Global Conference 2014

In March, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a unique strategic partnership with the aim of meeting such global challenges as water scarcity, agricultural productivity and food security, creating low-carbon energy alternatives and improving health, education and cyber-security. Many of California and Israel's world-class assets will be involved: research parks, technology incubators, universities and laboratories. Bringing together innovation leaders from both places, this roundtable will focus on the implementation of this historic collaboration. Topics will include funding for public-private projects and organizing innovation teams for joint research, development and demonstration projects.


Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute


Martha Amram

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Founder and CEO, WattzOn

Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President, Business Operations, University of California

Yariv Cohen

Chairman, Kaenaat

David Nahai

President, David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC; Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

David Siegel

Consul General of Israel, Los Angeles

Tom Soto

Managing Director, TCW/Craton

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