Oleg serves as the R&D Director of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs Israel, focusing on future technologies in the fields of Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence; as well as the Chief Innovation Officer for Cyber@BGU – an umbrella organization responsible for all cyber security related research and industrial collaborations at the Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel (Israel’s Cyber Capital).
Prior to joining DT Labs and Cyber@BGU, Oleg acted as an attorney, specializing in HiTech, and represented a broad spectrum of local and international clients, including individual and institutional investors, VCs and long list of start-ups and Hi-Tech companies, among many others. In this capacity, Oleg still serves as a member of the Hi-Tech committee of the Israeli Bar Association.
Before practicing law, Oleg served in various management positions for leading HiTech companies, where he gained in-depth experience in both technological and business matters. He was also a member of the ‘Nova Project’, a country-wide organization providing strategic management consulting for non-profits in Israel.
Oleg gained substantial technological training at an elite Israeli military Hi-Tech unit, where he served as a team leader. For his pre-military training, Oleg participated in a 2-year practical engineering (PE) studies program, focusing on networks, computer communications, software and microelectronics.
In addition, Oleg holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in international business law as well as a degree in business and management, all with honors, from the InterDisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel.
Oleg serves as a mentor to various start-ups and as a mentor in various technological programs, incubators and accelerators, including – among others – the Technion DRIVE accelerator and Ben-Gurion University Inno-Negev accelerator.
Also, Oleg teaches the “Legal Aspect of Entrepreneurship” course at Ben-Gurion University (for both the MBA program and the Engineering Faculty), and is a frequent speaker in various high-profile international events.