•   Boston Digital Industrial Group

    A meetup for entrepreneurs and corporate innovators interested in industrial applications of frontier technologies: IoT, AR/VR, edge computing, AI/ML, and more.

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    [Partner Event] Agile Manufacturing Summit

    Tulip, a Boston-based startup, is holding an Agile Manufacturing Summit on May 6 which will bring together a community of pioneers at the forefront of the digital transformation in manufacturing. Connect with other curious, relentless manufacturing professionals for a day of collaboration, workshops, and conversation with industry leaders.

    Companies like Schneider Electric, New Balance and Smith and Nephew will be attending, as well as advanced manufacturing startups like Onshape, Vention, and Formlabs.

    Tickets are only $50 when you use the promo code: bostondig

    Learn More and Sign Up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agile-manufacturing-summit-tickets-59086047960

    NOTE: please ONLY sign up and RSVP through the Eventbrite link above (NOT through Meetup), and don't forget to use promo code: bostondig for your discounted ticket.

  • Past Events

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    How Data and Blockchain are Transforming Supply Chains​

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    Logistics and supply chain is a $1.5 trillion market, representing 10% of the US GDP.


    It touches most parts of our lives, from the medicines that heal us to our coffee in the morning. The industry is being re-invented by a combination of technologies, including better and cheaper sensors which allow large volumes of data to be collected on what's actually happening, new machine learning algorithms for making sense of this data, and decentralizing technologies like blockchain and smart contracts that remove overhead and allow more intelligence and security at the edge.


    Please join us at our next meetup where innovators from all over the global supply chain discuss what the future holds. Stay tuned for more updates!


    6:00-6:30 pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
    6:30-7:30 pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
    7:30-8:30 pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking

    This event is being generously hosted by Skyhook.




    Juan Huertas

    Eximchain - Co-Founder/ CTO

    Eximchain is focused on bringing blockchain technology to Supply chain sourcing, logistics, and financing. Eximchain envisions a global supply chain where buyers can easily verify supplier reliability and reputation through information shared across a common ledger.

    Ultimately Eximchain's goal is to allow companies to visualize their entire supply chains, build rules-based applications, and open the door for suppliers to have access to the credit they need to fulfill orders. Since 2015, Juan has been simultaneously working on Distributed Systems and privacy offerings on Blockchain whilst pursuing a degree in Computer Science at MIT.

    His focus since 2016 has been Eximchain, where Mr. Huertas is leading the effort to deploy the first privacy-focused, enterprise-ready blockchain ecosystem to serve as a highway for the global supply chain.


    Sudhir Korrapati

    Verizon Labs - Senior Consultant Product Management

    Sudhir manages solutions for Smart Cities and Enterprise Applications that leverage connected sensors to solve problems in a variety of end industries. In his past life, he developed products that helped innovate solutions such as Digital Cameras, Ultrasound Machines, Cellular Base Stations, Handheld Devices among others. He held leadership roles in the past in different functional areas such as design, strategy, architecture, and marketing. Sudhir holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and is a Fellow of the System Design and Management program at MIT.


    Nick Knellinger 

    Skyhook - Director of Product

    Nick has more than 10 years of international experience in mobile, emerging, and digital marketing technologies. He currently serves as the Director of Product at Skyhook, a location intelligence company. In this role, he drives product development for Skyhook's core Precision Location hybrid positioning system and Contextual intelligence mobile products.


    David J. Mazar

    Boeing HorizonX - Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations

    David J. Mazar is the Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations for Boeing HorizonX. In this role, he leads a team of analysts tasked with finding and implementing disruptive and above plan growth initiatives as well as providing financial and diligence and pipeline development support for Corporate Venture Investment (CVI) activities. David leads market assessment activities in emerging areas for the Boeing Company and competitive intelligence/analysis efforts in emerging markets. In addition, he leads the operational planning and budgetary efforts for Boeing HorizonX.

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    Smart Cities - Utility

    Boston, MA


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    Welcome to the second event in our Smart Cities Series, where the topic this time is Smart Utilities. Power, water, sewer, and other utilities are fundamental infrastructures required to support our modern communities and neighborhoods. As urban areas grow, we are faced with a question: Can we leverage data to understand a city as a holistic system, build a smarter city that is more sustainable, and better plan for future growth? Please join us as innovators from public and private sectors share their experiences utilizing data in applications such as optimizing electricity and gas delivery, improving water management, and enhancing communication robustness. Stay tuned for more updates!



    6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
    6:30-7:30pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
    7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking

    This event is being generously hosted by CDM Smith.




    Mike Nelson

    Boston Water and Sewer Commision - Director of Engineering

    Mike is the Director of Engineering at Boston Water and Sewer Commission. His previous experience in the water and sewer industry includes public works management in a mid-size Massachusetts community and private consulting. BWSC is committed to tackling issues of climate change, aging infrastructure in one of America’s oldest cities, and green initiatives by supporting developing technology across a variety of platforms.


    Matthew Goss

    CDM Smith – Vice President / Technical Strategy Leader (Infrastructure & Energy)

    Matt brings over 15 years of experience as a design engineer, project manager and strategy leader, located in CDM Smith’s Latham, New York office. A licensed professional engineer, certified energy manager, certified energy auditor, certified demand side manager and LEED accredited professional, Matt is experienced in the design and analysis of HVAC, piping, building mechanical and energy systems for industrial, commercial, educational, municipal and federal sector clients.


    Alex Bedig

    OptiRTC - Co-Founder/ VP of Information & Technology

    Opti is an environmental outcomes company focused on delivering improved water quality, preventing localized flooding, and reducing combined sewer overflows through adaptive control of stormwater storage systems. Mr. Bedig is driven to deploy market-valued, observation-based environmental information services because he believes developing new valuations of verifiable environmental behaviors can improve environmental justice outcomes. He joined Geosyntec Consultants in 2009 to lead research and software development on the project that would become the Opti Platform. Since 2010, he has been simultaneously working on Opti and pursuing a doctorate in Hydro Informatics at Tufts University. His doctoral research focuses on the discovery of publicly available hydrologic data sets. Mr. Bedig holds an MS in Water Resources Engineering and a BS in Engineering Science from Tufts University.


    Amos Epstein

    Tank Utility - CEO and Co-founder
    Tank Utility offers a turn-key connected metering platform for propane and heating oil tanks. Fuel delivery companies can eliminate more than 40% of supply chain cost by using actual fuel tank level to schedule deliveries. Amos first worked with remotely-connected energy data as a Product Manager at EnerNOC, the world’s largest provider of demand response energy management services. Between leaving EnerNOC in 2011 and joining Tank Utility in 2015, Amos helped bring several connected-data products to market including mobile network congestion management as a service (as CTO of SwayMarkets), mobile network acceleration (as Dir. of Product for Kwicr), and smart irrigation systems (as Dir. of Product for Banyan Water).

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    Enterprise Data: Moving from Passive Collection to Actionable Insights

    Please join us for our next meetup where we will explore how industrial companies and solution providers are working to evolve data management strategies.

    As companies are faced with data from more sources than ever - IoT, edge computing, digital-twin models, etc., there is a growing need to move from passively storing all data from everywhere to capturing and processing meaningful data to produce actionable insights. While the ownership of data is shifting from IT as an overhead function to a direct or core business role, new personnel requirements and organizational structures must be addressed. Additionally, new internal processes need to exist to take advantage of emerging tools and capabilities that can de-silo data, efficiently perform hands-off analysis, and quickly deliver results.

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    50 Milk Street, Boston, MAs


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    6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
    6:30-7:30pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
    7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking

    This event is being generously hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton and sponsored by GE Ventures



    John D. Hannick

    Booz Allen Hamilton - Senior Data Strategist, Strategic Innovation Group

    JD Hannick is a leader in Booz Allen Hamilton’s NextGeneration Analytics team within the Strategic Innovation Group. His work focuses on strategy development, data science and analytics, alliance management, and technology strategy. Mr. Hannick has consulted global Fortune 100 organizations in sports and entertainment, travel and hospitality, retail, financial services, technology, and non-profits in a wide array of analyses including predictive pricing, customer segmentation, financial due diligence, investment decisions, public relations strategies, and organizational design. As part of his work, he has assisted clients in forming strategic initiatives, developing thought leadership, and applying data strategy to core business functions. Mr. Hannick earned a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Boston College. He also holds an advanced leadership certificate from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management.


    Ashish Jain

    GE Ventures Avitas - Managing Director, Data Sciences 

    Ashish helps incubator companies build high-performance teams that leverage Advanced Data Analytics and Deep Learning to create competitive offerings. Previously, he has led product and services innovation teams that won over $350M in new business just in the last three years. He started his career with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) as a Research Scientist in the Information Analysis and Services Group. He holds 6 US Patents and an extensive list of peer-reviewed publications. Ashish has a PhD in Logic Programming from Case Western Reserve University, MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from the Wharton School, and BS in Computer Engineering and Science from IIT Kanpur.


    Marty Falaro

    Wasabi - Vice President, Sales & Alliances

    As the Vice President of Sales and Alliances at Wasabi, Marty has more than 25+ years of customer-facing experience in sales and business development. He has been fortunate to be a part of some great companies from early stage start-ups, to rapidly growing midsize companies, to top 5 technology industry titans. In his career, he has held leadership roles at Lotus (now IBM), PictureTel (now Polycom), and Cisco. Over the prior 10 years, he held senior sales & business development roles at Oracle, Acme Packet, and Covergence. Acme was acquired by Oracle in 2013.

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    Smart Cities, Transportation​ - Tue Aug 15th

    Boston, MA


    Welcome to our first of a series of events focusing on Smart Cities - this one covers Transportation. The next generation of smart vehicles, including autonomous ones, requires wholly new infrastructure and a new approach to urban planning. Innovators who are startup founders, urban planners, infrastructure builders, and policy makers will share their observations on how to support the movement of people, fleets, and goods in a smart city. Stay tuned for more updates!



    6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
    6:30-7:30pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
    7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking

    This event is being generously hosted by CDM Smith.




    Nigel Jacob

    City of Boston - Co-chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics


    Nigel’s work is about making urban life better via innovative, people-oriented applications of technology and design. He was also previously the Urban Technologist in Residence at Living Cities, a philanthropic collaboration of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, is currently a board member at many social impact organizations, including the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, Cities of Service and is an Executive-in-Residence at Boston University. Nigel is also currently a 2017 Barr Fellow and an Innovation Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy. This ground breaking work has earned Nigel a number of awards including being named a Public Official of the year by Governing Magazine, a Whitehouse Champion of Change, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award and most recently the MassTLC Distinguished Leadership award.


    Ben Ritchey

    CDM Smith - Project Manager


    Mr. Ritchey brings 30 years of transportation research-related experience primarily for U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and transportation industry. He is versed in strategy and policy options development, technology application in operations and policies. Recently, he supported the City of Columbus’ successful bid of the USDOT Smart City Challenge. His involvement ranged from vision and work plan development to implementation of the Smart Columbus program. Additionally, he has managed a number of Congressional Studies for USDOT. He is responsible for CDM Smith’s transportation practice for USDOT.


    Cassius Jones

    Smarking - Head of Enterprise Accounts


    Cassius is the Head of Enterprise Accounts at Smarking, a business intelligence platform focused on solving the parking problem by digitizing the world's parking inventory. As an early employee, Cassius helped Smarking attain it's first clients. Today he is tasked with leading the firms growth efforts, managing strategic accounts, and guiding product development. Before joining the parking industry, Cassius spent several years working as an analyst in the financial services industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the College of William and Mary and enjoys beating his data-science-minded colleagues in board games.


    Kris Alexander

    Akamai Technologies - Sr Director Market Strategy


    Kris leads market strategy working closely with customers to understand key trends driving their businesses, drives industry thought leadership and innovation around forward looking market trends in areas such as Connected Cars, Big Data, Financial Services, IoT, Gaming, eCommerce, and more. Kris joined Akamai in 1994 as the Senior Product Manager who created and launched the Akamai Media Delivery Solution. He became Product Line Director for Media and Software, where he developed multiple strategies and managed many teams to successfully launch many new solutions and products that have enabled hundreds of businesses to provide high quality streaming, OTT, online software, and connected devices. He holds a BS in Engineering from Northeastern University, BS in Business from Northeastern University, and an MBA from Babson College.

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    Smart Buildings and Construction - Tue June 27th

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
    6:00 PM


    470 Atlantic Ave
    Boston, MA

    In this meetup, we will explore how technology is being applied to design, construction, and management of buildings and related properties. We will have brief presentations from startups developing these technologies, as well as the building design and management groups who are their end customers. Per our usual format, food will be provided and there will be ample time for networking before and after the panels/Q&A.


    To RSVP, please use this link: RSVP via Eventbrite



    6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
    6:30-7:30pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
    7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking This event is being generously hosted by EYP, Inc. Architecture & Engineering




    Jeffrey Schantz
    EYP, Inc - Science & Technology Sector Leader


    Jeff Schantz is Sector Leader of Science + Technology at EYP Inc., a national Architecture and Engineering firm. He has over 25 years' experience designing landmark facilities for college and universities, research institutions, federal government agencies, biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients all over the world. His expertise includes facilities for convergence science, engineering, applied sciences, high containment biosafety, public health, nanotechnology, academic medical centers, animal facilities, materials sciences, and cleanroom and teaching labs.


    Michael Gresty
    Rifiniti - CEO


    As CEO and co-founder of Rifiniti, Michael Gresty is a passionate advocate for using data-driven decisions to optimize the world’s workplaces, saving time, space, and money while improving collaboration, engagement, and profitability. With more than 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across multiple sectors, Michael is also a frequent speaker on the science behind workplace optimization. His clients have included Akamai, Boston Scientific, BNY Mellon, Capital One, Chubb, Cisco, EMC, ExxonMobil, Fidelity, Lenovo, LinkedIn, Oracle, SAP, TimeWarner and Uber. As Rifiniti CEO he is responsible for setting strategic priorities and leading the company’s business development and partner initiatives. Michael received his Architecte DPLG from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. He also holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Cape Town.


    Adam Jackson
    Stanley Ventures - Investment Manager


    As an Investment Manager at Stanley Ventures, Adam is responsible for searching out new and innovative technology businesses that are strategically relevant to Stanley Black & Decker throughout its Tools, Infrastructure, Security, Fastening and Oil and Gas business units. Before joining Stanley Ventures Adam spent 10 years as a Venture Capitalist in the telecommunications industry with Argo Global Capital and High Clover Capital deploying over $75M in equity in over 20 early- and mid-stage investments through 60+ financings, 10 M&A events, 1 IPO and participation on 10 boards as either a director or observer. Adam takes a very hands-on approach with each of his investments believing strongly that investors in early stage companies must be willing to take on an operational role within each investment for success to be achieved.


    Brendan Dowdall
    Concrete Sensors - CEO, founder


    Prior to founding Concrete Sensors, Brendan worked in commercial construction - building everything from schools to offices and restaurants. He is passionate about looking at problems in the industry from all angles and finding solutions that reduce time and money for contractors. To that end, Concrete Sensors is focused on using real-time data from construction sites to reduce risk and manage processes for general contractors. Brendan was the recipient of the 2013 ConstrucTech Gold Vision Award and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College.


    Albert Zulps
    Skanska USA - Regional Director, Virtual Design & Construction


    Albert, AIA, is a VDC director within Skanska USA Building's Innovative Construction Solutions group. He has helped to advance the widespread use of emerging technologies, including pioneering Building Information Modeling (BIM) based radio frequency identification (RFID) material tracking of precast concrete at MetLife Stadium and is now testing technologies to advance the smart job site. Albert is a licensed architect and NYC site safety manager, and served as a marine engineering officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

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    IoT for Healthcare & Life Sciences​

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    6:30 PM


    Foley Hoag
    155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA (map)

    Join us to learn how IoT and digital technologies are transforming healthcare and life sciences. Innovators from startups, technology providers, and large enterprises will share their best practices and challenges they are facing.


    6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
    6:30-7:30pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
    7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking.


    This event has been generously sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker, Foley Hoag LLP, and First Star Ventures.


    Confirmed Presenters


    Bev Hardy

    Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

    Bev Hardy is an Innovation Strategy Manager at Brigham Digital Innovation Hub focused on bridging the gap between strategic hospital challenges and high-potential startups. A product manager by training, she has a passion for bringing together diverse stakeholders and needs to create innovative solutions. Prior to iHub she worked at athenahealth, Rue La La and Corporate Executive Board. Based on her experiences with process improvement and digital solutions outside healthcare, her interests are around strategizing what principles and processes can be adapted to our industry. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a secondary concentration in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.


    Harry Schechter 

    Founder & CEO, TempAlert

    Harry Schechter specializes in creating unique, innovative, and reliable technology. His greatest talent lies in formulating creative solutions on which businesses are built. Harry holds over 6 United States Patents for his work at TempAlert where he also received Connected World Magazine's 2011 Entrepreneurs Award and the Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 award. Harry received a BS in Applied Science from Miami University in Oxford, OH and an MBA from MIT where he was a Sloan Fellow and returns as a regular guest lecturer.

    Nitin Gujral

    Director of Software Engineering, Boston Children’s Hospital

    Nitin Gujral leads teams in digital health and innovation with an aim to accelerate and develop disruptive solutions for improving clinical workflows and health care delivery for patients. With over 16 years of experience in software engineering and a passion in information and digital technologies, he has led the architecture and technical design of various solutions across health care and financial industries.
    He has a BS in Electronics and an MBA plus MSIT from University of Massachusetts, Boston. A geek at heart he is an avid explorer and evanglist of upcoming digital technologies.

    Andrew Johnston 

    Digital Innovation, Schneider Electric

    Andrew Johnston leads digital business design at Schneider Electric, from new market and opportunity identification to product delivery. He's also the founder of Intractable Ventures, an early-stage investor and soft/hardware development shop focused on infrastructure networks. Prior to this he co-founded SwayMarkets (sold) and held various product, sales, and operations roles with early and growth stage technology companies. He graduated from MIT with an MS, Computer Science and MBA, and from Dartmouth with graduate and undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering.


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    AR and Intelligent Manufacturing - co-hosting with Boston AR

    Thu, April 27, 2017
    6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

    140 Kendrick Street
    Needham, MA 02494 (View Map)

    Join us to learn how frontier technologies like Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Drones, and Cloud Computing are working together to add intelligence to manufacturing!


    Food and drink will be provided by PTC!



    6:00-6:45pm: Doors open - networking and demos

    6:45-8:00pm: Intelligent Manufacturing

    Presenters TBD

    8:00-8:30pm: Member announcements, more demos, and networking.

    8:30pm: After party beers somewhere nearby


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    First Meetup - March 22nd

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    6:00 PM

    CIC Boston, Room Lighthouse East

    20th Floor
    50 Milk St, Boston, MA

    Join us for our initial group meetup as we explore what the "digital industrial" movement means. At this event, we will begin to shape our understanding of this broad landscape through a panel of speakers consisting of both startups and large enterprises across the value chain. We will hear how they are actively developing solutions, engaging in partnerships, and addressing related challenges in this emerging space.


    6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments

    6:30-7:00pm Talks from corporate and startups panel members (~10 minutes each)

    7:00-7:30pm Moderated panel with generous time for Q&A

    7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout outs, followed by networking


    Confirmed Presenters


    Michael M. Campbell
    EVP, ThingWorx Platform

    Michael (Mike) Campbell is Executive Vice President, ThingWorx Platform at PTC. In this role, Mr. Campbell leads Product Strategy and Product Management for the ThingWorx Industrial IoT Platform, including Industrial Connectivity, Analytics, Application Enablement, Utilities and the Human/Platform Interface (ranging from desktop to mobile to Augmented Reality experiences).


    Matt Mills

    Dir of Supply Chain Solutions, Resilinc

    Matt Mills is the Director of Supply Chain Solutions at Resilinc where he helps companies build resilient supply chains and allows them to drive competitive advantage through risk management excellence. Prior to Resilinc, Matt held various risk management, operations and finance roles at high technology companies such as Dell, EMC, and Flextronics. He holds a bachelor's from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Duke University and is also an associate member at the Business Continuity Institute.


    Neil Gupta

    Founder, BostonAR

    Neil Gupta is the Founder of BostonAR, a nonprofit augmented reality accelerator whose mission is to grow the AR ecosystem in Massachusetts and beyond. Outside of BostonAR, Neil consults on advanced technology strategy and implementation with companies in various industries including consumer neuroscience, professional sports, and agriculture. Prior to founding BostonAR, Neil worked at Draper Labs where he was a founding member of the Sembler innovation office. At Draper, Neil also worked on projects related to augmented reality and wearables, advised internal projects on commercial opportunities, built analytical frameworks for opportunities in the energy sector, and worked on the DreamChaser space shuttle.

    Neil holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and Stanford University, respectively, and completed the Ignite program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


    Yuval Marcus
    Tulip Interfaces

    Yuval Marcus runs operations and finance at Tulip where he works with Fortune 500 manufacturers helping them digitally transform their factory floors. Prior to Tulip, Yuval spent a decade in investment banking and venture capital, advising early and growth stage technology companies. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

  • Sponsors


    First Star partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine intelligence.



    PTC is a global technology provider of the leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions transform how companies create, operate, and service products.

    Stanley Black & Decker

    Stanley Black & Decker is a world-leading provider of tools and storage, commercial electronic security and engineered fastening systems, with unique growth platforms and a track record of sustained profitable growth.