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January 25, 2018
Be'er Sheva, HaDarom

Bringing together the brightest minds at Ben Gurion University & the Negev, TEDxBGU is a thought-provoking event dedicated to spreading innovative and inspiring ideas in short talks under 18 minutes. Join us for an evening of wonder, curiosity and awe. The more you go into it, the more you'll take out.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva, HaDarom
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Doron Stern

TS Law, Founding Partner
In our modern world it seems there is a precedent for everything we do, for every crime that occurs. Sometimes it feels like everything is regulated, maybe even over regulated. We have stable authorities that are in charge of enforcing law. Dealing with Cyber Law Doron is exposed daily to unprecedented, new types of crime that we need to know about, and think - is our justice system ready?

Mark Gazit

ThetaRay, CEO
When's the last time someone stole from you? Mark's here to tell is it was yesterday, or maybe just 5 minutes ago. The point is - we don't even know. Mark is an entrepreneur building solutions for complex problems. In his latest role Mark is working on preventing online theft & fraud, and in doing so he is exposed to much bigger questions. Do we even know we are being robbed?

Ran Balicer

Director at Clalit Research Institute
Prof. Balicer is at the forefront of research in medicine. In fact - he's so far ahead of all of us that he sees the idea of going to the doctor sick as absurd. Predictive technologies are making their way to medicine and on the TEDx stage Ran will prove to us that in just a few years if we go to the doctor sick - medicine failed us.

Rivka Carmi

BGU President
Prof. Carmi has studied & worked her way up to the very top. Few have the perseverance and stubborn determination required to be a military commander, straight A student, pediatrician, geneticist University president & chair of University presidents in Israel. All this despite and thank to the fact she is a woman, and like many other woman unfortunately Prof. Carmi faced gender discrimination and bias on her way to the top. But now, from the height of where she is today - she's able and ready to make a change.

Yaniv Harel

Cyber Solutions Group CEO, Dell EMC
Yaniv's group at Dell gets up close and personal day after day with the worlds scariest cyber threats. He faces groups of hackers who day by day learn from each other and try to develop mechanisms that will outsmart our own defense tactics. Yaniv dives deep into the future of cyber threats and is the one who can tell us what were up against - and if we are ready.

Yuval Elovici

Head of Cyber Security Research Center
Think of your typical day: you wake up, do your morning routine, open the fridge, maybe turn on the heat, boiler for the shower? Get in the car and drive to work. We hear the term Internet of Things get thrown around a lot and it seems as a society we are developing some sort of phobia from 'smart' devices. On the TEDxBGU stage Prof. Elovici will take us through a typical day just a few years from now and make us realize the power of connectivity, for good or - for bad.

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