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PANELS

Interesting discussions with Visionaries, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Smart Business people!

Each panel is a spirited discussion about breakthrough technology and design coming out of Israel and the business partnerships happening worldwide.  Be 'in the know' and personally meet the founders and CEOs of standout companies, senior executives of major corporations, and powerhouse VCs who are funding these amazing companies. 

 

Each panel grabs your attention and leaves you inspired, making you want to join the company, invest, become a customer, or call your business associates to tell them about the incredible technology.

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PANEL:

In the Beginning

From Startup to Exit – All in Six Days. The real story of VCs and the CEOs they back. Why each company was funded and what are the results today. Exits that matter.

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Randy Ditzler

VC

Partner

2009

Randy is a Partner with Sequoia Capital and focuses on investments in Israel technology companies. A serial entrepreneur prior to Sequoia Capital, Randy was the CEO of Actona Technologies, acquired by Cisco (CSCO) in 2004 and was the Founder & CEO of Telegis Networks.

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Sequoia Capital Israel

Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into companies.

PANEL:

In the Beginning

From Startup to Exit – All in Six Days. The real story of VCs and the CEOs they back. Why each company was funded and what are the results today. Exits that matter.

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Trevor Healy

VC

CEO

2009

Trevor is a successful entrepreneur and Nasdaq 100 executive, participated in three exits,
completed IPO and Secondary Offering, and ran business units of two large public entities.
Trevor was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Jajah

Jajah offers innovative, flexible, next-generation telephony solutions for consumers and businesses.

PANEL:

In the Beginning

From Startup to Exit – All in Six Days. The real story of VCs and the CEOs they back. Why each company was funded and what are the results today. Exits that matter.

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Yoav Izhar-Prato

VC

Founder & CEO

2009

Yoav is as a founder of several start-ups around the globe in the area of Internet and Mobile
Applications and former manager of ECI Thailand. Yoav brings over thirteen years of product,
marketing and business management to Kenshoo.

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Kenshoo

Kenshoo offers unique and innovative cutting edge solutions for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Affiliate Marketing.

PANEL:

In the Beginning

From Startup to Exit – All in Six Days. The real story of VCs and the CEOs they back. Why each company was funded and what are the results today. Exits that matter.

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Yoram Novick

VC

Founder

2009

Yoram is the founder of a stealth-mode data storage company.
Yoram was Founder, President, and CEO of Topio, acquired by Network Appliance (NTAP) in 2006. Yoram authored and co-authored twenty-two patents.

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Topio

Topio provided software for data replication and recovery across the spectrum of locations, platforms and storage.

PANEL:

Cisterns & Vapor

Going Green - Technology, chemistry, and innovation that changes our access to everyday needs and replenishes the Earth. From the desert to the ocean, from Israel for the world.

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Isabel Maxwell

Clean Tech

Board Member

2009

Isabel is a Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum and founded Magellan, the earliest search engine on the Net in 1993. Isabel is president emerita of Commtouch Software (CTCH) and currently advises the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI).

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Israel Venture Network (IVN)

IVN is a venture philanthropy network of technology entrepreneurs, business executives, VCs, and corporations in Israel.

PANEL:

Cisterns & Vapor - Clean Tech

Going Green - Technology, chemistry, and innovation that changes our access to everyday needs and replenishes the Earth. From the desert to the ocean, from Israel for the world.

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Assaf Barnea

Clean Tech

CEO

2009

Assaf is the CEO of Kinrot Ventures. Prior to Kinrot, Assaf managed the Business Development
activity at Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, where he oversaw the development of
WaTech, a program for new innovative water technologies solutions

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Kinrot Ventures

Kinrot Ventures’ focus is on seed investments in the water technology market.

PANEL:

Cisterns & Vapor - Clean Tech

Going Green - Technology, chemistry, and innovation that changes our access to everyday needs and replenishes the Earth. From the desert to the ocean, from Israel for the world.

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David Nahai

Clean Tech

CEO & General Manager

2009

David oversees more than 8,500 employees and an annual budget of more than $4.2 billion as
head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
David is widely recognized throughout California as a leading expert in water issues.

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is the largest municipal utility in the United States.

PANEL:

Cisterns & Vapor - Clean Tech

Going Green - Technology, chemistry, and innovation that changes our access to everyday needs and replenishes the Earth. From the desert to the ocean, from Israel for the world.

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Ron Hadar

Clean Tech

Co-Founder, President & COO

2009

Ron co-founded Tigo Energy. Ron was a Vice President and General Manager at

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Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy increases output power and

PANEL:

Cisterns & Vapor - Clean Tech

Going Green - Technology, chemistry, and innovation that changes our access to everyday needs and replenishes the Earth. From the desert to the ocean, from Israel for the world.

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Isaac Applbaum

Clean Tech

Venture Partner

2009

Isaac is a Special Limited Partner with The Westly Group where he is responsible for the group’s activities in Israel. Isaac was a founding General Partner of Opus Capital where he focused on Israeli investments. Isaac was a Managing Director for Israel at Lightspeed VC.

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The Westly Group

The Westly Group is a clean technology-oriented Venture Capital fund.

PANEL:

High Tech in a Slow Economy

Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
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

VC

President of Operations N.A.

2009

Eran represents cVydia’s business in North America including direct sales, channel sales, marketing, and new product creation. Eran was VP, Portfolio Strategy & Planning with Amdocs (DOX).
Eran founded XACCT Technologies, acquired by Amdocs in 2004

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cVidya Networks

cVidya provides innovative
Revenue Assurance and Dealer Management solutions for Telecom Service Providers.

PANEL:

High Tech in a Slow Economy

Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
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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David Blumberg

VC

Managing Partner

2009

David founded 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.

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Blumberg Capital

Blumberg Capital’s investment strategy provides focus and clarity along three vectors: stage, sector and geography. The Fund targets early-stage companies in emerging technologies.

PANEL:

High Tech in a Slow Economy

Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
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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Robert Hinden

VC

Check Point Fellow

2009

Bob is Check Point Fellow, and IAOC Chair and IPv6 CoChair at the Internet Engineering Task Force. Previously at Nokia, Bob was a Nokia Fellow, Chief Internet Technologist at Nokia Networks and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the Nokia IP Routing Group.

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Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP)

Check Point delivers Total Security for networks, data, and endpoints, unified under a single management framework.

PANEL:

High Tech in a Slow Economy

Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
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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Gadi Singer

VC

General Manager

2009

Gadi is Vice President of the Mobility Group and General Manager, SoC Enabling Group for Intel.
Gadi held a variety of senior technical and management positions in chip design, software
engineering and CAD development at Intel since 1983

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Intel Corporation

Intel designs, manufactures, and
sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide.

PANEL:

High Tech in a Slow Economy

Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
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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Eitan Bek

VC

Partner

2009

Eitan joined Pitango in late 2000 and became a Partner in 2007. Prior to becoming a VC, Eitan was part of the founding team that established Beautifulisland.com, worked at Lehman Brothers, and was Director of System Specification group at Elbit Systems (ESLT)

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Pitango Venture Capital

Pitango is Israel’s largest venture capital firm and a lead investor in seed, early, and expansion stage companies.

PANEL:

High Tech in a Slow Economy

Opportunities for Investment and Challenges for Sales
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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Scott Painter

VC

Co-Founder & CEO

2009

Scott is a visionary with a passion for the automotive industry who has raised hundreds
of millions in venture capital. As founder of CarsDirect.com and Build-To-Order.com,
Scott was instrumental in bringing car shopping online.

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Zag

Zag is an independent technology and services business committed to dramatically improving the way cars are bought and sold.

PANEL:

Medical Miracles

Curing What Ails You - New Therapies, New Drugs, New Devices. The New You. The rapidly expanding Medical Device and Life Sciences market is filled with innovation from Israel and is being brought to the world market.

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Benny Zeevi

Medical

Managing General Partner

2009

Benny is a Managing General Partner for DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and he is in charge of all lifescience and CleanTech investments. Benny was VP Business Development and Medical Director
of Card Guard.

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DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures

DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures brings together company building know-how with innovative financial skills.

PANEL:

Medical Miracles

Curing What Ails You - New Therapies, New Drugs, New Devices. The New You. The rapidly expanding Medical Device and Life Sciences market is filled with innovation from Israel and is being brought to the world market.

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Nachum (Homi) Shamir

Medical

President & CEO

2009

Homi served as Corporate VP of Eastman Kodak and as President of Eastman Kodak’s Transaction and Industrial Solutions Group , which includes several business units. Homi was the CEO and
President of Scitex Corporation Ltd. and Scitex Digital Printing , Inc .

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Given Imaging

Given Imaging pioneered capsule endoscopy with the PillCam® - a vitamin-sized pill containing a miniature video camera.

PANEL:

Medical Miracles

Curing What Ails You - New Therapies, New Drugs, New Devices. The New You. The rapidly expanding Medical Device and Life Sciences market is filled with innovation from Israel and is being brought to the world market.

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Ran Nussbaum

Medical

Managing Director

2009

Ran is a Managing Partner in Pontifax and serves as Vice Chairman of Biomedix (BMDX) and
NasVax’ (NSVX) chairman. Prior, Ran was Partner & General Manager of Israel’s largest
business intelligence company.

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Pontifax

Pontifax is a VC focusing on the Israeli life sciences sector
chaired by Mr. Eli Hurvitz, Chairman of Teva Pharmaceutical.

PANEL:

Medical Miracles

Curing What Ails You - New Therapies, New Drugs, New Devices. The New You. The rapidly expanding Medical Device and Life Sciences market is filled with innovation from Israel and is being brought to the world market.

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Ann Berzak

Medical

Director of Marketing

2009

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

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Syneron Medical Ltd.

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.

PANEL:

Things that go Click - Capture Technology

Technology that creates and moves content to store and deliver music and video, Israeli engineering is delivering sights and sounds through consumer products and industrial technology that is changing our access to enjoyment.

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Izhar Shay

TV

General Partner

2009

As head of Canaan’s Israel operations since 2005, Izhar focuses on building great companies in communications & mobility, software, clean tech, and digital media. Izhar led Canaan’s investments in LiveU, Efficient Finance, EnStorage,

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Canaan Partners

Prime Sense and N-trig. Canaan is a leading global VC that invests in people who turn visionary ideas into valuable technology & healthcare companies.

PANEL:

Things that go Click - Capture Technology

Technology that creates and moves content to store and deliver music and video, Israeli engineering is delivering sights and sounds through consumer products and industrial technology that is changing our access to enjoyment.

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Sharon Rechter

TV

Founder & Executive VP

2009

Sharon Rechter conceptualized and co-founded BabyFirstTV along with Guy Oranim. Sharon has a broad background in television programming and recently served as Vice President & Head of
Operations for The Israeli Network.

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BabyFirstTV

BabyFirstTV is an educational tool that provides a positive learning environment and experience for parents and babies.

PANEL:

Things that go Click - Capture Technology

Technology that creates and moves content to store and deliver music and video, Israeli engineering is delivering sights and sounds through consumer products and industrial technology that is changing our access to enjoyment.

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Meir Friedlander

TV

President & CEO

2009

Meir is a Digital Home and Interactive TV Veteran, previously CEO & Founder at Vsoft,
Executive at SeamBI, Amdocs (DOX), and Digital Equipment (HPQ).
Meir is an experienced in and a pioneer of IPTV, VoD, and Networked PVR at Digital Equipment

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Eyecon Technologies

Eyecon enables consumers to seamlessly route content to any compatible playback device in the home.

PANEL:

Things that go Click - Capture Technology

Technology that creates and moves content to store and deliver music and video, Israeli engineering is delivering sights and sounds through consumer products and industrial technology that is changing our access to enjoyment.

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Ariel Galinsky

TV

Vice President for Business & Corporate Development

2009

Ariel manages all market facing interactions of LiveU in the Americas with the goal of
expediting the democratization of Live Broadcasting.

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LiveU

LiveU offers real-time affordable video technologies and solutions that enable any video
broadcasters to uplink and transmit live instantly.

PANEL:

Things that go Click - Capture Technology

Technology that creates and moves content to store and deliver music and video, Israeli engineering is delivering sights and sounds through consumer products and industrial technology that is changing our access to enjoyment.

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Andy Abramson

TV

Board Advisor

2009

Andy Abramson is a veteran of the media, marketing and public relations industries with
experience in all facets of marketing and corporate communications

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Vringo

Vringo 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.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Yair Landau

Entertainment

Director & Producer

2009

Yair is the former Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and President, Sony Pictures Digital. Yair formed Sony Pictures Digital in 1999, combining Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Online Entertainment and Columbia Tristar Interactive.

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Mass Animation

Mass Animation is the largest global animation collaboration with over 50,000 participants from over 101 countries.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Itzik Cohen

Entertainment

Co-Founder & CEO

2009

Itzik co-founded ClipSync to create the next-generation real-time social interaction platform. Itzik served as EVP Corp. Development at WebEx Communications, acquired by Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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ClipSync

ClipSync’s ongoing mission is to cultivate and promote innovative and fun ways for people to more naturally meet, interact, and share experiences online.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Orna Berry

Entertainment

Venture Partner

2009

Orna chairs the Israel Venture Association and is the outgoing Chief Scientist and Director of the Industrial R&D Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Government of Israel.

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Gemini Israel Funds

Gemini Israel Funds is the leading Israeli seed and early stage fund in the IT arena focused on
Communications & Wireless, Enterprise Software, Internet, Consumer Electronics and Semiconductors.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Yosi Glick

Entertainment

Co-Founder & President

2009

Yosi works with talented industry veterans in Internet, entertainment, consumer behavior,
algorithms and systems implementation. Yosi was VP Marketing & Business Development for
Orca Interactive.

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Jinni

Jinni provide intuitive search and precise personal recommendations
through its destinitation site and by partnering with TV operators and online content providers.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Roy Baharav

Entertainment

Co-Founder & CEO

2009

Roy co-founded SeamBI in 2005 and is leading it as CEO to become a leader of the Dynamic Product Placement revolution. Prior to SeamBI, Roy was a Section Leader in the Technology Division of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Corps.

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SeamBI

SeamBI’s technology enables content owners
worldwide to sell new product placement opportunities just as they sell spot advertisements.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Zaki Rakib

Entertainment

CEO

2009

Zaki is one of the leading forces within the broadband arena, spearheading major advances in the
delivery of video, data and voice services. Zaki co-founded Terayon Communication Systems, acquired by Motorola (MOT) in 2007.

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Novafora

Novafora offers a family of video processors optimized for the unique requirements of video devices and networks.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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Guy Hoffman

Entertainment

Research Fellow, Georgia Tech / Faculty, Media Innovation Lab, IDC Herzliyah

2009

Guy is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT). He is also joining the faculty of the Media Innovation Lab at IDC Herzliyah. Prior he was a research associate at MIT. The GTCMT brings new musical technology ideas to the market, with applied solutions for businesses and consumers. The MILAB invents, prototypes, and researches the future of media & technology.

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PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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David Wertheimer

Entertainment

Executive Director

2009

David is the Executive Director of the ETC-USC. David was President of Paramount Digital
Entertainment. David has over fifteen years of experience in producing content, developing new technologies, and managing organizations.

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USC Entertainment Technology Center

ETC-USC is consortium funded by content, technology, consumer electronics, and service companies to understand next-gen consumers.

PANEL:

Israel Goes Hollywood

Media without Borders - What’s cool, what’s amazing, what’s displaying, what’s in your device? What’s being funded and how do you become part of the deal?

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David Lonner

Entertainment

Senior Vice President

2009

David was co-head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Agency (WMA). David represented a wide range of highly successful writers, producers and directors. David is former chairman of the entertainment division of the United Jewish Fund and serves on the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee.

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William Morris Agency

WMA is the largest and most diversified talent and literary agency in the world.

PANEL:

Get Out the Sun ! Solar and Clean Tech

Hot companies with innovative solar technologies speak about their explosive growth with their funders and customers. From the Dead Sea to the Pacific, how Israel shines!

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David Nahai

Solar and Clean Tech

Senior Advisor

2010

David Nahai is an acknowledged expert in water, real estate, energy, and environmental matters.

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David Nahi Companies

Consulting Services advises and assists public and private entities involved in the environmental sector

PANEL:

Get Out the Sun ! Solar and Clean Tech

Hot companies with innovative solar technologies speak about their explosive growth with their funders and customers. From the Dead Sea to the Pacific, how Israel shines!

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Arnold Goldman

Solar and Clean Tech

Chairman and Founder