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TAU INNOVATION CONFERENCE Trends 2015: New Directions, New Spirits, New Inventions

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Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference Trends 2015: New Directions, New Spirits, New Inventions. 17:00 - 21:00 | VENUE: SMOLARZ AUDITORIUM From the global marketing, investing and research to new and innovative technology such as wearable tech, we explore the new trends that will radically change the business climate in 2015 and perhaps the years to come. Event Moderator: Aviv Frenkel, Channel 10 News' Senior Tech Correspondent - Presenter of tech Shows on Israeli National TV In his career Aviv has interviewed some of the leading global Hi tech CEOs and leaders and through the years had the opportunity to reveal to the Israeli public some of the most innovative new technologies and startups. Haley Van Dyck, Senior Technology Advisor at the White House Haley Van Dyck is the co-founder of the United States Digital Service, a new "start-up" inside the White House building services for the American people that work better and cost less. Haley has a passion and track record of using technology to disrupt “business as usual” and democratize problem solving. She has been a key thought leader on President Obama’s technology team since the 2008 campaign, where she developed the mobile strategy for the Presidential campaign. John Foreman, Chief Data Scientist for MailChimp.com John is the Chief Data Scientist for MailChimp.com – an email marketing service provider with over 8 million users and over 10 billion emails sent through it every month! He's also an experienced management consultant for well-known businesses such as Coca Cola, Royal Caribbean, Intercontinental Hotels and for the US government. If you want to learn more about John, make sure to check out his famous blog “Analytics Made Skeezy”! Spoiler alert: the characters who do meth are frequently confuse. Greg Rogers, Managing Director @Techstars Greg Rogers is an Angel Investor, a serial entrepreneur, and the Managing Director of the Barclays Accelerator of Techstars, the world’s leading accelerator program for early stage tech start-ups. Before Techstars, Rogers spent 11 years in NYC as the founder and CEO of Pictela (a content management company that AOL acquired in 2010), and then as AOL's Senior VP of Premium Advertising until 2013. Prof. Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture Prof. Yesha Sivan is the Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Management. He is professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the School of Management and Economy at the Tel-Aviv-Yaffo Academic College. He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) – a leading think tank focusing on connecting virtual and real worlds. Prof. Simon Litsyn, Co-Founder @Storedot Prof. Simon Litsyn has over 50 patents registered. Among his more famous inventions is the flash memory! He was the chief scientist at SanDisk, and is the co founder of Storedot, raised over 50M$, and which was funded by Roman Abramovich. Storedot aims to charge your battery in less then a minute! Peter Shankman, Angel Investor. Entrepreneur. Bestseller Author Peter Shankman is an author, entrepreneur, speaker and social media guru. As the creator of Help A Reporter Out (HARO), which is currently the largest free source repository in the world, Shankman also runs a Social Media, Marketing and PR Strategy firm that works with companies like American Express, Sprint, and NASA, among others, has authored 3 books, is a professor at NYU for Marketing, and has spoken at TedX, South by Southwest, and now Nir Chinsky, Head of MEA cloud platform @Google Nir is the Head of MEA Cloud Platform at Google where he is responsible for business strategy and growth across Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel & South Africa. Before Google, Nir was the Online Services Lead at Microsoft and led the MEA subsidiaries efforts to get customers into the Microsoft Online Services. Nir specializes in strategic planning, conceiving and launching new products and ser...