Impulsando las operaciones esenciales de transporte público
Optibus es una plataforma de inteligencia artificial basada en la nube que aporta una innovación muy necesaria al principal medio de desplazamiento en el corazón de nuestras ciudades: el transporte público.
Optibus aprovecha una robusta combinación de inteligencia artificial, algoritmos avanzados de optimización y computación distribuida en la nube para hacer que el transporte público sea más inteligente, avanzado y eficiente. En definitiva, fomenta la libertad de movimiento y la sostenibilidad en las ciudades.
Optibus, una empresa SaaS nacida en la nube y fundada en 2014, impulsa complejas operaciones de transporte en más de 450 ciudades de todo el mundo, planificando y programando el movimiento de vehículos y conductores para mejorar la calidad y la fiabilidad del servicio de transporte y hacer más eficientes las operaciones.
Optibus ha sido reconocida por el Foro Económico Mundial como Pionera Tecnológica (2020) y por Gartner como Cool Vendor (2018). Tiene su sede en Tel Aviv y cuenta con oficinas en Nueva York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Londres y São Paulo.
Los principales proveedores de transporte del mundo han elegido a Optibus en más de 450 ciudades de todo el planeta.
- Amos HaggiagCofundador y CEOAmos HaggiagCofundador y CEO
Amos cofounded Optibus in 2014, combining a deep understanding of mass transportation with a deep knowledge of math and computing. He was previously a senior software development engineer at Microsoft, where he led the design and development of large-scale personalization engines for online ads, search and personal assistants. Prior to his work at Microsoft, Amos designed machine learning algorithms for Siemens and for the audience engagement platform Collarity. He is the recipient of several prestigious math and technology awards, including the Intel Prize (for software engineering), the Elkin Prize (for information technology) and the Wolf Prize (for mathematics). Amos has a bachelor's of science in mathematics and computer science from Ben-Gurion University.
- Eitan YanovskyCofundador y CTOEitan YanovskyCofundador y CTO
Eitan spearheads Optibus research and technology. He has extensive experience in development of complex software systems and leading R&D teams. Eitan has the passion to understand all aspects of the system, from the bits and bytes level up to the high level architecture, specializing in applying math to solve complex algorithmic problems. Eitan holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science with dean excellence from Ben-Gurion University and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University
- Ehud RokachPresidenteEhud RokachPresidente
Ehud is a seasoned tech executive and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience as founder, CEO, and GM of multiple startups and businesses. Ehud’s background spans IT, Telecom, and Networking. Prior to joining Optibus, Ehud co-founded XtremIO, an IT infrastructure company and an innovator in Enterprise Flash Storage. Following its acquisition by EMC Ehud served as SVP and GM with Dell EMC, establishing XtremIO as market leader and growing its business to more than $Billion in revenue. Previously Ehud served as co-founder and CEO with Corrigent Systems and COO with Orckit Communications. Earlier in his career Ehud held engineering and operations positions with an elite technology unit of the Israeli ministry of defense.
Ehud holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion, Israel, and an MBA (Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
- Christopher NathanCROChristopher NathanCRO
Christopher, Optibus' Chief Revenue Officer, is a Software and Technology executive with 25 years’ experience leading and building successful client facing organisations globally. Christopher has extensive experience working with innovative software companies spanning several domains including moving mission critical enterprise applications to the cloud, distributed computing, mobility, advanced analytics as well as Machine Learning & AI.
Christopher also spent part of his career working with technology solutions providing mass scale simulations and modelling and worked on a complex and global daily route planning initiative for one of the world’s largest transportation fleets.
Prior to Optibus, Christopher was most recently at Enablon where he was a member of the executive team serving as SVP Sales. Enablon is a world leader enabling companies to manage environmental and social performance using advanced technologies such as Analytics and ML to prevent and predict safety events. Prior to Enablon, Christopher served in leadership positions at several companies including IBM, TIBCO and started his career at Thomson Reuters.
- Ram GreenbergVicepresidente de ProductoRam GreenbergVicepresidente de Producto
Ram leads the Optibus product development. He has a wide experience in the product management field, software development, entrepreneurship and investment management. Ram’s experience includes software development at Microsoft, Co-founding Aniways – a contextual monetization solutions for messaging apps (technology acquired by Verizon), and managing an early stage private fund.
Ram holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew University, which he has graduated with honors.
- Naor RosenbergVicepresidente de I+DNaor RosenbergVicepresidente de I+D
Naor joined Optibus as its VP Research and Development in early 2018.He leads Optibus Research and Development, managing all aspects of the Optibus SaaS platform. Naor is a seasoned software engineering manager with 19 years of software engineering experience, both in startups and corporates, consumer facing and enterprise products. He was part of the founding team of three R&D centers in Israel (HERE Technologies, Karhoo and Quixey). He holds an M. Sc Magna Cum Laude in Technology and Information Systems Management from the Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc in Computer Science from Haifa University.
- Maor IgerVicepresidente de Finanzas y Asuntos LegalesMaor IgerVicepresidente de Finanzas y Asuntos Legales
Maor Iger joined Optibus as its Director of Finance in 2017. He is responsible for all of the company's financial and legal affairs. Prior to joining Optibus, Maor headed finance at Tata Consultancy Services Israel. He was director of finance and legal at Divinetworks, a Data Delivery Network Provider. Prior to that, Maor trained both in law and in accounting. He holds a MBA from the Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Accounting and Finance and LLB from The College of Management.
- Omer GoldschmidtVicepresidente de Desarrollo EmpresarialOmer GoldschmidtVicepresidente de Desarrollo Empresarial
Omer oversees new business development for Optibus with a focus on new markets, sectors, products, and partnerships that can help scale the company’s growth. Prior to joining Optibus, Omer held various senior positions in leading High-Tech companies, including Windward and CMS Medical. Omer holds an LL.B in Law (cum laude) and also a dual major BA in Finance and Accounting (cum laude) both from the IDC in Herzliya, Israel. In addition to building the success of Optibus, Omer is a passionate marathon runner and a veteran honored Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces’ elite paratroopers unit.
- Shaun BretsteinVicepresidente de Atención al ClienteShaun BretsteinVicepresidente de Atención al Cliente
Shaun leads Optibus’ Customer Success organization, whose goal is to maximize the product value to our customers and make it sustainable. Shaun is a seasoned business professional with over 18 years of global experience with a mix rich of customer facing roles. Prior to joining Optibus, Shaun held senior management and delivery positions in global enterprises, consulting practices as well as startup companies. Shaun holds a BA in Computer Sciences from The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo (MTA).
- Hilla Porat GoldshteinVicepresidenta de Recursos HumanosHilla Porat GoldshteinVicepresidenta de Recursos Humanos
Hilla leads Optibus’ Human Resources organisation, shaping our people strategy and organizational culture. Previously, Hilla was VP HR for Bidalgo, held a series of HR roles at Applied Materials and was a diagnostician psychologist at Adam-Milo. During her career she planned, led and executed global HR strategies, led and coached HR teams, and focused on organizational growth & talent development. Hilla holds an MA in Organizational & Occupational Psychology, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Statistics, Magna Cum Laude, from Haifa university. She is also certified by the Tavistock Institute & Ofek in a psychoanalytic-systemic approach to organizational consultation and development.
- Kevin ForemanDirector General, América del NorteKevin ForemanDirector General, América del Norte
Kevin leads Optibus' North America operation, leveraging over 20 years of successful general management and strategic leadership in sales, marketing, product development and customer success. Kevin has extensive experience in the mobility and artificial intelligence spheres. He served as vice president and general manager of the enterprise division of Seattle-based INRIX, the leading provider of data and insight into how people move around the world, and in several executive roles at RealNetworks, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop applications for facial recognition and the real-time delivery and playback of audio, video and other media content. Kevin is the former CEO of Point Inside, a Seattle-area mobile application developer of indoor customer navigation for the retail sector, and of social merchandising service Bevy. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
- Dave JoshuaDirector General, EuropaDave JoshuaDirector General, Europa
Dave leads Europe for Optibus and is responsible for both our people and growth in the region. He’s highly experienced both at a strategic level and directly advising clients in analytics, big data and optimization projects for the top FTSE and Fortune 100 for over 10 years. Previously he’s worked as VP of Sales for Romonet, started new regions from scratch as VP EMEA for Canara and European Sales Director for Powershield as well as other senior technology roles across multiple sectors. Dave also founded a not-for-profit technology graduate platform, launching from Google’s London HQ in 2012. As well as speaking 5 different languages, including studying a Modern Languages degree at the University of Exeter, he possesses multiple accreditations in ML, BI and data strategy. Dave has a very deep and passionate interest in mobility solutions and knows Optibus has the opportunity fundamentally change the public transit world for good.
- Prof. Avishai CederProf. Avishai Ceder
Prof. Ceder is a worldwide expert and leader in the field of public transportation. He received B.Sc. (1971) from the Technion, Faculty of Industrial and Management engineering, M.Sc. (1972) and Ph.D. (1975) on the subject of Transportation with emphasis on Operations Research and Human Factors, at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. In 2007 he became Professor – Chair in Transportation, within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Auckland. Prof. Ceder is the Founder and was the Director, until 2014, of the Transportation Research Centre (TRC).
Prof. Ceder was the Head of the Transportation Engineering and Geo-Information Department at the Technion, the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Transport from 1994 to 1997, and the Israel delegate to the Transport Program of the European Community. He was a visiting Professor twice at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and at Universities of Hong Kong and Tokyo, and he is a member of various international symposia and workshops (e.g., ISTTT, CASPT).
Prof. Ceder is the author of two books: ‘Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modelling and Practice’, and the 2nd edition ‘Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modelling, Practice and Behavior’.
- Leon Daniels OBE
- Dr. Robert IshaqDr. Robert Ishaq
Dr. Robert Ishaq is a Technion graduate with a PhD in transportation engineering. He is a research associate at the Transportation Research Institute and a lecturer at the Technion Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests are in the field of demand modeling and decision making models.
In addition to his work as a researcher, Dr. Ishaq is a consultant for public infrastructure companies on issues such as strategic transportation plans and demand modelling for public transport planning. Some of his projects include: The Metronit, Haifa’s BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) system plan and multiple transportation master plans and public transportation design projects.
- Enrique Fernandez-PinoEnrique Fernandez-Pino
Mr. Fernandez-Pino believes in technology as a tool for creating more sustainable, vibrant cities, and for building profitable, purposeful businesses that serve both shareholders and society. In his advisory role, Mr. Fernandez-Pino brings to Optibus his decades of experience leading award-winning, large digital transformation programmes spanning e-commerce, CRM, web, and mobile apps, and rolling out Model 2 contactless and Automated Delay Repay (ADR) programmes for transport, both unique in the world at the time of implementation.
In his current role as Senior Partner at Digital Works Group, a consulting firm specialising in digital solutions, Mr. Fernandez-Pino is responsible for the Marketing, Change, and Technology division, which includes product development, marketing, project and programme management, and technology and cybersecurity.
From 2014-2000, he served as the Group Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the Go-Ahead Group, a leading transport provider of bus and rail services within the UK and a FTSE250 company. Prior to this, he worked in senior roles both for Tesco (2000-2012) and Marks & Spencer (1993-2000).
Mr. Fernandez-Pino is an alumnus of ICADE University (Spain’s equivalent to Oxbridge), and has a first-class honours degree in Corporate Law.
- Mark JosephMark Joseph
As the CEO of Mobitas Advisors, Mark advises early- and mid-stage growth companies as well as big
strategics in the mobility space. Mark's expert advisory includes strategic evaluation, operating advice, financing and regulations guidance, and introductions to investors, partners, and customers.
Prior to Mobitas, Mark spent more than 15 years in various leadership roles at Transdev, a leading private provider of transportation services in 19 countries, including bus, commuter rail, streetcar, light rail, paratransit, taxi, shuttle and black car. Mark grew the business from $50 million to $1.5 billion in annual revenue. In addition, Mark had responsibility for the UK, Ireland, and Latin America.
Mark is a strong advocate of the importance of mobility in improving quality of life, economic development and social equity in cities. He has lectured at the Harvard Kennedy School, Wharton School of Business, the Yale School of Management, and the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.