AI Speaker Ayesha Khanna

Ayesha Khanna

Futurist & Artificial Intelligence Expert. Co-Founder and CEO, ADDO AI


Artificial intelligence has begun to inform every part of our lives—even the way we design and operate our cities. AI speaker Ayesha Khanna is the world’s foremost advisor on AI-related strategies, and one of AI’s most thoughtfully hopeful proponents. Events dedicated to the cutting edge of technology, the future of work and AI business strategy find their ideal keynote speaker in Ayesha Khanna.

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    Ayesha Khanna biography

    AI authority and sought-after advisor, AI speaker Ayesha Khanna is one of the world’s most influential strategic thinkers. A scintillating public speaker, Ayesha Khanna regularly addresses major organizations on the future of AI.

    Ayesha Khanna is co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions firm based in Singapore. Her strategic guidance informs everything from smart-city development to fintech and sustainability initiatives. Forbes has also named ADDO one of Asia’s leading AI companies, and Khanna one of South East Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs.

    As a member of the board of Infocomm Media Development Authority, she has helped Singapore become the world’s smartest city. She serves as an advisor to Smart Dubai, a similar initiative in the UAE. In addition, Khanna’s other clients include Singapore’s SMRT and Singtel, SOMPO, Japan’s largest insurance firm, and Pakistan’s Habib Bank.

    Prior to founding ADDO AI, Khanna developed large-scale trading, risk management, and data analytics systems for Wall Street. She then co-founded the Hybrid Reality Institute, which measures the social and economic impact of exponential technologies.

    Khanna is also a leading philanthropist, with a significant interest in supporting technology education. In 2014, she founded 21C Girls, which delivers coding and AI classes free of charge to girls in Singapore. Through Code in the Community, its partnership with Google, 21C Girls has taught thousands of children. A separate initiative, Empower, teaches AI in depth to young women in Singapore.

    Her insights appear in publications including the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Policy. Additionally, Khanna’s highly praised book Hybrid Reality makes the convincing case that we are co-evolving with technology. Her latest book is U+AI: Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Humanity.

    Ayesha Khanna Keynote Topics

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 Speaking Videos

    Ayesha Khanna - Sustainable Business
    Ayesha Khanna – AI and trust, from aspiration to execution

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