Mr. Shamir retired in 2015 from the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) after 24 years of service. In his last position, He served as the technology division head, in - rank equivalent to Major General. During his tenure, Mr. Shamir introduced innovative thought and paradigms that led the division to extraordinary performance.
Mr. Shamir had the responsibility for: R&D and manufacturing processes in a variety of disciplines, managing a technological unit of hundreds of engineers, total responsibility for all technological solutions which ISA uses.
Prior his last position Mr. Shamir served as the Head of Cyber R&D Department. Building the first cyber department in ISA and managing it. Leading Cyber Tools Development, and Building Cyber operation capabilities.
Since he retired Mr. Shamir has been involved in entrepreneurial activities with both startups and VCs, in the Cyber-Security and Health Care Technology domains. He also advises on strategic solutions for Cyber security and critical infrastructure defense.
Currently Mr. Shamir is the co-founder and CEO of Phonetica, a startup in the speech analytic for Health Care domain.
Mr. Shamir is also a Fellow at the Israeli International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), and holds a B.Sc. and Executive MBA, Magna Cum Laude, both from Tel Aviv University.