Mr. Avi Biran is the founder and the CEO of Cyber Odysseys, a cyber security company incorporated in Israel. Prior to that, he worked for 25 years for the elite Technological Unit of Israel’s Intelligence Corps Special Forces, where he served as a senior commander in the Cyber Command. Over the years he acquired deep knowledge of Cyber Warfare, computer networks, special communication systems, satellite systems as well as complicated electronic systems.
Mr. Biran was among the first group that strategically designed the foundations for the cyber security arena. During that time he was the initiator and the leading commander for novel and innovative technological groups that contributes directly to the security of the state of Israel, and for that, he got several awards. His last project was founding and building the new Cyber Command for the Intelligence Corps Special Forces.
Known for his outstanding entrepreneurial skills and his social awareness, Mr Biran´s educational leadership made him part of several NGOs dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as well as to better education for unprivileged young children. Those organizations which he co-founded are successfully contributing for a better Israeli society.
Mr. Biran holds a B.Sc. in Robotics from The Technion, Israel Institute for Technology, and MBA from Tel Aviv University, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Biran is a recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship for International Leadership 2011, and a member of Eisenhower Fellowships since then.