Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold is the CEO and Founder of Gold R&D Technology and Innovation Ltd., and Head of the Israel National Committee for Commercial/Civilian Cyber R&D. Gold served as Head of Research and Development at the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and held several division head positions within IMOD and the Israel Air Force (IAF) including management of IMOD and IDF’s main projects. He was awarded Israel Defense Prize in 2012 for his role in inventing and managing the “Iron Dome” missiles/rockets defense system. Under Gold’s leadership, the IDF R&D unit was also awarded the Israel Defense Prize seven times.