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Yesha Sivan
ישע סיון
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BornApril 1966 (age 53)
Tel Aviv
Known forInnovating innovating...[1]
Spouse(s)Adeena Sivan

Yesha Sivan (Hebrew: ישע סיון; born April, 1966) is an Israeli-born entrepreneur and professor. Sivan is president of the Israel Internet Association [2] and CEO of the business platform i8 ventures.[better source needed] He is a visiting professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School, focusing on the topics of venture and innovation.


Sivan completed his Bachelor of Education and Cognitive Sciences (magna cum laude) in 1988, at the Tel Aviv University. He moved to United States in 1989 to complete his Masters of Interactive Technology at Harvard University. He furthered his studies and was awarded a Doctorate from Harvard University. His thesis about "Knowledge Age Standards" qualified with distinction.

From 1990-2000, Sivan was involved in post-doctoral research at the Program on Information Resources Policy at Harvard University.

Sivan has taken a Chinese name (习移山) that resembles the sound of his Hebrew name: 习 Xi 移山 Yi Shan.

习(xi), the last name, refers to the "learning" that he undertakes in his academia and life. 移山(Yishan), the first part of the name, sounds similar to "Yesha" and refers to the Chinese story about YuGong YiShan - The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains.

Academic career[edit]

Sivan was Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University.[3] His research focus is on,[4][better source needed] innovation and venture ("Employment Black Holes")[5]), mindful leadership (Orange Bike Workshop[6]), virtual worlds (3D3C platforms), and knowledge age standards. In 2011 he was appointed Editor in Chief of "Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR)" [7] In 2009-2013, he was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer of the MBA program of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, teaching such courses as "The Strategic Value of Information Technology." In 2009-2015, he was Professor & Program Head at Academic College of Tel Aviv, teaching courses in "Advance Applications in Virtual Worlds" and The Strategic Value of Information Technology." In 2013-2018: he served as Adjunct Professor at Tel Aviv University. In 2014-2016, he was a Visiting Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University for ExecMA level courses. In 2017, he was a Visiting Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong at the Dept of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics.

In his research on information technology, Sivan enumerates five different platforms for innovation: process, generative, ready-made, technological and "build-your-own" innovation platforms.[8]

Business career[edit]

Sivan is the CEO and founder of i8 ventures.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]

  • Sivan, Yesha (1996). Knowledge age standards: Present scope and potential use in education. Cambridge, MA: The Center for Information Policy Research, Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences. ISBN 1-879716-31-3.
  • Sivan, Yesha (1998). From the MTV age to the LLL age:The story of a knowledge infrastructure for the education industry. Even Yehuda, Israel: Reches Publications.
  • Sivan, Yesha (2001). Nine keys to a knowledge infrastructure:A proposed analytic framework for organizational knowledge infrastructure. Cambridge, MA: The Center for Information Policy Research, Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences. ISBN 1-879716-70-4.
  • Sivan, Yesha (2008). The next world: Second Life as an intro to the metaverse. Tel Aviv, Israel: Modan.
  • Sivan, Yesha (2013). 3D3C real virtual worlds 2010: Definition and visions for researchers. In Hebbel-Seeger, A. & Reiners, T. (Ed.), Synthetic worlds: Emerging technologies in education and economics. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Sivan, Yesha (2014). The venture ecosystem framework: messy, fast, and global six trends shaping the venture ecosystem in 2014. Coller Venture Review (CVR).
  • Sivan, Yesha & Even, Shmuel (2014). Managing intellectual property in the defense establishment: Opportunities and risks. Military and Strategic Affairs.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Sivan, Yesha (2016). De-know-polization: Universities facing the de-monopolization of knowledge research, teaching and service. Coller Venture Review (CVR).
  • Sivan, Yesha & Heiferman, Raz (2016). The PIE model: How CInOs can Plan, Implement, and Evaluate business-driven "innovating innovating". Cutter IT Journal.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)


  • Sivan, Y. (1999). Method for creating a knowledge map. Patent No. US 09/274,952.
  • Sivan, Y. (1999). Substrate for dynamic map. [Design application]. Patent No. US 29/102,419.
  • Sheaffer, G., Ur, S., Hirshberg, D., Sivan, Y., & Kaplan M., (2014). Remotely controlled crowd-sourced media capture. Patent No. US 20140218549 A1, WO 2014120244 A1 (Application via Intellectual Ventures).


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