Founder and CEO of Dome9 Security
co-founder and CEO of Transmit Security
Co-Founder of EREN and CEO of Total Eren
Following a career path at the intersection of finance and energy at BNP Paribas and JP Morgan Chase, David Corchia joined EDF EN (the renewable energy arm of EDF founded by Pâris Mouratoglou) in 2004 as Head of North America and became CEO of EDF EN Group in 2006 where he led the company through its IPO and until its friendly takeover by French utility EDF. Together with Pâris Mouratoglou, David then co-founded EREN, a diversified group primarily dedicated to efficient management of natural resources and innovation for excellence. The group is active in renewable energy through Total Eren which became in less than 8 years a leading renewable energy IPP, waste water treatment, energy storage, electricity demand response, infrastructure monitoring by optic fiber data collection and analysis among others and holds minority positions in other industries (AI, thermal energy management software, etc.).
Co-founder and ex-CEO of Leaba Semiconductor
Eyal Dagan was the CEO and co-founder of Leaba Semiconductor Ltd, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2016. Since then Eyal is serving as SVP – Hardware Group at Cisco.
Prior to founding Leaba Semiconductor Ltd Eyal was the CEO and co-founder of Dune Networks, Inc., which was acquired by Broadcom in January 2010.
Eyal holds BASc and MSc in computer science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
CEO and co-founder of Aqua Security
co-founder and CEO of WIP (WebintPro)
Ofer Elad was the co-founder and CEO of WIP (WebintPro), which was acquired by Verint. WIP was a world leader in web intelligence for over a decade.
WIP helped governments and business organizations to resolve advanced threats, attacks, and suspicious cyber activities in real time.
co-founder and vice president, product & strategy at LightCyber
Co-founder and ex-CTO of Conduit
Dror Erez was the founder and CTO of Conduit, one of Israel’s largest Internet companies. Prior to founding Conduit, Dror co-founded Effective–i, a learning system that categorized, organized, and delivered information to shorten search cycles within the enterprise. Today Dror is helping startups companies in strategy, technology and product challenges. Dror has extensive experience in Internet, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and cloud technologies. He holds a B.A. in Physics and Computers from Bar Ilan University.
Co-founder and ex-CTO of Leaba Semiconductor
Ofer Iny was the CTO and co-founder of Leaba Semiconductor Ltd, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2016. Since then Ofer is serving as a Fellow with Cisco.
Prior to co-founding Leaba Semiconductor Ltd Ofer was the CTO and co-founder of Dune Networks, Inc., which was acquired by Broadcom in January 2010.
He holds an undergraduate degree from California State University – Northridge, and a graduate degree from California State University – Los Angeles.
Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners
Harel Kodesh is an Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners, a global leader in technology investments with 39 Billion Dollars in combined assets under management and committed capital. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Kodesh had been with GE where he served as Vice President at Predix and Chief Technology Officer at GE Digital. Before joining GE, Mr. Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he acted as Executive VP for Cloud Business Systems and as CEO of Mozy, its wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Kodesh served as Chief Product Officer at Amdocs. He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company-Qualcomm telematics joint venture. Until 2000, Mr. Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including VP of the Information Appliances Division leading, the development of the Microsoft Windows CE – or Windows Mobile – operating system, and pioneered its mobility business. Mr. Kodesh holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has served on boards for Mobilitec, DreamBox Learning, BSquare and Blue Phoenix. Mr. Kodesh sits on the Board of Councilors for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks
founder and CEO of Cognigo
Guy Leibovitz was the founder and CEO of Cognigo, which was acquired by NetApp. Guy has over 12 years of experience in technical research and cybersecurity leadership. Prior to founding Cognigo Guy has also served as an independent consultant to top companies, specializing in applying machine learning algorithms to cyber security solutions.
co-founder and president of Transmit Security
Paul Maritz is an active technology investor. He has previously served as: CEO/Founder Pivotal Software 2012-2015, CEO VMware 2008-2013, CEO/Founder PI Corp 2003-2008, and Senior VP Microsoft 1986-2000, where he headed product development for system products, including Microsoft Windows. He has had a long standing interest in digital and financial inclusion, serving as Chair of the Grameen Foundation 2003-2010, and the use of technology in development and conservation.
founder and CEO of Cylance
Co-Founder of EREN and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Total Eren
As a serial entrepreneur in the energy sector, Pâris Mouratoglou has previously co-founded Sithe, a leading gas Independent Power Producer listed on NYSE in 1992, and was the founder of SIIF Energies, a renewable energy company which became EDF EN in 2004. Pâris served as Chairman of EDF EN until its takeover by French Utility EDF in 2011. Together with David Corchia, he then co-founded EREN, a diversified group primarily dedicated to efficient management of natural resources and innovation for excellence. The group is active in renewable energy through Total Eren which became in less than 8 years a leading renewable energy IPP, waste water treatment, energy storage, electricity demand response, infrastructure monitoring by optic fiber data collection and analysis among others and holds minority positions in other industries (AI, thermal energy management software, etc.).
co-founder and CEO of Aorato
Serial entrepreneur and Co-founder of Financial Algorithms Ltd.
Noam Stern co-founded Financial Algorithms Ltd., one of the world’s most successful High Frequency Trading companies, currently valued at several billions. Noam envisioned the concept and strategic direction of Financial Algorithms and co-managed the company in its early years. In recent years, Noam serves as mentor, angel and consultant to a changing handful of start-up companies. In 2016 Noam co-founded Neural Algorithms Ltd., a machine learning company.
Co-founder and ex-CEO of Mellanox
Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox and has served as Mellanox’s president and chief executive officer since March 1999 until its acquisition by Nvidia for 7 Billion dollars in April 2020.
Eyal was the co-founder of Galileo Technology Ltd., a semiconductor company, and from March 1993 to February 1999 Eyal served as their Vice President of Engineering. Galileo was acquired by Marvell Technology Group in January 2001.
From August 1989 to March 1993 Eyal held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation.
Eyal is a board member with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Pliops Ltd.
Eyal holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Doctor of Physics, entrepreneur, businessman
Giora Yaron is a Doctor of Physics, entrepreneur, businessman, and was until recently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv University. Giora is known as one of the founding fathers of Israel’s high-tech industry. Giora was involved in the establishment of many startups: Itamar Medical, P-Cube (sold to Cisco), Quilt, Hyperwise Security (sold to Check Point), Siraj Technologies, Pentacom (sold to Cisco), Qumranet (sold to Red Hat). Giora sits on the following board of directors: Amdocs, Itamar Medical, Quilt, Excelero and Equalum
CEO of Accellion
Israeli-American venture capitalist and head of Zeev Ventures
Oren Zeev is an Israeli-American venture capitalist and head of Zeev Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with early-round investments in technology companies. Zeev has had notable investments in Houzz, Audible, Tipalti, Chegg, and TripActions.
Chief Information Security Officer – Tax Credit Co. LLC
Major General (ret.)
Amos Yadlin has been the Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) since November 2011. INSS is the leading strategic Think Tank in Israel.
General Yadlin served for over 40 years in the Israel Defense Forces, ten of which as a member of the IDF General Staff. From 2006-2010, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin served as the Israel chief of Defense Intelligence. From 2004-2006, he served as the IDF attaché to the United States. In February 2002, he earned the rank of major general and was named commander of the IDF Military Colleges and the National Defense College.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin, a former deputy commander of the Israel Air Force, has commanded two fighter squadrons and two airbases. He has also served as Head of IAF Planning Department (1990-1993). He accumulated about 5,000 flight hours and flew more than 250 combat missions behind enemy lines. He participated in the Yom Kippur War (1973), Operation Peace for Galilee (1982) and Operation Tamuz – the destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq (1981).
Yadlin holds a B.A. in economics and business administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1985). He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1994).
Chief Information Security Officer for Grand Canyon Education
Mike serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Grand Canyon Education, responsible for leading the security team and formulating the vision and strategy for protecting students, staff and information assets across the enterprise. Previous experiences include serving as a threat prevention engineer for Check Point and working as a consultant and analyst for other organizations.
He is also a co-author/contributor for the joint book project, Understanding New Security Threats published by Routledge in 2019, along with several articles. When not working, he spends time playing video games and doing projects with his kids.
CEO and co-founder at Descope
Slavik is the CEO and co-founder at Descope. A serial entrepreneur, Slavik is passionate about solving hard technology problems. Before Descope, Slavik was co-founder and CEO at Demisto, a leader in the SOAR industry that was acquired by Palo Alto Networks, where he then served as SVP Products. Prior to co-founding Demisto, Slavik was VP & CTO of database technologies at McAfee (Intel Security). He joined McAfee via the acquisition of Sentrigo, a database security startup, where he was a co-founder and served as CTO. Slavik is an investor in dozens of startups and serves as a board member and advisor to several security startups as well.
Chief Security Officer and DPO for Cato Networks
Amit servers as the Chief Security Officer and DPO for Cato Networks, leading the security, compliance, and data protection strategy for the company’s cloud-based network and security platform. With 15 years of experience in the world of Networking and Cyber Security, Amit created secure and resilient solutions that enable customers to leverage the benefits of cloud computing while minimizing risks and ensuring compliance.
Amit has served as ControlUp’s CSO and also has worked at Dome9 (acquired by CheckPoint), ClickSoftware (acquired by Francisco Partners and Salesforce), and for the Israeli Government (gov.il).