The Third NexTech Conference | 15.11.2018
Plenary
08:00–09:00    Registration and Gathering
09:00–09:30    Opening Remarks
09:30–12:30    Morning Plenary
12:30–12:50    Special address
12:50–13:25    Morning Plenary - Continue
13:25–14:00    Afternoon Session – Ecosystem & Innovation
13:25–13:45    Special Discussion on Innovation
13:45–14:00    Special Closing Address
Registration and Gathering
08:00–09:00
Opening Remarks
09:00–09:30

Dr. Orna Berry, Conference Chair
Prof. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Mr. Avi Yakobovich, CEO, Gav-Yam

Morning Plenary
09:30–12:30

State-Level Cybersecurity – Israel as a Model \\
Mr. Yigal Unna, Director-General, Israel National Cyber Directorate

The High-Tech Park Vision Comes to Life \\
Mr. Roy Zwebner, CEO, Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

Robotics R&D and Future Technologies \\
Prof. Dan Blumberg, Vice-President and Dean for Research and Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Special Discussion on Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence \\
Mr. Amir Rapaport
, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Cybertech and IsraelDefense
Dr. Orna Berry, Conference Chair
Prof. Eviatar Matania, First Director-General, Israel National Cyber Directorate 

Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence \\
Mr. Dan Inbar, SVP of Engineering, Storage, Next Gen Midrange, ScaleIO and XtremIO, Dell EMC Israel R&D Site Lead

Innovation in C4i and Technology \\
Brig. Gen. Rami Malachi
, Lotem Commander, IDF

Designing the Future \\
Dr. Irit Idan
, Executive VP, R&D, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Futuristic Medicine \\The black bag of the future – medicine in the 21st century
Dr. Shlomi Kodish
, General-Director, Soroka Medical Center

Project Debater: An AI system that debates with humans \\
Dr. Eyal Shnarch
, Senior researcher, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, IBM Research AI

National-level Cyber Defense: The technology perspective \\
Mr. Hudi Zack
, Chief Executive Director (acting), Technology Unit, Israel National Cyber Directorate

One-on-One \\
Dr. Esther Luzzatto
, Managing partner, Luzzatto & Luzzatto Patent Attorneys
Prof. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Special address
12:30–12:50

Minister Naftali Bennet, Israel’s Minister of Education; Former Founder of Cyota

Morning Plenary - Continue
12:50–13:25

IDF’s Relocation to the Negev: Materializing the National Project \\
Brig. Gen. (res.) Itzik Cohen, Head of the Southern Relocation Administration, Israel’s Ministry of Defense

BGUSAT: The Next Generation of Earth Observations \\
Dr. Shimrit Maman
, Research Associate and Laboratory Director, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Afternoon Session – Ecosystem & Innovation
13:25–14:00
Special Discussion on Innovation
13:25–13:45

Mr. Uzy Zwebner, Co-Founder, Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park; Founder, Basecamp
Ms. Dana Gavish, VP Entrepreneurship, Ben-Gurion University
Mr. Gadi Porat, Partner, Head of JVP Cyber Labs, JVP 
Mr. Liran Tancman, CEO & Founder, Rezilion
Ms. Netta Schmeidler, VP Product Management, Morphisec
Mr. Raz Rafaeli, CEO, Secret Double Octopus
Mr. Hagai Balshai, CEO, Robotican

Special Closing Address
13:45–14:00

From the AI Revolution to the Single Person's Contribution \\
Dr. Yaniv Harel, General Manager, Cyber Solutions Group, Dell EMC