Speakers




 


Pia Vuohelainen, Partner Manager EMEA, Navteq

Pia is responsible for partner business development activities in EMEA. Her main focus is to work with strategic partners in order to create innovative new solutions for the future as well as to work with the software developers and help them create and market their innovative applications and services. She is also regular speaker at big events and seminars focusing on market trends as well as new technology.  

 

Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations, Research In Motion

Sanyu Kiruluta is the team lead for developer relations EMEA at RIM. She and her team work with RIM's Alliance Partners and Blackberry platform developers around the world to provide technical support and ensure that the application development process is as smooth as possible.
 
 
Hillel Kobrinsky, CEO, AT&T Israel

Hillel Kobrinsky, an Armor General (currently in reserve duty) in the Israeli Defense Force is responsible to define the technology vision for the Tel-Aviv development center, in alignment with AT&T’s global technology vision and roadmap. Hillel manages the AT&T Innovation Center in Ra’anana where third party innovators are invited to use the center to perform R&D and prototyping of innovative new products. Hillel is an entrepreneur who has 15 years experience in the field of Hi-Tech environment was actively involved in a variety of venture capital and start up projects.

 
 
Oded Zehavi, Regional Director, Middle East & Africa, PayPal

Oded Zehavi is regional director of PayPal Israel and South Africa with overall responsibility for PayPal’s business growth in the region. In this role, he will lead the rollout of new products, services and partnerships to increase adoption and usage of PayPal among consumers and businesses. Prior to PayPal, Zehavi worked for Leumi Card, a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Israel. At Leumi Card, he single handedly established the international business development division, where he served as VP and led teams responsible for international strategy, partnerships, customer service and operations. Formerly, he held leadership roles at several technology and software companies, focusing on sales and customer relations.
 
 

Julien Fourgeaud, Bad Piggy Bank Manager & Magician, Rovio (Angry Birds)

Julien is Rovio's Bad Piggy Bank Manager & Magician. Julien is driving Rovio's Virtual Goods/Currency as well as the NFC productization.
Before joining Rovio, Julien has established his own Mobile Strategy consulting company, working with the likes of Vodafone and Nokia. He has also worked at the Symbian Foundation, as a Technology Catalyst, helping shaping and communicate the value proposition and the future of the Symbian platform. Prior to to take up this position, he worked at Nokia, contributing to key projects such as the transition from keypad to touch interface, and leading the major effort behind third-party integration for the N97 in 2009.
 
 
Jeremie Berrebi, Co-Founder, Kima Ventures

Jeremie Berrebi is the most active angel investor in the world. Former Editor for ZDNet France in 1996, Jeremie cofounded one of the first french internet success story in 1997 sold to TNS Group (UK) in 2004: Net2one (a Google News ancestor). He cofounded another company Zlio.com in 2006. Jeremie Berrebi cofounded Kima Ventures with Xavier Niel (Free/Iliad and Le Monde newspaper co-owner) in 2010, a global seed fund dedicated to invest in one to two startups a week. Kima Ventures invested in 80 startups already in one year in 11 countries.
 
 
 
John Wernecke, Global Marketing Manager, Partner & Developer Programs, NAVTEQ

John leads the NAVTEQ team that creates and delivers compelling events and messages to the LBS developer community around the globe, supporting developers with online resources, technical support and business-building activities through NAVTEQ Network for Developers™ (NN4D.com) and its partners. John is a 10-year veteran in the mobile communications industry with experience in creating and managing press and media, communications, product and solution portfolios, event strategies and other marketing activities. 
 
 
 
Etienne De Klerk, Business Development Manager, RIM

Etienne is the Alliances ISV Manager at Research In Motion responsible for Israel.  Etienne works with Independent Software Vendors to assist with bringing product to market and business development.
 
 

Makoto Asai, Global Business Service Division, Mixi


Makoto Asai looks after global alliances on behalf of Mixi, Inc. This is the dominant social network in Japan, with more than 25 million active users and 86% of page views occurring via mobile. During a 15 year career in the Japanese telecom industry, Asai served as carrier relations and sales manager for RIM and held management roles at Japanese wireless carriers NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile. At the Israel Mobile Summit, Asai will be sharing insights about the Japanese mobile and social networking sectors.
 
 
 
Jonathan Medved, Co-Founder and CEO, Vringo

Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (Dec 5, 2007) “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”.  In the recent September, 2008 NY Times Supplement “Israel at 60” Medved was named one of the top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel.

Medved is the co-founder and CEO of Vringo-the leader in video ringtone sharing and next generation mobile personalization. Before founding Vringo, Medved was the founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, one of Israel's leading venture capital funds with $262M under management in four funds.
 
 
 
Offer Yehudai, CMO and Co-Founder, inneractive

Offer co-founded inneractive to help developers better monetize their apps. He found that mobile advertising returned higher revenues to the developer than did the premium app sales, yet ad networks were not providing a good solution.
At inneractive, Offer drives the product vision of the Company’s Ad Mediation Platform. He is also overlooking the Company’s relationships with developers and publishers.  Offer contributes to inneractive his deep experience in mobile, internet and media.  Offer has managed business development, product development and global scale projects, such as product deployments at app stores, vendors and publishers throughout the world.
 
 

Omri Marcus, Creative Partner, ProSieben

Omri Marcus is a creative director and comedy writer based in Tel Aviv, currently working under an exclusive, multi-year deal with the European media conglomerate ProSiebenSat.1. In 2009 EMC, the Format Academy for Entertainment, Television & New Media, awarded Marcus its prestigious fellowship, given to professionals involved in designing the media of the future.
Over the last 10 years, Marcus has been involved in the development and writing of numerous major entertainment shows on Israeli TV. Among his successes is “Eretz Nehederet”, enjoying regular ratings of over 30% and winning 4 Israeli Academy Awards.
 
 
 
Vasily Salomatov, Co-Founder, AppsGeyser

Vasily Salomatov is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of AppsGeyser, a fast-growing app generating platform. Prior to this, he bootstrapped Besttoolbars, which he grew to more than 7,000 customers, including 100 fortune 500 companies. Throughout the years he has also been known for successful product launches such as alert-software.com and desktopify.com, as well as his service-based venture, Softomate consulting. Salomatov has been an invited speaker and panelist on topics such as the mobile economy, the future of apps, tablet adoption in the enterprise, among others. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at Novosibirsk State University, where he also obtained his B.S. in Mathematics. 
 
 
 
Kfir Pravda, CEO, Pravda Media Group

Kfir Pravda is the CEO of Pravda Media Group, a digital marketing powerhouse, that combines digital strategy, with content and technology, geared to business results.His blog, Pravda on Media and Technology, is read and quoted by VCs, content creators, and media executives across the globe. He is a known speaker and content director of international conferences in the fields of innovation, media, and technology. In 2008 Kfir was named as a leading digital marketer within the title of “40 most promising businessmen under the age of 40″,  as part of the prestigious 40/40 list of The Marker Magazine . He was also the content director of the Digital Media track at Rosh Pina Festival, an annual TV Industry conference.
 
 
 
Levi Shapiro, Partner, TMT Strategic Advisors

Levi Shapiro is a Partner at TMT Strategic Advisors, a global research and strategy firm focusing on the technology, media and telecom sectors. TMT clients include world leaders such as NTT DoCoMo, The Walt Disney Co, France Telecom and the Australian government. He is an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Fordham University in New York City and the Executive MBA program at IDC Herzeliya. In addition, Mr. Shapiro writes the "Unleavened Media" column about digital media for the Jerusalem Post. During a 15 year career in media and technology, Mr. Shapiro has launched new business units (IBM), new technologies and services (Toyota) and entirely new companies (Two Minute Television, Snack Mobile, etc).

  Yosi Taguri, Co-Founder, Pah!

Yosi Taguri is the co founder of fiddme, shidurey and Lucky7 Labs. Have been coding since the age of 11 and uses most of his time to create fun projects.

Yosi is passionate about People and Technology. For the past 25 years he has developed software on a wide range of technologies and devices. He is a frequent speaker on several events ranging from Marketing to Technical conferences. 
 

Lior Yekoutieli, Entrepreneur and executive adviser

Lior Yekoutieli is an entrepreneur and executive adviser, with over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech and the mobile domain. Lior has been with Comverse  for 16 years, where he held various senior management positions in Israel and abroad. Since 2006 Lior has been leading sales and business development activities mainly between France and Israel.
In addition, Lior is a co-founder of Peercle, a new stealth-mode startup developing a solution for parents around the activities of their kids.
Lior holds B. Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Jerusalem Hebrew University and is a member of the Mobile Monday Tel Aviv team.
 

Ofir Leitner, Founder, MobileMonday Tel Aviv

Ofir is the founder of Mobile Monday Tel Aviv (MoMoTLV, http://www.momotlv.com), the official Israeli chapter of the global non-profit organization Mobile Monday. 

Ofir has a rich background in mobile technologies and business practices, dating back to 2003 when he was a consultant to Orange Israel. In 2005, Ofir founded GamearraY, a Jerusalem based startup company known for its award winning user generated mobile gaming platform.  In mid 2008 Ofir left GamearraY and became a consultant for Israel's leading mobile startups as well as to Oracle Israel Development Center.
   


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