Dr. Orna Berry

Corporate Vice President Innovation
EMC Centers of Excellence and R&D Centers
GM Israel Center of Excellence
Dr. Orna Berry is a recognized entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Israeli science, technology and venture capital industries. She is known for her efforts to promote excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation in Israeli society.
Dr. Berry has held a wide range of key positions with significant social and public impact throughout her career. She co-founded Ornet Data Communications Ltd, later acquired by Siemens; held the position of Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Israeli government; served as the Chairperson of the Israeli Venture Capital Funds Association (IVA) and was a Venture Partner at Gemini Israel Funds.
In addition, Dr. Berry served as the Chairperson of several bi-national funds, the BIRD Foundation (USA), the CIIRDF (Canada), as well as Korea (KORIL) and Singapore (SIIRDF) funds. She also negotiated Israel’s participation in the EU research and technology funds, and served on the EU research Advisory board.
Dr. Berry has also held a number of managerial and scientific positions, a research fellow in Unisys and IBM and chief scientist and program manager in Fibronics. She has also served as chairman of the board at PrimeSense, later acquired by Apple.
Since 2011, Dr. Berry serves as Corporate Vice President of Innovation at EMC Centers of Excellence and R&D Centers, and General Manager of the Israel Center of Excellence. Since 2009, she is the Chairperson of the Israel-Australia Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and the chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Academic College Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Throughout her career, Dr. Berry has been the recipient of various awards. In 2014, she received the "WITI Hall of fame" award, by WITI Women in Technology International. Every year, WITI recognize and honor the outstanding contribution women make in the scientific and technological communities around the world. In 2012 she was the recipient of the "Yakirat Ha'Negev" award from Ben Gurion University, which recognized her achievements and excellence in the technology industry, as well as her successful entrepreneurship ventures and profound involvement in establishing an EMC R&D branch in the Negev region.
In 2011 she was granted the Viterbi Award from the University of Southern California (USC) for her the ability to integrate entrepreneurship with professional excellence.