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Gilad Gans has over 30 years of professional experience in general management and executive positions in government, large, midsized and small global and international enterprises.
From 2016, he is a co-founder and an Executive Board Member of several companies. Prior to that, he was the President North America for Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), managing the end-to-end Stratasys NA subsidiary. Gilad held several Executive roles in the 3D Printing industry, including EVP Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development of Objet and after the merger with Stratasys, EVP Global Field Operations and President NA.
From 2003 – 2009 he worked for the market leading ERP company SAP. He had a number of Executive roles, including VP Public Services EMEA and CEO of the Israeli subsidiary.
Gilad holds a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences and Economics, certified lawyer, with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B), all from Tel Aviv University. He also holds a Masters degree in Economics (Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University and has attended the Regional Management Development Program (RMDP), INSEAD. During 2015, Mr. Gans attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
Alon Ravid is an award-winning technologist and entrepreneur with close to 30 years of experience in developing SaaS solutions, enterprise class large scale systems, and mission critical real-time systems. Before founding getWizer, Alon was general manager of the Israeli site and CTO of Invoke solutions.
Alon was Senior Vice President of Knight Financial Products, managing the R&D subsidiary of one of the largest US-based derivatives companies. Alon started his career as a system engineer and a system architect at Rafael’s missile division. He has a bachelor and a master’s degrees in Computer Science from the Technion.
Pinchas Buchris, Brigadier General (Ret.) General Partner – State of mind Ventures, a Senior Business Executive, and Military Officer with extensive experience in management of large organizations and personnel, strategic planning, and technology development. Directly responsible for significant changes within the organizations under his command.
Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Founder of the Cyber security capabilities within the Israeli intelligence, Head of 8200 Unit, the Israeli Intelligence Corps unit of the IDF responsible for collecting signal intelligence and code decryption. Led the 81 Unit – responsible for building cutting-edge technologies, and a Commando Officer.
A Partner with Apax Partners and served as a mentor to numerous successful startups. Brings vast technological experience along with an in-depth knowledge of the High-tech community.
Was awarded the Israel Security award, the most prestigious national awards given in Israel.
Dov is responsible for leading investments strategy and deal flow, and has more than 15 years of experience growing internet businesses from startup phase to maturity.
Before joining Nielsen Innovate, Dov was SVP of Business Development and Sales at Matomy Media Group, one of the world’s largest performance media companies. Previous to Matomy, Dov was VP of Client Services at Amadesa, a leading website optimization and eCommerce merchandising company. In this role, Dov oversaw strategic planning and consulting, creative services, production management and implementation, account management and customer service for all of Amadesa’s clients including AOL Winamp, hi5, Best Buy, Petco, General Mills and Media Whiz. He also founded their USA operations and was the VP of Sales and Business Development.
Previously, Dov was the Director of the Consumer Division at Deltathree, a leading provider of Internet telephony solutions to VoIP resellers and service providers. He had P&L ownership and was responsible for e-commerce, customer acquisition and retention, business development, customer care and operations.
Dov holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Shenkar.
CEO of “Midgam consulting and research”, a leading researcher in Israel with 32 years of experience in management, research, and statistical consulting. Developed a statistical model for predicting election results (local and national) that was successfully implemented in the general elections for the Knesset in 1999, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2019-2020.
Chairman of the Israel Research Institutes Association, entrepreneur and partner at iPanel, the first and largest Internet responding panel in Israel that revolutionized the Israeli research field, from about 0% Internet research in 2008 to about 35% in 2014.
Tuvia Barak is a Venture Partner at Lytical Ventures and at Lux Capital. Prior to this he founded a marketing and consulting practice to advise U.S. and international companies on business development, marketing strategies, technology assessment, and M&A in the aerospace and technology fields. His clients included The Carlyle Group, Boeing, L-3 Communications, ITT, General Dynamics among others.
Eric Grosgogeat is the CEO of ANCILE Solutions, a global software company.
Prior to ANCILE, Eric was CEO and President of FocusVision Worldwide, the leading global provider of technology solutions for the market research industry. Under his leadership, the company grew 4‑fold through acquisitions, global expansion and the launch of new services. He led the sale of the company to EQT.
Eric’s prior career includes notable positions at P&G managing Olay’s global franchise, PE‑backed Aurora Foods, leading the Frozen Food division and Philips as the head of Sonicare for North America.
Eric regularly invests in and advises start-ups focusing on technology, tech-enabled services and market research. He is currently a board member of ANCILE Solutions and Leading Response and an advisor to getWizer and Abundant Venture Partners. He was previously a board member of FocusVision and Knowledge Hound.
Eric, a native of France, is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chime de Paris, and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in International Business from the University of Cincinnati.
Oded Netzer is a Professor of Business at Columbia University. He is an Affiliate of the Columbia Data Science Institute. Professor Netzer’s research centers on one of the major business challenges of the data-rich environment of the twenty-first century: developing quantitative methods that leverage data to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior and guide firms’ decisions. He focuses primarily on building statistical and econometric models to understand how customer choices change over time, and across contexts.
Professor Netzer received a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and an M.Sc. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Business, both from Stanford University. His research has appeared in top academic journals in the field. He is the winner of the ISMS Long-term Contribution award, the John Little best paper award, the Frank Bass outstanding dissertation award, the George S. Eccles Research Fund award and Columbia Business School Dean’s Award for teaching excellence.
Prior to joining Stanford, Professor Netzer was a senior consultant in a marketing research, strategy, and economic consulting group.
Steve Lubin is an experienced entrepreneur, corporate development executive and early-stage investor in the marketing technology and media space. Steve is Vice President of Corporate Development for Marketing Architects, Inc., a leading TV ad agency and is Managing Director of the company’s venture capital arm Zoomworks Ventures.
Prior to joining Marketing Architects, Steve was COO for IMRSV, Inc., an early-stage computer vision and facial analysis company. IMRSV was named one of Time, Inc. Top Ten Startups to Watch in 2013 and was a graduate of Techstars.
Steve was co-founder and CEO of Mediaguide, Inc., a leading automated content recognition company monitoring radio and television broadcasts across the US providing real-time data products and services to agencies, media, and market research companies. In 2012, Mediaguide was acquired by Clear Channel subsidiary, RCS. Before starting Mediaguide, Steve served in a number of executive roles at ASCAP, including Chief of Staff and VP, Business Development.
Steve, a reformed attorney, has a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University.
Rex Yuxing Du is the Bauer Professor of Marketing at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in 2005. Rex has published in various leading marketing journals, including Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Journal of Interactive Marketing, and Journal of Advertising Research.
Rex was the winner of the Alden G. Clayton Award for the Marketing Science Institute Dissertation Competition. He was a finalist for the Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root Award for significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of marketing. He received the prestigious nomination as a Marketing Science Institute Young Scholar in 2009. He won the Best Paper Award twice at the American Marketing Association’s Advanced Research Technique Forum.
Rex’s research expertise and interests lie in digital marketing, marketing analytics, online consumer interest tracking, brand health tracking, market response modeling, customer relationship management, new product diffusion and sales forecasting. Rex teaches marketing analytics, marketing strategy, marketing research, customer relationship management and database marketing. Besides research and teaching, Rex has collaborated with and consulted for many leading corporations (e.g., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC, Citibank, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Kroger, Giant Eagle, JCPenney, Kellogg’s, Pepsi, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, dunnhumby, Kantar, comScore).
Raymond has worked for over 25 years as an operating executive, consultant and advisor to leading technology companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves as an advisor to CEOs of high growth venture backed companies. His clients span companies in enterprise Saas, small business products and services and consumer applications.
Early in his career Raymond was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group where he was head of the High Technology and Media practice on the West Coast. He worked with global high technology and media companies at the CEO and Board level on issues of business strategy, organization and execution. Raymond was at Intuit for 8 years where he held a variety of senior executive positions including SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development and Chief Marketing Officer. Later in his career, Raymond was at Yahoo! where he was SVP, Global Partnerships & Business Development. He also was responsible for operations in Latin America and Canada and the small business division. Raymond has also been the CEO of a venture backed start up and has served on the board of numerous enterprise software companies which have had successful exits. Throughout his career he has served as an advisor and mentor to technology executives.
Raymond has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a MBA from Harvard University.
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