From Startup Nation To Smartup Nation 2019

Date

20/01/2019
Time:
09:45
-
16:30

Time Zone

Israel
28/11/2018 - 10/01/2019

Target Audience

Academia
Enterprise
Entrepreneur
Government
Media
Venture Capital

Sector

All Tec
Tel Aviv Museum (Asia Hall)

About the Event

Israel Innovation Authority's annual conference will present the status of the Israeli innovation industry. In this conference the Authority will offer an in-depth and comprehensive annual analysis of Israeli innovation in 2019 and discuss future trends that will change the high-tech industry.
The conference will provide a window to international innovation with a guest lecture by an executive from the international innovation industry.
The conference will accompany the launch of the 2019 Innovation Report covering the report's main themes.
The various sessions of the conference will open with a presentation of the main themes highlighted by the report by the Innovation Authority executives, followed by a panel discussion that will feature Israeli technology, finance, government and NGO executives.
The Innovation Report is published for the 4th consecutive year and covers trends, changes and characteristics of the Israeli high-tech, presents the major challenges and provides options to tackle them.
Every year, the report is presented to decision makers in the government, principally the Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy. It is also distributed to the public, especially to the high-tech industry, investors and entrepreneurs.
The conference will be hosted by Amalya Duek, a journalist and financial reporter, Channel 2 news.

The Conference is designed for CEOs of technology companies, investors, CEOs of investment funds, government executives and the media.
*Please note: This is a personal invitation, it cannot be forwarded and registration is subject to receipt of an eMail approval.
**The Conference program may be subject to changes.

Participants at the conference sessions include: 

  • Anat Guetta, Chairwoman Israel Securities Authority
  • Prof. Avi Simhon,  Chairman of Israel's National Economic Council
  • Yossi Matias, Vice President, Google    
  • Adi Soffer-Teeni, CEO Facebook  Israel 
  • Shelly Landsmann, General Manager Microsoft  Israel 
  • Tzipi Ozer-Armon, CEO Lumenis; 
  • Oded Cohn, IBM Vice President and Director of IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel 
  • Rephael Sweary. President, WalkMe
  • Eldad Maniv President & COO, Taboola
  • Efi Cohen. CTO & Co-founder, Datorama
  • Yoram Tietz Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Dafna Lifshitz, CEO, Tapuach - Association for Advancement of the Information Age
  • Ruth Polachek, Founder and CEO, She Codes
  • Anat Naschitz, is a Managing Director OrbiMed 
  • Roni Mamluk, PhD, CEO Ayala Pharmaceuticals 
  • Amir London, CEO of Kamada; and other executives
  • Ori Hadomi, CEO Mazor Robotics
  • Prof. Yehezkel Bernholtz, Scientist, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassh
  • Erel Margalit, Founder and Managing Partner, JVP Venture Capital fund and Israel Initiative
  • Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, Chairwoman Planning & Budgeting Committee of the Israeli Council for Higher Education
  • Dr. Michal Rosen-Zvi, Director, Health Informatics, IBM Research
  • Amal Ayoub, PhD,  R&D Engineer and Project Manager, Hanita Lenses

Agenda

08:30 - 09:15

Reception

09:15 - 10:00

Greetings: Minister of Economy and Industry, Mr. Eli Cohen | Chairman Israel Innovation Authority and Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy and Industry, Dr. Ami Appelbaum

09:30 - 10:00

Israel 2019 - present state of innovation: CEO Israel Innovation Authority, Mr. Aharon Aharon

Presenting Israel Innovation '2019 Innovation Report': Israel Innovation Authority Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Uri Gabay

10:00 - 10:45

Session 1: New world order - Will Israel meet the challenges?

Moderator: Sami Peretz, Senior Commentator, TheMarker

Presenting session's theme: Sagi Dagan, Head of Growth Division, Israel Innovation Authority.

Panel Participants:

Anat Guetta, Chairwoman Israel Securities Authority | Yoram Tietz,  Managing Partner, Ernst & Young | Eran Yaakov, Director General, Israel Tax Authority | Erel Margalit, Founder and Managing Partner, JVP Venture Capital fund and Israel Initiative | Oded Cohn, IBM Vice President and Director of IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel | Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, Chairwoman Planning & Budgeting Committee of the Israeli Council for Higher Education, and more.

10:45 - 11:30

Session 2: Technology power race - What is the next advantage for the Startup Nation?

Moderator: Meir Orbach, Hitech Editor & Senior Reporter, Calcalist

Presenting session's theme: Dr. Aviv Zeevi, VP Technological Infrastructure Division, Israel Innovation Authority.

Panel Participants:

Yossi Matias, Vice President, Google | Adi Soffer-Teeni, CEO Facebook  Israel | Shelly Landsmann, General Manager Microsoft  Israel | Tzipi Ozer-Armon, CEO Lumenis | Rephael Sweary. President, WalkMe | Eldad Maniv President & COO, Taboola.

11:30 - 12:00

Recess

12:00 - 12:05

Industry reference: Shrage Brosh, President Israel Manufacturers Association

12:05 - 12:35

Guest speaker: The direction Europe is taking, Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General Research and Innovation, European Commission

12:35 - 12:40

Industry Reference: Karin Mayer Rubinstein, President and CEO IATI

12:40 - 13:30

Session 3: Diversification in high tech - Nice social agenda or true solution for experienced personnel shortage?

Moderator: Inbal Orpaz, Startup Ecosystem Expert, Business Strategy Consultant

Presenting session's theme: Ms. Naomi Krieger Carmi, Head of Societal Challenges Division, Israel Innovation Authority.

Panel Participants:

Prof. Avi Simhon,  Chairman of Israel's National Economic Council | Dafna Lifshitz, CEO, Tapuach - Association for Advancement of the Information Age | Ruth Polachek, Founder and CEO, She Codes | Efi Cohen. CTO & Co-founder, Datorama | Sari Roth, Founder Kamatech and CEO & Founder Bontact | Amal Ayoub, PhD,  R&D Engineer and Project Manager, Hanita Lenses

13:30 - 14:30

Session 4: Pharma Industry - What will accelerate the breakthrough?

Moderator: Gali Weinreb, Science and Biomed Reporter, Globes

Opening address: Ms. Susan Windham Banister, Biomed Innovation Strategy Expert.

Presenting session's theme: Ms. Anya Eldan, VP Startup Division, Israel Innovation Authority.

Panel Participants:

Anat Naschitz, is a Managing Director OrbiMed | Roni Mamluk, PhD, CEO Ayala Pharmaceuticals | Amir London, CEO of Kamada; and other executives | Ori Hadomi, CEO Mazor Robotics | Prof. Yehezkel Bernholtz, Scientist, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassh | Dr. Michal Rosen-Zvi, Director, Health Informatics, IBM Research and more

14:30 - 15:30

Lunch and Networking

Registration

The registration to this event is closed
Tel Aviv Museum (Asia Hall)