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Israeli AI Ecosystem overview - JAN 26 2021 


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Agenda: (UTC+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat
19:00-19:05 - Opening - Mr. Mohammed Al Madhaani.
19:05-19:20 - The secret sauce of Israeli innovation - Uri Adoni.
19:20-19:45 - An overview of the Israeli AI ecosystem - Yorai Fainmesser.
19:45-19:50 - Break.
19:50-20:30 - Experts Panel - Q&A session with prominent AI experts in the Israeli ecosystem.

19:00-19:20 - The secret sauce of Israeli innovation
The secret sauce of Israeli innovation - With over 6,000 active startups and an economy dominated by industrial high-tech and entrepreneurship, Israel certainly earned its nickname 'The Startup Nation'. How does Israel manage to stay on top of technology in a variety of sectors? What makes it so unique that so many international players come and seek the next innovation here?
Israel's unique society and culture, entrepreneur's unique mindset, a strong economy, and "global-first" market approach are just a few of the factors that make Israel's innovation ecosystem one of the most successful in the world.

Uri Adoni: Author of “The Unstoppable Startup”, Investor. 20 years in high-tech and over 12 years of being a partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners Media Labs.

19:20-19:50 - An overview of the Israeli AI ecosystem
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of modern innovation, and Israel is at the heart of AI.
The well-known Israeli Innovation ecosystem has recently demonstrated a growing presence in the first line of tech unicorn companies. Israel is now becoming a leading AI powerhouse, with the Startup Nation incubating a wide range of core AI technology and AI-driven companies in various verticals and industries.
The talk will be focused on the major vectors in the Israeli AI Innovative ecosystem and who are the leading players.

Yorai Fainmesser: Founder-GP at Disruptive AI Venture Capital. Colonel Retired, Former head of the AI and Data Science IDF unit at Intelligence Corps (8200).

19:50-20:30 - Experts Panel
Q&A session with prominent AI experts in the Israeli ecosystem.

Tal Barnoach: Veteran Israeli investor and entrepreneur, a founder-GP at Disruptive AI Venture Capital and Disruptive Funds.

Prof. Yosi Keshet: A world-leading expert in deep learning and computational study of Human Speech and Language, sits in the Department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University.

David Drai: Founder, CEO of Anodot developing state of the art AI-powered analytics that illuminates business blind spots, so companies will never miss another business incident.


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AI National Strategy - How to foster AI collaboration between UAE and Israel - FEB 24 2021 

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AI-SQUARE in Collaboration with Tel-Aviv University on Israel's largest AI event: AI-WEEK and the UAE Innovation week 2021- celebrating its 50 years of achievements.

19:00-19:05 - Opening – Yorai Fainmesser – event host.
19:05-19:35 - The UAE AI Strategy 2031 - Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri
19:35-19:55 – The Israeli AI strategy - Prof. Isaac Ben Israel
19:55-20:10 – Guided discussion with Q&A session.

Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri - a futurist, thought leader, author, and public keynote speaker. He is a veteran of the UAE technology industry with over 30 years of experience driving technology adoption in various public sector organizations. He is the director of the Center for Futures Studies at the University of Dubai, President of the Digital Engineering Chapter at the UAE Society of Engineers.
He co-authored the book Digital Nation: How the UAE is building a future based on tech innovation.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel - Chairman, AI Week Online; Director, Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University; Co-Head of Israel's AI Initiative
Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC).
Chairman of the Yuval Neeman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Chairman of the Israeli Space Agency in the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space

Yorai Fainmesser – Founder-GP at Disruptive AI Venture Capital. Colonel Retired, Former head of the AI and Data Science IDF unit at Intelligence Corps (8200). Founder of AI-SQUARE Forum, member of the AI Advisory board of the ministry of Education.



Turkey & Israel -AI Ecosystems Onboarding -  APR 28 2021 

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Turkey & Israel AI Ecosystems Onboarding
A great opportunity to learn about Turkish and Israeli AI ecosystems. A door opener for business opportunities and new markets or innovation fostering in both countries.

Prominent corporates and Promising startups - attend the event and engage.


A joint event of TRAI an AI-SQUARE

- About TRAI
The Turkish Artificial Intelligence Initiative (TRAI) was established in 2017 to improve artificial intelligence awareness and develop Turkey's artificial intelligence ecosystem. A leader whose knowledge and studies on AI are necessarily consulted and sought after in Turkey and throughout the region. website:

A UAE & Israel founded platform focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and ventures in various sectors and domains where AI is the center and most relevant for its disruption, focusing on the common challenges for MENA’s innovation ecosystems. website:


Agenda: 90min: (UTC+02:00) Jerusalem/Istanbul
Meetup moderator- Ori Doner, AI-SQUARE
13:00 - 13:15 Turkey AI Ecosystem – Betül Kübra Ekinci, TRAI
13:15 - 13:30 Israel AI Ecosystem Update - Daniel Singer,
13:30 - 13:40 Startup Presentation - Çiler Ay (CEO), CBOT, Turkey
13:40 - 13:50 Startup Presentation - Mehmet Ali Erdal (CEO), PrimeSearch, Turkey
13:50 - 14:00 Startup Presentation - Danny Kalish (CTO), IDoMoo, Israel
14:00 - 14:30 Panel: AI Ecosystem Opportunities in Turkey and Israel:
- Panel host: Illit Geller (DISRUPTIVE AI)
- Panel speakers: Halil Aksu (TRAI), Yorai Fainmesser (DISRUPTIVE AI)



Turkey AI Week -  OCT 18 2021 

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The Turkish Artificial Intelligence Initiative (TRAI) is launching the Turkey AI Week.

A virtual conference for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation, for startups, Turkish industry corporates, Governments, Academy and more.



Expand Your Growth to the UAE -  OCT 27 2021 


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Data and AI are fields that are at the forefront of the modern economy, and the opportunity has never been better in the UAE for companies looking to expand into the region.

Join us for a panel discussion from regional experts to learn more about this opportunity and how you can get involved in the Data & AI sector in the UAE.

What will be covered in this webinar:
- Outlook on the current AI landscape in the region
- Opportunities and initiatives for startups and companies across different industries
- How can international players get involved and why are AI companies coming to the UAE
- Seasoned industry professionals to answer all your questions in an interactive Q&A

Event Speakers:
Yorai Fainmesser - General Partner at Disruptive AI Venture Capital
Ahmad Abugosh - Director of Marketing & Learning Programs at AstroLabs
Mostafa Hashem - Managing Director at Smartlytics Consultancy UK
Dimitri Antoine - Director at Ekkio Business Analytics, France
Zille Rehman - Business Setup Advisor, AstroLabs