Daniel Gold

  • "Father of the Iron Dome"
  • Head of the Israel National Committee for Commercial/Civilian Cyber Research & Development
  • Former Head of Research and Development at the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

Dr. Daniel Gold is an expert on technology and innovation. He is best known for spearheading the creation of Israel's Iron Dome system during his time as head of research and development (R&D) at the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). In addition to leading his own technology company, Dr. Gold is head of the Israel National Committee for Commercial and Civilian Cyber Research & Development. 

Dr. Gold is a distinguished executive speaker. His presentations discuss innovation and Research & Development as well as the knowledge and experience in leadership he has gained over the years throughout his extraordinary career. His audiences include universities, business assemblies, public and private sector gatherings and government agencies.

 
  

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The Story of the Iron Dome

While he was the head of research and development (R&D) at the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) & the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Dr. Gold spearheaded the creation of Iron Dome rockets interception system, overcoming huge technological, management & bureaucracy barriers, including over ...

While he was the head of research and development (R&D) at the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) & the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Dr. Gold spearheaded the creation of Iron Dome rockets interception system, overcoming huge technological, management & bureaucracy barriers, including over-whelming opposition.

In this multimedia presentation, he presents the unprecedented worldwide breakthrough innovation story of the Iron Dome, which was developed in a record time of 3 years, at a low cost and with breakthrough performances. The "Iron Dome" has saved countless lives, coping with more than 6000 rockets while intercepting the deadly rockets aimed at populated areas, defended strategic sites, saving billions of dollars in damages and giving a vital strategic tool to the country leaders.

Iron Dome and Beyond: Shaping the Next Generation of Israeli Technology and Innovation

In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Gold presents the various breakthrough technologies from all domains (robotics, defense, intelligence, network/digital, cyber, and electric warfare), and shares the Iron Dome story and system. ...

In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Gold presents the various breakthrough technologies from all domains (robotics, defense, intelligence, network/digital, cyber, and electric warfare), and shares the Iron Dome story and system.

Coping with Ballistic Threats: From Concept to implementation

In this speech, Dr. Gold covers all the aspects of coping with ballistic threats: intel, warning, strike, land operations, active defense, and command & control. He offers fascinating insight into a few areas' main research and development sectors. ...

In this speech, Dr. Gold covers all the aspects of coping with ballistic threats: intel, warning, strike, land operations, active defense, and command & control. He offers fascinating insight into a few areas' main research and development sectors.

From Iron Dome and Electronic Warfare to Cyber Dome: Shaping the Next Generation and Beyond

This is an innovative, unique presentation about cyber security, which integrates concepts, technology and ideas with cross disciplinary fields, mainly from electronic warfare and rocket and missile defense. ...

This is an innovative, unique presentation about cyber security, which integrates concepts, technology and ideas with cross disciplinary fields, mainly from electronic warfare and rocket and missile defense.

Research & Development Strategic Innovation, Planning & Execution: From Practice to Methodology

The aim of this presentation is to present the experience of creating a successful, practical scheme of coherent multiple methodologies, which maximize the efficiency & effectiveness of investments and management of R&D while encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, educated risk-taking and ...

The aim of this presentation is to present the experience of creating a successful, practical scheme of coherent multiple methodologies, which maximize the efficiency & effectiveness of investments and management of R&D while encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, educated risk-taking and top performance. This strategic process was developed and crystallized in recent years, in the R&D of IMOD/IDF, and is unique because it relies on the practical hands-on experience, innovations and R&D management in Israel. The lecture will be accompanied with demonstrations and videos while focusing in Iron Dome project. 

Dr. Gold's Other Presentations

These include: Cyber Technology: State Of the Art Research & Development Breakthrough Resistance-Rich Ventures Untaught Lessons Learned in Project Management and Execution Importance of Design: Current Metholodies to Robust Incorporation ...

These include:

  • Cyber Technology: State Of the Art Research & Development
  • Breakthrough Resistance-Rich Ventures
  • Untaught Lessons Learned in Project Management and Execution
  • Importance of Design: Current Metholodies to Robust Incorporation

 

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Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold is the “Father of Iron Dome,” an unprecedented worldwide breakthrough innovation, which was initiated and led by him.

While he was the head of research and development (R&D) at the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) & the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Dr. Gold spearheaded the creation of Iron Dome rockets interception system, overcoming huge technological, management & bureaucracy barriers, including over-whelming opposition.

His persistence, vision and leadership resulted in the Iron Dome being developed in a record time of 3 years, at a low cost and with breakthrough performances. The “Iron Dome” has saved countless lives, coping with more than 6000 rockets while intercepting the deadly rockets aimed at populated areas, defended strategic sites, saving billions of dollars in damages and giving a vital strategic tool to the country leaders.

Dr. Gold holds two Ph.D’s, which he unprecedentedly completed concurrently within a period 2 years: a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D in Business Management.

He has held several positions as “division head” within IMOD and the Israel Air Force (IAF) including management of IMOD and IDF's main projects.

While he was the Head of R&D, in addition to “Iron Dome,” he was in charge of determining the military research and development policy for Israel including oversight of its execution. In charge of the R&D budgets and projects in all relevant areas of R&D, while overseeing the technology/systems life cycle: Infrastructure, basic technology, concept generation & feasibility studies, technological building blocks development, full-scale development (and production, integrated logistics support-ILS, upgrades, etc.). Projects were targeted for air, space, land, sea & joint applications and addressed different types of conflicts: High Intensity Conflicts (HIC), Low intensity Conflicts (LIC) and Counter-Terrorism. His responsibilities encompassed a wide variety of technological fields such as: electronics, cyber, communications, command & control, simulation, information technology, signal processing, intelligence, radars, electro-optics & lasers, Miniaturization, Operation research, munitions & missiles, Robotics (UAV- Drones, Ground & naval robotics), navigation, combating terrorism, survivability and force protection, defense against missiles and rockets (including the "Iron Dome,” which was initiated and managed by Dr. Gold).

After leaving active duty in the IDF/IMOD, Dr. Gold continues in his reserve duties with both. As a private citizen he founded Gold R&D Technology and Innovation LTD, and is its CEO. The firm is currently offering both consultancy and business -technology ventures & development. It is also involved in the development of various inter & cross- disciplinary areas from technology aspects, companies size aspects, innovation stage aspects and business aspects (local & international cooperation and market capturing).

Dr. Gold’s firm has also initiated and managed joint ventures for the commercialization of militarized dualuse (military and civilian) technologies and leveraged them, with proven business & operational market successes.

Dr. Gold is a distinguished executive speaker. His presentations discuss innovation and R&D as well as the knowledge and experience in leadership he has gained over the years throughout his extraordinary career. His audiences include universities, business assemblies, public and private sector gatherings and government agencies.

In addition to leading his company as CEO, Dr. Gold is the Head of the Israel National Committee for Commercial/Civilian Cyber R&D. He is also the Head of the R&D creative thinking prize committee of Israel defense and a Board member of Israel Brain Technology (IBT) Organization.

Dr. Gold was awarded the 2012 Israel Defense Prize for his initiation and management of the “Iron Dome” missiles/rockets defense system. Under his leadership, the R&D unit was awarded the Israel Defense Prize 7 times.

Dr. Gold was personally awarded several times for his technical-operational innovations, which led to exceptional capabilities of the armed forces. He is a four time recipient of the Israeli Air Force Prize and was also awarded the Singapore Defense Technology Distinguished Fellowship (SDTDF) Award. Selected “the man of the year” of 2012 by Forbes magazine Israel, Dr. Gold was also selected as one of The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life. He was also selected to be in the Top 100 inspiring & influencing Israelis, awarded 2014 “Knight of Government Quality” prize, the “Courage” prize, and the 2012 Israel Defense Prize