I am Shahar Nechmad. Integrating 20 years of experience in technology, marketing and business development with a passion for building big, world-changing ideas. I have lived and worked in 8 countries, having built several companies, as well as consulting and working with some of the largest tech companies in the world. Among my customers, you can find eBay, Salesforce, Google, the UK government, Accenture and many more.
I first started to code at the age of 6. I was wiring Basic on a Spectrum Sinclair computer that had 8K memory and still used audio cassetes as disks. Since then, I developed full projects on many platforms from C++ and .NET to Rails, React, React Native, Swift, Java, and more.
I believe that good design is imperative for a great product. A product should be simple to use but also fun. It should convey emotion. I'm not a designer, but am proficient in Sketch and Photoshop.
From sports to movies, I have a lot of passions, but above them all is travel. Meeting new people and engaging with new cultures - I have traveled all around the world. Some highlights include Antarctica, climbing Mount Everest and scuba diving with whale sharks.
Novus is a new kind of conference bringing exceptional people to tackle the world's' largest problems. Unlike TED, NOVUS goes beyond the ideas phase and experiments with formats that create immediate action. Our inaugural event was in San Francisco in May 2015 with a second event in 2016 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall.
Among our speakers you can find Peter Diamandis (Founder of Singularity University and XPRIZE), Ellen Stofan (NASA Chief Scientist), Robert Swan (the first man to walk the 2 poles), Brenda Chapman (Academy Award Winning Director) and many others.
Credit Stacks creates behavioral risk models that accurately assesses the credit risk and potential value of credit applicants with NO financial history in the U.S. - a $30BN market opportunity.
Tau innovations exists to solve the problems of the global supply chain and elevate the lives of millions of people working in the textile industry. Building a comprehensive BI and operations solution for textile factories in countries like Indonesia, China, and India, Tau hopes to bring transparency and efficiency across the supply chain. Bringing more revenue to factories while simultaneously reducing child labor, air, and water pollution, and enhancing work environment quality for employees.
I’ve been consulting with some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley as well as early stage startups around mobile innovation and emerging technologies.
Stagedom built a full 360 marketing platform for live events such as music concerts and sporting events. Stagedom enabeld artists to enhance their live events while allowing brands to connect with fans during and after the show. Bringing together online and offline data, Stagedom opened a new set of communication possibilites as well as revenue streams to the entertainment industry.
Advised the founders to build the initial technology solution, product vision and team for an Uber-like service in Europe. The company has raised more than a hundred million dollars to date and has a yearly revenue in the hundreds of millions.
Responsible for leading product innovation around Live Person's massive amounts of data and building new ways for Live Person’s customers to convert users to paying customers.
CEO and Founder of NuConomy, a next generation web analytics and advertising platform. NuConomy enables publishers and agencies to measure users' engagement and better monetize their audiences and inventory. NuConomy was sold to Live Person (NASDAQ:LPSN).
WPP is one of the leading advertising groups in the world. It owns a number of advertising, public relations and market research networks, including Millward Brown, Grey, Burson- Marsteller, Hill & Knowlton, JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, TNS, Young & Rubicam and Cohn & Wolfe.
Helped build new business strategies, customers programs and grow the team from 20+ to 80+ people in less than a year.
Helped to architect and develop some of the largest IT projects in the world. Worked directly with fortune 500 companies and helped them envision their IT platforms. Wrote and delivered tens of programming courses for organization all across Europe. Presented at multiple technology conferences for audiences of 50 to 3,000 people.
Architected, designed, and developed the technology platform from day one. Managed the development cycle and team.
Managed multiple teams and projects across many technologies and sectors.