Omri Hurwitz
Omri Hurwitz
Tech Marketer & Media Strategist

Tech Leaders: Boaz Katz, Co-Founder, Bizzabo

Boaz Katz, Bizzabo Photo Credit: PR
Boaz Katz, Bizzabo Photo Credit: PR

Welcome to my Tech Leaders Interview Series, where I interview impactful leaders and ask them to share tips and techniques that have benefited them, both in their personal and professional lives. 

This interview is with Boaz Katz, Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer at Bizzabo

Q & A: 

Q: What are your main productivity tips? 

Reduce the number of context switches. On one side of my day, I respond very quickly to messages and emails, but on the other side, I turn off all notifications and focus on one task until it is accomplished. It allows me to produce focused work time while not blocking others.

Q: What is your favorite drink? 

Water and Wine. I drink about 3 liters of water during the day and a glass of Israeli wine every evening.

Q: How do you deal with stress and anxiety? 

I appreciate the stress; it drives me to be more productive, sharper, and more decisive. The beach or my psychologic is my relaxing place.

Q: Your tips for aspiring entrepreneurs? 

Think big and realize that a venture is usually a marathon that you are running in sprints. Mental health drives success. So, take care of it.

Q: Who in the Tech industry would you like to meet for lunch? 

Co-founder of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey. His vision, leadership, and social impact are admirable.

Q: If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 

Having a beach located nearby, having waves to surf, warm weather most of the year, and having great food within walking distance is a great combination.

It sounds like Israel to me.

Q: What is your favorite book recommendation? 

The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, the full series. When I was a kid, this was the first book I read from start to finish in English. As a result, my imagination was sparked to not limit itself. As well, I find it hilarious.

About Bizzabo: 

Bizzabo is the only Event Success Platform. Bizzabo’s all-in-one event software enables in-person, virtual, and hybrid events to deliver unique attendee experiences through intelligent and intent-based personalized engagement. We help companies measure, manage, and scale events towards key business outcomes. Our platform empowers every organizer, marketer, exhibitor, and attendee to unleash the power of events. As a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Events Management Solutions, Q1 2021 Report, we are trusted by world-leading brands to power their events—from Fortune 100 enterprise organizations and financial institutions to creative agencies and scaling tech companies. Bizzabo was founded by Boaz Katz, Alon Alroy, and Eran Ben-Shushan, and has more than 300 employees in its New York, Tel-Aviv, and Kyiv offices. 

About the Author
Omri Hurwitz is a Tech Marketer and Media Strategist. His client portfolio consists of some of the leading companies and start-ups in Tech. He writes for several media channels including Forbes, The Times Of Israel, The VentureCation, Hackernoon, Benzinga, and more. He also has a show where he interviews leading personas from a variety of industries, to talk about the mental and mindful side of his guests and how it helps them in their personal & professional lives.
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