Games for Peace is a non-profit organization, based in Israel and run by a team of passionate volunteers drawn from a variety of backgrounds including hi-tech, gaming and education.
 

Management Team

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Itay Warman – CEO

Has 15 years of educational experience teaching philosophy, creativity development and online interactive courses. Specialized in gifted students education, and was the principal of the largest gifted school in Israel, responsible for 1,500 gifted and talented students and 60 teachers. Has a BA degree in Philosophy and History, MA in Educational Management and MFA (master for arts) in screenwriting, all from the University of Tel Aviv. An entrepreneur, currently develops a new educational technology software for kids ideas management.
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Uri Mishol – Chairman

Co-founder, chairman and former CEO of software company IncrediBuild, which specializes in accelerating computational tasks through parallel processing; Held a variety of executive positions in the Israeli software industry in the past 20 years; Consultant and social entrepreneur; Father of three.

Dudi Peles, Ph.D – Training and Content

Founder and VP of business development in Jivy Group, a development house for startups. Founder and partner in Playful Shark, an Israeli Video games development studio. PhD graduate researching video games history in the Science, Technology & Society program in Bar Ilan University. Lecturer at Kibbutzim College of Education and Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University. Active and founding member in GameIS, the digital games industry association in Israel.

Ronny Berger, Ph.D – Academic & Research Director

Dr. Rony Berger is a senior clinical psychologist and a family and child therapist who is an internationally recognized expert in dealing with the psychological preparation for and aftermath of terrorism and other major disasters.  Dr. Berger is on the faculty of Emergency Medicine at Ben Gurion University, a senior member of the PREPARED center for emergency response research as well as on the faculty of the Stress, Crisis and Trauma program at Tel Aviv University. He is the Director of Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Unit at Brit Olam, an international humanitarian organization aims at alleviating the psychological suffering of traumatized and impoverished communities. Additionally, he is on the on the advisory board of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

Hans Shakur – Cross-Culture Strategy

Entrepreneur, Digital Ventures Strategist and Business Catalyst, Owner/Managing Director at Markitect (a digital products and content management company), Founder/Organizer at Mobile Monday Nazareth (Middle East Oriented). .
Professional experience includes Business Management, Start-Up Ventures, Strategy, Project Management, Mobilization/Monetization of Content & Services, Digital Products Development, e-commerce, Online Marketing, Social Media Management, Community Management & Empowerment.
Native expert in the Middle Eastern, Arabic and Islamic cultures.

Ronit Kampf, Ph.D. – Evaluation and Research

Lecturer in the Department of Communication and the Program in Research of Child and Youth Culture at Tel-Aviv University. She conducted her post-doctoral studies at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. Her research interests focus on serious games and learning particularly in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Her studies have been conducted in cross-national contexts including Israel, Palestine, Turkey, US, Guatemala and Brazil.

Yoad Snapir – Technology Lead

A Software and Technology Guru, Yoad is usually found where technological challenges arise. Yoad is the CTO of JivyGroup and consults to various other start-ups. Yoad holds a BSc in Computer Science and enjoys hobby electronics and vintage video games in his free time as well as researching advanced topics in technology.

Ido Tal

Co-founder and VP product at Captain Up, a software company which provides game mechanics as a platform. Founder and previously developer at We Create Stuff, a game development studio, creating some successful web, mobile and pc games including Interlocked, Portal TFV and more. Code monkey, entrepreneur, and game designer.