Israel is fast becoming an international hub of Industry 4.0 innovation, with its entrepreneurial culture and innovative ecosystem. The disruptive technological advancements for which Israel is renowned, such as AI, computer vision, cybersecurity, smart sensors, blockchain, and automation processes, are helping to change the way products are manufactured, designed, and marketed.
Join Start-Up Nation Central, Grove Ventures, and Deloitte in Tel Aviv, during the week of February 24-27, 2020 for the largest gathering of Industry 4.0 professionals in Israel at II4 Week 2020. Organized over the course of a few days by many of the largest players in the Industry 4.0 ecosystem, II4 Week is your opportunity to experience everything that makes the Israel Industry 4.0 sector unique and thriving.
II4 Week will be comprised of various community events, most notably the II4 Conference, the first II4 Leader’s Forum, an Industry 4.0 start-up expo of cutting-edge technologies, and plenty of networking workshops and focused roundtable discussions.
Pre-scheduled B2B networking event
Meet with industry 4.0 decision makers, investors, start-ups, and innovators during our matchmaking event.
Location: Start-Up Nation Central HQ, Tel Aviv
Mingle with Industry 4.0’s finest in preparation of the II4 Conference.
Location: Tel Aviv
Join hundreds of other Industry 4.0 thought leaders for a day packed with:
- Keynote Speakers
- Panel Discussions
- Networking Lunch
- Corporate Challenge Forum
- Oil & Gas
- Aerospace & Defense
- Supply Chain
- 3D Printing
- Operation Optimization
- Predictive Maintenance
The Mittelstand Approach to Industry 4.0
Japan’s Approach to Industry 4.0
Shaping the Factory of the Future
Stories of Successful Digital Transformation
Hear from start-ups who successfully implemented IIoT solutions to increase efficiency, eliminate barriers, manager waste, and transform their business.
Removing Bottlenecks with AI
Digitization of the Supply Chain
Shaping the Factory of the Future
Sven Harmsen, PhD, joinedSaint-Gobain in April 2019 as Director External Ventures. Previously, Sven (as Investment Director) hadstarted the Performance Materials investment team as part of M Ventures (thecorporate venture arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) in 2016. In 2012 Svenhad relocated to the greater Boston area to work as Investment Principal atBASF Venture Capital (BVC), where he established BVC’s East Coast office inCambridge, MA to coordinate investment activities in the eastern half of NorthAmerica. Sven served as a Board Director for Advanced Bionutrition (ABN) and asa Board Observer for Aspen Aerogels and SLIPS Technologies. Originally he washired by BASF as Head of Global New Business Development for its agrochemicaldivision. Before joining BASF SE, Sven was responsible for business developmentafter heading the medicinal chemistry department of a VC backed (now publiclylisted) biotech company called 4SC near Munich.
Following a postdoc at StanfordUniversity, Sven started his career in R&D at companies like HoechstPharma/HMR (today: Sanofi), and AgrEvo/Aventis CropScience (today: Bayer).Sven studied chemistry at the JuliusMaximilians University Würzburg, Germany, and was awarded a Doctorate inScience. Sven is fluent in English and German.
Anton Papp joined Rockwell in August of 2017 as a senior member of the Corporate Development team supporting the software business and leading the company’s efforts in forming a Corporate Venture Fund based in San Jose, California.
Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Anton was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Teradata, a market leader in data warehousing, big data analytics and marketingapplications where he was responsible for investments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships. While at Teradata, Anton led, managed and acted as a board observer for Teradata’s investments numerous companies including Revolution Analytics (acquired by Microsoft) and Hortonworks (IPO’d 12/14).
Prior to that, Mr. Papp was the Vice President of Corporate Development and Global Alliances at Aprimo, a leader in on-demand integrated marketing software solutions, which he sold to Teradata for $525 million. Before Aprimo, Anton spent over a decade in investment banking advising technology companies at several investment banks in the San Francisco Bay Area including Robertson Stephens and Banc of America Securities Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Papp earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. Anton began his career as a Naval Aviator flying the F-14 Tomcat and is a graduate of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun).
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.
Lotan is a partner at Grove Ventures. He has been an early stage technology investor since 2012 in the areas of IoT, Digital Health and Enterprise IT, and was responsible for Grove’s investments in 3D-Signals, Lumigo and Rapid API. Prior to joining Grove, Lotan was a Strategic Consultant at TASC, an international management consultancy firm where he focused on the Telecommunication sector.
Lotan holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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.