Yanki was born in Israel in 1962. He built his first computer at the age of 14, started his first business at 15, and was kicked out of school at 17. He’s been engaged with Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security for more than thirty years. In 1984 he developed KnowPro, To protect his software against piracy and illegal use, Yanki invented HASP, a hardware-based software protection key. With these two products, he started Aladdin Knowledge Systems in 1985. Under his leadership as Chairman and CEO, Aladdin grew to become a profitable global company. Since then, Yanki has been busy thinking and speaking about technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and human evolution, while nurturing a new love affair with molecular biology and biotechnology. His most popular lecture is titled - "Entrepreneurship, Technology, Evolution, and Singularity".