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October 25th, 2017
Add to Calendar25-10-2017 09:0025-10-2017 18:00Asia/JerusalemJourney Demo 2018JOURNEY 2018, Israel's most prestigious annual business conference, is where you want to be! Don’t miss out on this unique conference which features startups and leading companies from the technology industry. Hilton Tel Aviv

JOURNEY 2018 will take place on October 17, 2018

JOURNEY 2017, Israel's most prestigious annual business conference, is where you want to be! Don’t miss out on this unique conference which features startups and leading companies from the technology industry. 

Everyone who is anyone will be there – from senior corporate executives and entrepreneurs to financial experts and world leading investors. Whether you have previously attended our JOURNEY conference or perhaps this is your first time, now is your chance to join some 2,000 participants who are looking to gain insight and inspiration from over 100  of the biggest names in the industry.

Time and again, we underestimate the significance and speed of disruptive innovation. Over the last 20 years, disruption has worked its way into every sphere of our lives, changing every sector in the industry, rebuilding and reshaping all fundamentals and creating new and exciting mega trends such as: mobility, cognitive computing and blockchain which are becoming an integral part of our lives.

The effects of disruption are beginning to extend far beyond the business world. Technology is disrupting and altering regulatory frameworks, corporate business models; society as a whole, relationships between governments and citizens- without a doubt technology disruption is calling into question fundamental aspects of human experience.

At a time when there are so many unknowns and no easy answers, we believe we must ask better questions. Join us at the 21st JOURNEY conference in order to amplify the signal rather than the noise, and see the connections, not just the dots.

And there is more… At the JOURNEY we will host, for the 6th time, our very own startup contest called THE PITCH. If you are a leading startup with a revolutionary idea and have what it takes to be our 2017 winner, make sure you apply now!

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and register now: October 25th, 2017 Hilton Tel-Aviv Hotel.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact: Omer.Massad@il.ey.com
 

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08:00 - 09:00 Hilton, Tel Aviv

Registration & gathering

09:00 - 10:30

THE PITCH

Live contest on stage - 7 selected entrepreneurs pitch new promising ventures, using multimedia, to attract 4 seasoned mentors - as well as compete for the votes of investors, professionals and peer-entrepreneurs in the audience. 
In partnership with IBM ,ESOP, Pitango Venture Capital, Poalim Hi-Tech, Amnon Gur and Qualcomm ventures.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 13:00

Opening plenary session

Plenary session: Welcome remarks and current state 
Speakers: Yoram Tietz (EY Israel), Joshua Kiernan (Latham & Watkins), Alona Bar On (Globes).
Opening presentation: Somewhere between the lie and the truth lies the truth: Yoram Tietz (EY Israel).
Fireside chat: Views from Sand Hill road – 8000 miles away and yet so near: Barry Eggers (Lightspeed Venture Partners) interviewed by Yoram Tietz (EY Israel).
Building a world where everyone eats well: Josh Tetrick (Hampton Creek).
Reflection by the founder of Costco - the future of retail: Jim Sinegal (Costco Wholesale Corporation) interviewed by Aaron Gershenberg (Silicon Valley Bank).
Top AI trends powering the industries of tomorrow: Matthew Howard (Norwest Venture Partners).

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Hall D

Blockchain, ICOs and the cryptocurrency evolution

The blockchain technology is revolutionizing the technology and financial world. Blockchain has the potential to change the way we contract, transact and conduct commercial activities that rely on third party verifications. 
Being a type of independent, transparent and permanent database coexisting in multiple locations, it is currently shared by a widespread community. It took the simplest blockchain implementation for Bitcoin to revolutionize the industry and become a game changer.
In the last two years, blockchain technology has generated a new phenomenon - the ICOs, which enable individuals to participate and hold digital assets on blockchain protocols. 
The speed at which companies are raising money through ICOs is overwhelming. From a few million in 2015 to over $1.2 billion to be raised in 2017, ICOs have created a viable alternative for raising funds. 
The popular trend has made people excited as well as concerned Is this the future of funding or is it a period of inflated valuation? 
However, the lack of regulation and governance characterized the ICOs in "Blockchain 1.0" will likely change in light of the recent regulation announcements worldwide.
Can Israel become the market leader of the "Blockchain 2.0" era? Can Israel make blockchain the next economic growth engine? 
In this panel you will hear about the integration of blockchain technology in the Israeli market, and how entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders can take part in this new evolution…

14:00 - 15:00 Hall E

Cooking deals in the foodtech arena

Innovation underpins almost every aspect of our daily lives. In a country with limited resources, restricted water supply and little land, farmers have been forced to be innovative from day one. Ag tech has been there from the beginning. 
Taking it to a different level, the food industry is dynamic, diverse and creative causing society to become more and more aware of the links between food processing, health and well-being. Respectively, the food's interaction with technology gives an innovative response to the changing consumer demands.
You are welcome to join this panel if you are interested in hearing about what's cooking in the food tech arena, understand how technology is changing the food business and how AI, Big Data and machine learning have become a part of the menu.

14:00 - 15:00 Hall C

From start-up nation to cyber nation

As technology becomes deeply integrated into our lives, we become more and more dependent on it. Our cell phones, for example, which contain most of our information, represent how technology may take control over our personal worlds. The more data we upload onto our devices, the more our privacy is at risk. Financial services, telecom, manufacturing, insurance and shopping – are all services which can be a target to cybernetic attack. This is the reason why the cyber-field continues to play a major role in the Israeli High-Tech ecosystem. Realizing the significance of investing in this field, Israel has taken substantial steps in order to protect the cyberspace. It has created one of the top cyber and tech sectors in the world and has become a leading startup nation and hub for innovation and excellence. The impressive price tags of recent M&As in the field are more than likely to stay justified in the coming years, as technology develops extremely rapidly, simultaneously to the need of being protected from threats.

14:00 - 15:00 Hall B

IPOs and M&As - state of the industry from leading bankers' points of view

Until recently, the IPO market has been considered weak. Many technology companies preferred to raise money from private sources thereby increasing the gap between public and private fair value. Recently however, we have seen some recovery, while more and more companies are turning to the public market. The opportunities of the M&A market are still huge and are expected to serve as the ultimate alternative for companies seeking to perform an exit. 2017 has been one of the best M&A years in the Israeli market, a growth which is expected to continue in the upcoming year as well. 
The JOURNEY will gather leading tech bankers and leading professionals to share their views on the potential of next year’s global M&As as well as on the US public market.

15:00 - 16:00 Hall G

The journey to an autonomous car

Everything must move! The automotive industry has been experiencing significant disruptions arising from technological and social trends such as electric, autonomous, smart mobility and shared economy. These trends are undermining the foundations of the business models employed by established players. The recent digitization of mobility has required new competences which have already been developed in Israel in other fields including those targeting military defense applications or Big Data applications for intelligence services. The Israeli automotive and smart mobility industry is becoming an innovation lab for the movements connected with electric, autonomous and smart mobility.

15:00 - 16:00

Embed technology into marketing or quit

The days of static, rigid marketing are over! Marketing is quickly responding with AI, Big Data and Intelligence techniques, allowing marketers to continuously monitor and adjust marketing operations to address the ever-changing business battle zone.
This digital marketing panel will host a group of marketing professionals, innovative marketing technologies CEOs and investors. They will shed light on present-day advanced marketing technologies, discuss the importance of marketing agility, and share predictions for the future of Marketing Tech.

15:00 - 16:00 Hall A

3:00pm - 4:00pm Artificial intelligence - the 4th industrial revolution

The massive amount of data that is being accumulated needs to be deciphered and Al provides the ultimate solution.
Artificial intelligence is a game-changer for all; individuals, companies, businesses and service providers are all at the forefront of a huge leap forward due to rapid developments in machine learning, data mining and cognitive computing.
The digital revolution has created the fuel to feed the AI engine which holds new opportunities. While some consider it to have positive effects such as improved processes, results and performances, others claim that AI will eventually replace humans in the value chain. As such, the interaction of AI technology with the material world might lead to a revolution known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Join us in this panel to learn from top VCs and tech companies about how AI will eventually enable us to work and live better, smarter and faster.

15:00 - 16:00 Hall F

Artificial intelligence - the 4th industrial revolution

The massive amount of data that is being accumulated needs to be deciphered and Al provides the ultimate solution. 
Artificial intelligence is a game-changer for all; individuals, companies, businesses and service providers are all at the forefront of a huge leap forward due to rapid developments in machine learning, data mining and cognitive computing. 
The digital revolution has created the fuel to feed the AI engine which holds new opportunities. While some consider it to have positive effects such as improved processes, results and performances, others claim that AI will eventually replace humans in the value chain. As such, the interaction of AI technology with the material world might lead to a revolution known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Join us in this panel to learn from top VCs and tech companies about how AI will eventually enable us to work and live better, smarter and faster.

16:00 - 17:00 Main Hall

Closing plenary session

Pre announcement: Dr. Shuki Gleitman (GIBF Fund & Guangzhou Innovation).

THE PITCH 2017 winner announcement.

Fireside chat: What’s Israel’s next golden touch?
Dr. Erel Margalit (JVP) interviewed by Yoram Tietz (EY Israel).

Closing panel: The time capsule - leading entrepreneurs, investors and professionals share their forecast on the Israeli hi-tech industry in 2018.
Catch your seat in our "Time Capsule" ride! A journey in our time machine will give you the opportunity to get a unique glance into the future, from the point of view of the leading figures in the Israeli technology ecosystem. 
You will meet experienced entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, VCs, angles and professionals who will give a one minute speech on their vision for the upcoming year in the Israeli high-tech industry. 
What will the upcoming year in the Israeli high-tech industry bring? Which opportunities and trends will take place? Which innovations will be introduced? Where will the Journey take you in 5 years from now? All of these and more will be addressed in our special closing panel.

17:00 - 18:00 Main Hall

Live VC band and lots of beer

Conference fees

Type Fee
 Early registration fee (until August 31st)
 650 NIS
 Standard registration fee
 750 NIS
 On-site registration fee*
 850 NIS
 Start-up fee
 450 NIS
 Group fee
 600 NIS

*A fixed price for registration on the day of the event. No discounts will be provided.

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