Dr. Dembo has had a distinguished academic research career at Yale University and as a visiting professor at MIT. He was also the Founder and CEO of Algorithmics Incorporated, growing it organically from a start-up to the world’s largest enterprise risk management software company with offices in fifteen countries, over 70% of the world’s top 100 banks as clients, and consistent recognition as one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies. Following the sale of Algorithmics in 2005, he founded Zerofootprint, a venture focused on climate change that engaged more than 250 companies and many cities in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. More recently, he has developed a unique algorithm for generating forward-looking scenarios and is applying it to climate change in his latest venture, riskthinking.AI.
Dr. Dembo has received many patents and awards for his research and in 2007 was honored as a Lifetime Fellow at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.