Ayesha Khanna

Ayesha Khanna is co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions firm and incubator based in Singapore. She has been a strategic adviser on artificial intelligence, smart cities, and fintech to leading corporations and governments. Dr. Khanna serves on the board of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, the Singapore government agency that develops the country’s world-class technology sector to drive its digital economy and power its Smart Nation vision. She was named one of Southeast Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine. Dr. Khanna founded 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore. Previously, she spent more than a decade on Wall Street, developing large-scale trading, risk management, and data analytics systems. Dr. Khanna founded the Hybrid Reality Institute, wrote Straight Through Processing, and is co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. She has appeared in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, strategy+business, and Foreign Policy. Dr. Khanna has a BA (with 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.