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Israel Dealmakers Summit: Agenda

Israel Dealmakers Summit 2018 will be held on March 20-21 in Silicon Valley. We are looking forward to another amazing event bringing together the top leaders from around the world for an intense series of discussions, debates and networking. For those interested in last year's final agenda, a link can be found HERE. If you or your organization are interested in getting more involved with the upcoming program, please let us know.

Please find our 2017 final agenda below and check back soon for updates!





Wednesday, March 29th – Day 1

8:00am DAY ONE – WELCOME & REGISTRATION

WELCOME & FUTURE TRENDS

9:00am WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
  • Zeev Klein, General Partner Landmark Ventures
9:15am 2017 & BEYOND: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
  • Koby Simana, Chief Executive Officer – IVC Research Center
9:25am THE DEALMAKERS: GLOBAL INSIGHTS ON GLOBAL INNOVATION
  • Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman NASDAQ
  • Shankar Chandran, Managing Director & Head, Catalyst Fund Samsung
  • Lauren Hurvitz, Global Chief Communications & Corporate Marketing Officer Turner
  • Moderator: Yifat Oron, Chief Executive Officer, LeumiTech Bank Leumi
9:55am CONVERGENCE OF THE PHYSICAL & DIGITAL WORLD
  • William Ruh, CEO, GE Digital; Chief Digital Officer – GE
10:05am FIRESIDE CHAT: THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO BUILD IT
  • Deep Nishar, Managing Director, Investments – SoftBank
  • Brad Keywell, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Uptake
  • Moderator: Zeev Klein, General Partner Landmark Ventures

MARKETING & ECOMMERCE

10:25am PITCH SESSIONS

VIDEO COMMERCE: REVOLUTIONIZING E-COMMERCE WITH DIGITAL MEDIA
  • Allon Caidar, CEO TVPage

AMAZON AND UBER HAVE CHANGED THE RULES: TRANSFORM NOW OR GET LEFT BEHIND
  • Raanan Cohen, CEO Bringg

THE VIRTUAL CONCIERGE: THE ROLE SOCIAL PAYS IN ECOMMERCE
  • Saar Szekely, VP, Product Feelter 

11:00am THE FUTURE OF MOBILE, DIGITAL AND COMMERCE
  • Jeff Jordan, General Partner Andreessen Horowitz
  • Carla Ghosn, Head, Business Development and Innovation Visa
  • Moderator: Yosef Levine, Managing Director, Innovation Deloitte & Touche LLP

BOARDROOM #1

10:25am - 11:15am

DEALMAKING IN AI & MACHINE LEARNING

  • Jake Flomenberg, Partner Accel Partners
  • Upal Basu, Partner Nokia Growth Partners
  • Malika Cantor, Partner Comet Labs  
  • Ashish Aggarwal, Principal Grishin Robotics
  • Moderator: Lou Kerner, Partner – Flight VC

BOARDROOM #2

10:25am - 12:05pm

DEALMAKING IN FOODTECH

  • Alan Boehme, Chief Architect & Head Of IT Innovation & Emerging Technologies Coca-Cola
  • Noah Karesh, CEO Feastly
  • Brian Frank, General Partner FTW Ventures
  • Micki Seibel, Global Food & Agriculture Strategy Orange
  • Roger Wyse, Managing Partner Spruce Capital Partners

Featuring: AclarTech, DouxMatok, Flying Spark, Innovopro, Inspecto, NextFerm, Valiber, Water.io

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

11:20am MARKET BATTLE: DAVIDS & GOLIATHS

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE - THE ISRAELI ANGLE
  • Gil Golan, Country Manager, Israel; Director GM Advanced Technical Center & Director, Corp Venture Capital GM

AUTOMOTIVE, THE DRIVE FOR DATA
  • Ben Volkow, CEO Otonomo

PROJECT VAHANA: DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-PILOTED AIR TAXI
  • Arne Stoschek, Head, Autonomous Systems Airbus Group

THE REVOLUTION OF AUTOMATED DRONES
  • Ran Krauss, CEO & Co-Founder Airobotics

BOARDROOM #1

11:15am - 12:05pm

DEALMAKING IN ENTERPRISE TECH

  • Yoav Land, Director, Cloud Solutions – Microsoft
  • Ami Gal, CEO & Co-Founder – SQream
  • Adar Puterman, M&A and Venture Investments Salesforce
  • Yaron Morgenstern, CEO – Glassbox
  • Moderator: Anthony Juliano, CTO, General Partner – Landmark Ventures


BOARDROOM #3

11:05am - 12:05pm

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

~Private Meeting Room~

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

12:05pm SPATIAL COMPUTING AND MY QUEST TO ELIMINATE THE LEARNING CURVE
  • Meron Gribetz, Founder & Chief Executive Officer Meta
12:20pm KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
  • Mike McNamara, Chief Executive Officer Flex
  • Moderator: Hovav Ref, Senior Director, Head of Investor Relations, Foreign Investments & Industrial Cooperation Authority Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry

IoT & CONNECTED DEVICES

12:45pm MARKET BATTLE:  DEALMAKERS & DISRUPTORS

THE INTERNET OF THINGS – HYPE VS. REALITY
  • Gadi Toren, Investment Partner, Venture Capital Robert Bosch

SEAMLESS COMMERCE THROUGH CONNECTED DEVICES
  • Ofer Klein, Chief Executive Officer & Founder – Kwik

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF TECHNOLOGY
  • Gary Brotman, Director, Product Management – Qualcomm

CAN SOCIAL ROBOTS KEEP OLDER ADULTS ACTIVE AND ENGAGED?
  • Dor Skuler, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder – Intuition Robotics

BOARDROOM #1

12:45pm - 1:35pm

NEW STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING & SCALING GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

  • Danielle Alexander, General Manager, Tech Incubator Jaguar Land Rover
  • Marcus Shingles, CEO XPRIZE
  • Jonathan Pulitzer, Managing Director of Israel GE Ventures
  • Otto Berkes, CTO CA Technologies
  • Moderator: Alaina Sparks, Managing Director, FinTech Deloitte

    BOARDROOM #2

    12:45pm - 1:35pm

    DEALMAKING IN DIGITAL HEALTH

    (Networking Meetup)

    CYBER SECURITY

    1:30pm EVOLVE, TRANSFORM OR DIE: WHAT'S NEXT FOR CYBER SECURITY
    • Elena Kvochko, Chief Information Officer, Group Security Barclays
    • Mark Gazit, Chief Executive Officer – ThetaRay
    • Moderator: Yoav Tzruya, Partner – JVP
    1:50pm PITCH SESSIONS

    CYBER DEFENSE REINVENTED
    • Ronen Yehoshua, Chief Executive Officer – Morphisec

    SECURING THE OTHER 600 SERVICES
    • Dror Liwer, Co-Founder & Chief Security Officer CoroNet
    2:15pm THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY
    • Bob Blakley, Global Head, Information Security Innovation Citigroup

    BOARDROOM #1

    1:35pm - 2:25pm

    DEALMAKING IN DIGITAL MEDIA

    • Richard Yen, Managing Director Saban Capital Group
    • Tal Schwartz, Executive Chairman & Founder Clicktale
    • Libby Novack, Partner Maverick Ventures
    • Tal Barnoach, General Partner Disruptive
    • Tipatat Chennavasin, General Partner The Venture Reality Fund
    • Moderator: Lloyd Rothenberg, Partner & Deputy Chair, Capital Markets and Corporate Loeb & Loeb

    BOARDROOM #3

    1:25pm - 2:25pm

    INNOVATION SHOWCASE

    ~Private Meeting Room~

    INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

    2:25pm INVESTING IN COMPANIES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
    • Ran Poliakine, Serial Entrepreneur; Active Chairman, CEO & Investor
    2:40pm KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
    • John Chambers, Executive Chairman Cisco
    • Moderator: Sue Siegel, Chief Executive Officer GE Ventures

    DIGITAL MEDIA & VIDEO

    3:05pm MARKET BATTLE: CHALLENGERS & CHAMPIONS

    HOW THE MARRIAGE OF PREMIUM CONTENT AND AI IS HERALDING A NEW ERA OF PERSONALIZED VIDEO ADVERTISING
    • Gil Becker, Chief Executive Officer – AnyClip

    DEEP LEARNING IN MEDIA: TEXT TO IMAGE
    • Rahel Jhirad, Director, Data Science – Hearst

     THE VIDEO TSUNAMI IS HERE
    • Sharon Carmel, Chief Executive Officer Beamr

    THE FUTURE OF MEDIA
    • Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder & Partner Greycroft Partners

    BOARDROOM #1

    3:05pm - 3:50pm

    THE DAY AFTER: WHY SOME DEALS SUCCEED WHILE OTHERS DON’T
    • Murli Kotteyil, VP, Strategy & Corporate Development VMware
    • Sasson Darwish, Managing Director - RBC Capital Markets
    • Jacques Benkoski, Partner – U.S. Venture Partners
    • Doron Simon, VP, Corporate Development NICE
    • Moderator: Adv. Ashok Chandrasekhar, Partner, International Corporate & Securities Department – Goldfarb Seligman

    BOARDROOM #2

    3:05pm - 4:35pm

    KAMATECH – PITCH ROOM

    Special Host: John Chambers, Executive Chairman Cisco

    Featuring: AdVenture IO, Door Bill,
    Brillianetor, Muzy, DoctorPedia, TRISO,
    Emerj, ShareRate
     

    VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED & MIXED REALITY

    3:50pm MARKET BATTLE: INNOVATORS & TITANS

    HOLOGRAPHIC AUGMENTED REALITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
    • Aviad Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer RealView Imaging

    VR: THE TODDLER YEARS
    • Michael Yang, Managing Director Comcast Ventures

    VR 2.0: THE UNADDRESSED CHALLENGE
    • Gur Bittan, Chief Technology Officer Mantis Vision

    REAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN A VR & AR WORLD
    • Faraz Hoodbhoy, Director, Outreach, Ecosystem & Innovation AT&T

    BOARDROOM #1

    3:50pm - 4:35pm

    DEALMAKING: FUTURE OF AUTO & TRANSPORTATION

    • Arne Stoschek, Head, Autonomous Systems Airbus Group
    • Mary Yang, VP, Business & Corporate Development – NIO
    • Tony Cannestra, Director, Corporate Ventures – Denso Int'l  America
    • Ivan Mihov, Director, Strategy – Zoox
    • Tamir Bechor, Co-Founder – CyMotive Technologies
    • Moderator: Jeff Schwartz, Principal – Deloitte Consulting

    BOARDROOM #3

    3:35pm - 4:35pm

    INNOVATION SHOWCASE

    ~Private Meeting Room~

    INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

    4:35pm THE FUTURE OF FINTECH
    • David Blumberg, Founder & Managing Partner Blumberg Capital
    4:45pm AI... TO BE OR NOT TO BE
    • Nagraj Kashyap, Global Head, Microsoft Ventures – Microsoft
    4:55pm KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
    • Lior Ron, Co-Founder – Otto  (now Uber)
    • Yossi Vardi, Media Entrepreneur & Investor; Summit Co-Host
    5:15pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION & NETWORKING
    7:15pm CONCLUSION OF SUMMIT – DAY 1

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    Thursday, March 30 – Day 2

    8:00am DAY TWO – WELCOME & REGISTRATION

    INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

    9:00am WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
    • John Kunschner, Managing Director – Landmark Ventures
    9:05am THE DEALMAKERS: GLOBAL M&A AND INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVES
    • Brian Modoff, EVP, Strategy, M&A and Investments – Qualcomm
    • Arvind Purushotham, Managing Director & Global Head, Venture Investing, Citi Ventures – Citi
    • Jacob Lamm, EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development – CA Technologies
    • Moderator: John Kunschner, Managing Director – Landmark Ventures
    9:35am PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE: THE STRATEGIC VALUE OF AN IPO
    • Anna Pinedo, Partner – Morrison Foerster
    9:45am KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
    • Bracken Darrell, President & Chief Executive Officer – Logitech
    • Moderator: Yossi Vardi, Media Entrepreneur & Investor

    AI & MACHINE LEARNING

    10:05am MARKET BATTLE: REBELS & WARRIORS

    THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY
    • Amir Shevat, Director, Developer Relations Slack

    CUSTOMER INSPIRED - EXTENDING CUSTOMER SUCCESS WITH AI
    • Guy Nirpaz, CEO & Co-Founder Totango

    AI & DEEP LEARNING: WHY THE AGE OF GPUs IS UPON US
    • Jeff Herbst, Vice President, Business Development NVIDIA

    LEADING THE ENERGY REVOLUTION
    • Roy Morad, Chief Executive Officer – eVolution Networks

    BOARDROOM #1

    10:05am - 10:55am

    CROSS-BORDER DEALMAKING: STRATEGIES TO ENSURE DEAL SUCCESS
    • Rene Hartner, VP, Corporate Business Development – Western Digital
    • Asaf Homossany, Managing Director, EMEA – NASDAQ
    • Rona Segev, Partner – TLV Partners
    • Offer Yehudai, President – inneractive
    • Moderator: Michael Rimon, Partner – Meitar

    BOARDROOM #2

    10:05am - 10:55am

    DEALMAKING IN AR/VR

    (Networking Meetup)
    VR Lounge is Open

    Featuring: ByondVR, Dreamtime Vision, InceptionVR, Octosense, RealView Imaging, Superb Reality, Tipit, VRPhysio

    CLOUD & IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    10:50am MARKET BATTLE: STARTUPS & LEADERS
    TRANSFORMING A TECH TITAN FOR THE CLOUD
    • Doug Kehring, EVP & Head, Corporate Development – Oracle

    SKATING TO WHERE THE CLOUD IS GOING TO BE
    • Sivan Metzger, Chief Executive Officer – Parallel Machines

    CLOUD TRENDS
    • Adrian Cockcroft, VP, Cloud Architecture Strategy – Amazon Web Services

    POC THE RIGHT WAY: HOW TO STREAMLINE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
    • Toby Olshanetsky, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer – prooV

    11:35am CYBEREASON: A CASE STUDY IN HELPING ISRAELI STARTUPS SUCCEED IN THE US
    • Izhar Armony, General Partner – CRV

    BOARDROOM #1

    10:55am - 11:45am

    IOT & SMART CITIES
    • Gil Golan, Country Manager; Director GM Advanced Technical Center Israel; Director, Corp Venture Capital – GM
    • Amit Garg, Principal – Samsung NEXT Ventures
    • Danny Allouche, VP, Strategy & Corporate Development – Avery Dennison
    • Joe Mikhail, Director, Worldwide Open Innovation –  Lenovo
    • Moderator: John Kunschner, Managing Director – Landmark Ventures

    BOARDROOM #2

    10:55am - 11:45am

    DEALMAKING IN AR/VR

    (Networking Meetup)
    VR Lounge is Open


    Featuring: ByondVR, Dreamtime Vision, InceptionVR, Octosense, RealView Imaging, Superb Reality, Tipit, VRPhysio

    INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

    11:45am THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
    • Dirk Ahlborn, Chief Executive Officer – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
    12:00pm CROWDFUNDING THE FUTURE
    • Laly David, Partner, Business Development  – OurCrowd
    12:10pm THE FUTURE OF HEALTH & MEDICINE: WHERE CAN TECHNOLOGY TAKE US?
    • Daniel Kraft, MD, Founder and Chair, Exponential Medicine; Faculty Chair, Medicine & Neuroscience – Singularity University
    12:25pm THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL INVESTING
    • Saman Farid, CEO - Comet Labs; Advisor – Baidu Ventures

    GROUP LUNCH & NETWORKING

    12:45pm GROUP LUNCH & NETWORKING
    2:00pm CONCLUSION OF SUMMIT – DAY 2