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SHMUEL (MOOLY) EDEN
High Tech consultant & Former Senior V.P at Intel Corporation and President of Intel, Israel

The Exponential World - Will We Be Replaced by Robots?

Shmuel (Mooly) Eden is One of Israel’s Technology leaders, and until recently he held the position of Senior Vice president in Intel Corporation and the president of Intel Israel. Eden joined Intel Israel in 1982. In 2003 Eden relocated to the US. Before returning to Israel he was heading Intel’s biggest business unit, The Notebook and desk top group, growing its revenue to 32B$. In 2010 Eden was voted by the “Fast Company magazine as one the 26 most creative people in the world. In 2012 Eden was voted by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 most brilliant technological minds in the world along side Amazon CEO and Apple chief designer. Today Eden spends his free time on board of several stat ups, consulting high-tech firms, promoting STEM education in high schools and promoting innovation in IDF units and government Agencies.

 EYTAN GALAI 
CRO, Outbrain

The Journey from Startup to Unicorn… and In Between

As Chief Revenue Officer, Eytan Galai is responsible for Outbrain's revenue across the globe.  He joined Outbrain in 2007 and has held a variety of finance and business roles, including leading the company’s expansion into new markets and taking the role of Managing Director, International.   

Eytan has over 20 years of experience in international business development across the media, tech, web and finance industries.

 
 
OMER KEILAF
CEO and Co-Founder, Innoviz Technologies

My Lessons Learned from the First Years of a Startup

Omer Keilaf has spent 19 years driving cutting edge technologies from inception to commercialization. As the co-founder and CEO of Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions, Mr. Keilaf is helping enable the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles by providing high-performance LiDAR at mass market prices.  

 
IZHAR SHAY
MK Blue And White Party, Israeli Parliament
Former High-Tech and Social Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist

Personal Perspectives of an Entrepreneur - Turned Investor - Turned Politician

Izhar Shay joined Hossen Le’Israel (No. 12) in February 2019 and became part of the Blue And White Party (No. 20) during the April 2019 elections. He was elected as a member in the Israeli 21st Parliament (Knesset).

Prior to joining the Israeli Parliament, Shay was a high-tech entrepreneur, CEO of startup 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.

 
KARINA RUBINSTEIN
Sr. Director of BD Start-Up Division, Israel Innovation Authority

Negev Development and Innovation

An experienced business developer with over 20 years of hands-on practice in international markets. Along this period of time, Karina was responsible for creating international sales platforms for companies at all stages, and for enhancing the market presence of Israeli start-ups and more established companies by forming successful associations with global players.  As part of her role Karina lead and implemented innovative thinking & leadership processes in companies in different technological areas spanning from traditional industry, clean tech, medical devices and digital health, thereby strengthening their competitive edge.  

 
RUVIK DANILOVICH
Mayor of Be'er-Sheva

Ledaing Beer-Sheva into the Future

Ruvik is an Israeli politician. After serving as Deputy Mayor of Beer-Sheva under Yaakov Turner, he was elected Mayor in 2008 and again in 2013. Shortly after his election, Danilovich presented a ten-year plan (2010–2020) for his city, seeking to transform it into an important metropolis in Israel. The plan includes improvements in education, infrastructure, job opportunities, and business ventures, many of which have already been implemented.  

 
PROF. DAN BLUMBERG
VP Regional Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

BGU and the Eco-System

Prof. Blumberg is an academic leader and has been a key player in building the new high tech ecosystem in Southern Israel. He has led the development of the Israeli space scene and was the principal investigator on many remote sensing projects. Blumberg founded the Green Campus initiative at BGU which positioned BGU as one of the most environmentally aware universities in the world.

 
DANA GAVISH-FRIDMAN
Head of Entrepreneurship, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
VP Entrepreneurship, BGN

Bridging Academia and Industry

Dana Gavish-Fridman is Head of Entrepreneurship at Ben Gurion University and its commercial arm, BGN Technologies, and is responsible for connecting all entrepreneurial activity across the University, providing tools, opportunities and strategies for students and researchers. Previously, Dana was VP Marketing at Yissum, the Hebrew University's technology transfer company. She has also worked as a television news producer at Israel’s Channel 2 News and at The Associated Press TV, and as a business development manager for two start-up companies. 

 
​GIDEON SHAVIT
Chairman, Mata Foundation

Investing in the Negev

Gideon Shavit is the Chairman of ATC -Advanced Technology Center (Mata) investing In High Tech ventures in the Negev. Prior to joining ATC Gideon was the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Israel emissary (shaliach) for the Miami-Dade region USA ,Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada  all for 3-4 year periods.  Before joining JNF, Gideon was the President of Rotem Industries . Gideon was the head of the public relations of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC)

Adi Kotler
Tech7 Juniors Community Leader

The People Behind the Southern Ecosystem Ethos

Adi Kotler, Ben Gurion University graduate, is the leader of Tech7 Juniors - entrepreneurship, innovation and high-tech community for youth. This year, she led more than 1000 teenagers in a variety of programs. Before that, Adi was the coordinator of the ProWoman program at the Ben-Gurion University branch. ProWoman focuses on providing hands-on tools and practical skills that will help guide and inspire young women to fully pursue their dreams. At the same time, she worked at Sigambit as a human resources coordinator.