Speakers

7-9, May, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
Amit Noam
Market Development Manager @ Teva
Amit Noam is the Market Development Manager of RISE, an innovation group within Teva with a mission to transform healthcare in developing markets. The RISE team focuses on developing and rolling out transformational projects in numerous countries that aim to improve patient's accessibility to healthcare using digital technologies and disruptive business models. Amit has an entrepreneurial and strategic consulting background. Prior to joining Teva Amit was a team leader at Shaldor, A leading Israeli strategic consulting firm. Amit Holds a B.Sc in Industrial engineering from BGU, and an EMBA from Tel-Aviv University
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.
Bruce K. Taragin
Managing Director @ Blumberg Capital
Bruce is a managing director at Blumberg Capital with more than 23 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment banker and corporate attorney.
Prior to joining Blumberg Capital, Bruce co-founded and held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed early-stage technology transactions at Hambrecht & Quist, Mayer Brown & Platt and Bankers Trust Company.
Shachaf Snir
Global Innovation Business Lead @ Amdocs
Shachaf has 9 years of experience in leading Innovation management and organizational consulting.
Creating the innovation center of excellence methodologies and best practices, and working with business units across Amdocs in tackling their business challenges through the practice of innovation, including:
Development of product, service and business model innovation.
Formulation of organizational processes and best practice that supports innovation execution.
Working with Amdocs customers in tackling their business challenges, building relationships and collaboration in the process.

Shachf if also retired professional chef and a proud father of 2 amazing little girls.
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.
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.
Dan Balter
VP Business Development, @StarTAU
Dan Balter is an experienced entrepreneur who specializes in ecosystems and organizational development. Dan is an expert in acceleration processes and intrapreneurial strategies.

Dan is the Vice President of StarTau, Tel-Aviv University's Entrepreneurship Center, which is the largest entrepreneurship center in Israel and one of the top 25 in the world. In addition, he mentors, advises and lectures at accelerators, universities, corporates and governments around the world on entrepreneurship, innovation, and how to develop ecosystems
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.
Sagi Schliesser
CEO and founder of TabTale & advisory board of JFrog
Sagi Schleisser is an entrepreneur and visionary in the world of mobile gaming. He co founded TabTale in 2010, having had a spark of creativity after studying the way his own children approached play, and coupling that with a desire to create mobile games and apps specifically designed to encourage safe, creative, and educational engagement.
Prior to becoming the co founder & CEO of TabTale, Sagi held a dual role at Sapiens International as the company's CTO and VP of R&D . He fulfilled the same roles before that at IDIT Technologies. Sagi holds an MBA in Business Psychology, as well as a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Psychology.
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.
Eldad Postan
Director of Business Development @ OurCrowd
Eldad is the Director of Business Development at OurCrowd, leading the company’s efforts of portfolio development (with more than a hundred companies). Previously he founded ScaleME, A startup that helped businesses expand their operations to new markets. He was the chairman of the Hebrew University's student union and founded The Sky is The Limit, an NGO, that works with at-risk teenagers to become leaders in their underprivileged neighborhoods.
Marco Trombetti
Founder of Pi Campus
Marco Trombetti is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In 1999, he co-founded Translated and currently serves it as CEO. Translated has been one of the first internet based translation services.
Marco has co-founded Pi Campus, a startup district and a venture fund with 27 investments across the globe.
Eli Pelleg
Corporate COO and a shareholder of the Tefen Group
Eli have over 25 years of experience in the management of large-scale multidisciplinary performance improvement projects. Eli was part of Tefen's founding team and led the company's global breakthrough establishing Tefen USA, where he served as the first President. Eli is currently responsible for Tefen's international growth and business development and is personally active in major consulting projects. Eli holds an MBA from Bradford University and a B.Sc. in industrial engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
Ilya Spitalnik
CEO and Founder of PowToon
ilya Spitalnik is CEO and Founder of PowToon. He’s famous for his "Rainman" like ability to identify and realize the fastest, most efficient and least labour-intensive route-to-market for a new or existing product or service. Above all, ilya is an attention hacker with an unhealthy obsession for brand building, online marketing and delivering messages with a touch of awesomeness. Follow ilya on LinkedIn.
Ido Rozenberg
VP R&D @ Compie
Prior to founding the company, Ido and his partners founded and sold two startup companies, which led the way to the establishment of the company.
The company delivers complex technological platforms in all cutting-edge technologies such as React & React Native and AngularJS 2.
Moreover, the company is an expert in the field of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in particular. We create deep neural networks which are customized to our customer needs and enable a significant leap in performance and results.
Our solutions allow enterprises and startups to thrive and get a competitive advantage in their domain.
Michael Zolotov
CTO of Compie
Prior to founding the company, Michael and his partners founded and sold two startup companies, which led the way to the establishment of the company.
The company delivers complex technological platforms in all cutting-edge technologies such as React & React Native and AngularJS 2.
Moreover, the company is an expert in the field of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in particular. We create deep neural networks which are customized to our customer needs and enable a significant leap in performance and results.
Our solutions allow enterprises and startups to thrive and get a competitive advantage in their domain.
Aya Lahmi
founder and CEO of Aya Lahmi Consultants
founder and CEO of Aya Lahmi Consultants & co-founder of UP n' UP' creative HR on demand. A trained occupational psychologist and an organizational consultant by profession. Aya has many years of experience in guiding companies through changes and serving as a consultant to managers. Her broad experiences combining a wide business & systemic vision have well prepared her for organizational strategy , on both a business and personal level.
Pal Boza
Managing Director @ CAM Consulting Ltd
Pal BOZA is an expert specialised in developing innovative business opportunities in the energy sector. Pal has worked both with start-ups, incubators and utilities from the enegy sector. He is also a specialist of EU grant financing schemes. Pal holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.
Nir Zohar
Nir Zohar, founder of CHAKRATEC
Nir Zohar is a Business, Sales, Delivery and Operations Leader with extensive experience in multinational project execution and management.
Prior to founding CHAKRATEC he held several senior executive positions at Starhome and Comverse, in the last of them he served as VP of Global Operations, Delivery and Customer Support.
Nir served together with his founding team members in the 8200 unit of the IDF.
He holds a B.Sc. EE from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh.
Omer Yuval
Chief Innovation Officer at Israel Air Force
Experienced Chief Innovation Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the high tech industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, and International Business. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Entrepreneurship, Innovation from Peres Academic Center.
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