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Learning Startup Culture RI Latino Community Meets Israeli Innovation and High Tech Ecosystem

Date: June 14, 2018 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: RI Nursing Education Center

350 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903 (Lecture Hall - 308)

Learning Startup Culture - RI Latino Community Meets Israeli Innovation

Keynote Guest Speaker from Israel

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation

Panel discussion will follow with panelists from Rhode Island Latino community and Israelis

To see the full program go to this link .

Bios of the moderator, keynote speaker and panelists go to this link. For program flier go to this link.

Keynote Speaker Bio:

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, born in Santiago, Chile, resides in Israel.

Dr. Yudilevich assumed the Executive Director position at the BIRD Foundation on January 1, 2006. Since then, BIRD’s Board of Governors has approved over 240 full-scale joint projects between U.S. and Israeli companies.

He joined BIRD with vast international experience after a varied career in Israel and the U.S., including management of RAFAEL's operations in the U.S., General Manager of the Missiles Division and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Dr. Yudilevich has been member or chairman of numerous boards of international joint ventures.

He was also chairman of the board of Opgal, an electro-optics company, and served as director of RDC, a business development company jointly owned by Elron and Rafael.

Dr. Yudilevich completed his doctoral studies in computers and systems engineering in the field of medical imaging at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He earned his Master's Degree in mathematics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in electrical engineering at Haifa's Technion. His doctoral research resulted in several scientific papers published by highly regarded journals.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has been an active participant in IEEE Engineering Management conferences, where he has presented papers on innovation management and on Real Options for R&D project evaluation. Dr. Yudilevich and his family have lived in the city of Karmiel, in the Galilee, since 1981. In the years 2008-2014, he served (on a voluntary basis) as a member of the Management Committee at the Ort Braude College, Karmiel. Dr. Yudilevich is married to Bruria and they have three children: Gali(1976), Ori(1980), Dan(1986).

To learn more about the BIRD Foundation, see the video.

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