The Data Driven Society
  • Peter Hirshberg Author of <Maker City>, Co-founder of the Maker City Project

    Peter Hirshberg has been at the forefront of innovation and disruptive change in emerging media and technology for more than 25 years.
    He is the co-founder of the Maker City Project, the national organization tasked with helping cities and towns reclaim manufacturing prowess by leveraging the Maker movement. His research on the Maker City is available in the best selling book - Maker City: A practical guide to reinventing our cities - funded by the Kauffman Foundation. This book was created in collaboration with White House where it was launched in 2016 and with the Brookings Institution, where Peter is an author. Peter is the co-founder of City Innovate foundation, an organization formed with The San Francisco Mayor’s office, UC Berkeley and the MIT media lab to promote a network of global civic innovation centers. Peter is a sought after technology and innovation speaker, having presented at TED, the World Economic Forum, DLD, The Aspen Ideas Festival, E.G.,Techonomy, CeBIT, WEB 2.0 Summit, and many other events.
  • Brock Pierce

    Brock PierceChairman of the Board at the Bitcoin Foundation

    Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses.
    He's credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded.Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance,, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO). Pierce is a frequent lecturer at Singularity University and has spoken about the power of blockchain technology and decentralization at global events institutions such as Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford University, USC, and UCLA. He also has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Wired and Rolling Stone.
Yigal Erlich

    Yigal ErlichFounder and Chairman of the Yozma Group

    Yigal Erlich is the founder and managing partner of the Yozma Group, one of the veteran venture capital groups in Israel. Mr. Erlich served as the Chief Scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry and Trade between 1984 and 1992. Based on such experience, he established the Yozma Group, which was the first Venture Capital fund sponsored by the government of Israel.
    Mr. Erlich is considered as the founding father of the Israeli venture capital industry and one of the most prominent figures inthe Israel high-tech arena. The Yozma Group Korea was also established in 2014, to help make Korea the stepping stone to provide the platform for Asian startups to advance into the global market.
  • Jerome Glenn

    Jerome GlennThe co-founder and CEO of the Millennium Project

    Jerome Glenn is the co-founder and CEO of the Millennium Project, and co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future reports.
    He has been an independent consultant for the World Bank, UN organizations, and several governments and corporations. He has published over 100 future-oriented articles in publications such as the International Tribune, New York Times, Royal Society of Arts Journal, and The Futurist. He has keynoted over 200 conferences for leading corporations, governments, and universities around the world.
  • John Clippinger

    John ClippingerResearch scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group

    John Clippinger is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group.
    He is also the co-founder and executive director of ID3 (Institute for Innovation & Data Driven Design), a 501 C(3) non profit organization formed to develop and field test legal and software trust frameworks for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. He consults with companies, foundations, NGOs, and government agencies on technology, policy and business strategy issues related to privacy, trust frameworks and social networks.
  • Gary Cudmore

    Gary CudmoreGlobal Director of Data Centers for Black & Veatch

    Gary Cudmore is the Global Director of Data Centers for Black & Veatch.
    Gary has been engineering and constructing data centers since 1983 and has been involved in over five hundred data center projects globally. He has been a subject matter expert for HP, IBM, Dell, Northrup, Lockheed, Visa and CLP. Gary also held the B-1 General Commercial Contractor license in the State of California, USA. He is a certified Health Care Constructor, and was the Project Director for an Edison Award winning Bio-Defense Project in 2017.
  • Sergey Jakimov

    Sergey JakimovDeputy CEO of Longenesis

    Sergey Jakimov is the deputy CEO of Longenesis, a joint venture between the Bitfury Group and Insilico Medicine, an american biotechnology company.
    Longenesis aspires to be an ultimate merge of blockchain excellence of Bitfury and proprietary AI from Insilico medicine, delivering world's most advanced and secure platform for life data storage. Previously founded two startups himself, Sergey joined Longenesis May 2018 as a strategist. He wants to demonstrate how blockchain technology could bolster the use of Big Data in Healthcare industry.
  • Alexis Sirkia

    Alexis SirkiaFounder and CEO of Yellow

    Alexis has a Master's and Engineer's degree in Computer Systems.
    In 2000 Alexis began as project engineer in defense, avionics and then space where he was part of the IT operations team for the Ariane 5 Rocket Launch Base at the European Space Center (CSG). In 2013, Alexis co-founded a leading crypto market making firm where he lead the company's IT operations and security and made markets for notable clients in cryptocurrency including Ripple. In 2018, he setup which has two missions: (1) Give back to the Blockchain community and (2) Build the future of Blockchain
  • Eyal Oster

    Eyal OsterFounder and President of MobileBridge

    Eyal Oster is the Founder and the President of MobileBridge, the platform responsible for the Momentum coin.
    Momentum is the first Blockchain-based automated marketing platform. Momentum connects customers and companies by managing the customer’s personal data within the Momentum platform, and companies are then able to provide customers with automated custom marketing based on that data. An entrepreneur and visionary strategist, Oster brings more than twenty years of experience and leadership roles in both software and hardware companies and startups. He further brings a range of technology achievements including AI-Tech in which he led the development of the NASA space shuttle solid state flight recorder program which won the ‘Partner of the Year’ award for the International Space Station video compression program, and AI-Pixel, a video server and marketing video-casting focused technology startup which was taken over by Stern group NV.
  • Shlomo Cohen

    Shlomo CohenEurope, Middle East and Africa region General Manager at Intel Corporation

    Shlomo Cohen is Intel’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Logistics supply chain General Manager based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    He is also a Director of Intel International B.V. He joined Intel in 1987 after studying Social science and graduating from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.Shlomo has over 29 years of Intel Manufacturing Technology and Global Logistics Operational and Supply Chain experience. After working for 15 years in Intel’s CPU Manufacturing division, where he held several leadership positions and lead several global strategic technology programmes in Intel’s FSM organization, he moved into the Intel Global Logistics Group. Shlomo is currently responsible for all Intel’s supply chain Logistics in EMEA, and is responsible for a number of strategic global logistics programmes.
  • Liron Langer

    Liron LangerVice President Business Development of Nielsen Innovate

    Liron is an entrepreneur at heart and a high-tech veteran with proven experience as CEO, VP products, VP Business Development and CTO at private and public companies.
    Liron brings more than 20 years of experience in leading, managing and introducing products and services to diverse international markets, across both enterprise and consumer sectors. Liron’s career experiences include various management roles on both technical and business tracks including the establishment and management of startup companies.
  • Jungsik Suh

    Jungsik SuhSenior Vice President of ICT Division at Hyundai Motor Group

    Jungsik Suh is an expert in information and communication technology with over 25 years of experience in the industry.
    A graduate of International Economics (Bachelor) and Business Administration (Master) of Seoul National University and UC Berkeley, Suh worked at Arthur D. Little Korea as a director of broadcast communications from 1995 to 2003. In 2003 he joined Hanaro Telecom, which is now SK Telecom, as the youngest board member and served as a general manager of change management, business strategy and sales support. Since 2008, Suh was in responsible for the cloud services business unit at KT Corporation which was the first ever in the country and moved to Hyundai Motor Group as a senior vice president of ICT Division early in the last year.