Jonathan Adiri

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Jonathan Adiri
Advisor President of Israel
In office
April 2008 – January 2011
PresidentShimon Peres
Personal details
Born (1982-02-12) February 12, 1982 (age 41)
Alma materSingularity University
Tel Aviv University
Open University of Israel

Jonathan Adiri (born 1982) is an Israeli digital healthcare entrepreneur and an advisor to former Israeli president Shimon Peres.[1][2]


Jonathan Adiri studied at the Open University of Israel from the age of 14 and graduated in 2000 with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. Adiri earned his MA in Political Science and Law from Tel Aviv University. He graduated magna cum laude in 2006.

Public service career[edit]

From 2005-2008, Adiri was Senior Policy Consultant for the Reut Institute, where he focused on national security.[3] Adiri was appointed the first Chief Technology Officer for an Israeli President under President Shimon Peres, from 2008 - 2011.[4][5] During his tenure, he devised a policy of technological diplomacy, forging a set of global collaborations in the water, space, agro, and biomedical fields. These collaborations helped enhance Israeli technology exports by more than $3.3 billion.[6] While serving as Chief Technology Officer for President Peres, Adiri was a member of the inaugural class of Singularity University,[7][8] where he was elected class president.[9][10][11] Adiri is a 2012 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.[12] He was a panelist on the 'Rebooting Healthcare' session at the 2016 conference in Davos[13] and on the 'Combating Rising Insecurity and Inquality' discussion at the 2017 conference.[14]

Business career[edit]

Adiri is the founder of,[15] a digital healthcare start-up leveraging smartphone and cloud technology to offer access to the benefits of color-based healthcare and medical imaging.[16] The app can help doctors diagnose patients using images from a smartphone.[17][18] makes kits for home urine test for infections, chronic illnesses and pregnancy-related complications through a mobile app. Patients use their smartphone camera to scan a dipstick and the app uses computer vision and artificial intelligence algorithms to analyze chemical color changes.[19] The company was identified as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer[20] in 2016 and 2017[21] The international design firm Designit partnered with to host the first mobile healthcare design hackathon in January 2014.[22][23] won the Ciudad De Las Ideas Gift Citizen award in 2013.[24] Adiri and were featured on two episodes of WIRED Magazine's docuseries 'Future Cities'; 'The innovation hubs of Tel Aviv & Ramallah'[25] and 'The power of fantasy'.[26] In June 2020 acquired the American startup inui Health, formerly known as Scanadu.[27] In September 2020, Adiri was selected to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 list.[28]

Published work[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Israel Test: Why the World's Most Besieged State is a Beacon of Freedom and Hope for the World Economy, George Gilder
  2. ^ Ahmed, Murad (2016-03-22). "Israel's medical pioneers treat depression with magnets". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  3. ^ Reut Alumni Network
  4. ^ "China's Leap Forward in Digital Medicine". BloombergView. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  5. ^ "Greetings From Future Camp". Popular Science. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  6. ^ שטרקמן, רותם (2009-06-26). "יהונתן אדירי רק בן 27 וכבר מייעץ לשמעון פרס: "בית הנשיא הוא כמו קרן הון סיכון"". TheMarker. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  7. ^ "Singularity University Names Graduate Summer Program Students". Marketwire. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  8. ^ Grimland, Guy (2010-08-13). "Singular Sensations". Haaretz. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  9. ^ "Singularity University: the school for changing the world — in pictures". The Guardian. 2009-09-03. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  10. ^ "At Singularity University, tech is seen as savior". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  11. ^ חרותי-סובר, טלי (2012-05-22). "טום פיטרס: "ג'ובס היה שמוק - לא ממליץ לאף מנהל לחקות אותו"". TheMarker. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  12. ^ "Microsoft Ventures Academy". Meetup. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  13. ^ "What can technology do for global health?". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  14. ^ "World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Programme" (PDF).
  15. ^ "Healthy.IO". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  16. ^ הירשאוגה, אור (2013-11-11). "OwnHealth של יהונתן אדירי ו-mirOculus זכו במקום הראשון בתחרות סטארט-אפים בד' אמריקה". TheMarker. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  17. ^ Israeli app uses smartphone camera to make medical diagnoses
  18. ^ "Why We Are So Optimistic About Israel". Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  19. ^ Mobile Urinalysis Startup Raises $60 Million
  20. ^ "Technology Pioneers 2016 - World Economic Forum". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  21. ^ "World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 List of Technology Pioneers" (PDF). World Economic Fourm. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  22. ^ "Designit and OwnHealth hack mHealth". Designit. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  23. ^ "The First Mobile Healthcare Design Hackathon in Israel — Designit TLV". Designit TLV. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  24. ^ LaCiudaddelasIdeas (2014-03-24), Gifted Citizen 2013 - La Ciudad de las Ideas 2013 "Dangerous Ideas". Parte 2, retrieved 2016-03-21
  25. ^ "'The innovation hubs of Tel Aviv & Ramallah': part two of WIRED's Holy Land documentary".
  26. ^ "'The power of fantasy': part three of WIRED's Holy Land documentary".
  27. ^ Farr, Christina (2020-06-26). ", Israeli maker of smartphone urinalysis tech, buys its largest U.S. rival". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  28. ^ "Fortune 2020 40 under 40 in Health - Yonatan Adiri". Fortune. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  29. ^ "Terror in the Court: Counter-Terrorism and Judicial Power in the Israeli Case Study Professional Pieces 1 Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 2008". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  30. ^ Peabody, Bruce (2011-01-01). The Politics of Judicial Independence: Courts, Politics, and the Public. JHU Press. ISBN 9780801897719.
  31. ^ "Counter Terror Warfare: The Judicial Front". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  32. ^ "5 tips for health-tech entrepreneurs". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  33. ^ "Gifted Citizen — Yonatan Adiri de 31 años, ganador de... | Facebook". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  34. ^ "Jonathan Adiri | World Economic Forum". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2016-03-21.

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