The CyberTech 2014 conference and exhibition will provide a platform for dozens of major companies alongside young startups, on January 27-28 at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center. The exhibition will be opened by the Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, accompanied by other speakers who will take part and lecture in the exhibition: Gil Swaid CEO and founder of CheckPoint, Steven Mills Senior Vice President of IBM, Brian Palma Senior Vice President of Cisco, Art Coviello Vice President of EMC, Eugene Kaspersky Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Labs, and many other senior executives.

Taking part in the conference, alongside those mentioned above, are senior officials of the Israeli information security and cyber industry, including: Dr. Evyatar Matanya Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Rami Efrati Director of the Civilian Division in the Bureau, Yoav Tzruya Partner at JVP, Orna Berry Vice President of EMC, Rick Kaplan General Manager of IBM Israel, Erez Kreiner CEO of Cyber-Rider and Yoram Hacohen, the former Head of The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA).

Alongside the exhibition, sessions will be held discussing trends and developments at the forefront of cyber technology, with the participation of many seniors of the global cyber industry. The conference and exhibition is organized by IsraelDefense, in sponsorship with the National Cyber Bureau, and will be attended by delegations from around the globe – United States, Britain and dozens of countries from Asia, Europe, South America and Australia. All this is done in order to bring together the cyber community, for the benefit of mutual learning and the promotion of cyber defense technologies.

“Israeli companies continue to innovate in many areas of technology, and this conference is a unique 1st of its kind event sure to attract major international attention,” said entrepreneur Ron Hershco.

Among the companies taking part in the exhibition: CheckPoint, IBM, Verint, Cisco, Symantec, Kaspersky, Vemma, JVP, Elbit Systems and more.

During the conference, JVP, one of Israel’s leading venture capital funds, is expected to announce the Cybertition – the first ever Israeli cyber-security competition to identify the most promising idea for a new cyber security startup. The winner will receive a $1 million investment to kick start the development of the company. The Cybertition offers aspiring entrepreneurs the ability to fast-track the standard deal flow process and secure a spot in JVP Cyber Labs – JVP’s early stage investment vehicle dedicated to cyber-security startups.

“This competition allows startups at the earliest stage of development, even with just an idea, to access the guidance, expertise and networks necessary to build global, market-leading companies. It’s a chance to ‘fast-forward’ a startup with a concept that can truly revolutionize the industry,” said Gadi Tirosh, General Partner of JVP. Our Cybertition is fast-tracking the next generation of successful cyber security entrepreneurs to help bring urgently needed cyber-solutions to this increasingly critical field.”

In addition, two additional winners will be elected in the CyberTech 2014 startup competition during the conference. The winning companies will be granted a workshop, funded by the Merage Foundation, which will take place in the United States in March. The winners will be elected by Israel Defense and the National Cyber Bureau.

Throughout the exhibition, dozens of startup companies will be showcasing at the Startup Pavilion. The companies will present their company profile to the attending crowd on the pavilion’s chance to speak podium.



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