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May 31 & June 1, 2012

700 Business People
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CEOs, CTOs, or Founders of innovative companies with a 'wow-factor' present their technology, software, or other cool application to the entire audience from the Main Stage.

Verticals presented include gaming, mobile, advertising, broadcast, high-tech, clean tech, medical tech, or consumer product / design.

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Luxe Worldwide Hotels Rubenstein / Justman<br />Management Consultants Blue Pilot Energy Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast
Wells Fargo EL AL Fox Rothschild Bank Leumi
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What:    The Israel Conference encompasses a full day of inspiring global leaders, exciting company CEOs, prominent investors, and internationally recognized industry executives gathering to discuss the vitality and growth of Israel-facing business through a variety of panels on hot industry topics and trends with world-class speakers and high-quality networking. Companies are from high tech, clean tech, medical tech, consumer products, energy, security, and entertainment media technology. 
Panel discussions in 2011 included:

  • Social Advertising
  • eTail, eCommerce, eIsrael
  • Cool Content and Convergence
  • Mobile Connections
  • Creative Consumer Products
  • From Seeding Ideas to Selling Shares

Who:    The Israel Conference features leaders of significant businesses that are Israel-facing that were founded in Israel, have R&D operations in Israel, do business in Israel, or represent investors in Israeli companies. Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market.

Why:    By attending, you will meet with top minds of the movers and shakers from publicly traded companies, privately-held middle market firms, and early stage ventures along with private equity and venture investors. You will meet first-hand with the innovators of leading technologies from Israel that are market-making and in demand with the most forward-thinking technology and products in the world. Attendees gain an insider's understanding of the growth of dynamic Israel-facing companies.

When:    The next Israel Conference will take place on Thursday May 31, 2012 and Friday June 1, 2012 in Los Angeles.

How:    Click here to register early to attend the 2012 event.
             Contact us at 310-445-5388 with any questions.


 
News and Updates
Dynamic Entertainment Duo Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment and Bert Salke, President of Fox 21 to Keynote at The Israel Conference™ on October 31 in Los Angeles

Dynamic Entertainment Duo Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment and Bert Salke, President of Fox 21 to Keynote at The Israel Conference™ on October 31 in Los Angeles

Speakers from Fox Digital, ABC Studios, Warner Bros, Keshet-Dick Clark Productions, Electus, ICM Partners, and technology companies from Israel will take part in the entertainment panels.

The Israel Conference™ today announced that Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment and Bert Salke, President of Fox 21, are scheduled to keynote on October 31st at 11am at The Skirball in Los Angeles.

These heavy hitters in entertainment will discuss their views and their involvement in the phenomena around the super-successful TV formats such as Homeland, Tyrant, and Digg, all developed in Israel. Major Hollywood production companies, studios, and networks such as Fox 21 and NBC have acquired these shows. The session will be lead by Yossi Vardi, The Israel Conference™ co-chair who is considered the ‘godfather’ of Israeli tech, and anchored by David Lonner, CEO of Oasis Media.

“It’s impressive that so many of the hottest new formats on TV have originated in Israel and have become blockbusters in the US market. They’ve become a bridge between Hollywood and Tel Aviv,” Sharona Justman, co-founder of The Israel Conference™ said.

Nir Haklili, Director at GDMX/Warner Bros. says “As a former director of programming for Channel 2, the largest TV network in Israel, I am amazed and delighted to see the storytelling skills of my colleagues and peers from the Israeli creative community gaining success and notoriety worldwide.”

Taking place October 30 + 31 at the Skirball in Los Angeles, The Israel Conference™ will focus on entertainment, technology, business and innovation from companies who are actively doing business in Israel. Hollywood will be center stage on Friday, October 31 and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about all things in the entertainment arena that have been directly influenced by the Israel marketplace.

A session on Digital Israel – Streaming Across the World! will talk about the Israeli influence on digital disruption in Hollywood and will feature Fox Digital President, David Wertheimer along with super success Eli Uzan from Screenz. Digital revolutionaries Showbox and Applicaster along with Digital Strategy Director for TV, Keyvan Peymani of ICM Partners will also be on the panel led by Emmy Governor Seth Shapiro.

Speakers from the Israel in Hollywood panel will share their insight on television formats such as those produced by ABC Studios in collaboration with Dori Media, Keshet-DCP as the producers of Rising Star. The prolific Ben Silverman of Electus, and the groundbreaking reality TV formats of Keeping Up with the Kardashians by Bunim/Murray President Gil Gottshein, will also be a part of the panel led in vibrant discussion by Nir Haklili, Director at GDMX/Warner Bros.

Screenings of episodes of Homeland and Tyrant will be shown on both days at 11am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. These shows are from the great ideas and imagination of Israeli writers and producers.

The Israel Conference™ brings together hundreds of top executives from businesses and Fortune 1000 firms to early-stage startups to attend this two-day event. Over 40% of attendees are founders and leaders of companies. Attendees will meet top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, PayPal, Elbit, Coca Cola, Fox Digital, ABC Studios, Electus, Warner Bros., and ICM, along with some of the most creative early-stage start-ups as well as many of the top VCs worldwide from Intel Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and USVP.

Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market. Attendees gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of both public and privately-held Israel-facing companies to increase business and investment opportunities.

To get more information on the conference, please visit: http://www.TheIsraelConference.org

To register please visit: http://www.TheIsraelConference.org/Register.php

To register as press please visit: http://www.TheIsraelConference.org/PressReg2014.php

This year’s sponsors include: Elbit Systems of America, LivePerson, KPMG, Bingham McCutchen, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, OurCrowd, SodaStream, Powermat, Fox Rothschild, STEP Strategy Advisors, Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants, Credo, and Blumberg Capital.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Paula Page at Paula(at)TheIsraelConference(dot)org

About The Israel Conference™:

The Israel Conference™ is a fast-paced business conference that brings together leading technology innovators and investors in High Tech / Media and Entertainment / Advertising / Mobile / eCommerce / Content / Gaming / Cloud / Security / Automotive / Clean Tech / Medical Tech / Consumer Products coming out of Israel that are market-making and in demand. Over 700 top business executives will attend on Thursday October 30 + Friday October 31, 2014 in Los Angeles to meet leaders of significant businesses that do business in Israel and investors in Israeli companies. Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market. Attendees gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of both public and privately-held Israel-facing companies to increase business and investment opportunities.

For more information please visit, http://www.TheIsraelConference.org, Tel: 310-445-5388. Follow us on social media @TheIsraelConf, #IsraelConf.

Israeli cyber-security experts discuss zero-day exploits, virtual money laundering techniques

LOS ANGELES – Last week’s Pentagon report disclosing the breach that allowed Chinese hackers to infiltrate some of America’s most advanced weapons systems reveals the U.S.’s gaping online vulnerabilities and compels U.S. leaders to make cyber-security an issue of national priority.

Given Israel’s ranking as the world leader for cyber-security by Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development in their 2013 World Competitiveness Yearbook, I spoke to two of Israel’s preeminent cyber-security entrepreneurs, ThetaRay chief executive Mark Gazit, and Jerusalem Venture Partners partner Yoav Tzruya, to learn more about the growing threat of cyber-espionage, and available countermeasures to protect America’s critical infrastructures. I met with them at The Israel Conference, which took place last week at L.A.’s Luxe Hotel.

Funded by Tzruya’s JVP, ThetaRay is a cyber-security firm that uses “extremely big data” to protect financial institutions and critical infrastructure, like nuclear plants and transportation systems, from “strategic, high-level” cyber attacks, according to Gazit. Tzruya said these attacks have direct and indirect costs of $100 billion and $400 billion a year, respectively.

Wearing satellite cufflinks, Gazit emphasized that while computer virus behavior is easy to identify, the modern cyber-security professional has to be prepared to combat a much more insidious threat: the so-called “zero-day exploit.”

A zero-day exploit is an attack that targets an undiscovered flaw in a software program and then implants malicious code into the application, which gives the hacker access to the selected user’s privileged information. Zero-day attacks are especially problematic because each one is unique and tailored to exploit a specific software vulnerability, making them more difficult to detect.

“It’s like looking for a needle in a huge haystack, and you don’t even know what the needle looks like,” said Gazit.

The infamous Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear program incorporated four different zero-day attacks, for example. Also, this past April, researchers discovered that a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8, had allowed hackers to launch a zero-day attack on the U.S. Department of Labor website, targeting employees with access to sensitive information about nuclear technologies.

Tzruya says that hackers sell their zero-day exploits on the black market through “Darknets,” or anonymous networks of computers where IP addresses are never revealed, at costs ranging anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000 per program, by his estimates. The market for these cyber-weapons includes rogue nation-states, terrorist groups, and crime syndicates, he said.

“If you want to take down your competitor’s website, you can do that today for hundreds of dollars,” he added.

Tzruya also highlighted the recent Liberty Reserve virtual-currency-money- laundering scandal to illustrate how Darknet forums can enable cyber-criminals to execute “monetary and non-monetary transactions.”

“But how do you turn virtual currency into real currency?”

“You have a partner in a non-regulated market, like a country that is less regulated than the U.S. domestic market, and they actually turn the virtual currency into money for a commission.”

The conversation shifted back to ThetaRay and I asked both men how the company identifies cyber-attacks. Tzruya said that they detect threats by first determining the “layer of the network,” which can be TCP- or-IP-based. Then the security expert must track where the attack originated and the amount of data delivered through the exchange. The problem is, he said, that more sophisticated attackers are aware of standardized defensive mechanisms.

Ultimately, to properly secure an organization’s network, Tzruya asserts that the security application must sample “thousands of parameters on a millisecond level” to establish a clear picture of the system’s normal processes. By identifying normal operations, the scan is then able to isolate even the slightest operational anomaly, which typically indicates the presence of a cyber-attack.

He compared ThetaRay’s algorithms to the ones used by governments to monitor telecom networks for the task of identifying terrorist cell communications.

I asked Gazit if ThetaRay had any American customers. “We don’t disclose customers or the methods we use to protect our customers,” he said. Tzruya said details about ThetaRay’s funding are also confidential.

With $900 million in assets under management, JVP is one of Israel’s preeminent venture capital firms, according to Tzruya. Alternative asset research company Preqin ranks JVP as one of the top 10 venture capital funds in the world. Last month, JVP launched Israel’s first cyber-security incubator in Beer Sheeva, right next to the Israel Defense Forces Telecommunications Division’s new campus.

 



 


עושים הייטק ישראלי בלוס אנג'לס

למעלה מ 600- איש הגיעו לוועידת העסקים הישראלית, ששמה
לעצמה למטרה לחבר בין חברות הייטק בארץ וחברות בארה"ב,
ללמוד על המצאות טכנולוגיות חדשות, לחפש משקיעים ולמצוא
את ההמצאה החמה הבאה. 70 מרצים העניקו הרצאות במשך יומיים
צפופים, וסיפרו על פלאי הטכנולוגיה תוצרת כחול לבן. למשל,
אפליקציה המסייעת לנהגים המחפשים חניה למצוא אותה באמצ־
עות מסר טלפוני המודיע מתי מתפנה מקום באיזור בו הם מבקשים
לחנות. 70 אלף מנויים בישראל כבר הורידו אותה לטלפון שלהם.
המצאה מעניינת נוספת מאפשרת לנהגים להוסיף זמן למדחן בשלט
מאפשרת לנהגים להמנע מתשלום קנסות Pango , רחוק. התוכנה
יקרים במיוחד ומודיעה להם כשזמן המדחן שלהם הולך לפוג.
בנוסף לחברות הייטק, הגיעו לכנס חברות בתחום המדיה והתקשורת
וגם חברת 'סודה סטרים', שהשתתפה בכנס האחרון וקיבלה דרכו
משקיעים שסייעו לה לגדול. היום ניתן למצוא את מכשיר הסודה
)bed Bath & beyond , בכל רשתות המכירות הגדולות )טארגט
והמניות שלה אף נסחרות בבורסה.
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Shalom! Truly it was an honor to have participated as one of the volunteers for the 2012 Israel Conference!!!! Much success to both countries (e.g. Israel and USA) as we work together to provide quality products for the world! Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to volunteer at a most exciting, memorable, and awe-inspiring conference that I shall never forget!
Nicole L. Williams, Procurement Agent, The Boeing Company, Volunteer


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Just wanted to thank you again for the great time at the conference. It was even better than I expected!
Matan Talmi, Co-Founder & CEO, Drippler, Speaker


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What a treat it was to get together with so many of the great leaders and visionaries who share a love for Israel and for what Israeli innovation brings to the world. Thank you for the opportunity to present the SodaStream story and products, and we will participate again next year.
Yonah Lloyd, Executive Director, SodaStream, Speaker


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Great event!
Joe Kanengiser, Client Partner, Q Connects, Attendee


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Congrats on a fantastic event! - Omer Efrat CEO of Sensegon was really impressed with it and we're looking forward to May 2013 :-)
Arik Center, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft Corp., Sensegon Technologies,


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Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Israel Conference. I had a great time, I made new connections, created new business opportunities, and the most important - made new friends! I appreciate your kindness, and want to thank you for the inspiring gift. I look forward to be a part of the Israel Conference 2013, and if there is anything that I can do beside tell all my friends what a great experience it was please let me know.
Elad Dahabany-Levy, Co-Founder & VP Business Development, Xtendi, Speaker


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I want to thank you for an awesome event. Not only did I enjoy speaking in front of that audience, I also thoroughly appreciated multiple presentations as well as the outside food, company and entertainment. Great job.
Jeff Zwelling, CEO, Convertro, Speaker


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Last Thursday and Friday I attended The Israel Conference which was the best event ever attended in my lifetime. I was blessed with opportunity to spend time with a number of Israeli Heavy Hitters. The event was practically free for what was given in return. Anybody who does not attend next year is a ---- fool! Count me in, I will definitely be in attendance next year. Where do I pre-register for 2013?
Todd Schweich, Director of Business Development, Networrk, Attendee


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We will definitely try to get a good sized delegation to attend next year. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.
Harlan Jacobs, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Minnesota, Attendee


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It was a great pleasure and a great conference!
Yair Lavi, Founder & CEO, Tonara App, Speaker


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The Israel Conference absolutely did not fall short of the description of “amazing companies and incredible people”. I will be back next year!
Tony Gevorkyan, Business Banking Manager, Chase Bank, Attendee


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The best conference yet - terrific people, packed all day, excellent networking!
Gary Rubenstein, Managing Partner, RJMC, Advisory Board


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I was inspired by the professionalism, energy, and commitment to showing Israeli business at The Israel Conference. I am delighted to have been a part of the day and congratulations again on a stellar event!
Ron Yekutiel, Chairman and CEO, Kaltura, Inc., Speaker


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I want to tell you how much I enjoyed my first (but not last) Israel Conference. As a sabra who had lost her connection to Israel, it was amazing to be reminded of how smart and resourceful Israelis can be. And as a recent tech company founder, it was so inspiring to hear about all the innovation coming out of (and going to) Israel. Thanks again for organizing such an amazing event. ... I'm the woman whom Lior Suchard had up on stage reading "the story." I still have no idea how he did that. Magic?
Anat Baron, President, Ducks In A Row Entertainment Corporation, Attendee


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The conference was really inspiring. Really waiting for next year. Hope there'll be something else before! A year is too much!
Yoni Bloch, CEO and Founder, Interlude, Speaker


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Altogether a sensational, very impressive event.
Jay Rosenberg, CEO, The Quant Method, Attendee


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The conference was a success! The conference was very interesting and I was happy to be in the panel.
Roseline Kalifa, Managing Director for Innovation , Orange / France Telecom, Speaker


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The event was incredible and please please please do invite me again next year! Great people, professionally organized, and much more importantly, we could feel the love you put in this event in each and every corner. Thank you so much for everything.
Sol Tzvi, Co-Founder & CEO, Genieo Innovation, Speaker


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The conference was great! I enjoyed every minute. Keep doing the good job! Loved the entertaining Lior Suchard!
Irit Zeevi, CEO, www.menandbeyond.com, Attendee


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This was the best year ever - the energy in the room was exciting and the quality of the attendees was phenomenal! Very exciting experience!
Gary Rubenstein, Managing Partner, Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants, Advisor


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The Israel Conference is a great event!
Doug Warner, President, Warner Artist Management, Attendee


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The Israel Conference was off the charts again this year! Blew me away what you've done with it. It is truly a jewel!
David Wertheimer, Executive Director, USC - Entertainment Technology Center, Attendee


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The Israel Conference is an amazing brand and it is giving serious value back to Israel which is something I personally care a lot about (being a guy that served 7 years in the army).
Adam Singolda, Founder & CEO, Taboola, Speaker


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I am writing to tell you that The Israel Conference was a FABULOUS event. I loved it! Kol HaKavod!!!
Esti Miller, Lawyer, Wasserman, Comden & Casselman, Attendee


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Thank you so much for The Israel Conference!
It was a real pleasure and I experienced a great interest from a lot of CA co. and investors.
Till today, I received more than 120 E-mails from some of the participators in the conference and I think you can see that as a real success. And again, THANK YOU for everything - you were kind, nice and very very very professional.
Ran Nussbaum, Managing Director, Pontifax Venture Partners, Speaker


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Many thanks for the Beautiful event you put together! I was excited to come and even more so after experiencing the event itself. I am glad I could contribute and will do so again in a heartbeat.
Gadi Amit, CEO, NewDealDesign, Fast & Cool Presenter


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I thoroughly enjoyed The Israel Conference!
Trevor Healy, CEO, Jajah, Speaker


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Thank you for inviting Syneron to participate in this conference - it was so well run and so very effective. And thanks for your kind words. Kudos to you and your staff for pulling this off, I’m sure it bodes well for future conferences, which I expect will be as successful as this one was in putting people together to strengthen the Israel - California brain trust and make things happen scientifically and commercially.
For Syneron, as a leading Israeli medical device company in the growing market segment of aesthetic medicine, the Israel Conference provided us with some business opportunities that we are currently exploring. We would definitely welcome the opportunity to participate again next year.
Ann Berzak, Director of Marketing, Syneron Medical, Speaker and Fast & Cool Presenter


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I found the event useful and I learned a lot!
Bob Hinden, Fellow, Check Point Software, Speaker


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It was a pleasure participating in the conference and talking about Stardoll.
Matt Palmer, CEO, Stardoll, Fast & Cool Presenter


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The Israel Conference was a very impressive and tremendous event. Congratulations on the achievement! The Israel Conference was a great forum to advance knowledge and understanding of the substantial and growing innovation coming out of Israel today.
Homi Shamir, CEO, Given Imaging, Speaker


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I really enjoyed the conference and would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of it, I\'m spreading the word about The Israel Conference with friends and colleagues at every opportunity. It was great event, well organized, and most importantly, a good promotion to Israel businesses and Image. The on line video is a great idea - I watched the last panel on line when I arrived at my office; a really great option.
Ron Hadar, President & COO, Tigo Energy, Speaker


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Tons of blog posts are up about The Israel Conference and the video goes out to nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter!
Renee Blodgett, Blogger, www.weblogtheworld.com/Israel, Attendee


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I want to congratulate The Israel Conference on putting together a terrific and very successful event. I established many contacts and in fact I am already working with one other attendee to help him launch his company, protect his IP and secure financing (and yes, come on as a client of the law firm). I even made friends socially - just last Sunday my wife and I actually went to a BBQ at the park with a number of Israelis I met at the event! Congratulations again!
Itai Klein, Partner, The Phan Law Group, Attendee


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The Israel Conference was an amazing collection of talent and the interactions during the panels as well as outside were top notch.
Chris Rice, Manager, Check Point Software, Fast & Cool Presenter


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It was both an honor and a privilege to be a participant and sponsor of this outstanding conference. This event gives some of the most innovative and widely recognized entrepreneurs and industry leaders a place to meet, share ideas and discuss collaboration for the future; truly extraordinary things can happen when both Los Angeles and Israel-based businesses converge and work together. I look forward to next year. I applaud The Israel Conference and the entire team as well! The event was a huge success - well done!
Scott Painter, CEO, ZAG.com, Speaker and Sponsor


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I learned a lot at the other panels and I like much of what I saw on our Israel Goes Hollywood panel!
David Wertheimer, Executive Director, ETCenter, Speaker


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All the people that were involved in making this conference such a huge success should be very proud. The Israel Conference was very impressive in both the quantity of attendees and more importantly the quality of the people and the discussions that were held. This is a great achievement especially since this is the first time for this conference. The conference highlighted very clearly the high potential of both Israel & South California and the synergy among these 2 continents. Looking forward to the next "The Israel Conference"!
Yoram Novick, Former CEO, Topio, Speaker


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The conference was an outstanding event! Congratulations!! An excellent job in organizing such a high quality event with so many relevant people to the Israeli High-tech industry. I met many new people at the event, nothing concrete at this stage, but once something will materialized I\'ll make sure to let you know.
Benny Zeevi, Managing Partner, DFJ Tamir Fishman, Speaker


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Thank you for creating The Israel Conference with so much passion and care. I think you should be very proud of the outcome and the impact it has on bridging Israel/LA/US.
Yoav Ishar, CEO, Kenshoo, Speaker


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The Israel Conference brought together hundreds of business executives from California and Israel. The conference program and format created an engaging discussion between its participants, leading to meaningful business dialogues and new exciting opportunities. After attending the conference I feel that the distance between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv has somehow become shorter... I congratulate you for putting together a very impressive event.
Izhar Shay, Partner, Canaan Partners, Speaker


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The Israel Conference was both informative and entertaining as expected for any event in Hollywood.
Yosi Glick, CEO, Jinni, Speaker


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Thank you very much for putting this event together! It was a pleasure. Not only we had an enjoyable day but we also made few interesting connections and even re met with Gadi Amit after 25 years since we last been together during Officers School in the IDF. We are in LA often!
Ariel Galinsky, General Manager, LiveU, Speaker


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Thank you for the outstanding conference! It was absolutely wonderful, with great programming, excellent speakers and wonderful attendance. I do hope that this will become an annual event and look forward to it.
Alma Gadot Perez, Project Manager, Israel Center, Milken Institute, Attendee


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Thank YOU so much for an amazing event. Already have 2 follow up meetings tomorrow and 5 more are in the planning. The Israel Conference and your team managed to combine passion, inspiration and vision with pure professionalism.
Meir Friedlander, CEO, Eyecon Technologies, Speaker


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I thoroughly enjoyed the panelists and, especially, the guest appearance by Lou Lenart. What a treat.
David Lifshitz, COO, Gehr, Attendee


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I thought the program was terrific!
Daniela Beyrouti, Managing Partner, Beyrouti Executive Search, Attendee


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The conference was amazing. Well organized, very interesting, great attendees, it was an honor and a privilege to be a part of it. I am sure good deals will come out of it. KOL Hacavod !
Sharon Rechter, EVP, BabyFirstTV, Speaker


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I heard that it was phenomenal. I look forward to attending next year!
Pamela Blechman, VP Business Development, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Interested


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I liked the information and the opportunity to learn about upcoming businesses and ideas.
Ross Avner, Senior Director, Yahoo, Attendee


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The feedback from attendees was universally positive. They loved the speakers, the attendees, the networking, the deal-making, the food, the ambience. They enjoyed the flexibility of moving seamlessly between panel discussions and outside networking. They marveled at how organized the entire operation was, how professional it was and how smoothly it ran. Media wished they\'d appreciated the immensity of the Conference!
Alan Graner, Chief Creative Officer, DS Public Relations, Media Partner


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Speakers were high quality and the networking was high quality.
Bob Pearlman, Partner, BDO, Attendee


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Professional setting. Approachable speakers.
Benjamin Zev, Creative Director, Creative Bullpen Entertainment, Attendee


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Everything moved at a brisk pace - no change to get bored. Terrific spaces for meetings and networking.
Lindsay Gardner, Partner, MediaTech Capital Partners, Attendee


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Well done!!!!! Thank you for giving me exposure to these fantastic people and ideas in practice. It felt good to be surrounded by brilliant people making brilliant contributions to the country and to ordinary people's lives. I left the conference tired and exhilarated. My mind was racing with all the new information I acquired.
Lori Hoffman, Attendee


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Great speakers and quality participants.
Bill Simon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International, Attendee


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Great networking.
Mike Holstein, VP Business Development, ViewSonic, Attendee


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Enjoyed Yossi, the guest speaker, and panel discussion about how Israeli companies are having an impact on greening of Los Angeles.
Janet Halbert, Founder / CEO, JRH Consulting Group, Attendee


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Enjoyed meeting with VC\'s.
Doron Meirom, President, EasyRun, Attendee


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It was well organized and ran well.
Michael Rosner, International Director, OU, Attendee


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Congratulations on last year's superb conference, which was easily my favorite conference of 2009 - and best of luck with the 3 June event!
Kimberly King-Burns, President, convergenz/solutions, Attendee


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We were wonderfully surprised at the great turnout and quality of people attending. A brilliant job well done and a huge contribution to Israel business relations - Kol Kakavod!
COO, Speaker


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Just a quick note of BIG THANKS for a very well organized and valuable conference! Kudos! Thanks for the opportunity!
Looking forward to next year!
VP, Business Development, Speaker


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I really enjoyed it! There were so many top-notch people to meet, learn from and network with. I met interesting people and have had follow-on discussions that could led to a new business.
Marketer, Michelle Marketing, Attendee


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The Israel Conference was absolutely amazing!
First Vice President, Bank Leumi, Attendee


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People flew from all over the world to attend and were exposed to technology that they otherwise would not know about. It is a great place for people to meet. It was terrific!
Yitzhak Yaron, Mass Mutual, Attendee


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The conference was interesting and very enjoyable.
Partner, Attendee


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Very well done, lots of excellent people and presentations.
Bill Simon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International, Attendee


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Loved it! Great content. Excellent participants, presentations and social/business interaction opportunities.... The experience at the conference demonstrated that the tech world is small and very connected. The talent and resources represented there were nearly boundless!

Richard Cooperstein, CEO, Media Investment Group, Attendee


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It was a brilliant event!
Ido Leffler, CEO, YesTo, Speaker


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Selected Featured Articles on
The Israel Conference
socalTECH
Interview with Conference
Co-Chair Yossi Vardi
New York Times
Interview with Companies
TheMarker
Article (in Hebrew)
Huffington Post
A Tale of Two Cities

 

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Selected Participating Firms:

News Corp. Digital Media Group Marvell Technology Microsoft / Xbox Saban Capital Group Genesis Partners Toronto Stock Exchange International Technologies
eBay Yahoo! AdLabs Powermat AHAVA Elbit Systems of America Universal Music Publishing Group STEP Strategy Advisors
Pulver.com Burson-Marsteller Eyeview Digital Netafim Mindspark InterActive Network 5min Media DudaMobile
LivePerson, Inc. Waze Magento eCommerce Blumberg Capital Amobee DoubleVerify SodaStream
Nokia Siemens Networks PageOnce Ceedo Kaltura Adira Energy Dotomi Orange
Plimus PicScout / Getty Images Genieo Segal Bikes Physical Virtue Docstoc Trendlines Group
Carmel Winery Economic Mission of Israel Private Investor Side-Kick Submit Express Interlude RayV
EL AL Sequoia Capital VivoText Consulate General of Israel Fox Rothschild Dapper from Yahoo! Bank Leumi
Larta Institute SVB Capital Blue Pilot Energy BabyFirstTV Credo Law Partners, Inc Wells Fargo Luxe Worldwide Hotels
Catch Media Visionsense V-Cube USA RSM McGladrey Israel Hayom Evergreen Venture Capital MP Public Relations
American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) TechAviv The Quant Method Blumberg Capital TheMarker Premiere Radio Networks Santa Monica Observer
Rhodium Cerian Technology Ventures MagicSauce Media / We Blog The World Osem Sadaf Silicon Valley Israeli Entrepreneur and Founders Forum (IEFF) Tnuva
Macro Cure iHollywood Forum Women In Technology International (WITI) Ben Gurion University Vidiense Equities Israel The Jewish Community Foundation
Milken Institute cVidya Networks Canada's Venture Capital  and Private Equity Association (CVCA) Mass Animation / Bedouin Media Keiretsu Forum America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Technology Council of Southern California
Yeda Tech TMT The LA Jewish Chamber Maverick Angels BINA LA Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chapter
California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) Fusicology O2Cool Oxygen Water Rubenstein / Justman<br />Management Consultants Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (SCICC) Venturegeeks Microsoft Israel R&D Center - ThinkNext
Green Edge Systems American Technion Society Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Springboard Enterprises Supernatural Entertainment U.S. Israel Business Council (USI) CommTouch

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