The Israel Conference 2010
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Keynote Speakers Fast & Cool
In The Beginning - From Startup to Exit - All in Six Days Cisterns and Vapor – Clean Tech – Going Green
High Tech in a Slow Economy – Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales Medical Miracles – Curing What Ails You
Things that go Click – Capture Technology Israel Goes Hollywood – Media without Borders




High Tech in a Slow Economy - Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
The High Tech squeeze in Israel - Where is the money, the current market for high tech companies and entrepreneurs. How Israeli companies stay ahead of the curve.


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Eran Wagner


Eran Wagner - cVidya Networks HIGH TECH IN A SLOW ECONOMY
As President, North America Operations for cVidya Networks, Eran Wagner is working to develop the company's business in North America including direct sales, channel sales, marketing and new product creation.

Prior to his new role with cVidya, Eran was VP, Portfolio Strategy and Planning, Amdocs Products Group where he was responsible for developing Amdocs' overall product strategy, including portfolio planning, foundational products, product integration, demo capabilities, and the development of targeted solutions. Eran Joined Amdocs in 2004 following the successful acquisition of XACCT Technologies, a company he founded, by Amdocs.

Prior to Amdocs, Eran co-founded in 1997 XACCT Technologies Inc, where he served as the chairman of the Board of Directors and the executive vice president - Technology, responsible for the definition, creation and market introduction of all XACCT products, and for strategic alliances.

Before XACCT, Eran co-founded the Xpert Group in 1993, and served as president and CEO. The Xpert Group specialized in system integration projects for corporate and service providers networking and Internet/intranet environments. The Xpert Group was sold in 2005 to One.

Prior to Eran's initial business venture, he worked as a software engineer. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Tel-Aviv University. Eran is the inventor of multiple granted patents. He is based in San Jose, California.
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Scott Painter


Scott Painter is founder and CEO of Zag, an independent technology and services business committed to dramatically improving the way cars are bought and sold. A visionary with a passion for the automotive industry, Scott Painter has raised hundreds of millions in venture capital for dozens of companies over the past 15 years. As founder and CEO of, and later as founder and chairman of, Painter was instrumental in bringing car shopping online and is credited with being the first to introduce upfront pricing on the Internet.

Before Zag, Painter was founder and chairman of where he developed a plan to build a new brand of automobile that would minimize initial capital expenditures and fixed costs through contract engineering, modularity, and contract assembly. Under Painter's leadership, secured more than $350 million in funding and played a principal role in the transformation of the automotive retail industry into one driven by consumer expectations, customer service and trust.

Earlier in his career, Painter leveraged his expertise in direct response marketing and advertising as the innovator behind several well-known successes, including 1-800-DENTISTTM and 1-800-CAR-SEARCHTM. Painter also was founder and CEO of INFOAccessTM, Inc., an electronic classified service. Painter attended the West Point United States Military Academy, where he majored in political science and systems engineering. He was class president, which enabled him to develop a unique leadership style early in his career. Painter also attended the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in economics.
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Eitan Bek


Eitan Bek joined Pitango in late 2000 and became a Partner in 2007. Before joining Pitango Eitan was a member of the founding team that established Beautifulisland.Com, a startup with a goal to be the first Personal Internet Service Company dedicated to helping people who don't know computers enjoy the many benefits of the Internet.

Prior to joining the Start Up world Eitan worked at Lehman Brothers, where he initiated and managed a special technology project, enabling automation of post-trade processing for institutional investors.

In the mid-90s, Eitan served as Director of System Specification group at Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT). In this role, he led development teams and was directly accountable for R&D activities in customer projects, with an aggregate value in excess of $100 million, and was responsible for marketing upgrade suites. Eitan holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, and a BA degree (magna cum laude) in Business Administration from the College of Management, Tel Aviv.

Eitan currently serves on the board of 3DV Systems and works closely as an active observer with Discretix and Provigent.

Pitango Venture Capital is Israel's largest venture capital firm and a lead investor in seed, early and expansion stage companies. It has helped grow over 100 companies, managing funds in excess of $1.3 billion in committed capital. Pitango's exceptional rate of successful ventures is rooted in the unwavering dedication of the Pitango team. Each member brings extensive experience in international management and new venture development. The team's unique hands-on approach and personal involvement in each portfolio company is reflected in dedicated and informal working relationships with entrepreneurs. Our knowledge and expertise is used to nurture and guide, opening up exciting opportunities for our invested companies.
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Gadi Singer


Gadi Singer - Intel Corporation HIGH TECH IN A SLOW ECONOMY
Gadi Singer is vice president of the Mobility Group and general manager, SoC Enabling Group for Intel Corporation. The SoC Enabling Group is responsible for delivering central building blocks and driving Intel's SoC strategy focusing on fast turnaround time and modularity practices.

Singer joined Intel in 1983, holding a variety of senior technical and management positions in chip design, software engineering and CAD development. He was appointed vice president in 1999 and chief technical officer of Intel Communications Group in 2004, among other accomplishments.

From 2005 through 2007, Singer served as general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group, which is responsible for the development of revolutionary low-power Intel Architecture solutions and the Mobile Internet Devices. Among his prior roles, Singer was general manager of the Microprocessor Products Group's Design Technology Division, co-general manager of the IA-64 Processor Division and general manager of Enterprise Processors Division. Among Singer's technological contributions is as inventor of the Schematics Formal Verification (SFV) method at Intel, which establishes mathematical equivalence between design logic schematics to substantially reduce schematics functional bugs. Singer was also one of the inventors of Intel's Hardware Description Language (iHDL).

Prior to joining Intel, Singer was a software engineer at Elbit Electronics in Israel from 1981 to 1983. Singer received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Technion University, Israel, in 1983. He pursued graduate studies at Technion University from 1986 to 1988.
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David Blumberg


David Blumberg - Blumberg Capital HIGH TECH IN A SLOW ECONOMY
David Blumberg brings more than 24 years of investing experience in venture capital backed technology companies including Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. [CHKP], Teva [TEVA], Creo - acquired by Eastman Kodak [EK], DSP Group [DSPG], Electronics For Imaging [EFII], AbirNet - acquired by Computer Associates [CA], Conduct Software and Allerez - both acquired by Hewlett Packard [HPQ], Vista Research - acquired by McGraw Hill [MHP], and IP Infusion - acquired by ACCESS Co., Ltd. [TSE: 4513].

Prior to founding Blumberg Capital in 1991, David managed technology investments with Claridge Investments, Adler & Co., Apax, and T. Rowe Price Associates. David launched the business development efforts for Check Point Software Technologies.

David earned his AB in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD. David speaks French and is proficient in Hebrew and Spanish.

David serves as a member or observer on the Board of Directors of CaseStack, DoubleVerify, Siperian, and Correlix. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
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Robert Hinden


Robert Hinden - Check Point Software HIGH TECH IN A SLOW ECONOMY
Bob Hinden is a Check Point Fellow and is chair of the IAOC and co-chairs the IPv6 working group at the IETF. Previously at Nokia was a Nokia Fellow, Chief Internet Technologist at Nokia Networks, and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the Nokia IP Routing Group.

Bob Hinden was one of the early employees (i.e., employee number 4) of Ipsilon Networks, Inc. Ipsilon was acquired by Nokia on December 31, 1997. He was previously employed at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for the Internet Engineering group that implements internet protocols for Sun's operating systems. Prior to this he worked at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc. on a variety of internetwork related projects including the first operational internet router and one of the first TCP/IP>
Bob Hinden was co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Internet Award for pioneering work in the development of the first Internet routers.

Bob Hinden has been active in the IETF since 1985 and is is the author of thirty-six RFCs. He was recently elected as the chair of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) and co-chairs the 6man working group. Prior to this he served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), was Area Director for Routing in the Internet Engineering Steering group from 1987 to 1994, and chaired the IPv6, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, Simple Internet Protocol Plus, IPAE, the IP over ATM, and the Open Routing working groups. He is also a member of the RFC Editorial Board.

Bob Hinden holds an B.S.E.E., and a M.S. in Computer Science from Union College, Schenectady, New York.

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Selected Participating Firms:

Sequoia Capital Milken Institute LiveU Yossi Vardi STEP Strategy Advisors
Sheppard Mullin
Bank Leumi Gemini Israel Funds Los Angeles Department of Water & Power JVP cVidya
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Pitango Israel Venture Network Shamrock Holdings Intel
Novafora MARK Enterprises
Check Point William Morris Agency
Jajah Tigo Energy
Topio Jinni
DFJ Tamir Fishman
Canaan Partners USC Entertainment Technology Center Vringo
ClipSync Luxe Hotel BabyFirstTV PricewaterhouseCoopers
Premiere Radio Networks Silicon Valley Bank
Given Imaging
The Westly Group
Tamarix Ventures
Mass Animation
Timeless Jerusalem IVC
Entertainment Media Ventures
Olmstead Williams Communications
Bedoin Media
MIT Georgia Institute of Technology
New Century Capital Partners Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants
Women In Technology International LA Chamber of Commerce Maverick Angels LARTA
Business Wire Daly-Swartz Public Relations iHollywood Forum
cFour Partners Worldwide
Shelter Capital Partners O2Cool Water Yarden Wines
Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Israel Economic Mission of LA
SCICC California Capital Summit KenRadio

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