Accelerate your Next Funding Round


Join us for an evening of growth strategy talks from the tech experts, VCs and fellow startups.

The event will be a part of FinTech Junction – Israel’s leading fintech conference.

The event will be open for cross-industry startups founders, investors and tech leaders.

Networking, Beer & Pizza to follow.

Space is limited, register today.


11 July 2022 at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Conference Center

Check-in to the conference and enjoy breakfast with fellow attendees in a collaborative environment.


Ben-PelledMeirav Harel

Event MC: Meirav Harel, Founder & CEO @ MHfintechs

Event Organizer: Ben Pelled, Founder & CEO, FinTech Junction @ People & Computers

Merav & Ben will open our Summer 2022 event, briefly outlining the event’s agenda and presenting the main themes for the day.

FinTech Junction boutique events are THE place to learn and stay informed about the latest in fintech, to get inspired, to make new friends and contacts and to learn about career opportunities. Our events are one of a kind, like no other fintech events.

Dror Arie
Dror Arie, Head of Engineering @ GlobalDots

With the uberfast growth of new promising startups and new improvements by security giants, we’ll run through impact-tested new opportunities out there for the fast growing Fintechs.

Dror Arie, Head of Engineering, GlobalDots: Dror has over 15 years’ experience managing and delivering critical, web & cloud-based projects on a large scale. An Akamai veteran, Dror is also a seasoned full-stack security & performance expert.

GlobalDots is a 20-year global leader in web and cloud innovation, injecting the latest most impactful technologies to over 1,000 global businesses, such as Paypal, Payoneer, Pagaya, eToro, Nuvei and Discount Bank.

Enav Perez
Enav Perez, Head of Product, Data Analytics @ Finastra

Reduction in revenues and growing customer expectations are leading many financial institutions to explore and invest in payments data analytics and monetization for increasing their operational efficiencies, revenues and customer satisfaction.
In this session we will review how banks can unleash the power of payments data to increase both their efficiencies and their value to their customers and fintech partners.

Head of Payments Data Product at Finastra, with 13 years of Data and Product Management experience, driving and building successful data products and solutions across various industries and technologies, in BI, Analytics, Big Data and Mobile Apps.


Oran Aish, Public Cloud Country Leader, Israel @ IBM

Self-driven, results-oriented individual with a proven track record in sales attainment and growth in both local and international environments. I’m highly qualified in sales, strategic planning, business development and complex problem solving.

As an experienced leader, I’m able to lead and manage diverse teams, understand business problems, position and articulate a vision with a corresponding solution approach to improve the company’s and customer’s business performance and success.

Stuart Tarmy
Stuart Tarmy, Global Director - Financial Services Industry Solutions @ Aerospike

AI is enabling the financial services industry to bring digital transformation to the forefront in digital banking, payments, fraud and customer360. According to McKinsey, the ‘digital winners’ are seeing the most significant market share and customer gains, and most of their customers are open to purchasing more banking services through digital channels and smartphones. As a result, financial institutions are heavily investing in digital banking and artificial intelligence technology to claim a share of this market ahead of their competitors.

Developing the capability to deliver these innovative solutions doesn’t have to be painful or stressful on the balance sheet. See what is possible when it comes to:

– Operationalize AI in real-time at scale
– Best practice, real-time digital banking applications
– Protecting yourself and your customers with best-of-breed, real-time fraud prevention

– Utilizing fraud/risk metrics to turbocharge your customer360
– Best practice architectures for real-time performance at enterprise scale and significantly reduced TCO

Learn how Aerospike’s real-time data platform is helping leading financial institutions modernize digital banking, payments, fraud and customer360 architectures. Aerospike allows you to act in real-time (<20 ms) across enormous data sets (terabytes, petabytes) and billions of transactions while reducing your TCO and server footprint by up to 80 percent.

Sidney Gottesman
Sidney Gottesman, CEO @ FinSec Innovation Lab

A client-focused financial services executive with a passion for excellence with extensive operations, technology, and product delivery experience in payments and banking. Demonstrated track record of delivering strategic, mission-critical, products to achieve business results. Adept at managing large-scale programs that span numerous systems in multiple product lines. Recognized for dedication to business partners and creating a culture that promotes accountability, empowerment, and results. Deep understanding of effect of service delivery on business effectiveness and bottom-line results. Accomplished people manager who builds loyalty and morale among staff members

Shay Rosenberg
Shay Rosenberg, CEO, FinTeka & Head of Digital @ Bank Leumi

Open Banking is more than just complying with regulations. It’s a thriving ecosystem of third party partners and developers who are innovating to develop new business opportunities in new markets. With this understanding in mind, FinTeka has decided to embrace the startup ecosystem, and open up to true partnerships and collaborations with FinTechs . Combining their innovative ideas and execution speed, with the bank’s know-how, extensive infrastructure, data and customer base, we will co-create real-world breakthrough financial products and services – comprising the bank of the future

Idan Yurfest
Idan Yurfest, Advisory Solution Consultant @ ServiceNow

Today, overwhelming numbers of challenger banks, neobanks, and fintechs are leveraging technology to offer transparent, nimble services. By delivering effortless banking experiences, these digitized companies are attracting clients and revenue from traditional banks.

With ServiceNow Financial Services Operations, banks can digitize siloed processes – connecting and automating them so that work flows. Banks can also integrate and communicate across any banking process or core system. ServiceNow can provide the full solution – from client self-service and front office interaction through issue resolution across the bank

Orly Grinfeld
Orly Grinfeld, EVP, Head of Clearing @ TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange)

In her previous position Ms. Grinfeld served as Chief Risk Officer at Israel Railways. Ms. Grinfeld joined TASE staff on 2010 as Chief Risk Officer and established the Risk Management field at TASE. Between 2012-2014, she served as Senior Vice President and Head of the TASE Clearing House.

Between 2001-2009 Ms. Grinfeld served as the head of the risk management department at Ernst & Young Israel’s Advisory Division. Previously she worked at the Bank of Israel’s Bank Supervision Department as an auditor in the risk management team.


Meirav HarelBehar, JoshuaAsaf ErezYouval Rouach

Moderator: Meirav Harel, Founder & CEO @ MHfintechs

  • Josh Behar, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Payments Product Innovation @ Finastra
  • Asaf Erez, Digital Assets and Open Finance Lead @ Israel Securities Authority
  • Youval Rouach, CEO, Co-founder @ Bits of Gold

Yulia AidlerDror ArieYurfestAmi Aharonovich

Moderator: Yulia Aidler, Director of Product Management @ Finastra

  • Dror Arie, Head of Engineering @ GlobalDots
  • Idan Yurfest, Advisory Solution Consultant @ ServiceNow
  • Ami Aharonovich, Country Manager @ Aerospike

Shay RosenbergGalia Beer-GabelAmir SadrasGuy SalameGilly Dekel

Moderator: Anat Avni-Papo, Head of Operations @

  • Shay Rosenberg, CEO, FinTeka & Head Of Digital @ Bank Leumi
  • Galia Beer-Gabel, Partner @ Team8 Fintech
  • Amir Sadras, Founder & CEO @ FUGU
  • Guy Salame, Co-Founder & CEO @ Spott
  • Chanan Lavi, CEO & Co-Founder @ Kenbi
  • Gilly Dekel, Director, Cloud & Product Management @ IBM
Ruth Margalit
Ruth Margalit, Founder and CEO @ Membit

Offline conversations without recording and preserving can be illegal!
Employees increasingly use apps like WhatsApp to communicate with their customers.
Governments are being forced to pass and implement new laws to preserve offline conversations especially for financial firms
Membit DIM enables businesses to automatically record & archive all business-oriented interactions conducted via employee’s private devices directly into the CRM

Avi Shalisman
Avi Shalisman, Co-Founder & CEO @ MoovingON

Cloud computing is without a doubt a key enabler in FinTech. However, this new category faces different challenges in adopting public and hybrid cloud services, including concerns about compliance, security, and data integrity. Avi Shalisman, CEO and Co-Founder of MoovingON, will speak about how FinTech companies should operate their cloud operations and how to turn it into their competitive advantage.


Enjoy lunch with fellow attendees in a collaborative environment


This event is for startups only and requires separate registration at

The event is in high demand and space is limited so make sure you register early to secure your spot.

Registration for this event gives access to the IBM event at 15:30, but NOT to the main event at 08:00.

For the main event you need to register separately at

Gathering & Networking

Oran Aish, Public Cloud Country Leader, Israel @ IBM

Self-driven, results-oriented individual with a proven track record in sales attainment and growth in both local and international environments. I’m highly qualified in sales, strategic planning, business development and complex problem solving.

As an experienced leader, I’m able to lead and manage diverse teams, understand business problems, position and articulate a vision with a corresponding solution approach to improve the company’s and customer’s business performance and success.


Shay Saadoune

Shay Saadoune, Public Cloud Digital Sales Specialist & Ronen Moskal, Solution IT Architect @ IBM

Aviad Ben-laish
Aviad Ben-laish, Principal @ StageOne Ventures

Aviad is a Principal at StageOne Ventures, bringing experience in partnering with start-ups as well as mentoring and helping teams to scale up. Prior, Aviad was a principal at Accenture’s Open Innovation & Ventures team. Aviad was responsible for scouting and partnering with startups in the Cybersecurity and Fintech space. He has extensive experience with Alliances and GTM strategy, with a focus on Global 2000 FSIs. Aviad holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the Hebrew University and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

Ilya Shapira, CEO & Co-Founder @ Emnotion

Ilya is BEng and MBA graduate. Investor. Has over 14 years in developing new markets, focusing on new technologies, and always searching for new opportunities. As a retired R&D officer in an elite IDF unit, Ilya gained valuable skills in product development and lean management.

Sarah Podlinski, Account Manager @ Naviteq

Naviteq is a multi-cloud consulting company, delivering innovative solutions using Kubernetes, AWS, Azure and GCP.


Event closing with pizza & beer!


* Confirmed sessions will be updated here as we get closer to the next event date.

* Most sessions will be held in English. Agenda is subject to change.