Meet the moderators and speakers of Watec 2017 2017-08-30T14:31:48+00:00

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Moderators

Brigadier General (Ret.) Yair Cohen

Ex Commander of 8200 unit and previously head of cyber group at Elbit, Israel

Mr. Momo Mahadev

CEO, Maala, Israel

Booky Oren

Chairman & CEO

Global Water Technologies, Israel

Amir Peleg

CEO

Takadu, Israel, & Chairman of SWAN Forum

Roy Wiesner

CEO

Hutchison Kinrot, Israel

Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin

Managing director and Founder

Innovation Materials

Speakers

Nate Allen

Executive Director

WaterStart Nevada, USA

Leo Bakman

Founder & President, Israel Innovation Institute, Israel

Pablo Bereciartua

Under-Secretary for Hydraulic Resources, Argentina; CEO

Bereco SA & Bereco Labs, Inc., Argentina

John Brogly

Director, Water and Tailings EPAs

Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

Amir Cahn

Executive Director

SWAN Forum, UK

Mr. Eli Cohen

Minister of Economy and Industry, Israel

Yinnon Dolev

Director

GE Digital Startups Program, Israel

Col. (Res.) Rami Efrati

Founder & President

Firmitas Cyber Solutions, Israel

Mr. Rahm Emanuel

Mayor of Chicago, IL, USA

Mati Epstein

Global Sales Manager

Security solutions for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Critical Infrastructure in Check Point, Israel

Loïc Fauchon

Honorary President, World Water Council, France

Steve Frenkel

Executive Director

Current, USA

Mr. Elad Frenkel

CEO, Aqwise and Chairman of WATEC 2017

Mr. Ramzi Gabbay

Chairman, IECI, Israel

Christopher Gasson

Publisher

Global Water Intelligence, UK

Michael Glade

Director, International Real Estate, Facilities & Water Resources

Molson Coors Brewing Company, USA

Jonathan Grant

Research Manager

WaterTAP Ontario, Canada

Mr. Richard Greene

Author, Communication Strategist, USA

Csaba Haranghy

CEO

Budapest Waterworks, Hungary

Richard Harasick

Senior Assistant General Manager of the Water System

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), USA

Keith Hays

Co-founder and Vice President

Bluefield Research, Spain

Indradeep Jadhav

Engineering Manager – Water & Waste Water

Unilever, India

Gal Joss

Manager, Water Sector

The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, Israel

Prof. Eugene Kandel

CEO

Start-Up Nation Central, Israel

Joachim Koschikowski

Head of Group "Water Treatment and Separation"

Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

Alan Krause

President

MWH Global (now part of Stantec), Broomfield, Colorado, USA

Danny Lacker

Manager of Water Security & Emergency Division

Israel Water Authority, Israel

Yanir Laubshtein

Director Global Cybersecurity Strategy & Transformation

PwC Israel

Tsvi Lev

General Manager

NEC Corporation's Israeli Research Center, Israel

Felicia Marcus

Chair, State Water Resources Control Board,

California Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Vincent Masia

Suez Advanced Solutions, Spain

Prof. Sharon B. Megdal

Director, Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Salvatore Molè

Group Manager – Innovation

Hera Group , Italy

Hein Molenkamp

Managing Director

Water Alliance, The Netherlands

Dr. Sinaia Netanyahu

Chief Scientist

Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel

Kenth Hvid Nielsen

Group Vice President

 Grundfos Global Market Segment Water Utility, Denmark

Henk Ovink

Sherpa to the UN / World Bank High Level Panel on Water and

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Netherlands

Dubi Raz

Corporate Agronomy Director,

Netafim, Israel

Gov. Kim Reynolds

Governor of Iowa

USA

Fredrick Royan

Vice President, Environment and Water

Frost & Sullivan, UK

William Sarni

Water strategy and technology advisor

Water Foundry, LLC, USA

Harry Seah

Chief Engineering and Utility Officer (CETO)

Public Utility Board (PUB), Singapore

Richard Seline

Executive Director

Accelerate H20, Texas, USA

Giora Shaham

Director General and Chairman of the Board

The Governmental Authority for Water and Sewage, Israel

Gil Shaki

Senior Director, Energy, Cleantech, Infrastructure & Transportation,

Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), Israel

Seth (Yossi) M. Siegel

Businessman, activist and writer

USA

Navot Volk

Managing Director

Microsoft Accelerator, Israel

Joseph Weiss

Managing Partner

Applied Control Solutions, USA

Dr. Peter R. Williams

IBM Disbinguished Engineer

IBM, USA

Yossi Yaacoby

Director, WaTech® Division

Mekorot, Israel