Fusing Israeli start-ups, industry leaders, experts, and multinational corporates, come to the II4 CEO Summit, and discuss the latest in disruptive technologies, and how you perceive the future of manufacturing. This is also prime opportunity to network with some of the industry’s most prominent experts.
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Start-Up Nation Central and Grove Ventures are pleased to invite you to the II4 CEO Summit: Embracing Digital Transformation. Join us for an exclusive event featuring leading figures, inspiring table discussions, and valuable B2B sessions with start-ups showcasing their latest breakthroughs.
The Israel Industry 4.0 sector comprises more than 200 companies, with over $344M in venture capital funding in 2018 alone....
Emmanuel Lagarrigue is the Chief Innovation Officer of Schneider Electric and a member of its Global Executive Committee. His mission is to create new profitable growth platforms for the company and to drive a culture of open and collaborative innovation. He has the direct responsibility Schneider Electric’s Corporate Ventures, Electromobility, Solar Power and China Energy Transition Hub units. He is also directly involved in the creation of new joint ventures with other large institutions across the world. Emmanuel was previously the Chief Strategy Officer of the company. He also held multiple operational and general management positions within Schneider Electric in Europe, South America, Asia and the United States.
Emmanuel graduated from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and from ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France.
Zvi has over twenty five years of experience in Enterprise Software business management, with a primary focus in the Manufacturing Industries.
Worked for the Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI), Digital Equipment - a leading provider of hardware and system integration projects and since 1995 he works for (formerly Tecnomatix/UGS) Siemens Industry Software.
Current responsibilities include leading global teams and initiatives to develop and service customers worldwide, providing Manufacturing Engineering Software Solutions, ranging from optimization of production and service facilities, design of assembly lines, developing and validating production systems, to programing of CNC machines in major machine shops.
MSc. Industrial Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Executive MBA, UCLA – NUS (National University of Singapore)
Debanjan (DD) has over 20 years of experience working with complex engineered product manufacturers (automotive, aerospace &, industrial product OEMs) integrating and optimizing their global supply chains. These manufacturers are asset intensive — selling, distributing, manufacturing and source globally. DD’s primary focus is on optimizing the global supply chain to help these OEMs capitalize on growth in emerging markets and minimize operating costs in mature markets to help preserve margins. He has deep experience in supply chain planning &, execution, manufacturing, sale &, distribution, including large ERP and IT transformations across North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, South East Asia, Australia and South Africa.
Toshiya Sano is Marubeni Corporation’s Tel Aviv office General Manager, in charge of digital innovation. Sano has been working for Marubeni since 1986, entering the company upon his graduation from Niigata University (majoring in Economics) and started the career from Finance Department. After 8 years he was shifted to Overseas Power Plant Business Department.
Throughout his career in Marubeni, Sano has served in diverse managerial positions all over the world for the company’s Power Business and Plant Group. These positions include those of general manager in Singapore’s Power Project Office and general manager of the Bangladesh Branch office as well as Bangladesh Power Project Office.
Since April 2018, Sano has been an integral part of establishing the company’s Tel-Aviv digital innovation office which aims to find and co-operate with Israeli high-tech companies holding ground-breaking and disruptive technologies in various fields such as cyber-security, agri-tech and others. As general manager of the Tel-Aviv office Sano maintains a close connection with the company’s global digital innovation network which includes offices in strategic locations such as Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Shenzhen (China), Singapore, New York, London and more.
After graduating with MA, D.Phil in Inorganic Chemistry from Oxford University in 1986, David joined ICI Paints asa chemist formulating paint for use in the automotive crash-repair industry.David moved into product and brand management and into key account management with the major automotive companies. In 1996, David joined Burmah Castrol torun the Marine lubricants business in the UK and stayed for the next 12 years as the business became the leading player in the marine lubricants industry. During this time David held a number of different roles as Marketing and Technology Director, Strategy Director, Performance UnitLeader and Global Sales Director.
In 2009, David joined Air BP as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing major transformation, including driving innovation through new partnerships and venturing. In 2016, David joined group technology, with responsibility for BP Ventures, technology commercialisation& strategy, planning and communications. David has been instrumental in BP’s strategic decision to increase its venturing activities in support of the company’s transition to lower carbon, and is now accountable for venturing investments.
David is married to Amanda and has three children, Matthew, Jonathan and Natalie and is based in Windsor, UK.
Avner Ben-Bassat is the President & CEO of Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization solutions for complex manufacturing environments. Avner leads Plataine’s product vision and global business strategy. Plataine’s solutions are used by leading manufacturers worldwide, from OEMs to Tier 2s - including Airbus, GE, IAI, Triumph, General Atomics, TPI Composites, Hengshi, PCC, and Argosy International.
Plataine partners with Google Cloud, GE Digital, Siemens PLM, McKinsey & Company, the AMRC (University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) with Boeing, and CTC-Stade (an Airbus Company), to advance the ‘Factory of the Future’ worldwide. For this work, Plataine has received a Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan and Innovation Awards from the JEC and CompositesUK organizations, as well as the Shanghai Society of Aeronautics (SSA).
Mr. Ben-Bassat has been invited to speak at over 30 major composites & aerospace related conferences globally in the past 5 years, among which are Airtec, CAMX, SAMPE, JEC World, AeroDef, China Composites Expo and SME. He holds an MBA with distinction from Duke University, and a BSc (Magna Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from Tel-Aviv University.
Prof. Eugene Kandel is the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central. He holds a BA and an MA from the Hebrew University, and an MBA and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is an Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Prof Kandel’s primary area of academic expertise is Financial Markets, Financial Intermediaries and Corporate Governance. His research was published in the world leading Finance and Economics journals. Prof. Kandel is a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy and Research in London, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and served as Editor and Associate Editor of several leading Finance journals.
Dov is the managing partner of Grove Ventures and is known as a pioneer of several flash memory technologies, most notably as the inventor of the USB flash drive. He was a founder and CEO of M-Systems (NSDQ: FLSH), a world leader in the flash data storage market. Under Dov's leadership, M-Systems grew to $1B revenue, and was acquired by SanDisk Corp (NSDQ: SNDK) for $1.6B.
Dov has invested in many successful start-ups in the digital health, media, SaaS and IoT sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Glucome, Rapid API, TriEye and Neuroblade, and was previously the Chairman of Tower Semiconductors (NASDAQ:TSEM).
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.
As organizations move toward digital transformation, digitization of the supply chain – and ultimately the entire manufacturing value chain – are areas ripe for disruption and innovation. The adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is already well underway in the business of making things, but complex questions remain. Where is the most value-added place in the organization to start driving Industry 4.0 innovation? How do companies balance core competencies and investments in innovation? What does tomorrow’s digital supply chain look like and what are the implications for strategic sourcing, logistics, and quality? Where are the collaboration opportunities to quickly gain access to capabilities and talent? Listen to this diverse panel of executives discuss driving Industry 4.0 innovation in manufacturing and explore use cases of success … and failure.
While the rapid adoption of Industry 4.0 by manufacturers makes the industrial sector more efficient, smart and interconnected, it also makes the industry much more vulnerable to cyberattacks that now have far more extensive effects than ever before. As one of the leading innovation verticals in Israel, cybersecurity entrepreneurs are now aiming to solve these risks and advance the industry's ability of manufacturers to implement advance Industry 4.0 solutions.
Start-Up Nation Central is an Israel-based non-profit, serving as a gateway to Israeli innovation. The organization leverages its in-depth knowledge of Israel’s innovation sector to connect business leaders, governments and NGOs from across the globe to the most relevant people and technologies that can address their most pressing challenges.
Founded in 2016, Grove Ventures is devoted to early-stage investments and to building tomorrow's market leaders. Grove places significant emphasis on technology, as well as on its core principle of putting people first. Grove's team, built of veteran entrepreneurs, company builders and experienced investors, provides early-stage startups the needed support to become great companies that shape the future of the world through deep technology.