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. She is the co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging
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 the 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 (honors) 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.
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.
In an age of ceaseless technology disruptions, there are deep patterns revealing how technology is reshaping our societies and businesses. In particular, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality and robotics are breakthrough technologies that will fundamentally alter life and work as we know it. Based on her provocative research, writings and advisory work on the emerging man-machine hybrid age, Ayesha Khanna takes audiences to the frontier of these emerging technologies from macro scenarios of how it will affect organizational culture and business models to how it will impact their lives at a very personal level. This is a mind-blowing look at the world of tomorrow, with lessons both organizations and individuals can take home.
Public-Private Partnerships At The Technological Frontier
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 centralized, top-down models to an ecosystem approach that is inclusive of corporate and civic stakeholders, especially digital native and data-driven companies. With a Ph.D. 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.
How can firms create a culture of creativity and entrepreneurial thinking? Successful companies have to motivate employees and freelancers, often in far-flung networks, using new platforms and tools that leverage specialized skills. Meanwhile, the talent wars are intensifying due to both globalization and automation. With close to two decades experience advising leading corporations, Ayesha uses cutting-edge examples from Google and GE to disruptive startups in emerging industries like Fintech, to provide an entertaining and enlightening glimpse into the mind of the 21st-century worker—and how to harness it.