Mr. Ido Sadeh Man

 

About Saga:

Founded in April 2017, the Saga Foundation’s mission is to design a non-sovereign currency with the qualities to become a global, complimentary store of value and medium of exchange. Non-anonymous and algorithmically governed by a variable-fractional reserve model, Saga is designed to answer often raised public policy concerns regarding identity and volatility.

With an interdisciplinary approach towards the design of its monetary model, Saga is advised and supported by global subject-matter leaders, such as Prof. Jacob Frenkel, Prof. Myron Scholes, and Prof. Dan Galai.

 

 Short Bio:

Founded in April 2017, the Saga Foundation’s mission is to design a non-sovereign currency with the qualities to become a global, complimentary store of value and medium of exchange. Non-anonymous and algorithmically governed by a variable-fractional reserve model, Saga is designed to answer often raised public policy concerns regarding identity and volatility.

With an interdisciplinary approach towards the design of its monetary model, Saga is advised and supported by global subject-matter leaders, such as Prof. Jacob Frenkel, Prof. Myron Scholes, and Prof. Dan Galai.

Considering blockchain as one of the required set of tools for creating updated governance structures for the data-era citizen, Ido has founded within Saga the New Contract Policy Institute, an applied research project to contribute to the process of defining a new paradigm for a coherent social exchange of value – an updated social contract.

Starting his professional life as a jazz musician, Mr. Sadeh Man spent the last 10 years leading product and technology organisations, including Odysii (sold to Gilbarco Veeder-Root, NYSE: FTV), and Mobli, where he transitioned from VP of R&D to COO, after successfully completing the company’s Series C investment round led by Carlos Slim-owned, America Movil.

Mr. Ido Sadeh Man is Co-Founder & Partner of The Singulariteam Technology Group, Israel’s most active VC in Israel in 2015 & 2016, with recent successful exits totaling $250M.

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Mr. Hussein Mehanna

Hussein joined Google in October 2017 to relaunch the Cloud AI platform products which include Cloud ML Engine, Kubeflow and more to come. Prior to Google, Hussein worked at Facebook from 2012-2017 where he founded Facebook’s AI platform and Applied ML teams which built critical AI solutions and systems for News Feed, Ads, Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger and many other Facebook products.

Prior to Facebook, Hussein worked on Search and Speech at Bing, Microsoft and received a Masters in Speech Recognition from the University of Cambridge.

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Mr. Mike Tamir 

Mike Tamir serves as Head of Data Science at Uber ATG and lecturer for UC Berkeley iSchool Data Science masters program.  Mike has led several teams of Data Scientists in the bay area as Chief Data Scientist for InterTrust and Takt, Director of Data Sciences for MetaScale, and Chief Science Officer for Galvanize he oversaw all data science product development and created the MS in Data Science program in partnership with UNH.  Mike began his career in academia serving as a mathematics teaching fellow for Columbia University and graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. His early research focused on developing the epsilon-anchor methodology for resolving both an inconsistency he highlighted in the dynamics of Einstein’s general relativity theory and the convergence of “large N” Monte Carlo simulations in Statistical Mechanics’ universality models of criticality phenomena.

Education

Ph.D.    Phil. of Physics, University of Pittsburgh: Foundations of General Relativity and AQSM

M.A.    Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh: Differential Geometry & Operator Algebras

M.S.    Physics, University of Pittsburgh: Relativity Theory & Algebraic Quantum Field Theory

B.A.    Pure Mathematics, Columbia University: Combinatorial Number Theory & Probability

B.A.    Philosophy, Columbia University: Mathematical Logic & Phil. of Physics

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Mr. Chetan Dube 

Chetan Dube is the President and CEO of IPsoft. Before forming IPsoft in 1998, as a faculty at New York University, Dube was fascinated by the Turing enigma, which asks the question if machines can think. As opposed to narrow AI, where non-sentient programs are focused on narrow tasks, Dube’s research has focused on deep AI. He has been awarded several US patents for developing cognitive models that abstract semantic, episodic, process, analytic and affective parts of neocortical output. E&Y recognized him as Entrepreneur of the Year for leading research in AI that emulates human thinking and approaches the Turing horizon. Dube is convinced that within the next 9 years, it will become hard to distinguish androids from man. He envisages a world where man and machine work closely together to build a radically more efficient planet.

 

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Mr. Oleg Uritsky

Mr. Uritsky is CEO of Helge Capital, a value-add real estate investment and operating company specializing in multifamily properties located in the Greater Boston area. Since 2014, Helge has exclusively focused on real estate operations. Historically, Helge portfolio exceeded over 35 buildings, 1,000 residential units, 300,000 SF of office space and development projects.

A successful and innovative entrepreneur, Mr. Uritsky in the past invested in transportation and health care. He owned & operated a fleet of Boston taxicab medallions & other ground transportation services & was a widely recognized industry leader. Mr. Uritsky sold taxi medallions in 2012, at near peak values, in anticipation of Uber’s devastating impact on the taxicab medallion markets. He was principal of the largest in Massachusetts network of community-based health care centers (MassADH Alliance) that were acquired by Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) in 2014. A hands-on businessperson who started majority of his companies with his own funds, Mr. Uritsky exhibits a disciplined approach to the risks and rewards in investing.

During his law school/regulatory legal career, Mr. Uritsky worked for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He received a joint JD/MBA degree from Northeastern University and completed postgraduate studies in monetary economics and corporate finance at Harvard University. Mr. Uritsky is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and New York. He is a member of Boston Economic Club, Harvard Club and Committee on Foreign Relations. He has traveled extensively throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Middle East and South America. An avid reader of non-fiction business & history literature, Mr. Uritsky lives in Newton, MA.

 

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Mr. William F. Pelgrin

Mr. Pelgrin is Co-Founder and CEO of CyberWA, Inc. CyberWA Inc. provides a very exclusive and unique cyber security service to help protect High Net Worth (HNW) corporate executives, celebrities and other high-value individuals and their family offices from successful cyber attacks. CyberWA prides itself on providing the highest quality white-glove cyber protective services on a very individualized and customized basis. We serve as the 24 x7 personal cyber guardian for our clients. CyberWA has developed a proprietary methodology for assessing an HNW individual’s cyber posture as to potential hackability, focusing on eight key areas (Infrastructure, Financial, External Threats, Devices, Passwords, Email, Social Media, Smart Homes).  CyberWA security services are specifically designed to handle all of our clients and their family offices cyber security needs. While there is no 100% security, our clients know that they are as protected as they can be and that there is a world-class security team protecting them.

Mr. Pelgrin is Co-Founder of the Global Cyber Alliance together with the New York County District Attorney and the Commissioner of City of London Police. Mr. Pelgrin served as its First Chair of the Board of Directors and its Global Strategic Advisor. The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving the safety and security of our connected world. Mr. Pelgrin was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cyber security readiness and response of public and private sector entities. Mr. Pelgrin was the founder and chair of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Mr. Pelgrin was appointed to serve as a Commission Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security to brief the 44th President of the United States on critical cyber security issues.

Mr. Pelgrin has appeared in numerous media outlets including: National PBS’s The Open Mind, NBC’s TODAY Show, AndersonLive, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, USA TODAY, National Public Radio, ABC News, CBS News, Los Angeles Times, Government Technology Magazine, Governing, Federal Computer Week, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Government Computer News, Network World, Public CIO Magazine, and Saturday Evening Post.

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Mr. Gideon Mann

Gideon Mann is the Head of Data Science at Bloomberg L.P., where he guides the strategic direction for machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and search across the company. He is part of the leadership team for the Office of the CTO. He’s active on issues related to the ethics of data science and also serves as a founding member of both the Data for Good Exchange (D4GX), an annual conference on data science applications for social good and the Shift Commission on Work, Workers and Technology. Before joining Bloomberg in 2014, he worked at Google Research in NYC after a short post doc at UMass Amherst. Mann graduated Brown University in 1999 and subsequently received a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 2006.

 

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Mr. Ohad Zuckerman

Ohad is a managing partner at COPIA Agro & Food Technologies Fund, an Israeli impact fund that invests in proven technological projects developed in Israeli research institutes. Copia matches to each project suitable industrial partners and transforms the technologies into commercial products and processes.

To date, COPIA’s portfolio is comprised from 13 portfolio technologies, developed in cooperation with leading industrial partners, such as FMC (USA), CHR Hansen (Denmark), E-NEMA (Germany) and Tnuva (Israel).

COPIA had its first closing of USD 26.1M on May 2018, led by an Israeli anchor institutional investor and private investors from Europe, USA, Japan, Singapore and Israel. COPIA is targeting USD30-35M and looking for additional LPs to join its unique, high potential return and meaningful fund.

Ohad gained his experience in management and business during 18 years at Zeraim Gedera, an Israeli leading seed company, 8 of them as its CEO. The Company was founded in the 50′ by several partners, one of whom was Ohad’s father.
Ohad transformed the company from a local family company to a multinational company, initiating its successful sale in 2005 to Markstone Capital and in 2007 to Syngenta.

In 2009 Ohad co-founded UniVerve, which developed and patented a highly efficient microalgae biomass production technology. Ohad still acts as the Chairman of the company, as well as in other Israeli Agricultural and high-tech companies, where he contributes from his experience in implementation of innovative business models, driving profit and growth as well as governance issues.

Ohad holds a joint Executive MBA degree from Kellogg Management School, Northwestern University of Chicago and Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University, as well as a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Mr. Justin Kamine

 

Category:  Manufacturing and Industry

http://www.kaminedevelopment.com/

Lives in:  New York, New York

Born in Tewksbury, New Jersey

Undergraduate degree from Lafayette College – Environmental Business and Public Policy

Year you completed undergrad: 2011

twitter handle.. J_Kamine

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-kamine-3b721b17/

 

Justin Kamine has been at the forefront spearheading the sustainable and environmentally progressive technologies and food movements for the past 6 years.

His angel investments and entrepreneurial talents have lead him to be deeply involved with growing technologies that are actively transforming the agriculture world; creating a more sustainable food supply chain, eliminating food and plastic waste and developing solar projects. He is a managing member of Kamine Development Corporation the Kamine’ family development office that has developed over $3.5B of national infrastructure.  Justin is now also the cofounder and partner of KDC Ag a company that raised $10M and includes ownership from the Buffett’s that is looking to eliminate food waste, increase soil and animal health and create a 100% sustainable and closed loop agriculture system.  He has been pivotal in the development of KDC Solar which has engineering, permitted developed and owns over 75 megawatts of solar ($200M) and is one of the largest behind the meter asset portfolios.  He is on the board of several sustainable businesses focused on changing the world. His investments which he is usually first into are sustainably focused, and have led him to be partners with the likes of Mark Cuban via Shark Tank and his entrepreneurial talents and operation of companies have lead him to be partners with the likes of Howard W. Buffett, Alex Urquhart former CEO of GE Energy, Matt Jansen former President of ADM and Ann Veneman former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Justin is a Board member to California Safe Soil, a patented fresh food waste conversion technology, an investor / advisor to LoliWare the worlds first 100% biodegradable and edible plastic, investor into Aerofarms the worlds largest indoor vertical farm and Advisor to Food Future one of the more pre-eminent food incubator programs in the U.S.

Justin recently was a Forbes 30U30 winner, the winner of the Clean Tech Equity Award presented by the Prince of Monaco for the most environmentally progressive technology and has been consistently featured in CNBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur and other publications.  He has also spoken at the Forbes Agtech conference and a founding member of the Forbes Impact Summit.

Justin is also a member of the CREO – Cleantech Syndicate – a group of family offices focused on deploying over $1billion into sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.  He has recently founded the CREO Cleantech Millennial group focused on the next generation of investors, entrepreneurs and developers focused on progressing society to more regenerative and sustainable solutions.

He is a founding member of the Forbes Impact Summit and sits on the gala committees for Blue Sphere a non-profit group focused on protecting ocean fish populations by creating safeguarded areas and the Resolution Project which is a global social impact program that has worked with social entrepreneurs across 50+ countries directly benefiting over 600,000 people.

Justin was also honoured with the 2017 Presidential Award for commitment to social impact and sustainability and is an advisor to Pope Francis’s social sustainable initiative focused on finding economically viable solutions to the world’s problems put on at the Vatican called The Laudato Si Challenge.

Justin has committed his life and dedicated his career on proving the theory that environmentally sustainable investments and technologies can progress society while still providing better than normal financial yields.

He received a BA from Lafayette College in Environmental Business and Public Policy

 

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Spoken at the Forbes Agtech Conference, Hosting the Forbes Impact Summit, Spoke at the Rockefeller Food Tank Summit, Concordia Global UN Summit to name a few:

TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFRz3HCEii0

CNBC Article:  https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/howard-buffett-backed-start-up-helps-prevent-food-waste.html

Forbes Article :  https://www.forbes.com/sites/zachconway/2017/04/19/why-more-millennials-would-rather-visit-the-dentist-than-listen-to-banks/

Forbes Article #2 :  https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2017/09/18/for-this-family-the-bigger-the-problem-the-bigger-the-opportunity/&refURL=https://www.bing.com/&referrer=https://www.bing.com/

Clean Equity Monaco – KDC Ag http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kdc-agribusiness-wins-technology-development-award-at-cleanequity-monaco-2017-the-10th-anniversary—hosted-by-innovator-capital-300426807.html

Entrepreneur Article:  https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/279116

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Mr. Irakli Beridze

Head of the United Nations Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (UNICRI)

More than 18 years of experience in leading multilateral negotiations, developing stakeholder engagement programmes and channels of communication with governments, UN agencies, international organisations, think tanks, civil society, foundations, academia, private industry and other partners on an international level.

Heading the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with the objective to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, awareness-raising and global outreach activities.

Since 2014, Initiated and managed the first United Nations Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Initiating and organizing number of high-level events at the United Nations General Assembly, and other international organizations. Finding synergies with traditional threats and risks as well as identifying solutions that AI can contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He is responsible for initiating and organizing the UN training, educational and mentoring programmes worldwide on AI and Robotics for wide range of stakeholders.

He is a member of various of international task forces and working groups advising governments and international organizations on numerous issues related to international security, emerging technologies and global political trends. Initiated the establishment and coordinating the work of the United Nations Group of Friends of CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance, as a forum for consultation and dialogue among permanent missions of the UN in New York.

Prior to joining UNICRI served as a special projects officer at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) undertaking extensive missions in politically sensitive areas around the globe.

Recipient of recognition on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW in 2013.

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