TEDxShenkarCollege 2019 speakers

Ilanit Appelfeld – Should We Abandon Our Children?

Ilanit Appelfeld has been protecting data and intellectual property for over two decades. She received her Master in intellectual property from King’s college London, where she lived and worked for 7 years.

She works with some of the leading companies in protecting their data and intellectual property and represented buyers when investing into technological companies.

She currently lives in Givatayim with her husband two kids and their dog, practicing yoga and meditation on a daily basis in order to keep sane.

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Katz Kiely – The Greatest Show for Earth!

Katz is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and pioneer. She built the first open innovation platform for HP and designed a city-scale behaviour-change platform with Intel that connected mobiles, big screens and data. In 2011, she designed a programme for the UN; connecting 6,500 world leaders, 10,000 school kids and millions more on social. Her favourite part was an online competitions that inspired and connected 100s of young social entrepreneurs and invited them onto a global stage.

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Laura Vana – Kids-play with your food!

Laura Vana has MSc in Food Innovation and Health from Copenhagen University where she found her passion in gastrophysics and sensory science. Her topic of research has been about developing methods to educate children about the taste of food.
At the moment she is working on establishing the sensory education method in kindergartens and elementary schools at the national level in Estonia. In addition, she is leading the research and development in the best restaurant group in the Baltics- Siigur Restaurants.

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Marcia Wieder – Why Dreaming is Not Enough

For over 30 years, Marcia Wieder has been CEO of Dream University, impacting
hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. As a long-established thought leader
on visionary thinking she founded and leads, The Meaning Institute, a modern-day Mystery School, where she teaches people to create and live fulfilling lives. She’s been a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, writes for Huffington Post and is the author of 15 books. Her newest, DREAM: Clarify & Create What You Want premiered at #4 on the Wall Street Journal best seller list and was #1 of all non-fiction books and #1 in 10 countries on Amazon. It is being released in Italian in July.

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Miriam Green – Finding Joy In Alzheimer’s

Miriam Green is the author of The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver which will be published by Black Opal Books in 2019. She writes a weekly blog that is posted on her website featuring anecdotes about her mother’s Alzheimer’s and related recipes. Her blog has also appeared on the Alzheimer’s Association website. Her poetry has been published in several journals, including Poet Lore, The Prose Poem Project, Ilanot Review, The Barefoot Review, Red Wolf Press, and Poetica Magazine.

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Orit Dolev – Own Nothing, Have Everything.

Orit Dolev is a Technology Designer, whose work specializes in designing experiences that live on the cross-section of physical and digital worlds. Powered by her background in both industrial and digital design, she designed experiences with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. Orit was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 and received several design awards such as the Red Dot and IDA Gold.

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Roei Zerahia – My Secret Life As A Drug Dealer

Roei Zerahia holds a B.Sc in computer science ‬&‭ ‬mathematics, and has a Master of Business Administration. Roei is a faculty member ‬&‭ ‬senior lecturer in Shenkar College, with expertise in database optimization, ‬and with years of experience in the high-tech arena, and in the agriculture world.‬

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Shiri Shotz-Haklai – Rebranding Education

Shiri Shotz-Haklai left a long and successful career in the advertising world to become an educator. As a creative director, working with some of the world’s leading and most interesting brands, Shiri implemented marketing techniques and strategies, which today she intertwines into her teaching in high school, college and teacher’s training classes. Shiri is fascinated by experiential learning methods, and believes that education needs to be rebranded in order to prevail the challenges of today and conquer the goals of tomorrow.

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Steven Max Stern – Living with Life

Steven Max Stern has worked in high tech and software development for more than twenty-five years across multiple industries. After his diagnoses he retired from the business world to deal with his disease and to live life all over again each and every day. Apart from managing his medical condition, Steven spends time trying to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest and to follow their passions despite the difficulties we all face.

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Tali Asher – 8 Billion Libraries

Lecturer and the head of the Tyutot Center at Kibbutzim College. She leads writing workshops and activate as a literary entrepreneur.
Tali graduated Mandel Leadership Institute and she is currently earning her Ph.D. from the School of Culture studies in Tel Aviv University.

Her book “Grandmother Required” was published in Zeltner Publishing House.

Tali is a board member in the Beit Agnon Association (Agnon’a House) and in the Ruah Tseira Association (humanities for youth).

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Tim Kelly – Why Countries Behave Like Kids?

Tim Kelley is a global change agent and internationally renowned expert on new paradigm systems and methods. He works with top leaders in many fields and countries to transform and evolve organizations, markets and industries. His client list includes top leaders and executive teams from such companies as Alibaba, ING, Oracle, Nabisco and Price Waterhouse Coopers, as well as government ministers, presidential candidates and leaders of international NGOs.

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