CyberTech 2014: Preliminary Recap

The CyberTech 2014 Exhibition and Conference has ended, after being attended by 8,000 people. Hundreds of B2B meetings were held during the two days of the conference and hundreds of guests from abroad took part in the events

CyberTech 2014: Preliminary Recap

The Prime Minister with Mayor of Beer Sheva and Vice President of IBM

CyberTech 2014 conference ended after two days in which 8,000 people took part. Over 450 B2B meetings were held during the conference, in which high-tech people from Israel and the world met.

The conference was attended by 450 guests from abroad, in 49 delegations from countries around the world. This were delegations from the US, UK, Finland, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada and many other countries.

The conference was opened with a speech by the Prime Minister noting the advantages of Israel in the cyber field. “We are like a country of half a billion”, Netanyahu said. Before his speech, the Prime Minister, together with the Mayor of Beer Sheva and Vice President of IBM, declared that Beer Sheva will become the “capital of cyberspace” of Israel. IBM announced that it will open a center of excellence and development in the city, which will focus on cyber.

Sessions were held during the conference which included the industry's most senior figures in Israel. Among others, sessions were held on the topic of investments and the future of companies engaged in the field. IEC Chairman, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yiftach Ron-Tal said in his speech at the closing session of the conference that "cyberspace is a greater threat than Hezbollah".

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