Our Values

Be excellent.

We hire the best and train them to be even better. We continuously challenge our way of thinking and insist on the highest standards.

Be truthful.

Truth is the cornerstone of all our relationships. We act with honesty and integrity with our employees, partners and customers.

Have fun.

We like achieving outrageous goals together with brilliant people. Yes, we work hard, but we have fun doing so.

Our Values

Be excellent.

We hire the best and train them to be even better. We continuously challenge our way of thinking and insist on the highest standards.

Be truthful.

Truth is the cornerstone of all our relationships. We act with honesty and integrity with our employees, partners and customers.

Have fun.

We like achieving outrageous goals together with brilliant people. Yes, we work hard, but we have fun doing so.

LEADERSHIP

Amit loves marrying technology with customer needs, and has been doing so over the last 14 years. Before founding Ottopia, Amit was Head of Product for Microsoft’s leading cyber-security offering, VP Product at a company building low-latency wireless video solutions, and Head of a Cyber-Security R&D department in the IDF’s 8200 Unit. Amit is also a graduate of the prestigious Talpiot program.

Amit Rosenzweig

Founder & CEO

Alex has over a decade of software engineering experience with a focus on cyber-security and low-level coding. Alex is an expert in designing and building products that require a high level of reliability and that are deployed in complex, real-time environments. A natural problem solver (and likely a server in his past life), Alex is excited to spearhead software architecture and development at Ottopia.

Alex Kirshon

CTO

Amit has passion for technology with a decade of experience in software engineering, big data, cloud and cyber security. At Microsoft and Checkmarx he incubated and grew development teams, and brought products from initial design to significant market share. Amit joined Ottopia because of the super interesting challenges in teleoperation and to support the company’s accelerated growth.

Amit Saar

VP R&D

Ran had a legal job at Microsoft. However, he wanted to help build something tangible and futuristic. Despite a formal background in the subject, he paved his path and became Ottopia’s Head of Operations. Maybe it is because he can free dive 52 meters or that he completed the Israel National Trail. The fact is, he has proven himself and is responsible for the operations team, manages hardware projects, customer needs, and deals with complex regulatory issues.

Ran Frank

Head of Operations

Shira has over 6 years' experience working in the smart city and mobility ecosystems. Before joining Ottopia, she worked closely with Fortune 500's leading OEMs, Tier 1 companies, and mobility startups as a founding team member of DRIVE Mobility Center in Tel Aviv. Shira holds an architecture degree from the AA in London, and in her free time, she coaches up-and-coming product managers at She Codes.

Shira Rotem

VP of Product Management

Team

Aaron came to Ottopia as a junior software developer after 5 years of experience in the automotive industry. While working for companies such as FCA and GM he envisioned a completely different industry in the future, one that would be heavily influenced by technology. The opportunity to make that vision a reality as a developer in the industry he essentially grew up in, was meant to be.

Aaron Gilman

Software Developer

Aaron is Ottopia’s QA lead with over a decade of experience in not just testing and building test plans but also in developing automation test tools. This stems from his passion for ensuring the delivered products meet the industries highest standards for quality and performance. His love for technology follows him home where he has been involved for over 10 years in multiple Android open source projects.

Aaron Randelman

Quality Assurance Lead

There are many nurturing qualities you can associate with Amir. He understands how to build relationships and build up his colleagues. He fosters an inclusive culture to ensure everyone thrives and business goals are met. Amir also makes sure everyone eats properly and is feeling well. Perhaps that stems from his love of cooking and pizza. Amir knows how to take care of everyone, regardless of their needs.

Amir kilker

Operations Manager

If you look up “car addict” in the dictionary you will find a picture of Anar. He has loved them since birth and almost everything he does is car related. Working at Ottopia while getting his degree in software engineering was the most natural decision he ever made. He does have one consistent shortcoming and that is he always fails to run over Pablo no matter how hard he tries!

Anar Djafarov

Quality Assurance and Safety Driver

Elad started his official life as a programmer in the vaunted 8200 unit of the IDF where he developed complex massive systems for classified intelligence purposes. Since completing his four and a half year service, he joined Ottopia in 2019 as it enabled him to continue his passion for algorithms, networks and new technologies. Elad even programs in his private life by automating normal, everyday tasks.

Elad Gildnur

Software Developer

Prior to Ottopia, Gabe received his BA in Business & Economics and Computer Science in the US. Gabe continued his passion for coding by participating in a Full-Stack Engineer Bootcamp at ITC where he won a hackathon. Through his internship at Ottopia, Gabe became enamored with the autonomous vehicle industry and joined the team as a Full-Stack Developer/Software Engineer where he continues to build the future of teleoperation.

Gabe Gordon

Software Developer

Just say the word “robotics'' and you can see the light in Ido’s eyes brighten. He lived and breathed programming for over 5 years in the cybersecurity R&D department of the IDF’s 8200 unit. At Ottopia he is able to return to his love and focus on robotics. His primary mission is to take what is currently seen as impossible and make it only extremely difficult to achieve.

Ido rosenbaum

Software Developer

Inara is a visually oriented person. It started as a child with drawing, and progressed to working as a C++ developer in computer vision and image processing. She got her bachelor's degree in computer science and was on the Dean’s List. Like a moth after seeing a flame, Inara couldn’t help but join Ottopia to use her visual skills to make teleoperation a reality - today.

Inara Eivazov

Software Developer

After working in sales development at a number of startups, Jesse was recruited by Indegy to spearhead sales development until that company’s successful exit. Jesse joined Ottopia in 2020 where he brings a rich background in sales, plus the writing and presentation skills needed for a growth-stage startup. Jesse's positive energy nurtures and inspires his colleagues.

Jesse Shalev

Manager of Sales Development

After 5 years of studying Software Engineering at Ben Gurion University, 6 years working at IBM developing products in the Modeling and Requirements domain, and even a Tennis coaching course; Lior came to the conclusion that he wanted to work in a fast-growing and dynamic start-up. With his passion for algorithms, cars and video technologies, joining Ottopia was a pretty easy decision.

Lior Nardea

Software Developer

Since childhood Mohammad was a big fan of basketball, swimming and technology. The first two he could master as a child. However, his passion for technology took 5 years and living in Turkey and Britain to learn. Finally, his career could start at Ottopia, where what some consider science fiction became science facts.

Mohammad Abu Alhalawe

Software Developer

An innovative developer with over 3 years of experience as a software engineer, Niv developed networking products in a Linux embedded environment. He graduated with a BSc in computer science from The Open University of Israel, but first started to learn programming in high school. He joined Ottopia due to his interest in taking part in developing a safe & reliable teleoperation system. In his free time he develops Android applications.

Niv Maman

Software Developer

Or was a squad commander in the Israeli Artillery Corps. While working on an advanced, simultaneous track in B.Sc. computer science and MBA, Or joined Ottopia because his best friend from highschool, Ido, knew it was the best place for him. Or also studied music composition but his true passion comes to play as the CCO for Ottopia, also known as the Chief Cookie Officer of course.

Or magen

Software Developer

When given the opportunity to risk his life on behalf of Ottopia on a regular basis, Pablo did not give it a moment's thought even though it is not in his job description. This superhero stands in harm's way, allowing the R&D team to test teleoperation safety systems. Never having once demanded thanks or accolades, this humble member of the team gives his 100%. His dedication is so great he never leaves the office, never takes a day off and never wastes time on Facebook.

Pablo

Pedestrian Beta Tester

Rachel spent the earlier part of her life getting a BA in Economics at Ben Gurion University and working as a psychometric instructor and a financial analyst. But then she realized her true passion is in programming. Once she finished top of her class in a coding bootcamp in 2019 she joined Ottopia and has since excelled in Backend development.

Rachel Winefield

Software Developer

Ravid hates driving but he lives in a place where it is needed for even the most basic needs. He joined Ottopia in the hopes that he can use his Masters in Computer Science, years of project management and robotics experience to help bring about advancements in safe public transportation. He focuses on improving real time quality video transmission even during times of unreliable connectivity.

Ravid cohen

Software Developer

After finishing her army service as a welfare officer, Tali worked as a technical recruiter. She then went on to a jet setting lifestyle where she worked in over 12 different countries. She got her BA in Psychology and Education and, while getting her MA in social psychology, treats people using hydrotherapy. At Ottopia she is the key to our future, finding the best and the brightest to join our growing team.

Tali gal

Human Resources Manager

Self-taught craftsman. Studied Exact-Sciences at Tel Aviv University. Participated in tech, art and design projects. Created exhibits for the Weizmann Institute science museum. After completing EE studies, fabricated semiconductors in fabs and labs around the world, Tamir brings his wide knowledge in HW service and design to Ottopia.

Tamir Perry

Field Engineer

Woof!

Apollo

Dog

board of Directors

Amit loves marrying technology with customer needs, and has been doing so over the last 14 years. Before founding Ottopia, Amit was Head of Product for Microsoft’s leading cyber-security offering, VP Product at a company building low-latency wireless video solutions, and Head of a Cyber-Security R&D department in the IDF’s 8200 Unit. Amit is also a graduate of the prestigious Talpiot program.

Amit Rosenzweig

Founder & CEO

Aaron manages MizMaa Ventures in Israel. Previously, Aaron was the Director of Investments at Strategic Cyber Ventures and on the Direct Investments desk at Hudson Bay Capital Management. He graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Aaron Applbaum

Board Member

Elly is the Group President of IBM’s new company ("NewCo") which is a global leader in the management and modernization of IT infrastructure. Elly is also a private equity and venture capital advisor and board member. Prior to that he was the IBM General Manager for North America, President and Chairman of IBM Japan, and President of IBM Latin America. He has over 30 years of experience in B2B and digital transformation.

Elly Keinan

Board Member

Eyal is a co-managing partner of IN Venture, Sumitomo Corporation CVC in Israel. He brings more than 25 years of investment and business experience in the Israeli high-tech ecosystem. Eyal is also the founder and ex-chairman of The Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative under the Israeli Prime Minister's office, where he established and led the national program to create and support smart mobility and alternative energy ecosystems in Israel.

Eyal Rosner

Board Member

Woongjun is Vice President of Autonomous Driving Center at Hyundai Motor Company. He also serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Motional, which is a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv. Prior to that he was Co-founder/CEO of an automotive security company, and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He received Ph.D. and Master degrees from Stanford University and B.S. from Seoul National University all in Electrical Engineering.

Woongjun Jang

Board Member

board of advisors

Alisyn Malek is the founder and CEO of Middle Third, a boutique consultancy focused on mobility strategy. She is also Executive Director at the Commission on the Future of Mobility. Alisyn has extensive industry experience, from EV product development and corporate venture and strategy at General Motors to early stage startups as the co-founder and COO of May Mobility.

Alisyn Malek

Advisor

Drew Gray, Co-Founder and CEO of Aqualink.org, received his PhD from UC Berkeley in intelligent control systems. He has played integral roles for Tesla Autopilot, Cruise and Uber ATG. Recently, he served as the CTO of Voyage, a self-driving car company moving passengers in planned communities.

Drew Gray

Advisor

Mark Joseph, CEO of Mobitas Advisors, is an entrepreneur and business executive with more than 30 years of experience in public transportation. Prior to Mobitas, Mark spent over 15 years in various leadership roles at Transdev, a leading international transportation services company, including CEO Americas.

Mark Joseph

Advisor

Stefan was CEO & Co-Founder of Starsky Robotics, the first self-driving truck to complete a fully-unmanned test on a public highway. He’s been a long term proponent of teleoperation as the key to autonomy. He graduated from Drexel University with a degree in International Business and Marketing, is a Forbes 30 Under 30, and a Y-Combinator alum.

Stefan Seltz-Axmacher

Advisor

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