13 June, 2019
Tel-Aviv, Israel



Registration, networking, refreshments & Campuses exploration:
Data & AI / Cloud & Infrastructure / Security & Resiliency / Smarter Business


Inspirational plenary session

The Next Generation – The Cognitive Enterprise

Daniel Melka

Daniel Melka
Country General Manager, IBM Israel

Melka joined IBM about 20 years ago and held many senior management positions in the company’s services and sales fields in Israel and in France. During the 3 years before his appointment as CEO, he served as Deputy CEO and led IBM Israel’s Sales division. Before he joined the company, he worked for one of the leading integration companies in France.

Melka did his BSc. in Engineering at the Technion, Haifa, and his MBA at Henley Business School, London.

Project Debater – Live Speech by Crowd for the First Time in the World!

Dr. Noam Slonim

Dr. Noam Slonim
Principal Investigator, Project Debater, IBM Research Haifa

Dr. Noam Slonim is a natural language processing and AI scientist at IBM Research in Haifa, Israel and the visionary and Principal Investigator for Project Debater. Before joining IBM in 2007, Dr. Slonim was an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University, working in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics in the Biophysics and the Systems Biology groups.

Dr. Slonim did his PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working in the machine learning lab under the supervision of Prof. Naftali Tishby. He has co-authored more than 50 papers to date.

In parallel to his research career, Dr. Slonim was writing for television comedy shows, including a popular weekly satire show called The Cameric Five, the Israeli equivalent of Saturday Night Live and for a sitcom focused on explaining science to children.

Dr. Ranit Aharonov

Dr. Ranit Aharonov
Project Manager, Project Debater, IBM Research Haifa

Dr. Ranit Aharonov is an AI scientist at IBM Research in Haifa, Israel and the manager of the Project Debater team. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Aharonov, was the vice president of Research and Development at Rosetta Genomics, a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing next generation diagnostics.

Dr. Aharonov received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2003, where she conducted research in the theory and simulation of learning in neural networks. Dr. Aharonov has a BA in neuroscience from Brandeis University and she is the co-author of more than 30 papers and 15 patents. During her career in industry, Dr. Aharonov took a short break to conduct research in the field of population genetics at Tel Aviv University, which resulted in a paper in Nature Communications.

Prior to her professional career, she traveled extensively and worked in various places across the globe, including spending a season working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Preventing Human Trafficking with AI

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor
Vice President and CMO for IBM Global Markets

Caroline Taylor is Vice President and CMO for IBM Global Markets. Based in London, Caroline leads the teams responsible for marketing and communications strategy and execution across seven geographical regions of the world.

Caroline joined IBM in 1997, with extensive experience in the independent software sector. Prior to her career in the technology sector, Caroline worked in fine wine retail, including establishing and running her own mail-order wine business. With 30 years of professional marketing experience, Caroline is an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School in London, and a Fellow of the Marketing Society.

Caroline is a passionate advocate for equality and diversity, and is active as an executive sponsor for diversity in IBM. Caroline is a director and trustee of the Oasis Foundation, and chair of the board of trustees of Stop the Traffik, a charity which is pioneering intelligence-led prevention of human trafficking; connecting community generated big data with sophisticated data analytics.


Networking, refreshments & Campuses exploration:
Data & AI / Cloud & Infrastructure / Security & Resiliency / Smarter Business


Dedicated sessions:



Enterprise Strikes Back- Leverage WhatsApp for business growth


Leveraging Blockchain for Business Innovation


FIFA 2018, Cancer Treatment, Gaia Spaceship - How Aspera’s Speed Was Used to Create Business Leadership


Smarter Decisions with AI Powered by Salesforce & IBM

Gabi Zodik

Gabi Zodik
Director, Blockchain and IoT Platforms, IBM Research

Emanuel Sitbon

Emanuel Sitbon
Solution Integration & Implementation Line Manager, Amdocs

Shani Barkai

Shani Barkai
Project Manager, IBM Automation Innovation Unit, IBM Israel

Yehuda Roth

Yehuda Roth
Founder and CEO, Ofakim Smart Business Solutions

Olivier Elbaz

Olivier Elbaz
Salesforce Country Sales Leader

Dana Arditi

Dana Arditi
Digital & AI Leader, Global Business Services, IBM Israel

Yuval Saban

Yuval Saban
Associate Partner, Cognitive, Big Data & Analytics
IBM Services, Financial Services Sector

Yuval Saban is an Associate Partner with IBM Services Cognitive, Big Data & Analytics in the United States. Mr. Saban is an accomplished data science (cognitive/AI) expert with 20 years of experience translating transformative solutions from ideation through market launch and/or enterprise integration.

Currently, Yuval is leading IBM’s Cognitive Customer Care offering in the Financial Services Sector in the United States helping clients drive revenue growth and improved business performance to drive fundamental business transformation.

Ami Ben Aroche

Ami Ben Aroche
Head of Digital Technologies, Harel Insurance


The Journey for modern IT

Uri Hayik

Uri Hayik
CTO, IBM Israel

Container Development Adoption- How Our Clients did it?

Lior Haklay

Lior Haklay
Hybrid Cloud Leader, IBM Israel

ICP- Cook Your New Modern App in the Old Traditional IT Kitchen

Dor Serero

Dor Serero
CTO, Tangram Soft

Multi-Cloud Management: Path to Realization

Vita Bortnikov

Vita Bortnikov
Distinguished Engineer, Cloud and Blockchain Platforms, IBM Research

Amdocs iPaaS: Communication & Media Innovation Enabler

Ariel Cohen

Ariel Cohen
Product Lead, Amdocs Integration Services

Client Story by Malam Team for IBM Storage

Gerardo Rudnik

Gerardo Rudnik
Chief Architect, Malam Team

SmartData & AI

Data Driven Organization Perception

Tzur Hazan

Tzur Hazan
Data & AI Software Leader, IBM Israel

Implementation of Advanced Analytics at Elbit’s Supply Chain

Ishay Tal

Ishay Tal
Supply Chain HQ Processes Leader, Elbit

E-mail Analyzer - Discount Bank Client Story

Barak Shookron

Barak Shookron
Development Manager - BI & BIG DATA, Discount Bank

Watson OpenScale: So you’ve developed your AI models, what about trust & transparency?

Raanon Reutlinger

Raanon Reutlinger
Data & AI Solution Architect, IBM Israel

IBM Watson Explorer: How to unlock secrets hiding in your data?

Omer Mizrachi

Omer Mizrachi
Technical Expert, Watson Offering, IBM Israel




Hands-on sessions for developers (with your laptops)

●  Meet the new Watson APIs features for your ML model enrichment
●  Learn Blockchain concepts
●  Kubernetes based development

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