Yuval Ben-Itzhak

CTO at Outbrain

Yuval Ben-Itzhak is Chief Technology Officer at Outbrain. With a proven track record of scaling teams and products, Ben-Itzhak came to Outbrain with more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior technical leader at innovative companies like Finjan, Intel and AVG Technologies. Over the last several years he has worked with over 200 million consumers and is at the heart of AI, chatbot and voice enabled developments with the likes of Amazon Echo, Google Home agents, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and more. Prior to Outbrain and as the CTO at AVG Technologies, Ben-Itzhak established AVG’s leading position in the mobile security market, demonstrated by more than 100 million downloads of its mobile products. In 2015, AVG surpassed the mark of 200 million active users. Ben-Itzhak was also a key member of the leadership team that took the company public in 2012. Ben-Itzhak is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and a holder of 11 U.S. patents. He is a frequent commentator in outlets like USA Today, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS News, BBC and Sky News. He also speaks regularly on the future of mobile, security, privacy, consumer dynamics, and disruptive innovation.


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