Tech Talk: Dmexco comes to Israel

Top decision-makers from the Israeli digital economy will have the opportunity to make first-class contacts and find out about the multifaceted business potential offered by dmexco.

April 14, 2016 09:50
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Cyber (K)night hackathon

SOME OF THE 400 participants in the the second annual Cyber (K)night hackathon that took place at the First Station in Jerusalem last week.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Digital industry innovators dmexco will launch the next stage of its worldwide Satellite tour in Tel Aviv on Monday. At its exclusive premiere event in Israel, the global business and innovation platform of the digital economy will offer top-class networking opportunities at the C-level and key insights into the presentation possibilities open to Israel’s digital industry.

Top decision-makers from the Israeli digital economy will have the opportunity to make first-class contacts and find out about the multifaceted business potential offered by dmexco. At the Satellite event, renowned experts such as Kimo Quaintance (George C. Marshall Center) and Alissia Iljaitsch (a digital innovation strategist) will offer valuable insights into the current trend themes ‘Virtual Reality’ and ‘the Internet of Things.’ The event will be kicked off by the dmexco directors Frank Schneider and Christian Muche, who will explain how dmexco has developed into the world’s leading trade fair and conference for the digiconomy.

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They will also report on the current innovations at dmexco 2016. The two dmexco creators will also focus on knowledge transfer with the Israeli economy and ideas about how to integrate trend-driving.

DARE France DARE France – Israel is the first French-Israeli acceleration program that is being run in collaboration with the Israel Chief Scientist’s Office in the Ministry of Economy. The goal of this unique six-month program is to establish joint French and Israeli R&D programs in technology startups.

A number of French startups in the medical field were chosen this year:

– Mensia develops innovative medical solutions for noninvasive treatment of the body’s nervous system.

– Damae Medical is developing a non-invasive medical device that can provide realtime images for dermatologists.

– IMT Medical is working on solutions for treating heart and blood vessel disorders.

– Isonic Medical is developing self-measurement systems that patients can use at home to treat glaucoma.

– Biomodex uses data from patients’ CT and MRI scans to print 3D surgical simulation models.

The managers of these five companies will spend six months in Israel, participating in meetings with investors, incubator specialists and French tech industrialists, as well as working with a network of mentors.

Soon, five Israeli startups will be chosen to participate in a similar program in France later this year.

“The arrival of five French startups in Israel is proof of the solidarity between France and Israel,” said France’s Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave.

“Thanks to the DARE program, our two communities are using technology to bring us together. Our connection is getting stronger and this exchange of professionals is a great opportunity for us to discover the dynamism of the French innovation community.

Cyber (K)night The second annual Cyber (K) night hackathon took place at the First Station in Jerusalem last week, with more than 400 participants. The top three winners won personal meetings with senior mentors.

The date that was picked for the Israeli hackathon was not chosen at random, but because it’s the day OpIsrael, a pro-Palestinian group, coordinates cyber-attacks against Israeli websites each year. OpIsrael has hacked databases, leaked users’ personal information, and overtaken websites in an effort to “erase Israel from the Internet.”

At the hackathon, participants were told that a bustling metropolis was under cyber attack and every few minutes another computer system was breached, such as traffic lights, air traffic control towers, or electrical power plants. In order to get these systems back up and functioning, each team needed to solve puzzles. The hackathon judges hailed from the computer and technology sectors, and each team was able to consult with mentors from the cyber world as they tried to solve their puzzles.

Inside the hall, the challenges each team worked on appeared on giant screens, along with news footage and a screening of the closed-circuit event. In addition, when the hackathon adjourned, the participants were invited to mingle and exchange information at a job fair with representatives from international companies that took part in the hackathon.

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Translated by Hannah Hochner.

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