Brig. Gen. (Res.) Efrati has served in the Israel Defense
Forces for more than twenty-eight years. He
commanded numerous prestigious operational and
technological positions in Military Intelligence and received
the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military
Mr. Rami Efrati, is an expert in Cyber Strategic Methods and
has many years of experience in anti-terrorism and
Intelligence technology. Mr. Efrati is one of the founding
members and former Head the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber
Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office. In this capacity, he raised Israel to a
leading position in the civilian aspects of global cyber-security, brought multi-
national companies to open cyber R&D centers in Israel. Mr. Efrati has
leveraged the existential cyber-threat to Israel, into a unique business
opportunity encouraging the development of a large cyber ecosystem
supporting hundreds of new cyber related startups.
Mr. Efrati is currently involved in international level strategic projects for cyber-
security and innovation. Until recently, Mr. Efrati was a founder and President
of Firmitas Cyber Solutions – focusing on providing a unique technological
approach for the security of mission-critical infrastructure sector & Industrial
Internet of Things.
Mr. Efrati has over 20 years of civilian experience and has been involved in
entrepreneurial activities with both start-up and established companies in the
Cyber-Security, High Tech and Bio-Technology sectors.
Mr. Efrati is an Associate in the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
(ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzelia (IDC), a place he shares his
unique experience in the cyber terror world. Mr. Efrati is also a guest expert
and lecturer in the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and a Senior
Cyber Fellow in Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and
Security in Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Efrati is an advisory board member at Securonix – an industry-leading
platform for security analytics that provides advanced monitoring and threat
Mr. Efrati is serving the community as Past District Governor of Lions Clubs in
Naeem Zahid is a business developer at Telenor. He works with digitalization of work processes at hospital to increase efficiencies and reduce burden for patients.
Trained as a surgeon, PhD in public health and MBA, he has hands on experience with delivering both healthcare and developing new solutions.
His main interests are new technologies such as 5G and AI.
Master in Computer Science from the University of Bergen. Researcher / research manager at Christian Michelsen Research 1983 – 1994, Director of ICT at Haukeland University Hospital 1994 – 2004 and CEO of Helse Vest IKT AS from 2004. Board member of Nasjonal IKT HF from 2014 and head of product management board for helsenorge.no from 2018.
Arne Peder is a former naval submariner and shipping industry executive turned serial tech entrepreneur with several successful exits, particularly within the SaaS fintech space. As Co-Founder and CEO of Accurate Equity from ‘03-’13, Arne Peder was instrumental in building up a complex technology and professional services company within the financial sector which he sold to Montagu Private Equity in ‘15 (Equatex). This company was again sold to Computershare in 2018 for 419 MUSD. Arne was also instrumental in turning around MeaWallet, another FinTech company – and successfully selling it to Seamless Distribution AB (SEAM:SS) in July ‘16.
Arne is Co-Founder and CEO of Friend Software www.friendos.com and has an active investor portfolio of 6 companies. Arne is mentor for several entrepreneurs, advisor for several companies within strategy, technology and equity-based incentives design.
Arne is a graduate from the Norwegian Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) as well as a degree in maritime law.
Married, three young boys at 4, 8 and 10.
Kathrine Myhre established the health cluster Norway Health Tech (previously named Oslo Medtech) in 2009 and has since then been the CEO of the organization. Norway Health Tech was awarded NCE (Norwegian Centre of Expertise) by Innovation Norway’s cluster program in 2015 and received Gold Label-status by the European cluster organization in 2016 and is a non-for-profit member organization focusing on innovation in the health space.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo in political science and built on this for her Master degree in Political Science from the University of Reading, UK in 2001. She then went on to working with innovation strategies and business creation based on novel research from the University of Oslo (UiO) until 2008 – from 2004 until 2008 as the Director of Innovation at Birkeland Innovation (now Inven2), the technology transfer office at University of Oslo.
From 2008 she held the position as Director of Innovation at the company IT Fornebu. It was from this position the concept of Norway Health Tech was formed and launched in 2009.
Kathrine Myhre has initiated and led numerous strategic and innovative processes and projects, within a broad spectrum: conduction of creative processes, market analysis, business creation, handling of IPR, marketing and sales and facilitating financing of key projects and businesses.
Kathrine Myhre has over the years built a solid network in the health sector, nationally and globally, and is a renowned speaker in the field of health innovation and technology.