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Shay Hershkovitz

Chief Operating Officer

Shay has over 25 years of experience in the management consulting and market research industries. He began his career working in the national security domain and academia. He then established a competitive intelligence and market research firm and later joined several startups in leadership roles. He was also the Head of Research at the XPRIZE Foundation where he led multiple studies around climate change, with a focus on climate technologies. Shay is a former adjunct professor at multiple universities and the author of books and dozens of scientific publications. He writes regularly in U.S. media such as Wired, TechCrunch, and, and speaks to a variety of audiences. Shay holds a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University and MA and BA is a political science and Middle-Eastern studies. He also did postdoctoral work in political science at the University of Maryland.

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