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




Things that go Click - Capture Technology
From MP3 players to digital cameras to imaging technology that takes pictures inside your body to surveillance cameras, Israeli engineering is delivering consumer products and industrial technology that is changing the world.


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Izhar Shay


Izhar Shay - Canaan Partners THINGS THAT GO CLICK
As head of Canaan's Israel operations since 2005, Izhar Shay focuses on building great companies in communications and mobility, software, clean technologies and digital media. He also seeks key investments in medical devices. Izhar led Canaan's investments in LiveU, Efficient Finance, EnStorage and N-trig. Izhar also oversees Canaan's local involvement in other Israeli companies.

With more than 20 years of operational experience as a successful entrepreneur, Izhar was previously Chairman and CEO of V-Secure Technologies, which he grew to a leading position in the intrusion prevention market. The company was acquired by Radware (RDWR) in November 2005. Prior to V-Secure, Izhar was CEO and co-founder of Business Layers, a Canaan portfolio company. Izhar led Business Layers from startup to a dominant player position in the identity management market, until it was acquired by Netegrity (NETE) in December 2003. Izhar was previously VP of Business Development with international investment firm The BRM Group.

Izhar holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. He was a paratrooper in the Israeli army. Izhar is involved in various volunteer activities related to the education of young students in Israel. He serves on the board of directors of Snunit, a nonprofit organization, specializing in integrating technology and the Internet into Israel's elementary schools. Izhar is also a member of the Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools organization. He writes a weekly column at Globes, and in his free time he dabbles in amateur video production.

Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in people who turn visionary ideas into valuable and significant technology & healthcare companies. We were early investors in some of the world's leading technology companies, including Acme Packet, CommerceOne, DoubleClick and and as well as healthcare giants Cerexa, Dexcom, Northstar Neuroscience and Peninsula Pharmaceuticals.
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Meir Friedlander


Meir Friedlander - Eyecon Technologies THINGS THAT GO CLICK
Meir Friedlander is a Digital Home and Interactive TV Veteran, previously CEO and founder at Vsoft, Executive at SeamBI, Amdocs, and Digital Equipment. Meir is an experienced in and a pioneer of IPTV, VoD, and Networked PVR at Digital Equipment Corporation. Meir has a high tech background in various industries including Telecom, Media Service Providers, Advertising, Internet Content, and Home Entertainment. Meir was the Founder and CEO at Mediacomp and VSoft. Meir holds 5 US patents and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University with a MSC in Computer Science and BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Eyecon Technologies enables consumers to connect to their content and seamlessly route it to any compatible playback device in the home. The distinctive, intuitive user interface separates the media control from the entertainment display, combining a more enjoyable viewing experience with synchronized and personalized search and discovery on a variety of handheld devices. The patented client-server media control application is fully scalable and uniquely supports all existing business models: licensing, Service Provider subscriptions, and profiled, targeted advertisements. Eyecon's software application simplifies searches over any media content, handles all media content choices and control of playback devices, allowing the television full screen display to be uninterrupted, at all times.
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Sharon Rechter - BabyFirstTV THINGS THAT GO CLICK
Sharon Rechter, along with business partner, Guy Oranim, conceptualized and co-founded BabyFirstTV. In her role as executive vice president, she leads the business development and marketing activities for the company with a clear passion to bring quality, new educational programming to families of babies and toddlers.

Rechter has a broad background in television programming and recently served as the vice president and head of operations for The Israeli Network (the Israeli television channel in the U.S.). She was responsible for the general management of the network, and focused on areas including business development, advertising and subscriptions. Before entering the television broadcast industry, Rechter headed the strategic planning department at GNS Advertising in Israel where she was responsible for developing strategic plans for a variety of lifestyle brands. Rechter received her B.A. in business administration from the Arison School of Business and her L.L.B in law from the Radziner School of Law, both at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel.

BabyFirstTV goes above and beyond traditional TV, it is an educational tool that provides a positive learning environment and an engaging experience for both you and your baby. Supported by leading childhood experts, our programming features original new content including "Rainbow Horse", "Sandman", and "I Can Sign" to name a few, as well as new tools that help you better understand the developmental benefits for your baby with each of the programs.
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Andy Abramson


Andy Abramson - Vringo THINGS THAT GO CLICK
Andy Abramson is on the Advisory Board of Vringo. A veteran of the media, marketing and public relations industries, Andy has over 34 years of experience in all facets of marketing and corporate communications. He started his career in the marketing department of a professional sports team in his native Philadelphia at age 14 and has been at it ever since.

Andy holds a B.S. in Journalism, with a concentration in advertising, from Temple University in Philadelphia where he often serves as guest lecturer. A telecommuting pioneer since 1989, Andy calls Del Mar, CA home, where he overlooks the famed Del Mar race track and enjoys a white and blue water view of the Pacific Ocean along with his oversized 10,000 bottle wine collection.

He is married to Dr. Helene Malabed, with whom he shares an active lifestyle and a love of wine, travel, dining, and technology.

Vringo was founded in 2006 and lets users set their own visual or video ringtone and choose the video, avatar, slide show or picture they want their friends to see when they call. Users can choose content from a variety of sources to create their "Vringos". Users can browse Vringo's own large collection of premium content licensed from TV, video and music clips. Users can also import content from Vringo partner sites or from almost anywhere on the Web. Users can even create Vringos using their phone's camera or pull pictures or video from existing social networks. Vringo is the next generation in mobile personalization.
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Ariel Galinsky


Ariel Galinsky - LiveU THINGS THAT GO CLICK
As the Vice President for Business and Corporate Development Mr. Galinsky is managing all market facing interactions of LiveU in the Americas. His goal is expediting the democratization of Live Broadcasting. Prior to that Mr. Galinsky was a strategy and finance advisor and interim executive to technology driven ventures. Mr. Galinsky was also the co-founder of TestU (acquired by STI) an online education company in which he served as EVP for Corporate Development. Prior to TestU, Mr. Galinsky was a strategy consultant with PWC Telecommunications Strategy Group and the Market Development Director at Geotek Communications, a pioneering wireless telecommunications company. Before that, Mr. Galinsky was a Corporate Finance Analyst at Lehman Brothers in New-York where he was involved in numerous multimillion dollar transactions involving public debt and equity.

Mr. Galinsky holds a B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of Business and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

LiveU's solutions are a paradigm shift in the industry, making broadcasting really mobile and live content readily available. The ease of transmitting live images from around the world while they happen will change the way we view the world.

LiveU with its unique technology is poised to have a significant impact on the world of live content with widespread market adoption. Now anyone can enjoy easier, faster and lower-cost broadcasts from anywhere in the globe.

LiveU and its revolutionary technology are poised to free the broadcasting community from 20th century limitations and transcend the way in which we can view the world as it happens.

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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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