First degree in Information Systems Engineering at the Technion.
MBA at the Technion.
Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: 1995-1999.
Yaniv included interdisciplinary studies in his curriculum and joined a team of doctoral students working with Prof. Dov Dori from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. His research dealt with: "The development of novel methodology for analyzing data systems".
How did you benefit from the academic benefits?
"Took courses from advance computer science studies. The multi-disciplinary approach of the program was very helpful and relevant for R&D management positions that required wide understanding of different disciplines."
Recommendations for the students of the program and/or future candidates:
Take the advantage of multi-disciplinary courses to get wider perspective that required in the industry.
Today (2018): VP R&D at Wix.
"Yaniv is an experienced leader of technological operations, who has been directing Wix’ R&D team since September 2011.
Prior to joining Wix, Yaniv served as VP Product and R&D at Pudding Media, a start-up providing a SaaS-based mobile advertising solution. From September 2001 for eight years Yaniv headed Comverse’s R&D Organization of Content Business. Previously, Yaniv served as the Director of R&D at EverAd, a startup in the music and advertising industry."