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PM Netanyahu to the Start-Upists: "Take care of the new products and we will take care of the markets"
PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Head of the National Cyber Service Yigal Ona, Chief of Staff and Acting Director General of the Prime Minister's Office Yoav Horowitz and Chairman of the National Economic Council Avi Simhon, held a meeting today with about 20 representatives of Israeli cyber start-ups. The meeting was held as part of the 2019 Cybertech event in Tel Aviv.
PM Netanyahu spoke with representatives of the companies and heard from them about the various technological developments, the challenges, and opportunities in the cyber arena. He discussed with the representatives the cyber challenges in Israel in the coming years and the ways in which the State can assist companies.
PM Netanyahu: ”We have to strive forward all the time, this business is not guaranteed, just as the success of each of your companies is not guaranteed. If you do not keep running all the time, then you know what will happen. The same is true for Israel's economy. We have to keep running forward all the time. We, and you have only two ways to increase your business and increase our common business. Known rule - new products - new markets. New Products - I Trust You, New Markets - We Help You. You are currently accepting the whole world and that is what we tried to do here today, and we accept the whole world in this field of yours. “
‏CyberTech 2019, the largest cyber technology summit in Israel and the largest Cyber summit outside of the U.S., which is held today and tomorrow the Tel-Aviv Expo Center, with hundreds of participating companies from Israel and abroad, in buildings 1 and 2 at the Expo Center. Thousands of visitors from around the world will arrive in Israel for the event, that constitutes a unique meeting point for decision-makers, government officials, industry executives, entrepreneurs, major Venture Capital funds, investors, and advanced research centers. The event focuses on the broad aspects of the cyber revolution and how it affects our daily lives - Health, Career, Transportation, Economy, Judicial, and Consumers etc. Alongside the popular cyber-attack topic, Cloud technology, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computers, will be exhibited at the convention. The unique topics that are covered at the summit are: cyber in medicine, cyber and aviation (with dozens of airports and airlines participating), cyber and the elections and more. Nati Cohen, director general, Ministry of Communications, will lead a round table about preparation for the era of IOT. In addition, one hundred start-ups will take part in the convention next to many companies from Israel and abroad.
‏A convention takes place along with the summit, where hundreds of experienced companies and start-ups will showcase their innovations. Amongst the exhibitors: The Mossad, 8200 Unit, Israel Police Lahav 433 Unit, The Innovation Authority, Check Point, CyberArk, IBM, RSA, Microsoft, Dell-EMC, Deloitte, Cybereason, Symantec, OPSWAT, FireEye, Intuit, Cyber Beat, Rafael, Aviation Industry, KPMG, PWC, SOMPO and hundreds more.
photo credit - Haim Zach