Speakers

Josef Goldstein

Data Platform R&D Manager, Wix

The data and culture guy. Currently leading the Big Data Platform R&D at Wix. Josef has over a decade of experience building data intensive SaaS applications and growing the awesome teams that make them. He believes that the secret sauce for creating sustainable complex systems is good design practices, effective communication between people, and automating everything. In his day to day he works tirelessly on building the culture necessary to support these values and propagate them to others, one pep-talk at a time.

The data and culture guy. Currently leading the Big Data Platform R&D at Wix. Josef has over a decade of experience building data intensive SaaS applications and growing the awesome teams that make them. He believes that the secret sauce for creating sustainable complex systems is good design practices, effective communication between people, and automating everything. In his day to day he works tirelessly on building the culture necessary to support these values and propagate them to others, one pep-talk at a time.

Orna Amir, PhD

Growth and Notifications, Data Science Lead, Google

Orna Amir leads the Data Science team in Google's Growth and Notifications Teams. Her work leverages modeling, analytics, and A/B testing to enhance notification quality and growth for Google Photos, Google Maps, and YouTube. Previously at Waze, she developed DL models and monitoring methods to improve ETA and navigation. Orna holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and brings over 15 years of experience in machine learning, statistical modeling, and optimization across various industries.

Orna Amir leads the Data Science team in Google's Growth and Notifications Teams. Her work leverages modeling, analytics, and A/B testing to enhance notification quality and growth for Google Photos, Google Maps, and YouTube. Previously at Waze, she developed DL models and monitoring methods to improve ETA and navigation. Orna holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and brings over 15 years of experience in machine learning, statistical modeling, and optimization across various industries.

Efrat Aran

Product Data Scientist, AI21 Labs

Efrat has a BA and MA in Hebrew literature from BGU, But after a short career in the fields of NGO’s and Renewal Judaism, she successfully Retrained and became a fraud analyst at Paypal. After 3 years there she moved to Lightricks, and after additional 3 years she started to work at AI21 Labs and there she is still working as a product data scientist in the Platform team. Efrat also performs as a spoken word poet.

Efrat has a BA and MA in Hebrew literature from BGU, But after a short career in the fields of NGO’s and Renewal Judaism, she successfully Retrained and became a fraud analyst at Paypal. After 3 years there she moved to Lightricks, and after additional 3 years she started to work at AI21 Labs and there she is still working as a product data scientist in the Platform team. Efrat also performs as a spoken word poet.

Ben Harel, PhD

Data Scientist, Riskified

Ben Harel, Ph.D., is a Data Scientist at Riskified. As a Policy Protection Data Science team member, Ben is working on models for identity resolution and abuser detection. Before working at Riskified, Ben was researching the development of a robotic sweet pepper harvester as part of his Ph.D. Ben likes cooking, surfing, and organizing things, from friend events to optimizing the order in the closet.

Ben Harel, Ph.D., is a Data Scientist at Riskified. As a Policy Protection Data Science team member, Ben is working on models for identity resolution and abuser detection. Before working at Riskified, Ben was researching the development of a robotic sweet pepper harvester as part of his Ph.D. Ben likes cooking, surfing, and organizing things, from friend events to optimizing the order in the closet.

Alon Agmon

Engineering Group Manager, AppsFlyer

Alon is an engineering group manager at AppsFlyer. Alon has been managing data engineering teams over the past few years, and handling exceptions for almost two decades. Intrigued by distributed systems, the big data ecosystem, and technological disruption. Fearless adopter and supporter of cutting edge data technologies.

Alon is an engineering group manager at AppsFlyer. Alon has been managing data engineering teams over the past few years, and handling exceptions for almost two decades. Intrigued by distributed systems, the big data ecosystem, and technological disruption. Fearless adopter and supporter of cutting edge data technologies.

Ben Greenberg

Senior Developer Advocate, Couchbase

Ben previously spent a decade in adult education, community organizing, and non-profit management before transitioning to software development. He works as a Senior Developer Advocate at Couchbase and is a member of the board of Ruby Central. Ben actively contributes to open source projects and writes regularly on the intersection of tech, ethics, and community. Originally from Southern California and a long-time resident of New York City, Ben now lives in Israel.

Ben previously spent a decade in adult education, community organizing, and non-profit management before transitioning to software development. He works as a Senior Developer Advocate at Couchbase and is a member of the board of Ruby Central. Ben actively contributes to open source projects and writes regularly on the intersection of tech, ethics, and community. Originally from Southern California and a long-time resident of New York City, Ben now lives in Israel.

Shani Aharoni

Data Engineer, Finout

A software engineer, an 8200 alumni and for the last 7 years solving problems, sometimes by code. Currently, building the next-generation FinOps platform to manage and reduce cloud costs as a data engineer. When I’m not creating bugs, you can find me cooking, at the beach or even sweating my head off at the gym.

A software engineer, an 8200 alumni and for the last 7 years solving problems, sometimes by code. Currently, building the next-generation FinOps platform to manage and reduce cloud costs as a data engineer. When I’m not creating bugs, you can find me cooking, at the beach or even sweating my head off at the gym.

Shelli Glick

Infrastructure Engineering Team Lead, Taboola

Coding for over a decade, in the past few years I’ve been part of Taboola infrastructure engineering group working on some very large scale systems and making them better faster stronger

Coding for over a decade, in the past few years I’ve been part of Taboola infrastructure engineering group working on some very large scale systems and making them better faster stronger

Eyal El Bahar

VP BI & Analytics, Lightricks

With over 20 years of experience in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics landscape. For the last 3.5 years, I am leading the BI and Analytics group at Lightricks. My passion lies in adopting new technologies and advancing my team both technically and in alignment with business objectives. Previously, I have taught various BI courses at leading colleges and have certified numerous professionals in the field, contributing to the development of expertise in the analytics community.

With over 20 years of experience in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics landscape. For the last 3.5 years, I am leading the BI and Analytics group at Lightricks. My passion lies in adopting new technologies and advancing my team both technically and in alignment with business objectives. Previously, I have taught various BI courses at leading colleges and have certified numerous professionals in the field, contributing to the development of expertise in the analytics community.

Mickey Rozen

BI Group Lead, monday.com

Hi, I'm Mickey, and I have a deep passion for all things data. With more than 12 years of experience in diverse data areas ranging from analytics to data modeling, I currently hold a leadership position in the Business Intelligence (BI) department at monday. Throughout my career, I have worked on a variety of projects, leveraging data to drive insights and empower decision-making. Develop robust data models, implement effective analytics strategies, and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Hi, I'm Mickey, and I have a deep passion for all things data. With more than 12 years of experience in diverse data areas ranging from analytics to data modeling, I currently hold a leadership position in the Business Intelligence (BI) department at monday. Throughout my career, I have worked on a variety of projects, leveraging data to drive insights and empower decision-making. Develop robust data models, implement effective analytics strategies, and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Alon Nativ

Head of Data, Tomorrow.io

Alon is a developer at heart and a monitoring freak, for the last 15 years he has been building systems as developers, managing large teams and hacking systems. he's passionate about building large scale systems, and the process of making an impact, always looking for a way to improve the development process and optimize the system. Public speaker Talking about development in reversim podcast (for ~8 years) Mentoring managers & speakers And most important father of 3 kids and husband of an amazing wife :)"

Alon is a developer at heart and a monitoring freak, for the last 15 years he has been building systems as developers, managing large teams and hacking systems. he's passionate about building large scale systems, and the process of making an impact, always looking for a way to improve the development process and optimize the system. Public speaker Talking about development in reversim podcast (for ~8 years) Mentoring managers & speakers And most important father of 3 kids and husband of an amazing wife :)"

Tal Peretz

Data Platform Engineer, Riskified

Tal Peretz is a Data Engineer at Riskified. His expertise lies in developing data pipelines, building scalable infrastructure, data science and implementing data quality frameworks, enabling Riskified to make data-driven decisions and prevent fraud effectively. As a Harry Potter and data engineering fan, Tal combines his love for technology and entertainment, appreciates the magic of storytelling, and strives to contribute to the data engineering field.

Tal Peretz is a Data Engineer at Riskified. His expertise lies in developing data pipelines, building scalable infrastructure, data science and implementing data quality frameworks, enabling Riskified to make data-driven decisions and prevent fraud effectively. As a Harry Potter and data engineering fan, Tal combines his love for technology and entertainment, appreciates the magic of storytelling, and strives to contribute to the data engineering field.

Victor Perepelitsky

Tech Lead, Yotpo

Passionate backend tech lead and architect with a knack for creating significant impact and solving complex challenges. Currently working as the Infra Tech Lead at Yotpo. In this role, together with my amazing team, we are taking Yotpo engineering to the next level by defining standards and best practices, introducing innovative solutions, and assisting product teams with their challenges. Love sports, travelling, and sharing moments with my beloved wife and daughter.

Passionate backend tech lead and architect with a knack for creating significant impact and solving complex challenges. Currently working as the Infra Tech Lead at Yotpo. In this role, together with my amazing team, we are taking Yotpo engineering to the next level by defining standards and best practices, introducing innovative solutions, and assisting product teams with their challenges. Love sports, travelling, and sharing moments with my beloved wife and daughter.

Golan Nahum

CEO, Twingo

Golan is the CEO and founder at Twingo, and is an expert data leader with 20 years of experience in database, Big Data, and project management. Golan started as a DBA in SRL, where he managed a group of 40 DBA experts and managed large, complex projects for Microsoft Israel. The vast experience Golan has with Big Data solutions and architecture makes him an expert in the field. Golan holds both a BA degree in Computer Science and an MBA in business with a specialization in High-tech Management.

Golan is the CEO and founder at Twingo, and is an expert data leader with 20 years of experience in database, Big Data, and project management. Golan started as a DBA in SRL, where he managed a group of 40 DBA experts and managed large, complex projects for Microsoft Israel. The vast experience Golan has with Big Data solutions and architecture makes him an expert in the field. Golan holds both a BA degree in Computer Science and an MBA in business with a specialization in High-tech Management.

Amit Sasson

Causal Inference expert, Bell Statistics

Amit is a Causal Inference expert, an experienced statistician and a proud winner of the #2020EpiCookieChallenge. She has a strong theoretical background and vast experience in applying statistical models to real-world problems. Amit currently leads all causal analysis initiatives at Bell, including the strategic application of Marketing Mix Models (MMM), Geo Tests, and other advanced techniques to refine marketing strategies, optimize resource allocation, and deliver data-driven insights that directly impact clients' bottom line.

Amit is a Causal Inference expert, an experienced statistician and a proud winner of the #2020EpiCookieChallenge. She has a strong theoretical background and vast experience in applying statistical models to real-world problems. Amit currently leads all causal analysis initiatives at Bell, including the strategic application of Marketing Mix Models (MMM), Geo Tests, and other advanced techniques to refine marketing strategies, optimize resource allocation, and deliver data-driven insights that directly impact clients' bottom line.

Aviv Noy

Co-Founder & CTO, Rivery

Aviv Noy is the Co-Founder, CPO & CTO at Rivery. Prior to that, Aviv held various positions as a leading tech manager including Director of Product Management, Project Manager, and Big Data System Architect. Aviv is passionate about team building, creating a builder culture, technology, and products. Putting these together, Aviv likes solving complex challenges to make customers happy, especially by finding optimal solutions that combine ease of use and scale. He founded Rivery on the belief that data professionals shouldn't repeat data pipelines work and instead, spend their time adding more value to the business by focusing on the organization's unique business logic.

Aviv Noy is the Co-Founder, CPO & CTO at Rivery. Prior to that, Aviv held various positions as a leading tech manager including Director of Product Management, Project Manager, and Big Data System Architect. Aviv is passionate about team building, creating a builder culture, technology, and products. Putting these together, Aviv likes solving complex challenges to make customers happy, especially by finding optimal solutions that combine ease of use and scale. He founded Rivery on the belief that data professionals shouldn't repeat data pipelines work and instead, spend their time adding more value to the business by focusing on the organization's unique business logic.

Doron Hoffman

Chief Architect, Contentsquare

Doron Hoffman is a Chief Architect at Contentsquare. He has 30 years of experience as a software architect, technical leader, manager, and individual contributor. He specializes in designing and implementing complex, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions within AWS and Azure. He loves speaking in front of an audience and sharing his knowledge.

Doron Hoffman is a Chief Architect at Contentsquare. He has 30 years of experience as a software architect, technical leader, manager, and individual contributor. He specializes in designing and implementing complex, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions within AWS and Azure. He loves speaking in front of an audience and sharing his knowledge.

Guy Biecher

Co-Founder & CTO, Seemore Data

Guy Biecher is a seasoned data professional and visionary co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Seemore Data in Tel Aviv, Israel. With a career dedicated to enhancing data value within organizations, Guy co-founded Seemore Data to help data leaders maximize ROI and transform data from a cost center into a growth engine. As CTO, he drives the development of Seemore Data’s full lineage visibility and root-cause analysis of data costs, enabling informed decision-making for business growth. Previously, Guy served as VP of Engineering at Aggua, developing a scalable data management application, and as Head of Data Engineering at PayU, where he led the creation of a robust Data Mesh environment supporting online payment processing. Passionate about leveraging data for organizational growth, Guy invites fellow data enthusiasts to connect and explore collaborative opportunities at guy@seemoredata.io or on LinkedIn.

Guy Biecher is a seasoned data professional and visionary co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Seemore Data in Tel Aviv, Israel. With a career dedicated to enhancing data value within organizations, Guy co-founded Seemore Data to help data leaders maximize ROI and transform data from a cost center into a growth engine. As CTO, he drives the development of Seemore Data’s full lineage visibility and root-cause analysis of data costs, enabling informed decision-making for business growth. Previously, Guy served as VP of Engineering at Aggua, developing a scalable data management application, and as Head of Data Engineering at PayU, where he led the creation of a robust Data Mesh environment supporting online payment processing. Passionate about leveraging data for organizational growth, Guy invites fellow data enthusiasts to connect and explore collaborative opportunities at guy@seemoredata.io or on LinkedIn.

Maria Yanson

BI Team Lead, Pagaya

My journey in data began with a passion for mathematics. This passion fueled my academic choices, leading me to a major in economics and finance, followed by a degree in financial mathematics. It was this foundation that brought me to Pagaya 4.5 years ago. Pagaya offered the perfect environment to merge my love of numbers with real-world application. I started as a Data Analyst in the operations department and transitioned into a BI Developer role. This wasn't just a career move; it was an opportunity to create something new. Later on, the chance to build a BI team from scratch presented itself, and I was eager to lead the charge. Leading this team has been immensely rewarding, fostering a collaborative environment where we empower others to leverage the power of data.

My journey in data began with a passion for mathematics. This passion fueled my academic choices, leading me to a major in economics and finance, followed by a degree in financial mathematics. It was this foundation that brought me to Pagaya 4.5 years ago. Pagaya offered the perfect environment to merge my love of numbers with real-world application. I started as a Data Analyst in the operations department and transitioned into a BI Developer role. This wasn't just a career move; it was an opportunity to create something new. Later on, the chance to build a BI team from scratch presented itself, and I was eager to lead the charge. Leading this team has been immensely rewarding, fostering a collaborative environment where we empower others to leverage the power of data.

Hila Kantor

Senior Data Scientist, Google

Hila Kantor is a data science tech lead on Google's Notifications team, driving initiatives in digital wellbeing and the team success metrics. With 6.5 years at Google, she specializes in notification value / harm analysis, measurement frameworks, and product analytics using data science and big data techniques. Prior to Google, she led product analytics and BI consulting at Sisense. Hila holds an MSc in Technology and Information Systems specializing in data science and business analytics.

Hila Kantor is a data science tech lead on Google's Notifications team, driving initiatives in digital wellbeing and the team success metrics. With 6.5 years at Google, she specializes in notification value / harm analysis, measurement frameworks, and product analytics using data science and big data techniques. Prior to Google, she led product analytics and BI consulting at Sisense. Hila holds an MSc in Technology and Information Systems specializing in data science and business analytics.

Ilay Chen

Software Engineer, PayPal

Experienced engineer with vast experience in designing, developing and optimizing big data infrastructures and machine learning solutions.

Experienced engineer with vast experience in designing, developing and optimizing big data infrastructures and machine learning solutions.

Omer Biber

Head of BI, Superplay

Omer started working with data in 2014. Since then, he has worked in Business Intelligence and Analysis at companies like Playtika, Hibob, and PayEm. Now, he is the Head of BI at Superplay. He also teaches and creates courses for the Data Analysis program at Jolt Academy. Omer won the Tableau IL Iron Viz contest in 2023.

Omer started working with data in 2014. Since then, he has worked in Business Intelligence and Analysis at companies like Playtika, Hibob, and PayEm. Now, he is the Head of BI at Superplay. He also teaches and creates courses for the Data Analysis program at Jolt Academy. Omer won the Tableau IL Iron Viz contest in 2023.

Haya Axelrod Stern

Data Director, Natural Intelligence

Software developer and (Haya)Data Leader with nearly a decade in the big data field. Passionate about coding and delivering scalable data platforms and products.

Software developer and (Haya)Data Leader with nearly a decade in the big data field. Passionate about coding and delivering scalable data platforms and products.

Ilya Gulman

CTO, Twingo

Ilya oversees the training, high-level consulting, employee induction, and professional workshops. He is an expert Big Data architect and has vast experience in software development, databases, and Big Data. Ilya specializes in HP Vertica and holds Expert Trainer qualifications. Ilya has delivered and managed highly complex Big Data projects. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. Ilya has successfully completed the AWS Certification requirements and has achieved his: AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty.

Ilya oversees the training, high-level consulting, employee induction, and professional workshops. He is an expert Big Data architect and has vast experience in software development, databases, and Big Data. Ilya specializes in HP Vertica and holds Expert Trainer qualifications. Ilya has delivered and managed highly complex Big Data projects. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. Ilya has successfully completed the AWS Certification requirements and has achieved his: AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty.

Shuki Cohen

Director of Data, AI21 Labs

Seasoned Data Scientist with an emphasis on NLP, classical ML, visualization and experimentation. Driven by great passion for the field, I am inspired by unintuitive insights and inferences made by smart algorithms. In my talks, I try to convey my typical spirit and enthusiasm while delivering crisp takeaways.

Seasoned Data Scientist with an emphasis on NLP, classical ML, visualization and experimentation. Driven by great passion for the field, I am inspired by unintuitive insights and inferences made by smart algorithms. In my talks, I try to convey my typical spirit and enthusiasm while delivering crisp takeaways.

Nir Smilga

Data Visualization Manager, monday.com

Nir Smilga is a Data Visualization Manager at Monday.com Passionate about data, he dedicates his efforts to crafting public data visualizations. Nir is recognized as one of only two Tableau Public Ambassadors in Israel and is the only Tableau Featured Author in the country. In addition to these roles, he actively engages in consulting and lectures, sharing his expertise in Tableau and data visualization.

Nir Smilga is a Data Visualization Manager at Monday.com Passionate about data, he dedicates his efforts to crafting public data visualizations. Nir is recognized as one of only two Tableau Public Ambassadors in Israel and is the only Tableau Featured Author in the country. In addition to these roles, he actively engages in consulting and lectures, sharing his expertise in Tableau and data visualization.

Yana Segal

Algo Team Lead, Nielsen

Currently Algorithms Team Lead at Nielsen, with versatile experience in ML fields such as Computer Vision and Recommendation Systems, both from engineering and DS perspectives. In the day-to-day employing technologies such as Pytorch and TensorFlow in the cloud environment. Sumo enthusiast.

Currently Algorithms Team Lead at Nielsen, with versatile experience in ML fields such as Computer Vision and Recommendation Systems, both from engineering and DS perspectives. In the day-to-day employing technologies such as Pytorch and TensorFlow in the cloud environment. Sumo enthusiast.

Yerachmiel Feltzman

Senior Big Data Engineer, Tikal

6+ years of experience in data-centric positions; worked on both sides of the pipeline, with a demonstrated history of working with distributed systems for data pipelines, from architecture design to implementation, through performance debugging, monitoring, and deployment.

6+ years of experience in data-centric positions; worked on both sides of the pipeline, with a demonstrated history of working with distributed systems for data pipelines, from architecture design to implementation, through performance debugging, monitoring, and deployment.

Yoav Shmaria

VP R&D SaaS Platform, Similarweb

Yoav is currently the VP R&D, SaaS Platform at Similarweb. Prior to their current role, Yoav was a Co-Founder at Marvilix and served as a Captain (reserve) in the Israel Defense Forces. Yoav also has experience as an R&D Team Leader and Frontend Engineer. Yoav graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Industrial Engineering.

Yoav is currently the VP R&D, SaaS Platform at Similarweb. Prior to their current role, Yoav was a Co-Founder at Marvilix and served as a Captain (reserve) in the Israel Defense Forces. Yoav also has experience as an R&D Team Leader and Frontend Engineer. Yoav graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Industrial Engineering.

Mor Nitzan

Team Lead Product Analytics, JFrog

With over 12 years of dedicated experience in the realm of data, I have navigated through diverse industries including fintech, adtech, and cybersecurity. From startups to corporate environments, I've spearheaded technical and strategic data initiatives, driving impactful results through meticulous analysis and process optimization. As a full-stack analyst, I possess a unique ability to visualize comprehensive data landscapes, managing them end-to-end to deliver tangible value to businesses.

With over 12 years of dedicated experience in the realm of data, I have navigated through diverse industries including fintech, adtech, and cybersecurity. From startups to corporate environments, I've spearheaded technical and strategic data initiatives, driving impactful results through meticulous analysis and process optimization. As a full-stack analyst, I possess a unique ability to visualize comprehensive data landscapes, managing them end-to-end to deliver tangible value to businesses.

Nati Ghatan

Applied Researcher, eBay

Nati is an applied researcher at eBay, where he currently specializes in entity matching to enhance user experience for buyers and sellers. Prior to eBay, he gained years of experience leading data science research efforts to tackle interesting challenges in a diverse range of domains - from gene discovery and neural encoding to scalable education and environmental solutions. Holding an M.Sc. in Computational Neuroscience from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Nati is a firm believer in the value of making science understandable and accessible to all. He taught at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, authored numerous articles and blogs, and regularly delivers community lectures about a variety of scientific subjects. He takes pleasure in the challenge of conveying complex concepts with a simple and compelling narrative, and making them accessible and engaging for all.

Nati is an applied researcher at eBay, where he currently specializes in entity matching to enhance user experience for buyers and sellers. Prior to eBay, he gained years of experience leading data science research efforts to tackle interesting challenges in a diverse range of domains - from gene discovery and neural encoding to scalable education and environmental solutions. Holding an M.Sc. in Computational Neuroscience from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Nati is a firm believer in the value of making science understandable and accessible to all. He taught at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, authored numerous articles and blogs, and regularly delivers community lectures about a variety of scientific subjects. He takes pleasure in the challenge of conveying complex concepts with a simple and compelling narrative, and making them accessible and engaging for all.

Mor Hananovitz

Head of Data, Parazero

Head of Data and Data scientists at Parazero, IoT and signal processing expert. Community lead and Mentor in WiDS. MSc mechanical engineering, researching fluid dynamic models.

Head of Data and Data scientists at Parazero, IoT and signal processing expert. Community lead and Mentor in WiDS. MSc mechanical engineering, researching fluid dynamic models.

Noa Zamstein, PhD

Senior Data Science Researcher, Earnix

Noa Zamstein is a senior data science researcher at Earnix Ltd. Previously, she was the senior data scientist at MDClone, where she contributed to the development of the synthetic data engine and its implementation at customers sites. Noa holds a PhD in computational chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Noa Zamstein is a senior data science researcher at Earnix Ltd. Previously, she was the senior data scientist at MDClone, where she contributed to the development of the synthetic data engine and its implementation at customers sites. Noa holds a PhD in computational chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Daniel Gur

SRE Team Lead, Outbrain

With over 20 years of experience in the fields of IT, Linux and Devops, Now I'm leading the SRE team at Outbrain, dealing with Outbrain's huge scaling challenges.

With over 20 years of experience in the fields of IT, Linux and Devops, Now I'm leading the SRE team at Outbrain, dealing with Outbrain's huge scaling challenges.

Linoy Cohen

Data Scientist, Intuit

Linoy Cohen is a Data Scientist at Intuit in the NLP team. As part of her job, she is responsible for creating automatic evaluations for LLM’s that provide an objective method to measure the capabilities of LLM’s based on specific custom criteria and needs.

Linoy Cohen is a Data Scientist at Intuit in the NLP team. As part of her job, she is responsible for creating automatic evaluations for LLM’s that provide an objective method to measure the capabilities of LLM’s based on specific custom criteria and needs.

Stav Shamir

Team Lead, 2bprecise

Born and raised in Eilat, BSc and MSc in biotechnology engineering in BGU. Developing software and data enthusiast in the past 7 years. Husband and father of 2.

Born and raised in Eilat, BSc and MSc in biotechnology engineering in BGU. Developing software and data enthusiast in the past 7 years. Husband and father of 2.

Ortal Ashkenazi

Senior Researcher, Gong

Ortal is a Senior Researcher specializing in Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Gong's AI division. She holds an MSc from the Technion and shares her experiences in conferences and meetups.

Ortal is a Senior Researcher specializing in Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Gong's AI division. She holds an MSc from the Technion and shares her experiences in conferences and meetups.

Andres Asaravicius

AI & ML Expert, Freelance/Consultant

Andres has more than 10 years of experience in Data Science, leading data science and multidisciplinary teams. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in building robust data science infrastructures and spearheading end-to-end research projects and ML products. Andres is passionate about leveraging machine learning technology to transform complex data into actionable insights. His expertise spans developing cutting-edge machine learning solutions, mentoring teams, and implementing Agile methodologies in Data Science teams. In addition to his professional pursuits, Andres is an amateur basketball player who achieved the unique statistic of having more fouls than points during the last season.

Andres has more than 10 years of experience in Data Science, leading data science and multidisciplinary teams. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in building robust data science infrastructures and spearheading end-to-end research projects and ML products. Andres is passionate about leveraging machine learning technology to transform complex data into actionable insights. His expertise spans developing cutting-edge machine learning solutions, mentoring teams, and implementing Agile methodologies in Data Science teams. In addition to his professional pursuits, Andres is an amateur basketball player who achieved the unique statistic of having more fouls than points during the last season.

Roy Miara

Engineering Manager, Generative AI, Pinecone

Roy leads the Generative AI team at Pinecone, and have been working in the last 2 years on generative search and generation augmentation, releasing the Canopy open source and working on new frontier of knowledge intensive GenAI products. Previously, Roy lead the data engineering group at Explorium and other startups in the field of data engineering and data science.

Roy leads the Generative AI team at Pinecone, and have been working in the last 2 years on generative search and generation augmentation, releasing the Canopy open source and working on new frontier of knowledge intensive GenAI products. Previously, Roy lead the data engineering group at Explorium and other startups in the field of data engineering and data science.

Shiri Gaber

Senior Data Scientist, Hello Heart

Shiri is a senior data scientist at Hello Heart, a startup whose goal is to empower people to understand and improve their heart health using technology and behavioral science. With over 10 years industry experience, Shiri has worked at several startups as well as large corporations. Her academic background includes BSc in Physics and MSc in Computational Neuroscience. She enjoys coming up with solutions to problems that have real-world applications, and working as part of a team of professionals she can learn from.

Shiri is a senior data scientist at Hello Heart, a startup whose goal is to empower people to understand and improve their heart health using technology and behavioral science. With over 10 years industry experience, Shiri has worked at several startups as well as large corporations. Her academic background includes BSc in Physics and MSc in Computational Neuroscience. She enjoys coming up with solutions to problems that have real-world applications, and working as part of a team of professionals she can learn from.

Ori Nakar

Principal Engineer, Imperva

Ori Nakar is a principal cyber-security researcher, a data engineer and a data scientist at Imperva Threat Research group. Ori has a many years experience as a software engineer and engineering manager, focused on cloud technologies and big data infrastructure. At the Threat Research group Ori is responsible for the data infrastructure and involved in analytics projects, machine learning and innovation projects.

Ori Nakar is a principal cyber-security researcher, a data engineer and a data scientist at Imperva Threat Research group. Ori has a many years experience as a software engineer and engineering manager, focused on cloud technologies and big data infrastructure. At the Threat Research group Ori is responsible for the data infrastructure and involved in analytics projects, machine learning and innovation projects.

Amit Gilad

Founding Engineer, Lakeway

Seasoned data engineer with over eight years of experience architecting and managing large-scale data systems. Currently working as a core team member developing lakeway's interoperability/observability platform for the lake. In the past Amit has played an instrumental role in spearheading Cloudinary's transition to the cutting-edge Apache Iceberg distributed data table format, leveraging his deep expertise in optimizing data storage, enhancing data retrieval processes, and ensuring seamless data operations within cloud environments.

Seasoned data engineer with over eight years of experience architecting and managing large-scale data systems. Currently working as a core team member developing lakeway's interoperability/observability platform for the lake. In the past Amit has played an instrumental role in spearheading Cloudinary's transition to the cutting-edge Apache Iceberg distributed data table format, leveraging his deep expertise in optimizing data storage, enhancing data retrieval processes, and ensuring seamless data operations within cloud environments.

Allon Korem

CEO, Bell Statistics

Allon is a seasoned executive with over 10 years of experience in statistical analysis and A/B testing methodologies. He has held impactful roles at companies like Google, Wix.com, and now leads Bell Statistics as CEO. His expertise encompasses the development and refinement of A/B testing protocols and the integration of advanced statistical techniques into business strategies. Allon holds a Master's degree in Statistics from Tel Aviv University and a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics from The Hebrew University.

Allon is a seasoned executive with over 10 years of experience in statistical analysis and A/B testing methodologies. He has held impactful roles at companies like Google, Wix.com, and now leads Bell Statistics as CEO. His expertise encompasses the development and refinement of A/B testing protocols and the integration of advanced statistical techniques into business strategies. Allon holds a Master's degree in Statistics from Tel Aviv University and a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics from The Hebrew University.

Reut Vilek

CTO, Rupert

Holding two MSc degrees in Biology and Computer Science, I began my career as a software engineer and team lead for network classification at Cisco. Over the following years, I advanced to the role of Engineering Director and Group Manager at Nexar, where I led the development of Nexar's smart dashcam technology and AI live map solution. Currently, as the CTO at Rupert, I am on a mission to activate data through the discovery of automatic data signals and the generation of business playbooks. In addition I am a mother to baby Noga, previous Reshet Bet radio show co-host, blog writer and a former carb enthusiast.

Holding two MSc degrees in Biology and Computer Science, I began my career as a software engineer and team lead for network classification at Cisco. Over the following years, I advanced to the role of Engineering Director and Group Manager at Nexar, where I led the development of Nexar's smart dashcam technology and AI live map solution. Currently, as the CTO at Rupert, I am on a mission to activate data through the discovery of automatic data signals and the generation of business playbooks. In addition I am a mother to baby Noga, previous Reshet Bet radio show co-host, blog writer and a former carb enthusiast.

Ben Hababo

Senior BI Engineer, monday.com

Senior BI Engineer at Monday.com, leading the development and execution of cutting-edge analytics applications, ensuring their availability and performance, while also playing an active role in shaping our data strategy. My expertise in data architecture, large language models, and business intelligence enables me to enhance data operations and drive efficiency across the organization.

Senior BI Engineer at Monday.com, leading the development and execution of cutting-edge analytics applications, ensuring their availability and performance, while also playing an active role in shaping our data strategy. My expertise in data architecture, large language models, and business intelligence enables me to enhance data operations and drive efficiency across the organization.

Ronit Nehemia

Supervises a high school Data Analyst program, Ministry of Education

Ronit Nehemia is a data science education leader and innovator in Israel. Ronit supervises information and data trends and conducts data analysis on K12 education at Israel’s Ministry of Education. In the past, she was a National Information and Communications Technology Inspector, responsible for implementing a national plan to adapt the education system to the 21st century. She was also the Director of the Technological Trends Fair and a teacher in the education system. Ronit has a master's degree in information studies from Bar Ilan University.

Ronit Nehemia is a data science education leader and innovator in Israel. Ronit supervises information and data trends and conducts data analysis on K12 education at Israel’s Ministry of Education. In the past, she was a National Information and Communications Technology Inspector, responsible for implementing a national plan to adapt the education system to the 21st century. She was also the Director of the Technological Trends Fair and a teacher in the education system. Ronit has a master's degree in information studies from Bar Ilan University.