Dr. Yaniv Harel

From the AI revolution to the Single person’s contribution


Dr. Yaniv Harel is the General Manager of the Cyber Solutions Group (CSG) at Dell EMC. The CSG is an innovative group that crafts holistic solutions tailored to market needs within Dell EMC, a global enterprise facilitating IT transformation for enterprises using industry-leading technologies. Yaniv leads the group’s developments in the areas of cloud security, simulation and CERT/SOC, and nurtures its business and strategic engagements.

In previous roles within the IDF (Israel Defense Force), Yaniv served as the head of several leading technology divisions. In 2010, he founded the Cyber branch in the Ministry of Defense R&D Directorate (MAFAT) and led it to become one of the largest branches in the MOD, running dozens of collaborative projects with Israeli companies. In 2002, Harel was awarded the Israel Presidential Medal for Security. He’s the Head of Research Strategy at the Cyber Interdisciplinary Center - ICRC - at Tel-Aviv University. He holds a BSc in Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, an MBA from Manchester University, and a PhD from Tel Aviv University