Our advisory board comprises experts from industry, civil society and academia.
הוועדה המייעצת למכון הישראלי למדיניות טכנולוגיה
הוועדה המייעצת כוללת מומחים מובילים מהתעשייה, ממשל, חברה אזרחית ואקדמיה
Kheir Abdel Razek is currently serving as a program manager in the societal challenges division at the Israel Innovation Authority, responsible for human capital for the High Tech.
Prior to this role, Kheir served as Deputy CEO at “Kav Mashve,” a nonprofit dedicated to integrating Arab academic professionals in Israel’s industry, for over 6 years. Previously Kheir filled senior client management positions in various advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi Israel.
Kheir holds a B.A in English and French Literature and a Masters in Marketing Management.
Kenneth A. Bamberger is The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Faculty co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and is a core faculty member of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB).
Prof. Bamberger is an expert on government regulation, corporate compliance, and technology in both the United States and Europe. At Berkeley, he teaches Administrative Law; the First Amendment (Speech and Religion); Corporate Compliance; the Law and Technology Workshop; and Jewish Law.
For his recent book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe(MIT Press), Bamberger and his co-author, Berkeley I-School Prof. Deirdre Mulligan, were awarded the 2016 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. His articles on “Platform Market Power,” and “Saving Governance-by-Design,” will be published in 2018.
Bamberger graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Berkeley Law, he clerked for federal appeals court Judge Amalya L. Kearse and U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the United States Solicitor General, and was an associate, and then counsel, at the Wilmer Hale firm in Washington DC.
Outside the law school, Prof. Bamberger has served on the advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum, the Israel Institute, and The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life; on the Program Committee for the European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC); and on the ADL’s Anti-Cyberhate Working Group. In the fall of 2017, he was selected for the U.S. Department of Commerce-European Commission list of arbitrators developed as part of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
From 2013-2015, Bamberger was the first co-chair of UC Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies. He has been a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University Law School, a Visiting Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and he is a founding board member of the U.S.-Israel Tech Policy Institute.
B.A., Harvard University (1990)
Henry Fellow, Cambridge University (1991)
J.D., Harvard University (1998)
Jordana Cutler is the Head of Policy for Facebook, Inc. in Israel.
Most recently, she served as Chief of Staff in the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. from 2013-2016. From 2009-2013, Jordana served in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office as Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Advisor for Diaspora Affairs and as the Deputy to the Senior Advisor to
the Prime Minister. Prior to this, Jordana worked in the Strategy Department of the Likud Party’s 2009 campaign, and from 2005-2007 Jordana served as the Senior Officer for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.
Jordana holds a Master’s Degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Political Science, specializing in Political Communication. She earned her B.A. from Brandeis University in Politics, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Hebrew Language & Literature. Jordana is a native of Washington, D.C., and made aliyah in 2007. She is married to Adam and has three children.
Rick J. Echevarria is vice president of the Intel Security Group and general manager of the Intel Security Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the delivery of Intel security platforms and solutions providing ubiquitous security and identity protection for people and businesses.
Echevarria is also the acting general manager of the Business Client Platform Division, responsible for Intel’s desktop and notebook platform business to corporate purchasers including government, education, healthcare and Telco as well as small and medium business.
Echevarria joined Intel in 1994 as a software program manager where he was responsible for leading one of the first application enabling programs at Intel for the Pentium® Processor with MMX Technology. In 1998 he was promoted to director of Intel Developer Relations Division where he helped extend and build the worldwide ecosystem for Intel® Architecture, encouraging and supporting independent software vendors in developing applications for Intel hardware and software products through key stages of the business life cycle.
Echevarria was promoted in 2000 to general manager of Intel® Solution Services, Intel’s worldwide professional services organization where he helped companies capitalize on the full value of Intel® Architecture through consulting focused on architecture transitions. He was promoted to vice president Sales and Marketing Group in 2006 where he led Enterprise Solution Sales.
Prior to joining Intel Echevarria was a software developer for IBM Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and his master’s degree in computer systems management from Union College.
Noa Elefant-Loffler is a senior public policy manager at Google. She leads Google public policy work in Israel, including initiatives around safer internet, counter speech, digital growth and inclusion. Noa Elefant-Loffler has been in the the public policy sphere for 20 years. Prior to joining Google, she worked for the Israeli media regulator as Head of Research and Chief of Staff. Before that, she worked at the Knesset and had central part in forming the Knesset’s Research and Information Center.
Noa Elefant-Loffler is a mother of three young girls. She was born and raised in Haifa and lives in Hod Ha-Sharon. She has a bachelor degree in political science from Haifa University and master’s degree in political communications from Tel Aviv university.
Yoram Hacohen is the CEO of the the Israeli Internet Association (ISCO-IL) since 2015. Prior to his term at ISOC-IL, Yoram was a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) where he researched national security aspects of Cyber, Big Data, Technology and Law.
In 2006 attorney Hacohen was appointed by the Israeli government to establish and lead the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA) – Israel’s data protection authority (today the Israeli Privacy Protection Authority). As head of ILITA, Mr. Hacohen served as the national regulator for data protection and e-privacy, for credit information bureaus, and for certification authorities for electronic signatures.
Under his leadership, the ILITA became a modern technology-focused data protection authority, and the law & technology knowledge center for the Israeli public administration. During his term as head of ILITA Hacohen led various technological cyber privacy enforcement actions, and participated in the process of establishing Israel’s cyber security framework. His term as head of ILITA ended in April 2013.
As Head of ILITA Yoram represented Israel at various international fora as head of the Israeli delegation to ICCP and WPISP committees of the OECD and lead of the process vis-à-vis the European Commission in which Israel was declared as having an adequate data protection regime according to Directive 95/46/EC requirements.
Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a board member of the National Press Council and lecturer at the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University. She is a former head of the research department at the Israeli Second Authority for Television and Radio, a former research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Areas of expertise: Media marketplace; freedom of information; openness and transparency in government; friction between technology and democracy.
Since 2007, Orly serves as the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Israel, where she is also part of the leadership team. In her role, Orly is responsible for managing all legal as well as regulatory, compliance and public policy aspects. In addition, she leads the company’s corporate responsibility program, built on national level tri-sector partnerships, focusing on Coding, Computer Science and next generation skills, Employment, Internet Safety, NGO capacity and more. Prior to joining Microsoft, Orly worked as a lawyer in private law firms and before that as a research assistant in law. Orly applies her knowledge and expertise to her local community where she participates as a member in two national committees, a board member of an NGO and a mentor in a mentoring in the community program. Orly holds a Master of Laws (LLM) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees, both from Tel-Aviv University and She is a graduate of MAOZ Leadership program including Harvard Business School MAOZ fellowship program
Shirit Keynan is the Head of Privacy for International Markets at Teva Pharmaceuticals. She is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining Teva’s privacy programs and driving strategy to ensure compliance with global privacy and local data protection requirements.
Prior to joining Teva Pharmaceuticals she worked for Eli Lilly Israel as Head of Clinical Operations and later as their Compliance and Privacy Officer.
Shirit is a mother of three and has recently returned to Israel after spending five years with her family in Shanghai and Bogota. She holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Behavioral Science.