Ariel Shiftan

CTO, Piiano, Israel

Ariel is a co-founder and CTO of Piiano, a data privacy and security engineering infrastructure company. He is a software engineer and a security expert with more than 20 years of hands-on and executive leadership experience. Ariel holds a PhD degree in computer science from Bar-Ilan university. Prior to funding Piiano, Ariel led the deep learning breakthrough of a small team that won XPRIZE's AI for Impact competition for fighting malaria in Africa. Earlier, Ariel founded NorthBit in 2012, a turnkey software firm specializing in hardcore cybersecurity and low-level engineering solutions. NorthBit was acquired by MagicLeap in 2016, becoming its product security division, where Ariel led the security life cycle globally, overseeing 700 engineers.

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