I began my professional career during my university engineering studies and joined Applied Materials as Global Product Support Engineer. That exposed me during the years to follow too many new worlds such as the Corporate American working atmosphere, the Semiconductors industry, working with complex multidisciplinary systems, and customer service for large-scale enterprises.
Over the years at Applied Materials, I was promoted and assumed additional roles like Engineering Group Manager and Project Manager. I traveled to work alongside the most significant electronic and chip manufacturers.
From there I moved on and assumed various roles at Finastra to work with the world top tier banks worldwide, and then to AT&T. Not only have I moved to new roles, but completely different industries like Fintech, Communication, and Entertainment, which made the ride so far extremely interesting for me.
With every such change, I got to work with entirely different people, different types of clients, and many different cultures. The engineering practices related to building products have changed significantly as I moved on.
MEET AMIR SOME MORE
I've been doing business and supporting Program implementations in person in Australia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United States, and so on. I have had the pleasure of partnering with customers who are top tier companies in their fields, like Samsung, Intel, Toshiba, HSBC, Citibank, and more.
My life journey has shaped my most significant passion for what I do today. My love for customer engagement, along with my interest in Technology, accompanied by my desire to lead and connect with people, have always been those areas that make me tick.
Today, I write and talk about my passions at Industry events and within leading Tech publications. I keep busy in the globally evolving high-tech industry, and of course I keep on practicing hands-on tech leadership and helping build incredible products.
Amir Elkabir is a technologist and Operations Executive working at the intersection of business operations, data analytics, and product development for the last 18 years. Skilled at optimizing strategies that create value, building amazing teams, and mastering the art of execution, Amir enjoys the complexity of organization building, expanding operations internationally, and developing scaleable business processes. While at the same time, he's interested in articulating a product vision and other facets of strategic growth enablers.
Currently, Amir is enrolled in the full-time MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program for mid-career executives. He serves as the SVP of the Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC/PE) Club and is a research and teaching assistant at MIT's Entrepreneurship and Innovation lab. He is also cross-registered at the Harvard Business School, where he studies the grand challenges of corporate entrepreneurship.
Before MIT Sloan, as Director of Program Management, Amir led the development of a leading equity crowdfunding platform for investing in early-stage companies. He pioneered AI and machine learning concepts to amplify investment predictabilities, allowing OurCrowd to become a global investment platform and Israel's most active venture firm. Earlier, as Head of Program Management at AT&T Israel, he launched AT&T TV and DirecTV NOW, AT&T's flagship video streaming products, used by tens of millions of users. Prior to that, Amir held various senior positions in the Fintech and Semiconductors industries, managing multinational teams and global tier-1 accounts at Finastra and Applied Materials.
Amir holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computers Engineering and a master's in Management of Technology based firms from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology). He is a mentor at the Start-Up Nation mentorship program working with early-stage founders, an Agile at Scale Israeli Forum board member, and a Project Management Institute (PMI) advisory board member.