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Meet our 2016 Speaker Faculty

Ilanit Adesman

Partner of FRM & Fintech Leader, KPMG Israel

Ilanit is responsible for ongoing audit supervision of information systems, actuarial calculations and risk management for insurance related companies, pension funds, provident funds and banks.

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Tsafrir Atar

Head of Citibank Accelerator

Tsafrir Atar is the Head of Citibank Accelerator.

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Dr. Gal Aviv

Chief Executive Officer, BLender

Dr. Gal Aviv is a founder and CEO of BLender, a multinational P2P lending platform. 

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Lilach Bar-David

Chief Executive Officer, Pepper

I am almost 40 years old, married to Tal and the proud mom of three wonderful kids. I have spent most of my professional life in the payment industry in different roles. I started my career in finance, moved to technology and ended up in business development and innovation.

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Ilan Buganim

CTO, Bank Leumi Read More

Richard Caetano

CEO, Stratumn

Richard Caetano is the Chief Executive Officer at Stratumn

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Alon Feit

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, PayItSimple

Alon is a veteran of the financial services industry. For 25 years he has developed his unique expertise serving in senior management positions for leading credit card and insurance companies in Israel and Brazil.

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Bill Gajda

Senior Vice President, Global Head, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Visa Inc.

Senior Vice President, Global Head, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at Visa Inc.

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Dr. Oren Glickman

Head of Data Science, Citi

Head of Data Science at Citi

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Ohad Greenshpan

COO/co-founder, Namogoo

Ohad Greenshpan is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Namogoo.

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Dr. Gideon Greenspan

CEO & Founder, Coin Sciences

Dr. Gideon Greenspan is the founder and CEO of Coin Sciences Ltd, a company developing a suite of technologies for public and private blockchains.

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JJ Hornblass

Principal, Bank Innovation

JJ Hornblass founded Royal Media in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based diversified media company.

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Michal Kissos Hertzog

Head of Innovation & Digital, Bank Leumi

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Head of Innovation and Digital at Bank Leumi.

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Hendrik Kleinsmiede

Co–founder & Innovation Partner, Visa Europe Collab

Hendrik Kleinsmiede is co-founder and Innovation Partner at Visa Europe Collab, Visa Europe’s innovation hub that brings together an international community of partners and innovators to forge the ideas, technologies and services that will transform all of our future interactions with payments.

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Oren Levy

Chief Executive Officer, Zooz

An experienced professional with over 15 years’ experience in payments, commerce, and global business.

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Howard Lindzon

Founder & General Partner, Social Leverage

Howard is the Founder and General Partner at Social Leverage

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Ohad Maimon

EVP Business Development & Strategy, Leumi Card

Ohad Maimon, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Strategy, Leumi Card

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Philippe Mauchard

Managing Partner, Eggsplore

Philippe is an intra and entre-preneur in business building services. He recently joined Eggsplore’s co-founders as Managing Partner.

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Yaniv Oz

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hermetic Security

Yaniv Oz is the co-founder and CEO of Hermetic Security. Oz brings wide-ranging experience in business development and in building channel sales and marketing organizations.

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Or Perelman

Co-Founder, ChromaWay

Or Perelman is the Co-Founder of ChromaWay.

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Nicolas Pocard

Head of Business Development, Opportunity Network

Head of Business Development at Opportunity Network

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Ruth Polachek

CEO, Fincheck

Ruth Polachek is the CEO of Fincheck

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Jay Reinemann

Partner, Propel Venture Partners

Jay has been immersed in the financial services sector throughout his career, much of it as an investor. After college, he worked at Old Kent Financial Corporation (now Fifth Third), Andersen Consulting, and then Visa, where he held operational and investor roles and eventually led Visa’s Corporate Ventures and Strategic Alliances group.

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Christopher Porter

Managing Director and Regional Executive, BNY Mellon Global Client Management

Christopher F. Porter is The Bank of New York Mellon’s Regional Executive for Germany, Switzerland, Central & Southeastern Europe (CEE) and Israel, also serving as Client Executive to the firm’s largest and most complex clients in the region, as well as the German marketplace.

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Liron Rose

Managing Director, TechStars Tel Aviv

Liron Rose is the Managing Director at TechStars Tel Aviv.

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Phil Ryan

Senior Editor, Bank Innovation

Phil Ryan is Senior Editor of Bank Innovation and Senior Director of INV Fintech

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Benjamin Savage

Benjamin is the Managing Director at Clocktower Technology Ventures

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Mark Smargon

VP Product & Cofounder , Colu

Mark Smargon is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Colu

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Oded Salomy

General Manager, Visa

Oded Salomy is Visa’s General Manager for Israel.  He leads a team that looks after Visa’s business partners in Israel, including issuers and acquirers of Visa cards, retailers, regulators, early stage technology companies and other members of the Israel tech ecosystem.

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David Sosna

CEO/Co-founder, Personetics

Mr. Sosna has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services arena. As co-founder and CEO of Personetics, he is responsible for the overall growth strategy of the company. Most recently, Mr. Sosna was co-founder and chief executive officer of Actimize, the leading provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions. Under his leadership,…

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Eran Vitkon

Products and Market Innovation, Global Payments, D+H

Eran Vitkon, D&H product manager, who is responsible to oversee transaction banking market innovation.

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Harrie Vollaard

Head of Innovation, Rabobank

Harrie Vollaard is the Head of Innovation at Rabobank.

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Tamar Yassur

First Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Banking Division, Bank Leumi

Tamar Yassur, First Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Banking Division, Bank Leumi

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Alon Zadka

Senior Innovation Lead, Lloyds Banking Group

Alon Zadka is a founding member of the innovation team at Lloyds Banking Group, which he helped set up in 2013 as an evolution of the digital strategy team.

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Igor Zacharjasz

Startups and Ecosystem Leader, Alior Bank

Igor is responsible for cooperation with external partners, vendors and startups.

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