Dr. Kira Radinsky is the chairperson and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics, where the most advanced technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are harnessed to make healthcare better, cheaper, and more widely available. In the past, she co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, and served as eBay director of data science and IL chief scientist.
One of the up-and-coming voices in the data science community, she is pioneering the field of medical data mining. Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work at Microsoft Research, where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, including political riots and disease epidemics.
In 2013, she was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35, in 2015 as Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in enterprise technology, and in 2016 selected as "woman of the year" by Globes. She is a frequent presenter at global tech events, including TEDx, Wired, Strata Data Science, Techcrunch and academic conferences, and she publishes in the Harvard Business Review.
Radinsky serves as a board member in: Israel Securities Authority, Maccabi Research Institute, and technology board of HSBC bank. Dr. Radinsky also serves as visiting professor at the Technion, Israel’s leading science and technology institute, where she focuses on the application of predictive data mining in medicine.
Dr Larry Marshall is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. Their collaborative research turns science into solutions for food security and quality; clean energy and resources; health and wellbeing; resilient and valuable environments; innovative industries; and a secure Australia and region.
CSIRO’s work has delivered environmental interventions like myxomatosis and dung beetles, enabled great Australian industries like cotton and wool, and saved lives with enhanced food products and 3D printed body parts, and changed the world with inventions like fast WiFi.
Larry is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with a wealth of experience in creating new value and impact with science. He has a PhD in Physics and became a global leader in laser research, for which he was honoured as a Federation Fellow and later as an ATSE (Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering) Fellow.
He invented the “eye-safe” laser which enabled lasers to be used safely in public. He was inspired at Stanford to found his first company, Light Solutions, which invented the world’s first solid-state green laser for the treatment of blindness in diabetics. Light Solutions merged with infra-red laser company Iris Medical in 1995, and the green-laser sales propelled the new company Iridex to IPO (initial public offering) on Nasdaq.
He was CEO/MD and founder of another five companies, frequently based on Stanford’s science, in biotechnology, telecommunications, semiconductors, and venture capital, including Arasor which he took public in 2006. In 2007, he became MD of Southern Cross Ventures, specialising in Australian innovation, where he delivered the first Nasdaq IPO of an Australian-venture backed startup commercialising science.
He has 100 publications and conference papers, holds 20 patents, and has served on 20 boards of high tech companies operating in the US, Australia and China. Larry is a Male Champion of Change committed to tackling gender equality. He is a passionate supporter of Australian innovation, returning to Australia to lead CSIRO, which he believes is the essential catalyst to improve Australia’s innovation performance.
Dr. Bahagon is a clinically active family physician, a serial entrepreneur, and a global key opinion leader in the fields of digital health, mobile health, healthcare AI and telemedicine.
Dr. Bahagon founded and managed Clalit Health Services' (CHS) digital health division. CHS is the second largest Health Maintenance Organization in the world. CHS digital health division led the digital transformation of the Israeli healthcare system, becoming a global benchmark for nationwide digital health platforms.
Dr. Bahagon is a founding team member of several successful digital health companies. Following the acquisition of his first company, Dr. Bahagon co-founded Qure Ventures – Israel’s first digital health focused fund. Dr. Bahagon also serves as a special advisor on digital health for the World Health Organization, as well as an advisory board member of Best Buy Health and Biocat's Digital Health Accelerator, an Editorial Board Member of the eHealth Law & Policy Journal, and a mentor at Microsoft's Think-Next Accelerator.
Elizabeth has held a number of Senior Executive roles within the NSW health system, across operational and policy portfolios.
Elizabeth was appointed Secretary, NSW Health in 2016. As Secretary, Elizabeth is responsible for the management of the NSW health system ($24 billion budget and 118,000 FTE) and setting strategic direction to ensure NSW continues to provide exceptional healthcare, research and education.
Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), NSW President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Gideon Soesman is Co-founder and Managing Partner of GreenSoil Investments. GreenSoil funds companies with transformative technologies that change how we use the world’s resources. Its activities are concentrated in two investment funds: agro & food tech and proptech.
Before co-founding GreenSoil, Gideon founded and managed GMS Capital, a boutique investment bank. Prior to GMS Capital, Gideon was responsible for all global merger and acquisition activities for a major division of Royal Philips Electronics. While acting as Senior Director of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Gideon managed deals valued at over $1.5B. At Philips, Gideon also served as Director of Corporate Strategy & Venturing, with overall responsibility for all deal flow management, due diligence, deal negotiations, and portfolio management in Israel.
Before Philips, Gideon held senior positions at Shaldor and Ergo, both leading strategic management consulting firms in Israel and served as a project manager at MATI, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development. Gideon holds a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an M.A. in Business Administration from the Boston University / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He immigrated to Israel from the Netherlands in 1990, is married and has 3 kids
Director General and Chairman of the Board, Authority for Water and Sewage of Israel
Mr. Giora Shaham is a Director General and Chairman of the Board of The Governmental Authority for Water and Sewage of Israel. He was nominated by the government to fill this position in June 2017. Mr. Shaham is responsible for the management of Israel’s water resources, formulation of the water policy, regulation, planning and development of the water economy.
Prior to this position Mr. Shaham held an Environment & Water Resources Engineering Consulting Company providing professional planning and management services in a wide variety of projects in the water sector in Israel and overseas. One of the flagship projects Mr. Shaham managed is the Hula Valley Rehabilitation and Re-flooding Project. Mr. Shaham was honored to be one of the 12 Israel Independence Day Torch Lighters in 2012, dedicated to the celebration of the water sector.
Mr. Shaham holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Agricultural Engineering from Technion, Haifa.
Karen brings her experience in engineering, industrial relations and running her own business to her roles as a Cabinet Minister and Federal Member for McPherson.
Born and educated in Queensland, Karen’s aptitude for maths and science saw her break through stereotypes to pursue a career in engineering. As one of only two female graduates in Mechanical Engineering at QUT in 1983, Karen knows that it takes hard work and determination to succeed in sometimes difficult circumstances.
Karen has a history of breaking down barriers. She worked at power stations in Queensland, and in Victoria she became both the first female and the youngest plant engineer employed by a petrochemical company. From there, Karen launched her own Human Resources and Industrial Relations Consultancy, where she gained first-hand experience of the pressures of owning and running a small business. She is a strong advocate for local businesses as the powerhouse of our local economy.
Karen’s commitment to serving the local community led to her decision to stand as the LNP candidate for McPherson and she was successful at the 2010 election. Karen was re-elected in 2013 and again in 2016 and 2019 to represent Southern Gold Coast residents in the Federal Parliament. Delivering $1 billion in Federal Government funding to fix the M1, including widening the stretch from Varity Lakes to Tugun, is among Karen’s proudest achievements for the Southern Gold Coast. On top of this, Karen has been behind an increase in funding for local infrastructure, including hospitals and schools. She is also a champion for small business owners, the tourism industry and jobs creation.
Karen is humbled to be Queensland’s first-ever female Federal Cabinet Minister, having been sworn in as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in the Morrison Government Cabinet in August 2018. She retained this vital portfolio following the Coalition’s 2019 election win.
In this role, Minister Andrews has done significant work to help Australian industry to flourish, with commitments including the $160 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund. She has been a key driver of Women in STEM initiatives and has guided the Australian Space Agency through its highly successful first year, as it works to a goal of tripling the size of the sector to $12 billion and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030.
Prior to this, Karen held a leadership position during 2013 and 2014 as Chair of the House of Representatives Joint Standing Committee on Public Works. She served in this capacity until December 2014, when she was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science. Karen’s also served as Assistant Minister for Vocational Education & Skills and Assistant Minister for Science in the Turnbull Ministry, where she was one of the architects of the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda.
A long-term resident of the Southern Gold Coast, Karen understands the challenges and pressures of raising a family. She is married with three daughters, all attending either high school or university.
Scott Morrison was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia on 24 August 2018 after being elected leader of the Liberal Party. He was first elected as the Federal Member for Cook in 2007.
Having spent more than a decade in the Australian Parliament, the Prime Minister has established a reputation as a passionate advocate for his local community as well as a proven fixer for difficult policy problems in three senior Cabinet portfolios.
As Treasurer, his achievements included reducing the deficit, getting debt under control, maintaining Australia’s AAA credit rating, record jobs growth, cutting corporate and personal income taxes, ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax and reforming Australia’s banking and financial system
Jesse leads the Emerging Technology team at CommBank. In his role, he is responsible
for managing a dynamic team of innovation professionals and running an expansive portfolio of disruptive and transformative innovation initiatives across the Bank, focused on accelerating the Bank’s adoption of new and emerging technologies within its businesses. He also leads the charge on scaling the Bank's internal crowdsourcing program and is accountable for the delivery of the Bank's long-term technology strategy and focus areas. Outside of the Bank, he co-leads the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Innovation Professionals and sits on the local technical committee for the development of innovation management standards at the International Standards Organisation.
Jillian is a professional company director with a legal and regulatory background and private and public sector experience.
Currently, she is a director of Rabobank Australia. She is Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA). Jillian is on the board of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, she is a director of the Grattan Institute and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust and is a Member of the Order of Australia Board. Jillian is President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).
Previously she was a director of ASX Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd and a member of the federal government's Remuneration Tribunal.
Jillian graduated BA. LL.B from UNSW and has an LL.M from Harvard University. Jillian was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to society through business leadership, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 and in January 2019 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the banking and financial regulation sectors, to not-for-profit organisations, and to women. Jillian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Jonathan (Jony) Fischbein leads Check Point Cyber Security organization focusing on protecting Check Point assets, employees and services. Mr. Fischbein's career has given him a diverse background as well as a breadth of experience in High Tech Security markets for 20 years developing ad-hoc solutions for large corporations to mitigate security threats and shape the company’s security strategy to cope with upcoming challenges.
Jony served as Head of Technical Marketing & Innovation bringing value to customers and motivating regional teams to enhance organizations security posture. A major accomplishment is the new Innovation Center operation with 2 main facilities, the first in Tel Aviv and the 2nd in Silicon Valley California.
Formerly, Mr. Fischbein had a key role in Product Organization, Product Management, Security Solutions Architecture. In 1999, Mr. Fischbein created & managed the first Security Operation Center (SOC) at Bank Leumi in Israel and later followed at Bank Discount in 2001. These two unique security entities became the first two-cyber organizations to operate 24x7 in the region. Mr. Fischbein is a Major (reserved) in the Homefront command providing mitigation solutions to large-scale emergency situations (incident response scenarios). During his early service time he received the Home Front Command Excellency Honor for his contributions.
Karin Eibschitz Segal
Vice President, General Manager, Intel Israel Development Center
Karin Eibschitz Segal is vice president in the Design Engineering Group and General Manager of Intel Validation Engineering. Karin is also serving as the General Manager of the Intel Israel Development Center. Based in Haifa, Israel, she leads the global Intel engineering organization responsible for functional, electrical and power/performance validation of products in post-Silicon at the full SOC level across all market segments.
Since joining Intel as a software developer in 2001, Eibschitz has focused on the development of products, systems and infrastructure, tools, and processes. She has held multiple management roles during her Intel career, including software organization and validation leadership positions. Her background also includes software development and systems approach expertise. Before assuming her current role, Eibschitz led the Manufacturing & Validation Solutions team responsible of system tools, methods and hardware solutions that enable effective, efficient testing and validation of high-quality Intel products. In this role, she oversaw the development and integration of execution environments, debug capabilities and hardware solutions for system and tester domains across all market segments.
Eibschitz holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She was a member of the system validation engineering team that won an Intel Quality Award in 2016.
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin commenced as CEO of Optus and Consumer Australia on 1 April 2020.
A respected senior executive, Kelly joined Optus as Deputy CEO on 1 March 2019, following a variety of executive roles including Group Executive, Institutional Banking and Markets at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Raised in South Africa, Kelly earned a scholarship at the prestigious Stanford University in the United States where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Management Science, with an Academic Excellence Award for being the top Masters graduate.
Her career began in Silicon Valley with exposure to start-up and established software companies which developed her business acumen across a variety of disciplines including product development, business development, marketing, M&A and strategy. Following a stint as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, Kelly joined Commonwealth Bank in 2004 and held a variety of senior roles across the Institutional and Business Banking divisions, before being appointed to the Bank’s Executive in December 2013.
Kelly was named amongst the Top 25 Women in Asia Pacific Finance, the Top 10 Businesswomen in Australia, and 50 Most Powerful Women in Australian Business.
She was previously a board member of the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) and is a member of Chief Executive Women. Kelly serves on the University of New South Wales Engineering Faculty Advisory Board, the Australian Government’s FinTech Advisory Group and NSW Government Digital Advisory Panel.
Ken Boal is Vice President of Cisco Australia & New Zealand (ANZ). He has a twenty-five year plus track record in the IT and Communications industry, supporting the public and private sector to drive transformation, productivity and sustainable growth through technology innovation.
Since 2013, Ken has led the Cisco ANZ organisation to achieve growth and technology market leadership in Digital Infrastructure, Cloud Technologies, Collaboration, and Cybersecurity. He and the team support their Australian and New Zealand customers, and the ecosystem of technology partners, to digitise business and operations, generate value and ensure Cisco remains the most trusted IT solutions partner and provider in the industry.
Ken is a passionate and committed advocate, working with industry and the higher education sector to enhance Australia’s role in the knowledge economy, increase competitiveness and the lead the shift to a digital economy. Outside of Cisco, Ken is on the board of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), and leads the Cybersecurity Alliance in the Business Council of Australia. He previously served on the Commonwealth Science Council (2015-2019) and as President of the Business/Higher Education Round Table (2015-2018).
Boal graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Communications & Electronics).
He currently lives in Melbourne with his wife and three children.
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management, Real Estate Brookfield
Leonie Wilkinson is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group. In this role, Ms. Wilkinson is responsible for working with Brookfield’s local and global teams in overseeing portfolio management for the Brookfield Premier Real Estate Partners Australia fund, including fund and asset performance, return profile, and pursuit of acquisition and disposition opportunities. Ms. Wilkinson has over 20 years of experience in real estate funds management, and prior to joining Brookfield in 2020, she was a member of the QIC Executive Committee where she led a team of over 60 professionals covering global client relationships, capital raising and client service. Before joining QIC, Ms. Wilkinson held senior roles at LaSalle and Macquarie Capital focused on real estate private equity advisory, capital raising and investment management. Ms. Wilkinson holds a first-class honours degree in Mathematics and Finance from the University of Wollongong, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.