Uri Hayik is the CTO of IBM Israel. He spent 26 years in the Israeli Air Force, culminating as Chief Information Officer of the Air Force and Commander of OFEK - IAF ICT unit. Following his military service Uri was ICT Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Israel. He is a member of the IBM Israel management board and he leads technical solutions and architecture for IBM Israel programs. He builds and empowers new joint opportunities between the business side and R&D side, and leads the IBM startup and developer ecosystem development in Israel, the IBM Alpha Zone accelerator, and the Blockchain initiative for IBM Israel.