Dr. Yaniv Harel is the General Manager of the Dell EMC Cyber Solutions Group, a global group within the Dell Technologies family of businesses, developing advanced cyber solutions for corporate customers. In his academic capacity, Dr. Harel is the head of Research Strategy at the Cyber Interdisciplinary Center - ICRC at Tel-Aviv University. An expert for cyber defense in large organizations, as well as at the national level, Dr, Harel previously served in the IDF (Israel Defense Force), heading several leading technology divisions. In 2010, he founded the Cyber Branch in the Ministry of Defense R&D Directorate (MAFAT) turning it into one of the largest branches in the MOD, running dozens of collaborative projects with Israeli companies. In 2002, Harel was awarded the Israel Presidential Medal for Security. He holds a BSc in Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an MBA from Manchester University, and a PhD from Tel Aviv University.