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The BRIDGE 2015 – Highlight Reel & Keynote Videos

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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The Bridge: Israel-Australia Investment Summit was coordinated and hosted by The Israel Trade Commission in November 2015. The Bridge: Israel – Australia Investment Summit is the premier event to inspire, disrupt and connect innovators and investors in Israel and Australia. 

The invitation only event brought the largest ever delegation of VC’s and startups from Israel together with high-profile corporates and investors in Australia for a number of keynote addresses, panels and round-tables. High calibre keynote speakers in 2015 included Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson, Co-Founder of Pitango Investments Chemi Peres, Head of JVP Cyber Labs Nimrod Kovlovsky and Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy. The event also included start-up company pitches, the first ever real elevator pitching competition, and opportunities startups to demonstrate their technology and meet speakers and attendees.

It is our privilege to share with you the highlights and key addresses from The BRIDGE.

 

 

To see videos of full presentations from The BRIDGE 2015, please follow the links below:

 

MC – Nathan Cher, Director OurCrowd

 

Welcome by Ethy Levy, Israel Trade Commissioner

 

Opening Remarks by Amit Lang – Director General, Israeli Ministry of Economy

 

Address by Vish Nandlall – CTO, Telstra

 

Israel’s Innovation Story – Jon Medved – Founder and CEO, OurCrowd

 

GENIUS PRESENTATION – Doron Marco – Founder, Genie

 

Innovation – The Key to Enterprise Growth

Chairperson: Hugh Bradlow – Chief Scientist, Telstra

Corporate Panel: Ajoy Mallik, ex Tata & Cognizant I Kevin Bloch, Cisco I Nimrod Kozlovski, JVP I Shannon Bell, Amdocs

 

Israel’s Negev Initiative – The Creation of a World Hub for Cyber Security

Keynote: Nimrod Kozlovski – Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners

 

Nurturing Innovation & Harnessing Disruption – Israel’s Model

Chairperson: Jon Medved – Founder & CEO, OurCrowd

Panel: Kate Mckenzie, Telstra I Professor Shy Arkin, Hebrew University I Edit Goldberg, Trendlines I Hamish Hawthorn, ATP Innovation

 

Investing in the Future of IOT

Chairperson: Eitan Beinstock, Founder Everything IOT

Panel:  Kevin Bloch, Cisco I Emma Lo Russo, Digivizer I Esther Loewy, Upround Ventures I Professor Mike Briers, University of Technology Sydney

 

Human vs Machine: the Future of Investment Decisions

Intro by Eliav Alaluf, Follow[the]Seed

Chairperson: Alan Feld, Vintage

Panel: Mathew Koertge, Telstra Ventures I Renata Cooper, Forming Circles Global I Eliav Alaluf, Follow[the]Seed I Shelly Hod Moyal, iAngels

 

Israel – Come Shine With Us

Ziva Eger – Chief Executive, International Investments and Industrial Cooperation, Israeli Ministry of Economy

 

Israel’s Investment Landscape

Alan Feld – Founder, Vintage Investment Partners

 

Why I Invest in Israel

 Paul Bassat – Director, SquarePeg

 

Investing in You!  Branding Through Social Media

Cliff Rosenberg – CEO, LinkedIn Australia

 

Impact Investing

Chemi Peres – Managing General Partner & Co-Founder Pitango VC

 

The First Real Elevator Pitch Competition

 

Impact Pitches

Ariel Zilberstein, CEO Almog

Robi Stark, CEO Sensilize

Julie Horn, Manager, NewCO2Fuels

 

“Enreaching”

Shannon Bell – VP of Business, Amdocs

 

 Reinventing Innovation

Avi Hasson – Chief Scientist, Israeli Ministry of Economy

 

A Connected Eco-system

Moderated by: Nathan Cher – Director, OurCrowd

Innovators:

Doron Marco, Genie I Adir Shiffman, Catapult I Ayal Steiner, OutBrain I Alison Hardacre, Healthkit

Investors:

Chemi Peres, Pitango I Laura Mckenzie, Scale Investors I Tony Holt, SquarePeg I Mor Assia, iAngels

Government:

Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist I The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation I Ziva Eger, Israel Ministry of Economy I Bill Ferris, Chair of Innovation Australia

 

Closing Panel: Israel-Australia Scaling Up the Relations

Chairperson: Ethy Levy, Israel Trade Commissioner

Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist I Andrew Penn, Telstra I Paul Bassat, SquarePeg I The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation I Jon Medved, OurCrowd

 

For more details or questions about The BRIDGE 2016, please contact our office on +612 9388 0382.

 

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