Yossi Matias


CyberSecurity, Enterprise SW/ SaaS, Cloud, All

Vice President, Google, Founder and GM of Google R&D center in Israel. Prof. for computer science at Tel Aviv University, and a visiting professor at Stanford

Yossi Matias - Yossi Matias is one of Israel’s leading Tech leaders. He is an Israeli computer scientist, entrepreneur, and Vice President, Engineering at Google, Search & AI, and the global lead of its Crisis Response efforts. Matias is the founding managing director of Google’s R&D center in Tel Aviv and co-lead of Google's AI for Social Good. He is a recipient of Gödel Prize and is an ACM Fellow for contributions to the analysis of big data and the field of streaming algorithms. Matias pioneered an initiative to bring cultural and heritage collections online, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum archive, the Dead Sea Scrolls., and the Nelson Mandela Archive, which along with Google Art Project seeded up Google Cultural Institute. He is leading a global initiative for Crisis Response and Flood Forecasting. Matias is the executive lead and founder of Google's Campus Tel Aviv, a technology hub for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and birthplace of programs such as Campus for Moms and LaunchPad, which has evolved into Launchpad Accelerator, and LaunchPad Studio for AI & ML focused startups. Prof. Matias is on the computer science faculty at Tel Aviv University, and previously a research scientist at Bell Labs and a visiting professor at Stanford. He is the inventor of over 50 patents. Matias pioneered some of the early technologies for the effective analysis of big data, internet privacy, and contextual search.