Speakers and Chairs Bios

Platzhalter Speakers
Guy Halfteck

Founder and CEO
of Knack



Guy is the founder & CEO of Knack. He grew up in Israel and served as a ship vice-commander in the Navy. He later studied law, economics and game theory at the Hebrew University, Columbia, and Harvard. He started Knack after getting turned down for an early-career leadership program at a New York hedge fund. That experience led Guy to look for a smarter way to showcase one’s talent than the traditional credentials, experience, and interviews. Going back to his game theory notes from a class he took at Harvard, he realized that behavior and signaling in games was the key to solving this problem. Building on these insights, Guy brought together a world-class team that includes people from game theory and design, computer graphics, behavioral science and computational neuroscience, software engineering, and artificial intelligence to develop a technology that gives people the power to discover and broadcast their talent, connect with opportunity, and realize their potential — all via mobile games.