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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP; 525 W. Monroe Street; Chicago, IL 60661

    Join us and Israel's CyberTech, the Consulate General of Israel to the MidwestFinTank, and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for this special event featuring leaders from Israel’s secret intelligence unit, the 8200, and exploring how this unit is a catalyst for innovation and the formation of technology companies in Israel and the U.S.

    Confirmed Speakers: 

    Dean Sysman, CEO/Co-Founder of Axonius: Dean is a world renowned expert in cybersecurity and has been honored with being in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Israel 2017 list. Before founding Axonius, Dean co-founded Cymmetria, A YC-backed cyber deception company with Fortune 500 customers. He has spoken at major conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, CCC and more. He is an alumnus of an elite unit in the Israeli Intelligence Corps, where he served for 5 years as a team leader and officer. During his service, Dean received commendations and awards for his service. Dean is a graduate of the special "Etgar" program, where he earned his B.Sc in computer science at the age of 19. In 2005, Dean was part of the gold medal winning team in the international Robotic Olympics in South Korea. Dean enjoys playing poker and reading existential philosophy.

    Yonatan Striem Amit, CTO, Co-Founder of CybereasonYonatan Striem-Amit is a machine learning, big data analytics and visualization technology expert, with over a decade of experience applying analytics to security in the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli Governmental Agencies. Prior to founding Cybereason, Yonatan headed the development for Watchdox, a leading DRM and SaaS security startup.

    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Marshall's Landing; 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 2nd Floor; Chicago, IL 60654

    Spotlight on Real Estate Development

    Business Leadership Award Honoree

    Scott Goodman

    Founding Principal

    Farpoint Development


    Meet up with colleagues and discover new connections

    Learn about building Chicago into a hub for  innovative companies

    Beer and Israeli wine. Reception buffet 

    Meet Scott Goodman, a well-known, veteran, mover and shaker, commercial real estate developer who plays an important role in Chicago’s burgeoning technology and innovation ecosystem creating a desirable landing place for emerging and established companies; an integral piece of the puzzle for Chicago’s attraction - innovative, interesting work spaces where companies can locate to accommodate growth and expansion.

    Scott was a founding Principal of Sterling Bay, a company started in the mid-1980’s with seed money from family and friends. During his thirty-year tenure, the company grew to a team of over 200. He rose to the top of Chicago’s real estate industry with major projects such as the evolution of the West Loop where he was the pivotal driver in transforming an area of meatpackers and food distributors to become one of the hottest, most exciting, sought-after locations for tech companies – big and small; buying up properties and building new offices attracting the likes of Google to locate its campus there, followed by Uber, Twitter, Ideo and a whole host of others.

    In 2016, Scott started Farpoint Development, continuing to be a leading force in notable Chicago projects. Scott was selected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2017 to head the master developer team for the Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment project – Scott’s vision includes a Life Sciences facility creating a hub to attract companies in this sector; a perfect fit for one of Israel’s most dynamic sectors where companies seeking to market and showcase their innovative products in the U.S. could be part of this hub.

    Chicago has a thriving, dynamic ecosystem as an innovation and technology hub and landing place for startups; with 20+ incubators and accelerators; it is fast becoming the new alternative to the east and west coasts for startups to established companies, shedding the “flyover prairie” name. El Al’s nonstop flights to Israel starting in the spring of 2020 will be influential in attracting Israeli innovation companies from tech to life sciences to join this ecosystem.

    The AICC is pleased to recognize a fellow partner in Chicago’s innovation and tech ecosystem for his past accomplishments and future plans to develop innovative, commercial real estate projects to meet the growing needs of companies.

Cultivate business connections, collaboration, and community between Chicago, the broader Midwest, and Israel.  Learn more about the AICC.


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