“Odiogo turns blogs into podcasts.” — Jeff Pulver
Odiogo: give your text content voice and legs



The idea behind Odiogo came to Patrice our CTO when he was stuck in a New York underground and said to himself, "All this time wasted on the tube... If I only could use that time to read the hundred of news pages waiting for me on my PC...". Odiogo makes Patrice's wish come true.
Odiogo's mission is to provide innovative ways to distribute web content for consumption on the go, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

The Management Team includes:

Marc Kawam
Marc has over 15 years of entrepreneurship, sales, operations, business development, and marketing experience in high technology companies focusing on Content Providers, Telecom operators, ISPs, broadband carriers and entertainment and media industries. Marc was a founding member of iPIN, leading the development of its European operations, spearheading successful deployments totaling millions of monthly transactions with Europe's largest operators, including Orange, Wanadoo, Tiscali, T-Online France and Vodafone UK. Prior to iPIN, Marc directed the establishment of BackWeb's European operations. Marc previously was CEO of PF1 Systems, a software distribution and consulting firm he co-founded with the PILAT group in 1989. PF1 was the first distributor for BRM, the Israeli firm that started Check Point.

Patrice Kawam
Patrice holds an MS in Computer Science from the Computer Science and Advanced Technologies School (EPITA) in Paris. He was handpicked by Dr. Bertrand Meyer (creator of the Eiffel language) to join his selective team and spent two years in Santa Barbara. He then founded Pagoo in 1996 in San Francisco where he developed the first full VoIP residential phone service with Cisco. As VP Engineering, he oversaw the development and implementation of Pagoo technologies. Patrice executed the merger of Pagoo with RingCentral for which he worked as Director until November 2005.

David Zvilichovsky
David Zvilichovsky has 20 years of experience in the advanced technology sector with extensive experience in both technology development and financing. Amongst his various responsibilities, David is the Managing Director of Innovent, an investment & consulting boutique with a focus on technology intensive companies and Venture Capital firms. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Alon Technology Fund and Ramdor Technologies Ltd. as well as other private companies. David has professional and executive experience in R&D and product development as well as Corporate Management, Venture Capital and M&A transactions.
David holds a Ph.D. in Economics, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Tel-Aviv University. He also holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Cum Laude.

Frederik Durant
Linguistic Advisor
Frederik holds degrees in Romance Philology and Computer Science (spec. computational linguistics) from the University of Leuven, Belgium as well as an MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Frederik speaks five languages and has more than 10 years of experience in the speech, language and Internet technology business. He has held diverse technical and management positions at Siemens Nixdorf, Allmansland, Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Tellme Networks Europe and the University of Antwerp, working in diverse domains such as machine translation, data-driven websites, statistical language models for speech recognition, and biomedical text mining. For the last two years, he has been active as an independent consultant, mainly focusing on speech-driven phone applications.

Derek Fattal
Content Market Advisor
With over a decade of Internet experience at two of Israel's leading online newspapers, Derek began his career as a lawyer in London, before entering into news media at CNN's busy Jerusalem bureau. He joined The Jerusalem Post where he headed the company's news syndication service and also worked as a soccer reporter. He founded The Post's popular web site in 1985 eventually becoming VP of New Media, before moving to Israel's prestigious Haaretz newspaper to manage online business development at