4th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference

September 14th-15th, 2014 Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Izhar Shay

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Managing Partner, Canaan Partners Israel

 Izhar Shay has been head of Canaan Partners' Israel office since 2006. He led Canaan's investments in promising Israeli tech start-ups such as N-trig and LiveU, and until recently he was a board member at Prime Sense, which was acquired by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL).

With more than 20 years of operational experience as a successful entrepreneur, Izhar was previously Chairman and CEO of V-Secure Technologies, which was acquired by Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR) in 2005. Prior to V-Secure, Izhar was CEO and co-founder of Business Layers, which was acquired by Netegrity (Nasdaq: NETE) in 2003.
Izhar holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. He was a paratrooper and officer in the Israeli army. Izhar is a member of the board of directors of Ort Israel Sci-Tech, the largest network of science and technology schools in Israel. He also serves as a volunteer on the board of directors of Snunit, a nonprofit organization, which integrates digital technologies into Israel's elementary schools. Izhar writes a weekly column in Globes, Israel's leading financial newspaper and he is the founder of "Start-Up Stadium", the largest on-line community for high-tech entrepreneurs in Israel.