Board of Directors

Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi

Andrew ViterbiDr. Andrew Viterbi is a co-founder and retired Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of QUALCOMM Incorporated. He spent equal portions of his career in industry, having previously co-founded Linkabit Corporation, and in academia as Professor in the Schools of Engineering and Applied Science, first at UCLA and then at UCSD, at which he is now Professor Emeritus. He is currently president of the Viterbi Group, a technical advisory and investment company. He also serves as a chaired Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California and a distinguished Visiting Professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
His principal research contribution, the Viterbi Algorithm, is used in most digital cellular phones and digital satellite receivers, as well as in such diverse fields as magnetic recording, voice recognition and DNA sequence analysis. More recently, he concentrated his efforts on establishing CDMA as the multiple access technology of choice for cellular telephony and wireless data communication.
Dr. Viterbi has received numerous honors both in the U.S. and internationally. Among these are six honorary doctorates, from universities in Canada, Israel, Italy and the U.S., the Marconi International Fellowship Award, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell and Claude Shannon Awards, the NEC C&C Award, the Eduard Rhein Foundation Award, the Christopher Columbus Medal and the Franklin Medal. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, of which he chairs the Computer and Information Science section, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received an honorary title from the President of Italy and he has served on the U.S. President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Viterbi serves on boards of numerous non-profit institutions, including the University of Southern California, California Council on Science and Technology, MIT Visiting Committee for Bioengineering, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Scripps Research Institute and the Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.

Dr. Astorre Modena

Astorre-ModenaDr Astorre Modena is the founder and general partner of Terra Venture Partners, a venture capital focused on Israel’s promising energy and water technology sectors. Before founding Terra, Astorre has been a principal at Israel Seed Partners leading investments in wireless, optical communication and materials sectors. Astorre has sat on the Board and helped many companies with strategic guidance and extensive hands-on business development work. Prior to joining Israel Seed in 2001, Astorre was with McKinsey & Co. in Paris where he consulted to leading European companies on strategic and operational issues such as Product and Market strategy and Business Development. Astorre was a researcher at Imperial College in London and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Astorre holds a Bsc. in Physics from the Hebrew University and a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from Imperial College in London.

Ofer Avni, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ofer is serving as Cellint’s CEO since its inception. Prior to founding Cellint, Ofer was co-founder and director of Idioma Ltd. (www.idiomasolutions.com), the global market leader in automated media monitoring solutions. Under Ofer’s guidance, Idioma reached the highest market cap in its industry today.
Previously, Ofer was founder and CEO of Assist Interactive Fitness, a company that developed and sold electronic consumer products to the US fitness market via mass merchandize stores, TV and home shopping channels.
Ofer holds a Bsc in Physics from the Tel-Aviv University.

Yossi Kaplan, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

Yossi-KaplanYossi is serving as Cellint’s COO and CTO since its inception. Prior to founding Cellint Yossi was VP R&D of Idanit Technologies, which he joined as a start-up and led to a 63M$ buyout by Scitex in 1998. Since then, the company (now called Scitex Vision) tripled its revenues to 92M$ annually in 2001 and was acquired by HP for $230M in 2005.
Previously, as a senior manager at Orbotech, Yossi was in charge on developing the company’s flag product, the Vision 306, which is Orbotech’s main business up to now. Yossi is a veteran of the 8200 Elite unit of the Israeli Intelligence.
Yossi holds a Bsc in Mathematics and MBA in Finance from Tel-Aviv University.

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