Professor of Information Systems
Director, Entrepreneurship Program
Chairman, Doctoral Program
Prof. David G. Schwartz’s career spans both academia and business. David is professor of information systems, and former vice-chairman, at the Graduate School of Business Administration of Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His research has appeared in publications such as Information Systems Research, ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, JASIST, Review of Marketing Science, JMIR mHealth & uHealth, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. His books include Cooperating Heterogeneous Systems; Internet-Based Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory; and the Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, now in its second edition. David has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Informatics (2004), Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology (2007-8) and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (2017 and 2020-21). In 2016 he was awarded a Visiting Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand as well as a Visiting Scholar position at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. From 1998 to 2011 he served as editor-in-chief of the journal Internet Research and is currently an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems and of JMIR mHealth & uHealth. His main research interests are Cybersecurity, mHealth, Knowledge Management, Social Network Analysis, and Computer-mediated Communications.
David has served on the Board of Directors of multiple public companies including Psagot Investment House, Israel's leading investment house with over $35B assets under management (Acquired by APAX Partners, 2010); Cham Foods Ltd. (TASE), a multinational producer of ingredients for the food and nutriceutical industries; C.I. Systems (TASE) a producer of electro-optic systems for the military and semiconductor industries; and Copernic (NASDAQ: CNIC), an Internet search innovator (Acquired by DecisionPoint Systems/DPNI, 2010). For the past two decades David has been active in Israel’s world-class venture capital industry first identifying potential investments for a number of leading VC funds and then founding Apropos IT Ventures, an early-stage technology investment fund, serving as managing member of the partnership and chief investment officer. Prof. Schwartz received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University, USA; MBA from McMaster University, Canada; and B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, Canada.