Okapi co-founders Maya Gal and Iris Tsidon took their data and operational excellence expertise and their decades of experience optimizing business performance for a wide variety of enterprises to achieve Okapi’s mission: To help companies improve outcomes significantly and achieve higher growth levels by streamlining company data and putting operational excellence within every employee’s reach.
Hailing from the Congo rainforest, the Okapi is our platform epitomized. Always alert, uber-focused and able to detect ripe fruit from miles away, the mighty Okapi sleeps for only 5 minutes a day. Like its namesake, our platform is constantly thinking and working towards your goals—even while you sleep.
Iris Tsidon, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Iris Tsidon is CEO and Co-Founder of Okapi. Iris is a seasoned executive, leader, strategist, and has a clear understanding of what organizations needs to succeed. Combining her expertise in organizational processes with cutting edge Artificial Intelligence technology, she co-founded Okapi – an AI based platform for operational excellence. Okapi has successfully been implemented, helping many companies achieve their strategic goals with data-based decisions that not only improve operations but dramatically increase revenue.
Prior to Okapi, Iris worked at Ness Technologies, where she served as VP Division Manager of BI. She has also worked at Gilon BI where she held the position of COO and served as VP HR at several large industrial companies.
Iris holds an MSc degree in Behavioral and Management Sciences from the Technion Institute and participated in Executive Management Training programs in INSEAD. She was recently chosen to participate in the WEACT women entrepreneurs mission to Silicon Valley and is a co-author of the best-selling book “Six Steps to Operational Excellence”.
Maya Gal, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Maya Gal is Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of Okapi. Maya is a thought leader, best-selling author and global expert in Artificial Intelligence. Her work combines AI and machine learning to provide real time operational notifications and business insights. She is passionate about helping users interact with data and co-founded Okapi – an AI based platform for operational excellence.
Prior to Okapi, Maya worked at Ness Technologies as Project & Consulting Division Manager. She has also served as CTO and co-founder of Hi-Teach – and e-learning platform. In her past she held the positions of R&D Manager at Microsoft and at Knowledge Management leader at Amdocs.
Maya holds a BS.c. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Tel-Aviv University and participated in Executive Management Training program in IDC. She is a 2013 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program and a co-author of the best-selling book “Six Steps to Operational Excellence”.
Gal Haselkorn, Co-Founder & VP Business DevelopmentGal is an established manager of international channels, sales, service and operations. With strong leadership and management skill, he brings much experience to the Okapi table, including:
VP Sales, SCREEMO
VP Sales, ObserveIT
VP Sales and Marketing, Wave Guard Technologies
Executive VP Sales, Radcom
Corporate VP Channels, NICE Systems
Amitai Kanarik, Delivery Team Manager
Amitai has been a Program Manager and Chief Systems Engineer in leading HW/SW companies including Intel and Texas Instruments for over 15 years. In that time, he has specialized in
product development and design, system engineering and project management
15+ years of experience in product development, from definitions, throughout design, implementation validation and characterizations
Excellent System engineering understanding
Project manager for worldwide full system on chip products, delivering both HW and SW
Koby Huberman, Advisory Board Member
Executive leader of large international hi-tech organizations with over 27 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, M&A, strategic alliances, sales and marketing, focusing on thought leadership in hi-tech and in non-profit organizations.
Active strategy advisor to CEOs committed to transformational growth strategies – in high-tech (telecom, analytic software, semiconductor), agro-tech and professional services companies.
Co-author of “Strategy, Leadership and the Soul”
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE OKAPI
It is a unique mammal with the features of no fewer than than three different animals – Giraffe, Deer, Zebra
The Okapi is the last large mammal species to be discovered in 1900
Has the ability to mark its target from afar and focus on it until its mission is completed
Can sleep for 5 minutes in a 24 hour period and remain alert
Is a symbol of success leadership
This combination of skills and attributes makes Okapi such a striking name for our company.