• Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

    Ha-Nagar St 5

    Spring is in the air! let’s Meet-up. Join us at the new HARMAN Israel HQ, Monday, May 6th,17:30 when we’ll be discussing Continuous Integration/Contingent Delivery (CI/CD) with leading experts from three industries. The meetup will take place at the Car Lab on the ground floor, free to attend and open to the public of course, yet requires registration on our Meetup page. Agenda: 17:30-18:00 Gathering and Networking 18:00-18:05 Welcome remarks, Eyal Mike, R&D Director, OTA, HARMAN 18:05-18:35 Nir Koren, CI DevOps engineer, Liveperson: CI/CD for Microservices: rule them all. (lecture will be held in Hebrew) 18:35 - 18:55 - Kamil Magdziarz, Software Engineer, HARMAN: Short story about making microservice's CD/CD simple. (lecture will be held in English) 18:55 - 19:10 Beer and Pizza 19:10-19:40 Boaz Betser ,Architect at Citi Bank: Software in relation to Biology (!AI) and CICD over Kubernetes (Openshift). (lecture will be held in Hebrew) There's free parking on the surrounding streets. Please bring business cards to maximize your networking opportunities. Speakers: Nir Koren, CI DevOps Engineer at Liveperson - Passionate CI DevOps engineer with more than ten years of experience in this area. A truly CI geek. Implemented and developed CI end-to-end processes formally in SAP and now in LivePerson. Microservices development environment have become more and more popular in cloud-based companies to support better CI/CD methodologies. In this talk, I’ll show a case study illustrating the best practices for managing CI/CD for over 200 microservices on Docker/Kubernetes and Puppet production environments. I’ll also go over how developers can control all of these microservices using various tools, internal developments, and technologies. Boaz Betser, an Architect at Citi Bank: Software in relation to Biology (!AI) and CICD over Kubernetes (Openshift) Biology teaches us a lot about software. Can you tell who is who in allegory: Git, Cell , Container, DNA, Images, Builds, Binaries, RNA, Monolithic? How can the understanding of these relations can improve our software like it did to AI. And how it's related to Kubernetes, CICD pipelines and micro services?

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  • IoT (Internet of Things) Challenges... and Solutions

    Following a successful 1st meetup last month, with 80+ attendees and super-positive responses from our community, we’re excited to announce our 2nd Meetup event – Thursday, February 7th, 17:30 at HARMAN Israel in Hod Hasharon at the car lab. This time we’ll be diving into the world of IoT (Internet of Things), explaining how IoT will rule the world (soon), its security challenges and how it already exists in our daily activities. Our speakers will be HARMAN own Asaf Atzmon, Sr. Director, Business Development and Product, Automotive Cybersecurity and welcoming Alon Shamir, Sr. Director, Head of Pelion Device Management at ARM. Agenda (lectures will be held in Hebrew): 17:30-18:00 Gathering and Networking 18:00-18:05 Welcome remarks, Dvir Reznik, HARMAN 18:05-18:45 Alon Shamir 18:45-19:00 Guy Agin (demo) 19:00-19:15 Beer and Pizza 19:15-20:00 Asaf Atzmon Abstracts and bios: Alon Shamir, Head of ARM Pelion Device Management product management IoT deployments tend to be heterogeneous and fragmented in kinds of devices and deployment topologies. The session will focus on real life IoT challenges for a secure mass deployment of IoT devices. We will talk about IoT service deployment, Cloud and on premises, different types of device classes, device on boarding, and much more. Alon has more than 20 years of experience in product management and engineering roles in diverse market segments as IoT, mobile and automotive. He worked on multiple diversified technology areas from developing tiny software running on ultra-constraints devices all the way to high scale multi-tenant cloud services serving many millions of devices and users. Prior to Arm, Alon has also held the position of VP of Product Management and Business Line Management at Redbend (acquired by HARMAN in 2015) where he had a key role in transforming the company from a two-product in a single market (mobile) company to a multi products in multiple markets’ (IoT, automotive and mobile) company. He had a high contribution to the company’s highly successful products in use by multiple leading phone makers (products embedded in over 2 billion devices) and top car brands. Alon holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (graduated with excellence), with specialization in computer architecture, software engineering and digital signal processing. Asaf Atzmon is Senior Director, Business Development, Product Management and Marketing at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Asaf joined HARMAN with the acquisition of TowerSec in January 2016 where he served as VP, Business Development & Marketing. Before TowerSec, Asaf served as Director of Business Development for Automotive Security at Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for the business and commercial activity as well as the product strategy of Cisco’s security portfolio for the automotive industry. Prior to Cisco, Asaf was Co-Founder and CTO of Serendip, a social music web service. Before that, Asaf served in various senior executive roles in consumer-web, telecommunication and digital TV, including positions in BigBand Network, Playcast System, NDS and Orca Interactive.

  • The Road to Autonomous Vehicles: Vision and Sensors

    People say that autonomous driving is already here, that by 2021 we will be using (SAE) L4/L5 vehicles. But the road to full autonomy is longer and at times, some tend to overlook just how complex the challenge we face really is. For our inaugural Meetups @ HARMAN event, we'll be deep-diving into the concept of autonomous vehicles, looking into various aspects of this revolution, the challenges it presents but also the opportunities. Agenda (lectures will be held in Hebrew): 17:30-18:00 Gathering and Networking 18:00-18:05 Welcome remarks, Eyal Mike, R&D Director, OTA, HARMAN 18:05-18:30 Oren Buskila, VP R&D and Co- Founder, Innoviz: What LiDAR Does it Take to Build an Autonomous Car? 18:35-19:00 Ohad Akiva, Director, Computer Vision, HARMAN: “To See is to Believe” - How Augmented Reality (AR) will Lead to Better Autonomous Cars. 19:00-19:30 Beer and Pizza There's free parking on the surrounding streets. Please bring business cards to maximize your networking opportunities. Abstracts and bios: Oren Buskila, Co-Founder & VP R&D, Innoviz Summery: Autonomous cars are changing before our eyes from sci-fi to reality, a revolution that will transform our society and disrupt world economy. However, before we can grab a self-driving cab to work, there is a serious engineering challenge to overcome. To be able to drive itself safely, the car must have much better eyes than today: it needs to see the world in 3D. This super-power can be achieved with lidar, a laser-based 3D sensor, that delivers excellent vision where cameras and radars come short. However not all lidar technologies have the potential to meet the automotive market’s stringent requirements of performance, size, cost and reliability. In this talk, we’ll explore different concepts for building a lidar, and present what we at Innoviz believe is the winning path. Oren Buskila has spent 15 years designing complex systems and managing large scale R&D projects. As the Co-founder and VP R&D of Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions, Mr. Buskila is heading the R&D group comprised of 150 employees and dozens of multidisciplinary R&D teams, tasked with enabling the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles by providing high-performance LiDAR at mass market prices. Oren served 7 years in the elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces, where he carried out positions of project manager, system engineer and hardware engineer. His service earned him the prestigious Head of Military Intelligence Directorate Award. Oren holds a BSc in Physics, a BSc in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Electro-optical Engineering and an MBA, all from Tel Aviv University and all summa cum laude. Ohad Akiva, Director, Computer Vision, HARMAN: Summery: AR is now a mega trend which goes across industries. In 2018 Daimler shipped the first AR navigation application in the world that was built by the Israeli team in HARMAN. In this talk we will explore what it takes to build AR for cars and how it’s different from similar technologies for the smartphone. We will also review how this affect related applications such as navigation, positioning, calibration processes and maybe some hints on what we will see in the future. Ohad Akiva started his journey in 2006 as Co-Founder of “PicItUp” - a computer vision start-up for image classification that helped big companies filter, cluster and find similar images with cloud services. In 2011 PicItUp pivoted to automotive with iOnRoad, to alert driver in dangerous situations. HARMAN acquired iOnRoad in 2013. For the last 3 years, Ohad is leading the development of augmented reality for HARMAN, with the first system deployed as part of Daimler's MBUX, commercially available on selected models (2018 A-Class, GLE and others). Ohad holds a BSc in Physics from Ben Gurion university, loves math, algorithms, riddles and acts as part time magician.

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