Idit Keidar is the Lord Leonard Wolfson Professor at the Viterbi Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion. She received her BSc (summa cum laude), MSc (summa cum laude) and PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Keidar is a renowned expert in distributed computing and concurrency. She has published over 100 papers in competitive peer-reviewed journals and conferences, which were cited 5300+ times; she served as program chair and steering committee member in a number of leading conferences.
Prof. Rosario Gennaro
Rosario Gennaro, Ph.D. is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software at The City College of New York. He has a 25 year career in cryptography and network security research. After his doctorate from MIT he was a researcher at the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center until he joined CCNY in 2012. He is the author of more than 150 highly cited publications and holds 22 patents. His research focuses on issues of anonymity and the use of cryptography to mitigate systems break-ins.
Dr. Yaniv Altshuler
A researcher at MIT, previously at IBM Research, Dr. Altshuler has authored over 60 scientific papers and filed 15 patents. His research has been published at The Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Alshuler’s recently published books are “Security and Privacy in Social Networks” and “Swarms and Network Intelligence in Search.”
Prof. Ariel Orda
Ariel Orda is the Herman & Gertrude Gross Professor at the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion. Prof. Orda is an IEEE Fellow. He received his BSc (summa cum laude), MSc and PhD at the Technion. Ariel is a renowned expert in network algorithms and protocols and in the application of game theory to networked systems. He’s published over 150 papers in competitive peer-reviewed journals and conferences, as well as co-authored Internet RFC and patent applications, which were cited over 9000 times. He has served as editor for leading scientific journals and general chair, program chair and steering committee member in leading conferences.
Prof. Neil Gandal
Neil is Professor of Economics in the Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University. He received his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Miami University (Ohio), an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. Neil has published numerous empirical papers, cited 5000+ times. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Neil was a managing editor at the International Journal of Industrial Organization (IJIO), going on to be named IJIO “Honorary Editor” – the only honorary editor in its history.
Prof. Joshua Gans
Joshua is a Professor of Strategic Management and Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with a cross appointment in the Department of Economics). He is also Chief Economist of the University’s Creative Destruction Lab, leading the Blockchain-AI stream. Previously, he was the Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the University of Melbourne. Joshua holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree from the University of Queensland.
Nimrod is a hacker, maker, bookworm, geek and serial entrepreneur. With over two decades of experience in Israel’s start-up sector, Nimrod is well respected for leading large-scale software projects that catalyze profound change. Nimrod is a Board Member of the Israeli Bitcoin Association, and holds a BA in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya, Israel.
Leads the technology strategy and partnerships effort for WINGS Foundation, a Swiss non-profit focused on decentralized finance and governance systems. Stas has over 15 years of extensive experience in engineering, development and management of software, cloud services, healthcare, video streaming, blockchain and social.
Shira is the VP Marketing & Monetization at Playtika and previously responsible for all digital transformation marketing, global marketing strategy and operations, brand management, digital and E-commerce strategy for B2B and B2C Cloud products at Microsoft Central Eastern Europe. Shira has won numerous awards, including a worldwide “Best practice” award at Microsoft for her work building and establishing an E-commerce and digital ecosystem for Microsoft Azure.
Gal is a theoretical computer scientist, currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science. His research focuses on algorithmic game theory and network architecture. His PhD, MSc and BSc degrees are in mathematics, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Steven Goldfeder is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech where he works at the intersection of crypto(graphy) and crypto(currencies). He holds a PhD from Princeton University and is a co-author of the leading textbook on cryptocurrencies.