Isaac Ben-Israel - Inventures
Keynote Speaker

Isaac Ben-Israel


, Israel Space Agency

Professor Isaac Ben-Israel is an academic, military scientist, retired Israel Defense Forces Major General and former politician. He now serves as Chairman of the Israeli Space Agency and Co-Director of the National AI Task Force, as well as heading multiple programs at Tel-Aviv University including the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Studies Centre, and the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security. In 2010 he was appointed by the Israeli Prime Minister to lead a task force on national cyber policy and establish the National Cyber Bureau. In 2018 he was appointed again to lead a National Task Force to formulate Israel’s national artificial intelligence policy. Over the years, Professor Ben-Israel has written numerous papers on military and security topics including The Philosophy of Military Intelligence; Science, Technology and Security: From Soldiers in Combat up to Outer Space; and Israel Defense Doctrine.