GLOBAL LEADING EXPERT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. FUTURIST & PHILATHROPIST.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, ADDO AI. FOUNDER, 21C GIRLS.
«THE DISRUPTIVE FORCE OF THE NEXT INTERNET: ARE YOUR READY FOR CRYPTO, THE METAVERSE AND WEB3?».
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.
Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm and incubator. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence and smart cities to leading corporations and governments. Ayesha 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.
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 been named one of Singapore’s leading female entrepreneurs and a leading Asian fintech influencer by Fintech Asia. She also served on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on future skills and applied learning for emerging industries.
Ayesha Khanna is author of «Straight Through Processing» (2008) and co-author of «Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization» (2012) and author of the book “U + AI” on how artificial intelligence can benefit humanity.
Also she has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy.
In her opinion, 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.
Ayesha Khanna 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.
Dr. Ayesha Khanna keynote presentation was a crowd favourite. Khanna debunked fears about AI Technology, pointing to the crucial AI plays in the profession, improving efficiency, supporting teams and preparing for the future.