Network

THE TEAM

TAMI WARSHAVSKI                        Shenkar

TAMI WARSHAVSKI                        Shenkar

Head of the Innovation Center ACT Shenkar, Tami Warshavski holds a Master degree in Business Design (MBD). Tami is a design visionaire and the Coordinator of various EU projects promoting the global role of design and creative leadership as drivers for innovation, including: Tempus IDEA (2012—2015) and Erasmus+ Capacity Building - CLEVER (2015-2018), as well as partner in Tempus IRIS project aiming to develop the sector internationalization. Tami is responsible for the entire research, IP, commercialization and entrepreneurship programs at the college. She is also the coordinator of the Creative Business Cup competition in Israel and a member of the managing board of the National Global Entrepreneurship Week NGO.

RIKI GHINDES                                     Shenkar

RIKI GHINDES                                     Shenkar

Riki Ghindes holds a BA in Textile Design from Shenkar Engineering. Design. Art and lectures in the Fashion and Textile departments as well as in the Innovation Center ACT Shenkar.
Riki Ghindes is an expert in design and innovation, former Corporate VP for Design and the development of products and innovation at Delta Galil.
An internationally recognized design and innovation expert, she is among others a consultant to the Japanese MUJI Corporation, a leader in lingerie.

LINA CALAVRES                                 Shenkar

LINA CALAVRES                                 Shenkar

Project Coordinator ACT Shenkar, Lina Calavres holds a BA in Business Management and Psychology from Tel-Aviv University. Her experience combines various areas related to the promotion of entrepreneurship : building training programs for entrepreneurs, consulting to Israeli stat-ups and entrepreneurs, project management of pan-European program aimed at promoting technology-based international cooperation under the Israeli Ministry of Economy.

ELAD PERSOV                                     Bezalel

ELAD PERSOV                                     Bezalel

Elad Persov - A Design Manager, graduate of Pratt Institute, New York. Head of the Design Management Program at Bezalel's MDes program. A PhD candidate at the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. Elad is the research leader at the DESURBS Designing Safer Urban Spaces co funded by the 7th Framework. He is also a member at the COST TU1203 Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning. Elad worked as a designer and later as a business consultant in a multidisciplinary management firm. He currently teaches three courses and is the thesis advisor of the design management program. He developed a unique syllabus and teaching modules for designers in the fields of business strategy, marketing, economics, financial reporting, research methods, ethics, and other related fields. He is a Member of Israel's National Design committee and a member of Bezalel's Senate.

DR. YONA WEITZ                                 Bezalel

DR. YONA WEITZ                                 Bezalel

Dr. Yona Weitz is a Lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, teaching in the undergraduate History and Theory department and the M.Des Industrial Design programme. Together with Elad Persov she developed teaching and researching user-based experience modules for design and design management. In addition she has supervised several researches in the field. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has extensive field experience specializing in issues of identity, memory and place as socio-political fields of action, as well as in human based research for design, design management and urban spatial planning. Also, she is a research fellow in the Bezalel MDes team for the European Union consortium "DESURBS: Designing Safer Urban Spaces, part of the Seventh Framework Programme".

Prof. MOSHE CAINE             Hadassah College

Prof. MOSHE CAINE             Hadassah College

Chair of the department of Photographic Communication (PC)
Moshe Caine has had over 35 years of experience in both the commercial media and academic world.
One of the pioneers in the multimedia industry in Israel, Moshe established one of the first multimedia companies in Jerusalem, which he ran for 20 years. In parallel, Moshe has lectured extensively in several academic institutions for over three decades.

Moshe’s expertise revolves round the application of advanced photographic, imaging and interactive media technologies for the conservation, preservation, restoration and presentation of cultural heritage.

Prof. MICHAEL BERMAN       Hadassah College

Prof. MICHAEL BERMAN       Hadassah College

Michael Berman is Head of Computers in Medicine at the Computer Science Department and Chair of the Authority for Research & Development.
Michael is the author of scientific publications in scientific journals, books and conferences, and in addition to his academic positions, he spent over 20 years in the industry. During this period he established and secured funding for 4 new technology entities from scratch, one centre in Switzerland, one centre in Israel, both at Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), and two startup companies in Israel. These entities have produced innovative technologies and products.

Dr. HANAN MAOZ                        Sapir College

Dr. HANAN MAOZ                        Sapir College

Dr. Hanan Maoz is a senior lecturer in Sapir College in the Technology-Marketing Department and in Tel-Aviv University at the Industrial Engineering Department. Dr. Maoz is leading the ERASMUS+ international projects operations in Sapir College with wide range of education initiatives and services for students, lecturers and the community surround.
Dr. Maoz main academic research focuses on Management of ICT, including applied research in Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Applications, Cloud Computing, Software Investments and ICT for Education. During the past few years, Dr. Maoz initiated few Industry-Academic-Circles in various in Israel and in Europe, to build new international curricula and research, based on constructivist approaches with distance –Learning activities.

Dr. RONEN ARBEL                       Sapir College

Dr. RONEN ARBEL                       Sapir College

Dr. Ronen Arbel is specialized in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His main research and educational efforts are directed into understanding how Entrepreneurs build successful independent business in the new connected and collaborating open world.

Dr. MEIR ENGLERT                     Sapir College

Dr. MEIR ENGLERT                     Sapir College

Dr. Meir Englert is Head of the Technological Marketing Department in Sapir College. Previously, Dr. Englert was a visiting professor in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, teaching post graduates technology management and strategies.
Dr. Englert completed his doctorate at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany and gained years of management experience in marketing management and technology innovation in large industrial firms, where he built his interdisciplinary orientation for bridging the gaps among Technology investments, Business and social needs, and education implications.

RUTHY SOLOMON                       Sapir College

RUTHY SOLOMON                       Sapir College

Ruth Salomon holds a BA in Education and Psychology and an MA in Educational Technology, and a knowledgeable member in Tempus/Erasmus+ projects in Sapir College, where she is supporting the creations of selective social and distance learning capabilities and methods.
Ruth gained large experience in deploying and implementing E-learning Technologies in various academics educational projects in schools and colleges throughout Israel: e.g. serving as an integrator of Learning Technologies in the National LLL department (Adult education) and also at the department for Gifted children.
During years of experience in training teachers to leverage technology into curricula, she has implemented social media aspects of constructivist

AYELET CALAF                         Sapir College

AYELET CALAF                         Sapir College

Ayelet Calaf holds a BA. In Technology and Marketing with a wide range of understanding and experience in organizational behaviour and international projects. Her main interest is to utilize educational efforts on how skilled people with diverse backgrounds and cultural values can work together effectively and efficiently in a social technology communicated world.
Few important aspects of her projects experience is practicing and applying how distance learning models and tools can enable interaction among groups in international HEI projects.

HODAYA NISSANI                        Sapir College

HODAYA NISSANI                        Sapir College

Hodaya Nissani is an undergraduate student, completing her studies in technology marketing fields.
Her practice and internship efforts are focussed on the health-care industry and entrepreneurship.
Hodaya is a project coordinator in the International Programs Office at Sapir College.

DR. YIFAT REUVENI                             COMAS

DR. YIFAT REUVENI                             COMAS

Yifat Reuveni holds a PhD from McGill university on the New Economy, and is lecturer and researcher in the area of social and finance entrepreneurship and alternative business and finance models at Recanati business school in Tel-Aviv university and COMAS business school. She leads practicum courses where students join forces with entrepreneurs and colleagues from Israel and abroad in order to build innovative new models for business and society.

HILA NEUBACH                                     Lahav

HILA NEUBACH                                     Lahav

Hila Neubach is Legal Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs at LAHAV. Hila brings on stage a thorough understanding of the Israeli self-employed and SMEs regulatory and business ecosystem. She holds an LL.B. Degree and MA Degree in Law from Tel-Aviv University

RASMUS WIINSTEDT TSCHERNING         CBC

RASMUS WIINSTEDT TSCHERNING         CBC

Rasmus is the Chairman of the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) Policy Learning Platform appointed by the European Commission DG Enterprise.
 His key areas of expertise are policies to support creative industries, industrial innovation policy, policymaking, policy assessment, and instrument development/assessment. He has extensive experience working at EU/international, national and regional local level.
Rasmus has also launched Creative Business Cup, the world championships for entrepreneurs from the creative industries. He is an external lecturer on the subject “Creative Industries: Business, Innovation and Politics” and lectures internationally in French, English, German and Swedish. Rasmus has 19 years of experience related to the creative industries.

PROF. ANNE BODDINGTON                      UoB

PROF. ANNE BODDINGTON                      UoB

Anne Boddington is Dean of College of Arts & Humanities and Professor of Design Innovation. She has expertise in creative leadership, quality assurance and enhancement, pedagogic innovation in teaching and learning, (see CETLD) professionalization of teaching, institutional and external and professional benchmarking and pedagogic research.
Her research expertise includes: design and development of learning and research spaces (digital, physical, personal), internationalisation, intercultural and collaborative learning and socially engaged education.

DONNA CLOSE                                           UoB

DONNA CLOSE                                           UoB

Donna has worked as a cultural strategist and creative producer for 25 years working in both public and private sectors, in SMEs, the community & voluntary sector, in local government and in higher education. She has raised more than £3million of private and public funding for arts programmes, developed cultural policy and processes and founded, curated and produced both an award winning city arts festival in the UK (White Night) and an award winning permanent open air theatre (BOAT). Her practice continues to be particularly concerned with immersive experiences: festivals, public realm and digital spaces. Her research interest is in how cultural value & social impact can be designed into cultural programmes and understood though audience experience.
Donna Close is working as a research and enterprise fellow for this project, working with Dean Anne Boddington at the Univers

    RANGER SILL                                             EBS

    RANGER SILL                                             EBS

    Ragnar Siil is a founder and managing partner of Creativity Lab - international creative economy think tank and consultancy group. Previously, Ragnar has worked as Estonian Undersecretary for the Arts and he was a chairman of the European Union Expert Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors. Ragnar has also been an expert of the European Creative Industries Alliance. He has advised governments around the world in the fields of cultural policy and creative industries strategy planning, since 2014 Ragnar has been consulting Ukrainian and Georgian governments in cultural policy and creative industries reforms. Ragnar is coordinator of creative economy development projects at the Estonian Business School, where he is currently undergoing his doctoral studies focusing on cultural and creative industries development.

    TOOMAS DANNEBERG                                EBS

    TOOMAS DANNEBERG                                EBS

    Toomas Danneberg is Vice-Rector of the Estonian Business School responsible for international cooperation. Toomas Danneberg has specialized in strategic marketing and previously has worked as lecturer and business consultant.

    EVA LEEMET                          Creative Estonia

    EVA LEEMET                          Creative Estonia

    Eva Leemet is the CEO of Creative Estonia, promoting creative entrepreneurship in all fields of creative economy in Estonia. Eva holds an MBA and is a qualified consultant in creative entrepreneurship. She took part in the Creative Industries sector development since 2001, and is globally making contacts and gathering experience across the sector to help creative businesses grow and find export channels.

    TIIU ALLIKMAE                      Creative Estonia

    TIIU ALLIKMAE                      Creative Estonia

    Tiiu Allikmäe has been working as a communication manager for more than 20 years. Since 2009, her main focus has been on strategic communication of creative industries, being one of the initiators of creative industries’ awareness programme in Estonia. She has been sharing her expertise internationally in many countries in Europe.
    She is the editor of the books Creative Industries in Estonia 2010, Creative industries in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 2011 and 2012. She is the author of various articles in different Estonian newspapers, magazines and book chapters (including Handbook for Public Relations).
    Tiiu has graduated from the faculty of economics of Tallinn Technical University and she has been participating in various trainings both in Estonia and abroad.

    SIGRUN BIRGISDOTTIR                               IAA

    SIGRUN BIRGISDOTTIR                               IAA

    Sigrun Birgisdottir is Dean Department of Design and Architecture. She is an architect and founder of “Vatnavinir”, a multidisciplinary design practice. Her experience combines various management roles, programme development and curriculum writing, higher education teaching.
    She initiated various collaborative design and research projects through education and practice with public and private enterprises.

    RAJIV BALL                                              THNK

    RAJIV BALL                                              THNK

    A professional career shaped by the 13 years spent at McKinsey & Company. For most of that time, Rajiv worked in oil and gas and retail, traveling the world and turning around gas station networks before finding his passion in leadership development. During the last years at McKinsey, he was responsible for the leadership development of our 1,500 Partners globally. Within THNK, he is responsible for the Quest (our leadership curriculum), as well as the Corporate Programs and new locations.

    MENNO VAN DIJK                                    THNK

    MENNO VAN DIJK                                    THNK

    Co-founder and Managing Director of THNK, School of Creative Leadership, an international executive program on creativity and innovation. THNK attracts close to a hundred innovation managers, commercial entrepreneurs and social change leaders each year to its executive program on creativity and innovation. In addition, THNK supports large global organizations with their innovation leadership programs. THNK's has locations and activities in Amsterdam, Vancouver, Lisbon, Shanghai and Standford

      BEREND JAN HILBERTS                         THNK

      BEREND JAN HILBERTS                         THNK

      A background in business strategy and innovation, acting as an internal and external consultant with companies generating new ideas and creating new platforms for growth. He brings this experience to THNK in designing the THNK Creation Flow – the process by which THNK participants will be guided to solve the critical challenges that will be thrown at them, to combine experiential learning with a meaningful outcome.

        VALERIA MECOZZI                                   THNK

        VALERIA MECOZZI                                   THNK

        The Knowledge Conductor and Faculty member at the THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. Founder and creator of THNKinsights.com, a platform for all original content (articles, materials, tools, videos, etc.) by the THNK community around the topics of innovation, creativity, leadership, and scaling. Valeria is also the coordinator for Forum, one of the four main pillars of THNK's Executive Leadership Program together with Quest, Challenge, and Acceleration. She has a decade of experience in journalism and publishing in various publications in Rome, Mumbai, Boston, and Amsterdam, and seeks to expand the conversation and creation of ideas on leadership and innovation.

        URI ADONI                                                  JVP

        URI ADONI                                                  JVP

        Uri is partner at JVP Media Lab and has extensive experience in internet and new media, gleaned from his prior position as the CEO of MSN Israel. During the last decade Uri has been one of the new media pioneers in Israel. Working for Microsoft during these fascinating times, Uri was also part of some major international marketing and business challenges in fields such as search engines vs. Google, instant messaging vs. AOL and Yahoo. Prior to his work at Microsoft, Uri was a partner and a co-CEO at Geller-Nessis Leo Burnett Advertising Agency, working with leading brands such as Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, Philips and Energizer. Prior to that, he was a senior strategic planner at Fogel-Levin / Ogilvy Israel, working with brands such as IBM, Unilever, Adidas, Philip Morris and others.

        SIMON HERZOG                                        CIID

        SIMON HERZOG                                        CIID

        Strategy & Management, CIID Nest
        Simon is a maker, designer, and consultant focused on the needs of young and emerging companies. He has advised dozens of entrepreneurs on their business plans, strategy, communications, and investor pitches.
        After spending years in New York’s vibrant startup scene gaining deep insights into early-stage entrepreneurship and investment, Simon moved to Denmark to combine his experiences with a design approach. Since February 2015, Simon has developed the Nest from an early prototype to a focused incubator built around creating a real impact. Simon also acts as a business developer for CIID as a whole and frequently teaches design principles to students, designers, and executives around the world.
        Simon holds a BA in sociology from Columbia University and is a graduate of CIID’s 2014 Interaction Design Programme.

          RAFFAELLA ROVIDA                                   CIID

          RAFFAELLA ROVIDA                                   CIID

          Strategy & Management, CIID Research
          Raffaella works at CIID Research and Education coordinating the Research Unit and helping in shaping new strategies and research agenda in line with European policies and funding programmes. She had been working with European project for 12 years as a researcher, dealing with urban regeneration projects (in Arab and European cities), simulations of complex systems (System Dynamics) and circular economy, and as a project manager developing ideas and international partnerships, creating project proposals and managing projects under different EU Programmes (Horizon, 7FP, LifelongLearning, Life+, Interreg). She has a degree in Civil Engineering form the University of Genoa (Italy) and a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Brescia (Italy).

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