Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Omri Bonneh
    Dr. Omri Bonneh

    Dr. Omri Bonneh

    Omri Bonneh has a Ph.D. in Forestry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He worked for 30 years in Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL), and his last positions were the Director of the Northern Region and KKL Chief Scientist. In his career, Omri has contributed to the development of new forest policy and practices in Israel through research and field experimentation and has envisioned and carried out many large scale environmental projects including the development and management of the Agamon Hula Bird Sanctuary. He represented Israel in many international forestry forums including the International Arid Land Consortium. He was also head of Northern Agriculture R&D, the head of the Dubrovin Farm Association and a board member of the Galilee Development Authority, the Nature and Parks Authority and the Kishon River Authority.
  • Dr. Roey Tzezana
    Dr. Roey Tzezana

    Dr. Roey Tzezana

    Roey Tzezana has a Ph.D. in Nano-technology. His Ph.D. research focused on tissue engineering and human embryonic stem cells. Today he is a lecturer at the Technion in the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, and does research at the Unit for Technology & Society Forecasting at Tel Aviv University, where he focuses on researching the futures of Israel and Europe, and in subjects related to understanding the man of the future, and enhancing human capabilities. His research is being conducted in collaboration with the security industries, the Ministry of Defense, the Israeli Police, the Airport Authority and the European Union. He has columns in several magazines, owns the popular blog Blazing Science and hosts the radio show Doctor Lama.
  • Dr. Daphne Raban
    Dr. Daphne Raban

    Dr. Daphne Raban

    Daphne R. Raban is a Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Management, University of Haifa, and Head of the Department for Information & Knowledge Management. She is active in the Center for Internet Research (http://infosoc.haifa.ac.il). Her broad area of research interest is the value of information including topics such as information markets, economics of information goods, information/knowledge sharing, the interplay between social and economic incentives, and games and simulations. In collaboration with IBM HRL she conducts social computing research and she is also a partner of the FP7-ICT SocIos project (http://www.sociosproject.eu). Daphne has published in top-tier journals such as JAIS, EJIS, JASIST and others. She teaches Business Game, Information & Community and Research Seminar.