Itamar Shabtai

Itamar Shabtai is the Interim Director of CISAT, The Center for Information Systems and Technology and the Director of the Doctor of Technology Program at CGU, Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Shabtai was the Dean of the School of Economics and Vice Rector for teaching and quality. He is the Janusz Korczak Chair for Academic Education in The Digital Age at the College of Management Academic Studies. He also served as the head of the Information Systems and Data Analytics Program. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed an executive program Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Healthcare at Harvard University School of Public Health.

His main academic research interest is in the area of IT and Innovation, Healthcare Information Technology, Medical Informatics and Economics of Information systems. Another research focus is innovative educational and learning technologies to improve academic teaching and learning. His publications have appeared in Health Policy, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Health Informatics Journal, Health Policy and Technology and the Journal of Medical Systems, among others. Dr. Shabtai has been awarded several grants for his research including from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and the National Institute for Health Policy, among others.

Dr. Shabtai has more than 25 years of practical consulting experience in the IT arena. He led many projects focused on leading organizational change and the adoption of innovative enterprise-wide IT solutions. He has been a senior consultant to leading healthcare organizations, higher education institutions as well as private and public sector organizations.