Main Speakers Event

13:00 - 15:00 | Venue: Smolarz Auditorium
Our theme this year is 'Israel as an Innovative Global Hub', focusing on new opportunities in technology and investments.
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Confirmed Speakers
Manuel Bronstein
VP Product, Consumers @ YouTube
Manuel Bronstein is Vice President of Product Management at YouTube, overseeing YouTube's mobile, desktop and living room applications, as well as growth, live and community efforts. Previously, Manuel led the teams that launched YouTube's Kids, Music, and Gaming apps. He is also an active investor and advisor to tech companies. Before joining YouTube, Manuel was VP of Product and General Manager at Zynga, where he led games and platform teams working on Poker, FarmVille, FarmVille 2 and the Zynga Network. Prior to Zynga Manuel worked at Microsoft where he led product, strategy and business for several successful Xbox products. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from USB in Venezuela and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Luther Lowe
Vice President, Public Policy @Yelp
Luther joined Yelp in 2008 as an account executive on the company’s sales team and a year later moved into the role of Manager of Business Outreach, where he built a department that educates small business owners about the importance of Yelp. Since 2011, Luther has led public policy at the company. As Vice President of Public Policy, he manages and directs the company’s global outreach to policy makers about the vital role Yelp plays in driving economic activity to local businesses while serving
James A. Pearson
Chief Communications Officer, Membit, Digital Media Communications Expert
James Pearson began his career at Harpo Studios Inc. where he worked for Oprah Winfrey on the ABC episodic “The Women of Brewster Place” and eventually for John Hughes’ Hughes Entertainment in Lake Forest Illinois. Before his current position as Chief Communications Officer at Augmented Reality, Photo Sharing App Membit (membit.co) Pearson served as of Global Communications at Shazam (Shazam.com) one of most popular apps in the world, and as Director of Corporate Communications at Audible.com.
Kálmán Kéménczy
Director of Product Prezi
Kálmán started to work at Prezi in 2011 as project manager and he filled several different position in the last few years: worked on the editor and on mobile apps as well. Nowadays he is the Director of Product and leads the Force cluster which is responsible for the Prezi Medium, Document Format, Rendering Engines, Infrastructure and Security. Before Prezi, Kálmán had spent 13 years at Novell in very different technical and management positions.
Ayelet Noff
Founder and CEO @Blonde 2.0
Ayelet Noff is the Founder and CEO of award-winning PR Firm Blonde 2.0 with offices in Tel Aviv and Boston. Founded in 2006, Blonde 2.0 HQ’s are right at the heart of the startup nation and the firm specializes in publicizing and marketing the hottest technology startups, enterprises, VCs, and lifestyle brands globally. In 2015 Blonde 2.0 was awarded multiple awards by the prestigious PR Daily for the Yo Launch Campaign.
Ariel Sella
Managing Director of Capsula
Ariel Sella is Managing Director of Capsula, Smart Mobility @TAU. Accelerating Smart Mobility startups and research times, Capsula's Spring '17 Studio will host ten exciting startups from Israel and abroad in such areas as autonomous fleets, marine and land logistics, automotive cyber security and driver safety. Ariel was previously a venture capitalist, chief executive of Silicon Valley startups, co-founder of commercial Internet startups, marketing executive at engineering software firms and chip designer at leading semiconductor and computer firms. His expertise spans microelectronics, electronic design automation, consumer Internet, smart energy and smart mobility - in Israel, Silicon Valley and Japan. Ariel received his computer science degree at the University of California at Berkeley.
Motti Peer
Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0
Motti Peer is the Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0 an award winning PR agency with offices in Tel Aviv and The U.S. He is an expert in marketing and public relations, as well as having extensive experience in the Israeli start-up scene.
Micky Barnea
Managing Partner at Barnea & Co.
Micky Barnea has vast experience in representing Israeli and foreign clients for over 20 years. Through specialising technology law, he is able to advise high tech companies at any stage of business development, ultimately allowing them to access and dominate local and global markets.
Yuval Lazi
Partner at Barnea & Co.
Yuval Lazi specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, within a range of high-tech and low-tech industries. Client’s of Yuval operate in various fields, including high-tech, telecommunications, agriculture and food industries, as well as early stage startups.
Harel Tow
Manager at KPMG International Tax
Harel Tow is the manager in the international tax department and has extensive experience in creating tax solutions for international transactions. Harel has large amounts of experience in tax planning for both inbound and outbound international acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, and beyond that, has acquired a range of international investments spanning over Europe, America and China.
Itay Falb
Manager at KPMG International Tax
Currently, Itay Falb currently holds the position of lead manager of the high-tech practices at KPMG and has a lot of experience in assisting both US and Israeli companies in all stages with taxes. In addition, Itay also specialises in international tax services, including international tax structuring and other global tax optimisation tactics.
Joszef Szuper
Managing Director and owner of ENASCO
Jozsef Szuper is an energy industry expert with over 10 years of industry expert. He owns several startups and he is the managing director and owner of ENASCO, a company focusing on energy related innovative projects and company developments.
Nimrod Cohen
Managing Partner at TAU Ventures
Nimrod Cohen is a serial entrepreneur who is a managing partner at TAU Ventures, in addition to previously being a partner at Plus Ventures and heading the Explore. Dream. Discover. Incubator. Furthermore, Nimrod has also been a mentor and a judge in many programs, events and organisations.
Henry chen Weinstein
CEO Cockpit
Henry Chen Weinstein heads Cockpit Innovation Hub whose mission is to seek out and help Travel and Aviation innovators take off. He has been involved with product development his entire professional life. As an experienced product manager for almost a decade (private and public sectors) he helped define, scope, develop and implement products in various and diverse industries (From Electro-Optics to Mobile Commerce), driving growth and product success.
Martin Walfisz
Senior Partner at Nordisk Film Games
A visionary entrepreneur with a passion for business, creativity, games, and game development. 20 years experience starting and growing companies from 0 to 100+ employees. Focus on product development, leadership, consumer perception, online technologies, and a relentless attention to detail.

Specialities: Game design & production; PC, console & mobile product development; Online technologies; Social & mobile games; Business development; Leadership & executive management
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