CISO Perspectives and the Innovation Community

CISO Perspectives and the Innovation Community

Conference | English

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023


- ANU Museum - Bnei Zion hall


Join leading CISOs, VCs and representatives from the innovation community in Israel for illuminating sessions on safeguarding life as we know it, the world of finance and the cybersecurity industry.


CISOs Safeguarding the World of Finance

As cyber threats continue to evolve at an alarming pace, CISOs must stay ahead of the curve to protect their organizations from potential breaches that could result in significant financial losses and reputational damage. Our panel of experts will explore the unique challenges faced by CISOs in the financial sector, including regulatory compliance, data privacy, third-party risk management, and the need to balance security with innovation.


CISOs Protecting Everyday Life

While CISOs are traditionally associated with information security, cyber threats now encompass a much broader scope. CISOs face the complex task of safeguarding not just information highways, but also our entire everyday existence, spanning multiple domains. This panel aims to delve into the crucial aspect of life protection, covering various facets of our day-to-day activities.

Experienced CISOs from leading companies from around the world will come together to discuss their challenges, concerns, key priorities, and strategic approaches in their roles, and the role of their companies, as protectors of our lives.


Investors Advise on Go-to-Market – What are the Most Effective Strategies to Impress your Target Market?

Are you a cybersecurity entrepreneur or professional looking to launch or expand your product or service in the market? Join this informative session where top investors will share their expertise on the most effective strategies to successfully bring your cybersecurity solutions to market. Learn about the nuances of the cybersecurity market and how to position your offerings for maximum impact.


Come early or stay later to check out the Startup Exhibition!




Gathering and Registration


Opening Remarks

Moderator - Dr. Yaniv Harel , Chief Strategy Officer, Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University , Former GM Cyber Solutions Group, Dell

Gili Drob-Heistein , Executive Director , Blavatnik ICRC and Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security

Ayelet Nahmias Verbin , Chairperson , Israel Export Institute

Dadi Gertler , Executive Director of Technology Systems , Israel National Cyber Directorate


Panel: CISOs Safeguarding the World of Finance

Moderator - Wendy Nather , Head of Advisory CISO team , Cisco

Michael Meli , Group CISO, Managing Director , Julius Baer

Hilik Kotler , CISO , SoFi

Tim Goddard , Senior Vice President, Group IT Risk Management , First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Cheri Lim , CISO , Temesek


Panel: CISOs Protecting Everyday Life

Moderator - Dr. Yaniv Harel , Chief Strategy Officer, Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University , Former GM Cyber Solutions Group, Dell

Christopher Lukas , CISO , Chevron

Spencer Mott , Chief Security Officer , & Booking Holdings

Frank Van Caenegem , Cybersecurity VP, CISO EMEA , Schneider Electric

Mirel Sehic , VP GM of Cybersecurity , Honeywell Building Technologies

Andy Yeo , CISO , JTC


Panel: Investors Advise on Go-to-Market

Moderator - Nancy Shapira-Aronovic , Senior Business Development Director , Gartner Israel

Ofer Schreiber , Senior Partner and Head of Israel Office , YL Ventures

Royi Benyossef , Investment Director , Samsung Next

Sunil Kurkure , Managing Director , Intel Capital

Sapir Harosh , Partner , Third Point Ventures

Yodfat Harel Buchris , Managing Director , Blumberg Capital


Concluding Remarks