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The Team

Professor Yesha Sivan
Founder & CEO

An experienced advisor, researcher and academic - focusing on 'innovating innovating'. Currently also a visiting professor of innovation and venture at the Hong-Kong University of China.

Professor Yesha Sivan
Founder & CEO
Gon Nivron
Senior Digital Transformation Advisor

Gon brings over 20 years of experience in International Enterprise Software companies, including Mercury and NICE. Served in various business and technical leadership positions, with strong customer orientation, influencing business optimization and growth.

Gon Nivron
Senior Digital Transformation Advisor
Ido Yavnai
Digital Transformation and Innovation Specialist

Former Research Infrastructure Director: Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University; Project leader in various IT companies and start-ups; Ido brings business and strategic views, high technological abilities, creative, analytical thinking and high management capabilities.

Ido Yavnai
Digital Transformation and Innovation Specialist
Nir Hermelin
Senior Digital Advisor

From managing $60MN annual procurement budget at Toyota; to digital-engagement & customer-service consulting to Fortune 500s (Aviva.co.uk, VirginMedia.ie), his 12+ years of consulting experiences focuses on Digital Strategy and Customer Success.

Nir Hermelin
Senior Digital Advisor
Tzafnat Shpak
Administration

Nothing gets done without it passing through Tzafnat. She keeps us organized with her detailed view of everything as well as her comprehensive vision.

Tzafnat Shpak
Administration
Yoni Rabinovitch
Yonatan Rabinovitch
Project Manager

Yonatan brings his international project management and marketing skills, integrating creative and analytical skills, towards i8 offerings. In his free time, Yoni can be found cooking, hiking, or scouring Netflix for obscure documentaries and foreign films.

Yonatan Rabinovitch
Project Manager
Professor Dan Shechtman
i8 Academy

Dr. Shechtman is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Technion. He lectures globally on leadership, entrepreneurship, and policy of innovation.

Professor Dan Shechtman
i8 Academy
Raz Heiferman
Digital Transformation, Senior Advisor (External )

Former CEO at Be-Digital. Former Director of the Systems and Services Division at the Government ICT Authority - Prime Minister's Office. Former VP of IT at Bezek. Published 6 books in the field. Top 100 Digital Impacters 2017 by the Israeli Digital Association.

Raz Heiferman
Digital Transformation, Senior Advisor (External )
Dr. Shmuel Even
Policy, Senior Advisor (External)

Dr. Even (colonel Ret.) is a senior research fellow at The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and consultant in the fields of business, management, strategy, cyber and risk management. Previously, Dr. Even served as the head of the Tnuva group and as a director at the Psagot Group.

Dr. Shmuel Even
Policy, Senior Advisor (External)
Naama Brezner
Digital Transformation (Intern)

Our talented intern that brings a fresh young energy. Always available to bring extra resources when our customers need for agility is tested.

Naama Brezner
Digital Transformation (Intern)

Alumni

Amit Shtutman
Digital Transformation

Our Web & eCommerce Platform Guru. From ecosystem architecture strategy, code development, website programming, APIs and database platforms, he has all technologies covered.

Amit Shtutman
Digital Transformation
Carolina Fridenberg
Administrative Assistant

From CitiBank Israel, ECI, to Venture Capital, Carolina has been an executive assistant to C-level management across the board. Always attentive to our needs with efficiency and a smile, while also attending to her wonderful family household of 7.

Carolina Fridenberg
Administrative Assistant