Michal Etzion, Ph.D.
CTO and VP R&D
Michal is an expert in the field of computational linguistics algorithms. She holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from the Hebrew University. Michal brings with her over 20 years of management & tech experience in leading companies.
Hadar Abramovich, MBA
Hadar has 10 years of experience in Marketing & Strategic Development, including +8 years in Asia. Hadar has previously built Sodastream Korea from scratch, led a voice-tech blockchain project and initiated a startup project at LG Electronics. She holds MBA from Korea University, where she received a Dean's award to study at UCLA Anderson.
Prof. Ari Rappoport
Ari is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Hebrew University. His area of expertise are NLP and Machine Learning. One of his papers was included in Time Magazine's list of the Best Inventions of 2010 and 5th best in the software category.
Lana Tockus, Ph.D.
Lana has more than 10 years experience in the ed-tech field. She holds B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science, M.Sc. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Science Education, all from the Hebrew University. During 2018, Lana Co-Founded Bilanga, a company in the field of Educational Technology.
Michael Sperling, Ph.D.
Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a software expert and entrepreneur. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute. After consulting for Citibank for a number of years, Michael founded and sold two data mining companies. During that period, he was granted 3 patents in the fields of similar document detection and query expansion. Most recently, Michael has been working in the new field of Digital Humanities, applying NLP to ancient Jewish texts in such areas as Social Network Analysis and Author Attribution.
Masato-san , who received his BA from Sofia University, was the founding president of Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investment. His major accomplishments include serving as a General manager of the Asset Management Division at Mitsui HQ, and as the Division Operating Officer of Innovation B.U. of Mitsui EMEA and SVP of Mitsui & Co., Europe. He has vast experience in developing business and asset management of alternative investment. As an international team leader, he strongly believes in promoting diversity.
Tal Levy has a Master's in Educational Technology & English Language Teaching from the University of Manchester. She is an expert in remedial teaching programs for false beginners and instructs SEN teachers in the field. As of 2011, Tal serves as the head of The EAP Department at Ruppin Academic College, and is the VP of the higher education network of English teachers in Israel. She is a frequent presenter at international conferences and published several research articles in the field of English for purposes of international communication.
John has worked in education in Japan for more than 30 years and has been located in Tokyo since 2000. He was Asia ELT Director for Cengage/National Geographic Learning for more than 13 years, building sales and marketing teams in 12 territories across Asia. John led deep educational research projects for several companies, including Oxford University Press, Audible USA, Berlitz International, e-Future Korea and McGraw Hill. In Japan, he helped establish RISE Global schools in Tokyo and was a Board Director of the RISE/CELM JV company.
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