Big data is small on them. The big names in the Mind the Data conference

The entrepreneur who made exits for a billion and a half dollars, the professor who issued a company for $ 800 million and the director of the Mercedes development center. Three more reasons to attend the Big Data conference of Calcalist and Bank Leumi

Big Data is small on them: Mind the Data, Calcalist’s Big Data Conference and Bank Leumi are back in full force, bringing to the stage the biggest names in the worlds of technology, medicine, academia, the military, the automotive, defense industries, biology and more.

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Benny Schneider, currently vice president of software development at Oracle, joined the company in 2016 when it acquired the startup it founded, Ravello, in a $ 430 million deal. Schneider, who holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Technion and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Santa Clara, is one of the most successful serial projects in Israel, and since 1999 has made exits totaling about $ 1.5 billion.

Prof. Yehezkel Yeshurun ​​is a senior researcher at the School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. He served as chairman of the Israeli Association for Pattern Recognition, as a member of the board of directors of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and as chairman of the National Committee for R&D in ICT.

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He will also attend the conference in his hat as the founder of the cyber company Foresight, which at the end of September issued on the NASDAQ at a value of $ 800 million. The company, founded in 2000, specializes in access control systems of all devices trying to connect to the network.

The uniqueness of Foresight is the ability to monitor any network activity without having to install dedicated software on each device, a built-in advantage when it comes to an enterprise network that connects to many mobile phones and peripherals that bring employees to work. In this way, the security manager in the organization can feel more secure in allowing external devices to be connected to the system, since Foresight will know exactly what is hidden in it.


Adi Ofek is the director of the Mercedes Development Center in Israel. Ofek, considered one of the top figures in the global automotive industry, has held a number of management positions in Daimler’s finance division.

In 2007, she joined Daimler’s management team for Africa and the Far East as the first woman. In 2014, she was appointed CEO of Daimler’s Finance Division in South Korea.


It has been managing the development of the car giant in Israel since the establishment of the center in 2016, and is leading research activities in areas such as electric vehicle technologies, autonomous cars and connected cars.


One of the keynote speakers at the conference will be Julia White, Microsoft’s senior vice president in charge of marketing software and cloud services for the software giant. and


White, who holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School, began her career in the world of technology in 1996 at Intuit.

In 2001, she joined Microsoft as Product Manager on the company’s industry server team. In 2005, she began managing sales and marketing initiatives in the United States, and in 2007 she was appointed to her first senior position as Marketing Director of Exchange Products.


Five years later, White was appointed Director of Microsoft’s Office Division, and in early 2016 took up her position in which she manages all marketing activities for Microsoft’s cloud, IT, servers and security products.

White is considered a close ally of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. In March 2014, when Nadella made his first public appearance as CEO of Microsoft, as part of the launch of the Office app for iPad held in San Francisco, she stole the show thanks to her charismatic and electrifying appearance.


White, a native of Idaho, was in her youth a professional formative swimmer. She maintains her love for the world of sports through a football ball that she holds in her office and used to bounce during a conversation.