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A project by the Datahack nonprofit.


Datahack is an Israeli non-profit dedicated to the advancement of data science and machine learning in Israel. We focus on data science literacy and education, intra-community cohesion and knowledge sharing and empowerment of underrepresented populations in our field.

DataCoach's Executive Committee

The program's executive committee combines academia leaders and industry experts to steer the program and oversee curriculum quality.


Prof. Rann Smorodinsky

Dean of the Faculty of Data and Decision Sciences at the Technion.

Prof. Smorodinsky's research is in Game Theory with a special interest in learning, privacy and mechanism design.

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Prof. Avigdor Gal

Faculty member at the Faculty of Data and Decision Sciences at the Technion.

His research focuses on effective methods of integrating data from multiple and diverse sources, which affect the way businesses and consumers seek information online.

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Shay Palachy Affek

Program Director. Datahack's CEO.

An experienced independent data science consultant, Shay also teaches at The Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University.

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Lotem Fridman


Lotem is an experienced leader of data science teams and R&D organizations, in companies such as Deci AI and Culture Trip.

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Nurit Vatnik

VP Data @ Forter.

Nurit has previously founded the data science organization at SparkBeyond, and has been managing data organizations for over two decades

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Zada Haj

Zada is an experienced social and tech entrepreneur. She is the co-founder & former Chief Executive Officer of DANA.

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Program Partners

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