Artificial intelligence (AI) expert, Dr Ayesha Khanna is a thought leader in her field, having utilised her knowledge to support both public and private clients in developing innovative strategies for the future. Equally successful as an entrepreneur, Ayesha has a unique insight into AI solutions and a proven record of yielding impressive results. When booked as a speaker, Ayesha educated her audience on the future of work, the trends set to stay and how technology innovation is the key to growth.
As the Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, Ayesha established the business in 2017 to provide AI solutions to clients across sectors. Backed by more than two decades of experience in evolving technologies, Ayesha has supported such clients as SMRT, a public transport company, Habib Bank, Japan’s largest insurance firm and Smart Dubai, the smart city task force. Having an evident international influence has led Ayesha to be named by Forbes as one of South East Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs and her company, ADDO AI as one of the four leading AI companies in Asia. A pioneering woman in STEM, Ayesha is not only hugely successful in her business ventures, but as a role model in the industry.
Starting her career at Fitzgerald Analytics, Ayesha has grown from strength to strength to establish herself as a global leader. Having held several senior positions, Ayesha was driven to encourage more women into the sector due to a lack of diversity, and in 2014 founded 21C Girls, a charity that gives free classes on AI, robotics, and coding for girls in local communities. Continuing her global approach, Ayesha became a Member of the Global Future Council for the World Economic Forum in 2019, a role in which she offers leading insights on emerging technologies.
Thanks to her entrepreneurial ventures, media features and authored books, including ‘Straight Through Processing’, Ayesha is widely renowned as an authority on AI and technology. Discussing her varied expertise at such events as the AI Asia, and TEDx conferences ensures Ayesha is highly sought after by corporate clients to transform their success trajectory through education on the future of work, integrated AI and social technology solutions.