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TEDxEuclidAve - Yahel Ben-David - The next Billion

Yahel Ben-David is the founder of AirJaldi. Currently also a PhD student in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focus is on affordable, long-distance, wireless networks with an emphasis on security. 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 harnessed his professional expertise to support a wide range of social causes and projects in the ICT4D spheres. Yahel is the founder of two Dharamsala-based nonprofit organizations -- AirJaldi and the Tibetan Technology Center -- TibTec. As part of his doctoral studies, Yahel leads AirJaldi's R&D in collaboration with UC-Berkeley's TIER research group and the De Novo Group. Yahel brings over 20 years of extensive hand-on, diverse, technical experience, as well as a wide network of leading experts and professionals.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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