Professor Moshe BenBassat, Ph.D. Biography
May 30, 1947
BORN IN TEL AVIV
1965 - 1967
1965 – 1967 MILITARY SERVICE
IDF military service – served as Medic in Infantry
1967 - 1975
1967 – 1975 EDUCATION
1967-1970 Tel Aviv University – BA in Mathematics and Statistics
1970-1971 Tel Aviv University – MA in Statistics and Operations Research – Schedule Optimization of Airline Crews Using Set Covering Models
1971-1975 Tel Aviv University, Ph.D. in Mathematics – Decision Analysis in Medical Diagnosis. (Developing new techniques in Information Theory, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the medical diagnostic process, and implementing these in software).
1975 - 1987
1975 – 1987 ACADEMIC CAREER
1975-1981 University of Southern California (USC), Institute of Critical Care Medicine – first as Post-doctoral fellow, then as Program Director of Medical Decision Support Systems (from the end of 1978 to 1981 the work at USC was only for part of the year).
1979-1999 Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Management and Business – Professor
1982-1987 UCLA, Computer Science Department – Visiting Professor (during 1984-1987 only for part of the year).
1985 - 1996
1985-1996 Founder, IET Intelligent Electronics, a consulting practice focusing on applications of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization.
1997 - 2015
1997 – 2015: ENTREPRENEUR – CLICKSOFTWARE
1997-2015 CEO and Chairman, ClickSoftware, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ since June 2000 (CKSW).
2008 – Present: ENTREPRENEUR – PLATAINE
2008 – Present Chairman, Plataine Ltd.
2015 – Present: SEMI-RETIRED
HAVING FUN WITH GRANDKIDS AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
Retirement? Not really:
- Back to science and technology, enjoying math and the renaissance of the new AI spring, see recent publications
- Affiliated with the Inter-Disciplinary Center, Hertzlia, a private educational institute modeled on Ivy League US universities
- Investor and advisor in new startups
- Workshops on: Startup Scale-Up, helping young entrepreneurs grow their startups from 5 to 50 to 50
SEPTEMBER 2019 – CLICKSOFTWARE BUYOUT
CULMINATION OF MY DREAMS FOR CLICK.
2019 – my faith has been vindicated! In 2015, ClickSoftware went private with private equity firm Francisco Partners acquiring the company for $450 million. Now the acquisition of Click by Salesforce values it at $1.35 billion! Compliments to FP for the excellent job they did managing Click’s people and operations. I have great respect for Salesforce’s remarkable accomplishments. I am very glad that they are the new home for my baby.