OUR SPEAKERS Virtual Expo May 3 – 5, 2021
The annual innovation expo showcases the newest Israeli products and technology across multiple industries while connecting start-ups/companies with strategic-partners, buyers, and investors in the U.S. and Worldwide markets. Attendees have the opportunity to collaborate with highly acclaimed leaders, obtain critical information and guidance from strategic community and business leaders.
The Expo produces economic and partnership opportunities, investments, jobs, internship, educational and collabartion among all participants. The Expo serves as a commerce, educational portal allowing both attendees and exhibitors. Opportunity to exchange ideas and conduct business. Expo affiliates includes: Public Servants, key luminaries, innovators, investors, government officials, business owners, executives and media. Centered around innovation conference, participants may benefit from the diverse ecosystem.
Max Hooper PhDMr. Max Hooper, EBC cofounder, media company, owned, operated over 100 tv stations across USA. Earned 5 doctorate degrees. Studied fintech @ MIT & cryptocurrency, business disruption @ London School of Economics. Completed over 100 marathons & 20 ultra-marathons.
Wilson Ariza , MHA , LTC, USA Army, Ret.Chief Health Information Officer for OPTUMServe, the Federal health services business of both OPTUM & UnitedHealth group, (UHG is the largest single health carrier in the United States). Senior Executive with extensive record of successful management of multi-billion programs and expert authority in the implementation of disruptive technologies in healthcare for the U.S. Government.
Tami MarcianoMrs. Marciano is an entrepreneur, marketing and business development professional with over twenty years’ experience working within the financial community focusing on alternative investments and high net-worth, family office investing. Solid business relationships within the Alternative Investment Community, with an emphasis on High Net Worth Investors and Family Offices (nationally). direct investing, private equity, hedge funds, M&A, marketing, branding, and Business Development.
David Metcalf PhDMr. David Metcalf is the Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training. Dr. Metcalf has more than twenty years of experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare.
Mr. A.J. RipinA.J. Ripin focuses on catalyzing growth, investment and access to capital in U.S. and Global Markets. In his role at Merging Traffic, he overseas company operations, interacts with portfolio companies, and facilitates public/private partnerships. A.J. serves as Director, Florida Opportunity Fund, a Florida focused venture capital fund backed by the State, which invests in technology businesses and other venture capital funds. Cofounder and COO of StartUp Nation Ventures, and others.
Manny MenciaSenior Vice President, International Trade & Business Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc., (EFI).
Vicki Rabenou MDVicki Rabenou, MD Co-founder, StartUp Nation Ventures. With more than 20 years - experience in the Israeli high-tech and health-tech industries, Dr. Rabenou has a passion for furthering Florida’s role as a gateway to the U.S. startup market. Proven record of identifying and developing opportunities for growth and expansion, taking companies through the entire life cycle, from inception to sustainability, profitability, and ultimately, an IPO.
Camille Chee AwaiCamille Chee Awai Managing Partner at Cari Bloom Holdings. Developer and investor of impact projects with a focus on end-to-end digitalization of companies, particularly in low resource markets, seeking to transform their businesses. Use private equity investor and fund manager experience to assess processes and monitor projects post deployment. with particular emphasis on data analytics. Speak several languages including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Mandarin.
Dr. Brenda-WiederholdPresident Virtual Reality Medical Center. Dr. Wiederhold is president of the Virtual Reality Medical Center and a licensed clinical psychologist with the California Board of Psychology and the Belgian Commission des Psychologues. She holds a doctorate is in clinical health psychology, and is board certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback. She serves as CEO of the Interactive Media Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the application of advanced technologies for patient care.
Dr. Mark Wiederhold MD PhD CPE FACP FACPEDr. Mark D. Wiederhold serves as chief executive officer of the Virtual Reality Medical Center, a professional medical corporation with offices in San Diego, La Jolla, and Coronado, California; Brussels, Belgium & Qingdao, China. Prior to establishing VRMC, he was an Internal Medicine and Critical Care Specialist at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla for fifteen years. He also was the director of clinical research in the Department of Internal Medicine. PhD in Anatomic.
Caesar MedelCaesar Medel - Director, Blockchain Innovation Lab. Experienced, creative CEO,passionate about creating beautiful simple and easy-to-use consumer experiences. Loves to bring talented people together to form exceptional teams and to learn from each other. Motivation is creating environments that are enjoyed by millions of people and that positively impact. Changing the co-working landscape and reinventing the modern day Executive Suites within retail environments is his mission.
Stephen Shaya, MDManaging Director of Akkad Holdings. life's journey has been one of service instilled by his Iraqi Christian parents and his grandmother. He graduated from Birmingham Brother Rice High School Summa Cum Laude was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Wayne State University ("WSU"). Dr. Shaya won many leadership awards including the Outstanding Student Leader in 1991 and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant. He was selected to serve on the WSU Board of Governors from 1991 to 1993.
Terry RauchTerry Rauch - President at Potomac|DC. Over 25 years experience in the International Affairs and International Business. Government Contracting, Emergency Management, and International Relations.
Stewart Davis, MDManaging Director at Dresner Partners. Dr. Davis is a M.D. by training but has been a full-time medical device entrepreneur for the last 17+ years. He has founded or held an executive position in twelve medical device companies. Until late 2010, he served as Chief Operating Officer of SafeStitch Medical Inc. At SafeStitch, he was involved in effecting a reverse merger to go public in 2007 and went through multiple FDA approvals to ultimately lead a successful commercialization of novel surgical.
Expo Speakers / Agenda (subject to change, update will be posted)