WE SYNERGIZE MIND & HEART, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL,
TECHNOLOGY & PEOPLE. BRANDING COMPANIES, ECOSYSTEMS & NATIONS. TOGETHER.
Hi-Tech Ambassadors is a HiTech Diplomacy foundation seeks to bridge nations through innovation culture, science, education and friendships. We welcome innovation leaders to be hi-tech ambassadors- for your innovation, ecosystem and country-
- to build these bridges- together.
Sharing conversation and action between Innovation Nations, intertwining stories - together.
Creating collaborative growth opportunities, and long term friendships, among elite innovation and diplomacy leaders.
Initiating global projects making innovation culture accessible to Y, Z generations
We believe people, companies, ecosystems & nations- are interlinked in a cross-reference through the Innovation culture. Intertwining your story with others- doubles the storytellers, audience and engagement. We invite you to be a HiTech Ambassador and create a compelling story for your ecosystem and country- yours.
We began in 2009 on the notion of hi-tech diplomacy bridges between businesses, countries and people. Our goal is to leverage the long term relationships hi-tech leaders manage with their global colleagues, to enlighten shared cultural values and collaboration potentials, and integrate it with advocacy concerning each national identity. Thus the name hi-tech ambassadors.
Dr. Ayal Shenhav
Founder & Managing Partner
Dr. Shenhav represents many of Israel’s leading venture capital and private equity funds, advising them on their formation, tax efficient structuring, and operations. Dr. Shenhav has also been involved in dozens of complex financing transactions, representing the investors, companies and founders, M&A transactions representing target companies, acquiring companies, investors and more. Dr. Shenhav practiced law for several years at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, he served as Vice Dean of the Radzyner School of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya. He was a senior partner at Danziger Klagsbald & Co., Law Offices. Dr. Shenhav is an Adjunct Professor at the Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya. He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences relating to venture capital and tax. Dr. Shenhav is the Chairman of the IATI Law Firm and Accounting Firm Committee.
Founder & Tsav 8 toBarcelona
Strategy consultant specialized in Ecosystem & Country branding, strategic alliances & bizdev. Initiated and manages several hitech forums & communities in mobile & telecom, cyber security, R&D and entrepreneurs. In 2010 was accredited by Israel PM for worlds' first HItech Diplomacy initiative - TSAVto Barcelona. As strategic& creative planning in advertising agencies has worked with telecom companies, such as MIRS, BEZEQ, CELLCOM, as well as commercial companies such as Jaguar, Corona, El-Al and more. MA in Social Psychology, TAU.
Amb. Michael Oren
Ambassador, Statesman and Historian
Ambassador Michael Oren is now a seat on our Advisory Board. He has devoted his life to serving Israel and the Jewish people around the world.
As a Member of Knesset and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, he interacted with foreign leaders and defended Israel in the media. He spearheaded efforts to strengthen Israel-Diaspora relations, to develop the Golan Heights, and to fight BDS.
Shlomo Tyran Foundation was established in order to commemorate Mr. Shlomo Tyran, one of the founders of Israel Computing industry. Founded ELAD systems & software. Was among the veterans of computerised systems. Awarded life achievement for pioneering the hitech and computing in Israel, by People & Computers. Born in JM, served in the Armory, took leading roles in the public and private sectors. Has led numerous innovations in his roles at the transportation ministry, including the Points for drivers, computerized theory tests. Was among the founders of the government computer system board,
Tyran foundation commemorates and continues Shlomo Tyran legacy – giving and passing forward. The foundation supports organizations and foundations by encouraging innovation, creativity, excellence in fields of education, medicine, technology, computing and youth at risk.
Tyran was a fan of science fiction.
Pitango Venture capital, Co-Founder
Co-Founder, Tsav 8 to Barcelona
Pitango Venture Capital is Israel's largest venture capital firm and a lead investor in seed, early and expansion stage companies. It has helped grow over 100 companies, managing funds in excess of $1.3 billion in committed capital.
The team's unique hands-on approach and personal involvement in each portfolio company is reflected in dedicated and informal working relationships with entrepreneurs.
The Pitango is a semi-wild cherry that grows in almost every Israeli neighborhood. Finding the ripened Pitango fruit takes persistence, as the best Pitangos are always the hardest to find.
ISRAELI-DUTCH Innovation center
Empowering Innovation, Together
Israel and the Netherlands are two relatively small countries, both well known for their talents, thriving entrepreneurial spirit and novel ideas, technologies, products, processes and business solutions. Innovation is developed in companies, startups, universities, research organizations, hospitals and in the government sector. Joining forces at private and public sector level could enhance the economic productivity of both countries and sustain their leading global position. However, forming joint partnerships is sometimes challenged by the lack of knowledge about each other’s specific strengths, lack of crucial contacts outside the home country and simply a lack of time to explore these possibilities. This is where the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center plays a pivotal role: we foster valuable, flourishing and effective relations between parties from Israel and the Netherlands.
THE IDIC MISSION
In December 2016 the Netherlands Embassy in Israel launched the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center (IDIC). The mission of IDIC is to initiate, facilitate, develop and enhance innovative R&D collaborations between Dutch and Israeli organizations from the public and private sector. Together we empower innovation, address major societal challenges, sustain a leading role in the global market and truly make a change.
Deloitte Israel is one of Israel’s leading professional services firms, providing a wide range of world-class audit, tax, consulting, financial advisory and trust services.
Deloitte is devoted to excellence in consultation, professional services and advice, focused on clear service through a global strategy executed locally. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to more than 80% of the World’s largest companies, accomplished by more than 210,000 staff members, located in 154 countries.
Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group brings together one of the world’s largest pools of deep industry experts – respected for helping shape some of the world’s most recognized TMT brands and helping companies of all shapes and sizes thrive in a digital world.
In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services - now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.
Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.
TEAM & MEMBERS
2011-Today: HiTech Ambassadors' Chairman Board Member of the Israeli Export Institute
Member of "Club100 Plus"- Investors club in the Startups area, Chairman of: "AFM", leading cellular expert lab; Migzarim”, advertising company; Saver1 (Cellular in car), Mentoring Startups,
1996 –2010: Motorola Israel- Area and Country General Manager for MDB.
Working closely with M.O.C and Standard Institute in order to launch handsets on time.
Developed and executed strategic plans for Turkey , East Europe (CDMA technology) and Africa.
1983-1996: Hewlett Packard, Deputy G.M; Country Support Manager ; Country Sales Mgr
1976-1983: Officer in the IAF (Israeli Air Force) (Captain rank. Promoted to Major during military reserve service).
Directors program (2010) - Tel Aviv University.
Beyond MBA (2009) - Tel Aviv University.
M.B.A at Information Systems & Marketing - Tel Aviv University.
B.Sc. at Electrical Engineering –Technion Haifa.
The initiative has been accredited by Israel Prime Minister for bringing an innovative marketing perception of the Israeli Hi Tech industry needs in 2010.
Within the scope of The Israel Prime Minister Committee for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards, the committee reviewed many impressive entrepreneurial endeavors.
A limited number of enterprises have created exceptional admiration and high esteem among the committee members. Due that, we wanted to express in words how profoundly we were impressed from your enterprise, it was decided to accredit you a special tribute by the Award Committee.
As the committee has learned, the enterprise operates an innovative model, to empower Israel's image abroad, intertwined with the image of Israel Hi-Tech Industry. The model recruits Israeli Hi-Tech professionals as a-formal ambassadors to advocate Israel's image. The initiative is a role model for national responsibility to the state image in the eyes of the world, by providing tools to business people representing Israel at global conferences.
The initiative has great value in the advocacy field, thus was presented to the PM, who has acknowledged and cherished it's activity.
We wish you continuous fruitful activity, and looking forward to hear on its future accomplishments.
COMMUNITY & ATTENDEES
China, US, Brazil, UK, South Korea, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan.
Israeli ambassadors and diplomats
Former ambassadors to UN, USA, Philippines, acting consul to NYC, head of Israel branding project, director of the economic department.
Israel Vice prime minister, Director General of the Ministry of Communications, VP ministry of Foreign Affairs, MP Erel Margalit
waze, jpegmini\beamr, accel, c2c, motekon, tvtak, olivebay, aerotel, plymedia, ipgallery, sqream, grobot, appforma, total media, gita tech, lexifone, ekidens, ceragon, mbox, cellphone, matomy, intucell, cellrox, anyclip, mobilemax, dragonplay, exodus, atlas ct, gartner, asg, pops, calling id, cellint, tsofen, bynet
MNC R&D CEO
IBM, CISCO, ALU, GOOGLE, HP, SAMSUNG, MICROSOFT
screenovate, mcr, intel, roamatics, safe wallet
Intel, singtel, sandisk, ness, Samsung Israel, golan telecom, fts, oracle, radcom, radvision, fibrolan, informobile, ceva, mobixell, nice, telemessage, willocity, conduit, flashnetworks, vetch, fts, mce, pelephon, cisco, marvell, mellanox, MER, alvarion, eyesight
Head of strategic alliances
AMDOCS, SANDISK, SAMSUNG, GOLAN TELECM, FRANCE TELECOM
vertex, telefonica, carmel, rhodium, BRM, JVP, DFJ, MICRO ANGEL FUND, SVB
Prof. Yossi Matias., Godel award winner, Managing Director Israel R&D, Google
Dr. Eli Eisenberg, Senior VP, R&D and Training, ORT Israel
Mooly Eden, senior VP, INTEL
David Bevilacqua, VP S. Europe, Cisco
Noel Hurley, VP strategy, ARM
Mario Cavestany, VP, Telecommunications & Media Industries, IBM
Joseph Ziskin, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM
Paul Bloom, CTO Telecom Research, Telecommunication Industry Leader, IBM
Benjamin Parker, Director of Network Ecosystem Architecture & Design VERIZON
Saul Klein, INDEX ventures
Dov Moran, inventor of the Flash Memory Drive
Uri Levine, Co-founder and Chairperson of Waze
Boaz Maoz, CEO, Cisco Systems Israel & EMEA
Moshe Lichtman, Microsoft, Corporate VP & President of the Israel R&D Center
Yaacov Perry former head of ISA and currently chairman of Mizrahi bank.
Eliaz Lavie, Marvell global VP and CEO of Marvell Israel
Haim Shani, outgoing Director General of Ministry of Finance, former CEO, NICE
Gil Sharon, CEO, Pelephon
Commander Nadav Zafrir outgoing Commander of elite intelligence unit, IDF
Hila Paz, co Founder CTO, Algomizer
Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Zaka rescue teams
Avi Hasson, former Chief Scientist & Innovation Authority
Zohar Levkovitch, founder AMOBEE, Sharks
Yariv Nornberg, Gulius Baer Israel
Jon Medved, founder CEO, OurCrowd
Yigal Rotem, CEO, Credorax bank
David (Dadi) Perlmuter, former VP, Intel
Eyal Waldman, Mellanox
Yair Seroussi – Chairman, Bank Hapoalim