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Best Ways To Think Next

Meet the speakers of Best Ways to Think Next! An inspiring fast -paced presentation of technology, innovation and art. Thought provoking, novel ideas and demos that will encourage you to open your mind and Think Next.



  • James Whittaker
    Distinguished Technical Evangelist

    James Whittaker
    Distinguished Technical Evangelist

    James Whittaker is a technology executive with a career that spans academia, start-ups and top tech companies. He holds a PhD in computer science. He worked in 13 different countries and in multiple world renowned companies such as IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco , Google and Microsoft. James is known for being a creative and passionate leader and sought after speaker and author. Of his five books two have been Jolt Award finalists.

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  • Eyal Shahar
    Music and Art Technologist

    Eyal Shahar
    Music and Art Technologist

    Eyal Shahar started his career as a professional musician. With a Master’s degree in Media, Arts and Sciences from MIT,he went on to join Le Laboratoire in Paris where he helped kickstart the development of the oPhone, an olfactive transmitter for mobile devices. As of April 2013, Eyal is based in San Francisco and currently contracting for Musikara, a startup that builds platforms for online music collaboration.

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  • Maria Kong
    Dancers, musicians and specialists in the art (and technology) of sound, light, visual effects and video.

    Maria Kong
    Dancers, musicians and specialists in the art (and technology) of sound, light, visual effects and video.

    Maria Kong founded in Tel Aviv, Maria Kong is a group of creative artists - from Israel, France, Russia and Brazil – who meld their talents to create state-of-the-art productions that touch the heart and open the mind. It is comprised of dancers, musicians and specialists in the art (and technology) of sound, light, visual effects and video.

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  • Oshri Even Zohar
    Inventor, scientist, artist. Founder of MOTEK

    Oshri Even Zohar
    Inventor, scientist, artist. Founder of MOTEK

    Oshri Even Zohar is an Inventor, scientist, artist and the founder of MOTEK (www.e-motek.com) he is an autodidact with background in 3D animation, VR, Biomechanics, Motion capture and various art forms and Holds numerous patents in those fields.

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  • Dr. Doron Myersdorf
    CEO, StoreDot

    Dr. Doron Myersdorf
    CEO, StoreDot

    Dr. Doron Myersdorf’s passion for transforming ideas into successful enterprises led him to launch StoreDot in 2012. StoreDot is a company with a ground-breaking technology, based on its discovery of new generation, self-assembled Nanodots of biological origin. Under his leadership, StoreDot has developed the vision to disrupt next-generation mobile devices in several areas including memory, display, image sensing, battery and materials.

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