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Ayesha Khanna

Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI

Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator. She is a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to clients such as SMRT, Singapore's largest public transport company, SmartDubai, which is transforming the city's governance and service delivery, and YES Bank, one of India's largest banks. In 2017, ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia.

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 was co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze the social and economic impact of accelerating technologies. She directed the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics and has been a Faculty Advisor at Singularity University.

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.

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Ayesha Khanna is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, 1BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy. She has presented at major financial, technology and other industry conferences, provided high-level government briefings, chaired symposiums such as AI Asia and spoken at TEDx events.

Ayesha has a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and is completing her PhD on smart city infrastructures at the London School of Economics.

She is the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore. Ayesha lives in Singapore and Berlin.

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A speaker with her eye on our intelligent future: technology, innovation and 21 st century skills

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Automation, AI and the Future of Work

Five years from today, which industries will still require human labor and which will be automated to robots and algorithms? How can individuals prepare themselves and be innovative so that they can work effectively with artificial intelligence? As founder of innovation advisory company Technology Quotient (TQ), Ayesha shares her insights into the evolving workplace, emerging industries, and lessons for individuals and teams to add value to the new corporate environment. An essential primer for those who are seeking professional relevance in the 21st century.

Hybrid Reality - The 5 Trends that will Transform Humanity

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.

Smart and Sustainable Cities

By 2030, 70 percent of humanity will live in cities, the world’s capital and talent hubs. New technologies such as the Internet of Things and Big Data are being widely deployed in cities new and old, to improve infrastructure and quality of life, and to promote entrepreneurial matchmaking. As a leading expert and advisor on smart cities, Ayesha Khanna will tour today’s most innovative urban hubs and explain how successful future cities will leverage new technologies in ways that make urban life more efficient, sustainable, livable, and productive.

“Hybrid Reality effortlessly bridges many examples of our deepening entanglement with technology – from avatars to augmented reality to social robots – with profound and plausible scenarios for how our very sense of self will change. This book will
prepare you for the future.”

Stanford University

Publications

Hybrid Reality

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Straight Through Processing for Financial Services

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • Singapore

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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