Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Scopus Ventures
Robert Mai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Scopus Ventures, a Los Angeles based early stage venture fund focusing on enterprise software. Prior to founding Scopus, Mr. Mai worked at Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors, where he managed the anchor family $350 million portfolio of Alternative Investments (private equity, VC, and real estates). He also served as a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s fixed-income strategy. Mr. Mai served as Member of the Board of Directors for Gold Mobile, essDOCS Limited, Tracx Systems, HyPr Brands, Imprint, and Aquicore. Currently, he is serving as Director for Butler Hospitality, a Scopus Ventures portfolio company. Mr. Mai graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences and received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
1:1 at 11:15
Product Manager at Airbnb
Noam Bernstein advises start-up companies and teaches at IDC Zell entrepreneurship program. Recently he returned to Israel after 8 years in the United States in a variety of product management roles at Facebook, Google, and Airbnb. Prior to that, Noam consulted to leading companies in the private and public sector on cyber-security. Noam served at the Intelligence Forces and holds a B.A. from Tel-Aviv University and MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1:1 at 11:15
Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin
Managing Director at Lear Innovation Ventures
Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin is a Managing Director at Lear Innovation Ventures (LIV) in Israel. She is an applied physicist and executive business leader with broad exposure and passion to deep technologies with a focus on mobility. Michal established Lear Israel and was the lead on Exo's acquisition, a software-based AI platform to improve GPS accuracy for localization in autonomous cars. Prior to joining Lear, Michal was a technical director at NASA’s Night Rover Challenge (in Silicon Valley), a Member of Research Staff at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), a Director of EV battery technologies at Better Place (Palo Alto), and 3M head of R&D (Israel office).
Michal has a PhD from the University of Rochester NY and a postdoc from Xerox PARC. She has over 10 patents and numerous publications with thousands of citations. Recently, she started a new high tech news podcast at Galey Zahal called ReOrg.
1:1 at 12:20
Managing Director at American Express Ventures
Dana Eli-Lorch is a Managing Director at American Express Ventures, the company’s corporate venture arm. Dana leads investments in the Core Capabilities practice which includes areas such as cybersecurity, risk management, big data, artificial intelligence, and enterprise software. Her latest investments include Menlo Security, Biocatch and EverCompliant. She is engaged with the boards of those three companies as well as Signifyd, Trulioo, Enigma and Payfone. As part of her role, Dana is also responsible for fostering partnerships and joint innovative concepts between these companies and American Express’s business units. Prior to joining Amex Ventures, Dana held innovation and partnership roles at Amex. Before Amex, Dana was an Associate at TASC Consulting & Capital, Israel's largest management consulting firm. Dana also spent over 6 years as an officer in Israel's Elite Technological Intelligence Unit (8200). Dana holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics and Management, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University.
1:1 at 14:10
VP Security R&D at Intuit
Gene Golovinsky is the Vice President for Intuit Israel Global Development Center, VP Global Security Research and Development. He is a highly accomplished technology executive with a diverse background ranging from large ISV to startups. Gene was crucial to Intuit's recent acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity startup Porticor and has had a number of years of experience working in Israel. Prior to joining Intuit, Gene served as the VP R&D at Limelight Networks, Chief Architect and Director of Qualys, VP R&D for AlertLogic and held various technology leadership positions at BMC Software.
1:1 at 16:10
Managing Director Israel & VP Customer Success at ConsenSys
Managing Director Israel and VP Customer Success
With more than 20 years of experience, Dror has a wealth of knowledge from leading successful customer service organizations in the software industry. Dror previously started Hewlett Packard’s Customer Success organization during the early days of the transformation to SaaS & Cloud offering. Prior to HP, Dror held several positions in development, sales and services and in regional and global business functions.
Dror started his business career as a software developer and systems analyst. He also served as a Major at the IDF, as part of the Armored Battalion.
He graduated from the Interdisciplinary College in Israel with a BS in Computer Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), and a GMP from Harvard Business School
1:1 at 16:10
Partner at Spider Capital
Philippe Suchet is a serial entrepreneur turned investor. He co-founded a couple of companies in the marketing automation and mobile commerce spaces, which were respectively acquired by Acxiom (ACXM) and Shopzilla. He's a Venture Partner at Spider Capital, an early stage SaaS fund based in California and an active angel investor/advisor in US and Israeli startups such as WePay (acquired by JP Morgan), Veem, Forter and FundBox. He has also been a real estate investor/developer for over 20 years.
1:1 at 16:10
Managing Director at WalkMe Growth
Omer Rabin is the Managing Director of WalkMe Growth - cross-functionally managing WalkMe's global SMB business across Sales, Product, Marketing, Customer Success, etc. Previously, Omer served as the Chief Evangelist and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Gainsight - the Customer Success company, and the 2nd fastest growing software company in the US (according to Inc 500); Until 2015, Omer led advisory engagements as a Senior Consultant at Bain & Company. He also served as a diplomat/emissary of the Israeli government in South Africa, and a conflict-area journalist and TV broadcaster (Globes, Channel 2, Yedioth Aharonot). In that capacity, Omer covered significant news events - including being one of the only Israeli journalists covering the Egyptian Revolution live, in Hebrew, from Cairo (2011). He holds an MBA from Stanford University, where he also acts as a guest lecturer for Strategic Communications
1:1 at 16:10
Head of cloud product line at Checkpoint
Zohar Alon heads Check Point Software (Nasdaq: CHKP) cloud product line, which he joined after the successful acquisition of Dome9 Security, the company he founded in 2011 and was the CEO through the acquisition by Check Point last year for approx. $200M.
At Dome9 Zohar pioneered the cloud security market identifying, early on, the massive migration to public clouds like Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
Before founding Dome9, Mr. Alon was a venture partner at Evolution Ventures where he invested and advised many startups. He started his career in 1996 at Check Point, where he initiated the service provider security management product line.
Zohar holds a B.A in Economics and Management (com laude) from Tel-Aviv University
1:1 at 16:10
Co-founder and Chief of Creative & Vision at HoneyBook
Co-founder and Chief of Creative & Vision at HoneyBook. Prior to HoneyBook, Naama was a UX Designer at a design agency, Red Interactive. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Israel’s preeminent design school, Shenkar University.
VP Development, Blockchain and DLT at Intuit
Indu Kodukula is currently Vice President Development, Blockchain Technologies, where he leads all of Intuit’s efforts around Blockchain. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Cloud Security at Intuit. Indu has had a long and distinguished career in technology. Prior to Intuit, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Limelight Networks, the number two Content Delivery Network (CDN). In his role as COO, he was responsible for products, R&D, professional services and customer support. During his tenure at Limelight, he built out a robust R&D organization, set in place people and process improvements that resulted in double-digit net promoter score increases and presided over the largest capacity increase in the company’s history. Prior to joining Limelight he was the Executive Vice President Products and Chief Technology Officer at SunGard Availability Services (a $1.5B business) where he drove the overall technology strategy of the company, ran R&D and delivered cloud-based DR products. Indu started off his career as an engineer at Silicon Graphics (SGI) where he implemented his dissertation work into the high-end parallelizing compiler delivered by SGI. His other work experience includes stints at McKinsey & Company, BEA Systems and Oracle
Head of Symantec Ventures
Ken Schneider leads Symantec Ventures where he is Vice President, Fellow
with a focus on innovation. He was previously Chief Technology Officer,
Enterprise Security Group responsible for technology and business
Prior, Schneider was CTO at Brightmail, the leading anti-spam company
acquired by Symantec. Schneider also founded South Beach Software, a
software company developing professional video products.
He also held engineering positions at Integrated Systems and Johns Hopkins
APL. Schneider received an MS mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley
and a BS engineering from Swarthmore College.
Dr. Michal Tsur
Co-founder and president at Kaltura
Michal is Kaltura co-founder and president and leads Kaltura’s Enterprise and Learning business. Kaltura’s video platform and software products power engaging video experiences for hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work and at school. Prior to Kaltura, Michal co-founded Cyota, a world-leading provider of security and anti-fraud solutions to financial institutions (acquired by RSA Security, Inc (NASDAQ: RSAS) in 2005) Michal holds a doctoral degree from New York University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale’s Information Society Project, where her research focused on Open Source and memetics. Michal was a competitive swimmer and triathlete, and loves to run, swim and hike, and regularly blogs and writes for the Huffington Post and other publications
Co-Founder & CTO at Duda
Amir brings over 17 years of product management, software architecture expertise and large development team management to Duda. Beginning as Duda’s sole developer and engineer, Amir is the original mind behind the company's one of a kind platform. In 2010, he returned to Tel Aviv from California to open and oversee a new research and development office. Under Amir’s leadership, this team has grown to include over 40 highly-qualified engineers and product managers.
Amir has a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics from the Ben Gurion University in Israel
Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller, has worked globally for over a decade with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over 30 countries, helping them create, edit and deliver verbal and written presentations, pitches and messages. Donna has the ability to magically spin raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive to results. Through her guidance clients have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. For more information visit https://donnagriffit.com
CEO & Co-founder of Honeybook
Oz is the co-founder of Honeybook, prior to HoneyBook Oz ran a number of small businesses in the fields of real estate, education and entertainment, while working at one of Israel’s top law firms. Prior to this he served as an officer in the most elite intelligence unit of the Israeli military and led a unit of 50 soldiers and officers. Oz received Master of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees and graduated with honors from IDC Herzliya in Israel.
CEO at AntiToxin, Entrepreneur
Father of three, Zohar has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for his work in leading Sequoia-backed Amobee to an acquisition by SingTel.
eCommerce Vertical Lead, Facebook Israel
Shirley leads the eCommerce vertical at Facebook Israel, working closely with consumer startups on their growth strategy and global expansion leveraging Facebook’s platforms. Prior to Facebook, Shirley led the strategy and business operations team at Gainsight, a hyper-growth customer success SaaS startup in the Bay Area and prior to that worked as a Strategy Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco. Before consulting, she worked at Google Israel and beforehand as a corporate attorney. She holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and a Law degree from The Hebrew University.
Director of Product Management at indeed.com
Igal is a product leader with a passion for building great teams and products. He has spent the last 10+ years evolving mere concepts to valuable products in the HR, Personal Finance and Messaging verticals. These products are used by hundreds of millions of users.