Dan Barnea is the former Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development of BMC Software (NYSE). In this position, Barnea was responsible for driving inclusive processes to identify, propose and execute strategic initiatives for growth through organic development, acquisition and alliances. Before that Barnea has served BMC as Senior VP for R&D.
Barnea has held several senior management positions in technology companies including CEO of Laser Industries, general manager for Indigo, and vice president of research and development for Elscint.
He holds Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering and Master of Science – Computer Science degrees from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Prof. Yair Tauman is a leading professor of economics at State University of New York, Stony Brook, a director of the Center for Game Theory in Economics at Stony Brook and a professor of the Arison School in the IDC.
He studied at Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in mathematics, both under the supervision of Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, and his B.Sc. in mathematics and statistics is also from the Hebrew university. His areas of research are game theory and its applications to industrial organization, imperfect competition and auctions. He has published about 55 papers in these areas.
Professor Tauman served as the Dean of the Arison School of Business, IDC, from January 2010-August 2011. He has been the academic director of the Zell program, IDC, since 2009. Professor Tauman was a professor at Kellogg School of Management (North Western University,1980- 1987), Economics Department at Ohio State University (1987-1990) and Tel-Aviv University for 25 years (1983-2008).
Prof. Tauman is on the board of directors in eight companies, including three public companies (Bank Hapoalim – Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, Radware-Nasdaq, and ADVFN-Aims, London).
Avner Sonnino is serial investor with acumen experience in driving innovating companies towards major business growth.
Avner holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and is Accounting Graduate at the College of Business Administration in Israel. As a serial investor, Mr. Sonnino was involved in leading promising start-ups towards growth and helping the companies achieve positioning in new market categories.
Tomer served in a classified IDF unit as a technology specialist, where he accrued his first few years of hands-on experience in IT development and management and specifically in developing management tools. Prior to MSP, Tomer was an expert consultant in IT Management tools development in a large Israeli consulting firm and for 888.com.
Fabrizio D’Eredità is a Partner of the Consumer Product practice of Bain & Company. He has been serving Bain clients across several countries in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Over his tenure at Bain & Company, Fabrizio has worked in a variety of industries including Consumer Products, Media, Publishing, Technology, Transportation. Since 2002 he has joined the consumer goods practice where he acquired an extensive and unique know how and became a key reference for his office, Bain and his customers. He has contributed to the development of the practice and of key strategic global and local Bain accounts.
His main areas of experience are in corporate and business unit strategy, channel and customer strategy, route to market, category management, shopper marketing, sales force effectiveness, cost reduction, trade terms management and organizational redesign.
Prior to joining Bain, Fabrizio started his career in Accenture, where he led several IT implementation in the Supply Chain area across Europe.
Fabrizio holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and he graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan.