Kira Radinsky, Ph.D
Dr. Radinsky is the CTO and cofounder of SalesPredict, a sales technology company, where she is pioneering artificial intelligence based, predictive analytics solutions that transform the way companies do business.
Dr. Kira Radinsky is one of the up and coming voices in the data science community, pioneering the field of Web Dynamics and Temporal Information Retrieval. Her work focuses on the intersection of predictive data mining and the construction of algorithms that leverage web-found information and external dynamics to predict future events. A graduate of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work there and at Microsoft Research where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning of globally impactful events, (e.g. riots or diseases.)
Eran Ben Yemini
The founder of Green Course – A student environmental organization that promotes environmental change through activism and leadership development; Founder and chairman of the Green Movement party which focuses on leading environmental acts in the Knesset; A lecturer on environmental issues in Seminar Hakibutzim college; A manager of the sustainable and local economy project in the Institute for Democratic Education and a project manager in Jisr az Zarqa city in a community development project.
Joseph Cory, PhD
In 2008 Dr. Cory founded Geotectura office, an architectural office promoting sustainable design. Geotectura means merging land and architecture together with ecological values, cost effective technologies and social responsibility. Cory's sustainable and cutting edge projects received worldwide recognition in publications, exhibitions and awards. His projects are known for being creative and innovative while integrating sustainable design principles. Most of the projects are based on multi-disciplinary research done using an open source design approach in order to obtain the best results for each challenge and to spread out the knowledge of sustainability.
I have been a theater person my whole life. And then a coincidence changed my life - I met a group of deaf and blind people. How on earth can you create theater with deaf-blind people? Without knowing the answer, our journey began - seeking a new theatrical language, a fascinating, challenging and sometimes very frustrating journey. We created shows, and together with Eran Gur we opened, in December 2007, the Nalaga'at (do touch) Center at the Jaffa port in Tel Aviv, that ever since became a unique model world wide. The encounter between the deaf-blind acting ensemble and the audience creates a new reality that is based on the darkness and silence that exists in each and every one of us. The miracle re-occurs over and over again.
Majda Natour, the principal of the green Alzahraa school in Qalansawe, leads a program that teaches sustainability and heritage. Majda holds an MBA graduate from the Management and Leadership program in the Tel-Aviv University and is a trained group facilitator from Magid institute - the Hebrew University. In her work Majda was appointed by the Ministry of Education to guide new principals, and also functions as a system-wide local leader.
Within the school, Majda leads an education program focusing on sustainability. Together with the staff and the community, she was able to initiate a change in perception and consciousness, leading to sustainable behavior in the Arab sector. This was done by the construction of a particular education program in the school that included the integration of parents and the community in the school activities. Majda was able to turn the school into a teaching center for sustainability education for groups from all of Israel as well as abroad. Majda and the school she leads, Alzharaam won the national Green Globe Award in 2012.
Mark Talesnick is a professor in the Technion’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He founded the Technion's branch of ‘Engineering without borders’. This framework enables engineering students to meet underprivileged populations in Israel and abroad, and to find and implement simple and sustainable engineering solutions for local problems. “I am an engineering academic. For years I did what academics are expected to do. Over the past few years I have found, hidden inside of me a mountain of passion to make the world a better place for generations to come. I try to promote change by giving students the opportunity and platform to have real impact. I am counting on them to carry out what needs to be done. Leadership to change can be taught!!! "
Amiad Lapidot is a father, spouse, Major in IDF reserves, entrepreneur and environmentalist. Amiad founded the "Eretz Carmel" association, an organization that promotes sustainability and generated the waste separation revolution in tens of thousands of households in Israel. In his private life, Amiad has built his own home as a unique model of ecological building. Today, he continues his activism via educating about, consulting on and promoting environmental and sustainability ideas.
A food journalist in various media and critic, a leading promoter of the Israeli vegan cuisine and culture, a pro-animal activist and environmentalist. Shavit is a trained cook and pastry chef who for the past ten years has been covering the Israeli restaurant and food culture. Shavit organizes and hosts vegan cooking workshops, provides vegan culinary counseling andlectures in different venues. She also publishes vegan recipes and information about vegan lifestyle on her website 'Vegans On Top' and on the 'YNET' food channel- the most popular Israeli news and content website.
The Vertigo Vision-
Engaging able and disabled dancers and performing in unique outdoor locations, the award winning Vertigo Dance Group takes its dancers and audiences to uncharted territories of haunting beauty and eco-social expression. Noa Wertheim, the group’s founder and artistic director, was born and raised in a religious home. Together with Vertigo co-founder and General Manager Adi Sha’al and friends, she founded the Vertigo Eco-Art Village, a center for art and ecology located in Kibbutz Netiv Halamed-He. Built of natural and recycled materials and using alternative energy and rain water, the village became an internationally acclaimed hub of master classes in artistic creation and organic construction.