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Cyber research experts, fashion and design and more.

December 12, 2016 21:17
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Zohar Zisapel, Dov Baharav, Isaac Ben Israel and Gili Drob-Heistein.

Zohar Zisapel, Dov Baharav, Isaac Ben Israel and Gili Drob-Heistein.. (photo credit: CHEN GALILI)

1. Meitav Dash

Hundreds of employees of investment group Meitav Dash gathered on Thursday evening at Reading 3 at the Tel Aviv Port to celebrate the secular New Year. Two buses filled with Meitav Dash employees from their northern Israel branch also arrived on the scene. After mingling, hors d’oevres and cocktails, the group’s directors took to the stage. CEO Ilan Raviv congratulated the guests for reaching outstanding achievements with their default pension fund, the Double Check investment fund, and of course the selling of the company to global investment fund XIO.

2. Blavatnik

At the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University, senior cyber experts gathered recently to discuss the Internet of Things. The IoT forum was created to promote cooperation between security agencies, industry, government and academia in an effort to increase Israel’s readiness to fight off future cyber attacks. Participating were Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben Israel, head of the Cyber Center of Tel Aviv University; Gili Drob-Heistein, manager, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC); Israel (Izzy) Borovich; Dov Baharav, former chairman of IAI and current CEO of Amdocs; and Zohar Zisapel, chairman of RAD Data Communications.

3. Michael Kors

At the Ramat Aviv Mall last Wednesday, Fuji showcased its new trendy camera alongside a matching collection of designer bags by fashion designer Michael Kors. Guests were shown the Glam Cam, and fashion lovers were allowed to take selfies on the revolving stage with four screens that showed the top fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Shanghai and Paris. Seen having their picture taken were: Fuji Film importer Yechezkel Shimoni; Factory 54 owners Roni, Yifat, Tomer and Dor Irani, and Michael Kors importers.

4. Winter Salon

A retrospective called Winter Salon by curator Keren Bar Gil opened this week at the home of Ilana Wigertzin in London.

The retrospective, a joint creation of Bar Gil, Wigertzin, and Sharon Fodrowsky, includes works by top Israeli artists, including Ohad Matalon, Efrat Galnor, Sivan Sternbach and Shira Zelwer. Attending the retrospective were Danny Unger, architect Ron Arad, Spanish soccer agent Pere Guardiola (Josep “Pep” Guardiola’s brother), the wife of Israel’s ambassador in London Vered Regev, and Israel consul general Racheli Shani.

5. Melanie Lavie

Mathew Bronfman and his fiancée, Melanie Lavie, recently celebrated Lavie’s 30th birthday at Tel Aviv’s Cantina restaurant. There to wish her mazal tov were Einat Lasser, Adi Keizman, Esti Ginzburg, Rani and Hila Rahav, Dan Lahat and Ronit Reichman.

Bronfman and Lavie are busy preparing for their forthcoming marriage and were recently observed together at a visit to the Aish Hatorah Yeshiva at the Kotel.

Translated by Hannah Hochner.

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