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Tech Leaders 10th event - October 2013


Registration for Technit event at Google is now open!

To sign up - please fill in this form before EOD Thursday, October 10th: https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1XG5bfc8yJDKmrywnMcP5katq8iEhl8987gP8JgtqOgw/viewform and wait for "registration approved" email. Please note that there are limited seats available, so we might not be able to accommodate everyone who signs up.

When & Where?
The event will take place on Monday, October 21st 2013, at the new Google Tel Aviv office:
Electra Tower, 29th floor, 98 Yigal Alon Street, Tel-Aviv.

Event's agenda:

09:00 - Mingling + light breakfast.

09:45 - Opening words by Leora Wiseman, senior team leader at Google.

10:00 - Introduction activity.

10:30 - Adina Enden, General Manager Surveillance Division at NICE Systems:

Adina has been in the hi-tech world for almost 30 years now. She started as a software engineer and was one of the first people to join Comverse, where she stayed for almost 12 years serving as R&D group manager, VP of R&D, VP of products for the Americas division and Corporate Vice President and General Manger of SMS Division.

Later she moved on to lead and serve as the president and CEO of several startup companies- Adjungo Networks, Smarteam and DVtel.
Adina is very active in mentoring start-ups and entrepreneurs. She founded the Kellogg-Recanati Entrepreneurship Community and is an active board member in several companies.

Adina has 3 children and 2 dogs and lives in Raanana.

11:15 - Break

11:30 - Prof. Daphna Joel: "Are brains male or female?"
The question of whether men and women are fundamentally different has attracted thinkers from ancient times. The myth of sex differences had changed over the years. According to its current version, brains can take one of two forms “male” or “female”, and the differences between these two forms underlie differences between men and women in personality, cognition, emotion and behavior. I will discuss this myth in view of current knowledge in psychology and neuroscience, and provide a new way of thinking about sex, brain and gender.

Prof. Joel is presently the head of the Psychobiology graduate program at the School of Psychological Sciences, and a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience.

12:45 - Lunch

13:45 - Prof. Orna Kupferman: "The Gender Challenge in Academia."

Prof. Orna Kupferman is a staff member in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the past, served as the head of the school and was the University President's advisor in matters regarding gender. Today she is the Vice-Rector of the university.

14:45 - Break

15:00 - Unconference.
An unconference is a participant-driven meeting during which the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space. Unconferences typically feature open discussions rather than having a single speaker at the front of the room giving a talk, although any format is permitted.

Please feel free to submit your ideas for the unconference!

16:30 - Closing words by Leora Wiseman.
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