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Ayesha Khanna  

The Leading Expert on Our Intelligent Future

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 clients such as SMRT, Singapore's largest public transport company, SOMPO, Japan's largest insurance firm, and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city. 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. Ayesha is also the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore.

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.

Speech Topics

Safety in Smart Cities - World Cities Summit (2014)

Cities are always evolving and transforming. To understand the changes to come, Khanna, who has over 15 years of experience in advising companies and governments on smart city related strategies and investments, explains how technology will recreate the urban environment, altering the way we live, work and innovate.

Hybrid Reality: How Technology Will Disrupt the Way We Live and Work (Realcomm 2014)

With previous experience analyzing emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications, Khanna shares with audiences how such technologies will disrupt and transform society, business and government.

Future of Jobs & Skills

What does the future hold for skilled workers? Based on her research, Ayesha Khanna offers an overview of what the key industries and jobs of the future are, as well as how workers will compete against automation and robots.

Education in the 21st Century

Ayesha Khanna is CEO of Technology Quotient, a company which develops content and technology platforms for the vocational and K-12 educational sectors. Sharing her knowledge of teaching 21st century skills to children — including concepts in coding, robotics and design — she shares with education audiences the skills we will need to empower ourselves to succeed in the future, and where and how to acquire them.


Q&A: Ayesha Khanna, Founder and Director of the Hybrid Reality ...

Ayesha Khanna, Founder and Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group focuse

Is Singapore the next Silicon Valley?

Ayesha Khanna, co-director of The Hybrid Reality Institute says these buildings give entrepreneurs a chance to rub shoulders with seed funding companies, ...

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