Israel is the Start-up Nation, the Scale-up Nation, the Unicorn Country. Join Maayan Hoffman, Jerusalem Post Deputy CEO - Strategy & Innovation, and Zachy Hennessey, JPost Business Correspondent, for their analysis of the most critical Israeli tech innovations. In each episode, they’ll highlight a new tech trend, discuss the latest innovation news and interview at least one of Israel’s most promising companies. So if you like to know what’s on the cutting edge, this Jerusalem Post show is for you.
Israel's COVID chief: New variant has 30+ mutations
This week on Inside Israeli Innovation, Maayan Hoffman takes you deep into the world of cutting-edge healthcare and groundbreaking research coming straight from the heart of Israel.
First, she interviews Prof. Salman Zarka, the director-general of Ziv Medical Center and Israel's former coronavirus coordinator. Zarka unravels the mysteries behind the latest COVID variant that has sent ripples across the globe – BA.2.86.
With over 30 mutations, should you be worried about this new development?
Next, Hoffman dives headfirst into the future of healthcare with Katy Bar-Shalom, CIO for the Meuhedet Health Fund. She sheds light on the incredible advancements in genetics, artificial intelligence, and personalized medicine.
Discover how Israel is at the forefront of these groundbreaking technologies and what it means for the future of healthcare worldwide.
Finally, Hoffman talks with Noam Baumatz, the co-founder and COO of NOGA Therapeutics, on the latest and most innovative gene therapies to tackle severe and chronic illnesses.
Surprising setback? Survey dives into Israeli start-up scene
In this week's episode of Inside Israeli Innovation, Maayan Hoffman and Zachy Hennessey talk about the ripple effects of judicial reform on the Israeli economy in general and the high-tech sector specifically.
According to the latest report by Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), the reforms could be the catalyst for decreased funding and fewer Israeli start-ups being formed.
Hoffman talks to Eliran Elimelech, vice president of ecosystem strategy at SNC, about the organization's latest survey.
They also discuss July's scorching weather and how dinosaurs survived during this Mesozoic Era when the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere were around 16 times higher than now and temperatures around six to nine degrees warmer than today.
Hennessy talks about a new artificial intelligence and automated news program presented by avatar clones.
Finally, he speaks with Tami Mazel Shachar, CEO of IncrediBuild Software Ltd., about her children's book series to encourage young girls to enter the tech industry.
Can ice bricks be a solution for a cooler future?
The world is hot - including Israel. So, in this week’s episode of Inside Israeli Innovation, Maayan Hoffman and Zachy Hennessey talk about managing extreme weather.
Hoffman interviews Nostromo Energy, a Jerusalem-based pioneer in thermal energy storage solutions. The company’s modular IceBrick system uses solar energy to charge and store clean energy as ice during daylight hours to cool the water in air conditioning systems. According to the company, it reduces the cost of electricity for cooling by 50% and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 200 metric tons annually.
Then, she talks to Amos Porat, head of climatic services at the Israel Meteorological Service, to learn more about why the country (and the world) is experiencing these heat waves. Hoffman asks: Can climate change ever be reversed?
Finally, Hennessey takes a slight detour and offers listeners a small taste of Faddom.com, which makes on-premise cloud infrastructures with continuous, automatic updates in as little as 60 minutes. They talk about the challenges facing cloud-based tech companies and how they are working to overcome the high cost of hosting data on the cloud.
The Rise and Fall of Israeli High-Tech: What's Next for the Industry?
The Israel Innovation Authority released its "State of High Tech" report. Maayan Hoffman and Zachy Hennessey unpack that report, looking at how Israel will hold up in the summer months. They share five things you need to know about the state of Israeli high-tech, with data from this recent report.
This week's podcast also features an interview with Batsheva Moshe, GM Israel at WIX.com and chairperson of Yozmot Atid. She talks about the challenges minorities face breaking into high-tech, the lack of sufficient government support, and what Israel needs to remain the Start-up Nation.
Cyber Week: Identity is the new attack surface
Israel is known as a cybersecurity powerhouse. This week, Maayan Hoffman and Zachy Hennessey get ready for Cyber Week with talks with three Israeli cyber experts:
Udi Mokady, co-founder and executive chair of CyberArkDvir Reznik, vice president of marketing for C2A SecurityGadi Mazor, CEO of BioCatchThey look at who commits cyber attacks and their “attack journeys.” They ask what’s the actual threat - and could it be not only life-altering but a question of life and death?
Live from NYC: AI, your health and the taste of 3D-printed fish
Live from the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, Maayan Hoffman, Deputy CEO of Strategy and Innovation, brings listeners an inside look at some of the most critical developments in Israeli tech.
She talks about artificial intelligence in the health sphere with Brachie Sprung, chief communications officer & head of investor relations for aMoon Fund; Aryeh Myers, senior paramedic and liaison with the international relations department for Magen David Adom; and Amir Elichai, founder, CEO and chairman of Carbyne.
Health 2023 represents the shift from robots to medicine that is more predictive, preventative and personalized as AI revolutionizes biology. Sprung says that "doctors who use AI will replace doctors that don't" in the coming years.
Hoffman also talks with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Ofir Akunis about the future of Israeli food tech.
They chat about the taste of the world's first-ever 3D-printed, ready-to-cook fish fillet using animal cells grown in a laboratory and why Israel is investing so much in food technologies.
Finally, Hoffman and co-host Zachy Hennessey reflect on the Annual Conference and share a little about their own diet choices in the era of sustainability.