Speakers

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Aharon Ze'evi Farkash

Former Head of Military Intelligence Directorate, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

General Farkash is the Founder & CEO of FST Biometrics, a

company that provides advanced security solutions.  Farkash

established FST with the exciting challenge of creating the future of

intelligent building safety & security based on a fusion of 2nd

generation face, behavior, and voice biometrics & analytics.

General Farkash is one of the world's leading experts in the field of

security, military and intelligence. During the General's service in

the IDF, he served in a variety of roles both in the field and on the

general staff.  He was also prominent in strategic planning,

direction of projects and management and leading of large units

such as the Israel Sigint National Unit, the Technological and

Logistics Branch, the Planning Branch and the Defense Intelligence

Branch.

General Farkash continues to serve his country during his military retirement. Farkash is a member of the R&D Advisory Committee to the Minister of Defense, driving the development of future weapon technology. He also serves on the Special Advisory Board to President Reuven Rivlin.  

During his service in the IDF, General Farkash completed advanced studies including Brigade Command, Division Command, and Military & Defense Strategic Doctrine.  He received a B.A. and M.A. in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from Tel Aviv University. General Farkash is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.  

Farkash is the author of the book – To the Best of Our Knowledge: Intelligence, Operations and Policy.

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