Avi Shavit

Avi Shavit

Head of Cyber and Homeland Security Sector

Chief Scientist Office, Israel


Based on his 25 years of experience, industry deep-rooted recognition, and personal well-established networking, Avi Shavit pursues his dream and vision to create a successful business out of innovative technology. His professional experience initiated during his military service, where he was managing complex and novel projects, in the field of command and control systems. Several systems received rewards, including the highest rank of Israeli Security Reward given by the Israeli President. Back in the civil life, Mr. Shavit was a CEO of a software company, and later made a shift to investment banking, holding the CTO position of a venture fund.Over the years he evaluated and analyzed around 500 companies for investment, and mentored several more companies in their various growth stages for different investors.Mr. Shavit has extensive experience in mentoring hi-tech companies from cradle to success. Due to that, but not only, he has been invited to be part of a task force appointed by the Israeli prime minister in order to suggest the Israeli roadmap in cyber warfare.As a consultant to the Israeli Chief Scientist, Mr. Shavit managed programs with a budget of 50 Million dollar for R&D cyber activities (2012 -2015). In 2010 Mr. Shavit initiated a new Cyber research project with a visionary approach, to develop a Multi Tiered technology of assessment, detection, analysis and understanding of computer cyber-attacks.Specialties: CTO, Team Leadership, security and cyber-security, Due Diligence, Investments, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Business Strategy, Business Analysis, Start-ups, Strategic Partnerships, Risk management, Product Management, Software Development, Telecommunications, Cloud Computing , Mobile Devices, Business Intelligence, Image Processing, Video Analytics, NLP, Social Media, Enterprise Software, Knowledge Inference, Data mining, Machine learning, Data mining, language and speech technologies and Intelligence Systems. 

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