We are very honored by the FICC for hosting the first annual States of Minds Media & Technology Platform, and we are thankful to have been given the opportunity to partner with one of the most prestigious Israeli business organizations.


Through lectures and discussion panels, the Media and Technology experts platform will provide a real time assessment of the most edgy and innovative topics within their respective fields and countries. The event will also focus on how the media industry, when coupled with technological advances, is a contributor to a “Creative Economy” and helps to inspire social change.

Participating social change influencers will be given a unique opportunity to consider how they can contribute to an emerging and innovative media industry between the US and Israel.

The Media and Technology event will also emphasize the impact of the two fields, through engaging speakers, and panels, as mediums to discuss how the two fields jointly contribute to create exponential creative growth, as well as to a “Creative Economy."

Lecture & Discussion Panels


Prof Braverman is an Israeli economist and politician and is currently a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party. Between 2009 and 2011 he served as Minister of Minorities. 

Katriel Schory, Executive Director of Israeli Film Fund, will discuss how media, combined with technology, increases the level of global collaborative creativity.

Jan Van-Voorn, Regional Director for Content Protection – EMEA at the Motion Picture Association of America. Mr. Van-Voorn will hold a lecture (topic to be announced).

Shmulik Duvdevani, Ph.D. Film And Television, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel.

Amit Zoller, Head of the Media and Technology Department at the Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design & Education in Haifa, Israel.

To be confirmed: 

Franck Melloul, I24News CEO in Tel Aviv, Israel

Tiffany Shlain, Director/Producer, via video conference

Nick DeMartino Media And technology expert and former Senior Vice President, Media and Technology for the American Film Institute.



Anti-Piracy in Pro-Piracy Environments
Downloading and illegal streaming is common, and little is being done to stop it, to the dismay of the film industry.

Anti-Piracy and New Technology
How governments can regulate new Internet technology to protect the established film industry and how the industry needs to embrace technologies to offer their consumers the best services while ensuring that artists still receive compensation and continue to stay in the business and flourish.

 Platform for Disruptive Technologies and the “Creative Economy”   

What is disruptive technology?  Who is involved? What is its influence in creating or destroying the economic value in the film industry? How can the Internet reshape the media production industry and create a more efficient distribution system?