Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator.
She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to leading corporations and governments. Ayesha Khanna serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singapore government’s agency that develops and regulates its world-class technology sector to drive the country’s digital economy and power its Smart Nation vision.
Ayesha is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils, a community of international experts who provide thought leadership on the impact and governance of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
In 2017, ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia and Ayesha was named one of South East Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018. Her clients have included SMRT, Singapore’s largest public transport company; Singtel, Singapore’s largest telco; SOMPO, Japan’s largest insurance firm; Habib Bank, Pakistan’s largest bank; and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city.
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 Khanna was co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyse the social and economic impact of accelerating technologies. She has been named one of Singapore’s leading female entrepreneurs and a leading influencer in Asian fintech by Fintech Asia.
She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review.
Ayesha has a BA 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.
Ayesha Khanna is the author of ‘Straight Through Processing’(2008) and co-author of ‘Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization’(2012).
Ayesha is the founder of ‘21st Century Girls’, a charity that offers free coding and artificial intelligence training to girls in Singapore.
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AYESHA KHANNA: SPEAKER
As with all buzzphrases, when it comes to AI it can be difficult to distinguish between the hype and the reality.
As one of the leading minds at the forefront of the AI revolution, Ayesha Khanna helps organisations understand the real impact the technology will have on their work, and on business and society more widely.
Khanna has presented at major financial and technology conferences where she provides top level government briefings and chaired symposiums such as AI Asia.
Her speaking topics include:
WINNING WITH AI: HOW INNOVATIVE LEADERS DRIVE GROWTH
Artificial intelligence has been called one of the most significant technologies of our time. But what is the reality behind the hype? With some of the world’s most recognized companies as her clients, Dr. Khanna provides insights on how innovative firms are embracing data and machine learning to leapfrog competitors and win new customers in the process. She also provides recommendations for how your firm can accelerate its AI journey as well as use AI responsibly to engender trust amongst consumers and investors.
THE FUTURE OF WORK: HOW TO AMPLIFY 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.
SMART CITIES 2.0: THE FUTURE OF HOW WE WILL WORK, PLAY AND LIVE
New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, and robotics can offer urban businesses and citizens higher quality, more productive, and more sustainable lifestyles. The key shift underway is from centralised, top-down models to an ecosystem approach that is inclusive of corporate and civic stakeholders, especially digital native and data-driven companies. With a PhD in information systems focused on smart cities, Dr. Khanna delivers a comprehensive assessment of case studies and best practices on how to effectively implement and be part of the Smart Cities 2.0 paradigm.
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.
THE DISRUPTIVE FORCE OF THE NEXT INTERNET: ARE YOUR READY FOR CRYPTO, THE METAVERSE AND WEB3?
A tsunami of digital disruption is coming our way and will drive the next iteration of the internet will emerge. Dr. Khanna explains the new digital architecture that will revolutionise how we live and do business, explaining concepts like the Metaverse, digital currencies and crypto, and the hot buzzword Web3. By connecting the technologies with real-world applications, Dr. Khanna shows that these trends are not hype but will in face create enormous opportunities for creators and businesses to build products and reach consumers.