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Yahel Ben-David
AirJaldi and UC-Berkeley
United States
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Yahel Ben-David is the founder and CTO of AirJaldi.ORG. Before shifting his focus to social-entrepreneurship, Yahel co-founded the Xpert group (1993), a multinational security and continuity solutions provider. Yahel designed and led the technical setup for some of the world's largest ISPs, consulted to many fortune 500 companies, and supervised a large number of security projects for governments and top dot-com leaders. Following the sale of his Xpert group holdings in 1999, Yahel has been living and working in the Indian Himalayas (Dharamsala), where he harnesses his professional expertise to support a wide range of social causes and projects in the ICT/ICT4D spheres. Yahel is the founder of two Dharamsala-based nonprofit organizations - AirJaldi.ORG (a 501-c-3 non-profit corporation in California) and the Tibetan Technology Center - TibTec. Yahel presently divides his time between Dharamsala and Berkeley-California, from where he leads AirJaldi’s R&D, and works closely with UC-Berkeley's TIER research group and the De Novo Group. He brings to AirJaldi over 20 years of extensive hand-on, diverse, technical experience, as well as a wide network of leading experts and professionals.

<p>Harnessing Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). Design and setup of affordable, durable and feature-rich wireless networks, for rural areas in developing countries. Network security consultancy.</p>
<p>Hebrew, English, Hindi/Urdu. Some Arabic, some French.</p>


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