Cybertech Global in High Gear on 2nd Day as Thousands Attend

Special coverage from Cybertech Global 2020: Thousands of people from about 100 countries took part in the second day of the global conference in Tel Aviv. The main plenary featured speeches by senior government officials and executives from renowned companies. Special coverage from Cybertech Global 2020


The second day of Cybertech Global 2020 was held Wednesday (January 29) at the Tel Aviv Expo. The huge annual event, now in its seventh consecutive year, is in cooperation with Israel's Foreign Ministry, National Cyber Directorate, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy and many other national bodies.

Plenary sessions and special events were held in the framework of the second day. Among the speakers at the main plenary session were Yigal Unna, director general of Israel's National Cyber Directorate (NCD); Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Major General (Res.) Yiftah Ron-Tal, chairman of the Israel Electric Corporation; Prof. Eviatar Matania, former head of the NCD, as well as senior executives from leading companies in Israel and other countries, and officials from various governments around the world.

Among the day's main events was a meeting of dozens of communications ministers and international media figures to discuss the effect of 5G on communications, as well as the implications of the internet of Things (IoT) for the global communications sector. Israel's Communications Ministry led the meeting.

As for other events, the Israel Electric Corporation unveiled cyber products it developed and wide-scale international cooperation it forged recently, and the Israel Airport Authority held a meeting on cyber defense of aviation that was attended by representatives of airports from around the world.   


This year, there are more participants from the United States than from any other foreign country at Cybertech Global. There are also large delegations from Canada, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Bulgaria, Singapore, Panama, Norway and other countries from all over Europe.

The main speakers at Cybertech include Knesset member Nir Barkat, who established a cyber company in the 1990s and was one of the first investors in CheckPoint (along with his brother); and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz who was the guest of honor at the Israel Electric Corporation event led by Chairman Yiftah Ron-Tal and President & CEO Ofer Bloch.

Also, Yuval Diskin, former head of the Israel Security Agency, is delivering a speech to heads of intelligence organizations from around the world who are attending Cybertech in Tel Aviv.    

Cybertech Global, which was first held in Israel, is now considered the world's largest network of cyber events, with conferences in New York, Indianapolis, Rome, Singapore, Africa, Panama, Tokyo and Bangkok

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