Yaki Dayan

Founder and CEO

I’m passionate about transforming education and learning worldwide, and making an impact. An EdTech visionary, ecosystem builder, and a recognized expert in education innovation and entrepreneurship.

I founded EdTech Israel in 2014 with the vision to transform startup-nation to EdTech Nation. EdTech Israel is Israel’s only nationwide, independent, unbiased business hub that connects the Israeli education and innovation ecosystem to international markets across all sectors.

I founded IES Summit (formerly Israel Education Summit) in 2016. In just three years, it has grown to attract more than 120 international delegates, 50 international speakers, and 1,000 attendees who made the 4th annual IES2019 a huge success!
IES2020 – Future of Work & Learning Innovation Summit – will take place June 2+3, 2020. Save the date!

My career blends international business development, academic research, educational leadership and community entrepreneurship.

My hi-tech career included over 20 years as a marketing-oriented business executive, with proven International track record of high-level sales, business development and strategic marketing. I’m engaged in informal education since 2002, primarily as a volunteer at the Israeli Scouts Association, and volunteer at various not-for-profit organizations and community projects. In 2009 I opted to transition from the hi-tech rat-race to pursue an academic degree in education. I completed the PhD in Educational Technologies from the University of Haifa.

I am open to international impact initiatives and collaborations with changemakers and thought leaders.