direct-to-consumer brands – ParkWhiz and
BestParking – which allow drivers to find, book and pay for parking in
over 230 cities across North America.

Yona serves on the board member of Swap.com – an online consignment marketplace. He is also an active angel investor, serves on a number of advisory boards and acts a mentor to entrepreneurs at Founder Fuel and Founders Institute. Previously. Yona was co-founder and CEO of Beyond the Rack, an e-commerce marketplace with over 15 million consumer members and revenues of $150M. He has received numerous awards for his advertising, product and marketing strategies and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by Start Up Canada.

Yair Snir

Yair Snir is Managing Director and Vice President at Dell Technologies Capital, where he leads venture investments activity in Europe and Israel. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Yair was Microsoft’s Corporate Director of Business Development & M&A, managing the company’s activity across Europe and Israel. During this period Microsoft has become the most active M&A player in the region. 

Before Microsoft, Yair worked for ECI Telecom as Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Prior to that, he was a senior strategy consultant at Rotem Strategy, one of Israel’s leading consulting firms. Earlier in his career, Yair founded and worked in various bio-tech hi-tech companies. Yair represents Dell Technologies Capital on the board of directors of the following companies: Otonomo, VDOO, VAST Data, Lightbits Labs, Guardicore, TOKA, Iguazio, SecureNative and Binaris.

Graham Stokhuyzen

Graham Stokhuyzen is the co-founder of CCEP Ventures, an innovation investment program launched in 2019 by Coca-Cola European Partners.
CCEP Ventures exists to bring the best minds, ideas and technologies from the outside world into its business in order to work together on the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of the beverage industry. CCEP Ventures offers a dual approach of investment and acceleration, providing its partners both with funding as well as the opportunity to leverage the world class resources and infrastructure, subject matter expertise and network that is the Coke system.

Prior to launching CCEP Ventures, Graham led CCEP’s M&A function and has over 20 years’ experience working with A-brand global consumer goods businesses at Coke and Mars Incorporated in multiple commercial leadership roles.

Nissim Tapiro

Nissim is the Co-founder and VP of Engineering for Next Insurance. Next Insurance was founded in 2016 in a mission to transform small business insurance with simple, affordable coverage, tailored to the needs of each class of business. Before that, served as VP of Engineering for Check (now part of Intuit).

Yoram Tietz

Yoram is the Managing partner of EY Israel. Yoram has been spending most of his career helping the high tech sector globally and in Israel in particular.

Yoram has a vast experience working with entrepreneurs and startups on strategy, finance, growth and fulfillment and with big corporation on similar issues. Fascinated by the way technology enables a profound change in our life and the way we live, combined with healthy curios nature Yoram has been able to use his experience to take part of their journey and help many entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and goals

David Wah

Since 1996, Mr. Wah has been part of Credit Suisse’s Technology Group and he has advised on many of the Technology industry’s largest IPOs, equity and high yield financings. He is a member of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division’s Global Operating Committee.

Prior to joining The First Boston Corporation in 1992, David was an associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he practiced corporate securities and mergers and acquisition law.

David serves on the Board of Directors Museum of Chinese in America, a not for profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in America, the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School and the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics.

Eyal Waldman

Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox, and has served as Mellanox’ s president and chief executive officer since March 1999. From March 1993 to February 1999, Mr. Waldman served as vice president of engineering and was a cofounder of Galileo Technology Ltd. which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in January 2001.

Mr. Waldman left Galileo Technologies in 1999 to start Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for server and storage systems.
From August 1989 to March 1993, Mr. Waldman held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technicon Israel Institute of Technology.

Eyal has been recently awarded with an Honorary PhD from the Technicon.

Shmuel Wasserman

Mr. Samuel Wasserman has been the Company’s CEO since its inception in October 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Wasserman served as Vice President of Marketing and Director of Product Management at Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ:CRNT). From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Wasserman held various management positions in marketing and product management at ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL).
Mr. Wasserman served in the Israeli Navy (Rank: Major).

Mr. Wasserman has a Bachelor’s degree in Electro-Optical Engineering from the Jerusalem College of Technology and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

Merav Weinryb​

Merav is the Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures in Europe and Israel. Merav serves on the Boards of WekaIO, Stratoscale, Mantis Vision, Medisafe, ScyllaDB, Splacer and TabTale. Merav served on the boards of Magisto (acquired by Vimeo), Tapingo (acquired by GrubHub), Panoramic Power (acquired by Direct Energy) and Corrigon (acquired by EBay).

Merav has more than 20 years of high-tech and venture capital experience. Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, she was at Intel Capital and Pitango Venture Capital. During these years, Merav led and was involved in several investments including: Forescout (NASDAQ: FSCT), Convergin (acquired by Oracle), Boxee (acquired by Samsung); LiveU; Kaminario; and many more. She holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering (cum laude) from the Technion, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Merav is the founder and is on the steering committee of the Women Founder Forum; an organization that encourages and supports female tech entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Winer

Jonathan Winer is Head of Investments and Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs and the Co-CEO of Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners.
Sidewalk, an Alphabet company, is reimagining cities to improve quality of life. Currently designing a district in Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront to tackle the challenges of urban growth, in partnership with the tri-government agency Waterfront Toronto, Sidewalk aims to make Toronto the global hub for urban innovation. Jonathan was responsible for Sidewalk Toronto’s business model and financing strategy and is now launching a separate fund dedicated to technology-enabled infrastructure.

Jonathan previously founded Nereus in 2009, a private equity fund that invests in alternative energy infrastructure in Asia. Prior to Nereus, Jonathan worked at the D. E. Shaw group where he built the private equity team across venture capital, growth equity, and structured finance.
Jonathan graduated from Yale with degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Guy Yamen

Guy Yamen

Guy Yamen is co-founder and managing partner of TPY Capital, an Israel based VC which had recently raised its second fund, and is focused on early revenue enterprise startups. Prior to launching TPY, he spent a few years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, in their New York and Tel Aviv offices. 

Guy’s commitment to societal change – he co-founded Prize4Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS. 
Another non-profit, MEET, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian youth in learning computer science and entrepreneurship, Guy has recently helped spearhead the formation of MEET’s virtual learning hub. He’s also a Fellow of the fifth class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Guy received an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a BA in economics and an LL.B, both from Tel Aviv University.

Nir Zohar

Nir Zohar

Nir has been with Wix since 2007 and he’s been the driving force behind the successful scaling of the company’s operations from a small start-up into an international company serving tens of millions of users. Nir spearheads all efforts to develop and implement Wix’ strategic plans geared towards accommodating the company’s growth objectives and business goals.

Prior to joining Wix, Nir was the Budget and Production Manager for two years at M.B. Contact Ltd., a private Israeli event production company. Before that, Nir worked for The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Scouts.
Nir’s experience stems from his position as Lieutenant Commander and Chief Engineer in the Israeli Navy. On his day off you can catch him reading, spending time with his kids or avidly following the NBA scores.

Chen Zur

I am a CPA, MBA and a principal in EY’s Advisory, connected growth platform. I lead EY’s US Blockchain practice, working together with clients and industry leaders on the development and adoption of practical Blockchain based innovative business solutions.

I’m a strong believer in Blockchain’s potential to revolutionize the way we do business, interact safely with each other and create a better working world for all of us. In the past, I have held a number of leadership positions in the areas of management consulting, IT Strategy, RPA, ERP system integration and development, multi-national corporate business process integration, Inter-company and back-office Digital Transformation; working with multiple industries including Consumer products, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals, Insurance, Defense, Technology and more. It is my goal, to work together with my clients through these exciting times, understand, develop and adopt Blockchain based solutions, and better deal with this era of rapid technological change and disruption