Ayesha Khanna Biography
Dr. Ayesha Khanna has been a keynote speaker for the world’s largest companies, governments and industry associations on artificial intelligence (AI), smart cities and innovation.
She is the Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm and incubator. Ayesha has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence and smart cities to leading corporations and governments. She also serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singapore government’s agency that develops and regulates its world class technology sector. She is the co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization.
ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia in 2017, and Ayesha was named one of Southeast Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs in 2018 by Forbes. She is also founder of 21st Century Girls, a charity that teaches girls coding and artificial intelligence.
Prior to founding ADDO AI, Ayesha spent more than a decade on Wall Street developing large scale trading, risk management and data analytics systems.
Ayesha has a BA (honours) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics.
One of the world’s leading AI practitioners with deep expertise in transforming businesses through artificial intelligence. Dr. Ayehsa Khanna’s clients include leading telcos such as Singtel (Singapore’s largest telco), Habib Bank (Pakistan’s largest bank), SOMPO (Japan’s largest insurance company), and Smart Dubai (Dubai’s smart city agency).
- Featured in cover story profiles in magazines such as Peak (Hong Kong/Singapore) and In The Black (Australia)
- Named one of Southeast Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine
- Featured in ZDF’s (Germany’s largest TV channel) documentary on twelve “Leading Women” around the world (2019)
- Profiled for her work in artificial intelligence in leading global publications including Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), Focus Magazin (Germany), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Dagens Næringsliv (Norway), Lëtzebuerger Journal (Luxembourg), Computer Sweden (Sweden), Information Age (Nordics), Forbes (USA), Business Times (Singapore)
- Named one of Singapore’s leading female entrepreneurs and a leading Asian fintech influencer by Fintech Asia
Ayesha is consistently top rated by clients as one of the most engaging speakers on the future of work and smart cities who is adept at “humanising AI” and illustrating difficult to understand technology trends with ease and storytelling.
Digital Transformation 2.0 Masterclass
Innovation in an Era of Disruption
Having advised some of the world’s biggest firms (telcos, banks, logistics, retail, healthcare) on their data-driven digital transformation, Dr. Ayesha Khanna offers actionable guidance on how to deploy AI and other new technologies in your organization. Connecting powerful tech trends to value creation for your business and navigating the cultural change and bold leadership required, Dr. Khanna’s masterclass helps executives catapult forward in their innovation journey.
Masterclass Duration: 120 – 150 min
- Develop an understanding of the key factors that drive successful
innovation through a variety of case studies.
- Use Dr. Khanna’s framework for assessing which technologies are
right for your business, and create a roadmap for deploying them.
Ayesha Khanna Videos
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Ayesha Khanna‘s Topics
Winning with AI: How Innovative Leaders Are Driving Growth
Top Ten Trends That Will Affect Your Industry
AI-driven automation, edge computing, industrial and nano-robotics, and human enhancement are just a few of the main trends that will significantly impact all industries in the coming 5-10 years. Using illuminating case studies, Dr. Khanna discusses how these accelerating technologies will both disrupt business models and operations but also open up new opportunities to lift your firm to new heights. With experience advising some of the world’s largest corporations on data-driven digital transformation and innovation, Dr. Khanna highlights the key technologies that you must include in your strategic planning for the decade beyond.
Future of Work: Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
AI, robotics, additive manufacturing, AR/VR, quantum computing, and gene editing are among the suite of revolutionary technologies that are disrupting every industry in the world. What do they mean for the future of work and jobs? Dr. Khanna takes you on a journey through the main forces that will reshape the corporate world and labor markets, emphasizing how each sector can leverage these breakthroughs to make workers more productive, innovative, and empathetic. This process of human-technology co-evolution will forever change how we view the global economy and our role in it.