SAE connected and automated vehicle conference
January 16-17, 2019. Israel
Roger Lanctot has 25+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and consultant advising electronics companies, car companies, wireless carriers, Tier 1s and developers on product and market development and strategy. He is currently Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics, where he has worked for the past 10 years. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a frequent blogger and keynote speaker. Roger is a member of the TU-Automotive Hall of Fame and was selected as the 2017 Tech Cars Best Analyst or Connected Car Celebrity. He is on the advisory board of AutomobilityLA and the Future Networked Car event put on by the International Telecommunications Union at the Geneva Motor Show
Dr. Nathan H. Gartner is Professor Emeritus at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts (USA) and Professor of Transportation Engineering at Ariel University in Israel. He obtained his D.Sc. degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and was previously on the faculties of the Technion and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also was Visiting Professor at leading universities in Europe, China and Japan.
Dr. Gartner has had a distinguished career in traffic and transportation engineering education and research. His research focuses on traffic control systems and strategies, and on transportation network analysis. Dr. Gartner is the former Chairman of the Transportation Science Section of ORSA (now INFORMS) as well as the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee of TRB. Dr. Gartner received numerous honors and awards, including the Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award by INFORMS and the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Outstanding Research Award
With 25 years’ experience as entrepreneur and leader of High Tech private and public companies, Ofer Tziperman leverages his technology and management experience to drive Anagog’s long term success. Prior to Anagog, Ofer served as the CEO of OTI (NASDAQ: OTIV), a leading developer of NFC based payment solutions and as the CEO of Parx, a provider of on-street parking payment solutions (developer of 'EasyPark'). In 2000 Ofer co-founded LocatioNet Systems, a pioneer in the Location-Based Services market. In 2001 the World Economic Forum awarded him in Davos as ‘Technology Pioneer’. Ofer has an LLB Law degree from the Tel-Aviv University
Oren Bar-On has more than 15 years of executive experience in the fields of Global Operations, Supply Chain, Business Excellence and Information Technology.
Oren Bar-On has served in various global management positions in high growth public companies and has been responsible for the management and execution of Supply Chain and Manufacturing best practices. Oren holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering Management and an MBA (graduated with Honors).
Israel Ronn is the president of Spotam, an Auto-tech consultancy. Mr. Ronn is also an industry expert in advanced automotive technologies (Auto-tech). As such, Mr. Ronn consults leading industry companies in Israel and abroad. Mr. Israel Ronn is a former President of Telrad Networks Inc (NY/USA), a former CEO of Telrad Connegy Limited; a former CEO of Cellmax-Systems Limited and a former GM of Cellocator, a division of Pointer Telocation Limited (NASDAQ: PNTR). In his past Mr. Ronn was also the head of the PABX R&D division at Telrad Telecommunications LTD. Prior to that Mr. Ronn carried a number of R&D and R&D management positions at Telrad Telecommunications LTD.
Golan Ben-Dor, is a Ph.D. student at the Geosimulation and Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, Porter School of the Environment and Earth sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv University.
In 2016, he completed his master’s degree (Cum Laude) from the Department of Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems.
His current Ph.D. study focuses on large-scale agent-based urban traffic simulations where he develops models within the MATSim environment, which is highly customizable, modular and a flexible simulation environment. Golan applies, calibrate and validate MATSim for the Tel-Aviv Metropolitan area, accounting for all currently available and future transportation modes, with an emphasis on Public-Transport and Shared-Automated-Vehicles. Golan is currently participating in a research collaboration which includes Tel-Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University, and the Technion - Adoption of the shared autonomous vehicle: A Game-based model of urban travelers and transportation system co-adaptation, Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, 2017-2019. Golan's is a recipient of various excellence scholarships/awards from the Shlomo Shmeltzer Institute for Smart Transportation, TAU; The Porter School of Environment and Earth Sciences, TAU; the Dr. Etel Fridman Memorial Scholarship - Center for Economic and Social Research, Tel-Aviv Jaffa Municipality and the City Center - TAU Research Center for Cities and Urbanism.
Dr. Itzhak Benenson is a Professor of Geography at the Department of Geography and Human Environment of Porter School of The Environment and Geoscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a Head of the Geosimulation and Spatial Analysis lab there.
His research includes study of the big urban data, modeling of urban transport and parking dynamics, vehicle-pedestrian interactions and road accidents, modeling of the urban land use and residential dynamics and impact of local and regional plans.
Itzhak is an Associate Editor of the Computers Environment and Urban System journal and serves on several editorial boards. He is a member of the IGU Commission on Geographical Information Science.
Dr. Chanan Gabay is the founder of C.G-Smartech, specializing in business development, strategy and innovation R&D projects.
Dr. Chanan Gabay serves on the Board of Director in the Intelligent Transportation Systems Association (ITS Israel) and is a Senior lecturer in the Afeka College of Engineering.
Prior to founding C.G-Smartech, Dr. Chanan Gabay served as the Director of Business Development at Motorola Israel, Director of the Materials Engineering & Failure Analysis Laboratories and Director of Inspection in the IDF.
Dr. Gabay received his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics, POLYTECHNIC University, NY.
For more information check LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanangabay/
Moshe Karl is currently Head of System, and formerly innovation lead, at Arilou Automotive Cyber Security, where he leads the company's engineering activities and has patented the company’s Ethernet offering.
Moshe brings more than a decade of multidisciplinary experience in embedded systems and security. He has held positions in product management, offensive and defensive security, research, and various leadership roles.
Moshe had previously worked for a DoD elite technological unit where he was responsible for protecting mission-critical networks, as well as leading the development of a strategic network security platform which received the unit’s technical excellence award.
Moshe holds a BA in Math and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion, and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Moshe is a DIY hobbyist, casual jogger, liberal advocate, and a heavy sleeper.
Zeev Shadmi, Research and ITS program manager
Chief Scientist Office, Ministry of Transportation and Road Safety
Active in Transportation, Road Safety, and Intelligent Transportation Systems research management.
Main areas of research sponsored by the ministry: traffic control, traffic models, use of big data for transport planning, traffic detection and monitoring technologies, smart transportation, transportation policy issues.
Leading the implementation of DSRC 5.9 GHz in Israel: frequency allocation, standardization, security management, initiate demonstration projects.
Chairman of the ITS and Vehicles' Electronic Systems Technical Committee in the Israel Institute of Standards. Also participated in several Standards Experts Committees.
Dr. Tal Raviv, Head of Shlomo Shmeltzer institute for smart transportation in Tel Aviv University, Israel. He holds a BA from the Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University (1993), an MBA from the Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University (1997), and a PhD in Operations Research from the William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (2003). He spent two years (2004-2006) as a postdoctoral fellow in the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He published many papers in the operations research literature and served as an advisor for start-up companies. His current primary research interest is in transportation and logistics with a focus on smart transportation and sustainable logistics, and he is co-heading the transportation and logistics lab in the faculty of engineering. Tal serves as the head the Shlomo Shmeltzer institute for smart transportation in Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Onn Haran is CTO and co-founder of Autotalks, which enables the vehicle-to-vehicle communication revolution. Autotalks offers the market leading V2X solution, heading toward mass-market. With Onn guidance, Autotalks created an industry-recognized technological lead. As part of his tasks, Onn is dealing with new technologies standardization and regulations.
Onn started his career in elite R&D unit in IDF, followed by joining Texas Instruments as Bluetooth solution architect, later heading to Passave, pioneer of fiber-to-the-home market, as CTO.
Tsvika Dagan is a PhD student at Tel-Aviv University, in the faculty of electrical engineering.
Conducting a research in the field of vehicle cyber security, under the supervision of Prof. Avishai Wool.
Holds a M.Sc. in computer science from Bar Ilan university, in the field of network security and cryptography.
Previously worked as a security architect in the new technologies group of the security line at NDS, in Israel.
Participated in the security design of the next generation of vehicles for one of the leading OEMs,
Including a six months period of on-site consulting at the OEM’s center.
Yoav Levy is leading Upstream's strategic direction, culture and business execution, over 17 years of experience with multi-national high-tech companies and start-ups. He brings rich leadership experience in management, marketing and business development of IT and security products spanning over a dozen years of experience in category leading vendors Check Point, Juniper Networks and Broadcom. Yoav is an avid kite boarder and surfer.
Assaf Harel has broad experience with embedded, networking, security and mobile technologies. He was the Senior Research and Development (R&D) Manager at Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP), overseeing the development of several innovative, emerging endpoint security products and technologies. Previously, he held software development positions at Metalink and Dune Networks. Assaf served in the elite intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Cum Laude in Computer Science from the Technion and an MBA Cum Laude from Haifa University
Gadi is a recognized M&A and venture capital lawyer with particular acknowledgements as a leader in the field of automotive.
Gadi specializes in M&A, corporate and technology, representing companies at all stages of the corporate life-cycle in the technology and Hi-Tech sector, from pre-incorporation planning to venture capital financings to mergers and acquisitions.
Gadi represents international and domestic companies Venture Capital Funds in investments in Israeli start-up companies; European and US-based investment banks in transactions involving underwriting of securities of Israeli companies; and individual entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate and securities matters.
Gadi is representing and providing legal advice in all matters related to the automotive sector, from the establishment of R&D centers, to financing rounds and M&A deals, taxation on imported autonomous vehicles, cyber and privacy protection, export of knowledge related to cars abroad, export of dual knowledge, IP issues related to suppliers, cooperation agreement with the Israeli government in the Industrial field , environmental permits in Israel, etc.
Claudia V. Goldman is a staff researcher in the User Experience Technologies Lab in General Motors Israeli Technical Center. She leads AI-UX projects in the automotive domain including smart mobility, intelligent planning and decision making, personalization and machine learning. Previously, she held researcher positions at Samsung R&D, University of Haifa, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bar Ilan University. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published over 70 publications in the Artificial Intelligence literature covering topics such as AI-based user machine interaction, multi-agent systems, coordination, decentralized control, and reasoning under uncertainty. She has 12 patents granted in AI, automotive and mobile interaction. She serves as a referee for the main Artificial Intelligence conferences and relevant journals.
Michal Hochman Gur is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Factors Engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University. Michal holds a Msc. In Human factors Engineering and a degree in Life sciences. Michal’s doctoral research focuses on the interaction between pedestrians and fully autonomous vehicles (FAVs). The research aims to model the pedestrians’ understanding, intention and behavior in varying levels of interaction and transparencies. The anticipated outcome will be a set of design recommendations for interaction that will improve pedestrians’ understanding and intention to cross in safe situations when crossing in the Autonomous vehicle world. Michal also has rich experience in HMI and have worked as User Experience Expert in various companies in the Hi-tech industry.
Uri Bear is a security researcher & group leader in Intel’s Product Assurance and Security (IPAS). Uri has a background of semiconductor design, failure analysis and general hardware and software mischief, has been specializing in security-related forward and reverse engineering for the past ten years. Uri holds a M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering.
Guy Cohen-Lazry received his M.Sc. in human factors from Ben-Gurion University in 2018. His masters’ work regarded the use of auditory continuous interfaces in conditionally autonomous vehicles as a mean to improve drivers’ situation awareness and take-over performance. Guy is now pursuing his Ph.D. in human factors in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University. His research is conducted in collaboration with General Motors’ (GM) Advanced Technical Center in Israel. Guy’s research is focused on the subjective experience of passengers in fully autonomous (SAE Level-5) vehicles, and how this experience is affected by external (dynamic, environmental) factors, as well as internal (intellectual, emotional) factors. The research aims to identify various ways by which the vehicle’s dynamic behavior and communication might be manipulated to affect this experience and to reduce passengers’ discomfort
Michael Shachar is a Product Manager in Automotive PCIe products for Valens Ltd. He has 22 years of experience in embedded products and system development, among 12 years as System Software Architect where he specialized in communication devices. He has worked as a WiFi / WiGig SW Architect for Intel / TI / Wilocity (today Qualcomm), as a Home GW System Software Architect at Intel, and as a SSD System Architect for Anobit (today Apple). He earned his BSc at Technion Technical Institute in Israel. Additinally, he holds patents in communication and storage and is a leader in deployment and architecture of more than 100 million devices shipped in consumer and enterprise markets.
Alexander Kreines is senior principal engineer responsible for the research in the area of
security applications of data science at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd. HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for
automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems,
cybersecurity solutions, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and
services supporting the Internet of Things.
Alexander is a technically savvy software development leader with strong background in
security, system architecture, and embedded HW/SW based systems. His current interests lie in
the sphere of the new type of threats for self-driving cars, the adversarial-image-based attacks
on the car perception system and others.
Before joining HARMAN, Alexander worked for almost 20 years at Cisco Systems in various
leadership positions, including Devices and Systems Security Team Leader and Program
Manager for Smart Card Development. He defined, architected, and led the development of
different security-related products for the pay-TV market.
Alexander holds a Ph.D in Solid State Physics from the Institute of Crystallography, Russian
Academy of Science, Moscow. He received his M.Sc. degree in Physics of Metals from Moscow
Institute of Steel and Alloys, Department of Physical Chemistry.
Danny Atsmon, an expert in ADAS and deep learning, is the CEO at Cognata Ltd., the biggest Autonomous vehicle simulation startup in the world. Danny has been in the business of launching high-tech products for more than 20 years. Before joining Cognata, Danny served as Harman's (NYSE:HAR now Samsung) Director of ADAS and Senior director of Machine learning. He has co-founded two startup companies, Picitup, a computer visual shopping suite, and iOnRoad, which uses a phone's native camera and sensors to detect vehicles in front of a car (later acquired by Harman International). Danny holds a dozen of United States utility patents and has created a pipeline of dozens of patent-pending applications. He has also won many top industry awards, including CES (2012), CTIA award (2012) and QPrize (2013). Danny is a graduate of the prestigious Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Haman Talpiot program, where he served in the elite Unit 8200, and holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.
Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics
Dr. Nathan H. Gartner, Professor Emeritus at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts (USA)
Ofer Tziperman, Chief Executive Officer, Anagog Ltd,
Oren Bar-On, VP operation, Foresight Automotive
Israel Ronn, President & Founder, SPOTAM
Golan Ben-Dor, Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Itzhak Benenson, Proffesor of Geography
Chanan Gabai, Chief Executive Officer C.G Smarttech
Moshe Karl, Innovation Lead & Head of System, Arilou Technologies, Ltd
Zeev Shadmi, Research & ITS Program manager, MOT Israel
Dr. Tal Raviv, Head of Shlomo Shmeltzer institute for smart transportation in Tel Aviv University, Israel
Onn Haran, Chief Technology Officer, Autotalks
Tsvika Dagan, PhD student at Tel-Aviv university, in the faculty of electrical engineering.
Yoav Levy, Upstream Security Co-founder, CEO.
Assaf Harel, Chief Scientist at Karamba Security.
Gadi Ouzan, Partner, Shibolet law firm.
Claudia V. Goldman, Staff researcher, User Experience Technologies Lab, General Motors Israeli Technical Center
Michal Hochman Gur, Ph.D. candidate in Human Factors Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University
Uri Bear, Security Researcher & Group Leader in Intel’s Product Assurance and Security (IPAS)
Guy Cohen-Lazry, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management
Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Rammy Bahalul, Director, Industry Business Development Autonomous Machines and Vehicles, NVIDIA
Michael Shachar, Product Manager in Automotive PCIe products for Valens Ltd
Dr. Alexander Kreines, Senior Principal Engineer & Data Scientist, Automotive Cybersecurity
Danny Atsmon - CEO & Founder of Cognata