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Boardroom Breakfast Briefing by Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Science & Technology and NSW Chief Scientist

Please Click here to see the Presentation given by Prof. O’Kane.

Please Click here to see the Presentation given by Prof. Weihs.

The Israel Trade Commission (ITC) together with the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and the Technion Society of Australia (TSA) are pleased to invite you to attend a boardroom breakfast briefing. Speaking at this event will be: 

  • Distinguished Professor Daniel Weihs who is jointly Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Science & Technology and head of Technion’s Autonomous Systems Program
  • Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer 

Date: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Venue: Hilton Hotel Sydney,
 488 George St, Sydney

 This boardroom breakfast briefing is complimentary but places are limited so please RSVP to or (02) 9388 0382 to guarantee your place.
A full breakfast will be served. 

We invite you to hear Professor Weihs talk about his exciting activities in the field of advanced robotics, Space, and Defence and to learn more from both Professors’ experiences in helping commercialize products that originated as academic IP into flourishing companies.  

Professor Weihs is one of an elite group of Distinguished Professors at the Technion. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Israel Space Agency since 1987 and has been Chairman of the Israel National Committee for Space Research since 2005. 

He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has been on the boards of companies such as Israel Aircraft Industries, Beit Shemesh Engines, Israel Limnological and Oceanographic Research Co. and others.

Professor O’Kane is also Executive Chairman of Mary O’Kane & Associates Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based company that advises governments, universities and the private sector on innovation, research, education and development.

She is also Chair of the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy, Chair of the Development Gateway and the Development Gateway International, Chair of the CRC for Spatial Information, and a director of PSMA Ltd, Business Events Sydney, and the Australian Business Foundation.

 We look forward to hosting you at this event.

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