Hanan is heading the Microsoft Accelerator in Israel, which is the first fully-owned and fully-operated Microsoft accelerator worldwide.
Before joining Microsoft Hanan founded and was the CEO of United Parents, a company that developed a revolutionary child protection service on the web. Before that Hanan was Director of Research and Development at Mercury / HP Software for the company’s fastest growing segment, its application monitoring solution, the Business Availability Center. Prior to that, Hanan was part of the founding team of Proficiency, a startup which aims to solve collaboration issues between CAD systems. At Proficiency, Hanan held several Research & Development as well as Product Manager positions. Hanan holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Business Administration (with distinction) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; he also graduated (with honors) the IDF academy of software (Mamram).