Conference Speakers

Dr. Gaby Hayon
Senior VP Research and Development at the Mobileye


Professor Chen Heffer
Professor at the Technician & CISCO at Gilad

Chen Heffer, an award-winning, experienced CISO and international cyber security expert with over 20 years of experience in both military and civilian cybersecurity. Chen serves today as a Director of Information Security, cybersecurity consultant and as the professional advisor for the Technion’s CISO training programs.

Chen is experienced in Cyber Warfare, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Technology Risk Management and Compliance. In his previous roles, Chen served as the CISO for Douglas County Government in Colorado, as an Internal Security Assessor for Kaiser Permanente and as the Head of Cyber Security and Privacy for Deloitte Israel.

Erez Dagan
Senior VP Advanced Development and Strategy at Mobileye

Mr. Erez Dagan is Senior VP Advanced Development and Strategy at Mobileye, an Intel Company.

During his 14 years at Mobileye, Mr. Dagan has led vision algorithms research groups and IP capturing in the field of object detection, as well as managing the suite of associated ADAS products, including Autonomous Emergency Braking and Monocular Adaptive Cruise Control.

In his current position, Mr. Dagan is responsible for building strategic partnerships, heading Mobileye’s Pre-production/advanced development projects portfolio and the sensor fusion R&D group.

Mr. Dagan holds a B.Sc in computer science from the Hebrew University and an MBA from IDC, Herzliya.

Kobi Wimisberg
Director of the Defense Attaches Coordination Unit, Israeli Ministry of Defense


Rutt Bridges
Futurist, Entrepreneur, Author

Rutt Bridges grew up in Albany, Georgia, and earned a BS in physics and an MS in geophysical sciences from Georgia Tech. He serves on Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences Advisory Board, the Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, and the Colorado Department of Transportation Innovisers Council. He is also an advisor for Mobility Choice, which is planning Metro Denver’s transportation future. Rutt is past president of the 30,000-member Society of Exploration Geophysicists, past chairman of Colorado Public Radio, and a former candidate for U.S. Senate. Since selling an analytics software startup four years ago, Rutt has focused on exploring the economic, environmental, and social impact of disruptive innovations. His 2015 e-book, Driverless Car Revolution, reached #1 in sales for Robotics and Automotive on Amazon, and his second book, Driverless Conquers Congestion, should be out in the second half of 2017.

Eran Shir
Co-Founder & CEO, Nexar

Eran Shir is the co-founder and CEO of Nexar, an artificial intelligence dashcam application that seeks to rid the world of car crashes. Nexar is a vehicle-to-vehicle network connecting cars nearby; it can warn its users in real-time of dangerous situations happening beyond each individual driver’s line of sight, such as issuing a forward collision warning, effectively giving drivers more time to react.
Prior to founding Nexar at the beginning of 2015, Shir was the entrepreneur in residence at Aleph, a Tel Aviv-based venture capital firm, where he focused on big-data, crypto-currencies and market disruption. He also was the senior director and head of the creative innovation center at Yahoo!, where he was responsible for their creative advertising technologies strategy and portfolio, as well as the development of their next generation personalized creative advertising platform.

Conference Panelists

Elan Zivotofsky
Partner, Lazarus Group

Dr. Mark Lee Levine Professor, University of Denver’s Burns School of Real Estate & the Built Environment


Dr. Libbi Levine Segev
Professor, The University of Denver’s Business Ethics and Legal Studies Department


Dr. Isaac Ashkenazi
International Expert for Crisis Management & Leadership and Professor at Ben Gurion University


Matan Scharf
CEO and Founder of Cycuro


Dr. Haim Aviram
Professor of Transportation Economics, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee

Ariel Sella
Managing Director, Capsula Smart Mobility at Tel Aviv University

Orlie Dahan
Executive Director, Ecomotion

Weitzman Nagar
Israel’s Treasury Office


Dr. Nikol Adler
Professor, Hebrew University’s School of Business


Dr. Carmit Rapaport
Director, National Institute for Regulation of Emergency and Disaster


Alma Tsur Revivo
Chief Engineer, Tel Aviv Municipality’s Planning Department


Eran Sadan
Director, Engineering Transportation Department, Israeli Police Department


Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtein
Chairman & Director, Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative, Prime Minister’s Office


Dr. Dran Fittelson
Professor, Hebrew University – Geography Department