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Simple Smart

TEDxJaffa is back for the fifth time (!) with the theme 'Simple Smart'. This year the speakers, hand picked from an amazing group of candidates, will present innovative ideas that influence each and every one of us in our lives, and lead to a profound change in the urban environment that will create a better future in our world. The transformative speakers will define the 'Simple Smart' concept through their personal and professional lenses from various angles such as technology, transportation, food, customer behaviour, art and more. The event will take place on July 10th, 2017 at Gesher Theater in Jaffa. It will start at 14:00 pm and beyond the fascinating, transcending talks, will include art performances, delicious appetizers, a unique networking opportunity with people from the top of the industry as well as additional delightful surprises worth the wait.


July 10, 2017

14:00 | Gesher Theater


Speakers

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Oren Shoval

Founder of VIA

Oren Shoval is the co-founder and CTO of Via, which has developed and deployed the world’s first operating system for on-demand, dynamic public transit. The service is operating at scale in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and Paris, and is growing rapidly. Oren is a former strategy business consultant at McKinsey, and has spent 10 years in the Israeli Air Force developing and deploying real-time avionic systems for fighter jets. Oren holds a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science where he focused on finding simplifying patterns in complex biological phenomena. He also holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a BSc in physics and math.

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Chamutal Afek Eitam

CEO of the NGO Givem

Chamutal has worked and lived in emergency relief and development contexts in the Balkans, Africa, Asia and Europe managing health, emergency education, food and security operations in conflict or natural disaster environments. Chamutal's passion lays in quality assurance, efficiency and impact of international non-profits and their use and integration of technological innovation. She believes that better aid solutions are in giving and taking responsibly via national capacities and social corporate responsibility. Today Chamutal is an international consultant and researcher and is the CEO of Givem (formally 3 Million Club), a USA 501(c)3 charity. Givem is a revolutionary platform, taking Charity to the 21st century by applying the efficiency and transparency of eCommerce to the world of giving. Givem's unique model focuses on empowering local economies by boosting national manufacturing and delivery of life-saving products, thus strengthening local resilience and reducing foreign dependancy in times of need. Givem technology and platform control all activity by transparently connecting the donor, the manufacturer and the local distributor, greatly simplifying and facilitating tracking, accountability, remote oversight and monitoring features on the product and the local impact it had.

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Ronen Gafni

Founder and Game Creator - FreshBiz Global, Author

Ronen is a serial entrepreneur who grew up in the StartUp Nation of Israel trading on the stock market, operating a branding company, training companies, and more. He is the creator and founder of FreshBiz, and the FreshBiz game developer as well. Ronen co-authored "The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the Way You Play Life" and is a visionary global trainer or "business coach", as many like to call him. Ronen has been featured on TV, radio, and magazines talking about the future of business, and he has trained over 15,000 people across 20 countries on innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. As a keynote, speaker and futurist, Ronen masterfully weaves together new approaches to business, education, design, and lifestyle.

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Dr. Orli Ronen

Head of the Urban Innovation Lab, Tel Aviv University

Orli is the head of the Urban Innovation and Sustainability Lab, at the Porter School for Environmental and Social Studies. The lab is a cooperation between the Porter school and Tel-Aviv Municipality, enabling graduate students to work directly with policy actors in local authorities, helping them use environmental data to devise new sustainability programs and policies for their local area. Previously, she headed the Heschel Center for Sustainability, one of Israel's leading environmental and social NGO's. In 2015, Dr. Ronen drafted the Tel-Aviv Yafo Declaration on Civic Engagement and Smart Cities, which is part of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda, she also drafted Israel's National Report to Habitat III. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning from Tel-Aviv University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Master's in Business Administration. Additionally, she was the 2009 recipient of the Green Globe for Local Sustainability.

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Guy Pross

Founder 31ºNorth

Guy Pross is a Founder and Managing Partner of 31ºNorth, a Tel Aviv based advisory firm working with Fortune 500 companies, cities and governments in the areas of Smart Cities, Mobility Solutions and Automotive-Tech. He is also a Venture Partner at Kuan Road Capital, a Shanghai based Venture Fund and a Co-Founder of the Metro Initiative looking to fill the gap in the development of the urban space across cities. Prior to this he was an executive at Global Electric Vehicle startup Better Place, the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Accor SA. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney, Australia and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Israeli College of Management teaching int'l marketing.

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Neta Hanin

Co- Founder of Juha's Guesthouse

Neta was a former criminal prosecutor in the Israeli Ministry of Justice. After six years she quit her job and with her business partner Ahmad Jurban, established "Juha's Guesthouse", a traveler's hostel and a social business developing sustainable economy in Jisr a Zarka - one of the most impoverished village in Israel. Juha's Guesthouse has been selected as the "Best Social Business” in Israel in 2015 and has been certified by Trip Advisor's traveler’s choice award. Additionally, Neta was one of the 3 finalists of the Rappaport prize for “Women Generating Change”.

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Hans Shakur

Strategic consultant specializing in innovation and start-ups

Hans is considered a leader in the Israeli high-tech scene, spearheading initiatives of economic development and fostering innovation in the Arab society in Israel. He headed MasarUP - The Arab Entrepreneurship Council, and lead ‘Mobile Monday Nazareth’ – the largest open tech-community platform in northern Israel. Hans is also a founder of ‘Games For Peace’ Markitect. Among his activities, Hans is serving as a director, advisor and lecturer at various startup acceleration programs and facilitating several tech-conferences and hackathons. He was recently chosen by Geektime as one of the Top 100 Influencers in the Israeli high-tech.

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Michal Bitterman

Founder and CEO of TNS Israel

Michal is the CEO and Co-founder of the Natural Step Israel, and Former Chairperson and Founding member of the Israel Green Building Council (ILGBC). Adv, L.L.B. in Law, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with clerkship at the Ministry of Justice; M.Sc. in 'Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability', School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden; PhD studies on the theme of strategic sustainable development as a vehicle to conflict resolution and the model of “Peace Parks”. Participant in national and international forums, publishing and frequently invited as a media speaker.

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Sagi Shahar

Founder and CEO of Nachshonim

Sagi is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board at "Nachshonim Venture" which enables top young professionals to build a Social Career alongside their business career. He is also the CEO and Co-founder of “FiveYearsFromNow” – a global start-up with a mission to change the way people make career decisions. Sagi has also co-founded the “2040 Leadership Program” which redesigns the way people are being trained and developed. In his previous positions, Sagi led the strategy practice at Tefen Management Consulting firm as an Associate Partner, and prior to that was part of the Business Development team at Better Place.

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Nitzan Solan

Founder and CEO of LivingBox

Nitzan, B.Sc. is a chemical engineer, CEO at LivingBox and agriculture specialist. She has experience in applying technological improvements to post-harvest solutions and global and food safety standards and performing research and development practices in the medical cannabis industry. She is an agriculture specialist and has extensive experience in planning projects and applying technological improvement for optimal growth quality and yield worldwide.

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Omer Kulka

Director of Product Marketing at Kornit Digital

Omer started his career in R&D and quickly transitioned towards customers and market facing roles, leveraging his technological knowledge and expertise to working with people rather than machines. In 2011 he joined Kornit Digital, a fast growing start-up tech company, focused on developing technological solutions for digital printing on textiles. Omer is leading Kornit Digital’s product marketing team, responsible for defining the company’s strategic technological roadmap and product portfolio. Omer holds a BSc in Computer Science, a BA in Philosophy and an MA in History and Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas from Tel Aviv University.

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The Team


Speakers Mentors

The TEDx Jaffa speakers were coached by Barry Katz Ltd trainers. The team of trainers specializes in coaching presenters in over 20 different countries, helping them share BIG ideas in a SIMPLE structure. Brevity and focus on value are the essence of the Barry Katz training.

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Barry Katz
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Caryn Tamari
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Daniela Liberman
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Efrat Gazit
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Lior Shoham
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Meital Ben Tovim

Partners


July 10, 2017

14:00 | Gesher Theater