Co-Founder & CEO at CyBellum
Slava Bronfman, Co-Founder, is an Algorithm expert with extensive experience in machine learning and security. Prior to CyBellum, Slava served as an officer and project manager in Israel’s elite intelligence corps. He was also the senior developer at a startup company in the vehicle field, and a developer of large-scale projects at “Rafael” – the military company. He is a graduate M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Bar-Ilan University and a B.Sc. in Information System Engineering from the Technion, both Cum Laude.
Economic Minster to North America
Ministry Of Economy and Industry
As Vice Director General of the Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry from 20012-2016, Mr. Elroy was tasked with overseeing industrial policy (promoting domestic production and innovation), trade regulations (liberalization of imports, anti dumping, and standardization), and regional economic planning.
In addition, he supervised the Ministry’s digital strategy, and initiated policies to foster innovation synergies between the public and private sectors. During his tenure at the Ministry, Mr. Elroy was also involved in several inter-ministerial task forces aimed at reducing the cost of living in Israel. Mr. Elroy served as the Economic and Commercial Counselor in France (2001-2005) and Germany (2009-2011) Earlier in his career, he was an advisor to several ministers of Economy and Trade.
For the past several years, Mr. Elroy has been a board member of the research committee of the Office of the Chief Scientist, which approves industrial R&D projects. He was also Alternate Director for the bi-national R&D funds BIRD, SIIRD, and KORIL.
Director of Indiegogo IL
Founder of StarTAU
Co Founder of StartIsrael
Referee at Israeli Premier League
Director of TAU Ventures
Oren is a key-person in the Israeli start-up ecosystem, innovator and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of StarTau, Tel-Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center. Oren leads Marketing and Community at Indiegogo - Israel, the world’s funding engine. He works with entrepreneurs, creators, and community builders across Israel to bring their ideas to the world through Indiegogo’s open & flexible crowdfunding platform. Oren is a mentor of early stage startups, and an inspiring guest speaker about innovation (Recently at TEDx). Oren holds a B.A degree at Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and is also a Professional Football referee at the Israeli top league.
CEO, Source Defence
Hadar worked with most of the major players in the industry, formerly Chief solution architect at LivePerson; he had led projects with industry giants such as Bank of America, Chase, Verizon and others.
Third party companies are often the most vulnerable link in an organization security chain and are also the least controlled. Instead of targeting large websites directly, various attacks have showed how effective it is to target vulnerabilities in third-party companies and use these to penetrate their clients. Security experts agree that using third party companies as the attack vector is on the rise, expecting to keep growing in 2016. Source Defense is the first ever SAAS platform that allows a site owner to set and enforce permissions, receive real time alerts and monitor third party vendor’s behavior on their site.
CEO of Innotech IB LLC
Erez Hevroni is an entrepreneurial investment banker with over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, investor relationships, Capital Markets and Investment Banking. Erez is the CEO and Founder of InnoTech Investment Banking, where he combines his passion for global innovations and global financial markets under one roof.
Prior to InnoTech Investment Banking, Erez managed a Private Bank worth $3.5B in Princeton, NJ, where he serviced companies, Ultra High Net Worth families, CEO’s and CFO’s from the life science and technology sectors of the capital markets. He has had various roles on Wall Street with companies such as Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch in various executive roles, with an AUM of over $500M.
The Consul General of Israel
Consul General Lior Haiat assumed the post of Consul General to Florida and Puerto Rico in February 2016. He comes to Miami with experience in Hispanic, cultural and media affairs.
Prior to his arrival in Miami, he served as the Department Director of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem for two years.
From 2009-2013, Mr. Haiat served as the Spokesperson and Public Diplomacy Officer at the Embassy of Israel to Spain.
From 2007-2009, Mr. Haiat served as the Deputy Spokesperson of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.
Previous to this role, Mr. Haiat served as the spokesperson and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Argentina from 2002 -2007.
From 1999-2000, Mr. Haiat served as the Political Adviser and Spokesperson to MK David Tal, Chairman of the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee Israeli Parliament (Knesset).
Additionally, Mr. Haiat served as a Captain and Artillery Coordinator in the infantry unit with the Israeli Defense Forces.
Co Founder L7 Defense
Yisrael is an experienced Business Development Manager with almost a decade of leading various Business Development and Sales efforts in the Hi-Tech industry. In addition, he manages the "Israel Cyber Group" community, which has more than 150 cyber entrepreneurs and experts. Yisrael is a MBA graduate of Hebrew University majoring in Finance and Marketing.
Founder and Executive Director, The Idea Center and MDC Chief Excitement Officer, Startup Nation Conference
Leandro Finol serve as Director of The Idea Center @ Miami Dade College’s hub for entrepreneurship and serve its 165,000 students. Leandro has 15 years experience in both startups and multinational organizations, is a sales and marketing executive who co-founded Direc4U in 2001, later sold to Red Ventures, and was an executive for MDU Communications and consultant for Liberty Power. He’s also an investor in retail and telecommunications businesses.
Did You know? There are more than 300 cybersecurity companies operating in Israel, making it an industry second only to the U.S. in size.
In 2014, exports by Israeli cybersecurity companies reached $6B, equating to approximately 10% of the global cybersecurity market.