//Welcome to Innov8rsTel Aviv.//

Speakers & Sessions

//Main Event//

21 February 2018, 9:00am - 7:00pm

Best & Next Practices

  • Gain insights on trending topics today and tomorrow from global innovation experts
  • Get the real and raw stories from innovators across industries,
    sharing their successes, failures and everything in between

Work On Your Challenges & Learn New Skills

  • Work on your actual challenges, guided by experts and learning from peers
  • Develop new skills and experiment with new frameworks, tools and techniques
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Kick-Off & Welcome

9:00 - 9:15

Dan Balter (Duco)

Hans Balmaekers (#Innov8rs)

Trending Topic Talks

9:15 - 10:30

Corporate Innovation Out On The Edge
Mark Zawacki (650 Labs)  // Session details //

An Innovation Ecosystem – the Why, What and How
Dan Toma (The Corporate Startup)  // Session details //

Avoid your Kodak Moment – How to Setup for Continuous Innovation
Sofie Lindblom (Ideation360)  // Session details //

Israel as Corporate Innovation Nation?

10:30 - 11:15

Breaking Walls  – Innovation at a Government Owned, Defense & Security Giant
Zvi Maayan (IAI)

Panel Conversation with:

Itay Zetelny (EY), Andy David (Minstry of Foreign Affairs), Jonathan Menuhin (Israel Innovation Institute) and Anya Eldan (Innovation Authority). Hosted by Avichay Cohen (Duco)

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Coffee Break

12 case study talks

11:45am - 1:15pm

Track 1

My Innovation: Empowering All Cisco Employees to Innovate
Mathilde Durvy (Cisco)  // Session details //

Hacking a Change – a Story of Hackathon and Innovation Cultural Change
Gil Benesh (Elbit Systems, Aerospace Division)  // Session details //

Ready… Set…. Sprint! How Amdocs Leads Innovation Faster Than Ever
Shachaf Snir (Amdocs)  // Session details //

Track 2

The Future of AI is Already Here
Michael Zolotov (Razor Labs) // Session details //

From Passion to Investment. How SAP Employees Decided to Hack People Management and Got Funded
Vitaly Vainer (SAP)  // Session details //

The Enterprise Entrepreneur: Making Things “Happened”
Alon Vinik (Mellanox)

If Only Teva Knew What Teva Knows
Sharon Fireman (TEVA) // Session details //

Track 3

Cockpit Innovation
Henry Chen Weinstein (Cockpit Innovation/El al) // Session details //

Disruption in the Payments Industry – The Global Players and Israel Market Dynamics
Oded Salomy (Fintivity) // Session details //

A Tale of Corporate Open Innovation through a Technology Incubator
Ran Bar-Sella (Incubit Technology Ventures)  // Session details //

“Minding the Gap”: Successful Startup-Corporate Partnership in the UAS Industry
Nir Tel-Oren (IAI)  // Session details //

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:15

After these sessions, you’ll have a lot to chew on already during lunch. Plus: your first opportunity for some solid networking.


2:15 - 5:30

Round 1

Service Design & Digital Transformation
Nissan Graisel (EY)

IE Rockets and Corporate Innovation in the Era of Scale Up Entrepreneurship
Lucia Figar, Joe Haslam, Joel McConnel (IE) // Session details //

Teams & Talent: Recognizing and Developing Innovators
Janice Francisco (BridgePoint Effect / FourSight)
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Round 2

PEAK innovation principles
Ahi Gvirtsman (MicroFocus)
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How To Scale Innovation Efficiency?
Max Ditzel and Alexander Masek (WhatAVenture)
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Governing Innovation
Dan Toma (The Corporate Startup)
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Closing Talks & Wrap Up

5:30 - 6:00

The innovator’s Rosetta Stone for the C-Suite
Brant Cooper (Moves the Needle)
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Networking Drinks

6:00 - 7:00

//Field trips (Premium Pass)//

22 February 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Explore Tel Aviv’s Innovation Ecosystem

  • Let us take you through the most promising, exciting and innovative spots across the city. Learn how leading brands are co-creating the future with startups right before your eyes, and meet those driving those initiatives.
  • This is a side-event, for Premium Pass holders only. Transportation, refreshments and lunch are included.
  • For questions on this field trip, please email Elena Donets via elena@duco.io
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Barclays Accelerator by Techstars

The Barclays Accelerator, launched in 2016, is a unique partnership between the British multinational bank and Techstars. It offers ten selected startups and entrepreneurs access to a wealth of resources, including experts, mentors, and investors in the fields of cybersecurity, insurance tech, fintech, and enterprise software as part of the 13-week program. The startups also have free access to the Rise Tel Aviv co-working space., and can draw up to $120,000 of investment from Techstars.

AlphaC Excellency Program

You will meet the unique Acceleration program that is the only Cyber Accelerator with academia-corporate collaboration. Yaniv Berkowitz (Head of excellency programs at TAU Ventures) will present insights from this unique collaboration and will speak about startups that graduate the program and got support from both sides.

Tel Aviv University shines as the top institution in Israel for generating start-ups and fueling Israel’s famous knowledge economy. The Cyber program will be part of an ambitious, soon to be launched initiative at the University called “TAU Ventures.” The first venture capital fund, founded by Tel Aviv University, for investing in early stage, cutting-edge, technologies based in Israel.

Amazon Web Services

We’ll meet with Noam Kaiser, Amazon Web Services Venture Capital Business Development Manager for Israel, Spain and Portugal.

Noam carries 15 years of VC, serving as Principal for Gemini Israel Ventures, one of Israel’s most prominent VC funds, and prior to that as Investment Manager for Naiot Venture Accelerator, the seed stage investment arm of the XT Investments (Formerly Ofer Hi-Tech).

We will review Amazon’s approach to innovation, and how Amazon Web Services helps startups launch, scale and succeed.

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We’ll meet with Nimrod Gindi, managing director of Mellanox Capital, and the Technology Committee of the Mellanox’s board of directors. He has previously served as Mellanox Vice President of M&A and Head of Investments overseeing Mellanox Capital.

Nimrod will provide an overview of Mellanox’s activity in Israel and how it works strategically with the startup ecosystem in Israel (Big Data/Analytics, Cloud, Virtualization, Security & Information management startups).

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Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is not your traditional accelerator program—it’s a next-generation acceleration initiative. The program focuses on reimagining enterprise innovation through partnerships with startups that foster codevelopment and co-innovation, where we all win.

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