Are you inspired by data driven technologies? Do you rely on big data analytics to answer difficult business questions? Do you believe in the power of machine learning? Want to take a vacation to Tel Aviv, Israel?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you will want to join Dataconomy Media at Rise Tel Aviv on September 25, 2016 for Data Natives Tel Aviv. This daylong conference will focus on data-driven technologies and emerging fields that rely on data for answers. Find out firsthand how big data, machine learning, IoT, AI, HealthTech and Fintech are driving the future of technology.

In case you need some more convincing, here are 10 reasons why you should attend Data Natives Tel Aviv 2016:

#1. To understand how data is driving the future

An estimated 30 industry thought-leaders from across the globe will be speaking to an audience of 300 “data natives”. Data Natives Tel Aviv will feature speakers from MapR Technologies, Claro Partners, Google, IBM and more.

Here are some key speakers you won’t want to miss:

  • Crystal Valentine: VP of Technology Strategy at MapR Technologies, provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform
  • Aldo de Jong: Co-Founder at Claro Partners and Startupbootcamp Barcelona, the #1 accelerator in Europe
  • Ami Gal: CEO of SQream Technologies, provider of the #1 performing big data analytics database in terms of speed, scale, size and simplicity
Yuval Dvir speaking at Data Natives 2015

Yuval Dvir speaking at Data Natives 2015

#2. To see how Israel is driving innovation with technology

Israel is known for being one of the largest startup nations. With more startups per capita than any other place in the world, the startup ecosystem in Israel exhibited unprecedented growth in 2015 and continues to expand.

Revolutionary data-driven technologies such as ReWalk, Mobileye, Waze, Clicktale, Outbrain and hundreds of other solutions have all emerged in Israel. Data Natives Tel Aviv will be showcasing up and coming Israeli technologies, allowing attendees and speakers to get a firsthand glimpse of these revolutionary data-driven solutions.

#3. To experience DLD Tel Aviv

Israel’s largest innovation festival, DLD Tel Aviv, will take place on September 23-29 2016 at the Tahana Compound (Tel Aviv’s old railway station). DLD Tel Aviv brings together some of the greatest minds in technology throughout Israel.

Since Data Natives Tel Aviv attendees will already be in Israel, it’s a great idea to stay an extra night or two to attend DLD Tel Aviv. This will provide you with more networking opportunities and a chance to see new technologies and startups that are driving innovation.

 #4. To participate in our “Startup Battle”

Six startups will be selected to participate in Data Natives Tel Aviv’s “startup battle”. Each startup will be given 5 minutes to pitch, followed by a 2 minute Q&A session from the judges. The winning startup will be chosen to join Startupbootcamp Barcelona, the largest startup accelerator in Europe and one of the top 3 largest in the world.

The Startup Battle is a great opportunity for data-driven startups seeking funding, mentorship opportunities, development guidance and more. The competition will be judged by Aldo de Jong, Co-Founder of Claro Partners and Startupbootcamp Barcelona. Riskopy was last year’s winning startup – read about their experience in this blog post.

#5. To network with like minded professionals

Data Natives Tel Aviv will include 300 attendees from across the globe, making this one of the best upcoming networking events in Tel Aviv. Whether your background is in HealthTech, FinTech, AdTech, EdTech, etc., Data Natives Tel Aviv will allow for the opportunity to mix and mingle with thought leaders and professionals in various data-driven industries.

Plus, valuable insights can be gained from learning how other industries utilize data. This knowledge could also provide a better understanding on how industries can collaborate in the future.

#6. To discover new business opportunities

Some of the most innovative applications of technology will be presented and discussed during Data Natives Tel Aviv. This conference will prove how technology is unlocking a massive amount of business value through insights being gained from data.

Both attendees and speakers will get a better understanding of how large companies and startups alike are leverage data to gain valuable business intelligence. Conference goers will leave Data Natives Tel Aviv viewing business problems in new ways, with an understanding of solutions designed to help solve these problems.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to network with companies offering – or looking for – innovative solutions, or experts who could help add value to your business.

#7. To gain a fresh perspective on data

Just a few years ago, “big data” become a very big buzzword. Yet, the data revolution actually started years before the rise of IoT, AI and machine learning. About seventy years ago, we encountered the first attempts to quantify the growth rate in the volume of data or what has more commonly been referred to as the, “information explosion,” a term first used in 1941, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Simply put, the concept of gaining insights from data has been around for years. Data Natives Tel Aviv will provide a fresh perspective on the data revolution, demonstrating and presenting some of the newest and most revolutionary data-driven technologies.

#8. To enjoy a vacation on the Tel Aviv beaches

Home to some of the world’s best beaches, everyone who attends Data Natives Tel Aviv also has the chance to kick back and catch some sun on the beaches in Tel Aviv.

Some of the best beaches in Tel Aviv are Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach, Banana Beach, TopSea and Metzitzim Beach. Gordon, Frishman and Banana Beaches are the most popular with tourists, while TopSea and Metzitzim will have more locals.

Tel Aviv Beaches

#9. To take a stroll around Neve Tzedek

Neve Tzedek is one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. At the beginning of the 20th century, Neve Tzedek was home to many well-known writers and artists. Today, this charming area is filled with boutiques, cafes and award-winning Israeli restaurants, such as Suzanna and Dallal.

If you get the chance to visit Neve Tzedek, be sure to take notice of the Bauhaus style architecture and small alleyways filled with colorful and inspirational murals. Neve Tzedek is one of Tel Aviv’s hidden gems, so be sure to stop by the area either before or after Data Natives Tel Aviv.

#10. To taste the world’s best hummus

No data is needed to prove that some of the world’s best hummus can be found in Israel. Fortunately, Data Natives Tel Aviv is taking place at Rise Tel Aviv, just a 15-minute drive from Abu Hassan, one of the most famous hummus restaurants in Israel.