Yaron Ben David is Chief Digital Officer of Standard Industries. Standard Industries is a privately-held global industrial company operating in over 80 countries with over 20,000 employees. The Standard ecosystem spans a broad array of holdings, technologies and investments—including both public and private companies from early to late-stage—as well as world-class building solutions, performance materials, real estate and next-generation solar technology. Throughout its history, Standard has leveraged its deep industry expertise and vision to create outsize value across its businesses, which today include operating companies GAF, BMI, Grace, GAF Energy, Siplast, Schiedel, and SGI, as well as Standard Investments and Winter Properties. Learn more at www.standardindustries.com.As Chief Digital Officer, Yaron leverages his deep experience in advanced technologies, next-horizon digital capabilities, and cybersecurity to support existing technology partnerships and evaluate new ones at Standard. He oversees the cybersecurity team to ensure Standard’s approach continues to stay ahead of the curve and incorporate best-in-class risk mitigation solutions that meet the current and future needs of its businesses. Yaron joined Standard after 25 years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he served in senior leadership positions for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was the Deputy Commander of Unit 8200, at the rank of Colonel. In his roles with the IDF, Yaron led the implementation of several critical initiatives, including establishing a revolutionary cybersecurity framework, creating human-machine teams to process intelligence, and implementing a transformative cloud migration strategy.