Speakers

 


Jari Tammisto, CEO/President, MobileMonday

Jari's career in mobile has spanned the globe with over 20 years of strategic entrepreneurial leadership and success. His vision and extensive global network of industry influencers was the drive behind the of MobileMonday, now the world’s leading global community to enhance of peer leadership, knowledge, and communal concepts from local to global. The MoMo network now operates chapters in over 130 cities under his leadership. Tammisto has been a Partner and Chairman of the Board of 11 start-up companies and executive member of Finland’s technology fund (TEKES). Jari has also been honored with World Brand Leadership award in 2009 in Mumbai, and with special Internationalization Award from Finland’s President Tarja Halonen.

Zohar Levkovitz, Co-Founder, Amobee (Acquired by SingTel)

Zohar is the founder and former CEO of Amobee, the leading mobile corporation for far reaching mobile advertising. Within just a few years Amobee has reached hundreds of millions of people and has begun a revolution in the way advertising can truly utilize the mobile medium. Amobee was recently sold for over $300M. Zohar’s recognition in the professional world as Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2011 in California, CEO of the Year 2010 in Israel, and Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum, all attest to Zohar’s mark on the face of world advertising and the power to affect change. Prior to Amobee, Zohar has been at the forefront of mobile and internet technology development for over a decade in leading companies.

Ashay Padwal, Co-Founder, Vserv.mobi

Ashay Padwal is the Co-founder at Vserv.mobi and spearheads the technology and product development function. An expert in open source technologies, Ashay, in his career spanning over a decade has been instrumental in building and deploying products in the internet and wireless space at enterprises such as Yahoo! and People Infocom (Mauj).





Lany Sommers, Senior Business Development Manager, RIM

Lelany Sommers Senior Business Development Manager. Lany has worked for Research In Motion since June 2000.  At the beginning she started in the Customer Service Organisation in Technical and Billing Support, then moved to Sales working closely with RIM's carriers in North America. She moved to London in 2006 to develop the Swiss market and work with a UK carrier to develop their enterprise and partner business. After working with Orange Group she is now leading Business Development in select markets. Her focus will be on growing and supporting the developer community.
 

Oscar Gutierrez, Technical Ecosystem Support Lead, South Europe, Nokia


Oscar has a long trajectory in the mobile industry with over 8 years of experience, 6 years in R&D and nowadays leading Technical Ecosystem Support in South of Europe. He is responsible for the connection between Nokia and mobile developers, acting as main point of contact for enterprises and developers. During these years Oscar has realized several projects with new technologies, has collaborated on several forums as speaker, was a member of JCP working more than 3 years in Java standardization and today working to make business over Nokia platforms easier for enterprises and independent developers.
 


David Artunedo, Chief Architect at Jajah Israel, Telefónica Digital

David has developed a long career in VoIP and IMS services working in Telefónica R&D. In 2009, David participated in the due diligence process for Jajah’s acquisition and soon after he moved to Jajah Israel as Technology Liaison Manager to help in the integration of Jajah into Telefónica . Now David is the Chief Architect in Jajah Israel defining the next generation OTT Cloud Communications Platform that will help Telefónica Digital to compete in the Digital world. The first service launched using this platform is Tu Me, and he is looking for technology partners to innovate in this area.
Anthony Hicks, Head of Strategic Integrations – EMEA Innovations and Labs, PayPal

Anthony is a software developer with over fifteen years’ experience in web based application development encompassing a broad range of programming languages, technology vendors and techniques. Now at PayPal, he works with strategic partners integrating PayPal’s Platform APIs. He advises companies on optimal checkout flows, order management and integrating seamless payments into all types of applications.  He has a particular interest in encouraging early monetisation of start ups through building effective usable payments into applications as part of their core, rather than attempting bolt on payments at a much later stage.
 
 
Dion Cornett, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Red Hat

Dion currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Red Hat, managing the Company's global ISV, customer free-to-fee, start-up and venture investment programs.  Dion's prior responsibilities at Red Hat include launching the Company's global Systems Integration business, VP of North American Sales and VP of Investor Relations.  He previously worked as a General Partner of a private equity firm with $600M in collective funding at the time, as a sell-side equity analyst, and as a regional manager for technology sales within a $2B chemical company.  Prior to his career in technology, Dion served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer.



Alex Donn, Senior Marketing Manager, AT&T

Alex Donn, Senior Marketing Manager for the AT&T, started mobileapphackathon.com and his passion is educating developers about mobile application development best practices through events like hackathons that fuse the collective interests of technology corporations and business leaders.


Nori Sekiguchi, Planning Director, Global Solutions Center, Dentsu Inc.

Mr. Nori Sekiguchi is currently the Planning Director, Networking and Knowledge Share Department, Global Solutions Center at Dentsu. He joined Dentsu in 1988 and earned his career in the field of marketing, branding and strategic planning. He played a leading role in branding SONY's PC "VAIO" and launching LEXUS in Japan. Nori is in charge of developing new global clients for Dentsu, while enhancing its cutting edge mobile solutions project, DeMos (Dentsu Mobile Solutions). 
 
Prof. Yesha Sivan, Head of MIS Program, MTA college & CEO, Metaverse Labs

Prof. Yesha Sivan is the head of the Management Information Systems (MIS) Program at the School of Management and Economy at the Tel-Aviv-Yaffo academic college. He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) - a leading think tank focusing on connecting virtual and real worlds. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments. He published numerous papers in the areas of Strategy and IT, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University.   
 
 

Oded Israeli, Director, Mobile Payments & Digital Commerce, Amdocs

Oded Israeli leads Product Management and Marketing for Amdocs Digital Commerce and Mobile Payments. Oded joined Amdocs as the Chief of Staff for Amdocs’ CEO and later moved to the Digital Services division, where he led Amdocs’ strategy around Mobile Payments and the post-merger integration of 2 acquired companies: NewACT and MX Telecom. Prior to Amdocs, Oded practiced law as a high-tech attorney, managed a web development company, and advised Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. Oded holds an LL.B. and  LL.M. from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD business school in France and Singapore.
 
 
 
Roi Carthy, Israel Correspondent, TechCrunch & Managing Partner, Initial Capital

Roi is well known in the Israeli startup community as a connector, advisor, and as the Israeli correspondent for TechCrunch. Since becoming a professional in the industry, Roi has advised startups in areas ranging from Investment and Profitability Strategies, to Beta & General Availability Launch Programs, to Product Strategy. Roi has also worked at companies such as Zend Technologies, and most recently at Soluto, as Head of Products. Roi has an extensive network of contacts, locally in Israel and in the US, ranging from leading technology companies and startup executives, to tier-1 media outlets.
 

 
 
Gil Dudkiewicz, CEO, StartApp

Gil  is a serial entrepreneur. Gil was the EIR in the Cedar Fund, beforehand he was the CEO of SweetIM that he joined as a pre revenue company with 5 employees and brought them to be very profitable, with over 100M download applications and winning the Technology Rising Star Award by D&T Fast 50 Competition. Beforehand he was the founder and CEO of MyDTV/MeeVee a personalized TV Guide and TV search. Gil holds a MBA from UC Berkeley and B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technion.
 
 
 
Moran Bar, Co-Founder and CEO, Geekmedia, Venturegeeks

Moran Bar is a "Mamram" (the leading computer unit in the Israeli army) graduate With over 13 years of experience in the hi-tech industry, specializing in storage, backup and security, Moran worked for leading world-wide integration companies, as a Professional Services expert and Pre-Sale Manager. Moran is the co-founder and CEO of Geekmedia - which operates the largest tech blog In Israel and CEO of Venturegeeks - a start-up accelerator program.  Moran strong connection network throughout the Technology industry and community and is an experienced entrepreneur and "Startup-Hunter".  Moran completed her law degree (L.L.B) at the College of Management and have been accepted as an Advocate by the Israeli Bar Association.
 
 
 
Ran Haklai, General Manager, uTest Israel

Ran Haklai is the General Manager of uTest Israel. Formerly a high-school teacher for 5 years, Ran made a career switch to high-tech only at his early 30’s. Prior to uTest, Ran served as the head of the automotive division at Enigma, where he met Doron Reuveni, who later on co-founded uTest. After 8 years at Enigma, Ran founded a technology consulting company that provided services to the world leading auto-manufacturers. Soon after uTest launch, at Q4 2008, Ran was asked by Doron, now uTest CEO, to establish uTest Israel. Since then, uTest Israel has continuously evolved and established an intensive working relationship with the local startups and software companies eco-system.
 
 
 
Omer Perchik, Founder & CEO, Any.do

Omer is a passionate entrepreneur who loves putting simple yet effective products in the hands of millions. Fascinated with behavioral economics, neuroscience and people at large, Omer sought to explore new ways of how people interact with the world and those around them. As the Founder & CEO of Any.DO, he aims to revolutionize the way people get things done. Prior Any.DO, Omer was a core member of an elite technology unit in the Israel Defense Forces.
 
 
 
François Joseph VIALLON, Co-Founder and CEO, StarDust

François Joseph is co-founder and CEO of StarDust, the leading company for Mobiles Application Testing. Acting as a trusted third part tester, StarDust validate for brands and advertisers, the compatibility of their mobile applications across 1500 devices. (M-Commerce, M-Betting, Medias, Social Network. Before StarDust, François Joseph, was board member and business developer for Mobile Distillery and co-founded PACA Mobile Center, a consortium of french mobile companies.
 


Ronen Soffer, CTO and EVP for Business Development , Telmap
 

Ronen has been a member of the Telmap leadership team since 2001, taking a key part in defining and executing the company's vision, business strategy and roadmap – up to and beyond its recent acquisition by Intel. His past roles include starting the PS group, heading Telmap's entry to the Americas, and responsibility over product management and marketing. Ronen also looked after the acquisition and relationship with several key accounts and partners. Ronen started his career 20 years ago heading a large-scale project for the design, development and deployment of an innovative tactical system in the IAF. He then spent a few years in management roles with a system integration firm and a broadband Carrier.

 
 
Leonard Frankel, Business Development Manager, Plarium

Leonard is the BizDev manager for Plarium, the largest social games developer in Eastern Europe with 12.5 million monthly players. Besides overseeing its Biz Dev, Leonard is the driving force behind Plarium Labs - the new games accelerator program. Richly experienced in both business and technology, Leonard is responsible for locating investment opportunities in various markets for Plarium and forming collaborations. Prior to joining the Plarium team, Leonard founded and managed Universal Business & Trading, developing a completely autonomous poker playing system for real money online games. Before this, he traded crude oil and metals on the LME with JB Commodities
 
Joe Meyer, CEO, HopStop

Joe Meyer is CEO of HopStop, a popular location-based service. HopStop provides multi-modal navigation in 70+ major metropolitan markets across multiple platforms including web, wap and app. Prior to HopStop, Mr. Meyer was a VP for Quigo Technologies, a leading contextual ad network acquired by AOL, where he was responsible for securing partnerships with major digital media companies. Before Quigo, Mr. Meyer was an EIR for Onset Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meyer was a GM at eBay where launched its local co-op advertising program. Mr. Meyer earned a BA from Georgetown University, and an MBA from Wharton. He was recently selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of the Top Entrepreneurs of 2012.

 
Ori Segal, CEO, i-Apps.co.il

Ori is the CEO of i-Apps. Prior to that Ori served for 8 years as the Business Development Manager of Ernst & Young Israeli branch, and headed the "Entrepreneur of the year" Competition on behalf of the firm. Ori lectures on Business Entrepreneurship at the Bar Ilan University Master's Degree Executive MBA program, and other leading colleges. Ori has worked with a wide spectrum of the business community: CEOs & owners of leading Israeli companies, senior managers in medium and large organizations, entrepreneurs, businessmen, investors, venture capital funds, attorney offices, owners of patent offices, senior academic staff and more.
 


Alon Atsmon, CEO and co-Founder, Picitup

Alon is the CEO & co-Founder of Picitup, a recognized computer vision innovator with its iOnRoad product, mobile augmented reality winner of the CES 2010 innovation award. In '98 Alon founded and CEO'd Comsense, raised $20M in funding, and led it to a cap of $100M. In '03 Alon was a member of the founding team co-founded Leanway, a software company that was sold in 2006 to a NASDAQ corporation for $10M yielding 25 times return to its investors. In '04 Alon founded and CEO'd Walletex and led it to become a market leader in the field of card format consumer electronics including major corporate wins such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM.

 

 
Guido Meardi, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Guido is a Partner at McKinsey & Company, bringing extensive consulting experience in telecommunications, high-tech and media. His expertise includes organization, marketing, strategy, business planning, M&A and operations. Guido is also an Instructor at Bocconi University, teaching turnaround management, corporate finance and marketing. Previously, he was on the faculty of the ESCP European School of Management.
 
Shai Almog, Co-Founder & CEO, Codename One

Shai is the co-founder & CEO of Codename One which enables Java developers to build native applications to all mobile platforms (iPhone/iPad, Android, RIM, Windows Phone etc.).
 
Shai is a 20 year software industry veteran with vast experience in countless platforms & technologies. In 1999 Shai founded vprise consulting through which he worked with Sun Microsystems, IBM, Nokia, DoCoMo, Orange, Sprint, Samsung, SE, banks, utilities, insurance, government and many others.
 
 

 
Lior Yekoutieli, Executive Adviser & Co-Organizer, MobileMonday Tel Aviv

Lior Yekoutieli is an executive adviser with over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech and the mobile domain. Lior has been with Comverse for 16 years, where he held various senior management positions in Israel and abroad, including being the Technical Director of Comverse in France, CTO of the Asia-Pacific Division and AVP, head of the Mobile Software department. Since 2006 Lior has been leading sales and business development activities mainly between France and Israel, specializing in advising to European companies in scouting and technology research in Israel. Lior is an organizer of Mobile Monday Tel Aviv, the official Israel chapter on the Mobile Monday worldwide community of professionals in the Mobile and cellular domain.
 
Levi Shapiro, Partner, TMT Strategic Advisors

Levi Shapiro is a Partner at TMT Strategic Advisors, a global research and strategy firm focusing on the technology, media and telecom sectors. TMT clients include world leaders such as NTT DoCoMo, The Walt Disney Co, France Telecom and the Australian government. He is an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Fordham University in NYC and the Executive MBA program at IDC Herzeliya. Mr. Shapiro writes the "Unleavened Media" column about digital media for the Jerusalem Post. During a 15 year career in media and technology, Mr. Shapiro has launched new business units (IBM), new technologies, services and companies.
 


Ofir Leitner, Founder, MobileMonday Tel Aviv

Ofir is the founder of Mobile Monday Tel Aviv (MoMoTLV, http://www.momotlv.com), the official Israeli chapter of the global non-profit organization Mobile Monday. 

Ofir has a rich background in mobile technologies and business practices, dating back to 2003 when he was a consultant to Orange Israel. In 2005, Ofir founded GamearraY, a Jerusalem based startup company known for its award winning user generated mobile gaming platform.  In mid 2008 Ofir left GamearraY and became a consultant for Israel's leading mobile startups as well as to Oracle Israel Development Center.
   


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