Mr. Zivan Ori is a seasoned technological innovator. Having served in an elite army technological unit, two of his projects have won the prestigious Israel Defense Award. Later he worked at Envara (acquired by Intel), and Onigma (acquired by McAfee). He entered the world of enterprise storage at IBM where he managed R&D for XIV Storage from 2008 to 2013. Before co-founding E8 Storage, he was one of the first employees at Stratoscale.
Zivan is a graduate of the Talpiot project, a prestigious army-sponsored program for outstanding R&D talent. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an MA in Linguistics (awarded with distinction) from University College London.