March 3, 2014, 5:00-7:00pm ET Austin West, Harvard Law School Free and Open to the Public Reception to follow
Over the past decade Israel has created some of the most innovative cyber security companies in the world today. On March 3, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) will gather leaders in academia, business, and entrepreneurs to discuss trends we see among cyber security companies, where we will hear from prominent Israeli start-ups and their founders on new approaches to cyber security. Participants will discuss shifting cyber security paradigms, demonstrate and showcase emerging technologies, and explore the evolving security landscape and ecosystem.
Participants will include:
Urs Gasser, Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski, Prof. for Cyber Studies, Tel Aviv University and Partner, JVP Cyber Labs
Gadi Tirosh, General Partner, JVP
Mark Gazit, CEO and Professor Amir Averbuch, TAU and co-founder, ThetaRay (Anomaly Detection)
Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski, Partner, JVP Cyber Labs : Dr. Kozlovski is a renowned expert in the area of information technology and information security. He is a partner for early stage cyber investments at JVP, Israeli leading VC, Cyber Labs. With a strong legal and technological background, Nimrod consults to numerous start ups, governmental, business and financial organizations as well as international security bodies on internet law, information security and proactive security. He was appointed as senior consultant at HFN. Co-founder of two start-ups, PLYmedia and Altal Security, Nimrod also co-launched the Information Security and Cyber Security program as part of the MBA in Information Technologies in Tel Aviv University. He received his doctorate in law (J.S.D) from Yale Law School and conducted his Post-Doc research in computer science on proactive security at Yale School of Computer Sciences. In the Israel Defense Forces, Nimrod served as Captain in the Electronic Warfare unit. Nimrod was an adjunct professor at New York Law School and has written books and articles on Internet Law, Cyber Crime and Digital Law Enforcement and Copyright Law.
Gadi Tirosh, General Partner, JVP: With his strong background in media related software and internet based R&D organizations, Gadi is a key member of JVP's investment team. Gadi has strong domain expertise in consumer infrastructure and service provider needs, providing skilled guidance to JVP’s portfolio companies. Gadi is Board Chairman of Cyber-Ark, Playcast and Siano as well as a board member of ComQi, and Funtactix. Prior to JVP, Gadi was Corporate Vice President of Product Marketing and a member of the executive committee at NDS, a leader in digital pay-TV systems, supporting some of the largest digital broadcast platforms including DIRECTV, BSkyB and Canal Digital. At NDS, Gadi was responsible for defining the product scope and roadmap for the company, including the development of conditional access for secure broadcast, middleware for digital set-tops and integrated PVR solutions. In the late 90’s Gadi established the company’s digital interactive TV platform, which caters to Sky Sports, MTV, Discovery, QVC and other leading TV channels. Prior to NDS, Gadi held a variety of positions in software and Internet-based R&D organizations, including Director of Product Marketing at ServiceSoft Corp. Gadi holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics and an Executive MBA from Hebrew University.
Aviv Cohen, VP Sales at Nativeflow, holds a rich background in technology and information security. Prior to Nativeflow, Aviv served as Head of Risk Management, CEMEA at PayPal, VP Sales and Operations at Fraud Sciences (acquired by PayPal) and as Director of Sales at Core Security Technologies. Aviv holds an MBA and an MS in Computer Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
Theta Ray is developing a disruptive cyber-security product suite that is geared towards prevention of zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats. The company’s products are based on unique big-data, anomaly detection algorithms. At a year old, the company founded in January 2013, has already had GE join JVP as an investor in the company.
Liran Tancman, CEO & Co-Founder, CyActive: Liran has vast expertise in the national security and the cyber-domain. Formerly head of Cyber Strategy at an elite military intelligence unit, and with a decade of experience in Israel’s intelligence corps, Liran brings a unique understanding of the cyber-security landscape, and knowhow of operational and technological cyber solutions design. In addition, Liran brings years of practical experience in machine learning, algorithm research and advanced data analysis, as well as in market research and consulting. Liran has a B.Sc. in Biology and Cognitive Sciences from the Hebrew University, cum laude. Outside of work, Liran enjoys travelling, classical music (playing and listening) and philosophy.