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Oren Raviv

Program Manager, Emerging Technologies, Israel


Oren Raviv is a program manager at IDC's Emerging Technologies group, where he provides comprehensive analysis on new technologies and business development consulting. His coverage includes digital media, specifically start-up companies, mergers and acquisitions, and promising industry trends.

Based on his work, Raviv received the IDC "Analyst of the Year" award for 2013.

Prior to joining IDC, Raviv was the co-founder and general manager of Gamebit, a leading mobile app developer, where he was in charge of the company's business development and strategic planning. In the past, Raviv also served as the executive editor of WIZ, Israel's largest digital media magazine.

Raviv holds a BA in Economics and Business from the Academic College of Tel Aviv.

On June 14, Recall Studios announced it has acquired artificial intelligence technology company Evolution AI for $200 million. Under the terms of the deal, Recall Studios will pay the acquisition price in the form of newly issued common sto...
On May 25th, video technology provider Kaltura announced its acquisition of interactive personalized video startup Rapt Media. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The move should enhance Kaltura's video engagement capabili...
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This IDC Market Note covers Microsoft's acquisition of conversational AI start-up Semantic Machines. IDC believes that this move will support Microsoft's efforts to develop conversational AI capabilities that enable users to interact with i...
Mastercard Acquires Oltio, a Mobile Payments Company

May 2018 - Market Note - Doc # CEMA43785218

by: Oren Raviv

This IDC Market Note covers Mastercard's acquisition of mobile payments technology startup Oltio from Standard Bank Group. "The acquisition enables Mastercard to expand its global footprint. The rising middle class in emerging markets such ...
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