Laura is Head of Design at Priceline where she manages a team that works on flexible information architecture, modular design systems, and compelling customer experiences. She previously worked both in-house and as a consultant for companies in various industries including e-commerce, publishing, ad tech, supply chain logistics, and enterprise resource management. She’s keenly interested in the intersection between product design processes and organizational dynamics.
Roee Adler is a longtime team member at WeWork, joining as Chief Product Officer in 2013. Over the years, Roee built WeWork’s product management, software engineering, digital design, and data analysis groups. He is now spearheading WeWork Labs, the company’s program to power early-stage startups and corporate innovation.
Prior to joining WeWork, Roee was part of five different startups, three of which were successfully acquired. Most recently, he served as the Chief Product Officer at Soluto and led the team's launch at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2010 (where Soluto won the startup battlefield). Soluto was acquired by Asurion in 2013. Prior to that, Roee was a product manager at AeroScout (acquired by Stanley Black & Decker), and a device driver developer at Envara (acquired by Intel).
A native of Israel, Roee started programming at age 11. He spent his compulsory military service in the Israeli Defence Force starting as a software engineer with an elite intelligence R&D unit, then as a team leader and finally as one of the project managers of a system that won the Israel Defence Award, Israel’s most prestigious R&D award, granted by the country’s president.
Roee is married to Avital, a neuroscientist at NYU Langone Medical Center, and has three children: Gali, Maayan, and Ron. He holds a BA in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and an MBA in Finance from IDC Herzliya. He is a former Judoka, thinks Battlestar Galactica is the best TV show ever made, loves cinema, and dreams of becoming either an evolutionary biologist or a film director.
Jaron is the creator of RubyApps, a cross-functional collaboration platform that helps knowledge workers manage, share, publish, and distribute mission-critical business content. In his role, he sets the strategic vision for the product, while providing executive leadership over a team of software developers and customer success specialists.
Trained as an engineer, Jaron has a technical background but is also a highly effective communicator. As a result, he is a frequent presenter and moderator, and has led technology-related sessions for organizations like the Legal Marketing Association, YJP, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also an accomplished author, having contributed to several books on software and systems administration and writing for publications like HOW magazine, MarketingTech, and Law Technology Today.
Amit is a product management expert with over 15 years of tech experience. He is working with startups, advising them on best practices and helping them turn innovative ideas into successful products. Amit previously led the traveler products at American Express Global Business Travel and before that, he managed the mobile apps for Gett (aka Juno).
Amit is originally from Israel where he started his career as a software engineer in the Israeli intelligence. He is also a Meetup organizer and has his own Meetup group called "Israeli New-Yorkers in Tech".
Join YJP for an incredible evening of insights and discussion on product development and design, the future of technology, entrepreneurship, and the startup nation. Attendees will have the opportunity to join in a candid roundtable discussion and Q&A session, mingle with other rising stars in the product, technology, entrepreneurship, and startup industries, while enjoying delicious gourmet bites and our signature cocktails.
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