DAY 1:

February 13

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DAY 1:

19:00

February 13

Investor Reception (Invite only)

DAY 2:

February 14

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8:30 - 9:15

Registration

Breakfast & Networking Corner

9:15 - 9:25

Opening by

Ed Frank, CEO @Axis Innovation

9:25 - 9:30

Welcome Remarks

Doron Hemo, Director for North & Latin America @ the Israeli Ministry of Economy

9:30 - 10:30

Axis Challenge 1 – The Customer Experience

Through the evolution of technology and greater competition for the customer’s attention, startups using AI, machine learning, and data analytics are impacting customer decisions.  How can we anticipate customer needs and create a better customer experience? Can we convert and retain more customers and provide a more personalized experience? International panelists will share their insights, then select Israeli startups will pitch their solutions to the investor panel, followed by panelist Q and A.

Moderator:

David Page, Founder and CEO @Business Mix (UK)

Panelists:

Yves Benchimol, Head of Innovation Lab @ Societe Generale (Israel)
Eilat Cohen-Basat, Managing Director, Global Digital Innovation @ Kimberly-Clark (Israel)
Anton Fedorov, Investment Director @ Buran VC (Russia)   
Clemens Henle,Co-Founder & CEO @ Magmatic Ventures (Germany)
Orly Stern Izhakim, Head of Digital Products & Innovation @Menora Mivtachim Insurance LTD (Israel)
Hans-Peter Rohner, Chairman @ADROM DigitalMediaGroup, Private Investor (Switzerland)

10:30 - 10:50

Keynote presentation:

Dixon Doll, Co-Founder & General Partner @Impact VC (USA)

Recharge your batteries!

Coffee break and networking

10:50 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:15

Axis Challenge 2 – Reinventing Agriculture

According to the UN, food production will need to rise by 70% by 2050 to meet growing demand. In recent years cutting edge technologies have converged together to provide a revolution in agricultural production. How can we make the entire food chain more efficient, sustainable, and safe? How can we use technology such as AI, ML and IOT  to change the way food is grown, stored, and sold? International panelists will share their insights, then select Israeli startups will pitch their solutions to the investor panel, followed by panelist Q and A.

Evdokia Stavraki-Stephanou, Director @ Alter Domus (Cyprus)

Moderator:

Panelists:

Boaz Albaranes, Partner @Mindset Ventures (Brazil/Israel) 

Lars Böhnisch, Investment Manager @Evonik (Germany)
Ryan Huff, Partner @Applied Value (USA)
Jeremy Lustman, Partner @DLA Piper (Israel)
Heather Matranga, Manager @Village Capital (USA)
Gil Meron, Venture Partner @Finistere (Israel)
Alexander Starchenko, Partner @First Imagine! Ventures (UK)

12:15 - 12:30

Keynote presentation:

Jerry Ostrov, Retired Chairman & CEO @ Bausch & Lomb (USA)

12:30 - 13:30

Axis Challenge 3 – Automating Digital Health

A growing population demanding improved healthcare and rising costs of providing it has created vast changes in digital health. Advances in hardware including IOT and sensors and in software with Big Data, AI and ML are transforming how we received healthcare. How can we provide better and more personalized healthcare to all ages? How can we improve medical decisions and clinical workflow for businesses? International panelists will share their insights, then select Israeli startups will pitch their solutions to the investor panel, followed by panelist Q and A.

Moderator:

Odia Kagan, Partner @Fox Rothschild (USA)

Panelists:

Alejandra Castellanos Bar Av, Founding Partner @Cantera Capital (Israel)
Harry Feng, Partner @Fusion Fund (USA)
David Gordon, Head of Digital Health @Longliv Ventures (Israel)
Kreske Nickelsen, CEO & General Partner @Joint Polish Investment Fund (Poland)
Paolo Rubatto, Managing Director, Founder @Start Capital (UK)
Ophir Shahaf, VP of Business Development @eHealth Ventures (Israel)

Networking Lunch 

13:30 - 14:30

14:30 - 14:45

Keynote presentation:

Carla Szemzo, Professor @IE Business School (Spain)

14:45 - 15:45

Axis Challenge 4 - Fintech for Mobility and Travel

The Mobility and Travel industries are ripe for fintech innovation. As shared mobility companies and car manufacturers compete to capture services and unite various forms of travel together, startups are leading these changes. International panelists will share their insights, then select Israeli startups will pitch their solutions to the investor panel, followed by panelist Q and A.

Moderator:

Charme Rykower, Israel Representative @NRW.INVEST  (Germany)

Panelists:

Gil Canaani, General Manager @Hearst Ventures Israel (Israel)
Ruby Chen, Head @ Hyundai CRADLE Tel Aviv (Israel)
David Drake, Founder & Chairman @ LDJ Capital (USA)
Ori Israely, Managing General Partner @ Magenta VC (Israel)
Raghavan Kayar, Angel Investor (UK)

Eyal Mayer, Head of Innovation @ Mercedes-Benz R&D (Israel)
Alan Vaksman, Chair of Board of Directors @ Digital Horizon (Russia)

15:50 - 16:00

Keynote presentation:

Leslie Broudo-Mitts, Coller Institute of Venture and the Sofaer Global MBA Program

@Tel Aviv University (Israel)

16:00 - 17:00

Axis Challenge 5 - Future of Work and Business

New Digital platforms combined with robotics, AI, and other technologies are disrupting the way people work and the way businesses run. How can this convergence of technology produce more business efficiency and productivity? How can we enhance employees wellbeing and provide better adaptation in a fast & evolving workplace?  International panelists will share their insights, then select Israeli startups will pitch their solutions to the investor panel, followed by panelist Q and A.

Moderator:

Sebastien Toupy, Head of startup programs @The Next Web (Netherlands)

Panelists:

Natanel Barookhian, Founder @TECHU (USA)
Pavel Ezekiev, General Partner @NEVEQ (Luxembourg/Bulgaria)
Gwendoline Michaelis, Editor in Chief @ Prisma Media (France)
Alexander Pak, Investment Director @TMT Investments (UK)

François Paulus, Founding Partner @ Breega Capital (France) 
Vitaly Vishnepolsky, Founder & CEO @ Martal (Canada)

 

17:00 - 17:15

Closing remarks

VIP Dinner for presenting start-ups and international investors

(Invite Only)

18:30

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