Assaf has 3 decades of critical software and robotics experience. One exit as a Co-founder of OdiroTech, an autonomous diamond polishing startup, also one patent with Panasonic Avionics Corp. Prior to Vantage he was a Sr. Principal engineer at Symantec and was responsible for the design of key elements of the Norton CORE device (2017 Edison aware recipient, Time magazine best 25 innovations list, 2017). Before joining Symantec, he was Principle Engineer at Charge Point and he released the ‘Panda’, a linux based, connected smart home EV changer. He worked at Scanadu as a lead Firmware engineer , where delivered to customers a first of it’s kind medical Tricoder, the Scanadu Scout. Prior to that Assaf worked as a Sr. Engineer and team lead for Alert Logic delivering multiple projects cumulating with the Cloud and on-site Threat Manager Platform. Assaf worked as a Sr. Engineer for Panasonic Avionics for 7 years, delivering multiple high impact projects that still fly to-date on many commercial airliners. Those included specialized high-availability airborne servers, custom multi-path routing and routers code, virtual file-systems, and much more. His other passions are aviation and photography. He currently holds a commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, and aerobatics sign-off. In July of 2003, he broke the USA coast-to-coast speed record for the <1000 kg airplane weight class.