Dr. Dan Yanson is a laser physicist and entrepreneur, whose engagements include photonics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. Having switched two countries, Russia and Scotland, prior to settling in Israel in 2008, Dan works for a major defense contractor. He also acts as a technical expert for the European Commission in Brussels. In his entrepreneurial stint, Dan founded computer-vision venture TheWhollySee, which won Nvidia’s $100k award as Israel’s best AI start-up in 2018. Dan is also a founding member of the Toldot Yitzhak community that serves as an umbrella organization for religious Russian-speaking immigrants in Haifa.