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Presenting his new book: ISRAEL’S EDGE – THE STORY OF THE IDF’S MOST ELITE UNIT – TALPIOT
JASON GEWIRTZ is an EXCECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BUSINESS NETWORK CNBC. He is an experienced field producer who has covered the Middle East with a focus on Israel and Israeli business. He produced “Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future”, which detailed Israeli-born energy technologies. He currently produces “Power Lunch”, broadcast live every day jointly from CNBC’s global headquarters and the New York Stock Exchange.
ISRAEL’S EDGE – THE STORY OF THE IDF’S MOST ELITE UNIT – TALPIOT
Instead of being trained only to fight, the few soldiers selected each year to Talpiot are taught how to think. Through dozens of interviews with graduates and early founders of the program, “Israel’s Edge” explain Talpiot’s highly successful recruiting methods and discloses many of the program’s military and intelligence victories. Included are profiles of Talpiot’s outstanding graduates who have created cutting-edge businesses including Check Point, Compugen, Anobit (bought by Apple) and XIV (bought by IBM). This is an inside look at the unsung heroes of the military unit that has had more of an impact on the State of Israel than any other.
Former President SHIMON PERES notes that TALPIOT “accentuates one of the most eminent sources of strength of the State of Israel: its human capital.”
Brimming with colorful interviews, Israel’s Edge relates the story of how an elite army unit – Talpiot – ultimately drove innovations like Iron Dome and also had a catalytic effect on Israel’s high-tech industry.
Dan Senor – co-author, “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle”, a New York Times bestseller
11 am | Registration
Welcome and introductions
11.30 am | Brunch
12.45 pm | Registration for public presentation
1.00 pm | Public presentation
1.45 pm | Book signing
2.30 pm | End