Speaker Bio

Dr Abuobayda Shabat

Currently the head of Data Science Lab at Risk Insights, he holds extensive experience in data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms. He has developed, designed, and implemented various cutting-edge models in numerous industries (Telecommunication, Security and Retails). With a PhD in Artificial intelligence in the field of computer vision from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, he has enjoyed addressing an audience as a Senior Lecturer for seven years at Durban University Technology.

Since joining Risk Insights, he has been instrumental in building the A cubed rating platform with founder, for the unlisted ratings and optimizing the current rating system. He is a Member of Independent Ratification Committee at Risk Insights, Member of the Research Committee with Risk Insights for Henley Business School.

Risk Insights is a Data Science boutique with a key focus on ESG.  Risk Insights launched the first in Africa AI-powered ESG rating tool – ESG GPS™.  ESG GPS™ ensures the balanced application of global ESG standards to local realities.  All listed companies in major African Exchanges have been rated by ESG GPS™. A number of the ESG products have been launched by the company, including ESG GPS X-Ray and ESG GPS Ratings Watch.  It is a member of the World Economic Forum New Champions and founder of the World Economic Forum New Champions South Africa Chapter.  Risk Insights is a winner of a number of awards for its ESG rating tool ESG GPS™, including World Economic Forum, Environmental Finance *best ESG Data Provider Africa, The European.