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




Medical Miracles - Curing What Ails You
New Therapies, New Legs, New Lifestyle Products, New Drugs. The New You.


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Benny Zeevi


Benny Zeevi - DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures MEDICAL MIRACLES
Dr. Zeevi is a Managing General Partner for DFJ Tamir Fishman ventures and he is in charge of all lifescience investments.

Prior to joining DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures, Dr. Zeevi was the Vice President - Business Development & Medical Director of Card Guard AG since 1998. He also serves as chairman of Card Guard's International Medical Advisory Board, which provides guidance and directs Card Guard in developing new products for the telemedicine market, while ensuring quality product and services that meet the needs of the entire medical circle. Dr. Zeevi is Card Guard's coordinator and main participant in three European Commission 5th Framework Projects for telemedicine developments in homecare.

Dr. Zeevi has an extensive background in product development, marketing and strategy formulations in healthcare technology companies. Dr. Zeevi served, among other capacities, as a professional advisor at Mennen Medical Ltd., Israel, specializing in the development of new generation cardiac catheterization monitoring systems and joint venture strategies, and as an advisor to Scitex on new product development. and many venture capital funds.

From 1990-1998 he was Director of Pediatric Catheterization Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tiqva. In 1986, he won a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, at the Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston , where he worked as a staff cardiologist.. Dr. Zeevi holds a M.D. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

His credentials include over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles, in addition to various text books and invited papers. He has published reviews and editorials in pediatric cardiology journals, and gave more than 60 presentations at cardiology conferences. His contributions has been acknowledged in 1993, when he received the Liberman prize for significant contribution to the evaluation and treatment of children with congenital heart disease.

A different kind of Venture Capital partnership, insightful, astute and prudent, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures brings together accomplished company building know-how with innovative financial skills, to pick the right companies to invest in and to take them to fruition.
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Nachum (Homi) Shamir


Nachum (Homi) Shamir - Given Imaging MEDICAL MIRACLES
Nachum (Homi) Shamir has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since April 9, 2006 at Given Imaging, Ltd.

Prior to joining Given Imaging, Ltd. Mr. Shamir served as Corporate Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and as the President of Eastman Kodak's Transaction and Industrial Solutions Group, which includes several business units, including Kodak Versamark, Inc. (whose operations were previously those of Scitex Digital Printing Inc.) of which Mr. Shamir was President and Chief Executive Officer.

From June 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Shamir served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Corporation, Ltd. From January 2001 to January 2004, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Digital Printing, having previously served as its Chief Operating Officer since July 2000. Prior thereto, Mr. Shamir was Managing Director and General Manager of Scitex Digital Printing (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd., from the incorporation of this Singapore-based company in 1994. From 1993 until 1994 he was with the Hong Kong based Scitex Asia Pacific (H.K.) Ltd. Before joining Scitex, Mr. Shamir held senior management positions at various international companies mainly in the Asia Pacific regions.

Mr. Shamir holds a B.Sc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
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Ran Nussbaum


Ran Nussbaum - Pontifax MEDICAL MIRACLES
Mr. Nussbaum is a Manager-Partner in Pontifax. Mr. Nussbaum serves as vice chairman of Biomedix (BMDX). He was Partner and General Manager of Israel's largest business intelligence company.

Pontifax is a venture capital investor focusing on the Israeli life sciences sector. Pontifax is chaired by Mr. Eli Hurvitz, Chairman of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Pontifax constitutes a unique vehicle for investments in the Israeli life sciences sector, and is characterized by long-term capital appreciation by venture type investments, in Israeli and Israeli-related high growth pharmaceutical, biotechnological and medical device companies.
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Ann Berzak


Ann is the Director of Marketing at Syneron and has been in the aesthetic medical device industry for 12 years, including stints with three of the Israeli companies in this industry.

Syneron Medical Ltd. (ELOS) develops, manufactures and distributes medical aesthetic devices that are powered by the proprietary, patented elos combined-energy technology of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light.

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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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