Join Carmel at MIXiii

Israel Innovation Conference - May 20 - 22, 2014

FinTech and Big Data Tracks - May 21st

The conference will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 20th through 22nd, 2014. Carmel is organizing two targeted tracks for FinTech and Big Data on May 21st, and the conference’s goal is to expose attendees to Israel’s broad spectrum of activities and the ecosystem in which we operate, making Israel one of the largest global innovation hubs.

Conference Organizers:

  • IATI -- Israel's umbrella organization representing the various constituents of the nation's advanced technologies, be it high-tech, biomed, multi-national corporations, start-ups, incubators, accelerators, technology transfer offices of academic institutions, venture capital funds, service providers and more.
  • The Office of Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy - the government arm in charge of the execution of government policy for the support of innovation and industrial R&D.

What YOU will gain from MIXiii:

  • Previous successful conferences hosted over 7,000 industry players, engineers and scientists with approximately 1,500 participants from over 45 countries and an excess of 4,500 one-on-one meetings. Like previous years, companies from both sectors will exhibit their products and services in significantly expanded areas allowing for hands-one experience.
  • Opportunity for local and global participants to explore the new age of innovation. It will be a unique occasion for the audience to participate in discussions, panels, product demonstrations, and networking opportunities for new business cooperation.

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Register Now - Only 400 NIS!

Send your email, title, and phone number to for a 400 NIS single day entrance discount!

IATI Israel Innovation Conference (MIXiii)

Tuesday, May 20th, 8am to Thursday, May 22nd, 7pm

Merkaz HaYeridim - Ganei HaTa'arucha, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv

FinTech Track

The FinTech track will focus on building category leaders, from funding options through partnerships, and lessons from Investors, Founders and Executives at established FinTech companies in Israel and abroad. The FinTech track will also feature innovative start-ups from the Israeli FinTech community.


14:00-14:10: Opening Remarks, Avi Zeevi, Co-Founder and General Partner at Carmel Ventures

14:10-14:40: Start-Up Presentations (5 Companies)

14:40-15:00: Keynote, Dan Yerushalmi, CIO & COO Bank Leumi: "From Whales to Jet Boats: How FinTech Startups Are Disrupting the Banking Industry"

15:00-15:30: Industry Panel, Opportunities and Funding Options in FinTech

  • Dorel Blitz, Innovation Manager at Strategy Division, Bank Leumi
  • Ornit Shinar, Head of Citi Basecamp TLV, Citi TLV
  • Debbie Brackeen, Managing Director, Global Head, Innovation Network, Citi
  • Amir Goldman, Managing Director, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE)
  • Avi Zeevi, Co-Founder and General Partner, Carmel Ventures

15:30-16:00: Networking Break

16:00-16:30: Keynote, Debby Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer at Citi: “Big Bank to Lean Start-Up – How Applying a Start-Up Mentality is Reshaping Traditional Banking”

16:30-17:10: Industry Panel, Building Leading FinTech Companies

  • Yuval Tal, Founder & President, Payoneer; Co-Founder, BorderFree

  • David Sosna, Founder & CEO, Personetics

  • Eileen Fagan, VP Innovation and Transformational Change Programs, Intuit

  • Avrom Gilbert, COO, Seeking Alpha

  • Yoni Assia, CEO & Founder, eToro

17:10-17:40: Keynote, Garry Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer at MasterCard: “How technology is disrupting commerce”

17:40-18:00: Q&A Session with Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Big Data Track

The Big Data track will focus on understanding the infrastructure aspects of the field, and on examples of key verticals that rely on Big Data to create applications and meet business needs. The track will include talks from industry leaders as well as presentations from up and coming Big Data start-ups.


14:00-14:10: Opening Remarks, Ronen Nir, General Partner, Carmel Ventures

Big Data Infrastructure

14:10-14:30: Big Data - Why Storage Matters? Alan Atkinson, VP Storage, Dell

14:30-14:50: Patricia Florrissi, VP & Global Chief Technology Officer for Sales at EMC

14:50-15:10: Michael Kemelmakher, VP, Head of HANA Co-Innovation Lab, HPAi, SAP Labs Israel

15:10-15:40: Industry Panel

  • Moderator: Ronen Nir, General Partner, Carmel Ventures
  • Salil Deshpande, General Partner, Bain Capital
  • Alan Atkinson, VP/GM Dell Storage
  • Ofer Bengal, CEO RedisLabs
  • William Vambenepe, Senior Product Manager, Google Cloud
  • Patricia Florrissi, VP & Global Chief Technology Officer for Sales at EMC

15:30-16:00: Networking Break

16:00-16:20: Startup Presentations

eCommerce and Big Data

16:20-16:40: Steve Tadelis, Senior Director eBay Research Lab - Big Data and eCommerce

16:40-16:55: Startup Presentations

CyberSecurity and Big Data

16:55-17:15: What is a Data Scientist and What Do They Do?, Yael Villa, CEO - RSA Israel

17:15-17:30: Startup Presentations

Big Data in the Industrial Sector

17:30-17:45: Big Data in the Works - Itay Yogev, Advanced Analytics Director at Intel Corporation

17:45-18:00: TBD – Brad Surak, General Manager, Industrial Internet Programs at GE Global Research

Keynote Speakers

Register Now - Only 400 NIS!

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About Carmel

Founded in 2000, Carmel Ventures manages approximately $600M across three funds. As one of Israel’s top tier VC firms, we invest in Israeli or Israeli related early stage companies and build global category leaders. Carmel invests across a number of key market segments including: Software, New Enterprise Infrastructure, FinTech, Big Data, Digital Media, Consumer Applications and Semiconductors.

Our team approaches the investment as a proactive, hands-on endeavor. Carmel Ventures typically leads or co-leads investments and take an active role on the Board of Directors while keeping a low ratio of companies per partner. With strong M&A and IPO experience, the Carmel team has backed a disproportional share of Israel’s category leaders that generate over $50M in annual revenues, including: Outbrain, ironSource, Payoneer, myThings and more.