CISAT Clinical Faculty & Fellows 

Tamir Bechor – Clinical Assistant Professor

During my 30 years of managerial and professional experience in the Information Technology (IT) field, I have become more and more aware of the importance that leaders and managers across different professions gain knowledge of the blueprint for IT success and prepare themselves for delivering value through effective IT investments, while minimizing threats.

Creating a learning environment which will enable students to explore for themselves new ideas and extra knowledge, is what I strive for. I endeavor to keep the students' knowledge fresh and their attitudes positive, by creating a supportive, proactive and innovative learning climate.

I’m very excited for the opportunity to share my knowledge at CISAT and across several CGU schools, by promoting integrative and interdisciplinary dialogue among students and faculty, on the most relevant behavioral and managerial issues that the IT field raises.

Dr. Bechor's Short Bio

Tamir Bechor is a clinical professor at the Center for Information System and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, CA, USA. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Israel. His main areas of interest are Strategic Management of IT and Cyber Security Risk Management.

Tamir worked for over 30 years in the IT industry, holding top c-level positions. He has extensive experience in conducting strategic thinking processes and aligning organizational technology to dynamic environments. Tamir has a proven track record in providing comprehensive information and cyber security solutions worldwide for a wide range of technologies and industries.

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Brian Hilton – Clinical Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

I’ve always been interested in building – whether as a young boy building model airplanes or as an adult during my original career in the construction industry. I enjoy the process of creating practical artifacts. However, I began to realize that what seemed rather easy and intuitive to me – building systems, whether actual physical systems or information technology systems – was not necessarily easy or intuitive for most people. This realization has informed my research and development and teaching goals.

On the research and development side, I’ve been involved in many projects over the past decade. Many, but not all, of these projects have involved the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies – my main research focus area. Specifically, I’m interested in spatial information system development and the use of emerging technologies in information system development.

On the teaching side, I developed and implemented the GIS Solution Development specialization within the MSIST degree at CISAT. This specialization is designed to meet the educational needs of people who want careers developing transformative GIS solutions for organizations. The specialization is technical in its focus and is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create these applications. Recently, we initiated the Advanced GIS Lab at CISAT. The Lab draws on t he strengths of our existing efforts in GIS. It is my expectation and hope that the Lab will spark the same interest in building artifacts that I have in others and will help to support their educational journey.

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