About Technovation



The technological revolution is changing the way cities, countries and their populations operate. Following these changes economies are creating new sources of revenue that are engendered through innovation and new technologies. Some regions around the globe rush to embrace new technologies and thus gain an advantage, while other regions export knowhow and technological manpower that meets the demands of large technological companies around the world, or generate start-ups that will change the world. How can one ride this wave?


TheMarker’s Technovation high-tech 2018 conference will focus on such innovation hubs and will discuss problems such as which areas around the globe are ready for a digital way of life? What does this mean? What is required of a region in order to turn it into a global focus of innovation? Is it the embracing of technologies as part of daily life and of a country’s infrastructure or is it through becoming a center of activity for the technological giants?  How does the local population profit from this? How do hot technological trends such as smart cybersecurity, technologies, cyber solutions for security forces and artificial intelligence impact technological hubs in which new technologies are developed?

Other questions include the following: What are the hot trends? Where are the new opportunities? Where have investments become overpriced? What are the advantages of different regions? How does one recruit the most brilliant minds in a flat and competitive world?



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Who will you meet at Technovation


About 800 entrepreneurs, startup people, heads of technology companies, investors, angels, directors of venture capital funds, along with many representatives of the local and international high-tech communities, will come to hear senior executives from high-tech industries in Israel and abroad, in the fields of real estate, transportation, insurance, education, health and more. In the context of the conference, there will be a smartphone complex in which entrepreneurs will present innovative technologies, and will meet with companies, organizations, potential investors and others attending the conference


08:00     Gathering and Registration

09:00   Opening remarks, Eytan Avriel, The Marker magazine Editor and founder of the website

09:20   Ilan Buganim, CTO Bank Leumi

09:30   Shahar Ziv, Managing Partner, BDO

09:40   Dr. Kfir Luzzatto, Luzzatto Group President

09:50   Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation authority, in conversation with Sami PeretzSenior Comementator, TheMarker

10:10   Glenn Gore, Chief Architect for Amazon Web Services

10:30   Chemi Peres, Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital | Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation

10:40   Mati Kochavi, CEO and Founder of AGT International, in conversation with Avi Bar-Eli, TheMarker  editor

10:55   Start-up financing in Innovation Hubs – challenges and opportunities

Moderator: Eliran Rubin, high-tech correspondent, TheMarker


Yifat Oron, CEO, LeumiTech

Yaniv Cohen, Partner, Head of Technology Cluster,  BDO

Yair Snir, Vice President and Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital, where he leads the venture investments activity in Europe and Israel

Rona Segev Gal - Managing Partner, TlV partners

Arnon Dinur, partner, 83North Venture Capital

11:45 Pinhas Buchris, managing partner, State of Mind Ventures (SOMV), formerly head of IDF’s 8200 unit, in conversation with Eytan Avriel

12:00 Break

12:30 Isaac Benbenisti, CEO, Partner Communications

12:40 Ido Erlichman, CEO, Kape Technologies, in conversation with Eytan Avriel

12:55 Dr. Esther Luzzatto, Luzzatto Group Senior Partner

13:10 How to recruit the brightest minds in a competitive and flat world?

Moderator: Ruti Levy, TheMarker correspondent


Dr. Dorit Dor, vice president of products, Check Point

Shahar Ben-Or, VP, Embedded Engineering & Israel Site Manager Western Digita

Naomi Krieger Carmi, Head of Societal Challenges Division, Israel Innovation authority

Kerem Nevo, Head of Government relations & Public policy, Wix. Manage the Israeli Growth Forum

Ohad Reifen, VP Strategy, Start-Up Nation Central

13:50 Roman Andermatt, Senior Consultant, Blockchain & ICO Advisory, BDO Switzerland

14:05 Yaniv Garty,Vice President, General Manager Wireless Connectivity Solutions Beneral Manager, Intel Israel

14:15  Dr Orna Berry, Executive, Entrepreneur, Researcher and Chief Scientist, in conversation with Tali Heruti-Sover, editor of labor markets, entrepreneurship and careers at TheMarker

14:30 Removing the uniforms – switch to civilian life of cyber technology

Moderator: Amitai Ziv, High-Tech Editor, TheMarker


Esti Peshin, Director Cyber programs, Israel Aerospace Industries

Dr. Irit Idan, EVP Research & Development, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Director, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research    Center, Tel Aviv University

15:10 Lunch


When & where

Habima Theater

Tel Aviv-Yafo


Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

event time 08:00 - 15:30

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StarTech Meetup


STARTECH is BDO's arena for innovative deal making and business investments.

An invite-only event for attendees from all over the world: top-tier venture funds, corporate funds, angel investors & entrepreneurs.

STARECH will present a variety of promising Israeli Startups and high growth companies, carefully selected by a panel of experts.

Attendees will get a first look at the startups; meet the founders; get exposed to the Israeli eco-system and network with other top-tier investors.


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Information for guests coming from outside of Israel

Travel to Israel

There are regular direct flights from major cities in Europe and North America, as well as from a number of Asian cities to Tel Aviv, Ben-Gurion International Airport.


Taxis are readily available at the airport. They operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a private or shared service.

Taxis can be found right outside the Arrival Hall of the airport.

Taxi services are regulated and the Taxi companies at BGN operate under permission.

The cost of the taxi is about 150 NIS on daytime and 170 NIS on nighttime.


The train station is located on Level S of the Landside Building, adjacent to the Arrival Hall. The train will take you to the Hashalom Station in Tel Aviv from where you will need a Taxi or Bus to reach the Charles Bronfman Auditorium. The cost of the train is about 15 NIS and the cost of the Taxi is about 35 NIS.


Public transportation services are located in the three-storey bridge on the second floor, next to Gates 21 and 23. Line 476 runs from Ben-Gurion International Airport, Terminal 3, to the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv from where you will need a Taxi or Bus to reach the Charles Bronfman Auditorium. The cost of the bus is about 10 NIS and the cost of the Taxi is about 40 NIS.

Car Rental

The car rental companies’ counters are located on the first floor of the East Gallery in the Arrival Hall. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

Address: 99 Hayarkon st. Tel Aviv (prime location in the center of Tel Aviv just a few steps away from the beach).
To order a room send an e-mail to:  Alexandra.J@danhotels.com
Please mention group name – BDOziv