about us

Axilion Smart Mobility is an Israeli AI software company. Axilion focuses on developing, applying, and implementing software systems (SaaS) based on artificial intelligence (AI), which enable cities to manage their entire mobility system optimally. With Axilion’s solutions, cities can: optimize traffic flow, reduce air pollution, prioritize public transit, and improve road-user safety. 

Axilion’s solutions optimize traffic light systems’ timing using a comprehensive analysis of the traffic light network, road users, and network demand. The optimization of traffic flow is achieved without physical infrastructure changes or expensive hardware. Axilion’s unique platform is based on Microsoft Azure’s cloud infrastructure and enables the planning of dozens of linked and timed intersections together, and updates them according to the city’s changing traffic patterns and even provides a future base for dynamic congestion fee-charging and connected autonomous vehicles.

Axilion’s AI-based Digital Twin platform shortens a vehicles’ amount of time at traffic lights by creating “green waves” (where vehicles pass through several lights without stopping). With deceleration and acceleration contributing to 40% of total vehicle CO2 emissions,  “green waves,” considerably reduce traffic-related emissions. Likewise, the creation of “green waves” for public transit helps to shorten commute times, improve arrival time accuracy, and ultimately encourage transit use.

In addition, safer crossings for pedestrians are also created via “green waves.” Axilion’s solutions synchronize the traffic lights to avoid pedestrians caught between crossings in the middle of the road on refuge islands.

Axillion's technology produces many benefits for cities, such as:

  1. Cutting travel time by about 40%.
  2. Reducing air pollution by creating “green waves” and cutting the times vehicles stand at traffic lights, which leads to a significant reduction in the amount of pollutant gases emitted from the vehicle as a result of deceleration and acceleration (stop and go) which contribute 40% of total CO2 emissions by vehicles.
  3. Encouraging the use of public transit by shortening travel times and ensuring high accuracy in arrival time.
  4. Increasing pedestrian safety by creating “green waves” for pedestrians and synchronizing between the arrival of vehicles at the pedestrian traffic light and thus ensuring safe crossing.


Axilion has three SaaS services that it offers:

X Way Pulse: Monitoring system – identification and analysis of the efficiency of the traffic light network in the city generating results within 3 weeks.

X Way Pulse is based on information analysis of video footage captured by cameras installed on vehicles traveling around the city. Information analysis is completed through deep learning networks suited to video that allow an in-depth understanding of the driving experience from the driver’s perspective and the production of integrated transportation insights at intersections, along routes, and throughout the network.

Xway Twin: Creation of a digital “twin city” that builds a model of the city’s transportation network in the cloud. The model is calibrated using the latest traffic counts obtained from the monitoring system and allows simulations and optimization of the city’s traffic lights.

X Way Neural: Automatic optimization and planning service for dynamic traffic light scheduling.

X Way Neural recommends and implements plans for the city traffic light network based on dynamic and distributed measurement of demand levels, various vehicles, road capacity, and driving patterns. X Way Neural is an addition to the X Way Pulse monitoring system and the X Way Twin modeling system.

Axilion has developed its technology through practical application in cities in Israel and around the world as well as close collaboration with leading academic institutions such as the Technion, the Innovation Authority, and Tel Aviv University.

The company employs 35 people in Israel, the United States, and Europe.

the team

Dani Bachar

Acting CEO

Dani Bachar, Acting CEO

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Ilan Weizman

Co-Founder and CTO

Ilan Weizman, Co-Founder and CTO

Ilan Weizman founded Axilion in 2009 and is responsible for all technological innovation in the company. Ilan has been leading R&D teams since 1995. Before founding Axilion, he served as VP of Surf Communication Solutions leading the worldwide launch of an innovative video streaming platform. He also spent 7 years with 3DV systems (later sold to Microsoft) and several years at Intel. Ilan holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Israeli Technion computer sciences faculty as well as an MBA cum laude from Haifa university school of management.
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Dani Daniel

VP AI and Algorithms

Dani Daniel, VP AI and Algorithms

Dani Daniel is responsible for heading Axilion’s Artificial Intelligence department, leading the research and development of AI-based automation of traffic signal timing, optimized traffic flow, and real-time simulation. Dani has over 10 years of experience working in the high-tech industry. Previous to working at Axilion, he worked 5 years at Microsoft as a Software Engineering Lead managing teams of algorithm developers, as well as other management positions in the field. Dani holds a B.Sc in Software Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
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Ofrit Belkind

Director of Product Management

Ofrit Belkind, Director of Product Management

Ofrit Belkind is responsible for leading Axilion’s product management and initiating and defining AI cloud services. She has over 20 years of experience in product management and algorithm development roles in AI and computer vision domains. Before working at Axilion, she worked on multispectral sensors, AR systems, auto deep-learning, and Near-Infrared aircraft defense systems at multinational corporations and startups. She holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
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Dr. Orly Avner

Head of Research

Dr. Orly Avner, Head of Research

Dr. Orly Avner is responsible for working on Axilion's full suite of AI Cloud Services on Microsoft Azure, focusing on our Digital twin and automated planning technologies and leading members of our growing AI team. Orly has a B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all achieved at the Technion Institute of Technology. Her Ph.D. research focused on Reinforcement Learning, applied to multi-user communication problems.
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Tami Stephens

Head of HR

Tami Stephens, Head of HR

Tami Stephens is responsible for recruiting and developing top talents at Axilion, particularly in the field of AI. Tami has over 16 years of experience in HR. Previous to working at Axilion, she worked for several industry leaders including Intel, Apple, and Lumenis.
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Moshe Fink

CFO

Moshe Fink, CFO

Moshe Fink (Mosh) supports all business functions in their commercial activities and has overall responsibility for Axilion’s compliance, financial reporting, budgeting, M&A strategy, public stock exchange, and ensuring future funding requirements are met to enable our rapid company growth. He brings over 20 years of financial management experience, most recently at Amazon, leading their transportation and logistics financial reporting, and systems integration. Mosh started his career working at EY for 7 years, following which he held various financial management roles including at Oracle where he managed the financial controlling of their German operations from Dublin.
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Dr. Amit Haim Bermano

AI Consultant

Dr. Amit Haim Bermano, AI Consultant

Dr. Amit Haim Bermano plays a central role in Axilion’s core AI development team. Amit holds a B.Sc (summa cum laude) and M.Sc from the Technion Institute of Technology in Computer Science. As well as a D.Sc. from ETH Zurich. Additionally, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Disney Research Zurich and Princeton University. He specializes in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Computer Graphics, as well as in Geometry Processing and Computational Fabrication. He has been a Senior Lecturer at Tel Aviv University since 2018.
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Mo Fayez

GM of Business Development and MENA Country Manager

Mo Fayez, GM of Business Development and MENA Country Manager

Mo Fayez is responsible for managing Axilion day to day business and operations in the MENA region focused on UAE, Saudi Arabia, GCC, and Africa. As the GM he works closely with Microsoft, as well as building and developing partnerships with the region’s transportation authorities, public transportation operators, and city municipalities. Before joining Axilion, Mo was the Microsoft Cloud Solution Business Development Director for Microsoft Middle East and Africa and former Microsoft Corp Global Business Group Leader for Applications and Services. He has 14 years of sales and business development experience across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for cloud solutions focused on Data and Artificial Intelligence.
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Didier Lerer

GM of Business Development and Europe & US Country Manager

Didier Lerer, GM of Business Development and Europe & US Country Manager

Didier is responsible for managing Axilion day to day business and operations in the Europe and US regions. As the GM, he works closely with Microsoft, as well as building and developing partnerships with the region’s transportation authorities, public transportation operators, and city municipalities. Didier has more than 20 years of cross-functional leadership and management experience. Before joining Axilion, Didier was managing geographically dispersed teams and turning disruptive technology-centered companies into fully-fledged leaders. His work experience includes top-ranking global institutions like BNP Paribas, Barclays, Societe Generale, and several innovative start-ups. He graduated from HEC Paris - Grande Ecole (M.Sc.) and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
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Vladimir Antonov

COO (Bulgaria)

Vladimir Antonov, COO (Bulgaria)

Vladimir leads and supervises all processes in Axilion’s Bulgarian office relating to payroll, staffing, legal matters, supplier and client management, and ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently. He has over 10 years of experience as a COO, including opening and managing three different companies and hiring, developing more than 80 members of staff, and extensive budget management experience. He is passionate about driving sustainability through innovation.
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Tamir Ben Rechav

Customer Success Director

Tamir Ben Rechav, Customer Success Director

Tamir Ben Rechav is responsible for customer success, delivery, and project management at Axilion. He works closely with the Axilion sales team and supports the pre-sales, sales, and post-sales processes. Tamir has 20 years of experience in customer-facing project management and customer success management roles, including at managerial level. His work experience includes large corporations like Comverse Technologies and start-ups such as VATBox and Twiggle. He holds a B.Sc and M.E both in Industrial Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
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Board of directors

Ami Barlev

Active Chairman of the Board

Ami Barlev, Active Chairman of the Board

Ami Barlev has extensive experience as an active chairman of public companies, and has served as an active chairman of TASE and NASDAQ companies (Such as Internet Gold and B Communications), and currently serves as an active chairman of the technology and satellite group “Satcom Systems”. Ami is experienced as a director in public companies, including in the fields of technology, communications, aviation (Israir), real estate, etc. (He previously served, among others, as a director in the Bezeq Group, Pelephone, Bezeq International, etc., as well as in start-up companies). In addition, Ami Barlev has previously held a number of senior management positions in public and private companies, including the positions of CEO and VP. Ami is an attorney and has extensive experience in the areas of corporate governance, management and business development.

Lauri Hanover

Senior Vice President & CFO, Netafim

Lauri Hanover, Senior Vice Pesident & CFO, Netafirm

Lauri Hanover has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Netafim Ltd. since August 2013. Prior to this, she was Executive VP and CFO of the Tnuva Group, CEO of the GKH law firm, Senior VP and CFO of Lumenis Ltd., Corporate VP and CFO of Nice Systems Ltd., and Executive VP and CFO of Sapiens International. Ms. Hanover has also held senior finance positions at Scitex Corporation Ltd. and Philip Morris Inc. Ms. Hanover is also Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Kornit Digital Ltd., and until its sale, Director and Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees of SodaStream International Ltd, and former Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Ellomay Capital and Nova Measuring Instruments. Ms. Hanover was recently elected to the Board of Apio-Africa/Axilion and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Eli Carmon

CFO Microsoft Israel R&D and Microsoft Africa R&D’s centers

Eli Carmon, CFO Microsoft Israel R&D and Microsoft Africa R&D’s centers

Eli Carmon leads the finance, real estate, safety & security, legal, employee experience, and IT for Israel R&D sites and the finance of Microsoft Africa R&D’s centers in Kenya and Nigeria. He is also a board member at Israel-America chamber of commerce and Apio Africa LTD. Mr. Carmon has over 20 years of experience in senior financial positions. Before his current role, he served as Director of the Business Controller Group of Microsoft Middle East and Africa. Before this position, he has served as the CFO of Microsoft Israel (sales and marketing), Senior Manager at KPMG Israel, Research Unit and a Chairman of the internal audit committee of Maccabi health services, and a leading provider of audit, tax, and advisory services and a manager of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Oran Dror

Director

Oran Dror

Oran Dror is director. Prior to Axilion, he spent over 10 years working for Microsoft in senior sales, marketing, and operations roles. He is a Board Member at the Azrieli Group (TLV:AZRG), Israel's largest real-estate company since 2014, and also serves on the board for public academia. Oran is passionate about revolutionizing mobility and empowering cities to tackle today's challenges, like climate change, through innovative AI and Digital Twin Cloud technology.

Uzi Navon

CEO Oracle Israel

Uzi Navon, CEO Oracle Israel

Uzi Navon has over 25 years of experience in the sales of IT solutions to a wide range of customers, including enterprise, SMB market, and startups. Mr. Navon’s background includes leading a diverse range of teams with varied skillsets and different fields of expertise, including sales, business development, sales consultants, finance, operations, and marketing. He has extensive experience leading teams through highly dynamic and often challenging initiatives, from the first stages through success.

Kurt Hoppe

Former Global Head of Innovation - Connected Car, General Motors

Kurt Hoppe, Former Global Head of Innovation - Connected Car, General Motors

Kurt Hoppe has been helping global companies incorporate disruptive digital technologies into their products and services in order to positively transform industries for over 20 years. At General Motors, Kurt initiated the “GRID” innovation program, incubating 8 new smart mobility businesses in just 2 years. At LG Electronics, Kurt launched Smart TV and Smart Home, collaborating closely with global Pay TV and Streaming partners. Mr. Hoppe is on the Board of Advisors of several early-stage companies in the autonomous vehicle, computer vision, and blockchain spaces, in addition to serving as an executive at Google, where he currently leads the Android for Cars team in Munich, Germany.

Ilan Weizman

Co-Founder and CTO at Axilion

Ilan Weizman, Co-Founder and CTO at Axilion

Ilan Weizman founded Axilion in 2009 and is responsible for all technological innovation in the company. Ilan has been leading R&D teams since 1995. Before founding Axilion, he served as VP of Surf Communication Solutions leading the worldwide launch of an innovative video streaming platform. He also spent 7 years with 3DV systems (later sold to Microsoft) and several years at Intel. Ilan holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Israeli Technion computer sciences faculty as well as an MBA cum laude from Haifa university school of management.
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