IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) — Tel Aviv

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10 August 2015
The CARLTON Tel Aviv
10 Eliezer Peri Street
Tel Aviv, Israel 63573


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The IEEE Internet Initiative helps inform internet policy with Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forums by bringing together technology developers and policy makers to debate current and future internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues that impact everyone on a global, national and local level.

Participants were invited to this second IEEE ETAP Forum, including:

Technology developers seeking a better understanding of the internet public-policy landscape to help drive proactive technology design. The IEEE Internet Initiative brings technologists into internet public-policy discussions, boosting their awareness of issues and processes and increasing their influence.

Policy experts seeking reliable technical guidance to make informed internet public-policy decisions. IEEE is uniquely suited as a neutral, credible forum that can help ensure trustworthy technology solutions and best practices in Internet policymaking.

For more information about the IEEE Internet Initiative, watch this video.


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The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy brought together technology developers and policy makers to debate current and future internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues that impact everyone on a global, national and local scale.

Start Time End Time Program
8:30 a.m 9:30 a.m Network and continental breakfast
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Introductions (Oleg Logvinov)
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentations

Dr. Orna Berry: Corporate Vice President Innovation
EMC Centers of Excellence and R&D Centers
General Manager, EMC Israel Center of Excellence

Prof.  Shifra Baruchson Arbib: Dean of the Faculty for Humanities
Bar-Ilan University Israel
Founder and former Head of the Department of Information Studies

10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion — Regional issues and developments related to internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy (Includes 15 minute Break):

Maya Adulamy (Office of the Prime Minister of Israel)
Yaniv Giat (Standard Institute of Israel)
Orna Heilinger (ISOC – SAFE)
Nir Hirshman (Hirshman’s PR/ Digital Rights Association)
Jonathan Klinger (Jonathan Klinger Law)
Yoram Lichtenstein (Yoram Lichtenstein Law)
Morad Stern (Internet Society – Israel)

12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Rapid fire round-up of key issues from all participants
12:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Hosted Lunch
1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Review and comparison of first ETAP Forum outputs and discoveries (San Jose, CA, 18 May 2015)
1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Synthesize and refine selection of highest priority issues
2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session — Delve deeper into highest priority issues (Includes 15 minute Break)

3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Report-outs from breakout teams

4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Next steps, action plan, and wrap up

5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.




The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum is an invitation-only event.


IEEE Internet Initiative Chair:

Oleg Logvinov

Oleg Logvinov

Oleg is the President and CEO of IoTecha Corporation, an industrial IoT solutions provider.

In March 2016, Logvinov co-founded IoTecha Corporation. Prior to joining IoTecha, Logvinov was a director of special assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division, where he was deeply engaged in market and technology development activities in the area of industrial IoT, including the applications of IEEE 1901 powerline communication technology in harsh environments of industrial IoT. During the last 25 years Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a master’s degree in electrical engineering, Logvinov began his carrier as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.

In January 2015, Logvinov was appointed as the chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative. The IEEE Internet Initiative connects engineers, scientists, industry leaders, and others engaged in an array of technology and industry domains globally with policy experts to help improve the understanding of technology and its implications and impact on internet governance issues. In addition, the Initiative focuses on raising awareness of public policy issues and processes in the global technical community. He is also a past member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and the IEEE-SA Standards Board. Logvinov also chairs the industry engagement track of the IEEE IoT Initiative and has created a series of worldwide IoT startup competition events.

Logvinov actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups that focus on IoT and communications technologies. Logvinov is chair of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things” Working Group. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past president and CTO of the Alliance. Logvinov has 24 patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.

Clint Andrews

Clint Andrews

Clint Andrews is a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and was previously director of the Urban Planning program. His expertise is in the substance and processes of energy and environmental planning and policy. He was educated at Brown and MIT as an engineer and planner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a LEED Accredited Professional , and a licensed Professional Engineer.

Previous experience includes working in the private sector on energy issues, helping to launch an energy policy project at MIT, and helping to found a science policy program at Princeton. Andrews currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and a winner of the IEEE’s 3rd Millenium Medal. His books include Industrial Ecology and Global Change, Regulating Regional Power Systems, and Humble Analysis: The Practice of Joint Fact Finding.


The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on Internet Governance, Cybersecurity and Privacy is bringing together technology developers and policy makers to debate current and future Internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues that impact everyone on a global, national and local scale.

Maya Adulamy

Ms. Maya Adulamy

Maya Adulamy leads special projects at the government ICT Authority, Prime Minister’s Office in Israel. Maya is focused on the cross Government open data project and advances partnerships with the private sector to enhance innovative services for citizens and support the local startup ecosystem’s development.

Prior to joining the ICT authority, Maya developed business strategies for an Israeli startup company.  Prior to that, she worked as a lawyer at the Knesset and Israel’s State Attorney’s Office.

Maya holds an MBA from INSEAD and a joint degree in Law (L.L.B) and Education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Professor Shifra Baruchson Arbib

Professor Shifra Baruchson Arbib

Professor Shifra Baruchson Arbib, Dean of the Faculty for Humanities, Bar-Ilan University Israel. Founder and former Head of the department of Information Studies In bar Ilan university.

Author of 60 papers and 3 books:

  1. Books and Readers – The Reading Interests of Italian Jews at the Close of the Renaissance, 1993 (awarded the Zalman Shazar-President of Israel- Prize for outstanding research in Judaic Studies, 1993).
  2. Social Information Science: Love, Health and the Information Society – The Challenge of the 21st Century, 1996.
  3. La culture livresque des Juifs d’Italie a la Fin de la Renaissance, 2001.

Guest editor: Journal of Information Communication and Ethics in Society volume 5 issue 2/3 (2007)

Founder of a new field of study “Social information science” in library and information studies. Instructor of more than 70 Master and Ph.D. thesis and dissertations.

Teaching: Info-ethic, The Digital men- change and substance, Social information science, Reference work.

Fields of research: sociology and history of communication means; information behavior, reference work, info-ethics, the information society; history of the Hebrew book, social information science.

Member of organizations:

  • ICIE – International center for information Ethics
  • RSA – The Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, manufactures & Commerce, London.

Member of Editorial boards:

  • Journal of Information Communication and Ethics in Society
  • International Review of Information Ethics

Dr. Orna Berry

Dr. Orna Berry

Dr. Berry is a recognized entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Israeli science, technology and venture capital industries. She is known for her efforts to promote excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation in Israeli society. Dr. Berry has held a wide range of key positions with significant social and public impact throughout her career – she was a founding partner of Ornet Data Communications Ltd. She was the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Israeli government, served as the Chairperson of the Israeli Venture Capital Funds Association and was previously a Venture Partner at Gemini Israel Funds. Dr. Berry also served as the Chairperson at PrimeSense, which was later acquired by Apple.

Currently Dr. Berry serves as the Corporate Vice President Innovation of EMC Centers of Excellence and R&D Centers and as the General Manager of EMC Israel Center of Excellence. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Israel-Australia Chamber of Commerce and as the chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Academic College Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Throughout her career Berry, has been the recipient of various awards, most recently the “WITI Hall of fame” award by WITI Women in Technology International which every year recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities around the world.

In 2012 she was the recipient of the “Yakirat Ha’Negev” award from Ben Gurion University, which recognized her achievements and excellence in the technology industry, as well as her successful entrepreneurship ventures and profound involvement in establishing an EMC R&D branch in the Negev region.

In 2011 she was granted the Viterbi Award from the University of Southern California (USC) for her ability to integrate entrepreneurship with professional excellence.

Orna Heilinger

Orna Heilinger

Orna has 20 years experience managing call centers and is responsible for the recruiting, training and ongoing management. She oversees the operation of hundreds of workers, establishes telephone call centers in different organizations, and manages the training and instruction in a whole array of sales and service worlds. Her building organizational service concept includes methods of implementation, monitoring and performance success. In accordance with the needs of the organization, she did characterization of the CRM system.

Orna has been mentoring and providing support for young managers, and is a lecturer and instructor of spin-school diploma studies at the Open University.

In 2013, Orna established and managed the Safer Internet Center for the Israel Internet Association. She was responsible for the construction and operation of the emergency line to support the victims. Parliamentary activities were to promote awareness and coalition building infrastructure for joint activities in the field of training for a safer Internet for children and adults.

Since 2007 Orna has done freelance consulting and training.

Nir Hirshman

Nir Hirshman

Nir Hirshman, 35, CEO at Nirshman’s PR. Formerly served as Minister Michael Eitan’s media advisor, spokesman of the Knesset’s Education Committee and director of the Israeli Open Government initiative.

As a media consultant and PR manager, Hirshman has led many public campaigns, including the campaign against the biometric database, the university lecturers’ strike in 2008, the army reservists’ struggle the Second Lebanon War in 2006, the campaign against the biometric database in 2010, and more.

Hirshman established the Public participation website, where the Israeli government consults with citizens about various bills it submits; he managed the Trachtenberg Committee’s national internet debate during the social protest in 2011, and set up, together with the Public konwledge workshop, the Open Budget and websites. The latter is the first website in the world to actively track government performance in real time. Since its establishment Nirshman’s PR has managed campaigns for a series of clients, including the campaign against the biometric database, MK Ronen Hoffman, CallApp, Giza venture capitalists,, WebScience, Arcserve, Giza venture capitalists, WebScience, CTwiz, The Citizen empowerment center, the Maas movement for improving the human capital in public service, 20K4me, and others.

Jonathan Klinger

Jonathan Klinger

Attorney Jonathan Klinger is an Israeli Cyberlaw attorney and blogger; acting as a legal consultant for several high-tech companies and start-ups. Jonathan is also Legal counsel for Hamakor, Israel’s Open Source Society, Eshnav, people for Intelligent Internet Use, Israel’s Digital Right Movement, and others. Jonathan taught computer game development law at Beit Berl College and teaches Media Law. Jonathan volunteers at the Digital Rights Movement free speech clinic where he takes cases related to strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP).

Yoram Lichtenstein

Yoram Lichtenstein

Yoram Lichtenstein, Adv. runs his own boutique-like law-firm that specializes in Internet Law, Intellectual Property and commercial law in those areas of expertise. Yoram has been practicing law since 1994, and holds a Master of Law at Tel Aviv University.

Yoram specializes in various intellectual property and commercial issues related to ongoing businesses on the Internet. As such Yoram deals with web-entrepreneurs on various stages of their venture, from creating the foundation (such as website building agreements), ongoing to launch (drafting terms of use and privacy policy, preparing affiliate programs, etc.) and consulting such ventures upon various legal pitfalls, problems and litigation.

Yoram lectures in various academic and commercial venues (such as The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Shenkar College of Design and Engineering, Tel Aviv Bar, ISOC-IL, etc.) on his fields of expertise.

You can also meet him on Facebook, LinkedIn and various other online venues.

Mr. Morad Stern

Mr. Morad Stern

Morad is a Business Development and Innovation Manager at The Israeli Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-IL). Morad loves to develop web and mobile applications. During the latest war, he launched the civil project of the national shelters database.