Uri Blackman is founder and CEO of GIDEON Informatics, a medical decision support company. GIDEON’s web-based application and ebook series are deployed at hundreds of institutions, including the World Health Organization, the CDC and prominent universities and government organizations worldwide.

Previously, Uri was Senior Vice President of Applications at UberMedia, where he led the growth of the mobile apps group and tripled annual revenue. Prior to that, Uri was Vice President of Corporate Development at Speedbit, creators of Download Accelerator. There he managed a successful M&A process while developing and managing strategic and revenue relationships.

Uri founded a venture backed online home owners insurance firm. He was also a Product Manager for two generations of the Netscape browser, and later managed the computing and download channels on Netscape’s website and business development at AOL.

Uri is the Chairman of the Technology Council of Southern California and has invested in a number of technology companies around the world. He was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces 8200 unit, and received his BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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