Communications in the Cyber Era

Pavilion 2 - Hall I  |   29.01.2020 |  15:15 - 17:15

In the past decade, IoT has revolutionized the communications industry and it will continue to do so in the coming years, with the projection of an average of 6-7 connected devices per person by 2020. The rise of 5G is expected to lead to more sophisticated devices and a wider range of services, drastically changing the reach of IoT and fundamentally changing the communications industry.  The 5G revolution makes cybersecurity more relevant to communications than ever. 

This special event, "Communications in the Cyber Era," will explore compliance with new 5G regulations and protocols, as well as the cyber threats and opportunities that come with it. The event will discuss international collaboration using real-world case studies and examples of cyber incidents as a backdrop and present the partnership between the Israeli Ministry of Communications and the Israeli National Cyber Directorate. 

This special event will be led by Director General Netanel (Nati) Cohen of the Israel Ministry of Communications and will include government officials from around the world, leading decision-makers, and a wide range of experts from the technology and innovation ecosystem.



The "Communications in the Cyber Era" special event is open to all attendees with relevant conference credentials. There is no need to pre-register for this session. 

The Program for Regulators - Global Forum, is by invitation only.

This special event is part of a full 3-day program organized by the Israeli MOC for regulators. If you think you should be a part of this program, please contact [email protected]

Communications in the Cyber Era | Hall I - P2
Preparation of Telecommunications and Cyber ecosystems to 5G | Roundtable #1
Mingling Break
National Risk Management in the Digital Era | Roundtable #2

Nati Cohen, Director General, Israel Ministry of Communication

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr. Yossi Vardi, Cybertech Conference Chairman

Preparation of Telecommunications and Cyber ecosystems to 5G | Roundtable #1

Amy Jordan, WEF
William Dixon, WEF

Oren Sagi, Managing Director, Cisco, Israel

Jeremy Godfrey
, Commissioner of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland & BEREC Chair 2019
Elmar Zilles, Director Legal/Spectrum, BNetzA
George Michaelides, Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulation, Republic of Cyprus
João Cadete de Matos, President of ANACOM, Portugal
H.E. Ambassador Arnoldas Pikžirnis, National Security & Interior Policy Advisor at Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania 
Prof. Konstantinos Masselos, President, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT), Hellenic Republic
Patrick Nyirishema, Director General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Republic of Rwanda
Leonardo Euler De Morais, President of ANATEL, Brazil
Tal Elimelech, Senior Area Manager, the Economics Department, Israeli Ministry of Communications
David Shoresh, Strategic Planner at the Israeli National Cyber Directorate

Mingling Break
National Risk Management in the Digital Era | Roundtable #2

Einan Lichterman
, Israeli Cyber Directorate

Rafael Franco
, Deputy Director General of the Israeli Cyber Directorate

Mario Miljavac
, Head of OTC, Croatia
Taro Hashimoto, Deputy Director General for Cybersecurity, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
H.E. Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance, Greece
H.E Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT & Innovation, Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Republic of Ghana
H.E. Sylvia Constain, Minister of Information & Communication Technologies, Colombia
Vladimír Kešjar, Chairman, Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications & Postal Services - RÚ, Slovakia
Aviram Atzaba, Executive Director for International Cooperation, Israel National Cyber Directorate
Eli Ben Menachem, RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems
Yonatan Striem-Amit, CTO & Co-founder, Cybereason
Oren Sagi, Managing Director, Cisco Israel

  • 18000Attendees
  • 180+Speakers
  • 200Companies
  • 90Startups
  • 160Delegations