A delegation from Indian software company Infosys visited Israel early May, and presented the Infosys labstorm initiative. The software giant, one of India’s 30 largest companies, was hosted by the Israeli export institute.
The Infosys labstorm initiative is a technological content sharing platform. It offers companies, investors and businesses to share and view demos and PR videos of technological products, software and firms.
To promote collaboration between Israeli technologies and Infosys, the Israeli export institute invited dozens of Israeli technology, software, communication, new media and energy companies to meet the Indian delegation. Among the participants were Radware, Checkmarx, leviathan Energy Inc, Safend and CQM.
Infosys is a leading information technology company which provides business solutions, technology, engineering and outsourcing services to costumers in 30 countries.
In 1999 Infosys became the first India-based public company to be listed on an American stock exchange, the NASDAQ. In 2001 it was crowned “best employer in India,” and in 2003-2004 Infosys was the first Indian company to win the MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) award.
Yafit Katz Rubin, director of software department in the export institute said the innovative initiative may become the next big thing in technology marketing.
“We believe that the unique meeting will become a fertile ground for further cooperation between the software giants and Israeli firms,” she said.
By ‘Canadian Ginger’ (AKA D’vora Charness)
Want to know why? Besides the beach weather we are having, the good mood everyone seems to be in and the fact school is almost over…the summer clubs are finally opening!!!! One of Tel Aviv’s best summer hot spots opened last week. The Clara was insanely packed Thursday night. The club is all outdoors located on Tel Aviv’s coast, so basically it’s this huge deck overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a stunning place! Who could say no to a party on the beach??
Best part of the night? Running into the water at 330am for a late night swim before eating a falafel. Perfect end to a perfect night!!
Koifman 1 Boardwalk, Tel Aviv
Who is DJ Wonnie Pootz?
Dj. Winnie Pootz (Inbar Rousso) was born and raised in Tel - Aviv and from an early age, one could recognize her artistic soul and many skills. Winnie studied acting, film, photography and writing, she served as director, editor of TV shows, photo-journalist and content editor as well as an actual producer in a record company; Hed Artzi. Her career as an artist in the music world has recently begun, but she has always been interested and thinking about how to repair and upgrade what her ears had heard. Winnie got her first chance to play in a neighborhood bar that she ran at that time. After realizing that music was the journey she was going to follow Winnie started her music studies at the College of Sound BPM , there she accumulated much more experience and knowledge regarding the production of music and creation with an emphasis on the next generation of electronic music.
What started as a hobby became a great passion intensified and received a significant boost from a receptive audience. From this point Winnie began her music search and trying to find her personal line.
How would you describe your music ?
At first I was connected to Electro Dutch, I then started being attracted to musical styles such as ”New York Swing’, and diverse house styles. I then realized my connection to House music with emphasis on Tribal and Spanish styles.
Who are some of the artists/DJs that have influenced your music?
I draw my inspiration from artists such as CHUS, Dj FIST, Peter Brown, TONIC, David Penn, etc
Where is your favourite place to play ?
it doesn’t matter to me as long as the crowd is into it and ready to dance, but surely clubs like the Oman 17 have a huge effect on me & and also on the crowd
Does being Israeli influence the type of music you produce ? how so ?
It’s kind of hard to tell , it’s who I am .. i guess Israeli people know how to party well and going to clubs is part of the culture in Tel Aviv. I like all kinds of music – I am a Zeppelin girl , the ones I produce for the FFF are based on the theme of the party , i am all about happy but I also like epic tunes , ones that takes you on journey of time and space , I sometimes try to combine the 2 together like on “Shirazi’s Cabinet”
You’ve recently played in Azerbaijan, how were you received ?
I was received – to very much of my surprise with much love – the bartenders wore t-shirts with our flag colors, it was very moving. They took me on a tour to see the city of Baku and were very kind to me . It was a great experience
Male Vs Female DJs, differences?
In the electronic music arena , the men rules .. for now lol . I guess they can commit to it more and they are also producers and that is a big deal in this area. in my opinion it does not matter , the music matters . I think woman got into it much later and saw it as a profession .. give us some time lol .
Would you consider Tel Aviv to be a top Nightlife destination ?
TLV is for sure a legit place in the world in regards to night life. Every day you’ll have at least 2 gay parties and at least 2 good straight ones – on the weekend it’s crazyer. There is a special energy here and the people are very warm . it reflects on everything , you’ll hear it from tourists and International djs – they can’t get over this energy and they say :THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE TEL AVIV
What are your favorite spots ?
My favorite spots are OMAN 17 , RADIO E.P.G , THE GATE , BLOCK , EVITA
And of course, Does size matter ? (…in regards to Israel of course)
Size Never Matters, the quality does