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Riskthinking.AI Names Dr. Shay Hershkovitz Chief Operating Officer

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May 25, 2022

Market research and climate change leader brings 25+ years of experience to riskthinking.AI team 

TORONTO – May 25, 2022 – Riskthinking.AI, a forerunner in data analytics for assessing climate-based financial risk, announced today that long-time consultant and research and strategy executive Shay Hershkovitz has joined the company as chief operating officer. Hershkovitz brings over two and a half decades of experience in the consulting and market research industries to riskthinking.AI, which works with global financial institutions, assessment firms and custodial banks.  

Hershkovitz began his career in the national security domain and academia, before establishing a competitive intelligence and market research firm. Since then, he was the Head of Research at the XPRIZE Foundation, where he led multiple studies on climate change with a focus on climate technologies. Shay is a former adjunct professor at multiple universities, an established author of dozens of scientific publications and books, and a frequent writer in U.S. media including WIRED, TechCrunch and He holds a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University, as well as an MA and BA in political science and Middle Eastern studies.

Hershkovitz’s extensive consulting and market research experience will help guide riskthinking.AI’s impact to fight climate change as the company expands its ClimateWisdom platform, which combines climate science, economics, data science, AI and software to provide the most comprehensive climate risk data and analytics available. Hershkovitz will drive riskthinking.AI to the market by displaying the power deep climate science knowledge and mathematical capabilities can have on our environment.

Dr. Ron Dembo, CEO, riskthinking.AI, said: “Shay brings the knowledge riskthinking.AI needs to bring our platform to the market effectively. He has had great success in previous leadership roles throughout his career and will spearhead our fight against climate change as chief operating officer.” 

Shay Hershkovitz, COO, riskthinking.AI, said: “ is leveraging the power of AI and ML to fight climate change. There is a dire need for clarity and transparency when it comes to climate risk management, and I am proud to join the team to help provide these vital data to the industry. By harnessing the power of AI, we are making assessments and predictions about our environment unlike ever before. I’m eager to see the positive impact that the riskthinking.AI team and I will have on the market with this emerging technology.” 


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