Dr. Nathan Persky, CEO
Nathan brings over 20 years of technological and business experience from start-ups to large, global companies. Nathan served as the CEO, VP R&D, VP product at companies in various fields including medical device, process control, metrology, digital health, computer vision, and large-scale digital printing. Prior to joining RTC Nathan serve as the general manager of Hexagon MI Israel (Cognitens). Prior to that, Nathan led an innovative product line as a VP in Orbotech FPD division. He was an R&D manager and general manager of DenX – a medical device company for image-guided surgery. Nathan holds a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics (Summa Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University.
Dr. Yossi Rubner, Executive Chairman
Dr. Rubner brings over two decades of R&D management expertise combined with academic research and teaching. Prior to founding RTC, he managed R&D group at Applied Materials and served as CTO at Jigami. Earlier in his career, Dr. Rubner served as a consultant for the Xerox PARC, Desktop Publishing Systems at the Scitex Corporation. He was also responsible for several R&D projects during his service in the Israel Defense Forces. Dr. Rubner is a graduate of the IDF Computer Academy and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion Institute of Technology, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he specialized in Computer Vision. Dr. Rubner has published a book and has over 20 journal and conference papers to his credit in the areas Computer Vision. He is also a course instructor in advanced computer studies at several leading universities in Israel. In 2017 he received the Helmholtz Prize of the IEEE Computer Society
Nir Avrahami, Chief Scientist
With 20 years of extensive industrial R&D experience, Nir Avrahami brings both knowledge and expertise in Computer Vision, including Low-Level Vision, Structure From Motion, Registration, Optimizations and Machine and Deep Learning. Prior to joining RTC in 2008, Nir held the position of CTO of ioimage, where he also established and managed the algorithms team, and served as a Senior Algorithms Developer at CogniTens 3D Visions Systems. He holds an M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
Lior Lifshitz, President
Lior was the Chairman of SAIPS a computer vision company which was acquired by Ford Motors company and he still serves as an Excutive board member after the acquisition. He was the managing director at Jerusalem Capital VC, active chairman at SecureDimentions (Acquired by MSF), founder and CEO of ProSeed VC (listed in TLV stock exchange) and non-executive director in many public and private companies , including 13 years in Etgar Assets Management, a subsidiary of Mizrahi Bank, where he served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Lior also worked at Batucha Investments, where he managed six out of ten branches of the company. He holds M.A in economics from TLV University. Lior loves long runs (especially finishing them), climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. He volunteers to a Search and Rescue team and a acts as Co-Active life coach.