Silicon Dragon Tel Aviv 2015
The Israel-China Connection: Two Startup Nations Exploring the Growing Links for VC, Tech Innovation, R&D and market expansion in two of the most important startup nations in the world.
VIDEOS: Silicon Dragon Tel Aviv 2015
MULTINATIONAL STRATEGISTS 2:15pm Multinational corporate managers are leveraging China-Israel connections for innovation, R&D, and expansion
Oded Salomy, General Manager, Visa Europe Collab Israel Ariella Grinberg, Innovation Manager, GM Advanced Technical Center Dror Pearl, Cloud & Global Technology Unit Leader, IBM Israel Moderator: Aviv Frenkel, Senior Tech Correspondent, Channel 10 News
BOOK REVIEW: Israel and China 2:30pm
Lionel Friedfeld, CEO & MD, Israel Asian Fund Philippe Metoudi, Managing Partner and Head of Hong Kong Office, AlfaSec Advisors Co-Authors, Israel And China: From Silk Road To Innovation Highway (2015)
PANEL: ACCELERATING ISRAELI-CHINA R&D LINKS 3pm Joint R&D with Chinese companies is giving Israeli startups the edge
Roy Wiesner, CEO, Hutchison-Kinrot Zohar Gendler, CEO & Managing Partner, NGT3 Holo Zheng, General Manager, Techcode Israel Avi Luvton, Executive Director, APAC, Office of Chief Scientist Moderator: Gwen Ackerman, Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
REFRESHMENTS BREAK: 3:30pm-3:45pm
TECH CHATS: 3:45pm
Leading Israeli entrepreneurs discuss their China strategy
Viktor Ariel, CEO, Tekoia Shlomo Talitman, Executive Chairman, Shekelonline Giora Dishon, CEO & Chairman, Utilight Moderator: Tal Reshef, Israel-Asia business specialist
M&A /PARTNERSHIPS China & Israel Deals 4:15pm Partnering, selling and merging with Chinese companies is giving Israeli companies a boost in scaling up globally
Danny Shacham, Founder, President & Board Director, Nextec Technologies Hillel Schuster, Head of Corporate Finance / China Practice, KPMG Somekh Chaikin Sagi Bakshi, General Manager, IronSource Ziv Tamir, Owner & Acting Managing Director, Zdev Medical Ltd. Ilan Maor, Managing Partner, SHENG Enterprises & Vice Chairman, Israel-China Chamber of Commerce Moderator: Ziv Wassercug, Partner, Head of China Practice, Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co.
CROWD TALK 5pm
Jon Medved, CEO, OurCrowd with Dan Marom, Co-Author, The Crowdfunding Revolution (2012)
PANEL: VCs/DEALMAKERS 5:15pm Israeli VC firms are raising money from China, doing co-investments with Chinese firms and pushing their portfolio companies into the Mainland. What’s the future for China’s economy and technology innovation?
Gilad Novik, CTO, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures Ronen Nir, General Partner, Carmel Ventures Kobi Rozengarten, Managing Partner, JVP Net Jacobsson, Co-Founder & General Partner, SparkLabs Global Ventures & Former, Director, International Business Development, Facebook Zvi Shalgo, Partner, China Synergy Funds Moderator: Rebecca Fannin (MC), Author – Silicon Dragon (2008), Startup Asia (2011) & Co-Author, Innovation in Emerging Markets (2016)
Howard J. Krongard, former Inspector General, U.S. Department of State, and VC Investor Yesha Sivan, Executive Director, The Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University
Welcome Reception: Dec. 1, 6pm-8pm (Invite only) Forum: Dec. 2, 12-6pm Venue: IBM Client Center, IBM Israel 94 Derech Em-Hamoshavot, Kiryat Arie Petach-Tikva 49527 Rooftop Networking Party: 7:30-9pm, Location: lool.vc
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