Military Industry in Israel : First Conference of its Kind

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On May 20, the first international C5I conference will begin in Israel, with the participation of senior military officers and industry officials from around the world. The conference will focus on the many challenges such as battlefield tactical connectivity and cyber attacks

The international C5I (Command and Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber ​and Intelligence) Conference, a first of its kind in Israel, will take place between May 20 and May 23, 2013. The conference will serve as a meeting place for military personnel from Israel and around the world, senior defense industry officials and experts in the fields covered in the conference.

« We want to focus on the C5I challenges that defense entities face today, such as connectivity at tactical levels and utilizing civilian technologies for military purposes, in the framework of the key threat facing both defense and civilian bodies, cyber attacks, » said conference chairman Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yehoo Even-Zahav. The first commander of Lotem, the technological unit of the IDF C4I Branch, Even-Zahav adds that « this is a unique opportunity to encounter the leading industries in the field, together with senior speakers from defense and civilian establishments in this field. »

The participants and speakers of the conference will include Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, IDF Chief of Staff; Moshe Ya’alon, Israeli Minister of Defense; Maj. Gen. Uzi Moscovitch, Head of the IDF C4I Branch; Brig. Gen. Danny Bren, Commander of the Lotem unit; Head of Network Warfare at the IDF C4I Branch;  Col. Assaf Shefi, Head of the Israeli Navy C4I Department; Col. Tovi Kochav, Head of the IAF C4I Department; Ophir Shoham, Head of MAFAT,  Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad, Head of the IMOD Political-Security Bureau; Rami Efrati, Head of the Civilian Division, Israeli National Cyber Bureau; Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asher Valach, Head of Rafael’s C4I Division; Brig. Gen. (Res.) Avraham Ben-David, VP Motorola Israel; Col. (Res.) Doron Rotem, Director of Crisis & Emergency Management Solutions at IAI; Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yair Cohen, VP  Intelligence and Cyber Solutions, Elbit Land and C4I; Yaron Tchwella, President of the Defense Division, NICE; Brig. Gen. (Res.) Moshe “Chico” Tamir, Head of the Security Division, Gilat Satellite Networks; Col. (Res.) Avi Berger of Ness TSG; Mr. Elisha Yanai, Chairman of the Israeli Electronics and Software Industries Union and many more.

« The conference will have a very unique combination of the senior decision-makers of the IDF, the defense industries and guests from around the world, and guests will also have the opportunity to visit an exhibition of new technologies and systems taking place alongside the conference. The exhibition will feature C5I products of leading industries from Israel and around the world, » says Even-Zahav.

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