FCEDA to host Technion and Israel Innovation Update with focus on defense, HLS and artificial intelligence

Contacts: Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o) or +1 571-213-5065 (m).

Lt. Col. Pini Brosh of the Israeli Missile Defense Organization to be keynote speaker at May 1 discussion in Tysons Corner

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia -- The Fairfax County Virginia Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) in conjunction with the American Technion Society and Technion Alumni will host “Technion and Israel Innovation Update,” a discussion of defense, homeland security and artificial intelligence on May 1 at FCEDA headquarters in Tysons Corner.

Lt. Col. Pini Brosh of the Israeli Missile Defense Organization will be the keynote speaker. Other featured guests will include Ken Ball, Ph.D., dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University, Sol Glasner, president and CEO of the Tysons Partnership, and Amir Neeman, president of Amir Neeman Consulting, LLC.

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA, will provide opening remarks at the session which is scheduled to include lunch and networking and will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Topics will include U.S.-Israel missile defense collaboration, innovations in defense, homeland security and airport security, and an overview of the Fairfax County business ecosystem around these industries.

The FCEDA has maintained an office in Tel Aviv since 2005 to work with Israeli companies interested in expanding in the U.S. market. More than 30 Israel-based companies have a presence in Fairfax County. The American Technion Society is devoted to advancing innovation in Israel and around the world.

“Fairfax County and Israel are important locations for cybersecurity, defense-related businesses and new technologies such as artificial intelligence,” Gordon said. “We are delighted to present this event to spotlight innovation and bring together prestigious institutions from Israel and the U.S.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund one of the nation’s most prestigious school systems and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled and well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.