keynote speakers

MK Omer Barlev

MK Omer Barlev was first elected to the 19th Knesset on February 2013 as a member of the Israeli Labor Partywas reelected to the 20th Knesset on March 2015. As a Member of Knesset, Mr. Barlev on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, it’s subcommittee for Military Readiness and Routine Security, and  member in the subcommittees for Intelligence, Cyber and other. MK Barlev s an alternative member in the Finance Committee, and he Co-Chairman of the Agriculture Caucus, the Secular Caucus, the Housing Caucus, the Caucus for Fair Pension and the Caucus for the Promotion of the Needs of the Bedouin Population in Israel. 

Prior to his political career, MK Barlev enjoyed a long career mainly in the Israeli Medical Hi-Tech industry and prior to it served in the IDF. MK Barlev served as the commander of the IDF's Special Forces in the years 1984-1987. After completing his Master's degree in International Relations in 1988 Mr. Barlev served as a member of the IDF's delegation for the negotiations between Israel and the PLO (1993) and then after took part in negotiating the peace agreement with Jordan (1994). He holds a BSc in Agronomy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Master's degree in International Relations and Strategy, from Tel Aviv University. His M.A thesis which dealt with potential security arrangements between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights was published in 1992 as a book entitled "Security Arrangements in the Golan at the Future Battle Field".  

After the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Mr. Barlev initiated and founded the movement 'Acharai' as an NGO (1997). “Acharai” is a refrain used in the  which means "Follow Me" the call of the Israeli commander to his soldiers in the battle field. Acharai's mission is to empower Israeli youth in the periphery whether geographical or social-economic and to strengthen their involvement and empathy to the  and . Within 15 years Acharai became one of the biggest and most successful Israeli youth organizations.

Omer Barlev is married to Tami and the father of Noam, Mai and Shahar.

David Golan

CTO and Co-founder

David Golan is a co-founder and the CTO of - a digital healthcare company harnessing deep learning to analyze medical data and improve clinical workflow. developed the First ever FDA-approved AI-powered triage system for stroke which is now live in over 300 hospitals across the US. Prior to founding, David was a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at Stanford university, working on leveraging deep learning for the analysis of medical imaging and genetic data. David holds a PhD in Statistics and Machine learning from Tel-Aviv University, and have coauthored more than 20 scientific papers including three publications in the journal Science. 

Eyal Lifschitz

Managing General Partner, Co-founder

Peregrine Ventures

Eyal Lifschitz is CEO, General Partner and Co-Founder of Peregrine Ventures. On behalf of the Fund, Eyal serves on the Boards of many of the portfolio companies, including Valtech Cardio, NLT Spine, and CardioNova. Prior to founding Peregrine Ventures, Eyal co-founded and led the business development efforts of a number of medical technology companies including PharmaSys (acquired by Elan Corp. NYSE:ELN), ECR (acquired by AVX Corp. NYSE:AVX), Visioncare Ophthalmic Technologies, and BioControl Ltd. From 2003-2007 Eyal also served as a Director of Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN).

Prof. Amit Segev

Director, Division of Cardiology, 
Chaim Sheba Medical 

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Prof Segev, Director of the largest Cardiology program in Israel at Sheba Medical Centre since 2016.
Interventional cardiologist with special interest in valvular heart diseases, pulmonary hypertension, and coronary and carotid interventions. 
Prof Segev has been involved with several start up companies, he is a consaltant to many VCs and incubators in Israel.