Israel Dealmakers Summit 2012
 

The Israel Dealmakers Summit brings together the top Corporate Executives, Investors, Startups and Dealmakers from around the globe to discuss and debate key innovations, trends and technologies shaping high-growth sectors of the economy.  Please find below a snapshot of some of the confirmed 2012 Israel Dealmakers Summit speakers.

INNOVATION SHOWCASE: DIGITAL MEDIA & INTERNET

 
Oren Nauman
Chief Executive Officer and President
AnyClip

Oren Nauman is an entrepreneur with solid global business experience. Among his previous job positions Oren was the CEO of Mobival from Python Media Group, a leading online media distribution group, AVP Sales & Marketing at Comverse, Founder and CEO of BuildCom, an ERP technology firm, the Deputy CEO and Board member for an Israeli start up called LIBOX, Business Development Manager at Mashav Group (IDB Group) and IPO & M&A Manager at Poalim Capital Market.
 
 
 
Professor Irad Ben-Gal
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
C-B4

Professor Irad Ben-Gal is a co-founder and CEO of Context-Based 4casting (C-B4), a software company that develop automated predictive analytics tools for Industrial and service organizations. He worked more than 20 years with such organizations as General Motors, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens, Proctor and Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Applied Materials, IDF, Israeli Prime Minister Office, NICE, Amdocs and more. He is the former Head of the Industrial Engineering & Management Program at Tel Aviv University. His area of expertise includes applied probability, machine learning and data-mining applications to industrial and service organizations. He wrote and edited five books, has published more than 80 scientific papers and patents, received numerous best papers awards and supervised dozens of graduate students. He serves in the Editorial Boards of several international journals.
 
  
Oren Harnevo
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
Eyeview
 
Oren Harnevo is the co-founder and CEO of EyeView, a personalized video technology provider. Oren has always been fascinated with measuring the quality of creative video and its effect on viewers using optimization and analytics. Since founding Eyeview, Oren has led online video campaigns for hundreds of leading brands such as eBay, Verizon, T-Mobile, CapitalOne, Johnson & Johnson, Hotels.com, and more. He has recruited world-renowned investors including LightSpeed Venture Partners and Eric Schmidt. Prior to Eyeview, Oren shaped a product used by over 30 million users at 888.com, an online gaming and entertainment solutions provider that went IPO for $1B on the London stock exchange. A recognized expert on digital media and strategy, Oren is frequently quoted in industry publications such as Ad Age and eMarketer, and regularly speaks at industry roundtables, meetups, and conferences.


  
Ziv Elul
Co-Founder
inneractive
 
Ziv co-founded inneractive in 2007 to provide advertisers with access to audiences in the then newly evolving area of mobile apps. While building the vision, Ziv incorporated his experience and insights into the advertising market to help advertisers and networks fulfill their campaign goals and ROI targets on time. At inneractive Ziv executes strategy, marketing, business development and brand partnerships as well as covering the legal and financials part of running the company.  Ziv has spearheaded the firm’s relationships with global media agencies, ad networks and Fortune 500 brands. Ziv was recognized, along with Co-Founder Offer Yehudai, as a Top Entrepreneur Under 40 by Forbes and TheMarker magazines in 2008. Ziv holds a BA in Business Management and graduated summa cum laude his Executive MBA from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  


  
Ben Enosh
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
PLYmedia
 
Ben is an experienced entrepreneur with extensive background in leading early stage technology-based companies. Ben is a co-founder and CEO at PLYmedia. Prior to PLYmedia, Ben led Metrolight through a pivoting period into the clean-tech space. The company now provides energy optimization systems for high power lighting and Ben continues his involvement in the company as a board member.  In 1999 Ben co-founded Cyota Inc., an internet security and anti-fraud company, which was sold to RSA Security for $145M. Prior to that, Ben founded and acted as CEO of Scientific G, a Bio-engineering company. The company produced minimal invasive medical equipment. Ben studied Physics for his B.Sc. degree at the Hebrew University, and Bio-Engineering for a Master’s degree at the Israel Institute of Technology.


INNOVATION SHOWCASE: CLEANTECH & MATERIALS

 
Eytan Levy
Co-founder and CEO
Emefcy
 
Eytan is an active Venture Partner at Israel Cleantech Ventures. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA in International Marketing from Bar-Ilan University. Eytan co-founded Emefcy, a global leader in the development of advanced energy-efficient wastewater treatment technologies: EBR (Electrogenic Bio Reactors) and SABRE (Spiral Aerobic Biofilm Reactor). Earlier, Eytan co-founded AqWise, leading it from inception to its position as a recognized leader in advanced biological wastewater treatment.  In 2011, Eytan was chosen by leading Israeli magazine The Marker as one of the 100 most influential individuals in Israel for his notable environmental entrepreneurial achievements.

 
Nadav Efraty
Chief Executive Officer
Desalitech
 
Nadav has led Desalitech since 2007, managing all aspects of the company’s business through A-round financing, establishment and operation of commercial brackish and sea water demonstration plants, assembly of a highly experienced team, commercialization of the company’s products through sales and collaborations with industry-leading companies, and development of the company’s strategic plan. Prior to joining Desalitech, he served for five years in R&D project management, technology leadership and technical sales in the Israeli High-Tech industry. Nadav earned his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Zvi Segal
Chief Executive Officer
Metrolight
 
Zvi Joined Metrolight in 2009, bringing with him multidisciplinary experience of linking business and technology and leading organizations thorough successful transitions in challenging business environment. Before joining Metrolight, Zvi served 14 years in various senior management positions in Orbotech group including Corporate VP and Division President, President of Frontline, President of Orbotech Pacific in Asia Pacific and President of Orbograph. Zvi holds a BSEE from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology where he graduated with honors.

 
Dr. Ricardo Osiroff
Chief Executive Officer
Tracense
 
Tracense management team is led by Dr. Ricardo Osiroff – an accomplished leader with comprehensive achievements in guiding innovative projects and high tech companies from inception to the market. Ricardo’s past experience includes key management roles in one of the top IDF technological units and over ten years of executive positions in R&D, Business Development and general management of high tech companies.  Ricardo has a Chemical Engineering degree from the Technion, an MS in Mechanics and a PhD in Materials Engineering, both from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (USA). Ricardo has been awarded twice the prestigious Israel Defense Award.

 
Ori Yogev
Founder and Chairman
Whitewater
 
Ori is founder and Chairman of the Whitewater Group, and Chairman of the Israel Railways. Over the last six years, Ori’s foresight led him to open new frontiers in the world's water industry. As founder and President of Yogev Consultants Ltd., he represented Mr. John Gandel and the Australian Gandel Group, leading them into an era of enhanced value by purchasing major holdings in Plastro Irrigation - a world leader in the irrigation industry, with a growth of 75% within two years, before Plastro was acquired by John Deer in May 2007 realizing a large profit.

 
 

INNOVATION SHOWCASE: MOBILE, TELECOM & HARDWARE

 
Dr. Yoav Nissan-Cohen
CEO and Chairman
Amimon
 
Dr. Yoav Nissan-Cohen’s twenty-year career in the semiconductor industry has covered a wide range of activities in research, technology development and corporate management. Yoav was previously CEO of Tower Semiconductor, leading the company to advanced specialized technologies and to the construction of a $1.5B facility. Yoav also took a leading role in the formation of Saifun Semiconductor, which pioneered a novel flash technology. Prior to that, he was Engineering Manager at National Semiconductor Israel and a research scientist at General Electric research and development center in New York. Yoav received his PhD Summa Cum Laude in Applied Physics from the Hebrew University and served as a jetfighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.


  
Ramy Langer
Chief Executive Officer
Infinite Memory
 
Mr. Langer brings more than twenty years of technical, product development, marketing and business experience to his role at Infinite Memory. Prior to co-founding the company, Ramy served as Vice President of Business Development at Saifun Semiconductors, and Managing Director at Infineon Flash in Dresden, Germany. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Tower Semiconductors and held senior positions at Kulicke and Soffa in Israel and the U.S.. Ramy holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, and an M.Sc. from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

 
  
Itzik Wulkan
CEO, Founder and Board Member
NovelSat
 
Itzik has more than 30 years experience in the telecom industry. He has served as CEO, VP R&D, VP Sales & Marketing, and VP Corporate M&A at companies such AudioCodes, Comverse, and Tadiran telecom.

 
  
Doron Ben Sira
Chief Executive Officer
SkyVison
 
Doron Ben Sira was recently appointed CEO of SkyVision following nine years of service as President at NICE Systems Asia (NICE: NASDAQ), where he oversaw all NICE Systems operations throughout the Asia Pacific region. Doron has more than 20 years of experience with global communications companies. Before Nice, he served in executive positions at Orbotech, Cisco Systems and Siemens Data Communication. He brings to SkyVision extensive knowledge in sales of infrastructure and business applications, business development, management of direct and indirect service organizations and penetration of new markets. Doron holds an MBA degree and AMP certification from Harvard Business School.

 
  
Ehud Rokach
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
XtremIO
 
Prior to co-founding XtremIO, Ehud Rokach was the co-founder and CEO of Corrigent Systems (Metro Ethernet Telecom equipment market leader) which he led from inception through $100M in annual revenue. Previously Ehud was the COO at Orckit (NASDAQ: ORCT), an ADSL technology pioneer and systems provider, where he held business and product delivery responsibilities. Earlier in his career Ehud held engineering and operations roles with an elite technology unit of the Israeli ministry of defense. Ehud holds a BS in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion, Israel, and an MBA (Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

 
 

INNOVATION SHOWCASE: MEDICAL DEVICES & TECHNOLOGY

 
Moshe Mizrahy
Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman
Home Skinovations
 
Moshe is co-founder of Home Skinovations and has been CEO and Chairman of the company since its inception. Prior to that, Moshe was co-founder and CEO of Syneron Medical Ltd., a medical aesthetic device company based in Israel (NASDAQ - ELOS). Syneron was founded in 2000 and Moshe was CEO unti the end of 2005. During his term as CEO, he lead the company to a successful IPO and Secondary Offering. Syneron is currently the leading medical device company in the world. Prior to that, Moshe was President of ZAG Industries, an Israeli company active in the Israeli DIY market, that was sold to StanleyWorks. Moshe has a BS in Engineering form the Tel-Aviv Univeristy and an MBA from Pace University, New York.


  
Dr. Kobi Vortman
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
InSightec
 
As Founder, President and CEO, Kobi has led InSightec in the development and marketing of its Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound technology. Under his leadership, the company received a CE mark in Europe and FDA approval for its technology in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Kobi received his Ph.D. in Electro Optics and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion. Additionally, he received a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kobi has over 30 years experience in running Hi-tech companies, of which 15 years are in the medical field.

 
  
Eyal Aharon
Chief Executive Officer
Medic Vision
 
Eyal Aharon has extensive experience in bringing start-up companies from as early as concept to maturity. Prior to joining Medic Vision, Mr. Aharon served as CEO and co-founder of Audiodent (wireless hearing aids) and of Incepto (disaster protection software). Before that, he served as Vice-President for Sales and Business Development at MIND CTI (IP billing systems) and NetGuard (internet security solutions). Mr. Aharon has also worked with Elbit Systems (defense systems) in several engineering, management and business development positions. Eyal Aharon holds a MBA degree from Cambridge College (Boston, USA) and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (Haifa, Israel). He has also served as combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force.

 
  
Dr. Elazar Sonnenschein
Chief Executive Officer
Megidus

Dr. Sonnenschein is CEO of Medigus Ltd. Elazar  is responsible for a few inventions that change the paradigm in treatment of several diseases through miniature small diameter endoscopic devices. He is also the inventor of the smallest video camera in the world. In addition, Elazar is an expert in medical devices. Previously, Elazar served as Vice president at Green Software House which he took to public. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering, an LLB, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with his PhD in Electronics Engineering from BGU of the Negev. Elazar has won major awards for R&D achievements. In addition, he gained