Mr. Mats Rosenquist, Director External Research Collaboration, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Mats Rosenquist is working at Volvo Group Trucks Technology based in Gothenburg, at the Research and Technology Office in Sweden, with focus on developing research and innovation collaboration opportunities for sustainable transport solutions for commercial vehicles. Mats have more than 25 years’ experience from the ITS, telematics, active safety, connectivity, electromobility and automation areas in different positions. He has been located in the US and in China for the Volvo Group initiating research and innovation activities. Mats is co-working group leader of the Connectivity and Automated Driving WG at ERTRAC. Mats's presentation
Mr. Gunnar Heipp, Director of Strategic Planning Projects Department, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG)
Gunnar Heipp is the Director of Strategic Planning Projects Department at the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), the Public Transport Company of Munich. He is responsible for all the infrastructure projects to develop the metro, bus, tram system of Munich, as well as the development of MVG as a multimodal and fully integrated mobility provider. This includes e.g. a multimodal mobility platform, carsharing, a Bikesharing system (MVG Rad), investment program in E-Mobility for the city of Munich, autonomous vehicles, etc.
Mr. Bruce Hayne, Councillor, City of Surrey, Canada
Bruce Hayne was first elected to Surrey Council in 2011. With an extensive business background, he chairs the Investment & Innovation committee responsible for economic develop and smart city strategies. Surrey has been twice named to the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the year by ICF and Bruce sits on the International Foundation Board of the Intelligent Communities Forum. Bruce's presentation (panel)
Mrs. Robin Campbell, Partner, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Squire Patton Boggs
Robin Campbell co-leads Squire Patton Boggs' Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. She brings first-hand understanding of the day-to-day issues faced by clients, having been seconded to manage privacy in-house three times, twice to clients in the automotive sector (for two Fortune 10 global automobile manufacturers) and once in healthcare. Robin’s practice focuses on a wide array of privacy and security issues, including the development and implementation of information management strategies for the handling of personal information. Robin focuses on providing practical solutions for data security and privacy risk management. She works closely with clients to analyze the risks associated with new technologies, data use or transfers and to develop appropriate controls to reduce those risks. She focuses on the automotive industry, including connected cars and autonomous vehicles, as well as on the Internet of Things more generally. She covers both US and international laws, including an in-depth knowledge of the EU Data Protection Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation and international data transfers.
Mrs. Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer, Transport for London (TfL)
Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer at Transport for London (TfL), leads TfL in using our vast amounts of system data to transform how TfL plans and operates transport in London. She joined TfL in 2002, where she has held a variety of roles, including Senior Business Planner, Acting Head of Finance for London's Transport Museum, Chief of Staff to the Managing Director of Finance & Planning, the Head of Oyster Development, and Head of Analytics. She has worked on projects such as the launch of the contactless payment system across London’s transport network, and recently lead TfL’s pilot of collecting depersonalised WiFi Data for analysis. Originally from Washington, DC, USA, she has degrees from Princeton University and from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Yuval Diskin, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Cymotive Technologies
Yuval Diskin is the past Head of the Israel Security Agency which he headed for six years from 2005 – 2011.
As deputy director and director of the ISA, Diskin shared the responsibility of designing the nation's policies on national security at government highest executive levels.
After retiring Diskin co-founded DAT, a cyber-security consultancy company. In September 2016, together with his partners and VW group, Diskin co-founded CyMotive Technologies. The company is developing Cyber-security solutions and providing exclusive cyber-security software and hardware services for the Connected car, Electrical car and the future Driverless car.
Mr. Zsolt SZALAY, Ph.D, Head of Department Department of Automotive Technologies, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Mr. Zsolt SZALAY, Ph.D. graduated as M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, he is leading the Department of Automotive Technologies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering since 2009. A reputable expert in advanced automotive technologies like connected and highly automated vehicles, IoT telematics and security of vehicle Cyber-Physical Systems. Head of R&D for the new Hungarian Automotive Proving Ground dedicated to the testing and validation of connected, automated and electric vehicles. Representing Hungary in the EU GEAR2030 initiative for connected and automated vehicle technology deployment. Zsolt's presentation
Mr. Will Simon, Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)
Will Simon is the Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), the United States’ leading advocate for the technological modernization of transportation. There, Will is the recognized authority on ITS subject matter knowledge including technologies, partnerships, industries and solution approaches. Will is also the Founder and Chairman of the U.S.-Israel Mobility Innovation Center (USIMIC) which serves as the premiere vehicle for collaboration, investment, and innovation between American Israeli mobility ecosystems. Previously, Will held positions at rideshare giant Lyft, the Alliance for Transportation Innovation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security & Emergency Preparedness Department. Will also serves as a mentor at Singularity University’s Smart City Accelerator in Columbus, Ohio focusing on future mobility. Will holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Security & Intelligence from The Ohio State University. He splits his time between his home in Washington, DC, Israel, Detroit and San Francisco.
Mr. Roni Zehavi, CEO, CyberSpark
Roni Zehavi is the CEO of CyberSpark. He has more than 10 years of proven success in the entrepreneurial Hi-Tech arena, integrating highly-innovative and multidisciplinary technologies into sellable products. His range of experience includes stewarding ideas through the development process into the marketplace.His most recent company, "To-Be-Education", is creating a platform upon which teachers and students can upload content that can be transformed into dilemma-based learning games with multiple users, facilitating the develop of global learners’ communitiesAn experienced test pilot from ETPS UK and an Aeronautical Engineer from the Technion, Mr. Zehavi is a well-known expert in aviation professions, including operational, methodological and technological aspects. In 2004 Roni founded Rontal Applications, a leading provider of a 3D based application for simulations and real-time Command & Control systems. Under his leadership, the company has achieved successful results before being acquired by an American corporation.
Prof. Yuval Elovici, Director of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), head of BGU Cyber Security Research Center
Yuval Elovici is the director of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), head of BGU Cyber Security Research Center, Research Director of iTrust at SUTD, SUTD principle investigator of ST Electronics - SUTD Cyber Security Lab, and a Professor in the Department of Information Systems Engineering at BGU. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering from BGU and a Ph.D. in lnformation Systems from Tel-Aviv University. Prof. Elovici has published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and in various peer-reviewed conferences. In addition, he has co-authored a book on social network security and a book on information leakage detection and prevention. His primary research interests are computer and network security, cyber security, web intelligence, information warfare, social network analysis, and machine learning. Prof. Elovici also consults professionally in the area ofcyber security and is the co-founder of Morphisec, Startup Company that develop innovative cybersecurity mechanisms that relate to moving target defense.
Dr. Alex Dan, Director of Strategy Department, CEO Office, Israel Railways
Alex is the director of Strategy Department, CEO Office, Israel Railways. His duty includes leading and implementing of Israel Railway’s strategy, Chief Risk Officer and establishing the Cybersecurity Department. Before joining Israel Railways, he was the Chief Executive Officer of New Path Ltd, after heading the ISTAR Business Line at Elbit Systems. Alex joined Elbit Systems in 2006 after a 26-year career in the Israeli Defense Forces. Alex has a Ph.D. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, a summa cum laude M.A of Haifa University, a BSc. Degree from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Olaf Sakkers, Partner at Maniv Mobility
Olaf joined Maniv in 2014 after completing his IDF service. While in the IDF, he began researching autonomous vehicles and the opportunities presented by this technology for Israel's startup ecosystem. Besides being involved in all aspects of Maniv's activities, Olaf has written extensively about autonomous vehicles, including a widely read piece about business model disruption in the automotive industry. He also compiles Maniv's popular newsletter a regular summary of the latest new mobility & autonomous vehicle news with contextualizing commentary. Olaf holds a BA from Princeton University. Olaf's presentation
Mr. Onn Haran, CTO & Co-Founder, Autotalks
Onn Haran is CTO and co-founder of Autotalks, which enables the vehicle-to-vehicle communication revolution. Autotalks offers the market leading V2X solution, heading toward mass-market. With Onn guidance, Autotalks created an industry-recognized technological lead. Onn is a frequent speaker at industry conferences worldwide. Onn started his career in elite R&D unit in IDF, followed by joining Texas Instruments as Bluetooth solution architect, later heading to Passave, pioneer of fiber-to-the-home market, as CTO.
Prof. Tal Oron-Gilad, Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Tal Oron-Gilad is an associate professor and the Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University. Tal holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, and a Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University. Previously she was a research associate at the Institute for Simulation and Training, the University of Central Florida where she was part of a US army multi university research initiative. Tal's research interests are in human factors engineering and human automation interaction. Some of her current experimental work concerns communication between users and operators and unmanned vehicles with varying levels of autonomy. Tal has been continuously funded by extramural sources for every one of the years of her professional career, including support from US Army Research Lab, IMOD, General Motors, Israeli Aerospace Industry, the Israeli road safety authority, Israeli ministry of science and EU projects (SOCRATES). Tal's presentation
Dr. Yaron Wolfsthal, Head of IBM Cyber Security Center of Excellence, Israel
Dr. Yaron Wolfsthal heads IBM's Center of Excellence at Ben Gurion University, where his research team is developing cutting-edge solutions for information security and protection of critical infrastructures, as an innovation arm of IBM's Security Division. He has extensive experience in leading multinational research and development teams, and as a member of the IBM Security CTO Office, has a key role in setting and implementing IBM's Security R&D strategy. Dr. Wolfsthal is an active contributor to industrial and academic working groups and regularly speaks in professional conferences. A Senior Member of IEEE, he has authored over 50 scientific publications, and holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and an MBA degree, all from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology. Yaron's presentation
Mr. Doron Stern, Adv., a Founding Partner at Tulchinsky, Stern, Marciano, Cohen, Levitski & Co
Doron Stern graduated from the Hebrew University Law School in 1984, and was admitted to the Israel Bar Association in 1985. Following his graduation and his articulation in the Supreme Court of Israel, Doron worked as a foreign associate in Willkie Farr & Gallagher, in New York City. Doron founded Tulchinsky Stern with Menachem Tulchinsky in 1995, and after a few years shifted his main practice to Hi Tech start-ups and venture capital law. The practice quickly grew with noted transaction such as the $4.8 Billion merger of Chromatis Networks into Lucent, the long term legal handling of all Jerusalem Venture Partners matters, as well as numerous investments, mergers, sales, and commercial transactions of startups and venture capital funds in Israel. Throughout his career Doron maintained an active practice as commercial litigator, on selected cases, and an active practice in tax, specializing in venture capital tax related matters, as well as international trusts and estates matters. He also maintains an active practice of environmental law, shifting from ongoing and regulatory advice, to representation on environmental administrative and criminal proceedings. Doron has served as a Judge in the disciplinary court of the Israel Bar Association (IBA) for 12 years and was recently appointed to the Supreme Disciplinary Court of the IBA.
Mr. Zeev Shadmi, Research and ITS program manager Chief Scientist Office, Ministry of Transportation and Road Safety
Zeev Shadmi is active in research management for 12 years. Fields of activity includes Smart Mobility, Connected Vehicles, DSRC, Cybersecurity and SCMS, Traffic Management and Control, Big Data for transportation planning and technology development and applications for road safety. Zeev Shadmi also served in Standards Experts Committees. Mr. Shadmi is a member of the ITS and Vehicles Electronic Systems Technical Committees in the Israel Institute of Standards. Zeev's presentation
Mrs. Deborah Housen-Couriel, Adv., Cyber law, Regulation and Policy Expertise at Housen-Couriel Law
Mrs. Deborah Housen-Couriel’s law practice focuses on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation, including internet and data governance. Her academic teaching and published research, including her doctoral research, encompasses the legal and policy aspects of Israeli and global cybersecurity, and she is a Fellow at several Israeli and international research institutes. She is a member of the International Group of Experts that drafted the “Tallin 2.0” manual on state activity in cyberspace, sponsored by NATO and published in early 2017; and is currently one of the Group of Experts working on the global MILAMOS project on cyber and space law. Deborah served on the ILA Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law, and was a member of the public committee of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau dealing with cybersecurity professions. In 2010-11 she co-chaired the Israeli Prime Minister’s National Cyber Initiative’s Policy and Regulation Committee.
She received her B.A. in History and Anthropology summa cum laude from Wellesley College and the Ècole de Sciences Politiques in Paris; her LL.B. and LL.M (cum laude) from Hebrew University; and a MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Foundation Fellow. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Law Faculty of Haifa University. Deborah's presentation
Mr. Joe Krull, Security Principal Director at Accenture
Joe Krull has 40 years of experience in security and audit management. Since June 2016, Joe represents Accenture in Israel and he identifies and integrates new security capabilities. This is Joe’s third time to live in Israel. He previously served at the American Embassy and as an advisor to Venture Capital firms. Joe has served as a senior U.S. intelligence and security officer, Chief Security Officer at Fortune 100/Global 1000 companies, director at a Big 4 audit firm and a security practice lead for a major technology consulting company. He is multi-cultural and has worked in more than 100 countries. Joe's presentation
Mr. Asaf Atzmon, Director, Biz-Dev, Marketing and Product, Automotive Cyber Security, HARMAN
Asaf Atzmon is Director, Business Development, Marketing and Product Management at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, cyber security solutions, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and services supporting the Internet of Things. Asaf joined HARMAN with the acquisition of TowerSec in January 2016 where he served as VP, Business Development & Marketing.
Before TowerSec, Asaf served as Director of Business Development for Automotive Security at Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for the business and commercial activity as well as the product strategy of Cisco’s security portfolio for the automotive industry. Prior to Cisco, Asaf was Co-Founder and CTO of Serendip, a social music web service. Before that, Asaf served in various senior executive roles in consumer-web, telecommunication and digital TV, including positions in BigBand Network, Playcast System, NDS and Orca Interactive.
Asaf holds a B.Sc Cum Laude in Computer Science and B.A in Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Daniel Zucker, Head of Local Market Implementation, The Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative, Israeli Prime Minister's Office
Daniel Zucker is head of Local Market Implementation at the Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative within the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. Daniel leads the Initiative efforts' to promote the usage of both CNG and electric transportation and coordinates between the different ministries in this aspect. In addition, Daniel coordinates the progress of the Israeli National Plan for Smart Mobility. Daniel holds a M.Sc in environmental science from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and a M.A in public policy from the Hebrew university of Jerusalem.
Prof. Michael Segal, The Communication Systems Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Mr. Asaf Avidan, Adv., Partner in Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. law firm
Partner in Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. law firm (with offices in Tel-Aviv, Jeruslem & Beer-Sheva). Asaf' area of practice include technology & hi-tech, cyber, IP, privacy, business and employment law. Previously owner of A. Avidan law office and a Business Development/Marketing executive in the hi-tech industry (over 13 years with last position as VP Marketing of a company in the RAD group) and R&D engineer (10 years in a prestigious unit of the IDF). Asaf holds legal (L.LM.) and engineering (B.Sc.) degrees from Tel-Aviv univeristy, curently completes his master in Law & Tehchnology and a fellow researcher in the Center for Cyber Law & Policy (CCLP) in Haifa University.
Mr. Yossi Rachman, Application Security & Forensics Section Manager, Security Senior Principal at Accenture Security | Maglan
Yossi Rachman is a Security Senior Manager in Maglan, an Israeli-based Advanced Cybersecurity Center acquired by Accenture in June 2016. In his current role in Accenture, Yossi leads the Computer Forensics, IOC Hunting, and Application Security team. Before joining Accenture, Yossi worked for several consulting groups and Israeli government agencies. Yossi is a certified lawyer and holds a Bachelor degree in Law (LL.B.) from the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion, Israel. Yossi is also a graduate of the prestigious US Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) and an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP).
Dr. Yotam Lurie, Senior Lecturer of Business Ethics in the Department of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Yotam Lurie is a Senior Lecturer of business ethics in the Department of Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A philosopher by training, he specializes in applied and practical ethics in management and its related fields. His publications deal primarily with organizational and professional ethics, as well as with methodological issues in applied ethics. In his research he seeks to provide conceptual, normative and cultural insight into issues that arise in concrete human practices and institutional settings. Yotam's Presentation
Mr. Moshe Shlisel, CEO of GuardKnox Cyber technologies
Moshe is the CEO of GuardKnox Cyber technologies, an innovative automotive cybersecurity company. He is a Veteran of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). He served as the Deputy Commander of Special Operations and oversaw the development and application of highly complex products, including the development and implementation of hardware based security solutions. He held various executive positions within TADIRAN Communication and Elbit Systems, served as General Manager of medical ERP startup ExactCost, COO of satellite communication company SatixFy, and CEO of audience measurement startup TruMedia. Moshe holds a B.Sc. in electro-optics from the Technicon and an MA in Economic Policy (Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Ram Levi, Founder and CEO of Konfidas
Ram is the Founder and CEO of Konfidas cybersecurity consulting firm; Co-founder and Director at London Cyber Security (LCS); advisor for global organizations with extensive knowledge in policy, technology and hands-on experience. Expert for the committee for Internet and New Media a the Israel Lawyers Association; Member of the steering committee for the Control System Cyber Security Association International (CS)2AI; and delivers a cyber corner on i24News Television Channel; In 2011 he served as Secretary of the Prime Minister's National Cyber Initiative Task Force that spearheaded the government resolution on establishing the National Cyber Bureau. In 2010 he co-authored the national civilian space policy. From 2011-2016 he served as Cybersecurity advisor to the National Research and Development Council; member of the national committee for cybersecurity research and development.
Mr. Moshe Kaplan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), GPSdome
Moshe Kaplan is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at GPSdome. Director of research and development in a variety of projects. For the past 10 years, a senior engineer in electronic warfare projects at Elta Systems Ltd. Before that he was senior engineer in charge of product development at Tadiran Electronic Systems Ltd., and served as VP
R&D at Wavion Wireless Networks Ltd. Served 20 years in the Israeli Air Force (Lt. Colonel, ret.) as a software and communications engineer. Graduate training program at the IDF Computing Center (MMRM). Graduate Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology (cum laude) and a Master in Business Administration (Technion). Moshe's presentation
Mr. Gil Litichever, Co founder and CTO, Arilou Cyber Security (part of the NNG group)
Gil is a co-founder and CTO of Arilou Technologies. Gil leads the effort for cyber securing vehicles, under the belief that cars can be both connected and secure.
Prior to founding Arilou, Gil spent many years in the field of high-end cyber security, securing mission critical systems.